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leslie1956

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Just gorgeous! I am trying to be patient waiting on my ring, it has been at the engraver's since Nov 8th. Should I start worrying?
I'd contact Yvonne and ask about the timeline. The engraver may be backed up with other projects since it's the holiday season. She is always super nice about those kinds of inquiries :)
 

voce

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I did a little thing... I couldn’t resist. I had been watching a sapphire and spinel pair in the shop for months... and finally decided to create this ring. It’s an absolutely gorgeous 3 stone ring! The colors are impossible to capture. Pardon my scraped up hands... 46156179-4295-471F-B216-DE463C806C5E.jpeg CA0DF140-2862-40D0-B9AE-2DD00EAC2F29.jpeg 63A6B2C5-400A-4941-BD72-F3C70E053B51.jpeg 977D8A3C-1EA3-40A4-92E8-DA308DA597BD.jpeg A7D266D5-A063-4363-BF44-CBC3A998DE8C.jpeg
Congrats on a beautiful ring! I hadn't seen the side views of her Vivienne design before, so getting to see your ring with these popping colors was a real treat!
 

voce

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Stunning! :kiss2:
 

CSpan

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My Emerald ring is finished, and I absolutely love it! Better pictures later or in a new thread 9648A402-35CF-4D88-A301-FCA7759BA6F0.jpeg
That color! And one of my favorite settings, just perfection all the way around. I also love your "for scale" model in the background. Little button eyed friend back there looks like he/she approves (or you have snack in your palm)
 

CSpan

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OMG so excited to finally being about to contribute to this thread. I love, love Yvonne's work and came upon a set of benitoite a few months back. I got lucky they were on sale and pounced without much regard for what the hell I'd do with them.
I was introduced to the stone ages ago and being an CA native they have always spoken to me as something so unique and authentic from this state.
At the time I had my first custom project in a diamond band going and wasn't going to set these but Yvonne managed to find a cast we could use which saved me from CAD etc expense.
Sadly, one of these finicky little guys cracked, which is par for the course. What wasn't par was how awesome Yvonne was. She offered to source me other stones, send me what was left to reset in the future, or add some engraving.
Um, engraving from Yvonne's guy? Yes please!
Of course the ring arrived while I was tromping through the tundra halfway to Belarus but look what i picked up!

Apologies for the photos, it was overcast and then dark before I got home.

First up the listing then my photos, indoors, led lighting.

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samranmal

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OMG so excited to finally being about to contribute to this thread. I love, love Yvonne's work and came upon a set of benitoite a few months back. I got lucky they were on sale and pounced without much regard for what the hell I'd do with them.
I was introduced to the stone ages ago and being an CA native they have always spoken to me as something so unique and authentic from this state.
At the time I had my first custom project in a diamond band going and wasn't going to set these but Yvonne managed to find a cast we could use which saved me from CAD etc expense.
Sadly, one of these finicky little guys cracked, which is par for the course. What wasn't par was how awesome Yvonne was. She offered to source me other stones, send me what was left to reset in the future, or add some engraving.
Um, engraving from Yvonne's guy? Yes please!
Of course the ring arrived while I was tromping through the tundra halfway to Belarus but look what i picked up!

Apologies for the photos, it was overcast and then dark before I got home.

First up the listing then my photos, indoors, led lighting.

Screenshot_20191008-232309_Chrome.jpg 20191213_181043.jpg 20191213_181131.jpg 20191213_181141.jpg 20191213_181224.jpg
So pretty!! I have always been drawn to the stone for the same reasons you were...I actually have the round ombre suite coming to me in the form of earrings from her after Christmas. :)
Congrats on your ring!
 

CSpan

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So pretty!! I have always been drawn to the stone for the same reasons you were...I actually have the round ombre suite coming to me in the form of earrings from her after Christmas. :)
Congrats on your ring!
OMG are those the 3mm? Yay! Earrings are probably much smarter too. Can't wait to see how they turn out. Someone had an ombre stacker she did and I swear if I hadn't already ordered this one I would have had her make me one with the 2.25mm she has.
 

samranmal

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OMG are those the 3mm? Yay! Earrings are probably much smarter too. Can't wait to see how they turn out. Someone had an ombre stacker she did and I swear if I hadn't already ordered this one I would have had her make me one with the 2.25mm she has.
Yes. The 3mm ones. I’ll post once I get them. I just want to go hang out in places with black light with them to see the blue glow!
 

CSpan

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Yes. The 3mm ones. I’ll post once I get them. I just want to go hang out in places with black light with them to see the blue glow!
I hadn't even thought of that, but you won't need to do that as they freaking pop in most lighting anyhow. Dickens to photograph. I cannot get over the dispersion, it makes it hard to see the actual color. My diamonds don't do this (granted my stones are 90% older cuts and throw a totally different type of wonderful light).
 

