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  1. Loves Vintage
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    by Loves Vintage » Feb 18, 2016
    Oh my gosh! In addition to the gorgeous pieces posted here, I've been looking at his FB photos! I want a Floret pendant!! Soooooo pretty!!
     
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    by picante27 » Feb 18, 2016
    That's great to hear his pricing is comparable to David's!
    I requested a quote for earrings yesterday, can't wait to hear back!
     
  3. Lovinggems
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    by Lovinggems » Feb 18, 2016
    Hi Acinom, just going to thread jack briefly because I would like some help from you, hope you don't mind. I purchased a very small paraiba from Yvonne, it's 5.7 x 2.77 mm. She sent me a few layouts (mine wouldn't be exactly the same as it is smaller), which one do you like? Side stones Hauyne inner, paraiba outer, 14kt White gold.
    Thank you.

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  4. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Feb 18, 2016
    Wait. A. Minute. When did this happen Lovinggems??? Look at that glow :love: :love:

    I love the outlines! To be able to combine that stone with hauynes and paraiba melee.
    Your question is a difficult one as it is very personal. Personally I would choose outline A because of the sophisticated elegance. A glowy stone like that does not need much. Since I have old lady hands I might also consider outline B for a little more ring coverage.
    Personally I would not consider C for this special center stone. The stone is too special to be overwhelmed.

    There is no ugly option here though, so just listen to your heart. Now I am off to the Paraiba and Cuprian tourmaline thread to post your stone. Do you also have a pic of the melee?
     
  5. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Feb 18, 2016
    Aaah... I agree. The Floret pendant looks amazing. I have posted 2 pendants on page 1 to drool over as Arkieb also mentioned the Floret pendant.
     
  6. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Feb 18, 2016
    You did!!! Is it for a pair of dangling earrings or studs? I love his 'ear jewelry'. Do you have an inspiration pic or will Alistair create a new design for you?
     
  7. Lovinggems
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    by Lovinggems » Feb 18, 2016
    Thank you Acinom, I feel much more reassured after hearing your thoughts. I don't have a photo yet with the stones together but if I receive it I'll post it on the paraiba /Cuprian thread. Also your hand showcase your rings nicely!

    Since the AUD is very low at the moment, maybe you should consider picking up your future projects in person. :halo:
     
  8. picante27
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    by picante27 » Feb 18, 2016
    I really like his floret design, so I was thinking a pair of stud earrings set that way would be beautiful. But, I am not opposed to a small pair of dangles either, so I guess it will depend on his quotes. I bought a pair of Mozambique garnets form Yvonne when she had the sale going on. They are a nice grape purple color that matches my JW pendant really well, so I'm excited to have them set :)
     
  9. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Feb 18, 2016
    Please keep us updated to the max picante :appl:
    Your grapy stones from Yvonne sound delicious. Do you have a photo?
    Looking forward to see what Alistair comes up with. The floret design for the studs is so amazing and I can just see a dangly version just hanging right under the earlobe :love:

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  10. picante27
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    by picante27 » Feb 19, 2016
    Yes! delicate little drop earrings with the garnets set in that beautiful floret design! That would be so pretty. I'm still waiting for a response and will be sure to update!

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  11. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Feb 20, 2016
    Ooh! Your garnets are so pretty picante. I love these. They will shine in the Floret design.
     
  12. picante27
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    by picante27 » Mar 6, 2016
    I came back to share the beautiful design that Alistair came up with for my drop earrings (with his permission). He has been very quick with his responses to my emails and sent me this lovely "rough sketch" after I gave him a vague idea of what I had in mind. His drawing is so much better than anything I could've dreamt up! He took into account everything I asked for, like screw backs and to have the stones be articulated and able to move, and I love the clean lines and elegant design he came up with. They will be made in 18k white gold. I'm planning to start the project early this summer and am really looking forward to working with Alistair!

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  13. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Mar 6, 2016
    What a gorgeous design from Alistair picante. I love the clean lines and elegance. These earrings will be so special, yet super wearable. I am looking forward to see how this unfolds. Thanks for sharing the fabulous design :wavey: :wavey:

    And indeed, I love his 'sketches'. They are pieces of art in itself.
     
