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Red spinel ring w/ side stones

goffgirl

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Most of the time I lurk on the PS forums, but today I wanted to post pics of my new ring. It's a 2 ct red spinel from Wild Fish.
I wanted a spinel with a ruby color, and I think I got it.
When the stone arrived I was worried about the large window. But when it was set, the window closed.
Now, on to the pics...

Ed's pic of the stone
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Hand shot of the ring
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Most accurate pic of color
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omc111

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It's beautiful!! The color is brilliant and the side diamonds make it pop even more. How did you decide what size side stones to use and where did you find them? Their proportion to the spinel seems right on to my eye.
 

NeverEndingUpgrade

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So fabulous! I have never bought any thing from them but I am always drooling over their stuff. Congrats on a beautiful and elegant ring.
 

JewelFreak

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Beautiful ring! Ed's super, isn't he? The color of your spinel is stunning.
 

baby nurse

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Your ring is really gorgeous and that spinel is an amazing red :love: :love: :love: !
 

ZestfullyBling

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Lovely ring!!! :love: :love:
 

Indylady

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Lovely!!
 

goffgirl

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Thank you so much for the generous responses. And to think I was worried that no one would comment on the ring.

omc111 and pregcurious-
Finding the side diamonds was a happy circumstance. First, I talked with Brian Gavin but we couldn't get the look I wanted in my budget. I was heartbroken until I went to a local jeweler in Houston, Select Jewelers. They had an oval sapphire very close in size to my spinel, already set with trillions. They replaced the sapphire with my spinel. I believe the diamonds are .51 ctw and measure approximately 4.3mm. Sorry, I wish I had more stats on them. I think the "squaty" dimensions on the spinel (7.65x8.94) make the diamonds look even bigger though.
 

pinkjewel

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It looks lovely-the trillions really set off the spinel color!
 

pregcurious

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I'm trying to get a handle on stone dimensions and finger coverage. Could you tell us your ring finger size?
 

lavatea

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Very nice! Is this a RHR or e-ring (sorry if I missed that info somewhere)? Will you stack it with any type of band?
 

sparklyheart

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Very pretty ring!!!
 

goffgirl

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Hi lavatea-
This is an e-ring to work with my emerald e-ring. Since these stones are too soft to wear everyday, I plan to rotate between the two. I also wear a gypsy platinum band embedded with the diamonds from my original e-ring, as a wedding band.

Here's a pic of my Zambian emerald
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And another picture of the spinel. I think it conveys the depth of color. I have more daylight today to take pics! I would also include a side shot of the ring, but there seems to be a problem with the image control panel.
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Arkteia

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Beautiful color and a great-looking ring. It is nice to see pictures of Ed's stones in real life. The photography technique he uses is "too beautiful" and there few Ed's stones posted here. Your spinel looks true to pictures, and then some! It is amazing that you found such a beautiful setting at an affordable price! Congratulations!

And your emerald ring is stunning. Is it posted anywhere?
 

pregcurious

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I think spinel should be durable enough to wear everyday. I love the daylight picture.
 

Aven

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Both of your rings are gorgeous, such wonderful colors in each of them!
 

Aoife

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Lovely stones in lovely, classic settings! Thank you for sharing! :appl:
 

Kismet

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Gorgeous stone! And what a lucky find on the setting too.
 

AGBF

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goffgirl|1313243349|2989955 said:
Thank you so much for the generous responses. And to think I was worried that no one would comment on the ring.
Surely you jest! Your ring is spectacular! I have not visited the Colored Stone forum for several days or I would have jumped on your posting the first day you posted it!

What I cannot fathom is how is how you picked such a beautiful spinel, such gorgeous side stones, and set them in a graceful and eye catching ring all posted in about one page while I took about 300 pages just to pick the spinel and start picking the side stones for a ring! One of us is pretty inefficient and boring. I'm not saying who, however, in order to protect the guilty!

Wear your gorgeous ring in good health!

Hugs,
Deb/AGBF
:read:
 

Laila619

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Wow, that spinel is truly gorgeous! And the side stones just set it off perfectly. What an amazing find on the setting! :appl:
 

Porridge

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It's lovely! Great colour, and those side stones are gorgeous with it :appl:
 
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