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Poll - what stone replacement?

5.8mm Blue Topaz - help me replace these?

  • Citrine

    Votes: 1 2.7%
  • Morganite

    Votes: 5 13.5%
  • Banded Agate

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Coral, angel skin

    Votes: 2 5.4%
  • Moonstone

    Votes: 11 29.7%
  • Opal, pale blush

    Votes: 3 8.1%
  • Turquoise, synthetic/stabilised

    Votes: 5 13.5%
  • Moss Agate

    Votes: 1 2.7%
  • Amethyst, Rose de France

    Votes: 9 24.3%
  • White Sapphire, synthetic

    Votes: 1 2.7%
  • Other (please do tell!)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pearl, white

    Votes: 9 24.3%
  • Black Onyx

    Votes: 6 16.2%

  • Total voters
    37

PreRaphaelite

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Please help me be less confused and lost!
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These are vintage earrings, two-tone 14k and sold to me as blue topaz surrounded by white sapphire.

5.6-5.8mm center stones but the setting will accommodate up to about 6mm easily.

But after a year of not wearing them, I’m either replacing the center stones or moving on. I do love them, but Blue Topaz doesn’t move my soul.

I’m leaning toward inexpensive opal or moonstone but very open to suggestion! Tell me what to do?
 
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YadaYadaYada

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I voted moonstone or amethyst but I think moonstones would look gorgeous so they are my first pick.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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I had to look up your team and came across this from Rhys Darby and so enjoyed this video!
thank you =)2

i think a really nice thing about an internet community is learning about others

this is actually a thing
see down here we have our maps with the Pacific ocean in the middle

and nice to have things other than covid to think about
 

yssie

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My 3c…

Not coral. There’s very little that could beat out your vintage carved roses, if you convert those [back?] to earrings.

Not blue. Because I think if you wanted blue… You would be wearing these more often regardless of specific shade of blue or type of gemstone.

Not moonstone. Personal preference. I think moonstone looks best with something sort of back plate that acts as a foil back, and that’s a lot more conversion work than just popping a new pair of stones in.

Not opal, only because you already have opal studs!

Not pearl for the same reason as moonstone - more work needed to retrofit the mounts than just popping a new pair of faceted gemstones in.

I’m loving the idea of bright turquoise - both because I think it’d be fab in this style and because I think it could play nicely in a few of your capsules ::)
 

OdetteOdile

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It might be a bit of an unusual choice, but would you consider lapis? The color of lapis would look beautiful on you and against your hair.
 

PreRaphaelite

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I ordered a few packets of cabochons (see pic below from amazon listing), and while none of them matched well enough to use, I like the idea. This is still a pending project and the topaz are still intact. I also considered just leaving them without a center stone and using them as jackets, but decided against it. I believe Angelskin Coral, Moonstone, Lapis, stabilised Turquoise, and Citrine are the strongest contenders, all cabochons.

Will update!

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