hisfavoritewife : Diamonds totally count!! I love diamonds. It’s always been my favorite stone, but I am starting to love colored gemstones more and more. Which is good and bad. Good, because now I’m like, “Give me all the precious stones!” Bad, because now I’m like, “Give me all the precious stones!” LOLz
Your collection is beautiful! And I love the photos. They are all stunning!
hungrymeow : Thank you so much! *cyberhugs* I was excited to get some halfway decent shots yesterday. You have no idea how many I took that were horrible. Spoiler Alert: There were A LOT. Ha, ha! I love macro pictures, too.
gbimb0 : Gorgeous collection! The colors are stunning. What are the stones? I would love to know more about them. They look so pretty all lined up together like that. I can’t get over how well the colors go together.
missconvy : They will all get set eventually. At least, I’m pretty sure. And probably into rings, because that’s the type of jewelry I wear the most.
The oval spinel is intended for my 20th anniversary ring, which is currently in the works with David Klass.
The cushion cut spinel is a stone I had stalked for a few months. There is something about the color of it that I love, and it has a slightly unusual profile, which I also like. When it went on sale, I decided to get it. I thought about using it for my anniversary ring, but I felt it wouldn’t work as well. I’m going a little “crazy” with my anniversary setting, and this stone seemed a little too delicate in color for it. After taking these pictures, I’m kind of second-guessing myself on that.
I don’t have any hard plans for the zircon — yet. But I do have an idea in the back of my mind for a 3-stone. I have way more ideas than money — ha, ha!
I’m going to stick in a picture of my Montana Sapphire, too. It used to be in my dragon and phoenix ring, but I ended up feeling it got lost in that setting. I’m going to have to brainstorm on the perfect setting for it.
michelleh0686 : Ooooh! I love it! It’s such a pretty color of blue. I think topazes are beautiful stones!
This is the only halfway decent picture I got of my Montana Sapphire yesterday. I love that stone. It’s so bright and sparkly, and it has a lot of life. But it is hard to photograph because of the lighter color and the way it shifts colors in the light.