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#JOTW 1.64 OEC ring

ForteKitty

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Bought this ring impulsively on eBay, and half w/ my heart... luckily it turned out good. Ari from Singlestone verified the stats for me, and said i did very well!! Price was pretty good. So i'm happy! Finally took some pics, but like all my other pics... they suck. Diamond is eye clean and almost loupe clean... all spots are probably my mangy fingerprints.

1.64 OEC
K, VS1


Its little friend is a garnet ring, also from ebay. I bought it for the setting, but it's so pretty i'm going to keep the whole thing as is!
Very heavy and solid setting, in 14k white gold. The bags on the sides are very clean too! Price was amazing as well.. $175. :bigsmile:

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ForteKitty

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it came in the cutest ring box i've ever seen

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cokitty

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Wow two great finds! :appl: Nice work!
 

ForteKitty

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more pics...

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athenaworth

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Wow! It looks like it was made for you! Stunning!
 

happybear

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Gosh, ForteKitty! Where do you find all these deals?!!? :shock:
The rings are absolutely TDF!! :love:

Congratulations on such a great buy (or should I say 'buys'?) :appl: :appl: :appl:
 

centralsquare

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Amazing ring! What a find!
 

missy

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It's just beautiful! What a great find!!
 

Amys Bling

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Wow!! Great find :) I am jealous of everyone who finds great deals!
 

lknvrb4

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Wow, gorgeous find!
 

bright ice

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It's beautiful and looks perfect on you. I'm so wanting an OEC!
 

Porridge

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Oh wow. It's like a kaleidoscope. Yum! Great finds.

PS so jealous of your lovely hands.
Sincerely, sausage fingers.
 

yennyfire

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Man, what a find! I have to admit, I'm a bit jealous! It looks perfect on your hand! Congrats!
 

SB621

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Wow great fine!!!! I love the OEC. Do you mind sharing the seller?
 

moosemom

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Awesome score. The diamond is beautiful and looks great on your hand. I love the other ring as well.
 

stci

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Simply divine! Wow! Congratulations! :love: :love:
 

luv2sparkle

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Oh my gosh, is that gorgeous!!!! I love love love your (it looks like Rhodolite) garnet ring! Beautiful color, boy would I love to own
that! I have a couple of rhodolite rings but would LOVE one with diamonds! The OEC is perfect too. What a awesome find in both!
Congratulations!
 

tyty333

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Gorgeous, gorgeous, goregous!!!
 

diamondseeker2006

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Oh, I love the OEC!!!! :love: Terrific buy on the garnet ring, too!
 

ForteKitty

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Thanks everyone!! I love this diamond so much, i bought a smaller one for a pendant 2 days after this one arrived... :oops: That one should be here in a few days. It's amazing how white oecs look. I know it's a K because i can see the color from the side, but from the top or even when it's tilted, it looks so white! I asked Ari why that is, and he said he thinks it's the way our eyes process light/color. Bigger chunks of brilliance may register as brighter/lighter... but who knows. No more modern rbs for this girl!!

Sarahbear- this is the ebay listing. He originally had it listed at $5500 but i talked it down to $4k. http://www.ebay.com/itm/140596598607?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
 
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:love: :love: :love: both are gorgeous. I love the detailing on the diamond ring :D
 

kelpie

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Man, than OEC is absolutely killer! There's been a lot of discussion lately on what makes a superb OEC. Folks, see above.
 

manderz

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Oh my! What an amazing diamond!! I love your new ring! Those chunky facets are to die for!!
 

Cachette

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Awesome deal!!! Beautiful stone!!! :love:

Enjoy!

Cachette :))
 

KaeKae

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Oh, wow. Gorgeous. (I'm so envious of the ebay savvy!)
 

motownmama

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LOVE 'em both!!! :love:
 

Laila619

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What a stunning OEC! Nice score!
 

junebug17

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Fortekitty, that ring is really gorgeous, what an amazing find!!! It truly looks perfect on you, and, I won't lie, I'm a teensy bit jealous! I love the garnet ring too, my goodness, what a lovely ring and at such a crazy low price. Enjoy your new pieces, I love them both!
 

rainydaze

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my jaw hit the floor when i saw your pics!!! wow, what a find! the faceting just looks TDF!!! add me to the list of envies... i cannot believe the deal you got too. :appl: the garnet is beautiful too, how awesome that you ended up liking it as-is!
 

ForteKitty

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Thanks guys!! :bigsmile:

Ari recommend that i reset the diamond since there's a slight gap under 1/3 of the diamond, and there's nothing on the bottom to hold it. (you can see it in a few pics) What do you think of tiny french cuts and claw prongs? I wear a 3.25, so while i absolutely adore Victor Canera's french cut rings (like LGK's beauty), it might be too much for me. Maybe just smaller french cuts and a slight taper out like his usual style, but on a skinnier scale?

Its current setting isn't going anywhere tho, i love it so a gem will take the diamond's place. :)
 
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