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The Alistair Kelsey collection

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by Acinom, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Oct 9, 2018
    Any updates on the stone search?
     
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    by Acinom » Oct 9, 2018
    How exciting for you! Looking forward to admire the result. Ask Alistair to keep the underside of the Floret ring open for cleaning.
    I am grateful to @pyramid for introducing Alistair here with two fabulous rings he created for her. He is so great to work with

    Do you have pics of your stones?.
     
  3. AmethystHope
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    by AmethystHope » Oct 11, 2018
    @Acinom - Sorry for the delayed reply! Indeed, thank you to @pyramid as well. Thank you for the tip re: keeping the underside open. I'm sending them off first thing tomorrow am, so these aren't the best pictures (dark outside here) but will give you an idea.

    The sapphire is a 1.71 ct step cut 6.53 x 6.48 x 4.42 mm. The cert lists growth structure, needle and feather inclusions. I really like the colour but doesn't have a lot of life to it. I don't think the setting helps it any. The ring is doing double duty; a reference for sizing the aqua and repurpose the stone to a pendant. I'll wear it more and not notice what bugs me about the stone.

    The aqua is 4.17 ct octagon cut 13.20 x 8.0 mm.

    Thank you for your interest!

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  4. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Oct 12, 2018
    Thanks for posting! You have two beautiful stones
     
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    by Acinom » Jan 11, 2019
    Any updates?
     
  6. AmethystHope
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    by AmethystHope » Jan 12, 2019
    Hi @Acinom - thank you for checking in. Due to the fact that the purple sapphire is set, there was a pretty steep import tax associated with sending finished jewellery to Alistair. The additional cost was not worth it for me. I went in a different direction and ordered a band from Alistair. It’s the one below - will be 18K rose gold. It should be on the way to me soon! Still planning to send the aquamarine to Alistair in a few months. =)2
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    by Wombats » Jan 13, 2019

    Your aquamarine is fabulous! May I ask where you sourced it please? Thanks so much
     
  8. AmethystHope
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    by AmethystHope » Jan 13, 2019
    @Wombats - Thank you! I purchased it from David at Multicolour. =)2
     
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  9. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Jan 13, 2019
    Your band is gorgeous!!! Beautiful shape and detailing and shining diamonds. Looking forward to admire your handshots.
    Oh my those import duties. So glad you found this our beforehand. You can ask a local bench to remove the stone, but make shore the are very exoerienced: the stone might break when they remove the bezel.
    Exciting that you will still have the Floret setting made for your aqua in a few months
     
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    by AmethystHope » Jan 13, 2019
    Thank you @Acinom!
    It was through the shipping process that I found out about the additional cost... Mercifully, they needed the money prior to sending, so it was easy enough just to cancel the shipment. Good lesson for the future, though.
    Eeek, thank you, I will make sure that if the sapphire is taken out, it is done by a skilled bench. This was part of the reason that I thought it was a good idea to send it to Alistair.
    I’m very excited about the band - it will pair with my 1.74 Q August Vintage European cut which is set in 18K rose and yellow.
    By the way, I was drooling over your black opal that Alistair set with the burnt tips... You have an incredible collection of rings; your style is impeccable! :kiss2:
    I will come back with pictures of the band!
     
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