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  1. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Dec 27, 2015
    I'm thinking of making a toi et moi style ring with a garnet (my birthstone) and a tourmaline (my partner's birth stone).

    I just got this mozambique purple garnet from Barry. What color/size/shape tourmaline do you think would go well with it?
    I'm thinking yellow gold for the setting. The garnet is 6.5mm round.

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  2. Niel
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    by Niel » Dec 27, 2015
    I think a copper bearing tourmaline would be the most attractive but sadly the most expensive
     
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    by MakingTheGrade » Dec 27, 2015
    I could also potentially do garnet and opal but I worry about the softness of opal and if a cab and a faceted stone would look weird together.

    Here's an example of a toi et moi or bypass ring.

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    by MakingTheGrade » Dec 27, 2015
    Haha yeah, outside my price range for sure.

    Thought I'd just post this as eye candy. I don't want to do anything this elaborate but thought it'd be a good example of mixing shapes.

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  6. Niel
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    by Niel » Dec 27, 2015
    Some bypass (and one not quite bypass moi et toi ) rings I think would be lovely

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    by dk168 » Dec 28, 2015
    I personally would prefer another faceted stone of the same size for a by-pass ring as I like symmetry.

    As for the other CS, I believe a yellow-green will go well with the stone, like a Peridot.

    DK :))
     
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    by chrono » Dec 28, 2015
    Light or mint green garnet!
     
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    by gingercurls » Dec 28, 2015
    I completely agree!
     
    


    


  11. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Dec 28, 2015
    Mmm, maybe I can find a mint green tourmaline? I like the idea of doing both our birthstones and not just mine :)
     
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    by MakingTheGrade » Dec 28, 2015

    Yeah I like the tourmaline but worry that the cut being different from barry's style of round would annoy me? I dunno, I'm a little OCD maybe but I feel like I'd constantly be comparing the two round cuts and be annoyed that the runner up didn't perform as well.
     
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    by MakingTheGrade » Dec 28, 2015
    What about something in pale gold and a yellow gold bezel seeing?

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    by Niel » Dec 28, 2015
    Here's one that's 6.5mm. it's from prima. It's listed a bit over 400 but I've seen them take offers also their ebay photos usually don't accurately show the stone sometimes, but they're usually very happy to send you back of the hand photos

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