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vintagelover229

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Hello again PS CS community!
The time has come to let my AVR go and my husband would like to put a CS (not blue sapphire) in its place. My AVR measures
Width: 7.47mm
Length: 7.45mm
Depth: 5.04mm

Budget-$500 or less

Colors I like-bright greens, color change stones, rubies (unlikely I know so a nice red stone in general), rich purples, neon colors,etc. I'm fairly open as long as the color is bright and lively and will fit into my setting :) I haven't found much-but I also don't have a whole lot of time to hunt. Needs to be fairly hardy too-I'm a bit of a clutz! Unless I can get an opal to fit into my fishtale prong setting (unlikely?) then I'll baby it since I adore opals.

In an ideal world it would be a precision cut, but for the size I need I realize that's unlikely. Not sure if lab created is the route I should go to get more bang for my buck? I realize that's likely a no no to most of you guys, but like I said-I'm pretty open. Hubs wants me to wear my old set as a RHR :)

Ready, set SHOW ME WHAT YA GOT (please!)

Also-I'm not sure if a cab would fit in my fishtale prong setting? I'll be sending my ring to GOG and they'll be setting whatever you all help me find :)
Thanks SO MUCH!
 

arkieb1

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Check out what Jeff Davies has for sale on ebay and F/B. Something like a really bright blue zircon or blue topaz would work in that setting, or maybe a pink or purple spinel, he also usually has some nice bright apple green peridots. You might have to get someone like him to custom cut something for you for it. I am not sure you could go with a cab as they would have to cut the prongs off and redo them in order to house it properly.

Something like this would fit if you like purple, or you could ask Yvonne to find you something within your budget;

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/264367850/neon-purple-or-grape-rhodolite-garnet?ref=shop_home_active_68
 

Niel

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A neon chrysoberyl will always be my goto cheap (er) stone that looks great in white metal and is durable
 

vintagelover229

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arkieb1|1472568807|4071435 said:
Check out what Jeff Davies has for sale on ebay and F/B. Something like a really bright blue zircon or blue topaz would work in that setting, or maybe a pink or purple spinel, he also usually has some nice bright apple green peridots. You might have to get someone like him to custom cut something for you for it. I am not sure you could go with a cab as they would have to cut the prongs off and redo them in order to house it properly.

Something like this would fit if you like purple, or you could ask Yvonne to find you something within your budget;

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/264367850/neon-purple-or-grape-rhodolite-garnet?ref=shop_home_active_68
Thank you for that etsy shop, I'll check it out. That is more of a grape than I enjoy (I'm picky about my pinks and purples) but thank you so much for the link :)

chroman said:
How do you feel about pink spinel? This is a tad smaller, but is precision cut:

<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">ht...product/page/293/Gem+1725-+Pink+Spinel</span>
I'm not sure what will/won't fit into my setting but Jonathan will know. Thank you for the link, it's beautiful! Wasn't thinking of pink but maybe I'll change my mind!

chroman said:
A little wider and a little deeper, but here's a precision cut blue zircon:
<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">ht...om/store/p164/2.82_ct_Blue_Zircon.html</span>

Any idea how much leeway there is in your current setting? Finding something exactly 7.5x5 is going to be tough!!
Zircon-I've recently seen a necklace on LT that has me swooning over it. I'm sure that the depth is adjustable more than the width, a bit smaller or larger shouldn't be difficult I don't think...

Niel said:
A neon chrysoberyl will always be my goto cheap (er) stone that looks great in white metal and is durable
It would! I'll look up that one in some of the shops I've been eyeing. I LOVE neon-and maybe I'll have some luck with that! It was a stone I wasn't even thinking of so thank you Niel!

rockysalamander said:
Does you setting require a round? Can you use a square cushion?

Gemstone Project
<a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/217486646/289ct-coppery-peach-zircon?ref=shop_home_active_84" class="skimlinks-unlinked" data-skimwords-word="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F217486646%2F289ct-coppery-peach-zircon%3Fref%3Dshop_home_active_84" data-skim-creative="500005" title="">https://www.etsy.com/listing/217486646/289ct-coppery-peach-zircon?ref=shop_home_active_84</a> - $300 :love: (over budget)
<a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Amethyst-Uruguay-Best-Colour-Ever-Found-Round-Cut-Natural-/232004980391?hash=item3604930ea7:g:AusAAOSwuzRXfcru" class="skimlinks-unlinked" data-skimwords-word="http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FAmethyst-Uruguay-Best-Colour-Ever-Found-Round-Cut-Natural-%2F232004980391%3Fhash%3Ditem3604930ea7%3Ag%3AAusAAOSwuzRXfcru" data-skim-creative="500005" title="">http://www.ebay.com/itm/Amethyst-Uruguay-Best-Colour-Ever-Found-Round-Cut-Natural-/232004980391?hash=item3604930ea7:g:AusAAOSwuzRXfcru</a>


<a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Purple-Colour-Change-Shift-Garnet-1-66ct-Mozambique-Natural-Rare-/232066002138?hash=item3608362cda:g:~wYAAOSwdIFXxokz" class="skimlinks-unlinked" data-skimwords-word="http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FPurple-Colour-Change-Shift-Garnet-1-66ct-Mozambique-Natural-Rare-%2F232066002138%3Fhash%3Ditem3608362cda%3Ag%3A~wYAAOSwdIFXxokz" data-skim-creative="500005" title="">http://www.ebay.com/itm/Purple-Colour-Change-Shift-Garnet-1-66ct-Mozambique-Natural-Rare-/232066002138?hash=item3608362cda:g:~wYAAOSwdIFXxokz</a> :love:

Dan Stair
<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">http://www.customgemstones.com/SAPPHIRE/sa1707.html</span> - $150 or so

<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">http://www.customgemstones.com/SPINEL/sp1563.html</span> {if your setting can accommodate, but it looks like a fantastic ruby-color} $218

Wildlfish Gems
<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">http://www.wildfishgems.com/inc/sdetail/nigerian_topaz/11036/16875</span>

EBAY
<a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-30CTS-PRECISION-8MM-RADIANT-CUT-NATURAL-LONDON-BLUE-TOPAZ-VIDEO-IN-DESCRIPITON-/112027248086?hash=item1a155825d6:g:39oAAOSwMNxXX5AK" class="skimlinks-unlinked" data-skimwords-word="http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2F3-30CTS-PRECISION-8MM-RADIANT-CUT-NATURAL-LONDON-BLUE-TOPAZ-VIDEO-IN-DESCRIPITON-%2F112027248086%3Fhash%3Ditem1a155825d6%3Ag%3A39oAAOSwMNxXX5AK" data-skim-creative="500005" title="">http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-30CTS-PRECISION-8MM-RADIANT-CUT-NATURAL-LONDON-BLUE-TOPAZ-VIDEO-IN-DESCRIPITON-/112027248086?hash=item1a155825d6:g:39oAAOSwMNxXX5AK</a>

I will have to see if it can do a cushion but I"m thinking its only a round sadly due to the fishtale prongs and the design of the setting. Unless I had the basket modified which is more $ than I'm able to put out right now but thank you for all those links, I totally forgot about wildfishgems there for a bit!

I'll keep you guys updated on the progress, I did have someone local interested in the whole ring, not sure i"m willing to part with the setting at this point (or my husband either) but I'm having fun looking at all the replacement stone options with all of your help. If you stumble upon anything else please post it. I'm loving my options so far!
 
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