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Re: Some bling to share

ppuff211|1474285736|4078295 wrote:Thank you! I actually got married about 5 years ago so I haven't had many occasions to wear the necklace since then ;) but I still love looking at it, ha


Diamonds and lingerie go together beautifully!!! :naughty:

Seriously, that is a stunning necklace.

by Winks_Elf

September 23rd, 2016, 7:47 pm

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

Topic: Some bling to share

Replies: 19

Views: 969
Re: Eternity Bands for Old Ladies?

I'm 47, and received my eternity band (a channel set 2.4mm platinum and round diamond T&Co) for our 10th anniversary. I wanted one that I could wear daily without worrying about it all the time, so we chose a channel set. I never had a wedding band from my husband, and this one works beautifully...

by Winks_Elf

September 14th, 2016, 9:18 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Eternity Bands for Old Ladies?

Replies: 16

Views: 617
Re: Which platinum alloy mix does VATCHE use now?

I deal with Vatche a few times a week. The standard blend (unless otherwise requested) is PT950 with ruthenium as the alloy. Upon request, they will do the 950 with iridium or 900 with iridium. I have yet to have a request for 900 with ruthenium. Their 18kwg is done with a palladium alloy, so that a...

by Winks_Elf

September 1st, 2016, 2:40 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Which platinum alloy mix does VATCHE use now?

Replies: 19

Views: 492
Re: Ring width integrity?

First post her on the forum.. My girlfriend and I are looking at ring setting and a question has come up on how narrow a platinum band cane be before you have to worry about it bending or losing shape. We are looking at something similar to the link below (Tiffany inspired knife edge solitaire). Sh...

by Winks_Elf

August 28th, 2016, 7:41 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Ring width integrity?

Replies: 7

Views: 473
Re: cleaning Pave

The ammonia-dawn-hot water recipe works really well on pave pieces, which can be incredibly difficult to get clean. You have to be careful with pave and not use ultrasonic cleaning methods frequently, as it can loosen up the stones. In a pinch, hot water and white vinegar (50/50 blend) works well, b...

by Winks_Elf

August 28th, 2016, 7:27 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: cleaning Pave

Replies: 6

Views: 446
Re: Advice for cushion with trapezoid side stones

Very happy to have found this forum...I've been researching for a few weeks now and could use some advice. I'm looking for a cushion cut with trapezoid side stones. I'm looking to use a ~2.00 ct center stone (F or G, VVS1-VS2) and ~1.00 cttw side stones. Is there a preferred set of dimensions for t...

by Winks_Elf

August 21st, 2016, 2:11 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Advice for cushion with trapezoid side stones

Replies: 8

Views: 356
Re: Thoughts on a reset of my engagement ring please.

Thanks everyone. This is a style I'm liking. http://www.pricescope.com/files/images/image_1024.jpeg Your ring is a size 4.25. What finger size are you now? I'm sure you've got some serious finger coverage with the emerald cut. It would be unusual if you've gone up more than two finger sizes, so I'm...

by Winks_Elf

August 16th, 2016, 8:24 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Thoughts on a reset of my engagement ring please.

Replies: 12

Views: 899
Re: Three-stone to solitaire?

I personally would keep the 3-stone look. You can wear it on either hand, and it offers lots of finger coverage.

by Winks_Elf

August 15th, 2016, 10:29 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Three-stone to solitaire?

Replies: 15

Views: 539
Re: 4 prongs and 6 prongs setting for diamonds

Sticking strictly to a 4 vs 6 prong for a round, I prefer the 6. I personally think it is a richer look, as it echos the shape of the stone. 4-prongs tends to give a bit of a squared off look to a round. Plus it is more protective. Once you go over a carat, 1.5ct with a round, I think a 6-prong is a...

by Winks_Elf

August 15th, 2016, 10:26 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 4 prongs and 6 prongs setting for diamonds

Replies: 8

Views: 485
Re: resizing question

Whenever possible, it's best to send a piece back to the originating bench for work (sizing, retipping, etc.), especially if it was a custom piece as they typically would have the correct metal blend for follow up work such as sizing. Another thought, while frustrating to not be able to fit back int...

