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Thoughts on diamonds and turquoise together??

tuffyluvr

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I am trying to figure out what to do with a suite of 5 rose cut ovals (about 1.7ctw) I've had for several years and I keep thinking how cool it would be to set them in a ring or even a bangle with turquoise. I know that turquoise is soft, but I just love the idea of mixing the sparkle of diamonds with the bright pops of turquoise. I know this is not a new look--I found some beautiful antique pieces on Pinterest, but I'd like to know people's thoughts. Is this a terrible idea or a great idea? Is it terribly impractical? Will my diamonds look fake next to turquoise?
 

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Re: Thoughts on diamonds and turquoise together??

Love it. Put it in yellow gold. Rich rich yellow gold... 22k. YUM! Since turquoise is softer, put it on a bangle maybe? Pendant?
 

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Re: Thoughts on diamonds and turquoise together??

They look great together. With either yellow or white metal. Not rose thoguh.
 

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Re: Thoughts on diamonds and turquoise together??

The only disadvantage is that you cannot use an ultrasonic or steam to clean it due to the turquoise.
 

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Re: Thoughts on diamonds and turquoise together??

A fabulous combination (especially in rich yellow gold)! If you decide upon a bracelet, I'd suggest opting for an open or C-shaped bangle or cuff. In my experience, those stay put & don't swivel around -- regardless of whether it's the traditional design or where adorned ends are worn on top of the wrist. So you wouldn't have to keep fiddling with the bracelet & there's much less risk of the turquoise (and diamonds) getting banged up.
 

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Re: Thoughts on diamonds and turquoise together??

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tuffyluvr

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Re: Thoughts on diamonds and turquoise together??

madelise said:
Love it. Put it in yellow gold. Rich rich yellow gold... 22k. YUM! Since turquoise is softer, put it on a bangle maybe? Pendant?

I was thinking 22k yellow gold!! I like white gold too, but 22k is just so yummyyyyyyy
 

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Re: Thoughts on diamonds and turquoise together??

Gypsy said:
They look great together. With either yellow or white metal. Not rose thoguh.
Agree
 

tuffyluvr

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Re: Thoughts on diamonds and turquoise together??

chrono said:
The only disadvantage is that you cannot use an ultrasonic or steam to clean it due to the turquoise.

Good point
 

tuffyluvr

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Re: Thoughts on diamonds and turquoise together??

MollyMalone said:
A fabulous combination (especially in rich yellow gold)! If you decide upon a bracelet, I'd suggest opting for an open or C-shaped bangle or cuff. In my experience, those stay put & don't swivel around -- regardless of whether it's the traditional design or where adorned ends are worn on top of the wrist. So you wouldn't have to keep fiddling with the bracelet & there's much less risk of the turquoise (and diamonds) getting banged up.

I am thinking a C-shaped bangle... Would that actually be a cuff? I have a silver and yellow gold c-shaped bangle that I love and wore for years without ever taking it off. One of the yellow gold bits is coming loose and needs a repair... Which I should do and start wearing again!
 

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