(Closed) Tips and Vendors for Buying Loose Gemstones

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Newbee

I’m gemstone obsessed! I have acquired many loose gemstones over the years – however I have bought nearly all of them at gemstone trade shows. The one purchase I completed online was a large spinel from Jeff Davies (google will send you to his store). It was an easy transaction, his customer service was excellent. He even put two extra stones in for free!!!
You can keep the costs of your completed jewelry down by buying stones that will fit into semimounts. Otherwise complete custom work can be expensive – depends on your jeweler.
Good luck on your search 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

What are you thinking of having made?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

longtimemrs:  What cuts did you end up buying? Are you thinkingwhite yellow or rose gold? 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

longtimemrs:  I love the idea of the london blue with rose gold.  That would be stunning and unusual. With a bezle you will really be able to see the pink/blue contrast. I am such a huge sucker for rose gold, but with my skin tone it ends up looking sad. I found this with the help of trusty google. It makes me drool.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

longtimemrs:  That is what Audrey Hepburn did with her wedding rings. Mel Ferrer gave her 3 of the same rings in a diffrent colors of gold so no matter what it matched her outfit. If it works for Audrey it should work for you.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by  Ukulele4You.
Post # 13
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Newbee

Congratulations on your purchases!! Put photos up when they arrive.

as for settings I love bezels – perfect to protect your stones.

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