by Winks_Elf

August 8th, 2016, 9:00 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: resizing question

Replies: 6

Views: 277
Re: Re-sizing question...(not sure if this is the right foru

Since there is most likely going to be platinum added to the ring in order to go from a size 5 to a 6, no the cost is not out of line. When the stone is swapped from one ring to another, the prongs may look like they're in great shape to you, but if the stone is a little bit larger than the head tha...

by Winks_Elf

July 26th, 2016, 3:56 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Re-sizing question...(not sure if this is the right forum!)

Replies: 3

Views: 390
Re: Quick question on sizing a trellis five stone ring?

Because of the structure of the trellis ring with five stones, I wouldn't venture to go more than one to 1.5 sizes down, and that would be after consulting directly with the bench. It may be something that is better off doing one size and then sizing balls.

by Winks_Elf

July 20th, 2016, 7:58 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Quick question on sizing a trellis five stone ring?

Replies: 7

Views: 327
Re: Does upgrading diamond mean a new ring?

If I have a copy of a Cartier ring with a 2.1 carat diamond does the ring need to completely redone if the diamond is changed to a 3.5 carat diamond? Is it just changing the prongs or would it require major remaking of the ring? Talk to the jeweler who made your ring. Their bench may have the abili...

by Winks_Elf

July 18th, 2016, 8:21 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Does upgrading diamond mean a new ring?

Replies: 13

Views: 484
Re: Beverley k pendant?

Hi! I really like this Beverley K pendant, http://www.beverleyk.com/all-diamond/c832-a-d-d-d.html Picture: beverley_k.jpg I have some questions re Beverley K quality and would love your feedback. * How is the quality of their pieces/workmanship..? Is it ok or should I look at pendants elsewhere? * ...

by Winks_Elf

July 6th, 2016, 7:46 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Beverley k pendant?

Replies: 5

Views: 197
Re: My ring get so tight during the summer ...

My fingers will range from a size 5.75 in the dead of winter to a tight 7 in the summertime when it's hot and humid up here. I always have my rings sized to a 7 so that I can still wear them when it's hot out, and I put my solitaire in an old fashioned insert style ring guard in winter so that I can...

by Winks_Elf

June 29th, 2016, 1:51 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: My ring get so tight during the summer ...

Replies: 36

Views: 1076
Re: Two wax models from David Klass

Any thoughts on which one you like better? (One has 1 point stones in the halo and one has 3/4 point stones.) I'm kind of torn. Any other suggested changes? Finally, has anyone ever had sizing issues with a wax model? My local jeweler measured my new size to be a 5 1/2. These models are supposedly ...

by Winks_Elf

June 8th, 2016, 6:49 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Two wax models from David Klass

Replies: 9

Views: 449
Re: How to redo a ruby and diamond band

With 8 rubies and 8 round diamonds you could do a really cool pendant! If it was my project, I'd add a few sapphires to it to make it a patriotic one. There's always a station (DBTY) necklace or even a bracelet...oh so many possibilities!

by Winks_Elf

June 7th, 2016, 8:42 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: How to redo a ruby and diamond band

Replies: 5

Views: 346
Re: Help PLEASE! choosing ring/most economical way.

Just a thought, but why not think outside the box and go for a nice diamond band instead of the traditional engagement ring? I've had clients decide to forego the traditional diamond solitaire and get a beautiful diamond band or even an eternity band that serves as both engagement and wedding band. ...

by Winks_Elf

May 3rd, 2016, 5:48 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help PLEASE! choosing ring/most economical way.

Replies: 34

Views: 922
Re: Can I get your thoughts on this setting? First time E-ri

You may also want to check out the Lyria designs from Paradedesign. They do very whimsical, ethereal designs, and their signature crown looks like flower petals holding the center stone.

http://www.paradedesign.com/lyria-bridal/

by Winks_Elf

April 28th, 2016, 3:02 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

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

Replies: 99

Views: 2902
Re: Ring made in progress pics

It's not really easy to tell, but the head does not look hand fabricated. Is this a setting you are thinking about purchasing from someone? Why not ask them?

by Winks_Elf

April 18th, 2016, 11:12 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Ring made in progress pics

Replies: 5

Views: 621
Re: Fancy light colors - yellow or brown?

