cinderdora : Thanks! I’m super excited about this change, although I also feel a little bad about switching the previous stone. It just didn’t perform as well as I had hoped in the setting. I’m not sure yet what I will do with the honey-colored zircon. It might be fun to hunt up two more blues and do a three stone with them or something. Hmmm …
Splodge2003 : Thanks so much! I love this brighter, more vibrant blue a lot more in the setting than I did the Montana Sapphire. (Which actually makes me sad, because I love that stone and think it is beautiful.) I’m not sure yet what I will do with it. I need to figure out the perfect setting/project for it.
soymilk : Yes! I agree. That was why I was hesitant about the brown stone from the beginning: because I felt like this brighter blue contrasted with both metals, whereas the brown stone wouldn’t contrast well with the rose gold. But I kept second-guessing myself because most people seemed to like the brown stone better. And the brown stone really is a beautiful stone. It has gorgeous sparkle and flash.
Slick : Thanks so much! I’m super excited about it!
Spiritway11 : Ha, ha! Yes, you were right! You are much wiser than me. ^.~ I’m really excited about the change.
meliamartinez31 : Thanks so much! It really looks completely different. I was surprised by how much changing the stone changed the whole appearance of the ring. I think it even made the metals look brighter, somehow. (Although I know they must have also polished it — LOL)
arosebyanyothername : LOL! So true! Except I have never watched Game of Thrones. I started reading the boks, but I had to stop because my favorite character got killed. I never recovered from it. That series is so great, but definitely not for the faint of heart. My husband was super excited for the start of the new season, though!
pawneegoddess : Thanks! It’s my favorite right hand ring. I haven’t been able to wear it for about a month, and I really missed it. I’ve been wearing it non-stop today, since it arrived.
marriedalready69 : Thanks so much! *cyberhugs*
BalletParker : Thanks! I agree he made the perfect color choice. Although I’m totally biased, anyhow, since I love blue so much. I’m really happy he chose this stone for the setting.
TwilightRarity : Thanks so much! I think the brighter blue of the zircon pops so much more. It’s more noticable in the setting, whereas my Montana Sapphire kind of blended into the metal color. But I still love that Montana Sapphire. I’m going to have to figure out the perfect project for it, as it’s a beautiful stone.
desirella : Thanks so much! I think he made the right choice, too. Seeing it all together in the ring makes me feel like this was “meant to be”, in a way. Which is totally corny, but …
annili : Thanks so much! I also love how detailed this piece is. It’s definitely not to everyone’s taste, but it’s a favorite of mine. 🙂
I hope I managed to reply to everyone who commented. Thank you all so much for your sweet and supportive comments. It means a lot to me that I can share my excitement.