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Tartansparkles

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I'm looking for some russian demantoid melee on Instagram, does anyone have any experience with any of the sellers? Or any recommendations? I want to create a band to match with my chunky blue ziron ring so I bought some 2mm test stones - the 2mm were just too dainty so I'm thinking I'll need 2.5-3mm stones (which may end up being too expensive).
 

Rfisher

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I'm looking for some russian demantoid melee on Instagram, does anyone have any experience with any of the sellers? Or any recommendations? I want to create a band to match with my chunky blue ziron ring so I bought some 2mm test stones - the 2mm were just too dainty so I'm thinking I'll need 2.5-3mm stones (which may end up being too expensive).

Not Instagram
But I do have some from YR
I really like them, even though some lean cool and some lean warm and different faceting styles. I got a few different sizes though.
 

Tartansparkles

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I have been eyeing up the stones on YR Etsy store, but there is a stubborn streak in me that when I can only find one vendor selling something I go all out looking for alternatives. I love the sparkle of my zircon and thought the sparkle plus different kind of greenishness of the dematoids might compliment one another.
 

bright&shiny

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I have been eyeing up the stones on YR Etsy store, but there is a stubborn streak in me that when I can only find one vendor selling something I go all out looking for alternatives. I love the sparkle of my zircon and thought the sparkle plus different kind of greenishness of the dematoids might compliment one another.

I think Jim McCormac has some up for Sunday…
 

voce

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I have been eyeing up the stones on YR Etsy store, but there is a stubborn streak in me that when I can only find one vendor selling something I go all out looking for alternatives. I love the sparkle of my zircon and thought the sparkle plus different kind of greenishness of the dematoids might compliment one another.

I don't know her Insta handle, but Tandi aka Desert Rose? She had listings on LT, and I bought demantoid from her via LT, but she's knowledgeable and can source you good ones. You might even be able to find her Insta account name of you search the LT listings, or if someone else here knows it and shares.
 

Musia

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I'm looking for some russian demantoid melee on Instagram, does anyone have any experience with any of the sellers? Or any recommendations? I want to create a band to match with my chunky blue ziron ring so I bought some 2mm test stones - the 2mm were just too dainty so I'm thinking I'll need 2.5-3mm stones (which may end up being too expensive).

Hello, try this vendor, he is in the capital of the Ural mountains. https://www.instagram.com/p/CROEQ1DIT6o/ 2ctw, 3mm each. I got some assorted mele (10 pieces in all different diameters, bigger and smaller) from him that looked like this. IRL they were slightly less green (I don't mind, I wanted them for their crazy sparks). Most of the stones in my collection are from him, and were examined by a very respected gemologist/appraiser.
 

Tartansparkles

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@Tartansparkles maybe mine were yellower on pictures. Right next to the box with mele is a super neon green, top color. icm_fullxfull.279303474_lhsik74zaf40ww44w000.jpg

Thanks @Musia those are gorgeous green colours, the box of melee are the what I'm looking for, to compliment rather than compete with the zircon. I'm also messaging someone in Insta, I'll come back with their username and comments.
 

voce

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Hand carved emerald ring done, and I couldn’t be more pleased! The texture is so beautiful.

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Super beautiful work. Congrats! Who made the setting?
 

leslie1956

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Simple project here, but fun :) I scored a beautiful pair of 7 mm blue zircons from a nice PSer on LT. Dan is designing a stud setting with a pretty tulip shaped cup (not sure if that's the right term) and six prongs. For safety sake, I requested a threaded post, don't want to lose these guys :)

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GemmaBella

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Simple project here, but fun :) I scored a beautiful pair of 7 mm blue zircons from a nice PSer on LT. Dan is designing a stud setting with a pretty tulip shaped cup (not sure if that's the right term) and six prongs. For safety sake, I requested a threaded post, don't want to lose these guys :)

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Those zircon are gorgeous! Will look fab as earrings!
 

MissSarah

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I recently started going out on a daily basis again for work and all of my "I'm over collecting and making jewelry" thoughts dissolved. I'm having so much fun switching it up every day! I'm excited about making things again.

My husband gave me the small sapphires from my Multicolour wishlist for my birthday, so I'm putting together a three-stone ring. It'll have colorless accents.
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MissSarah

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Well, as it turned out, the measurements the ebay seller provided for the setting were way off. So, I ended up putting my brown and peach sapphires in this one. I am concerned about the ends of the marquise in a setting made for an oval, but it is cut really flat and was well-seated. I'm putting at least one of the blues in a vintage toi et moi setting next.

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T L

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I was at Intergem looking for settings for some of my current gems, so what do I buy?

More gems.

I could kick myself, but Vancegems (a highly reputable colored gem dealer and lapidary) had some old stock with great pricing. I got this deep bluish green Namibian demantoid of 2.4 carats for only $200. It has some inclusions, but nothing eye distracting. It’s so bluish irl, the photos can’t capture it. It’s even bluer than the 1.1 Namibian cushion I wear all the time. The color reminds me of the Dresden green diamond. The fire is incredible! I have to set it. I posted it below in top of an empty setting.

I also got this bright orange precision cut spessartite of 2.4 carats for $125. Not bad!!


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