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FrekeChild

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I'm talking about 22 red spinels.

I have 14 that will be put into an eternity band and 2 more that I want to make studs with. But that leaves me with 22 that I really have no idea what to do with. So I'm hoping that you have some suggestions! They vary a little bit in size: 2-2.5mm and they are all round. I'm leaning towards making a necklace, but I'm certainly open to ideas!

Attaching a picture of all 24.

Please help!

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LD

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How big are they when they're all together? The reason I'm asking is that I've got a Tsav necklace that is graduated in colour. If you teamed the spinels with a slighter lighter pink stone and graduated, that would be lovely.

Edit: Just realised you had posted measurements. So a row of 5 would be around 12.5mm?.

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pregcurious

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How about a station necklace in the same metal as your eternity band and earrings. It would make quite the set.
 

packrat

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I vote for a cool pendant along the lines of Gypsy's and LD's, in rose gold to go w/the eternity band.
 

FrekeChild

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LovingDiamonds|1312148957|2981221 said:
How big are they when they're all together? The reason I'm asking is that I've got a Tsav necklace that is graduated in colour. If you teamed the spinels with a slighter lighter pink stone and graduated, that would be lovely.

Edit: Just realised you had posted measurements. So a row of 5 would be around 12.5mm?.
I love your necklace. They are quite small I feel like, but I was thinking something similar. They don't graduate in color as much as your tsavs, and they certainly aren't really even enough in size...I was playing with them a little bit and made kind of a star shaped thing.

They look pink here...they aren't.

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EricaR

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FrekeChild|1312146835|2981208 said:
I'm talking about 22 red spinels.

I have 14 that will be put into an eternity band and 2 more that I want to make studs with. But that leaves me with 22 that I really have no idea what to do with. So I'm hoping that you have some suggestions! They vary a little bit in size: 2-2.5mm and they are all round. I'm leaning towards making a necklace, but I'm certainly open to ideas!

Attaching a picture of all 24.

Please help!
Make something in the shape of a cupcake, duh!
 

jstarfireb

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I'd love to see them in a "spinels by the yard" necklace. A really long necklace, like one that goes down past chest level, that you could even wrap around your neck twice for a shorter look, could make use of all of the stones. Maybe 36 inches or so, with the spinels evenly spaced.
 

FrekeChild

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I was thinking that too Jstar. I fear for doing it in rose gold because of the cost. :$$): :$$): :$$): :$$): :$$): :$$): :$$):

Ugh.

My first thought for the ring was originally a "slash of color" across my finger. I was thinking about how to carry that over to a necklace, but I can't imagine anything to achieve that same feel...
 

jstarfireb

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You could do spinels by the yard in silver, or maybe silver with rose gold bezels?
 

TristanC

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Save money. Post the remaining 12 to me, and save on the setting costs. Postage is quite cheap. ;-)

I would do a vertical strip necklace, falling straight down in varying lengths if you have enough stones... you can set in sterling... should be cheapish and delicate. But I like delicate. Might take more than 12 spinels to achieve though
 

natsplat

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What about using 6 of them to make detachable dangles to go with your studs, and use the rest in a "random" patterned DBTY necklace: ie not evenly-spaced, and possibly a pendant centre to it...? I also fancy the idea of a long thin hairclip of a line of them: louche and luxe :twirl: Argentium would look wonderful with their colour. Looking forward to seeing the results!
 

Lady_Disdain

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If gold wasn't so astronomically high, those spinels would look amazing burnished set in a bracelet (this one is by Barbara Heinrich).

But, budget wise, I love the idea of a hairclip. I think hair jewelry is too often overlooked.

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chrono

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I fear the problem really lies with the cost of gold these days, otherwise the suggestions will be endless.
 

Lady_Disdain

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Chrono|1312302415|2982363 said:
I fear the problem really lies with the cost of gold these days, otherwise the suggestions will be endless.
True, specially since the beautiful red cries out for yellow gold.
 

pregcurious

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How about a pendant that doubles a brooch? You could do a freeform shape like a spiral.
 

FrekeChild

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You guys are coming up with a ton of great ideas! I hadn't even thought of a hairclip!

I feel like the cost of gold is really what's holding me back at this point. I can't even really picture them being set in silver--they are just too red!

Tristan! Don't you get any ideas!
 

chrono

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Definitely yellow gold for these little guys. Wow, hairclip? Where will you wear such a thing? I don't see many people wearing jeweled items like that anymore.
 
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