(Closed) Tsavorite or Green E Ring or RHR. Please show them

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Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

here’s my green sapphire

Post # 33
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Bit late to this one, but here’s my tourmaline engagement ring (sorry for the giant pics!)

 

It’s a 1.68ct untreated Nigerian blue-green tourmaline, with 2×0.22 ct princess cut diamonds either side.  The bezel and setting is platinum, and the shank is palladium Laughing  We bezelled it and set it low to protect it, and took the time to find a stone with no visible inclusions to improve its durability.

I’m very careful when I wear it, and it goes back in to its Bling House (ring box) as soon as I get home.  No issues or scratches so far!

Post # 34
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Another pic.  It never loses the rich green glow, no matter the light source.

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@MissNoodles:  Gorgeous! 

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@IntoTheMystic:  Beautiful! I should probably baby my ring more – bad me. Here is my cuprian on a cloudy day; its papers say paraiba. The stone was in a collection for a long time before it was set.

 In a dark room no flash: 

Post # 36
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@doberman:  Your cuprian is just beautiful! Such an elegant setting too. I’m like a bowerbird for these rich peacock colours and couldn’t imagine my ring being any other colour than blue/green. 

We were originally on the verge of buying a stunning 1.2ct Colombian emerald, in a not-disimilar setting to the we designed for my tourmaline.  But after doing all the research and hearing too many horror stories of how easily one tiny tap on a facet can connect with an inclusion line and crack an emerald, I was just too paranoid.  You can always insure and replace them if it happened, but I wanted to try and avoid it happening.  I might get some nice emerald earrings instead, so they’ll be a bit more protected.

It took us a while to find a tourmaline that was a similar shade of green, with no inclusions, but it was worth the wait.  It doesn’t have that velvety internal ‘glow’ that a really good emerald does, but its sparkly and rich in tone and I love it. 

My next big dilemma is trying to work out what kind of wedding band will work with it!

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@IntoTheMystic:  Thank you! (I had to look up bowerbird 😉 The clarity of your stone is apparent, even from the photo. I love a clear stone. And I thought I wasn’t crazy about bezels, but your ring is perfectly put together! It’s changed my mind.

The shape of your center stone will make the search for a wedding band interesting. If you don’t mind a gap, I suggest an eternity band. Otherwise you may have to have one custom made. Personally I like the look of a gap.

Post # 38
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@doberman:  Heh, sorry.  I forgot that bowerbirds are more of a southern hemisphere thing!  I have a male satin bowerbird living in the bushland next to our house and he stole all my blue pegs off the washing line the other day (and I have a nasty suspicion that he nabbed at least one pair of blue undies off there for his collection as well).  They’re pretty crazy animals.

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ll have to upload a picture after work. I have an emerald rhr my Fiance got me for Christmas a couple years ago. 

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