Lemurian Blue paired with Volga Blue?
We are in the process of doing counters for the first time and fell in love with the Lemurian Blue (LB). It's very expensive and we like the idea of doing only our large island in LB, because of cost but also to really highlight the specialness of the stone. So the question is what stone we should use around the perimeter.
Initially, we were thinking of using Emerald Pearl (EP)...the thought was that the iridescence would tie the stones in together, but they would still look clearly different. Then we saw Volga Blue (VB), and really prefer that one to the EP...and the VB also has the iridescence to tie in with the LB. So we are considering doing VB around the perimeter and LB for the island.
But after reading some threads, we are getting worried about mixing stones that are perhaps in the same family. Any thoughts on the combination of LB with either EP or VB? If we do the LB island, what would you suggest for the perimeter (if not EP/VB)? We really feel like we could be happy with VB everywhere, so maybe we should just do that. But we also LOVE LB. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!