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leslie1956

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This spinel and this ring are reminders of why I so very love Cecile Raley Designs. @deorwine the spinel we both adored is set! These are the glamour photos from Yvonne.
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@T L I hope you like it, as this is another warm-cool combination that looks just right, at least in these photos. @leslie1956 this would be right up your alley, too, I think. Red, green, lavender is one of my favorite color combos, and while the Jedi spinel set by Enhoerning was set in platinum with a cool vibe, I find the warmth of the rose gold of CRD brings out a different flavor and complements the warmth in the Mahenge spinel. I'm very much looking forward to seeing her in person. With this and with the aqua ring and I'll bet a bunch of other projects, the stones look better when set than through the gel of the sticky lid gem boxes.

@TheGarnetGirl was it you who wanted a separate thread on this camellia ring?
Thanks for the shout out, @voce :) The color combination in this ring is just stunning, I'd wear it in a heartbeat! All of the elements are in balance :love:
 

T L

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This spinel and this ring are reminders of why I so very love Cecile Raley Designs. @deorwine the spinel we both adored is set! These are the glamour photos from Yvonne.
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@T L I hope you like it, as this is another warm-cool combination that looks just right, at least in these photos. @leslie1956 this would be right up your alley, too, I think. Red, green, lavender is one of my favorite color combos, and while the Jedi spinel set by Enhoerning was set in platinum with a cool vibe, I find the warmth of the rose gold of CRD brings out a different flavor and complements the warmth in the Mahenge spinel. I'm very much looking forward to seeing her in person. With this and with the aqua ring and I'll bet a bunch of other projects, the stones look better when set than through the gel of the sticky lid gem boxes.

@TheGarnetGirl was it you who wanted a separate thread on this camellia ring?
@voce, I love all your pieces. You have an amazing gem and jewelry collection!! This is just another gorgeous addition.
 

2Neezers

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@voce Do you have a group photo of your recently received pieces all together? Id love to see a family photo of your beautiful new rings :))
 

voce

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@2Neezers so I happen to have left the green tourmaline and the Namibian spess garnet rings out (they're still in that safe), but here's four of the six most recent additions to my collection.
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Here's my ring selection for the week:
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@Rfisher thank you for the gems. I'm finding that putting lavender into the mix with orange and pink evokes the sunset sky even more for me than just the pink and orange.
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2Neezers

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They are all so beautiful! :love: I love all of your new pieces and especially adore the mint garnet and ruby ring. I don’t think I have seen that combo before. I’m adding that color combo to my wish list!
 

voce

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I have high hopes for the butterfly ring Daniel M is making for me :lol-2: super excited to see the CAD!


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Layout, and CAD. The butterfly in the CAD isn't as tilted, but looks so cute! :kiss2:
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scouty

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The antennas and overall angling makes it super fun! Really nice composition.
 

voce

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Ok, I'm still waiting on the CAD for the dragonfly ring, but the butterfly is finished, as is my magical girl ring!

I'm possibly going to be receiving both of these rings next week. Going to have a difficult time deciding which ring to feature as my new avatar image, so if you have opinions on that, let me know.

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2Neezers

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The butterfly ring is perfect :love: ! Your ideas are amazing and it’s awesome to see them come to life with your beautiful pieces. I love the colorful halo ring too:love:!
 

TheGarnetGirl

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Ok, I'm still waiting on the CAD for the dragonfly ring, but the butterfly is finished, as is my magical girl ring!

I'm possibly going to be receiving both of these rings next week. Going to have a difficult time deciding which ring to feature as my new avatar image, so if you have opinions on that, let me know.

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Wth, when I clicked on the alert it sent me to the beginning of your thread, not where I was, yet alas I still found colorful sparklies to look at and got lost but now that I'm finally here I want to say YOWZA!

Dan knocked that design out of the park! I love how feminine and cheerful your butterfly ring is! I keep on debating on if I'd actually wear an animal/insect themed ring that isn't an antique converted piece & I think your butterfly is slowly changing my mind! I love your cat ring but I thought long & hard and realized that I'd probably not wear her very much.

My vote is for the butterfly! It'll be unlike anyone elses avatar! (:
 

voce

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Played around with some loose gems as a way to de-stress. Considered Panjshir emeralds with rubies to go around the pear paraiba, then Panjshir emeralds with neon red spinels, but those colors were too attention grabbing; I'll stick with my original plan of rubies and demantoid garnets around that paraiba.
 

Pennyc

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@voce the butterfly ring is gorgeous so whimsical and a beautiful use of colour. Never tire of looking at your pieces
 

Yelena

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voce

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@Rfisher this is probably how I'll be setting your spinel and spesses. CRD's Camellia setting, probably silver. IMG_20200909_153650.jpg
 

voce

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Ooh- great choice on the camellia :)
excited to see this!
It'll probably be next year. I'm intending to set all the gems I show in post #410 before I get around to setting this one. My paraibas need a more permanent home!
 

voce

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My phone camera is not doing justice to the emerald and yellow diamond ring or to the oval paraiba halo ring (they have a lot more sheen and sparkle than picture shows), but I love how neon and sparkly the rings are in the third row from top. More eye catching than diamond halos in low light!
 

Yelena

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My phone camera is not doing justice to the emerald and yellow diamond ring or to the oval paraiba halo ring (they have a lot more sheen and sparkle than picture shows), but I love how neon and sparkly the rings are in the third row from top. More eye catching than diamond halos in low light!
Delicious colourful gems in interesting settings. Thanks for sharing :love:
 

voce

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I've already posted enough pictures of these rings :oops2:, but I was impressed by how intense they looked in the setting sunlight.
 

deorwine

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Ok, I'm still waiting on the CAD for the dragonfly ring, but the butterfly is finished, as is my magical girl ring!

I'm possibly going to be receiving both of these rings next week. Going to have a difficult time deciding which ring to feature as my new avatar image, so if you have opinions on that, let me know.

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I took a break from PS and missed these! I LOVE THEM. The butterfly is so whimisical and those stones really work super well together! And the -- did you call it magical girl ring? It really does look like magic, this might be one of my favorites of yours! What are the stones in this? (Apologies if you've said this before like five times and I have just missed them all!)
 

voce

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I took a break from PS and missed these! I LOVE THEM. The butterfly is so whimisical and those stones really work super well together! And the -- did you call it magical girl ring? It really does look like magic, this might be one of my favorites of yours! What are the stones in this? (Apologies if you've said this before like five times and I have just missed them all!)
Welcome back to PS! I've been on only very spottily as work has been crazy busy, and I'm usually wiped out and only want to spend time with my fiance or on Netflix when I'm tired.

Yes, you can search my thread (meet Aether) to see more pictures of the magical girl ring. It's a purple sapphire center, cobalt spinels and pink sapphires for the melee, all untreated.
 
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