Um, thanks, Pennyc? I use small and medium size stones for rings. The huge ones I tend to make into pendants. Hopefully some of these can give you ideas on how to set your own small but mighty gems.
Yes, it was definitely worth the wait.OMG OMG OMG! I saw the dragonfly on his site and was so excited! It is so darling and looks like it just alighted on your hand. Long time coming but so very worth it.
And I vote for 108. Gotta have goals.
I'm periodically changing which ones go into which box, haha. So until I work out a more permanent sorting arrangement, and the rings stay put in the same box, I just don't think it's something that I'm inclined to do. I have more loose stones to set, for instance. 4 paraibas, 2 spinels, an emerald, and 2 spess, and 1 blue sapphire for the major ones.Umm can we ask to see the other 20 plus rings too. And more pics of your collection pls.
You have amazing rings yourself, Acinom. I'm floored that you'd find my collection inspiring.I sooooo loooove your collection. Very beautiful and inspiring
Should I arrange the rings by metal? Jeweler/bench? Should I set aside the ones I personally designed from the ones I acquired as is, or separate the custom settings from where I just picked stones to fit into CRD, Stuller, Daniel M styles?
nothing like a full jewelry box to remind myself I have enough rings. This is not including the 20 or so in other boxes. I've stopped buying loose stones, but I've still got more to set...
Would it just be enabling myself to order a ring box holding 108?
Apart from the wonderful colors of your collection, what amazes me is the speed with which you've created them. It seems to me that many of them were designed and completed within the last 3 years. So impressive!
Gorgeous bangles. Beautiful colour play.
Did I indeed read correctly that you have 4 loose Paraiba’s? Can you treat us on a group shot?
Now that the stock market is in misery territory, I jumped ship to focus on bling again.
I started with Canadian nephrite and an emerald cab.
Then some gahnite possibly to go with the emerald.
Is it only in sunlight that the nephrite looks bright?Can you clarify what you mean by dead green? I find there's more yellowish green when I look at nephrite. The best ones are an apple green. Good nephrite does look vibrant in sunlight. Don't expect to find any bluish greens in nephrite, as you might find in jadeite.