Grandmother's engagement ring

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Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by LibbyLA » April 26th, 2012, 1:40 pm
The ring is beautiful! You must be thrilled. It almost looks like the center stone is floating within the halo in some of the photos, very cool look.

I prefer the red box.

liz
Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by narual » April 26th, 2012, 1:47 pm
OK, no more photos. I think they did a fantastic job of replicating the details of the original. I'm not sure if I like the real thing or the rendering better... the rendering really felt like it was inspired by Apple. But I'm happy with the results, I think.

The final appraisal, if anyone is curious:
Lady's platinum engagement ring, with one G color, VS2 clarity, step cut diamond. The diamond weighs .80 carat, measures 4.94mm wide by 5.28mm long by 3.27 mm deep, and is set in a platinum bezel. In addition, there are twenty-two round brilliant cut diamonds, G color, SI1 clarity, with a total weight of .10 carat. The engagement ring weighs 11.60 grams.
Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by narual » April 26th, 2012, 1:56 pm
OK, one more photo just because I'm in a good mood and snapped this as part of an excuse for borrowing the lens.

A few weeks after we met she told me that she'd sworn she wouldn't cohabit with anyone again without a ring on her finger (because the prior relationship lasted like 7 years before there was a ring there, and he never really asked her, she basically finally asked him and bought herself the ring with his assistance but not interest). When I convinced her to move in, I gave her this, so she wouldn't be breaking her oath. :)
Photo taken on 2012-04-26 at 115042 - using a  NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5100 60.0 mm f-2.8 at 60 mm-0.5 sec at ƒ - 40-ISO 100.jpg
Photo taken on 2012-04-26 at 115042 - using a NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5100 60.0 mm f-2.8 at 60 mm-0.5 sec at ƒ - 40-ISO 100.jpg (204.79 KiB) Viewed 396 times

It's an adjustable hello kitty ring made from swarovski (however you spell that) crystals. :)
Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by rubybeth » April 26th, 2012, 2:01 pm
Oh, I love BOTH rings! That is very sweet you bought her a ring before she moved in. Love the sentiment in that. :appl:

And, I prefer the red box. It looks really classy. You can give her the jewelry store's box later, too, since it's nice to have those kind of mementos.
"See the girl with the diamond ring/She knows how to shake that thing." —Ray Charles
Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by slg47 » April 27th, 2012, 8:04 am
the ring turned out beautifully! thanks for sharing those great pictures :)
slg47
Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by Enerchi » April 28th, 2012, 6:49 am
That turned out SPECTACULAR!!! :appl: :love: :appl: I love that bezel/halo setting! Wow - what a stunning setting---- congratulations on the design and the engagement!

Which box did you go for? Really, once you flip that lid, WHO CARES!!! She'll be so thrilled with the ring!!!
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Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by vinjewels » April 28th, 2012, 12:01 pm
Love the ring!! :appl: Thanks for coming back with pics. The setting is beautiful and the diamond really cleaned up SO beautifully. She is going to love it! Bravo :appl: :appl:
Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by swingirl » April 28th, 2012, 12:31 pm
The ering turned out beautifully. They did a very nice job meeting your specs and I love the use of the heirloom stone and still keeping a few design features of the original. Well done!

Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by narual » May 6th, 2012, 7:20 am
She said yes. :)

Photo taken on 2012-05-05 at 161843 - using a  NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5100 18.0-200.0 mm f-3.5-5.6 at 200 mm-¹⁄₁₆₀ sec at ƒ - 22-ISO 100.jpg
Photo taken on 2012-05-05 at 161843 - using a NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5100 18.0-200.0 mm f-3.5-5.6 at 200 mm-¹⁄₁₆₀ sec at ƒ - 22-ISO 100.jpg (148.25 KiB) Viewed 346 times


Photo taken on 2012-05-05 at 171820 - using a  NIKON COOLPIX S10  at 6.3 mm-¹⁄₉₅ sec at ƒ - 14-ISO 50.jpg
Photo taken on 2012-05-05 at 171820 - using a NIKON COOLPIX S10 at 6.3 mm-¹⁄₉₅ sec at ƒ - 14-ISO 50.jpg (193.87 KiB) Viewed 346 times


