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Yellow tourmaline journey.....

swaye2010

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Nov 16, 2015
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I posted about the problems with my yellow tourmaline before but finally got it set. I have been exploring colored stones and wanted to start with some affordable options with a new lapidary I had been working with. We found a light yellow piece of rough that he said would yield around a 2 carat moval stone and I went forward with the purchase.
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I was really looking for a lemon yellow colored stone and I know tourmaline’s





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can go a little golden. The original color was exactly what I was looking for.
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I sent it off to be set but my box was completely destroyed during shipping and the tip was broken off the tourmaline. I had to send it back to the lapidary for a recut and ended up with a big window. In the meantime, I had purchased a pair of .50 J VS2 diamonds for the sides and debated changing the center stone out but I had already invested so much time into finding this stone that I just went ahead and set it. I thought about doing a gold cup to obscure the window but I couldn’t settle on a design so I decided just to roll with my original 3 stone idea. I went for 14K gold and was originally just going to have a miligrain trim but I didn’t like the finished look so I added some hand engraving and black rhoidum plating. The stone is more golden now which is the color I was trying to avoid. The ring itself turned out better then I expected but there are several things I would have probably changed. I started several project while recovering from a car accident but just didn’t have the energy to put into them like I normally do. At some point, I will probably change out the center for a yellow sapphire,

Here are a few glamour pics...its a pretty ring but it is not my favorite compared to a few of my others.
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Arcadian

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Wow, its certainly one pretty stone! would never know it wasn't meant to look like that! Its how you make lemonade right?
 

strawrose

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May 24, 2014
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So gorgeous! I’m sorry that you had a car accident and that the tip broke off. It is beautiful in the end.
 

swaye2010

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Nov 16, 2015
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Wow, its certainly one pretty stone! would never know it wasn't meant to look like that! Its how you make lemonade right?
I just had to roll with it. You are right! I have gotten used to the culet but the only real bummer is the color change. Such small things make such a difference in colored stones!
 

2Neezers

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Jan 8, 2014
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It’s so pretty :love:. I love the tourmaline and it’s culet. The ring design is gorgeous!
 

dk168

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Lovely stone and ring, thanks for sharing. :kiss2:

DK :))
 

TheGarnetGirl

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Apr 13, 2018
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Thank you! I saw your latest garnet which is so pretty too. I love any ring with engraving!
You are too sweet! I'm a sucker for any designs on the shank!
Your ring looks so sturdy and well made! Enjoy your sunny gal!
 
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