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Radiance - Alistair Kelsey's curvy lady

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  1. Acinom
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    She has grace and style
    Is proud, yet always friendly


    Yesterday I collected my new ring from
    Alistair Kelsey with a purple garnet from
    Jeff White. I am super happy and amazed
    to see the stone and setting in real life.

    The ring is made in platinum and has the
    most amazing curves. The stone is a
    saturated warm purple.

    The curvy setting has a great presence and
    is substantial. Yet it exposes the stone in a
    great way

    On to the pics: first the vendor pics by
    Alistair Kelsey. He created the Radiance
    setting especially for this stone:

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  2. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Jun 29, 2016
    The stone
    I saw the purple garnet on Jeff's
    FB and immediately loved it!
    I was so glad I was able to acquire
    it later.

    The stone is 9.01 mm and 5.86 ct.

    The Journal of Gemmology
    published an article on this particular
    rough and it has my stone as a cover
    model!

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  3. Polished
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    by Polished » Jun 29, 2016
    So sleek looking Acinom - a little Sholdt-like perhaps. The purple and platinum play off each other beautifully and I love the shadow play captured by the vendor's photos. Can't wait till you go mad with the hand shots!
     
  4. Acinom
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    Jeff's (now mine) purple garnet on
    the cover of the Journal of Gemmology!

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  5. Acinom
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    Thank you Polished :wavey: . The curves and shadow play are amazing. Alistair did such an amazing job on the curvy shoulders of the ring. He truly does magic with metal. The setting is made in 18kt white gold.

    Here are some pics I took yesterday after I collected the ring. If the weather improves, I will make some more pics today.

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  6. lknvrb4
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    I love this, it is like a Sholdt bezel but so much more sophisticated. :love: :love:
     
  7. Siameseroo
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    by Siameseroo » Jun 29, 2016
    Spectacular!! I love everything about this ring. :love:
     
  8. Acinom
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    Aww, thank you lknvrb4 :wavey:. That's a huge compliment.

    So glad you love this one too Siameseroo :D. Thank you for your kind words.

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  9. Acinom
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    Some more pics I took yesterday:

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  10. Lovinggems
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    by Lovinggems » Jun 29, 2016
    Beautiful ring, your gem looks like delicious grape juice. Thank you for sharing the new photos. :appl:
     
    


    


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    by picante27 » Jun 29, 2016
    Such a beautiful garnet and I love how open the setting is, it really shows off the stone. The white gold compliments the rich purple so nicely and it looks perfect on your finger! Congrats Acinom!
     
  12. Acinom
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    Thank you Lovinggems :wavey:

    Thanks picante. Yes, how the setting shows off the ring. I love Alistair's work.

    In total I have received three boxes from Australia this time: :naughty:
    I love that - while they are so different - there is a clear 'Alistair Kelsey style'.

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  13. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Jun 29, 2016
    They are all so gorgeous. I feel like I've been waiting forever to see your purple garnet ring...and it was worth the wait. :lickout:
     
  14. LLJsmom
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    by LLJsmom » Jun 29, 2016
    Wow. The stone seems alive. :shock: The setting too. Like it's not solid. Congratulation Acinom! Another stunner to add to your amazing collection.
     
  15. luv2sparkle
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    Beautiful stone and setting, Acinom!
     
    


    


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    by lovedogs » Jun 29, 2016
    Love this one even more in person than in the pics! Somehow the stone is so much more lively IRL! and happy to finally see hand shots of this incredible setting, a real work of art!
     
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    by Confection10 » Jun 29, 2016
    Absolutely delicious. It's like one of those hard plum candies :love:. And super sleek setting. Real eye catcher :lickout:
     
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    That beauty is stunning in every way! Enjoy wearing it!
     
  20. Gem Queen
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    Acinmom, I absolutely love the color. You are so lucky!
     
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    It indeed took a while elle, because I wanted to combine the shipping. It was well worth the wait indeed!! The ring is more beautiful than I could imagine, based on the photo's.
    The shoulders look like a liquid drops of water, don't they LLJsmom. It's amazing what Alistair can do with metal. He seems to fold it like a piece of fabric.
    Thank you for your kind words luv2sparkle, telephone, VRBeauty,
    Till sofar the stone choices seem to work out fine lovedogs. I already loved the stone in the photo's but it's indeed more lively in real life.
    It's quite an edible color in real life Confection. Super happy with my ring.
    I am indeed thrilled that I have been able to purchase this stone GemQueen. I could not view it prior to setting but it worked out great!

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    by apacherose » Jun 29, 2016
    Beautiful- I love your ring from every angle. A beauty and marvel. :love: :love: :love:

    I agree with you on the liquid fluidity of the metal, and love the substance of the ring.

    All the rings and gems are lovely, and thank you for taking such gorgeous photos as well as sharing the journey of the ring... I love that part!!!!
     
  23. Alex T
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    That stone is AMAZING & the setting is just a beautiful work of art!! :love: :love:
     
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    Very nice curves! I love the prongs too...the color is amazing!!!
     
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    Gorgeous - so simple and elegant. :appl: :love:
     
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    I love the garment and the sleek setting. You have such an incredible collection!! This ring is so scrumptious- :love:
     
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    As I have commented elsewhere, all three AK rings are stunning, thanks for sharing!

    DK :love:
     
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    Aww, thank you so much Apacherose. And thamk you for mentioning that my iPhone pics are gorgeous :lol: I love sharing the pics and stories as well as admiring the pieces from fellow PS-ers. I love how we inspire each other.

    Thank you Alex!! I have sent Alistair the link to this thrrad and I hope he sees and reads the compliments on his beautiful work :appl:

    tyty: I love how the work of such talented artists come together in one piece. Thank you!!!

    Thank you Queenie: I know that this ring is a challenge technically and yet it radiates effortless chique. Amazing work by AK.

    Ah, thank you Marym!!! Super happy with and grateful for my PS collection.

    Thank you for your kind words dk. And you are most welcome. I love receiving and sharing inspiration.

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    How cool is that?!?
    Beautiful ring(s)!
     
  30. lorrissey
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    oooooohhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! I love this hefty, curvy, super sexy setting! :appl: :love: :appl: :love:
     

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