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Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by Lilith112, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. voce
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    by voce » Jul 29, 2019
    I would advise against bracelet. Tourmaline isn't typically recommended as an everyday stone, and in a bracelet it would get knocked around even more than in a ring.
     
  2. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 29, 2019
    So pendant? I've been trying to think of a cool setting, but haven't come up w/anything yet
     
  3. voce
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    by voce » Jul 29, 2019
    Is the price for the stone only or come with setting?

    Usually, what I do is buy the loose stone first, and then take as much time as I need to in order to come to a firm idea about the setting. Try to let the stone inspire me as to what setting I can imagine for the stone.
     
  4. pwsg07
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    by pwsg07 » Jul 30, 2019
    This colour is hard to find. This is the closest to windex blue. Most paraibas I have seen online is more greenish in colour. This one has more blue. To me this is the Brazilian colour
     
    


    


  5. ChaiK
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    by ChaiK » Jul 30, 2019
    Buy it!!!!!!:kiss2::kiss2::kiss2::kiss2::kiss2::kiss2:
     
  6. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 30, 2019
    It has to come w/a setting, can't buy stone alone...hence my dilemma lol. It's pretty,.just not for me?

    Oooh I see. I was actually wondering if It's too blue lol
     
  7. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Jul 30, 2019
    Not sure whether it has ‘the glow’ but the colour is amazing! I would buy it but have it set it in a more simple setting
     
  8. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 30, 2019
    I was thinking of resetting it as a pendant? It's a bit too big as a ring for me, but I can't come up w/a good pendant setting.

    Also, saw the jeweler's today! We discussed, and our tentative plan is for a 1.81mm rose gold band. Also, the marquise diamonds will be in 2 different sizes for a more organic look :D Also finally got measured today; ring finger is a HK size 7 aka U.S. 3 1/4 lol
     
  9. Burmesedaze
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    by Burmesedaze » Jul 30, 2019
    Get it and do a convertible ring/pendant and oh my, what tiny fingers you have! The 2 ct will look like a biggie on you, you lucky duck :)
     
  10. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Aug 14, 2019
    First design render came in! Except the silver neefs to be changed to rose gold:

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    What does everyone think? Also, prongs will be set down in final design ofc.
     
    


    


  11. Slick1
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    by Slick1 » Aug 14, 2019
    Very pretty. I am not an expert but, I wonder about the area on the top right picture, where the lower marquise will reach for the center stone basket. There is a strip of metal that appears will be visible from head on. Could that somehow be improved aesthetically? Beautiful stone. Love the color!
     
  12. voce
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    by voce » Aug 14, 2019
    I like it, but not in love. I think that the ring is too wide and too plain at the base of the marquise in the side view (bottom right). More details can be added with engraving to make the marquise diamonds look more organically leaf-like after the gems have been set, but for my personal taste I would want the tapering to be more significant and reach the 1.8mm thickness halfway down the side of the band, not only at the bottom of the ring, but quite possibly because the CAD images show everything magnified, and I would not be bothered so much when I see it in person.
     
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  13. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Aug 14, 2019
    Hmm...that's a good point. I don't think I mind it too much since it resembles (in the render) winding vines, but I'll think about it :3

    That's a good point about the tapering! I guess it depends; I don't want to accidentally compromise structure/support for a wider/heavier top for the sake of aesthetics. I guess I'll see what the designer says.
     
  14. icy_jade
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    by icy_jade » Aug 14, 2019
    The leaves feel a bit symmetrically asymmetric. Does that make any sense? For true vine likeness, maybe make it more organic looking, or else then make them more symmetric?

    Also agree it looks a bit too much metal? I feel like leaves details, or something can be added.

    I have a ring with branch like engravings on the metal part. Vendor pic since I can’t find my pics but mine is something like this:
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  15. T L
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    by T L » Aug 16, 2019
    @Lilith112 , did you buy that paraiba yet?
     
    


    


  16. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Aug 16, 2019
    I decided against it for now since I really can't come up with a design for it lol. If anyone is interested in it, I can recc the seller to you guys.
     
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    by Lilith112 » Aug 16, 2019
    Seller is based in Shenzhen; if you have WeChat, just add me and then I can forward his/her contact card to you :)
     
  19. icy_jade
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    by icy_jade » Aug 16, 2019
    How do I add you?
     
  20. T L
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    by T L » Aug 16, 2019
    Good, I hate to disagree with everyone, but it looks more like a blue topaz than a paraiba. It is not glowy in the photos.

    Now it might be nice in person but the GRS photo and the hand shots are not very glowy. The stone is darker, but I’ve seen aquas like that.
     
  21. T L
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  22. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Aug 17, 2019 at 10:34 AM
    @icy_jade if you're on Instagram, I can DM you my WeChat ID :3 profile name is @sleepyirl.

    @T L ohh interesting! Well the main drawback for me was the size...just not a big fan of large gems lol.
     

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