Find your diamond
Find your jewelry
shape
carat
color
clarity

My first Paraiba. Please send setting ideas!

fiona00004

Brilliant_Rock
Premium
Joined
Oct 28, 2012
Messages
752
Oooh boy...not a Brazilian Paraiba virgin anymore! I got too excited so I snapped a couple of terrible photos right after opening the package in my car just outside post office (sorry!)

I would like to wear it in a pendant, 18k yellow gold, with the point downwards. Now, how open should the gallery be to maximize glow?

Also, slide pendant or with a bail for more movement? The options are endless! I was thinking bezel set too.

I like a simple bezel like the HEART_CVB_2.jpg heart in the attached photos. I find it hard to find a picture of a trillion pendant exactly how I want it though....ideas welcome!!! My trillion is 5.8x5.8mm MVIMG_20200220_164956.jpg MVIMG_20200220_164923.jpg HEART_CVB_4_LT.jpg
 

Garnetgirl

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Dec 7, 2014
Messages
521
Further to what @T L said, I believe that bezelling puts strain on the stone as it is being set. Of course any stone can have a risk.

If you want to take a chance, here is a jeweller in Ottawa who does lots bezel settings.

https://www.disegnojewellery.ca/

I have had 3 garnets and a diamond done in bezel designs by her. She sends the setting work out to specialized artisans who only set stones.
 
Last edited:

chrono

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Apr 22, 2004
Messages
37,193
How clean is the tourmaline? It is going to be fairly protective as a pendant and if you want the bezel look, I would go for prong set but with a slight metal surround which will give the bezel look without the bezel risk.
 

Garnetgirl

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Dec 7, 2014
Messages
521
Probably best not to take a chance with such a beautiful stone.
My goodness, what a lovely colour! I never thought I liked turquoise, until I saw paraibas.
 

fiona00004

Brilliant_Rock
Premium
Joined
Oct 28, 2012
Messages
752
I might wait, save up and try to see if David Klass can make a pendant for it ;-) unless there's a really good Canadian artist who can do it ;-)
 

T L

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Sep 20, 2008
Messages
23,226
I think it's quite included inside. I don't really want to take a chance at damaging the stone, so I agree with ruling out a bezel I think (please excuse my horrid hands. So dry!!! MVIMG_20200221_120738.jpg MVIMG_20200221_121338.jpg MVIMG_20200221_120819.jpg
Tell your jeweler not to stream clean it or put it in an ultrasonic cleaner either. Jewelers use them frequently after setting a stone.
 

fiona00004

Brilliant_Rock
Premium
Joined
Oct 28, 2012
Messages
752
Tell your jeweler not to stream clean it or put it in an ultrasonic cleaner either. Jewelers use them frequently after setting a stone.
Thank u TL! I never even thought of that!!
 
  • Like
Reactions: T L

GLbluegreen

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jun 14, 2015
Messages
128
That is one of the most beautiful color's of paraiba I have seen. To me color is king. I own a small round from Paraiba International but it is not of the highest quality, Still pretty but nothing comparable to yours. May I ask who you purchased this through, I have seen some similar ones on an Etsy vendor. I am always on the hunt for one with more saturation and glow and I would be thrilled to find one similar to yours. Enjoy this beauty.
 

fiona00004

Brilliant_Rock
Premium
Joined
Oct 28, 2012
Messages
752
That is one of the most beautiful color's of paraiba I have seen. To me color is king. I own a small round from Paraiba International but it is not of the highest quality, Still pretty but nothing comparable to yours. May I ask who you purchased this through, I have seen some similar ones on an Etsy vendor. I am always on the hunt for one with more saturation and glow and I would be thrilled to find one similar to yours. Enjoy this beauty.
@GLbluegreen I purchased from desertrose on Instagram. She sometimes posts on loupetroop I think. She was at the Tuscan gem show and was posting different gems. I really wanted her to get me a paraiba

She still have some for sale I think!
 

GLbluegreen

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jun 14, 2015
Messages
128
@GLbluegreen I purchased from desertrose on Instagram. She sometimes posts on loupetroop I think. She was at the Tuscan gem show and was posting different gems. I really wanted her to get me a paraiba

She still have some for sale I think!
Thank you for responding. I have seen her instagram posts so I will keep an eye out. Such a beauty !
 
Be a part of the community It's free, join today!

Need Something Special?

Get a quote from multiple trusted and vetted jewelers.

Holloway Cut Advisor



Diamond Eye Candy

Click to view full-size image.
Top