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Re: Asscher + pear sidestone bezel reset from David Klass

Alex, I tried taking my own gallery shots last night with my DSLR, but it really wasn't any better than my iPhone, so I'm attaching the photos that David sent me. One is the gallery and one is a side view. When I was reviewing CADs, Gypsy noticed the gallery under the asscher was fairly boxy. I hemm...
Re: Asscher + pear sidestone bezel reset from David Klass

Also, here are a few pics from David Klass. I need to get some hand shots with my DSLR--the iPhone doesn't pick up the milgrain detail very well. Overall, I love the ring. I really love how the bezel accentuates the shape of the asscher. Even though I am very sentimental about the original setting, ...
Asscher + pear sidestone bezel reset from David Klass

Wanted to share some pictures of my asscher with pear side stones both before and after the bezel reset. I figured this would be a good comparison for those thinking about prongs vs. bezel in terms of look and coverage. My reset story is somewhat unique in that I did not want to reset at all. My DH ...
Re: Gator tragedy, parents not suing Disney

Repeatedly (and sometimes even obsessively) asking "why?" and "what if...?" is a completely natural reaction to trauma. And losing a child suddenly do to a tragic accident is basically the worse kind of trauma anybody can suffer. It's amazing how all-consuming it can be to questi...

by NewEnglandLady

July 22nd, 2016, 8:12 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Gator tragedy, parents not suing Disney

Replies: 37

Views: 907
Re: Antique Emerald/Asscher cut in the CvB Giselle Solitaire

I keep coming back to this thread to stare a this work of art. The ring itself is absolutely stunning, but as a set with you wedding band it is perfection. I'm in love!
Re: How often do you wear your ring?

I'd say I wore my set maybe one day per week or one day per two weeks. I'm usually ringless, but more often wear a simple band. Part of it is that I'm just more comfortable with nothing on my hands, but part of if is that with 2 small kids, my rings are just in the way. I feel like I'm always applyi...

by NewEnglandLady

July 14th, 2016, 9:32 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How often do you wear your ring?

Replies: 45

Views: 758
Re: Been a long time, I'm back with a reset question!

if it helps, David Klass was the vendor who would recycle my platinum for me. Good luck!

by NewEnglandLady

July 14th, 2016, 7:49 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Been a long time, I'm back with a reset question!

Replies: 4

Views: 358
Re: Been a long time, I'm back with a reset question!

KBerly, I recently went through something similar (although I wasn't looking to re-set, my original setting simply broke). I reached out to a few vendors to make a custom setting--two could not recycle the platinum and one could. I thought I wanted to recycle it because I'm very sentimental about my...

by NewEnglandLady

July 13th, 2016, 11:10 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Been a long time, I'm back with a reset question!

Replies: 4

Views: 358
Re: David Klass: Has anyone talked to him lately?

So exciting! I started a project with him in early June--just before the Las Vegas show. He was pretty responsive and if it had been a little time, I just emailed and he got right back to me. I emailed the week before the 4th and they thought it would be done just after the 4th, but that was pushed ...

by NewEnglandLady

July 11th, 2016, 11:56 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: David Klass: Has anyone talked to him lately?

Replies: 23

Views: 1335
Re: CAD Opinions Please

Thank you ALL! I did ask him to raise the center stone a little. I like low, but agree this is too low. I'm leaving the E/W vs. N/S up to him--it's so negligible, that I don't think I will notice. The gallery I'm leaving--I've already tweaked it a couple of times and I'm working with those tiny roun...

by NewEnglandLady

June 17th, 2016, 9:52 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: CAD Opinions Please

Replies: 10

Views: 516
CAD Opinions Please

Hi all, A few weeks ago a side stone fell out of my original setting. I had always been worried about the integrity of the original setting, so after some internal back and forth, I decided to have David Klass make a new bezeled setting that was as similar to the original style as I could get. I'm s...

by NewEnglandLady

June 16th, 2016, 8:11 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: CAD Opinions Please

Replies: 10

Views: 516
Re: What's your credit score?

I've never taken a loan out for anything, so I had no idea what my credit score was until I signed up for mint.com a couple of months ago and I think it was 790-something. I've only had 3 cars in my life and paid cash for all of them. Our house mortgage is only in my DH's name, so they never pulled...

by NewEnglandLady

June 15th, 2016, 8:33 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What's your credit score?

Replies: 23

Views: 739
Re: What's your credit score?

I've never taken a loan out for anything, so I had no idea what my credit score was until I signed up for mint.com a couple of months ago and I think it was 790-something. I've only had 3 cars in my life and paid cash for all of them. Our house mortgage is only in my DH's name, so they never pulled ...

by NewEnglandLady

June 14th, 2016, 2:53 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What's your credit score?

Replies: 23

Views: 739
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Oh, Bella!! So excited for you!! Continuing to keep my fingers crossed! CONGRATS!

by NewEnglandLady

June 8th, 2016, 7:00 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24567

Views: 675672
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Promise to keep this short, but I had to laugh when you said all three were crazy last night. I was going to say the same thing, but ended up deleting it because my post was already really long. I take kickboxing on Monday nights (which I only started when C turned 2 because life was a little too cr...

by NewEnglandLady

June 7th, 2016, 12:57 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24567

Views: 675672
Re: How do you feel about what you do for a living?

I run the mobile division of a major retailer and I love it. I recently made a career change and love the company I work for. The culture is wonderful for parents, I get more time at home with my children, and my commute is a dream. My goal is to stay here for the next 20+ years (until I retire).

by NewEnglandLady

June 7th, 2016, 9:00 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How do you feel about what you do for a living?

