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  1. lilmosun
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    by lilmosun » May 4, 2019
    You might be waiting a few years:geek2: I took up beading years ago and my friend has a store. I have a whole room of supplies but only do an occasional project. I tell my husband that I'm saving it for my retirement :lol-2:
     
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  2. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » May 8, 2019
    @lilmosun that pendant is insanely beautiful. I absolutely love the design, and the haunyte / paraiba accent it perfectly. Yay!
     
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    by sapphiremomma » May 8, 2019
    Just received my preloved Mali mint garnet pendant in the mail from @ilovegemstones! The garnet is so bright and sparkly! Looks great in all lights, but I think my favorite is outdoors in the shade. It’s more green than my pics are showing very “limey” just like it was described!

    I don’t wear rose gold usually so hoping I can get used to it. It’s gorgeous but I’ve always stayed away since I have pinkish skin. But it definitely looks great with the stones!
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  4. T L
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    by T L » May 8, 2019
    What an amazing Mali. I always wanted a nice one, but the ones I bought ended up being too brown. :knockout:

    That’s an exceptional quality stone and the setting with the warm side stones and rose gold really make it pop!! Well done.:appl:
     
    


    


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    by sapphiremomma » May 8, 2019
    I’ve tried to look at other Mali’s online just to compare and I haven’t seen one yet that is a nice and green as this one!
     
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    by voce » May 8, 2019
    I don't know what makes Mali garnets Mali as opposed to green grossular garnets like tsavorite and mint garnet. I LOVE the green center stone, but if I may be honest, I don't think that the pink sidestones are its equal.
     
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    by elle_71125 » May 15, 2019
    My DH bought me this Lily ring for our anniversary. I’m totally in love with the Lily style setting now...It’s ultra feminine yet totally wearable. I’d definitely be happy with a whole slew of these babies in my jewelry box. :kiss2:

    ETA: I forgot to mention what’s in there. The center and outer stones are Burma spinels. The middle stones are mint garnets.

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    by scouty » May 15, 2019
    :love::love::love: did your hubby choose the stone design himself?! The mint with pink is perfection.
     
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    by T L » May 15, 2019
    Elle, that is so beautiful. It kind of reminds me of a modern interpretation of sone renaissance pieces of jewelry I’ve seen. What beautiful colors together and superb workmanship.
     
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  10. voce
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    by voce » May 15, 2019
    Yayy!! I have been looking at that one from time to time. It looks even better from your pictures than Yvonne's. Your DH has good taste, and I'm thrilled that you are the owner of that ring now! It looks beautiful on you, and of course I love the pictures you take to show us. :kiss2:

    Where do you live, BTW? It seems that there's always gorgeous foliage around to showcase your rings. :mrgreen2::lol-2:
     
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    by T L » May 15, 2019
    Maybe you can wave your hands over the dandelions on my lawn and they will magically disappear, LOL
     
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    by leslie1956 » May 15, 2019
    What a gorgeous anniversary gift, Elle! That color combination is stunning :) Hope that you and DH have many more happy years together.
     
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    by strawrose » May 15, 2019
    @elle_71125 it’s time to update your post and “all on one hand” shot. :twisted2:
     
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    by elle_71125 » May 15, 2019
    My husband has many talents but color coordination isn’t one of them. In fact, he often asks me if his shirt matches his pants. :lol: He made the wise decision to buy this premade from Yvonne’s shop. :mrgreen2:

    Thank you so much. I love the color play. The mints look better irl..as they so often do but it’s Yvonnes Lily ring that I’m totally in love with. Such a beautiful style. :kiss2:

    Thank you. I think so too and I’m very happy to call this baby mine. :love:
    Sadly, the lush foliage is not my own. I took these pics on our Jamaican vacation. :cool2:

    Sad to say these are not my plants. I took these on our Jamaican vacation. I’m that crazy lady that blows the dandelions all over the yard. In an effort to prevent my husband from murdering me in a fit of dandelion infused rage, we now pay someone to kill the dandelions before they pop up. :whistle:

    Thank you for both the compliment and the well wishes. :kiss2:

    Oh God, that last one made my hand pretty angry. :eek-2: Maybe I’ll give it another go, after I receive one more thing. :twisted2:
     
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    by Sungura » May 15, 2019
    Love it! That is my favorite of Yvonne’s designs. The tropical light and flora are a perfect backdrop for the gems.

    Enjoy your Jamaican holiday!
     
    


    


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    by ilovegemstones » May 16, 2019
    Just saw this now! I am so happy you love it Sapphiremomma! Wear it in good health!
     
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    by strawrose » May 28, 2019
    AEABE3CD-C1A9-47E9-929F-52DAE9CE28C0.jpeg While waiting for a special project :twisted2:, I purchased these rubellite earrings.
     
  18. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » May 28, 2019
    Today I found a gem that will make a lovely addition to my rose gold stackers from CRD. This green pariaba has a slight window but should look fine once set.

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    by elle_71125 » May 28, 2019
    They look beautiful! :kiss2:
     
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    Ooh, I’m so glad you bought it. Now I can’t wait to see how the stacker turns out.:love:
     
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    I needed another brightly colored stacker :)
     
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    by Sungura » Jun 15, 2019
    Just received this 6.5 mint garnet in one of Yvonne’s new Edwardian settings. It is 14k yellow gold with 6 tiny diamonds. The gem is step cut with excellent crystal and is nearly eye clean. Closeup photos show flaws that the eye doesn’t see.

    Full disclosure: I developed this ring with Yvonne as well as the tourbillon ring - but don’t let that stop you from critiquing it if you wish. I
    realized I rarely see my rings face up during the day unless I push open a door. I wanted a something that would be interesting from all the angles I typically see. I also wanted a ring that would look good in silver with no side stones so I could set a number of inexpensive rounds from Yvonne that I have in my collection

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  23. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Jun 15, 2019
    Lovely! I thought those two were very interesting designs.
     
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    by lilmosun » Jun 15, 2019
    Beautiful mint garnet @Sungura :love: ! I love the setting concept...I prefer to set my stones high for the same reason but that can make them less practical for every day wear (which kind of defeats the purpose lol)..what a great solution!
     
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    by leslie1956 » Jun 15, 2019
    I love your ring, Sunguru! I also have my eye on this design for the next time I have a 6 mm gem from Yvonne.
     
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    Beautiful stone and setting design. Enjoy wearing your new ring!
     
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    by elle_71125 » Jun 15, 2019
    That is one eye popping mint and I love the profile view. :love:
     
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    by voce » Jun 27, 2019
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    Just showing off my new cushion halo.

    @Sungura love your luscious beautiful mint garnet. Definitely a candylicious one I want to pop in my mouth. And thank you so much for developing the Edwardian scoop with Yvonne; I look forward to setting a sapphire in it sometime later this year.
     
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  29. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Jun 27, 2019
    Such a pretty new spinel ring, voce! The pink, green and rose gold is a good combination :)
     
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    by voce » Jul 12, 2019

    Both these rings originally came from Cecile Raley Designs. @leslie1956 you must share hand shots of your beautiful paraiba cab as well! :razz:
     

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