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MakingTheGrade

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So I've been pretty quiet in the past few years due to work taking over my life, but I haven't entirely given up shinies!

I still love garnets and recently acquired a new leuco garnet, it's even more colorless than my leuco asscher. The sparkle is impressive.

Info from cutter (Dan stair)
STONE: Leuco Grossular Garnet
CUT: Barion Arrowhead
TOTAL WEIGHT: .94 Cts.
DIMENSIONS: 7.36 x 6.37mm
ORIGIN: Tanzania
TREATMENT: None

YOutube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2GICnF4nFk&authuser=0

However the shape is so odd! I love it but could really use some help with design ideas or inspiration pics! Side stones? Gold color?

Will try take some pics when I have time. Sorry for the bad iphone one but just using it for size reference!

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Lady_Disdain

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I love the shape! To me, it begs to be a pendant but I am sure it would make a stunning ring as well.

Its lines have an air of Art Deco about them, so I would use that as inspiration - thinking Chrysler building, for example.
 

MakingTheGrade

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What I've learned about myself and pendants is that I'm too lazy to take them on and off lol. Rings for me !
 

Lady_Disdain

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Wise is the woman who knows herself (and her gems). :))
 

chrono

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Love the shape and facet pattern!
 

dk168

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I too like the shape and the cutting, thanks of sharing.

DK :love:
 

LisaRN

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The gemstone is really beautiful. Stunning cut.
 

MakingTheGrade

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Thanks for all the kind words!
Seriously though I need help! I don't even know where to look for inspiration pics. Maybe looking at marquis ring designs? Sort of a similar shape right?
 

chrono

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Looks like a shield or trilliant in a pinch?
 

Gloria27

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Lady_Disdain|1462646516|4028681 said:
I love the shape! To me, it begs to be a pendant but I am sure it would make a stunning ring as well.

Its lines have an air of Art Deco about them, so I would use that as inspiration - thinking Chrysler building, for example.

This shape makes me think of Arwen's pendant (from LOTR) , the Evenstar, so amazing. :love:
Congrats, MakingTheGrade, you have such a beautiful gem!
 
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What a unique and lovely shape! :) Personally, I'd stick with a thin bezel or mico halo of brads or colored stones or whatever you're drawn to. I'd probably shy away from diamonds or something colorless because I wouldn't want it to take away from the center stone. And I don't think I'd do side stones because I'd want to emphasize (and focus on) the shape of the stone. But that's all just my two cents. :) Can't wait to see how you end up setting it!
 

Acinom

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What a beautiful stone. The shape is amazing. Looking forward to see it set.
 

arabella

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i LOVE this stone -- the cut is so awesome. I love shield-type shapes and I think this one is so interesting. I agree with SparkliesLuver that I would stay way from diamond side stones. Other than that I'm totally worthless for any other suggestions for how to set it though. I would think I'd want to keep the setting simple to focus on the unique shape and cut.
 

chrono

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I think shield or bullet sidestones will be the perfect pair but diamonds may not be right match up.
 

MakingTheGrade

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Hmmm, maybe shield shapes in the gold working? I imagine shield side stones in colored stones might be tricky...lol
 

MakingTheGrade

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Hmmm, maybe shield shapes in the gold working? I imagine shield side stones in colored stones might be tricky...lol
 
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