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Ring-ing in 2017: a 10.51ct Joe Escobar star sapphire ring

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by star sparkle, Jan 1, 2017.

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  1. star sparkle
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    by star sparkle » Jan 1, 2017
    Once again, Joe Escobar knocks it out of the park!

    (Long rambling narrative to follow, skip ahead if you just want to see the pics!)

    A star sapphire had been high on my wishlist for a couple of years, and Erik at Joe Escobar was keeping an eye out for the perfect one for me. He finally found one last year (December 2015) and it was love at first sight! We didn't know too much about the stone at the time, so we sent it off to AGS for a cert and lo and behold it came back as no heat. Awesome!

    It was quite a bit larger than I had ever been expecting at 10.51ct and 13.18mm x 12.25mm, so I was stumped as to how to set it. I knew I wanted it in a ring, but I have relatively small fingers and just didn't know how to make a stone so large work on my fingers.

    As the months went by, I would often think of my poor lonely star sapphire sitting unloved in my jewelry box with no home. It made me sad to think that it was just sitting there, but for the life of me I just couldn't figure out what to do with it. Then, one morning, I was laying in bed and came across a photo on IG that hit me hard as inspiration. I emailed Erik immediately and told him I had finally figured out what to do!

    I showed him the photo and also created a little very rough sketch (I can't even draw a circle or a straight line, so believe me when I say the sketch was *rough*) and tried to explain in words what I was going for. Luckily he understands my crazy by now and speaks my language, so he understood what I was getting at. A week or so went by while Maia, JE's in house designer, went to work on a sketch to bring my vision to life. We settled on sketch elements and it went into the hand-carved wax phase, where we made a few more decisions and a couple of tweaks. Not even two weeks later, my ring was finished!

    A million thanks and kudos to Erik, Maia, and the whole Joe Escobar crew for one again turning my visions into a reality that's beyond anything I could have ever imagined! I honestly had no idea it was going to turn out this well.

    TL;DR - here it is! A 10.51ct no heat star sapphire in a custom platinum vintage-inspired halo setting with .40cts of F VS melee. Sized at 5.25 for my middle fingers, though it also fits my index fingers. I plan on wearing this as a RHR.

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  2. star sparkle
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    by star sparkle » Jan 1, 2017
    Re: Ring-ing in 2017: a 10.51ct Joe Escobar star sapphire ri

    It's done!

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  3. star sparkle
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    by star sparkle » Jan 1, 2017
    Re: Ring-ing in 2017: a 10.51ct Joe Escobar star sapphire ri

    Some different angles..

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  4. star sparkle
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    Re: Ring-ing in 2017: a 10.51ct Joe Escobar star sapphire ri

    The last few, including a close up of the melee and milgrain ( :love: ), and a perspective shot.

    Thanks for looking!! :wavey:

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  5. MissGotRocks
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    by MissGotRocks » Jan 1, 2017
    Re: Ring-ing in 2017: a 10.51ct Joe Escobar star sapphire ri

    Wow - that turned out beautifully! I love the way the setting elongates the stone to the eye so that it looks appropriately sized to the finger. The details of the setting are beautiful indeed - very impressive all the way around!
     
  6. m-2-b
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    by m-2-b » Jan 1, 2017
    Re: Ring-ing in 2017: a 10.51ct Joe Escobar star sapphire ri

    Beautiful ring, beautiful pics! :love: I'm envious of your long tiny fingers as well! Hope you enjoy it for many years to come!
     
  7. foxinsox
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    by foxinsox » Jan 1, 2017
    Re: Ring-ing in 2017: a 10.51ct Joe Escobar star sapphire ri

    WOW! :love: that is lovely! What a perfect setting for your beautiful stone. Wear it in good health
     
  8. LLJsmom
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    by LLJsmom » Jan 1, 2017
    Re: Ring-ing in 2017: a 10.51ct Joe Escobar star sapphire ri

    This ring needs to be on Once Upon a Time. Worn by Regina. Wow. Amazing. Congratulations. Wow.
     