For me personally, I'd pick yellow. There's something about the look of sunshine that comes from yellow diamonds that is just so enchanting to me.

by Winks_Elf

April 8th, 2016, 9:25 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Fancy light colors - yellow or brown?

Replies: 18

Views: 696
Re: Victor Canera Champagne Engagement Ring!

That is stunning! I'm a huge fan of colored diamonds, and that is just luscious!!! Wear it in good health, and congratulations! :appl:

by Winks_Elf

April 8th, 2016, 9:22 am

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

Topic: Victor Canera Champagne Engagement Ring!

Replies: 85

Views: 8934
Re: Do jewelers accept old setting towards cost of new setti

You may want to consider consignment, or listing it for sale yourself on a site like diamondbistro.com as a semi-mount. You'd need to give the measurements of what size center stone fits in there. Selling as a semi-mount instead of scrapping it would give you more money as when a piece is scrapped y...

by Winks_Elf

March 31st, 2016, 3:52 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Do jewelers accept old setting towards cost of new setting?

Replies: 6

Views: 388
Re: ISO: Cathedral Tapered Pave setting

$250 to customize a setting with pave diamonds is not bad, considering the labor involved. These are just a few settings I thought you might like (we are not vendors of any of these companies). Not as low set as what you have, and some may not taper in towards the center stone, but just to give you ...

by Winks_Elf

March 23rd, 2016, 8:04 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: ISO: Cathedral Tapered Pave setting

Replies: 4

Views: 276
Re: Heirloom EC Sapphire Ring by Caysie van Bebber (CVB and

That is just drop dead gorgeous!!! The color of the sapphire is just drool worthy, and the setting for it is just perfect. Love the triple split on the sides. Just spectacular!
Re: 20+ Carats! Drool Worthy!

I would be hard pressed to choose between the top or the bottom one! The bottom one because it seems to be set so nice and tight (prongs are not obtrusive at all), and the top because the size looks really comfortable. For my fingers, the best size for my hand is an eternity with .15-.20ct each ston...

by Winks_Elf

March 13th, 2016, 7:24 pm

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

Topic: 20+ Carats! Drool Worthy!

Replies: 17

Views: 1209
Re: French cut eternity ring---sizing help please

I can wear anything from a size 5.75 in winter to a 7.25 in summer, so when we bought my T&Co. eternity we went with a size 7. My e-ring is also a size 7, and while it will slip around in winter, I wear a diamond insert guard with it when it's really cold. It's better to have it sliding than not...

by Winks_Elf

March 5th, 2016, 8:04 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: French cut eternity ring---sizing help please

Replies: 10

Views: 472
Re: Paraiba dipped in Coloured Sugar Sprinkles.

That is gorgeous! Luscious colors!

by Winks_Elf

March 1st, 2016, 4:12 pm

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

Topic: Paraiba dipped in Coloured Sugar Sprinkles.

Replies: 78

Views: 2449
Re: JCK/PS weekend?

I believe, IIRC, that Voldemort is a real LADY :dance: If there is a GTG this year, I'd like to go, but I'm intimidated because it seems like many PSers have met in person before, and I'd be a perfect stranger (a shy stranger!) :errrr: I've only been two years in a row, so I'm still relatively new ...

by Winks_Elf

February 29th, 2016, 3:30 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: JCK/PS weekend?

Replies: 28

Views: 1027
Re: $20k for custom engagement ring?

This is just my opinion: The ring you posted from BE is such a popular design, that there is no need to go the expensive custom route. Most of the manufactures that jewelers keep in their stable make several versions of it, ranging from plain as you linked us to encrusted with diamonds. I would go t...

by Winks_Elf

February 4th, 2016, 7:46 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: $20k for custom engagement ring?

Replies: 4

Views: 545