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My Tiny "Crown" Jewels Project

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by voce, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. voce
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    by voce » Aug 14, 2019
    Haha, Bron, I'm a bit jealous of people who browse auctions and score deals. I have no confidence when it comes to the bidding process and second guess my decisions all the time. We all have our strengths, and you have so many exquisite pieces yourself! :)

    Thank you for the poem, if it was supposed to be a poem. :p

    Thank you, Yelena, and welcome to PS!

    Ooh, yay, that means a lot to me, missy! :)
     
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  2. voce
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    by voce » Aug 14, 2019
    Aw, thank you!

    Thank you thank you, I'm glad I came up with something like this, but surely you're overpraising my creativity.

    Thanks T L, that is an excellent idea, but then I'd have to design a colorful jester hat pendant :D
    I'll be sure to give you a shout out if/when I do.

    Thanks, you have many fun pieces too! Your tsavs are bamboo for your panda!

    I used Inkscape. It's a free version of Adobe Illustrator without Pantone colors built in. I don't know since I'm an amateur, but there might be other bells and whistles not in the free software built into Illustrator.
     
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  3. voce
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    by voce » Aug 14, 2019
    Thank you, I love the heaps of praise but surely it's not good for my ego or character! :p
     
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  4. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Aug 14, 2019
    :kiss2: Wow!!! That was such a fun project and a lovely story.
     
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  5. dk168
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    by dk168 » Aug 14, 2019
    I must admit to having been that set of stones for a long time.
    I was going to have them made into a 5-stone ring, just waiting for funds to be available.
    Good to see they have gone to a good home within the PS community.

    DK :))
     
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  6. deorwine
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    by deorwine » Aug 14, 2019
    Such a neat ring!

    What is this "too much color" you speak of? No such thing! Honestly, the thing I love most about it is that it combines all those different colors. I'm a sucker for color! And reds, greens, and blues are my favorite!

    I echo everyone else in saying it was super cool to read about your process. (And you draw well! When I try to draw jewelry designs it comes out looking very strange, lol)
     
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  7. voce
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    by voce » Aug 14, 2019
    @deorwine have you seen my Easter paraiba ring before? That one's even more colorful if you're a sucker for color. Link to vendor pics only, since my hand pics are scattered about and it's harder for me to find them.
    To be perfectly honest, in the paraiba thread there were a lot more "likes" for classic (just paraiba and white diamond) rings than for this paraiba ring. I think my tastes with combining many colors is not mainstream.
     
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  8. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » Aug 14, 2019
    do you mind if i save your ring for my screen saver voce ?
    its pretty and it makes me smile and feel happy
     
  9. voce
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    by voce » Aug 14, 2019
    Go ahead, I don't mind at all. I'm glad it has that effect for you, too. :geek2:
     
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  10. alltheflorals
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    by alltheflorals » Aug 15, 2019
    Insanely adorable and such a joyful piece!
     
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    by Tekate » Aug 15, 2019
    PS NEVER ceases to amaze me! the beauty of rings is unparalled here. Your ring is stunning. I can't say enough times, I love it! it's briliant and BRILLIANT! :love::love:
     
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  12. ilovegemstones
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    by ilovegemstones » Aug 15, 2019
    I think it is so amazing that you came up with this idea! It is fantastical! I loved seeing all the pics. So happy for you and glad you started a thread on it! :appl:
     
  13. Arcadian
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    by Arcadian » Aug 15, 2019
    Straight up BALLER! :appl::appl: thats a really great looking ring!!
     
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    by ZestfullyBling » Aug 15, 2019
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    Love this photo!:love:
    This a very extraordinary piece!!
    Wish I had an ounce of your creativity. :))
     
  15. SparklePolo
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    by SparklePolo » Aug 15, 2019
    What a colorful, unique ring! So full of personality :love:
     
    


    


  16. voce
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    by voce » Aug 16, 2019
    Thank you for the kind words, everyone. I just came up with the idea and the layout, but I don't deserve all the credit; the reason this ring looks so lovely is because Yvonne Raley and her team at Cecile Raley Designs sourced awesome colored gems and did a great job on setting them. It was just the right amount of metal between the gems, and the ring was made comfortable to wear.
     
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    by deorwine » Aug 16, 2019
    Ooh, I love this! I am not really a Paraiba person (hence probably why I haven't seen it) but I love the scattered colors around. I do think it's nice with the one large stone as a focus and all the little bright stones around it -- I was playing with trying to design a multicolor ring where the colors were all the same size all in a row, a while back, but it never went anywhere because it seemed just a little too much and there wasn't any focal point. (Your crown ring does the same thing in the sense of focusing the color, only with the suite of tsavs as the focus, as well as the crown shape providing a unifying focus.)
     
  18. voce
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    by voce » Aug 16, 2019
    I think you're quite good at articulating your points! I hadn't thought of the crown shape as providing a unifying focus until you brought it up. When I do these layouts, I just think about what colors would look nice next to the most important gem(s), and well, with the paraiba, I could have just gone with one colored stone all around the center gem, but I thought all those colors looked nice and I wanted it all! So then I played with various ways to arrange all the different colors in a symmetrical and geometric pattern. But, I think that for anything that might be considered art, there should be a center or most important focal point.
     
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    by prs » Aug 16, 2019
    This is the one ring to rule them all.!!! =)2 @voce I hope you feel like a Queen when it's on your finger. :love:
     
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  20. voce
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    by voce » Aug 16, 2019
    I don't feel like ruling yet. I feel like a princess with no responsibilities, not a queen. :P2
     
  21. Diamond Girl 21
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    by Diamond Girl 21 » Aug 21, 2019 at 11:06 AM
    What a unique and cool piece....very pretty. Congratulations.
     
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    by Ceilimom » Aug 21, 2019 at 1:27 PM
    They are such luscious colors though, unique and very pretty.
     
  23. Ibrakeforpossums
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    by Ibrakeforpossums » Aug 21, 2019 at 5:44 PM
    What an achievement - congratulations! You'll never see yourself coming and going with that ring. Thanks for sharing.
     

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