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MakingTheGrade

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I recently got my leuco garnet set, it's about 1 ct, and was described as having a color like a K/L colored diamond. I usually only post my rings in the CS forum, but though you guys might like a fancy shaped stone that's a bit of a diamond mimic.

Setting by Hearts of Water, who I LOVEEE working with.

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wow, it's seriously incredible! I love it in all the different lighting situations, it looks lovely in all of them.
 

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Wow! I've never seen a Leuko garnet before! How unusual and lovely!!' :love: :love: :love:
 

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That's really interesting. I've never heard of a Leuco Garnet before.

What are its properties? Is it fairly soft? Is it refractive like a diamond? That's an interesting cut too.

Thanks for sharing!
 

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iota15|1467881775|4052452 said:
That's really interesting. I've never heard of a Leuco Garnet before.

What are its properties? Is it fairly soft? Is it refractive like a diamond? That's an interesting cut too.

Thanks for sharing!
It's basically a colorless grossular garnet. It is decently hard as far as color stones go, 6.5-7.5 on mohs scale. Generally considered ok for rings (tsavorites are in the same family of garnet). It's not as refractive as a diamond but again, does well for a colored gem stone. About comparable to sapphires.

One of the things I love about colored gems is you can get into all sorts of fun shapes! This ring was part of a 3 ring parcel from hearts of water. I sent her 4 stones to set.

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Very interesting - I didn't know such a stone existed! Your ring is very pretty - thanks for sharing!
 

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Acinom|1467892465|4052480 said:
What a stunning ring!! And it looks so beautiful and flattering on your beautiful hand.
I love your new parcel of rings. Sally did such a great job. Her rings are so well proportioned and feminine but with with a lovely edge. I like :love: :love: :love:

Could you also post your beauties in the Sally HOW thread: [URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/the-show-your-sally-heart-of-water-thread.216691/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/the-show-your-sally-heart-of-water-thread.216691/[/URL]
Great idea! I just have to pic which photos! Lol
 

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MakingTheGrade|1467885343|4052460 said:
iota15|1467881775|4052452 said:
That's really interesting. I've never heard of a Leuco Garnet before.

What are its properties? Is it fairly soft? Is it refractive like a diamond? That's an interesting cut too.

Thanks for sharing!
It's basically a colorless grossular garnet. It is decently hard as far as color stones go, 6.5-7.5 on mohs scale. Generally considered ok for rings (tsavorites are in the same family of garnet). It's not as refractive as a diamond but again, does well for a colored gem stone. About comparable to sapphires.

One of the things I love about colored gems is you can get into all sorts of fun shapes! This ring was part of a 3 ring parcel from hearts of water. I sent her 4 stones to set.
Thanks for posting in SMTB! I love the shape of your leuco garnet and the setting is so pretty and unique! Your other gems are beauties too- what kind of gemstones are they?
 

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They are a crystal opal , and a tsavorite and welo opal in the wrap ring. It was a garnet and opal themed parcel!
 

JDDN

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Really beautiful and I love the setting! Your collection is fabulous!!
 

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It's beautiful!
 
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