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My first lab blue spinel

paragon1234

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I realised I should have posted in this forum instead about my lab blue spinels from Ian Robinson of PrecisionCutGems. He's been so nice to work with, he even sent them to me before payment so that I could decide if I wanted to keep them (which of course I do).

I received them today and I gasped when I saw them. They are such a vivid blue. Cameras always struggle with reds and blues, so the first photo is the most representative of the colour.

As I said before, I will be making a pair of earrings and a pendant out of these. Maybe halos with the yellow-green demantoid garnets I got from Mastercutgems? Or pale purple tanzanites? Or something else?

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dk168

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Lovely stones, thanks for sharing! :kiss2:

They scream neon pink halo at me, however that's my personal preference.

DK :))
 

dk168

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paragon1234

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@paragon1234 Yay for another UK lapidarist! Beautiful stones! :kiss2:
What were his prices like if you don't mind me asking?
It was really reasonable imo. The lab ruby was £100 and this set of 3 was £210. Given it's 20+ hours of his time he's clearly not in it for the money. I think he might have given me a discount because his other stones are more like £140 each.
 

dk168

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@Niffler75 rabbit hole alert, however, it may already be too late!

DK :lol-2:
 

lovedogs

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wow, lovely! does he have a website? EDIT: Nevermind, I saw you put it in your other thread.
 
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swaye2010

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I agree that something pink would look great. The yellow stones would look better with a warmer diamond. The blue/yellow combo reminds me too much of school colors. The purple tanzanites don’t quite match. You could pick up some loose lab diamonds in a 2.5-3 mm size or something bright and pink as other’s have mentioned.
 
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