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AnastasiaBeaverhausen

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I don’t have calipers but looking at against other gemstones where I know the size, I’m going to say the moonstones are probably about 3mm. Small but mighty :). The ring is a size 6 but I have really small hands and it’s not as big on me as some other size 6 rings I have so I’m going to guess closer to 5.75.

This is making me go shopping for some calipers and a mandrel. As if I needed help feeding my obsession ;-)

Thanks for the info! Sounds like 5mm moonstones will be too large to use as sidestones for a ring for me.

And that reminds me to replace the batteries in my calipers....and buy a mandrel too, lol.
 

LemonMoonLex

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@Django0413 Lovely little ring! I love the contrast between the rainbow moonstones & ruby!

@Gloria27 I've inherited what was my mother's lilac bush which she was given from my grandmother, so lilacs are very symbolic and meaningful to me. Your ring is so sweet!

@autumngems I searched for them a few days ago from my purchases, to see if I wanted to bid on anything else and was shocked to see nothing listed, that may be why you can't find them. Also how does one link a seller here?
 

Gloria27

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@TheGarnetGirl


Thanks!

If you are interested, there's one in gold, very similar, if you wait for sales (Valentine's Day approaching) you might get it at half price. They also can resize it for you.
 
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LemonMoonLex

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@TheGarnetGirl


Thanks!

If you are interested, there's one in gold, very similar, if you wait for sales (Valentine's Day approaching) you might get it at half price. They also can resize it for you.

You are literally the sweetest thing! Thank you so much!
 

LemonMoonLex

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I wanted to add my most recent small purchases to the thread & they're both loose stones!

This 2.48ct 8x12x6mm solid Australian Crystal opal from Lightning Ridge with a floral pattern.

$115 won through auction from Kucina Opals on eBay.

It will definitely be a ring but I'm unsure of how I'll set it! Either something sleek and bezel set NS orientation with miligrain OR something artsy and modern set in claws EW orientation with a little 3.5mm OEC set next to it on the band.

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I also just bought the sweetest pair of raw spessartite garnets for only $40!

They are a lovely cubic shape and are approximately 4.5mm & .70cts each!

I'm planning to create the daintiest dangle earrings out of them with rose gold fish hooks & little rose gold claw settings that hold them! I want them close to the ear lobe & to look like little dangling candies!

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Spessartite earrings are finished & on their way to me!

Details:
- Pair of raw cuboidal orange soda spessartite garnets
- Set in solid 14k rose gold cage settings with four claws holding the stones in on both sides

I love how sweet these turned out and the entire project was under $180 (including the gems.) I always admire the rough & raw versions of colored stones but never know how to quite interpret them into fine daily wear jewelry so these are so fun!

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Django0413

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Spessartite earrings are finished & on their way to me!

Details:
- Pair of raw cuboidal orange soda spessartite garnets
- Set in solid 14k rose gold cage settings with four claws holding the stones in on both sides

I love how sweet these turned out and the entire project was under $180 (including the gems.) I always admire the rough & raw versions of colored stones but never know how to quite interpret them into fine daily wear jewelry so these are so fun!

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That color is gorgeous! Congrats!
 

LemonMoonLex

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That color is gorgeous! Congrats!

Aww thank you! Rough spessartites are quite inexpensive in those
bright desirable pop colors! Brad from the Gem Trader had a single one that was a bit larger than mine for a really great price that sold but might have more! Also I love your bright & colorful stackers in your avatar photo!
 
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