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Re: Cool, Unique, "Wow" Colored Stone Rings for Sale

Here's another one I have saved in my etsy favourites list. Ring face is Georgian with 4.50ct amethyst rose cut and old mine cut diamonds. The shank is estimated to have been added later, so I imagine it was once a brooch or something of that nature...I'd happily wear it as a statement ring!: https:...

by RaiKai

April 29th, 2016, 12:33 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Cool, Unique, "Wow" Colored Stone Rings for Sale

Replies: 62

Views: 3107
Re: Cool, Unique, "Wow" Colored Stone Rings for Sale

If I had about $45,000 Canadian laying around, I might just buy this and carry around a stand to rest my arm on (the Canadian dollar is on an upswing, so maybe that will drop to $40,000 soon enough!): https://www.etsy.com/listing/215860432/edwardian-1579-carat-natural-ceylon http://www.pricescope.co...

by RaiKai

April 29th, 2016, 12:11 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Cool, Unique, "Wow" Colored Stone Rings for Sale

Replies: 62

Views: 3107
Re: CVB LAD Communication?

I could tell many examples of vendors missing an emails or not returning calls over the last 10 years. I either moved on or contacted them in multiple ways until I reached them. One time it took three times, but it was a project for my sister and I knew I had to use that vendor because of their pri...

by RaiKai

April 29th, 2016, 11:31 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: CVB LAD Communication?

Replies: 113

Views: 4132
Re: Can I get your thoughts on this setting? First time E-ri

The lovely thing about marquise is they face up large for their weight, so you can get a smaller carat weight with a lot of presence still. If she wants a marquise, I would totally get one, and I would go to Green Lake and get them to design a setting. Yes, you are spending a lot on the setting but ...

by RaiKai

April 29th, 2016, 7:56 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can I get your thoughts on this setting? First time E-ring

Replies: 53

Views: 768
Re: Show us your Antique/Vintage and Reproduction Rings!

Well not a ring but here is a 18K White Gold, Panjshir Emerald and Diamond Necklace and Earrings I picked up. Haven't decided if to resell or give to my GF. The seller claims it was purchased from the family of Mohammed Zahir Shah (The last king of Afghanistan) http://www.pricescope.com/files/image...

by RaiKai

April 28th, 2016, 8:58 pm

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Show us your Antique/Vintage and Reproduction Rings!

Replies: 219

Views: 31055
Re: Any love for large melee like these? 6 pointers

Yup, try looking up cluster, or even "floral halo ring" on google image search as I often see that term used too. You are right they aren't very popular on here but I love these style rings. I don't really go for delicate modern halos, but these more vintage/floral types... :love: My ring ...

by RaiKai

April 28th, 2016, 2:25 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Any love for large melee like these? 6 pointers

Replies: 9

Views: 330
Re: Milgrain Wear N Tear

I :love: milgrain. It is amazing what a difference it can make to a piece, compared to an unmilgrained strip of metal. I have a couple of 70-100 year old pieces with milgrain and just like Oldminer said, the milgrain has a lovely softer look and feel to it and it lends to the overall aesthetics of t...

by RaiKai

April 27th, 2016, 11:11 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Milgrain Wear N Tear

Replies: 6

Views: 358
Re: buying a salvage stone - what should I expect to pay?

How bad is the chip? Is a recut - by you - totally out of the running here? Then you get to keep the stone, and the sentimental value, and pass it down and not deal with risk of being able to buy it at auction and so on. I assume it is an old cut, but there are cutters familiar with old cuts to do t...

by RaiKai

April 26th, 2016, 6:31 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: buying a salvage stone - what should I expect to pay?

Replies: 11

Views: 546

by RaiKai

April 26th, 2016, 3:23 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please tell me about the fluorescence in my diamond...

Replies: 7

Views: 377
Re: Brides Say Their Engagement Rings Were Lost Or Ruined By

I wish Kay's and all other chain stores would stop with the warranty BS . People(buyers) put to much emphasis and on them and certainly give Kay's much more credit than they should. Agreed, if I had a dollar for every time I heard someone looking at buying a ring that they wanted to buy at Kay's, o...

by RaiKai

April 26th, 2016, 2:33 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Brides Say Their Engagement Rings Were Lost Or Ruined By Kay

Replies: 15

Views: 569
Please tell me about the fluorescence in my diamond...

My ring has an uncerted centre stone (antique ring, bought as is, etc). It is an estimated in setting as a K so is likely lower, but I suspected it might have some fluorescence. I was curious so I got a little UV/Blacklight flashlight today to check out my suspicions and here are the results taken i...

by RaiKai

April 26th, 2016, 2:16 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please tell me about the fluorescence in my diamond...

Replies: 7

Views: 377
Re: Marquise Cut - in, out or timeless

sorry for bombarding this thread! Finally found the setting i was thinking of. Insanely gorgeous large marquise, i love this setting, might be close to what you're looking for. Beautiful and flowing setting by David Klass. http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/3-15ct-antique-marquise-cut-diamond-solitaire-g...

by RaiKai

April 26th, 2016, 12:34 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Marquise Cut - in, out or timeless

Replies: 46

Views: 1103
Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

Wow! It looks like a flower just landed on top of your finger. It is beautiful!
Re: My first DK project! Diamonds, sapphires and bezels - oh

I am so happy your thread was linked in another post today so I am bumping it to say...your ring is so gorgeous. Very elegant, and I love the sapphires and bows, and I am not just saying all this out of bias as an owner of a marquise & french cut halo Art Deco ring myself (okay, maybe there is a...
Re: Marquise Cut - in, out or timeless

I have a small elongated marquise diamond in an Art Deco ring and I love it. It is just such an elegant shape, in my opinion. I have seen marquise cuts coming back into popularity amongst some of the much younger and cooler (than me on both counts!) crowd. In part I think as secondhand marquise cuts...

by RaiKai

April 26th, 2016, 6:39 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Marquise Cut - in, out or timeless

Replies: 46

Views: 1103
Re: How bad are these cracks on the Paraiba Tourmaline?

