Post # 1
It’s taken months of work, but it was so worth it! This is my first post, so please forgive me if I make any mistakes. I work as a graphic designer with a strong interest in naturalism, specifically in geology. I really wanted something artistic, unique, hand made, and one-of-a-kind. My Fiance knew this about me, and I was given the privilege of designing my own ring. This is the result. We got in touch with Wexford Jewelers to make it happen, and I got the first pictures of the e-ring today. If you have any questions about the process just ask! Let me know what you think!
Mixed Cut (Brilliant, Step)
Color Change from Blue Green in daylight to Lavender in incandescent light and to Pink in candle/fire light.
Lost Wax Technique
Post # 2
vespria: gorgeous ring congrats! It’s so unique and different! I have never seen an alexandrite before, it’s so pretty!
Post # 3
Ohhhhh, it’s so beautiful!!! Good job.
Post # 4
vespria: Where the f*ck did you get a .98 carat Alexandrite???!!! Your ring belongs in an exhibit. So gorgeous!
Post # 5
Wow, that’s incredible! Just stunning!
Post # 6
Here are some pictures I took of the stone because I’m still overly excited!
It took forever to find a reliable source to get actual, natural, untreated, alexandrite (there are so many scammers out there it’s ridiculous)! We eventually found David Wien, a jewelry supplier, and made our gemstone purchase through him, complete with GIA certification (for my piece of mind). It’s the perfect color, and buying a real alex separate from the ring was surprisingly more cost effective. Also, the stone is not perfectly saturated; I preferred the more pistachio green, to lavender, to pink, color shift, as opposed to a dark blue-green to deep raspberry one—which was a teensy bit less expensive.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2014 - The Inne of the Abingtons
That stone is gorgeous, I had never heard of it before. I love the unique setting!
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It’s like 4 stones on one! Love the colours and the setting is definitely nature-looking and unique.
Post # 13
As soon as i saw your ring i thought “artsy”, “creative”, “naturalist”… then i actually read your OP. Lol beautiful ring and PERFECT for you. The colours are Freaking AMAZING!
Post # 14
Gorgeous!!! One of my favorite stones, since I’m a June baby. Yours is absolutely stunning!