  9. dk168
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    by dk168 » Jan 1, 2017
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    Beautiful stone and ring, thanks for sharing.

    DK :love: :love: :love:
     
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    by Queenie60 » Jan 2, 2017
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    Your ring is beautiful. You have fabulous taste! Enjoy. :love:
     
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    by Yimmers » Jan 2, 2017
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    Love this! Absolutely gorgeous.
     
  12. Boom
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    by Boom » Jan 2, 2017
    Re: Ring-ing in 2017: a 10.51ct Joe Escobar star sapphire ri

    Wow!! :love: :appl:

    What a gorgeous ring! You wear it so well.
    More pics please!
     
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    by Alex T » Jan 2, 2017
    Re: Ring-ing in 2017: a 10.51ct Joe Escobar star sapphire ri

    Ooh, this is beautiful! I love the side profile - the claws are super lovely :love:
     
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    by missy » Jan 2, 2017
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    LOVE LOVE LOVE. :love: :love: :love:
    Gorgeous ring! Just beautiful. The setting, the profile, the size and the color OMG PERFECT. :love:
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    by JoCoJenn » Jan 2, 2017
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    WOW :love: Every aspect of the design is sheer perfection to allow the sapphire to shine. It's gorgeous; congrats! :appl:
     
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    by arkieb1 » Jan 2, 2017
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    Wow, what a totally unique way to set a Cab, love it!!!!!
     
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    by soxfan » Jan 2, 2017
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    Incredible. What a unique gorgeous setting for that star!!! :love: :love: :love:
     
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    by ac117 » Jan 2, 2017
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    It's beautiful! Looks like a magical and mesmerizing crystal ball! :love:
     
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    by waxing lyrical » Jan 2, 2017
    Re: Ring-ing in 2017: a 10.51ct Joe Escobar star sapphire ri

    It's beautiful! Gorgeous setting!
     
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    by Jambalaya » Jan 2, 2017
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    So beautiful! I love the soft, dreamy color - like mist. The white halo really makes it pop. Stunning!
     
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    Really, really lovely!
     
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    Amazing stone and ring :love:
    Great workmanship by Joe Escobar. The ring looks perfect on you. I love that the ring looks so refined with such a large stone.
     
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    Ohhhhh, spectacular!!!
     
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    OH, that's just gorgeous!!!
     
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    Stunning piece of art! Gorgeous!
     
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    by canuk-gal » Jan 2, 2017
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    HI:

    PS'ers really have the best jewellery! Your hands are gorgeous and you wear this beauty well.

    cheers--Sharon
     
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    I am so in love with this ring! Amazing!!! :appl:
     
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    by Bonfire » Jan 2, 2017
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    I love the setting!! I love the color of the stone!! Together it's magic! :love: :love: :love:
     
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    Re: Ring-ing in 2017: a 10.51ct Joe Escobar star sapphire ri

    MissGotRocks - Thanks! I knew I had plenty of N/S finger space to work with and not quite so much E/W, so I thought elongating the setting would be nice.

    LLJsmom - Your post made me LOL! DH and I just recently started watching Once and we've binge-watched the first 3 seasons. So fun! I showed him your post and he agrees. :wink2:

    Boom - It's rainy today, I'll try to get more photos when the sun makes another appearance. :)

    AlexT - Thank you! I did specify super pointy claws, I'm happy with how they turned out!

    ac117 - It does, doesn't it? Haha

    Jambalaya - Yeah, I always knew I wanted it in a bright white halo for that purpose exactly - I wanted the color to pop!

    Acinom - They did do an amazing job. The teeny tiny milgrain is sheer perfection. :love:


    Thanks so much m-2-b, foxinsox, dk168, Queenie60, Yimmers, missy, JoCoJenn, arkieb1, soxfan, waxing lyrical, luv2sparkle, aac2013, KaeKae, bettymac, and canuk-gal for your kind words! :wavey:
     
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    Thank you ilovegemstones and Bonfire!!!
     

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