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Show me your Yvonne Raley and Cecile Raley Designs!

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by apacherose, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Aug 14, 2019
    Well, we were in the final stages of setting my royal blue sapphire into a stacking ring when disaster struck:( Somehow, the setter managed to break my sapphire!
    Luckily, Yvonne had another 5 mm sapphire that I liked, that's a more cornflower shade of blue, so we are going to use it instead in the stacker.
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  2. Burmesedaze
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    by Burmesedaze » Aug 14, 2019
    Oh dear what a nasty shock.

    I hope this goes swell and dandy for you!
     
  3. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Aug 14, 2019
    Thanks, Burmesedaze! Yvonne's setter is top quality and very experienced, both he and Yvonne were stunned by this freak accident.

    I shared the story as an object lesson on how even the hardest of gems can break during setting. At least it wasn't a gem that would be hard to replace.
     
  4. voce
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    by voce » Aug 14, 2019
    Glad to hear you were able to get the stone replaced, Leslie. Thank goodness Yvonne has insurance for this.
     
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  5. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Aug 14, 2019
    That's for sure, voce! When working with a top-quality shop at least one always has the peace of mind knowing that the vendor will do right by the customer.

    I really like the new sapphire, too. It was cheaper than the one that broke and that difference in cost pays for setting the stacker plus the balance I owed on my emerald.
     
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  6. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Aug 17, 2019 at 8:54 PM
    Here is my stacker with the new sapphire. These are not staged pictures, Yvonne took them on her back porch :)


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