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Keep or break this set?

Should I keep the three stones as a set?

  • Yes

    Votes: 3 18.8%
  • No

    Votes: 13 81.3%

  • Total voters
    16

voce

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Pink sapphire 6.6mm
Spessartite garnet 6.9mm
Heliodor 7.2mm
My original idea was to design an autumnal color theme pendant or bangle with these three gems. But recently, @elle_71125 and @whitewave have both made bright, beautiful daisy rings. What would you do in my shoes?
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Don't ask me but i want to swap out the
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Pink sapphire 6.6mm
Spessartite garnet 6.9mm
Heliodor 7.2mm
My original idea was to design an autumnal color theme pendant or bangle with these three gems. But recently, @elle_71125 and @whitewave have both made bright, beautiful daisy rings. What would you do in my shoes?
Don't ask me but i want to swap out the pink for a green for a traffic light look
 

LilAlex

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No expert but I think the pink detracts.

The yellow and orange are beautiful together but you will need a third...
 

voce

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Don't ask me but i want to swap out the

Don't ask me but i want to swap out the pink for a green for a traffic light look
The spess is orange, not red, so it wouldn't be traffic light with just one switch.
 

voce

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No expert but I think the pink detracts.

The yellow and orange are beautiful together but you will need a third...
What color for the third to maintain color scheme?
 

LilAlex

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T L

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Pink and yellow go together or orange and yellow, but the pink and orange is not a good combination in this case.
 

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The spess is orange, not red, so it wouldn't be traffic light with just one switch.
Dang !
No traffic light then !

However I do love orange
 

dk168

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qubitasaurus

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I love bright colours @voce. A green would look lovely in an autumnal theme. Maybe a green tourmaline? Andalusite is also a lovely autumnal colour. :mrgreen2:
 

voce

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The idea is a wreath of chrysanthemums. If I have the budget, I wouldn't go for CADs, because I don't want the flowers to be too regular. Imagine warm gold like RG or YG. The center gems are graduated in size, and the biggest flower is situated on top. The final size of the petals would depend on what size melee I'm able to find.

Does this change anyone's mind? I do think all three colors are naturally occurring in chrysanthemums, even though a number of you say to ditch the pink.
 

Rfisher

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I love your chrysanthemum idea.
if the pink, as it looks on my monitor, being a less saturated color as opposed to both the yellow and orange doesn’t bother you - go for it.
 

dk168

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@voce It's stunning. I love unusual colour combinations and nature provides us with so much inspiration! :kiss2:
 

voce

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@Rfisher @dk168 I like the idea of getting a peach stone instead of the pink. However, the peach that I would prefer, without brown, would be more like a pad, which can be expensive, and as Lilith112's journey to find a round padparadscha proves, round pads without windows are very difficult if not impossible to find. So I doubt the practicality even though theoretically it's a good idea.

I've also thought about a royal purple instead of the lighter pink stone, but I would have to hunt for that stone in the same size to update the set. I can always gift the pink sapphire to my future MIL. Her favorite color is pink and her birthstone sapphire.

@dk168 you're the second person to call the spess a red gem. To me it looks like a very Fanta orange, but I wouldn't m mistake it for red in any lighting. I have an even redder spess that I might call red-orange or red, but not the one pictured in this set.
 

dk168

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@voce, it is more orange-red to me on my laptop and phone.

We must have very different Fanta in UK as I would not call that Fanta Orange!

DK :))
 

missy

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voce

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Love the orange and yellow and if I wanted a third stone I would choose another orange or another yellow and put the single color one in the middle of the trio. So yellow orange yellow or orange yellow orange. Looking at your beautiful bangle drawing design now. Love the inspiration. If you want a third color would you consider blue or green?
Since I don't have a matched pair for the yellow or the orange, would this do? It's my other spess with more red in it than the one I call a fanta spess, but the two spesses are the same size, with the heliodor a tad bigger. With your idea I might go for more of a linear layout than whimsical triangular.
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If I ditch the chrysanthemum idea (which I'm not married to BTW), I would consider green or blue.
 

missy

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Since I don't have a matched pair for the yellow or the orange, would this do? It's my other spess with more red in it than the one I call a fanta spess, but the two spesses are the same size, with the heliodor a tad bigger. With your idea I might go for more of a linear layout than whimsical triangular.
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If I ditch the chrysanthemum idea (which I'm not married to BTW), I would consider green or blue.
I love these. All different but complementary. :love:
 

voce

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Oooh @missy I googled it, and apparently there are green chrysanthemums too! My peridot is 9mm, so it looks like a giant next to the others, but I do like the color. Do you think it should be a green yellow orange set? Or would you do all four together?
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missy

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Oooh @missy I googled it, and apparently there are green chrysanthemums too! My peridot is 9mm, so it looks like a giant next to the others, but I do like the color. Do you think it should be a green yellow orange set? Or would you do all four together?
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Love the colors together but the larger size of the green gem doesn't go well unless you put it in the middle (of your original design) and take out one of the other gems so it's 2 smaller ones with the larger one as that feels more symmetrical if you kwim...not sure. I have to ponder this more but that is my initial reaction. But yes I LOVE these colors all together. There must be a pleasing design that exists using all of them despite the size difference...
 

2Neezers

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I love the yellow, orange and green combo. I like @missy suggestion to put green in the middle/to the side in order to balance out it's larger size in the design.
 

leslie1956

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I really like the addition of the peridot to the mix!
 

LilAlex

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Your sketch looks so pretty in part because they are all about the same tone and the same medium saturation. The "actual" pink stone has a very "cool" look to it -- hint of gray and more toward the violet than the orange end.
 

Niffler75

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@voce the green is lovely. There again I am biased as green is my fave colour. Have you come across mali garnet? They come in a green colour, are very unusual grossular andradite hybrid with dispersion off the charts.
 

Garnetgirl

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To my eye, the pink doesn’t go with the other two stones, because of the saturation and tone, as @Rfisher mentioned.

At one point, I was looking for a third stone to go with two others, for a stacking ring. The jewellery designer I was working with pointed out this same fact with some of the stones I was looking at.

So to make a short story long I feel the pink is too pale to go with the other two stones. Maybe a deep pink or a purple??
 

voce

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@voce the green is lovely. There again I am biased as green is my fave colour. Have you come across mali garnet? They come in a green colour, are very unusual grossular andradite hybrid with dispersion off the charts.
I've seen pictures of them, never held them in person. They are brownish, judging from Google pictures. I'm sensitive to brown. My favorite garnets are Russian demantoid garnets, full andradite.
 

Sunstorm

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I am partial to flowers and absolutely love your drawing wow wow!!! Keep the design! In the original color scheme the brownish orange spess and the lavender pink colors really clash one being very warm the other cold, I think saturation too is a problem. But! I really love the yellow, spess and purple trio. Keep your plan and make a gorgeous ring or if you prefer pendant out of the green. The colors are really that is crysantheneum. Love it! I would skip the green. Just my two cents, this will be stunning and very unique at the end!
 

Acinom

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Gorgeous stones! Personally I would opt for the yellow, orange, reddish option and create 3 stacking rings. But I am a stacking nut.
 
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