- Nov 3, 2009
Thank you! I love chrysoberyls. I had mine made by JanishJewels from Etsy. She is a nice lady and a very good jeweler.Love this! That contrast between rough and fine is so striking. That chrysoberyl is amazing! Thanks for sharing.
I’ve been wanting a cuff to go with my iron, gold and diamond neck collar, and something like this would be great. The artist who made mine only produces sporadically and i always seem to miss her stuff. Very frustrating.
Aww thanks Arkteia.They are both gorgeous!. The spinel... well, a fireball. And how does one get a jade ring on a budget, lol?
I love Jill’s designs; I’ve had her make two rings for me. But it had never crossed my mind to have her make a cuff bracelet, maybe because she doesn’t list bracelets in her pre-made jewelry assortment.A bracelet with chrysoberyl- I really like its color. Great stone, chrysoberyl. Jill Anish makes such good bezels.
Hehe I think it passes as a halo. IMO any overhanging bits surrounding a stone is a halo and I'm on a quest to see how many ways I can halo!that's beautiful
do you still call that a halo ?
i really love it
i find it hard to know where to draw the line full stop ! (imangine fall down laughing smilie)
Hehe I think it passes as a halo. IMO any overhanging bits surrounding a stone is a halo and I'm on a quest to see how many ways I can halo!
I'm tickled you like the apples so much. I find it really hard to draw the line with Jade. They have so many cute shapes. Where do I stop? Corn? Cabbage? Peanuts? Monkies?
ETA: please excuse the weird smilies. They're really not working properly!
I have made several custom-made designs with Jill.I love Jill’s designs; I’ve had her make two rings for me. But it had never crossed my mind to have her make a cuff bracelet, maybe because she doesn’t list bracelets in her pre-made jewelry assortment.
Your Chrysoberyl bracelet is lovely and is giving me all sorts of ideas!
Did you get it yet?????Haha that might have been me destined to have the shank sawed off and become a pendant, since it’s nowhere near my ring size!
I'm so jealous, and what a great price!I saw a 6mm piece of clear Argentinian rhodochrosite at the rock hound shop for $50, so I was happy to get this ring with the same baubles.
Thanks for the tip, and it is a great price. However am going to keep our powder dry until a Sweet Home Mine one shows up that doesn't break the bank!@prs have you looked at https://loupetroop.com/listings/necklaces-and-pendants/paraiba-and-rhodochrosite-18k-yg-pendant? Seems a great price and sweet design, but it's likely too big for me and not big enough for your DW . I remember once Desertrose had a loose rhodochrosite with TDF color, but I don't know who bought it.
What fantastic color!!!Ha! I’m still getting used to this new format. Ok...I’ll start a thread....but here is a little history fist. I fell in love with a natural spessartite garnet cube crystal that the gem trader had months ago but it sold. Then I found a natural crystal emerald ring as a fun alternative to my expensive, serious emerald ring. This just really created a bridge in appreciation of natural crystal forms in jewelry. Then, last Summer, I had an amazing vacation in Colorado and saw some fab rhodo specimens in jewelry stores, but all too small, too pale, too over priced etc..etc...Then, Brad had a 40sh carat rhomboid cube rhodo which blew me AWAY!!
@TheGarnetGirl I decided to buy the ring that inspired your ring. It's been on my radar for a while, and I waited as long as I could before pulling the trigger (last hour of sale). I figured I wouldn't get it for a lower price than the anniversary sale. It's gorgeous in person, but unfortunately my camera doesn't capture the true color. It's not purplish at all irl.
Thank you! I will keep you posted on that. The half open setting with soft, high karat gold makes it easier. Once it’s set, as long as I don’t drop it, it should be safe. Aside from aesthetics, the reason why I want to wear it on the gold collar Which I have, is that it is very strong and secure. No risk of it coming undone as chains sometimes do.What fantastic color!!!
I know rhodochrosite is so soft the vast majority of specimens are never faceted, let alone set. They are kept by collectors as gemstones simply for their beauty and rarity. I do admire your courage in setting that gorgeous stone as a pendant. If you have the time I would love to know how exactly you and DKJ decided to set it.
Thanks, @TheGarnetGirl ! It took me a while to get clear about how I wanted to set it. I’m really excited about it. I’ve been pairing down What I wear, and this will really be a fun addition, especially at work. I am looking for a matched pair of small rhodo rhomboid cubes for earrings now too because I think it really would be amazing to have a set. So if you happen to see any .....I was perplexed that nobody had bought that ring yet as it has such flare and I obviously adore the color combination! So happy to know that we are now ring cousins! (:
Love love love!!
& My lord I truly never tire seeing your crown/tiara ring. All of those gemmy stones set next to eachother and miligrained... delicious!
@Bluegemz I'm so happy that youve finally started the process of setting this stone! I think im personally going to melt when I see it on your neck in all of its soft-glow glory! Yum!!!
@leslie1956 Oh it looks lovely on your wrist! Such a delicate and sweet pop of color. I love your paraiba one as well! These bracelets are so perfect stacked together! I think a longer one for the ankle would be equally stunning.