Photo taken on 2012-05-05 at 171804 - using a  NIKON COOLPIX S10  at 6.3 mm-¹⁄₄₃₀ sec at ƒ - 4.0-ISO 50.jpg
Photo taken on 2012-05-05 at 171804 - using a NIKON COOLPIX S10 at 6.3 mm-¹⁄₄₃₀ sec at ƒ - 4.0-ISO 50.jpg (179.33 KiB) Viewed 346 times


Photo taken on 2012-05-05 at 171813 - using a  NIKON COOLPIX S10  at 6.3 mm-¹⁄₅₅ sec at ƒ - 14-ISO 50.jpg
Photo taken on 2012-05-05 at 171813 - using a NIKON COOLPIX S10 at 6.3 mm-¹⁄₅₅ sec at ƒ - 14-ISO 50.jpg (231.15 KiB) Viewed 346 times
Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by narual » May 6th, 2012, 7:23 am
Photo taken on 2012-05-05 at 161120 - using a  NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5100 18.0-200.0 mm f-3.5-5.6 at 200 mm-¹⁄₂₀₀ sec at ƒ - 5.6-ISO 100.jpg
Photo taken on 2012-05-05 at 161120 - using a NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5100 18.0-200.0 mm f-3.5-5.6 at 200 mm-¹⁄₂₀₀ sec at ƒ - 5.6-ISO 100.jpg (164.02 KiB) Viewed 349 times


Photo taken on 2012-05-05 at 171629 - using a  NIKON COOLPIX S10  at 6.3 mm-¹⁄₃₂₀ sec at ƒ - 5.6-ISO 50.jpg
Photo taken on 2012-05-05 at 171629 - using a NIKON COOLPIX S10 at 6.3 mm-¹⁄₃₂₀ sec at ƒ - 5.6-ISO 50.jpg (149.46 KiB) Viewed 349 times


Thank you all for your help. :)
Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by Enerchi » May 6th, 2012, 8:20 am
Congratulations!!!! Great news - you both look so happy!!! great camera shots, too
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Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by vinjewels » May 6th, 2012, 9:46 am
Congrats! It looks perfect on her...you did good! :appl:
Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by LisaRN » May 11th, 2012, 4:35 pm
You did very good! I love the diamond in it's new gorgeous setting. I also love the weight of the setting. You two make the cutest couple!

I'm sorry I wasn't listening.

Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by Mayk » May 15th, 2012, 8:19 am
Wonderful! :appl: congratulations! The ring is beautiful! :love:
She is clothed in Strength and Dignity and she Laughs without Fear of the Future...  Proverbs 31:25
Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by junebug17 » May 15th, 2012, 9:43 pm
Oh, it turned out beautifully and looks amazing on her hand!!! :love: Fabulous job - congrats to you both and thanks for the pic - you're a great-looking couple!

"I don't work out. If God had wanted us to bend over, He would have put diamonds on the floor." - Joan Rivers

Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by DandiAndi » May 16th, 2012, 6:53 am
It turned out beautifully!! I love how much thought you've put into your lady's ring, she is a lucky girl! Please come back with handshots!! :appl: :bigsmile:
Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by innerkitten » May 16th, 2012, 10:26 am
Oh it's done. Looks great! Love the pic of the two of you :)
Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by minousbijoux » May 26th, 2012, 11:31 am
I'm just now seeing this thread - I can't believe what a perfect blend of sleek elegance and respecting the original design. You (and the designer/jeweler) did a fantastic job. I love the simplicity of the gallery and imagine it must be really comfortable to wear.

Congratulations - you look like a lovely couple and the ring looks great on her! I hope she was surprised, touched and loved it.
Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by stonecutter2 » May 31st, 2012, 11:40 am
That ring is so beautiful, well done, sir! Very classic with a modern twist. Congratulations to you both!
Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by ariel144 » June 1st, 2012, 11:04 am
Good things come to those who wait. Beautiful ring and very special.
Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by InnaR » June 3rd, 2012, 7:41 pm
I adore your ring! Congratulations on your engagement!
Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by webdiva » June 5th, 2012, 10:47 pm
Congrats! Love the ring, stone and how it echoes the original design! Well done! :appl:
Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by narual » June 12th, 2012, 2:37 pm
Thank you all very much! She loves it! The wedding's going to be in January :)
Re: Grandmother's engagement ring

Post by pregcurious » July 6th, 2012, 8:36 am
Great job!


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