Find your diamond
Find your jewelry
shape
carat
color
clarity

New and need some help - Light pink spinel or morganite

jessgmarie

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 3, 2016
Messages
13
Hello Everyone,

I am new here and would love some advice. I have a diamond oval halo engagement ring. In the center sits a cz as of now. I'm looking to replace it with a light pink spinel or light pink morganite. It won't be an every day ring. I am purchasing a smaller diamond ring for everyday wear. I figured out the hard way that a huge ring doesn't suit my everyday needs and my favorite colour is pink :) Since I can't afford a 8 x 6 pink diamond haha I figured this was the best route to go.

I am having a hard time finding the exact size I need. 8mm x 6mm oval. Would you please help direct me where I should start looking or if you know someone who could source an oval and then re-cut the stone to me desired size?

I appreciate it any and all comments.

Thank you !
 

jessgmarie

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 3, 2016
Messages
13
Thank you for that information. I'm a little hesitant on purchasing a stone without actually seeing pictures. And does calibrated mean not natural? I don''t know much about gems but that makes me a little nervous. Do you know if this is a reputable company? thank you
 

jessgmarie

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 3, 2016
Messages
13
Oh I thought it would have to be exactly 8 x 6 mm. It is a halo so I'm not sure how much wiggle room there is. However, the jeweler that made the ring would be able to tell me. Thank you for your help.

Is it possible to have a professional gem cutter, re cut a stone to match the dimensions?
 

Nsmike

Rough_Rock
Joined
Jul 17, 2016
Messages
89
If you contact the vendor they can usually provide pictures. Calibrated means that they are an exact size and cut to fit masss produced settings. It's not just the size of the stones but the depth of the setting a perfect 8x6 still might not fit if its shallower or deeper then normal.
 

jessgmarie

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 3, 2016
Messages
13
Oh ok. Do you think I'll be able to find something to fit? I purchased the setting knowing I wanted to change it out eventually. I should of had the stone first I guess. It was a pretty expensive setting so I'm hoping I can find something....
 

Niel

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jul 23, 2012
Messages
18,853
What is your budget? What does your ring look like? Do you have photos?
What color pink is your favorite?
 

jessgmarie

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 3, 2016
Messages
13
img_1353.png

I Hope the picture worked. I don't know if I'd want to spend more then $1000 Canadian which is approx. $750 American. I'm not sure if that's a high enough budget. I would say a very light pink. Not bright or peachy. I have a pair or Morganite earrings and I love that colour. However, I don't have pictures on me.
 

jessgmarie

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 3, 2016
Messages
13
Niel|1470244012|4062110 said:
What is your budget? What does your ring look like? Do you have photos?
What color pink is your favorite?
Sorry I didn't know how to tag you! Please see my previous post to you above! Thank you :)
 

jessgmarie

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 3, 2016
Messages
13
Chrono|1470247505|4062138 said:
Thank you for finding those for me. I'm looking for more of a light pink stone but they are beautiful. If I were to find one in either size, do you think a jeweler would be able to make it fit in my ring? It's made for an 8 x 6 stone. Thanks for the help!
 

chrono

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Apr 22, 2004
Messages
37,377
Can you please post a profile view of the setting?
 

Niel

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jul 23, 2012
Messages
18,853
jessgmarie|1470245874|4062127 said:
Niel|1470244012|4062110 said:
What is your budget? What does your ring look like? Do you have photos?
What color pink is your favorite?
Sorry I didn't know how to tag you! Please see my previous post to you above! Thank you :)
That's ok I know ps isn't easy to understand everything about the forum right away ::)
As that is a halo, you're going o want to stay as close as you can to a calibrated 8*6. Calibrated stones doesn't mean fake, just means they are a standard size, easy to fit into standard settings.

We may also need to worry about the depth of the stone. Colored stones are often a bit deep, and you'll have to make sure it's not too deep for the setting
 

jessgmarie

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 3, 2016
Messages
13
Niel|1470248270|4062148 said:
jessgmarie|1470245874|4062127 said:
Niel|1470244012|4062110 said:
What is your budget? What does your ring look like? Do you have photos?
What color pink is your favorite?
Sorry I didn't know how to tag you! Please see my previous post to you above! Thank you :)
That's ok I know ps isn't easy to understand everything about the forum right away ::)
As that is a halo, you're going o want to stay as close as you can to a calibrated 8*6. Calibrated stones doesn't mean fake, just means they are a standard size, easy to fit into standard settings.

