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#JOTW My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here!

mochiko42

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I'm THRILLED to share my new Paraiba ring from Yvonne Raley of Cecile Raley Designs! It arrived today and being the dutiful PSer that I am, immediately whipped out my phone and took a ton of photos. :D Excuse the photo load, I hope you enjoy~~!!!

I'd like to thank Yvonne for being all-around awesome, and for putting up with my nitpickiness and patiently and thoroughly answering all my many questions and anxieties during the design and production process. It's not the first time I've bought something from Yvonne and definitely will not be the last.

Also, a big thank you to everyone on the Colored Stones forum for fuelling my Paraiba obsession and for sharing beautiful eyecandy and ideas. ::)

Details
Center stone - Paraiba tourmaline from Brazil, 2.05 carats, 9.57 x 6.53 x 4.44mm
Setting - Yvonne's "Camellia" design in platinum, with 3 rows of 1.5mm diamonds, 1.5 mm Brazilian Paraiba, and 1mm Brazilian Paraiba respectively.
Ring size: 7


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Profile view
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Macro detail - look at the milgrain! And those FIERCE prongs! :love:
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With my new rosecut moonstone ring
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With my OEC
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Compared with my Mozambique green cuprian (taken with flash)
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Distance perspective shot
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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

It is gorgeous! And it's so substantial :) Enjoy wearing it!
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

What a stunning result Mochiko!!! The ring is gorgeous and looks so beautiful and balanced on your hand. I love the detailing and proportions but above all I love love love your Paraiba cab center stone :love: :love:
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

The detail is stunning! What a beautiful ring!
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

Wow, very cool, I love these flower style rings made by Yvonne, and yours is no exception!!!
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

Mochiko, I am in LOVE with your GORGEOUS new ring. Everything about it is perfection. :love: :love: :love:
The color, the setting the overall oomph...LOVE it!
Feminine, elegant and makes a statement. Not a shy beauty but confident, saucy yet sweet. :love:

Wear in health and happiness and please post a hundred more pics. At least. :appl:
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

Your ring is amazing.. seriously breathtaking. I had to go to the big computer to see it on the big screen!!! Stunning... :love: :love: :love:
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

Wow! It looks like a flower just landed on top of your finger. It is beautiful!
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

Oh my, what a spectacular ring!! Yvonne does stunning work. Enjoy it!!
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

So pretty! I love the fine detail! Chalk me up as another one who loves her color combinations!
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

Wow, you really know how to make gorgeous Paraiba rings, don't you, Mochiko? I love how different they are - this new one looks fit for royalty.
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

Gorgeous in every way! Makes a beautiful statement and looks perfect on your hand.
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

That is just beautiful! I love the color, so spring, caribbean, ocean, sky, all things beautiful!

I got a preview on instagram, but the hand shots are just lovely! :appl: :appl:

Gorgeous. :love: :love: :love:
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

It's beautiful, and I hope to see it in person next year!

DK :love:
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

Spectacular color!
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

Now that is a fabulous ring! Have fun wearing it!
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

Thank you everyone for the kind comments! I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos, arkieb, Alex T, missy, MayK, RaiKai, Laila619, tyty333, JDDN, AprilBaby and kgizo! As Missy requested, I have attached a few more photos :naughty:

nojs said:
It is gorgeous! And it's so substantial :) Enjoy wearing it!
Surprisingly it is very hefty and sturdy. I asked for it to be made in size 7 so I could also wear it on my middle finger. It's by far the heaviest ring I have due to the size and amount of platinum (as plat is heavier than gold), but once on I don't feel like it is too heavy. It looks delicate and is comfortable on the finger, but it feels like it's built like a
tank! (Good thing too considering the paraiba are fragile gems.)

Acinom said:
What a stunning result Mochiko!!! The ring is gorgeous and looks so beautiful and balanced on your hand. I love the detailing and proportions but above all I love love love your Paraiba cab center stone :love: :love:
Considering that you have THE two Paraiba rings which set the standard for me on PS for Paraiba, this is high praise indeed! :)) Yvonne did an amazing job and she is so great to work with. :love:

minousbijoux said:
Wow, you really know how to make gorgeous Paraiba rings, don't you, Mochiko? I love how different they are - this new one looks fit for royalty.
Thanks minous :D I may reset my cuprian ring somewhere along the road, though. The curse of being a picky PSer!
I have to say that my green cuprian ring still has more glow to it than this cab, but this one has a strong turquoise blue color and also has more finger coverage. Both are beautiful to me. :love:

dk168 said:
It's beautiful, and I hope to see it in person next year!
DK :love:
Definitely, you need to try it on next time! It has the finger coverage you like.. :naughty:

iLander said:
That is just beautiful! I love the color, so spring, caribbean, ocean, sky, all things beautiful!
I got a preview on instagram, but the hand shots are just lovely! :appl: :appl:

Gorgeous. :love: :love: :love:
Haha yes I will definitely be posting more photos on Insta too. :) It reminds me of the Andaman Sea in Krabi, Thailand, where I went for vacation a few months ago. Ahh.. vacation ;-)

Outdoors, around 5pm.. showing more greenish hue in the late afternoon light.
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A few more photos.. (yesterday, indoors by the window on a cloudy/rainy day)
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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

Wow, absolutely gorgeous! :love:
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

Ohhh, that's stunning!!! I love it!!
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

I love all your new photos!!!!! It's so beautiful!
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

Exquisite!!!! :| :love: :love: . Love everything about the ring and it looks right at home on your finger. Details are wonderfully executed. I love the overall oval shaped flower pattern just delicious! :lickout:
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

HI:

What the heck-o-rama gorgeous!! :love: Well done... :appl:

cheers--Sharon
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

Beautiful on you, mochiko42!!! :love: I just love flower themed rings and this is definitely one of the best ones. That moonstone one is pretty fabulous too. Amazing collection!
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

This ring is so pretty! I love all of the delicate details! The stone is a gorgeous color and shape. It looks amazing on you! :love:
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

Thank you Catmom, yennyfire, pinkjewel, DandT,canuk-girl Sharon, diamondseeker, lovesvintage, and Crystal24k!! :)

The light was finally a bit nicer today (it stopped raining!), so I managed to get a few nice photos (can you see the reflection of the buildings in the center cab? :bigsmile: ) OK I'll stop posting so many photos... for now. :wavey:

With its shabby-chic Mozambique cousin
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A few glamor shots in the Mrs Box
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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

mochiko42|1461849983|4024563 said:
Thank you Catmom, yennyfire, pinkjewel, DandT,canuk-girl Sharon, diamondseeker, lovesvintage, and Crystal24k!! :)

The light was finally a bit nicer today (it stopped raining!), so I managed to get a few nice photos (can you see the reflection of the buildings in the center cab? :bigsmile: ) OK I'll stop posting so many photos... for now. :wavey:

With its shabby-chic Mozambique cousin
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A few glamor shots in the Mrs Box
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Love your new photos!! I also ordered a Mrs. Box type box for my camellia!! These little flower rings just seem to need them :lol: Love the color of yours- mine is much lighter and more of a tiffany blue.
 

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Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

It's just stunning!
 

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mochiko42|1461648882|4023635 said:
Also, a big thank you to everyone on the Colored Stones forum for fuelling my Paraiba obsession and for sharing beautiful eyecandy and ideas. ::)
And I am thrilled to find more pictures of your new ring here and you are welcome (for succumbing to the Paraiba pressure). I was looking all over PS for it and you know I rarely peek over here unless whacked over the head and dragged here. It is so classy, clean, and huge!
 
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