So it turns out the designer has decided to pull the ring out of the sale since after all my questioning, she is starting to doubt the integrity of her item.....interesting. If it was indeed a Paraiba, SHOOT that it has been damaged and SHOOT that it didn't end up in my hands before hers! She said ...

by RaiKai

April 25th, 2016, 2:54 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: How bad are these cracks on the Paraiba Tourmaline?

Replies: 24

Views: 454
Re: How bad are these cracks on the Paraiba Tourmaline?

:errrr: :eek: :errrr: :eek:

This is all way too fishy.

What reputable vendor would do that? (absolutely rhetorical question since the answer to that should be quite clear!)

by RaiKai

April 25th, 2016, 12:33 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: How bad are these cracks on the Paraiba Tourmaline?

Replies: 24

Views: 454
Re: Rose Gold Perfection from Erika Winters

The band is beautiful but I am just in love with the crochet puppy!!! What a sweet gift from the heart.

by RaiKai

April 24th, 2016, 8:27 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Rose Gold Perfection from Erika Winters

Replies: 47

Views: 1382
Re: Anniversary Reset - Brian Gavin Blue in BE Rose Gold Set

Beautiful! Both your rings are gorgeous...what a dilemma you will face each morning... :think:
Re: DH and I bought our first diamond!

Oh, I feel you on the loans! Congratulations on getting those paid off! A diamond is a lovely reward. I think only you can answer if this diamond speaks to you or not. I would willingly buy a stone that might not be a "top performer" or may have an inclusion or flaw that would bother or ru...

by RaiKai

April 23rd, 2016, 3:49 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: DH and I bought our first diamond!

Replies: 28

Views: 784
Re: My new 2.63 MRB Solitaire from GOG

Oh my goodness, it looks HUGE on you!

Enjoy your ring, and have a safe trip (to you and that ring!)

by RaiKai

April 22nd, 2016, 4:46 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: My new 2.63 MRB Solitaire from GOG

Replies: 50

Views: 1524
Re: DH and I bought our first diamond!

Oh it is lovely!

And that face-up size is nice to have, too! I can't wait to see how you set it.

by RaiKai

April 22nd, 2016, 4:36 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: DH and I bought our first diamond!

Replies: 28

Views: 784
Re: Art Deco Marquise & French Cut Dinner Ring from JbG

Jimmianne|1461234243|4021984 wrote:Such a special ring! truly a signature piece. I love that it sits low and that it is so unique.
How was your trip to buy milk? :naughty:


Thanks Jimmianne.

Ha, it was great, it took me a little longer than it should have because...grocery store sparkles!

by RaiKai

April 21st, 2016, 7:01 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Art Deco Marquise & French Cut Dinner Ring from JbG

Replies: 33

Views: 923
Re: Art Deco Marquise & French Cut Dinner Ring from JbG

Gorgeous!!! I love it! But I just ordered a new diamond from JbG and I live in Canada... Why doesn't she ship to Canada? I wasn't aware it would be a problem..: Hi! Ooh, what one did you pick? She told me it was an insurance issue for her shipping. I don't know if it applies to just completed rings...

by RaiKai

April 21st, 2016, 6:57 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Art Deco Marquise & French Cut Dinner Ring from JbG

Replies: 33

Views: 923
Re: OEC pear

:pray: :pray: :pray: <- this is me wishing upon the stone gods to send me a pear as lovely as yours.

I am green with envy! It is BEAUTIFUL! Those facets, that chunky bottom, that amazing colour plus fluo.... :love: :love: :love:

by RaiKai

April 20th, 2016, 4:39 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: OEC pear

Replies: 77

Views: 2184
Re: OEC pear

:pray: <- this is me wishing upon the stone gods to send me a pear as lovely as yours.

I am green with envy! It is BEAUTIFUL! Those facets, that chunky bottom, that amazing colour plus fluo.... :love: :love: :love:

by RaiKai

April 20th, 2016, 4:39 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: OEC pear

Replies: 77

Views: 2184
Re: Show me your Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry!

Gorgeous Yssie!

And mikochouye, I LOVE those earrings!

by RaiKai

April 20th, 2016, 4:34 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Show me your Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry!

Replies: 61

Views: 2948
Re: Art Deco Marquise & French Cut Dinner Ring from JbG

Thanks everyone else for your kind comments! I am quite enamoured with this ring and don't want to take it off! I would never have done well in the "no diamonds before dinner" ages. When I saved it to my JbG wishlist, I added one word to the comment box" "Stunning!", and it ...

by RaiKai

April 20th, 2016, 2:08 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Art Deco Marquise & French Cut Dinner Ring from JbG

Replies: 33

Views: 923
Re: OEC pear

Tracking issues suck! I hope it gets sorted out soon soxfan...that pear is fantastic, I dream of a chubby antique pear like that!

by RaiKai

April 19th, 2016, 10:15 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: OEC pear

Replies: 77

Views: 2184
Re: Art Deco Marquise & French Cut Dinner Ring from JbG

That is a beauty!! I love the elegance and dramatic presence it has on your hand. Its like "yes, I'm going to the opera ....oh... and this old thing?!?...why I've had it for-EVAH!!" :D Fabulous new to you present - and who really wants to go to work when there's a treasure waiting for you...

by RaiKai

April 19th, 2016, 5:18 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Art Deco Marquise & French Cut Dinner Ring from JbG

Replies: 33

Views: 923