Replies: 32

Views: 712
Re: Couples, Sex, and Sexless Marriage/Relationships

I consider sexual fulfillment an emotional need. Affection, conversation, recreational companionship, admiration, family commitment (there are others on my list) are all also emotional needs for me. My number one emotional need is conversation, followed closely by affection. Sexual fulfillment is pr...

by NewEnglandLady

June 7th, 2016, 8:51 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Couples, Sex, and Sexless Marriage/Relationships

Replies: 22

Views: 742
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Bella, I was so excited when I read your post about taking the test. I am keeping everything crossed for you that you have a sticky bean. Wishing you the best!! (and hoping that if this one does stick, this pregnancy is easier on you!) RT, I can't imagine how emotionally exhausted you must feel afte...

by NewEnglandLady

June 7th, 2016, 6:59 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24567

Views: 675672
Re: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

Thanks all!! And I love all the pics--very helpful! I've gone from being really upset about this project to being really excited. Ring is on its way to DK and will arrive tomorrow. I'll definitely be posting throughout this process since you are all so knowledgeable. DK offered to melt down the orig...

by NewEnglandLady

May 25th, 2016, 12:50 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

Replies: 18

Views: 754
Re: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

I'm a big fan of BGD, but for this project I decided to go with David Klass because he had some great ideas about the setting and made me really excited about the final product. He answered all of my questions, had some great suggestions (which made me feel like he really understood what I was aimin...

by NewEnglandLady

May 24th, 2016, 7:20 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

Replies: 18

Views: 754
Re: Would it be rude of me if I asked you...

I think because PS is a place for diamond education, the price piece would be really nice to know. But I've always wondered if the lack of price discussion is out of respect for the vendors. I'm not sure if the vendors themselves would be open to PSers posting about the cost of their work (specifica...

by NewEnglandLady

May 23rd, 2016, 2:02 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Would it be rude of me if I asked you...

Replies: 19

Views: 662
Re: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

All great suggestions (and those Vram bezels are stunning!) I think I might reach out to a few of these vendors and just ask about the process. I hadn't thought of what PintoBean suggested--looking at the CADs as a basis for the decision. Depending on the cost of the CAD creation, I could have a cou...

by NewEnglandLady

May 23rd, 2016, 11:35 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

Replies: 18

Views: 754
Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

Hi all--long-time PSer, but it's been forever since I've posted in Rocky Talky. My DH bought my engagement ring at a B&M jeweler here in Boston (Shreve, Crump & Low) back in 2006. I love the ring. I always have. But the setting is one that needs to be babied and I don't live a babying kind o...

by NewEnglandLady

May 23rd, 2016, 9:33 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

Replies: 18

Views: 754
Re:

April, just wanted to tell you I'm really sorry about your loss. Because it's unexpected doesn't make it any easier. Hugs to you!

by NewEnglandLady

May 16th, 2016, 7:19 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 6596

Views: 174212
Re: Mother's Ring Help

Thanks so much, Chrono, you are always a well of knowledge!

ETA: Bo was always breaking my budget, anyway, so fitting that his stone would kill the budget. And would you go with zircon in lieu of tanzanite?

by NewEnglandLady

May 10th, 2016, 9:05 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Mother's Ring Help

Replies: 4

Views: 245
Mother's Ring Help

Hi all--long time lurker in the gemstones thread. I could use some help from you wise ladies. My husband was wanting to get me a mother's ring for Mother's Day this year, but given that I'm a long-time PSer, he was scared to go do this on his own. So for Mother's Day, I promised I would tell him wha...

by NewEnglandLady

May 10th, 2016, 8:30 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Mother's Ring Help

Replies: 4

Views: 245
Re: The comforts of home..

There are very few brands I'm loyal to--I tend to buy what's on sale. There are a few things that are a constant in my home, however. 1. Basic H cleaning solution-- http://www.amazon.com/Basic-Organic-Cleaning-Concentrate-Gallons/dp/B008PBNHBA/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1462376677&sr=8-1&am...

by NewEnglandLady

May 4th, 2016, 9:57 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The comforts of home..

Replies: 62

Views: 1281
Re: Do you and your SO share the same political views?

When we met 17 years ago we were both libertarians. I'm still a libertarian whereas he's shifted on some social issues and I would say he's on the cusp of libertarian/republican at this point. We didn't vote for the same candidate during the primaries (then again I voted for a candidate who'd alread...

by NewEnglandLady

April 19th, 2016, 1:02 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you and your SO share the same political views?

Replies: 28

Views: 421
Re: What do you miss most about being "young"?

I'll be 35 in a month. I miss my flat stomach. I also miss that feeling of having my whole life in front of me. I don't miss being poor. And now that I have 2 kids, I don't miss my life before them. I have found a lovely balance of my career, my husband & kids, and am trying to enjoy every day s...

by NewEnglandLady

April 19th, 2016, 12:31 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What do you miss most about being "young"?

Replies: 66

Views: 1282
Re: Credit card debt

We use our AMEX (we get cash back) for most purchases and pay it in full every month. I used to use cash for everything (I'm a big Dave Ramsey fan and followed his cash-only policy). For us, we don't spend any more using credit cards than we would using cash. And we always pay the balance, so really...

by NewEnglandLady

April 5th, 2016, 7:55 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Credit card debt

Replies: 56

Views: 1606