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Ordered a custom Scapolite ring!

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by JSG2185, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. JSG2185
    Rough_Rock

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    by JSG2185 » Jun 17, 2019
    Posting here now because this seems like a better place for this!
    I inherited a stone from my father (2.9 carat transparent yellow scapolite in oval cut) and I'm having it placed in a platinum setting with a diamond halo and diamonds halfway down the band.

    I know Scapolites are a 5-6 on the Moh's scale (it's not exactly the hardest, most durable stone), but I'm pretty good with my rings/jewelry. I never wear them while doing chores (e.g. cleaning, cooking, etc.). I don't even shower with jewelry. I only ever wear jewelry when I'm out at social gatherings with friends, vacation, or something - I imagine the Scapolite should hold up well? Is there anyone here who has a Scapolite ring? How is it holding up?

    I already gave my Scapolite to the jeweler for placement, but attached is a picture of my yellow oval cut Orthoclase which looks very similar in color to the Scapolite and is the same shape. IMG_2453.jpg
     
    


    


  2. T L
    Super_Ideal_Rock

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    by T L » Jun 17, 2019
    Platinum is a very hard metal, especially iridium
    alloy. I hope your jeweler doesn’t damage the stone because scapolite is soft. I would have done tarnish free silver or higher karat gold.
     
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  3. JSG2185
    Rough_Rock

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    by JSG2185 » Jun 17, 2019
    Should be okay I think. The jeweler seems good and gets great feedback. The ring design is fairly simple, no intricate metal work around the stone or ring - just four simple prongs holding the scapolite itself. I've also seen opal platinum jewelry online and I know opal is pretty soft too... so it can be done! I'm really excited to see it :dance:
     
  4. T L
    Super_Ideal_Rock

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    by T L » Jun 17, 2019
    Good to know, because most jewelers are pretty clueless when it comes to setting soft stones, let alone in platinum.
     
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