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faegrace

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and it looks like it was worth the wait! :D
Michael sent me these photos and I will do my best to take more when it arrives.
The pictures touched my heart so when I saw them: the botanical vision realized.

My very first venture into the world of custom CS jewelry. (happy sigh)

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tyty333

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Wow! The profile is gorgeous! Who did the setting???
 

ooo~Shiney!

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Oh How Beautiful ! :love: :cheeky: :love:
I can't wait till you get it, I must see it on your hand !!!!
 

faegrace

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ty ~

Thank you! Michael E. made the setting and I have to say that I am pleased with the delicacy and balance.

MTG ~

That was the word I used when thanking Michael. LOL Thank you too.
 

faegrace

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shiney ~

Thank you! I cannot wait to get it home! Due via UPS on Thursday. I am a lousy photographer but I will give it my best. Any suggestions on how to get a decent pictures?

~ faegrace
 

minousbijoux

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That is absolutely beautiful! You designed that? Wow, you are a natural - I can't believe that is your first attempt at designing something!

Brilliant job and congrats to Michael E as well! :appl: :appl:
 

faegrace

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MB ~

I take very little credit, actually. Michael interpreted any vision I had. I think it was a different type of project for him though, if you go by his website.


Thank you, MB :)

And thank you, Novel. :) I may die of impatience now though.
 

packrat

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Yay! It's gooorgeous! Michael did a fabulous job-can't wait to see it on your hand! C'moooon Thursday!
 

faegrace

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packrat ~

He did an absolutely awesome job! :appl: You know it's special when I take a look at my hands and wish I wasn't such an avid gardener... (not that I'd wear it then; it's just that my hands aren't what they used to be)

~ faegrace
 

Arcadian

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:love: :appl: Gorgeous! Its really a lovely work of art! I can't wait to see some hand shots!


-A
 

faegrace

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Arcadian ~

Thank you for the compliment! How is your project with the luscious blue/green coming along?

~ faegrace
 

Burberrygirl

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Very pretty ring, Faegrace. The design is so delicate and feminine. I love that green against the yellow gold. :))
 

faegrace

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Kitty and Burberry ~

Thank you both so much!
I am not typically a YG fan but in this case, it works (and hey, YG looks better against my skin anyhow!) Need some delicate YG sparkles for my ears now.

~ faegrace
 

T L

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Really delicate, feminine and lovely. Great details.
 

faegrace

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TL ~

Thank you!

I was wondering the other day what our choices in CS and/or jewelry say about each of us...? Hmmm.
I mean, think about it, we know each other by what we post not only in terms of commentary but obviously in terms of our gems and jewelry.

~ faegrace
 

Aoife

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Ah, just beautiful! Congratulations to you and to Michael E.
 

artdecogirl

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Faegrace, It's lovely! I really like the flow up the sides towards the stone and the leaf prongs, awesome design! I know what you mean about the gardening, I wear gloves but.... oh well. No one will notice your fingers anyway, they will be too busy gazing into that beautiful stone!
 

faegrace

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Aoife ~

Thank you; I am hoping there will be more projects to come (my aqua and my spess) but he seems pretty busy. Go figure. LOL Best of luck with yours. :)

ArtDeco ~

Thanks for the assurance! I only wear gloves to scrub the bathroom. :oops: I am soooo bad about needing to feel my hands in the dirt.

Yes, the tourmaline looks lovely. I wasn't so sure when I first got it but now :love:




~ faegrace
 

happybear

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This is absolutely stunning!!

I really like the color ombination and the total flow of the design. It's a real work of art!

Looking forward to your handshots. :wink2:
 

Indylady

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Wow, now that is a work of art! Can't wait to see your handshots.
 

JewelFreak

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That is a real stunner! Congratulations to you and Michael E. Can't wait to see your pics when it comes.

--- Laurie
 

baby nurse

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That color gold with the green looks amazing together and I love the style of the ring. Can't wait to see your pictures!
 

faegrace

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Happybear, IndyLady, Jewelfreak, and Baby Nurse ~

A big 'thank you' to each of you!

I am so happy to have found a place that shares the creativity and inspiration that is part of the love of coloured gems. :D

Happy Day, Everyone!

~ faegrace
 

athenaworth

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I've been searching the 'net for his site, can you link it to me? I'm looking to set a green tourmaline and I would love to see his other work.
 

faegrace

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Athena ~

Hello! Certainly: http://www.thegemshoppe.com

When checking out Michael's site, I would say to bear in mind that he is capable of many more styles than shown AND that he is up for the creative process. I found him helpful, not overbearing. That was important to me (i.e: I found he could come up with ideas as well as create CADs that beautifully interpreted my vision).

I hope that helps.

~ faegrace
 

athenaworth

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Thank you so much. Are his prices $, $$, or $$$? And what was his turn around time?? (sorry to be such a nosey rosy)
 

faegrace

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Athena ~

No, I appreciate that you'd like to know.

The turn-around time for my ring has been about a month, from initial concept to completion. That said, there were a few glitches along the way (e.g: the diamonds were held up in shipping due to horrendous storms on the east coast). I found Michael to be responsive any time I had a question and he definitely kept me aware of where he was at each stage of the process.

I found his prices very reasonable as he essentially used a formula of the cost of the alloy + the cost of the diamonds + intricacy of the design, to determine price. He kept it within budget, easily, w/o compromising my desires. Have a budget though. That way he can have a platform upon which to build.

Both turn-around time and cost will obviously be dependent on your specific wishes. BTW, I was EXTREMELY nervous going into this. I wasn't even sure about the tourmaline (yeah, Barry just loved all my questions with that!) Michael put me at ease with his experience and I didn't feel like one in a herd of cattle, if you know what I mean.

~ faegrace
 
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