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    by lovedogs » Mar 6, 2016
    Agreed, Acinom--what he calls sketches are just incredible! So "real" looking and gives a great sense of what the piece will look like in real life. Picante I am so excited to follow this design--can't wait to see how it turns out!
     
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    by caf » Mar 7, 2016
    Love the sketches. Those will be great earrings.
     
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    by Siameseroo » Mar 31, 2016
    So many stunning pieces in this thread! I love them all!

    More photos please!
     
  17. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Mar 31, 2016
    Happy to oblige ricezo :lol:. I have not posted my new Alistair Kelsey ring yet.
    I have asked him for his inspiration for this ring:

    "My influence for this piece was the bold belly
    of the stone and it’s beautiful facets, but also
    to contrast with a liquid flow. I wanted the lines
    to roll off each other and connect each surface
    with a shadow line, and for the ring to feel rich
    and full."

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    by Siameseroo » Apr 1, 2016
    Love it! Looking forward to hand shots when it arrives.
     
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    by Loves Vintage » Apr 14, 2016
    I'm popping in to share this "rough sketch" for my blue topaz cut by Doug a few years ago. I sent a few photos of rings with features that I like to Alistair, and he came up with this! So easy! One day, I'll become a more modern girl, but for now, still feeling vintage-y.

    Any other additions to this thread? Works in progress?

    Acinom - I commented in your other thread, but I really love Radiance! Hand shots soon?

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  20. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Apr 14, 2016
    Thank you ricezo/siameseroo and Loves Vintage!!! AK is working on yet another ring for me and they will be shipped together.

    Loves Vintage: what a stunning design!!!! :love: :love: :love: Will you start the process right away? I am looking forward to see the result.
     
  21. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Apr 14, 2016
    Ah, I just realised I forgot to post AK's design for my Sunstone Iolite:
    I love the design and the fact that it's outside my usual comfor zone.

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  22. Rfisher
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    by Rfisher » Apr 14, 2016
    Wow Acinom
    I never knew that combo of stone existed.
    The finished product should be phenomenal.
    But then, I don't think I have seen any of your ring executions not be exceptional.....
    What karat rose gold are you going with? As in how pink is the alloy you are wanting?
    Can't wait to see this one.....
     
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    by lovedogs » Apr 14, 2016
    Wow lovesvintage!! I am so excited about your project! I rarely see AK use diamond melee (other than for wedding sets on his site), so I am excited to watch how it turns out :) also his sketches are always incredible so I love seeing them!
     
  24. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Apr 14, 2016
    Forgot to ask what kind of metal you will use for your beautiful ring Loves Vintage. AK's sketches are such pieces of art. I cannot wait to see the fnished ring.

    Thank you for your kind words Rfisher!!! Alistair will use 18k RG for the ring.
     
  25. Loves Vintage
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    by Loves Vintage » Apr 14, 2016
    Hi Acinom - Yes, starting right away. 18k WG. The sunstone iolite is exceptional. My daughter would be all over that stone! And, WOW to that ring design. Will you do the solid RG sections (listed as optional)? ETA: Where did you find the Sunstone Iolite?

    Hi LovesDogs - Thank you! I know, I love seeing his sketches too! So funny that he calls them rough sketches.
     
  26. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Apr 14, 2016
    Yay for starting right away!! Your stone will look so beautiful in 18K WG. Your setting will be very Art Deco :love:

    My Sunstone Iolite is sourced by Brad (Bradley Payne of TheGemTrader). I indeed will do the solid gold sections.

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    by packrat » Apr 15, 2016
    I am liking the continued things on this thread. Thinking I might change directions with my chrysoberyl reset.
     
  28. Loves Vintage
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    by Loves Vintage » Apr 18, 2016
    Tell us more about what you're thinking, Packrat. And, can you post photos of your chrysoberyl?
     
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    by packrat » Apr 18, 2016
    Ugh I don't even know what I'm thinking now! I will get on Jd's laptop and post links to the stone. I don't know how to do it from my phone. I like bezels/semi bezels...but I don't want it to be super similar to my bezel three stone either. I love the setting its in currently, 'specially bc I came up with it myself, but it's silver and I want gold, and I thought to have something a little less bulky on the sides. Not that it's horribly huge or anything...
     
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