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My ACS Tourmaline is set!

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hoofbeats95

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This is my first gemstone that I have set.

Here is the link to the pics of the stone.

I posted about getting my setting from InterGem here

So I put some of the pics in powerpoint. I read about that in another thread. Not sure I like the sizing.

Pardon the broken and rough nails. I spent the weekend out of town with my horse. I also forgot to clean the stone! But I''m too tired to take any more pics.

I really am happy with how this turned out. Please notice that the bottom of the stone is covered. I took pics of that. Not sure how well I like that. Mostly for cleaning purposes. The jeweler said he could drill that out. However, the color of the stone is enhanced by that. So for now I left it. I''d like opinions on that.
 

FrekeChild

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Pretty! I love the twisty shank.
 

hoofbeats95

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I''m still not so hot at taking pics. This was more about showing off the setting than the color of the stone. The color changes in certain lighting, but I can''t get my camera to focus on the ring in all types of lighting. So I went the easy route for these pics.

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hoofbeats95

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I get a lot of compliments on the round stone in the square halo. People seem to really find that interesting.

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hoofbeats95

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That''s all I took! I don''t know that I got the best diamonds or the best deal. But I really am pretty proud with how it turned out. It was a definite learning experience! I still don''t quite "get" how to tell for sure a stone will fit in a setting if it looks a little tight. I posted about that, but didn''t get any replies. So I''m still learning. But I had so much fun with this one. And it really sparkles like a disco ball in any kind of decent lighting.
 

cinnamon013

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OH MY! This is sooooo pretty! I love the stone and the setting. The round stone with the square halo is so awesome. I''m off to check out your other links.

Congrats! It''s wonderful!
 

marcy

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Very pretty ring.
 

hoofbeats95

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I don''t know if you can find the setting. I got it at the InterGem show that came to town. The vendor''s name was Golden Gate Jewelry. The card says the website is www.goldengatejewelry.com but I don''t see a working site at that address. I have phone numbers on the card, but no email. Is it a top of the line setting? No. Is it LOGR quality. I don''t have an LOGR setting to compare, but I got this setting cheaper than any LOGR setting that I liked. So I was happy about that. My jeweler said it was pretty well made. He warned me again pave, but I knew the risk with that going in. This ring won''t be an everyday ring mostly because of the color of the stone. I don''t wear a ton of green.
 

akmiss

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The setting is very pretty but I am really envious of that minty green stone! Good Job
 

Catmom

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Very pretty!!! What a wonderful first gemstone!!
 

icekid

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Cool setting- I love the split/twisting shank. Very pretty ring.
 

LaurenThePartier

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I love your new ring! The colour of that tourmaline is lovely, and that setting is so unique and delicate! Congrats!
 

T L

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I love round stones in square halos.

I love minty colored gems.

I love tourmaline

. . . so I guess that means

I REALLY REALLY REALLY (x3) LOVE YOUR RING!!!
 

loriken214

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Date: 3/29/2009 9:04:50 PM
Author: tourmaline_lover
I love round stones in square halos.

I love minty colored gems.

I love tourmaline

. . . so I guess that means

I REALLY REALLY REALLY (x3) LOVE YOUR RING!!!
ME, TOO!!!


Lori
 

mochi

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Very pretty!!!
 

platinumrock

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Beautiful!!!
 

hoofbeats95

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Thanks for the compliments everyone!

I was wondering what everything thought about the covered bottom? Anyone have a ring like that? I''m still pretty concerned about that.
 

T L

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Date: 3/30/2009 9:35:31 AM
Author: hoofbeats95
Thanks for the compliments everyone!

I was wondering what everything thought about the covered bottom? Anyone have a ring like that? I''m still pretty concerned about that.
I was actually going to mention something about the covered bottom. I think for a light stone, this is fine. It acts like a bezel and deepens the color a little bit. I think the color of your stone looks even better in the setting.
 
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