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#TBT Pink spinel earrings

Art Nouveau

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I bought a pair of pear shape Tanzania pinkish red spinels few months ago. The total weight is 5.38 carats. My intention was to custom make dangling earrings out of them. I sketched a few designs and even got a few estimates, but I never got around to making a decision. A couple of weeks ago, just by chance, I saw a pair of diamond earrings that look very close to what I want. I asked the jeweler to substitute my spinels for the pear shaped diamond clusters dangling in the middle. I got the earrings back in 10 days. It''s cheaper than going custom and I didn''t have to go through the stress of waiting for weeks to see how the earrings turn out. Below are pictues of the spinels before setting, the original diamond earrings, and the same earrings with my spinels.

AN

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simplysplendid

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Gorgeous spinels! I love your jewelry AN!
 

Art Nouveau

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Diamond dangles

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Art Nouveau

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Spinel earrings under daylight

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Art Nouveau

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Spinel earrings under incandescent light:

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megeve

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Wow, that look awesome! The spinels are simply mesmerizing! Congrats on a great find!
 

asscher_girl

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Oh AN! Those are gorgeous!!!! I remember seeing all of those fab drawings you did, but these turned out perfect and if you saved $ this way, that''s even better! You have the most amazing jewels lady! I can''t wait to see these in person at the next GTG.
 

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Date: 2/21/2009 1:31:52 PM
Author: Art Nouveau
Spinel earrings under daylight

*gasp!* This photo took my breath away! These earrings are amazing AN! I adore so many of your pieces, and these are no exception. They are exquisite. I love the color of the spinel.
 

Catmom

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OH AN, those are absolutely gorgeous!! The spinels are TDF and I love the earring settings! Just perfect!
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chrono

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Great looking spinels of vivid colour! And you''re terribly smart to just switch out the diamonds to the spinels in the setting. The shape is suitable and you probably saved quite a bit of money too.
 

puffy

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they are seriously gorgeous!! congrats.
 

MonkeyPie

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Oh my gosh those are GORGEOUS!
 

luv2sparkle

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Amazing earrings!
 

Rhea

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The daylight photo is stunning! Your earrings are beauties.
 

Tuckins1

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Gorgeous! I am completely jealous...
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Burk

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They are absolutely STUNNING!!
 

diamondseeker2006

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Oh, my! You have the most beautiful jewelry! These are gorgeous!
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LaurenThePartier

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OH my goodness! Those spinels are STUNNING!!!!!! Love the earrings you had made!
 

Noahsmom

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Very clever! THey are gorgeous!
 

T L

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AN,
I just don''t know what else to say except that I LOVE everything you post, and you have such exquisite taste. These spinel earrings are no exception!!
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mochi

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WOW!! Those earrings are gorgeous. The spinel is such a pretty pink! Just beautiful!!!
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ckrickett

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OMG, Those are stunning!
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marcy

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Gorgeous spinels and pretty earrings.
 

diamondringlover

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Those the color of these, the earring are just amazing
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Harriet

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I love the spinels. I''m sure you''re carrying off the earrings very well.
 

tyty333

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Wow! Those are stunningly beautiful...much prettier than the diamond thingys that were hanging in them before!
 

Kelli

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Wow that is some VIVID color in there. Those are AWESOME!
 

mrscushion

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Ooooooooh..... stunning!
 

geckodani

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Wowza!!!! That color is just luscious!
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