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Tanzanite and Diamond Step Cut Three Stone

cokitty

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As I came home Saturday evening, I was so excited I could hardly breathe. I knew I had a package waiting for me from Steven Kirsch. In May I sat a major exam and the package contained my reward for passing. My hands were shaking as I opened the box. I had taken a huge risk deviating from my favorite stones (sapphire and ruby) for such an important and potential heirloom piece. This ring has a tanzanite as the main attraction. As I shook the gold embossed navy suede pouch into my hand I was hit with a sudden wave of worry. Had I made a mistake?

The ring came in a charming presentation box, simple and classic. Just like the pieces I tend to commission from Steven. I pressed the small brass button on the navy leather exterior to open the box. The interior is just as handsome, velvet with the ring angled up with the perfect first view and satin backing featuring Steven’s logo.

The ring is exactly what I would have most hoped for. Opening the box instantly assuaged all my concerns. The stone is the perfect mix of blue and purple and the tone varies by the lightening source. The proportions of the ring are perfect. The metal is perfectly smooth and feels like satin as I slide the ring onto my finger.

The center is a perfect purplish blue untreated Tanzanite. It reminds me of a super saturated bluebonnet. Like a little piece of home to wear around on my finger. The shank tapers gently up to the side stones. The step cut trapezoids enhance the beauty of the Tanzanite without overwhelming or distracting from it..

As you may have noticed I am extremely pleased with the final product. The center stone from Hemi is gorgeous and Steven has worked his magic finding the ideal side stones for a balanced elegant final piece.

The Tanzanite
Vendor: Hemi Englisher of GemCal.
Cut: Emerald Step Cut
Carats: 6.18
Measurements: 11.9x8.8x8.3mm
Color: Violet Blue
Saturation: Moderate
Clarity: Nearly Loupe Clean
Enhancement: None


Side Stones
Vendor: Steven Kirsch
Carats: 1.25 tcw
Cut: Step Cut Trapezoids
Color: E
Clarity: VS1

Setting
Vendor: Steven Kirsch
Metal: Platinum
Design: Three stone with double claw prongs
Size: Six

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Steven's Glamour Shots
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cokitty

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I tried to take some shots where you could see more of the purple tint, but it a fun way. PS used to be full of fun and crazy ring shoots. I miss those days!

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Cokitty, your ring is absolutely gorgeous! Your tanzanite is a beautiful colour, and no heat treatment makes it very special. The proportions with the side diamonds look great. Enjoy.
How about some hand shots, please?
 

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P.S. I loved your description of receiving your package and opening it. I could actually feel the anticipation building up. Good creative writing!
 

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Beautiful ring - it's gorgeous. Enjoy it in good health as it's a well deserved. :appl: :love: :love:
 

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Beautiful! The most perfect colour tanzanite & those diamonds..... :love: :love:

Please can we have a hand shot?
 

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Ah! Another beauty for your aready stunning ring collection. This ring is amazing :love: :love:
I am looking forward to see your handshots
 

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Beautiful! Congrats on your accomplishment!
 

cokitty

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Sorry for the delay! Posting between meetings, y'all know how it goes.

I've got a video of it outside...just have to figure out how to post that one. I will be back this evening with a plethora of photos.

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oh my goodness I love it! Such a great piece and the color on the tanzanite is striking! congrats!
 

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Gorgeous tanzanite and the setting is absolutely elegant and perfect. I love his settings so much and yours is exquisite!!! Looks amazing on you!!
 

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motownmama|1467049102|4048845 said:
I LOVE THIS!!!!!!
Thank you MTM! I am pretty excited myself!

Alex T|1467043041|4048800 said:
Beautiful! The most perfect colour tanzanite & those diamonds..... :love: :love:

Please can we have a hand shot?
They are coming Alex T!

Garnetgirl|1467040145|4048784 said:
P.S. I loved your description of receiving your package and opening it. I could actually feel the anticipation building up. Good creative writing!
Garnetgirl|1467040004|4048783 said:
Cokitty, your ring is absolutely gorgeous! Your tanzanite is a beautiful colour, and no heat treatment makes it very special. The proportions with the side diamonds look great. Enjoy.
How about some hand shots, please?
Thank you Garnet girl, SK does a great job with proportions.
 

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lovedogs|1467059902|4048941 said:
oh my goodness I love it! Such a great piece and the color on the tanzanite is striking! congrats!
Thanks love dogs!!!!
AprilBaby|1467051386|4048860 said:
Beautiful! Congrats on your accomplishment!
Thank you April Baby!
Acinom|1467051034|4048857 said:
Ah! Another beauty for your aready stunning ring collection. This ring is amazing :love: :love:
I am looking forward to see your handshots
Thank you Acinom. I do love colored rings! I will post the hands shots I took yesterday really soon!
 

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Cokitty, That is so beautiful. A tanzanite ring is definitely on my wish list. Steven Kirsch's work looks amazing. Congratulations!
 

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LLJsmom|1467074158|4049017 said:
Cokitty, That is so beautiful. A tanzanite ring is definitely on my wish list. Steven Kirsch's work looks amazing. Congratulations!
Thank you so much LLJsmom!

Wendylynne|1467070728|4049005 said:
OMG!!! This is incredible, timeless.

Want to sell????? I want! WOW
Evening Wendylynne, I am afraid not. But thank you for that extremely fine compliment.
JDDN|1467070267|4049002 said:
Gorgeous tanzanite and the setting is absolutely elegant and perfect. I love his settings so much and yours is exquisite!!! Looks amazing on you!!
Thank you JDDN, SK does do an amazing job doesn't he? I am very lucky to be able to work with him.
 

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Handshots:

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Outside handshots

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It's so great on your hand! Even more gorgeous then I expected on you! Congrats on an heirloom quality piece!
 

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lovedogs|1467077179|4049030 said:
It's so great on your hand! Even more gorgeous then I expected on you! Congrats on an heirloom quality piece!
Thank you so much Lovedogs! I am really happy with both the stone and the setting. Hemi and Steven make a great team!
 

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It's beautiful! :appl:
 

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Your ring is stunningly gorgeous.

I love your exquisite taste in all of your jewelry.

Congrats and enjoy.
 

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Another beautiful ring to add to your amazing SK collection! :love: :appl:
 
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