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  1. KristyDarling

    My re-set! 4.9 cttw 3-stone antique cushion ring, by Mark T and CVB

    Awww, thanks so much for the sweet compliments! I admit that I'm constantly distracted by my ring. My kids and husband roll their eyes and say "Oookaaay Mom" whenever they catch me staring at my hand. :lol-2: I'm waiting with bated breath for YOUR Caysie/OWD creation!! The ring will have all...
  2. KristyDarling

    A Tale of Two E-Rings

    CONGRATULATIONS!! Your proposal story is so full of love and joy and gratitude. (Is someone chopping onions in here??) Your fiance made a fine choice in that stone - I love the fiery rainbow flashes and the elegantly minimal low-profile setting complements it so well! So happy for you!
  3. KristyDarling

    Show me those yellow gold 80's and 90's pieces

    This thread is so much fun! I see pieces like these posted by antique/vintage IG sellers every day. What's old is new again. :-)
  4. KristyDarling

    SW OTK boots

    They look awesome on you, Gussie! We're the same height and my 5050s land on the same spot on my leg. I have the leather version but your pics are making me want the suede version, too!
  5. KristyDarling

    My London Proposal!

    Such a loving, romantic video! Congratulations!!! Clearly the two of you are meant to be. :kiss2:
  6. KristyDarling

    What is the most adventurous thing you ever did?

    Moving to a new city all the way across the country at age 24 without a job or apartment lined up, and without knowing a single soul. It was a huge gamble but also a valuable crash course in learning how to be independent and self-sufficient. And I had a ton of fun along the way. :mrgreen2:
  7. KristyDarling

    Yummy vanilla 1.93ct R AVC

    That is going to be drop-dead gorgeous!! Excellent choice -- it's really going to play up your stone while also giving you a lovely antique aesthetic. And the two-tone metals are a perfect complement!
  8. KristyDarling

    My new vintage citrine ring!

    I adore citrine and have been on the lookout for a good one. What a beautiful deep orange yours is, and the semi-bezel is to die for! :clap:
  9. KristyDarling

    My upgrade is here!

    This is stunning! I love how sleek and structured it is, and that STONE...like BUTTAH!! The side profile is so cool too....like Saturn. We need more pics!! And videos too, please!!!
  10. KristyDarling

    #JOTW She's on her way!

    She's beautiful! The height of sparkly elegance!!
  11. KristyDarling

    What specific talent do you wish you had?

    Oh gosh, I'm deficient in so many areas it's hard to pick just one! Playing sports like soccer, basketball, baseball Dancing Improvising in the kitchen (as opposed to following recipes) Drawing and painting Picking up new languages Public speaking
  12. KristyDarling

    Do you filter your selfies?

    OMG. ME. TOO. It isn't just my nose that blushes, it's my face, too! Soooo embarrassing, especially while making presentations at work. I hate public speaking and without fail, I go beet red the entire time...which I can feel as it's happening and it makes me even more nervous, which causes my...
  13. KristyDarling

    New (to me!) Tiffany classic set- .58ct

    Gorgeous and forever classic! (A dainty Tiffany yellow gold solitaire set is on my wish list!)
  14. KristyDarling

    Do you filter your selfies?

    I don't take selfies cuz I look terrible in them but @missy - love your cute pink nose! I'm a fellow pink-noser, too -- it "blushes" at every little thing, the slightest chill in the air, a sneeze, watery eyes, etc. LOL.
  15. KristyDarling

    #JOTW She's on her way!

    Oh, how beautiful!! The stone is killer and I love the basket! It's like a delicate tulip! You'll have a lovely view from every angle. Enjoy, and congratulations on 20 years!!
  16. KristyDarling

    Antique Moval Engagement Ring!

    How am I so late to this thread?? I love everything about this! The rare and gorgeous stone, the halo, the crisp contrast between the metals, the plain gold wedding band, the marquise-shaped band....it's all utterly perfect!
  17. KristyDarling

    Video of my Strong Fluoro RB studs

    Beautiful!!! 8) Fluorescence is just so freaking cool!
  18. KristyDarling

    Best gift your DH/SO ever bought for you

    A pair of super-frumpy Nike slip-on sneakers for Valentine's Day, while we were engaged. I wore them for the next 13 years until they fell apart. They were stunningly ugly but really practical and COMFY. They came in handy while I was raising babies (and didn't have enough hands to lace up my...
  19. KristyDarling

    SW OTK boots

    I LOVE my 5050s! I have average-sized fairly muscular calves, and average length legs for my height (5'2"). They do run a tad wide in the toe box, which works great for my troll feet, but they're not so wide that they'd look odd on anyone with slimmer feet.
  20. KristyDarling

    My blooming Erika Winters collection

    These earrings just scream quality! They're stunning, just like you!
  21. KristyDarling

    Gray Spinel and Diamond Ring + Capsule Jewelry Wardrobe

    Oh man, what a gorgeous spinel! It's so unique and elegant!!! And I love the steeliness-with-a-touch-of-lavender shade of the stone, if I'm reading the color right. You know you'll have a winner no matter what if you're lucky enough to acquire a @mrs-b piece!!! And I love it with your wedding...
  22. KristyDarling

    My wedding set is here!

    Wow, how cool! I love the bold, architectural feel and the symbolism of the stones! :clap:
  23. KristyDarling

    Suggestions for wedding band to pair with solitaire OMC

    Are you referring to the rosie eternity band that I linked? It is gorgeous, isn't it? I do recommend Caysie if you're going for an antique, patinated look. She specializes in that aesthetic 8)
  24. KristyDarling

    Show me your right hand!

    How gorgeous! Thanks for the close-up, @luxe !! Looks like it could be a very delicate beaded effect. I can imagine what a versatile band it is since it goes with everything and adds that subtle touch of rich, buttery gold. Love it!
  25. KristyDarling

    My re-set! 4.9 cttw 3-stone antique cushion ring, by Mark T and CVB

    Thanks, Sarah! I'm so happy with this ring! Thank you for the kind words! LOL. That's what I said when I opened the box!! Coming from you, the queen of sublimely perfect 3-stones, this means a lot!!! Thank you, @mrs-b !! Aw, thank you so much! Caysie and Mark nailed it!! Thank you for...
  26. KristyDarling

    Am I going to regret keeping this eternity band?

    How beautiful is that?!! I have coveted that exact band myself! What I've learned over the last 1-2 years is that weather-related swelling gets worse with age, even if your body weight, knuckle size, and finger size do not change. I have two diamond eternity bands that fit my ring finger...
  27. KristyDarling

    Suggestions for wedding band to pair with solitaire OMC

    I'm from the "anything goes" camp! Your preferences may change over time (mine did) so best thing to do is to experiment, try a bunch of different w-bands on, see what you like, and don't fret over it too much because chances are you'll end up collecting more bands in the years to come anyway...
  28. KristyDarling

    Show me your right hand!

    GORGEOUS! My eye was immediately drawn to your YG band. Is that milgrain I see? So delicate and pretty!
  29. KristyDarling

    Stack of the day thread

    I'm salivating over this stack!!!!
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