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Quick poll: budget lavender spinel, rose gold, white gold or silver?

Which metal would you choose?

  • 14k rose gold

    Votes: 13 38.2%
  • Silver

    Votes: 12 35.3%
  • 14k white gold

    Votes: 9 26.5%

  • Total voters
    34

voce

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PXL_20211107_211225386.jpg PXL_20211107_211245581.jpg I've had this 1 ct cushion lavender spinel for quite some time. I intend to set this in CRD's scoop cushion ring with sidestones, mint garnet, blue sapphire, pink ruby.

I'm quite undecided about the metal to set these stones in. So I'll let others chime in with thoughts. I'm considering silver because the whole set of gems is about $150, but I'm thinking maybe 14k RG looks better, bring out less gray in the lavender spinel?
 

2Neezers

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I voted rose gold, but silver would be a close second choice. What gold colors do you already have lavender spinels set in? That might be something to take in to consideration too. I’m picturing a couple of your beautiful lavender spinels rings in my head, but can’t recall for sure the metal you used.
 

voce

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I voted rose gold, but silver would be a close second choice. What gold colors do you already have lavender spinels set in? That might be something to take in to consideration too. I’m picturing a couple of your beautiful lavender spinels rings in my head, but can’t recall for sure the metal you used.

I had them set in platinum and 18k rose gold before. The gem this time is the least expensive of all my lavender spinels.
 

Bibbi*Jazzy*T

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My vote was for 14k white gold.
Silver is also a good choice especially white rhodium plated.
 

T L

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If you like gray, then white metal, otherwise yellow or rose gold would bring out more of the lavender hue.
 

Bebe goldeneyes

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PXL_20211107_211225386.jpg PXL_20211107_211245581.jpg I've had this 1 ct cushion lavender spinel for quite some time. I intend to set this in CRD's scoop cushion ring with sidestones, mint garnet, blue sapphire, pink ruby.

I'm quite undecided about the metal to set these stones in. So I'll let others chime in with thoughts. I'm considering silver because the whole set of gems is about $150, but I'm thinking maybe 14k RG looks better, bring out less gray in the lavender spinel?

How much was the lavender spunel?
 

Miss Confused

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PXL_20211107_211225386.jpg PXL_20211107_211245581.jpg I've had this 1 ct cushion lavender spinel for quite some time. I intend to set this in CRD's scoop cushion ring with sidestones, mint garnet, blue sapphire, pink ruby.

I'm quite undecided about the metal to set these stones in. So I'll let others chime in with thoughts. I'm considering silver because the whole set of gems is about $150, but I'm thinking maybe 14k RG looks better, bring out less gray in the lavender spinel?

Would suggest doing two tone - rose gold for the spinel and silver for the rest, best of both worlds
 

leslie1956

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Would suggest doing two tone - rose gold for the spinel and silver for the rest, best of both worlds

Didn't even think of that option! Dan could do a lovely piece for you in mixed metals. Plus, his prices are really good, as you know.
 

voce

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Didn't even think of that option! Dan could do a lovely piece for you in mixed metals. Plus, his prices are really good, as you know.

Yes, Leslie, but I am traveling a lot and I can't deal with the unexpected ETA anymore.

Plus, I distinctly planned to have this set in Yvonne's setting, and she doesn't do two-tone.

I'm getting stressed over how high my expenses have racked up with jewelry projects and wedding. No more projects for 2021.
 

leslie1956

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Totally understandable, voce, you have a lot of irons in the fire this year :)
 
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