We may also need to worry about the depth of the stone. Colored stones are often a bit deep, and you'll have to make sure it's not too deep for the setting

Ohhh ok gotcha! Thanks for the information. I uploaded a pictured from the side so everyone can see the profile. It has four little arms (That's what I call them) definitely not the correct term :???: and my jeweler told me its set into the halo, so it's flush. Does that make sense?
 

Niel

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jul 23, 2012
Messages
18,853
I wonder if someone could cut you a pink topaz .
 

chrono

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Apr 22, 2004
Messages
37,377
Looks like it is set extremely low and might not fit a coloured stone unless the prongs are rebuilt to be longer. Coloured stones are typically deeper than diamonds, thus is unlikely to fit your setting as it is.
 

chrono

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Apr 22, 2004
Messages
37,377
Niel|1470249926|4062159 said:
I wonder if someone could cut you a pink topaz .
Natural pink topaz will be way out of budget.
 

jessgmarie

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 3, 2016
Messages
13
Chrono|1470249969|4062161 said:
Niel|1470249926|4062159 said:
I wonder if someone could cut you a pink topaz .
Natural pink topaz will be way out of budget.
That's pretty much the worst news ever. I paid $4000 Canadian for the setting. If I can't use it... How much is pink topaz?
 

chrono

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Apr 22, 2004
Messages
37,377
Because the picture is very small, please correct me if I am wrong. Is the stone set all the way to the bottom of the setting (culet almost all the way down into the basket)?
 

Niel

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jul 23, 2012
Messages
18,853
Chrono|1470249969|4062161 said:
Niel|1470249926|4062159 said:
I wonder if someone could cut you a pink topaz .
Natural pink topaz will be way out of budget.
Lol I was afraid of that. Imperial topaz probably too orange?
 

jessgmarie

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 3, 2016
Messages
13
Chrono|1470250436|4062165 said:
Because the picture is very small, please correct me if I am wrong. Is the stone set all the way to the bottom of the setting (culet almost all the way down into the basket)?
There's some room, but not much. I don't have the ring in front of me, but I can check when I get home.
 

jessgmarie

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 3, 2016
Messages
13
Niel|1470250443|4062166 said:
Chrono|1470249969|4062161 said:
Niel|1470249926|4062159 said:
I wonder if someone could cut you a pink topaz .
Natural pink topaz will be way out of budget.
Lol I was afraid of that. Imperial topaz probably too orange?
Where would I find a pale pink topaz? And for how much? I didn't want to spend more then $750 American but if I have to, to use the setting I will definitely think about it. I tried searching online but I can't find any information...It must be expensive lol
 

chrono

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Apr 22, 2004
Messages
37,377
Natural untreated pink topaz is even rarer than imperial topaz, hence the high price. Red topaz is the most expensive though.

Still too dark? Note that the spinel will be lighter in person than pictured.
http://www.multicolour.com/detail/?-1863834461
 

jessgmarie

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 3, 2016
Messages
13
Chrono|1470253553|4062189 said:
Natural untreated pink topaz is even rarer than imperial topaz, hence the high price. Red topaz is the most expensive though.

Still too dark? Note that the spinel will be lighter in person than pictured.
http://www.multicolour.com/detail/?-1863834461
I guess it depends on how pale it is IRL. I am looking for a pretty light/pale pink. Would you happen to know how much a pale pink topaz would cost? Are they not as deeply cut as the other gems? Because if it's say like $2000 I'd look into it. If it's like $5000 I'll need to come up with a better idea. Is the spinel not as deep either?
 

lovedogs

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jul 31, 2014
Messages
10,549

qubitasaurus

Brilliant_Rock
Premium
Joined
Dec 18, 2014
Messages
1,118
Nsmike|1470264890|4062262 said:
You might want to contact Gene Flanigan of Precision Gem he as some pink spinel rough that might cut to the right size http://www.precisiongem.com/page4/WhatsNewTucson/ it's not quite halfway down the page.
Gene usually does not take commisions, so I am not sure that would be work. I think Chrono might have hit the nail on the head, can you get someone to help you work out how deep a stone your setting will accomodate? Otherwise buying a spinel or a morganite may be risky.
 

alexah

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Feb 14, 2004
Messages
1,216
Be a part of the community It's free, join today!
    Handmade diamond studs
    Handmade diamond studs
    5 Diamond Misconceptions: Part 1
    5 Diamond Misconceptions: Part 1
    Three-stone engagement ring upgrade
    Three-stone engagement ring upgrade

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