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#JOTW 1.50ct Navette Ring Rescue

stonewell

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I’ve read several stories of fabulous finds folks have come across unexpectedly, so thought I would share mine. It’s definitely a tale of not judging a diamond ring by its cover.... of gunk and grime.

I was perusing through ebay and came upon an auction for a platinum navette ring. What caught my eye was there are sizable OECs that make up the ring for a total of 1.50cttw. The two central OECs were listed as an estimated .50ct each. The color range of the stones were estimated high too, ranging from G/H/I.

However, the pictures showed a really dull and drab ring. I figured it was worth the risk since the seller offered returns. It arrived today and here’s how it looked:

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Needless to say, I was wondering what I was thinking in purchasing it. :errrr: There must have been decades of gunk and grime built up. However, after a couple of hours of gentle scrubbing and several rounds in the ultrasonic cleaner, I think I may have a winner!
Underside looking much cleaner now... :appl:

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And... here she is!

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stonewell

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A few more from a quick photo shoot...

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She still has a bit of grime here and there, especially under the stones at both tips. Since I plan to take it to get it fully appraised, I figured I’ll get her professionally cleaned then.
 

bright ice

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I can see why your first impression was not good but she's a shining star now, beautiful find you have!
 

luv2sparkle

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Pretty! She cleaned up nice!
 

mrs-b

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Gorgeous!!
 

nala

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I am so jelly right now:love:
 

stonewell

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Thanks everyone... funny thing is, the seller could have likely received a much higher, final price had they taken the time to clean her up a bit. But I’m not complain’!

Have this and a couple of other sellers saved now to see what other treasures I can rescue. :P2
 

foxinsox

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Wow! Great find and lovely work cleaning that sad grimy ring up to be the sparkling beauty it is now!
 

GliderPoss

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What a sensational find! :clap: Gorgeous once cleaned up....
 

Sparkles88

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Gorgeous ring, what a lovely find :love:.
 

OoohShiny

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Awesome find :))

Look at the teeny-tiny tables and high crowns!
 

stonewell

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Glad y’all think it was a worthwhile rescue. I’m pretty stoked. If there isn’t a running thread already for these sorts of finds and rings, there ought to be, imho.

@PintoBean - you crack me up! We all should be able clean up so nicely with just a bath :lol:
 

Ally T

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No way is that the same ring??!!! What a transformation & those diamonds a stunning!
 

Slickk

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Wow! What a little soap and scrubbing will do! That is a beautiful ring and find! I love it and it looks so pretty on your hand! Fine job there! :clap:
 

the_mother_thing

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:love: It’s stunning, and a great find with beautiful reward!
 

tyty333

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What a difference a cleaning makes!!! Congrats on a beautiful find!
 

YadaYadaYada

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Wow :love:
 

KaeKae

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Incredible!
 
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Beautiful and yes quite an amazing transformation! Congrats on the find!
 

Starfacet

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Gorgeous! Nice find!
 
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Great find, beautiful!
 

Gussie

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Awesome! !!!!
 

autumngems

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Turned out lovely, what seller was it?
 

canuk-gal

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Love it!
 

dkata

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It's just stunning! Enjoy your find!
 

MrsJoe

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Beautiful! It sure came to life.
 

Acinom

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Woohoo! Best rescue ever! What a great find.

The ring is a classic and she looks so elegant on your finger. Great diamond sparkle!
 

Tekate

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you have me loving navette rings! never did, but man that is a great find and a real ball of fire.. congratulations!!!
 
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