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#JOTW Mozambique paraiba tourmaline in Leon Mege French cut ring

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  1. Art Nouveau
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    by Art Nouveau » Oct 17, 2010
    After a long wait, I finally have a Mozambique paraiba tourmaline ring and I love it. The stone is a 5.52 carat cushion blue/green (kind of turquoise) copper bearing tourmaline from Mozambique. The color reminds me of the Carribean sea. It glows, but not as much as the much more expensive paraiba from Brazil. The setting design is mostly Leon's idea. I believe he is on a French cut 'kick'. The shank has tapered French cut diamonds, 6 on each side, channel set with milgrain edge. The stone is set with 8 claws coming from 8 pave prongs. One French cut diamond is incorporated into the pave gallery on each side.

    AN

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    by Art Nouveau » Oct 17, 2010
    Re: Mozambique paraiba tourmaline in Leon Mege French cut ri

    More photos:

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    by Art Nouveau » Oct 17, 2010
    Re: Mozambique paraiba tourmaline in Leon Mege French cut ri

    Trying to show the glow:

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    by SB621 » Oct 17, 2010
    Re: Mozambique paraiba tourmaline in Leon Mege French cut ri

    oh my goodness- that paraiba just glows!!!! gorgeous ring! hand shots please!
     
    


    


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    by athenaworth » Oct 17, 2010
    Re: Mozambique paraiba tourmaline in Leon Mege French cut ri

    Wow . . . just . . . wow
     
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    by rubyprincess » Oct 17, 2010
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    Spectacular! Wow!
     
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    Re: Mozambique paraiba tourmaline in Leon Mege French cut ri

    Gasp!
     
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    by pancake » Oct 17, 2010
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    Oh my goodness, I LOVE that ring - I am not a coloured stone girl at all but that stone looks like tropical reef waters on a sunny day :love:
     
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    by slg47 » Oct 17, 2010
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    oh my gosh! beautiful!!!
     
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    by packrat » Oct 17, 2010
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    :love: Holy cow that is gorgeous!
     
    


    


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    by Cachette » Oct 17, 2010
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    Stunning, stunning ring!!!! I do love the color of your stone!!! :love:

    Enjoy!

    Cachette :))
     
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    by boodgie » Oct 17, 2010
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    just gorgeous. one of the most beautiful stones and settings that I've ever seen. leon mege has out done even himself!
     
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    by PinkTower » Oct 17, 2010
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    Oh, that is just absolutely gorgeous. I cannot imagine what it must look like in three dimension; I have never seen one. I know you will enjoy wearing that beauty.
     
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    by Matata » Oct 17, 2010
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    :love: :love: :love: :love: You simply have to post more pictures. Congratulations; it's a stunner.
     
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    by oranges » Oct 17, 2010
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    *picking up jaw from the floor* WOW! Your ring is absolutely incredible---the stone is positively glowing and the setting is just absolutely incredible :love:
     
    


    


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    by PearlDahhhling » Oct 17, 2010
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    Wow, that is just spectacular! The color is amazing! And as always, Leon did an amazing job with the setting. The french cut diamonds are to die for. All around a definite show stopper!
     
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    by dreamer_dachsie » Oct 17, 2010
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    Good lord! It is spectacular!
     
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    by Venice » Oct 17, 2010
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    Perfection in every way! Lucky you! :appl:
     
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    by alene » Oct 17, 2010
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    Wow, it's beautiful!
     
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    by Upgradable » Oct 17, 2010
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    Art, your new piece is nothing short of Magnificent!!! Oh, how I would love to crawl inside your jewelry box!! :lickout:
     
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    by piratefan » Oct 17, 2010
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    :-o <stunned silence> This ring is absolutely amazing :love: WOW-EY!! Spectacular really! I do believe this is now my ALL TIME FAV LEON SETTING :appl: Really really beautiful!! But if I may be so bold...can we have some handshots of that beauty??? Pretty Please! :D
     
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    by kelpie » Oct 17, 2010
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    Man, What a rock! I love the setting. So sweet and yet so sinister...
     
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    by asscher_girl » Oct 17, 2010
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    Oh AN, it is amazing!!!! I was just thinking about you and this ring yesterday and wanted to email you to see if you've received it yet. Leon did an amazing job, I'm so glad you went with the french cuts. I cannot wait to see this in person! Congrats!!!!
     
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    by Brown.Eyed.Girl » Oct 17, 2010
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    Oh my. That is INCREDIBLE. And what a color - so glowy!
     
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    by Catmom » Oct 17, 2010
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    AN, it's absolutely breathtaking! What amazing color and glow. I'm in serious awe!
     
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    by Love Street » Oct 18, 2010
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    Wow that is just STUNNING!!!!! :love: :love: :love:

    What an amazing gem, and a perfect setting! Love the French cut in the gallery too - such a beautiful touch with the pave.

    Just so GORGEOUS!! Enjoy!!
     
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    by Tiffany223311 » Oct 18, 2010
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    Beautiful ring, wear it in good health.
    Would you mind me asking how much it cost for the mounting?

    Thx
     
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    Oh. My. GOODNESS!!!
     
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    by Love Street » Oct 18, 2010
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    Wow I keep coming back to look! It is sheer perfection!

    Would you mind sharing some more stats? I'm curious to know the width of the shank and the total carat weight of the French cuts. They are such a different animal.

    That tourmaline is just magnificent!!
     
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    by missydebby » Oct 18, 2010
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    holy freekin mother of god.

    The most beautiful colored stone ring I've ever seen. The single french cuts on the sides are genius. The tapered are beyond amazing.

    *bows down*

    BTW, there is no way you could give us too many photos here. I'm requesting that you go on a photo freakout and post at least like 20 more. All angles, hand shots, what not.

    :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
     

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