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Rainbow sapphire bracelet project

Ionysis

Brilliant_Rock
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It will be 16cms. I have small wrists.

The stones in the inspiration bracelet are each over 3 carats a piece. My stones are between 1 and 3ct. Hence the different spacing. Over 40ct total weight.

I will certainly be sprinkling some diamonds through it.

Will be taking it into the designer just before Christmas so expect CADs early Jan.
 

Stone Hunter

Ideal_Rock
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What a fun project! I really like the inspiration photos. The colors of your sapphires are great! Keep us updated.
 

icy_jade

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Your projects are all so exciting! Pls post lots of pics. How long do you think the bench will take?
 

Ionysis

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Now I look at it I feel like I need one more orange and one more green....

This bracelet is going to end up 20 inches long :roll:
 

Ionysis

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Your projects are all so exciting! Pls post lots of pics. How long do you think the bench will take?

The emerald bracelet was sent in to the designer in November. I think. And will not be done until end March. So these kind of projects do take some time.

It’s because every stone is totally different in size and colour so both the design process and the making of all the settings by hand takes a long time.

If I get the stones to the designer next week it’ll probably take two or three weeks for a drawing. Then maybe another 6 or so for a CAD. Then 6 weeks for the gold settings to be made and joined - it’s the joins which are the most tricky to ensure the bracelet flexes properly and is fluid on the wrist. Then maybe another month for setting the stones. This will probably be done by end June.

I love the process though and seeing each stage. Very satisfying.

But I have to have my “little” projects each month to keep me going while the big ones are in progress!
 

adlgel

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This looks like it's going to be a fabulous culmination of the significant amount of time you've spent collecting these stones. And I'm sure you have arranged and re-arranged your stones a gazillion times and spent hours coming up with the arrangement you like. So feel free to completely ignore this thought.

I was wondering if you had tried swapping the very first stone (very light purple, almost white I think, hard to tell from the pictures) with the last stone (orange) as laid out in your last picture from today 2/25/21 at 7:24 am. I feel like the right end of the arrangement reads a little darker and the left end reads a little lighter and wonder if swapping those stones might balance that out. Just a thought. Can't wait to see the finished bracelet as it is going to be a stunner.
 

lulu_ma

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I can not wait to see this bracelet! It will be a piece of art! Also, I reminds me of the Bulgari multi color sapphire earrings I'm obsessed with.
 

Ionysis

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I was wondering if you had tried swapping the very first stone (very light purple, almost white I think, hard to tell from the pictures) with the last stone (orange) as laid out in your last picture from today 2/25/21 at 7:24 am. I feel like the right end of the arrangement reads a little darker and the left end reads a little lighter and wonder if swapping those stones might balance that out. Just a thought. Can't wait to see the finished bracelet as it is going to be a stunner.

You are quite right I thought the same myself. The layout actually changes every time I get them out and add more stones!

Ultimately I will give these to my designer with some snapshots to give her the idea of what I’ve been playing with and she will come up with the final iteration. If it was left to me I’d still be moving stones around with tweezers in 2025 :lol:
 

MjK1

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So pretty! I have been dreaming about this kind of bracelet for years, can't wait to see how yours turns out!
 
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