Stone Hunter

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OMG so excited to finally being about to contribute to this thread. I love, love Yvonne's work and came upon a set of benitoite a few months back. I got lucky they were on sale and pounced without much regard for what the hell I'd do with them.
I was introduced to the stone ages ago and being an CA native they have always spoken to me as something so unique and authentic from this state.
At the time I had my first custom project in a diamond band going and wasn't going to set these but Yvonne managed to find a cast we could use which saved me from CAD etc expense.
Sadly, one of these finicky little guys cracked, which is par for the course. What wasn't par was how awesome Yvonne was. She offered to source me other stones, send me what was left to reset in the future, or add some engraving.
Um, engraving from Yvonne's guy? Yes please!
Of course the ring arrived while I was tromping through the tundra halfway to Belarus but look what i picked up!

Apologies for the photos, it was overcast and then dark before I got home.

First up the listing then my photos, indoors, led lighting.

Screenshot_20191008-232309_Chrome.jpg 20191213_181043.jpg 20191213_181131.jpg 20191213_181141.jpg 20191213_181224.jpg
VERY nice, congrats!!
 

leslie1956

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OMG so excited to finally being about to contribute to this thread. I love, love Yvonne's work and came upon a set of benitoite a few months back. I got lucky they were on sale and pounced without much regard for what the hell I'd do with them.
I was introduced to the stone ages ago and being an CA native they have always spoken to me as something so unique and authentic from this state.
At the time I had my first custom project in a diamond band going and wasn't going to set these but Yvonne managed to find a cast we could use which saved me from CAD etc expense.
Sadly, one of these finicky little guys cracked, which is par for the course. What wasn't par was how awesome Yvonne was. She offered to source me other stones, send me what was left to reset in the future, or add some engraving.
Um, engraving from Yvonne's guy? Yes please!
Of course the ring arrived while I was tromping through the tundra halfway to Belarus but look what i picked up!

Apologies for the photos, it was overcast and then dark before I got home.

First up the listing then my photos, indoors, led lighting.

Screenshot_20191008-232309_Chrome.jpg 20191213_181043.jpg 20191213_181131.jpg 20191213_181141.jpg 20191213_181224.jpg
Gorgeous ring, I really love that setting with the engraving!
 

minousbijoux

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Beautiful ring. The engraving and milgrain goes perfectly with the antique blue of the benitoite.
 

Sunshinelab

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OMG so excited to finally being about to contribute to this thread. I love, love Yvonne's work and came upon a set of benitoite a few months back. I got lucky they were on sale and pounced without much regard for what the hell I'd do with them.
I was introduced to the stone ages ago and being an CA native they have always spoken to me as something so unique and authentic from this state.
At the time I had my first custom project in a diamond band going and wasn't going to set these but Yvonne managed to find a cast we could use which saved me from CAD etc expense.
Sadly, one of these finicky little guys cracked, which is par for the course. What wasn't par was how awesome Yvonne was. She offered to source me other stones, send me what was left to reset in the future, or add some engraving.
Um, engraving from Yvonne's guy? Yes please!
Of course the ring arrived while I was tromping through the tundra halfway to Belarus but look what i picked up!

Apologies for the photos, it was overcast and then dark before I got home.

First up the listing then my photos, indoors, led lighting.

Screenshot_20191008-232309_Chrome.jpg 20191213_181043.jpg 20191213_181131.jpg 20191213_181141.jpg 20191213_181224.jpg

Absolutely stunning! I love the engraving and the gems are gorgeous.
 

Sunshinelab

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That color! And one of my favorite settings, just perfection all the way around. I also love your "for scale" model in the background. Little button eyed friend back there looks like he/she approves (or you have snack in your palm)
Thank you! That was a happy accident so I could get the sunlight from the window... winter sun in the northeast snowbelt is hard to come by. He is always right beside me, or behind me (I fall over him a lot). He is a true love bug, my other lab is more independent.
 

leslie1956

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Just got danglies from CRD to wear on my rhodium plated diamond hoops from same. The red stones are 3mm Ant Hill pyrope garnets and the sparkly gems are 5 mm faceted moonstones. They are set in silver and are also rhodium plated. The project turned out even nicer than I expected, didn't expect so much sparkle from the moonstones!

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SparkleC

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I don't know what's taken me so long to share my stunning tourbillon custom sapphire ring from Yvonne. It's my not-an-ering-but-an-outward-manifestation-of-an-inward-commitment ring. How's that for a real mouthful?!?! I also have a thread about selecting the stone (from Inken) and another about the design process. I can't stop admiring her and smiling at how gorgeous she is.

Here's pictures from Yvonne when the ring was completed:

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YC 1.jpg


And here are some of my pictures:

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IMG_4449.jpg

IMG_4477.jpg
 

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strawrose

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I don't know what's taken me so long to share my stunning tourbillon custom sapphire ring from Yvonne. It's my not-an-ering-but-an-outward-manifestation-of-an-inward-commitment ring. How's that for a real mouthful?!?! I also have a thread about selecting the stone (from Inken) and another about the design process. I can't stop admiring her and smiling at how gorgeous she is.

Here's pictures from Yvonne when the ring was completed:

IMG_4376.jpg


VC2.jpg
YC 1.jpg


And here are some of my pictures:

IMG_4437.jpg

IMG_4439.jpg

IMG_4449.jpg

IMG_4477.jpg
Loooovelllyyy!
 
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