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My new spinel and setting dilemma

Discussion in 'Colored Stones' started by dannyandterry, Jun 11, 2009.

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  1. dannyandterry
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    by dannyandterry » Jun 11, 2009
    I was going to wait to post my spinel separately when it arrived should be here on Monday. I bought this beautiful spinel from Michael E at gemshoppe.com after months of pestering him for a spinel. Anyways It looks amazing from the pictures, it started out a light lavender rough, then apparantly after cutting it, it became a color changer, which I''m so excited for, It appears to change from two distinct color as Michael described it. Incandescent lighting it turns this purplish color, outside, it turns medium blue. so I''m not sure what kind of setting to put this in? I like this halo but is this too much going on? i''m so used to solitaire but I want to oomph my collection a bit. what do you think? I thought of doing a simple soltaire with the hand over hand whiteflash double prongs or this, or something else? it is 6.5mm

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  2. Gypsy
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    by Gypsy » Jun 11, 2009
    Three stone with bullet or trap sides???
     
  3. dannyandterry
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    by dannyandterry » Jun 11, 2009
    ooh, that sound great too, and I almost bought a LOGR with baguettes, but when I inquired to change the head, he said that he would need the baguettes much larger, only problem is then it would have been too wide E/W. I might have to talk to him some more about it [​IMG]
     
  4. Gypsy
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    by Gypsy » Jun 11, 2009
    I''d look at Unique settings and Adwar too. Seriously. They polish up great when you buy them through a good vendor.
     
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    by dannyandterry » Jun 11, 2009
    ahh, yes, I''ll look through them and stuller too... so many choices.
     
  7. packrat
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    by packrat » Jun 11, 2009
    I like the antiquey one of the 2 you just posted. Gypsy had a good idea to check those other places..you could browse forever on those sites seems like!
     
  8. icekid
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    by icekid » Jun 11, 2009
    Ooooh I saw that stone posted and thought it looked nice. Love the color change! Baguettes vs halo? Hmm, think I''d halo that baby [​IMG]
     
  9. Lady_Disdain
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    by Lady_Disdain » Jun 11, 2009
    I was drooling over that stone as well!
     
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    by Barrett » Jun 11, 2009
    Nice color and the change is something a little extra...very cool!
     
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    by T L » Jun 11, 2009
    Beautiful spinel!! I can''t wait for you to get it. How about setting it on a diagonal. I have a similar colored cushion shaped spinel (it''s a lilac in some lighting and more pink in others). I took pics of it on a diagonal in my LOGR. I haven''t set it yet though.
     
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    by dannyandterry » Jun 11, 2009
    thanks everyone for your kind comments on the spinel. Yes TL, I would love to set it at a diagonal, I've always wanted my previous princess ering to be set that way, so my heart still wants a stone in the kite position, there is a setting on Ebay can't remember who the seller but i"ve saved it and sent a question and he's in the US and its a very simple setting with 1.5 pointer diamonds down the shank, very delicate, but its quite the boring head... just your standard pegged straight prong head, however he can turn and position it for me which I'm leaning towards.
     
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    by loriken214 » Jun 11, 2009
    LOVE the color change....amazing spinel!!! [​IMG]

    Lori
     
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    by dannyandterry » Jun 11, 2009
    Thanks Lori - I''ll have actual pictures up next week, maybe then the setting will jump out at me.
     
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    by VRBeauty » Jun 11, 2009
    Oh my. What a LUSCIOUS stone.

    (I hope I spelled that right, especially since I was using all caps and all. [​IMG] )

    Can''t wait to see your pictures!
     
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    by dannyandterry » Jun 11, 2009
    Thanks VRBeauty- oh don''t you worry I''ll take loads of pictures when she arrives. [​IMG]
     
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    by Lovinggems » Jun 12, 2009
    It''s beautiful, I like your solitaire idea.
     
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    by chrono » Jun 12, 2009
    That’s really pretty; I saw it elsewhere was debating whether to inquire about purchasing it myself. I’m glad it’s going to a good home. Since it is a light and bright stone, you have many setting options. You can go the halo route or bezel and semi-bezel or prongs. I like the suggestion of having it set at an angle. I have seen a few antique settings where the prongs are also offset at NSEW.
     
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    by dannyandterry » Jun 12, 2009
    Thanks LD, and Chrono - yeah, I''m leaning away from split shank for this one, definitely angled. thanks everyone for your comments and input. can''t wait to get it set. Fot the halo idea- i have another gem on the way so that''ll probably be haloed[​IMG]
     
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    by Catmom » Jun 12, 2009
    The spinel is gorgeous!! Color changers are so much fun and have so much personality. Congratulations. [​IMG]
     
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    by dannyandterry » Jun 12, 2009
    thanks Catmom- my first one, and a changer at that[​IMG]
     
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