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#JOTW 12mm vintage platinum zircon halo

Niel

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My newest acquisition came today and I'm utterly awestruck.
It's a size 7.5 platinum halo with a large and moderate to severely abraded 12mm zircon. Shes got some wear to her, and I'll get her repaired, but I could help but show her off in the meantime.
The seller was consigning it for a couple. This was a estate peice. It wasn't an OBO auction but I just didn't want to pay what they asked. After getting in hand the setting size and quality would have been many times what he was asking to replace but having not seeing it I wasn't willing to chance it. Anywho after pestering him about it for a few months I made an offer I was sure would be returned and we would barter but it wasn't! The frugal side of me is like I SHOULD HAVE OFFERED LESS! But its a fine line between an offer and an insult. Either way, just goes to show it never hurts to ask ::)

I feel like an ice princess in this :lol:

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Niel

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The abrasions appear worse in photos than on the hand. Honesty it's only really noticeable in direct sunlight. Like I say shell get touched up but I dont want to ruin the prongs so I have to go about it the right way.

Hand shots.

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PERFECTION!!!! I seriously have no other reaction for this beauty. Such a wonderful find, and that setting is just TDF! The zircon itself looks excellent, and I definitely see what you mean that the wear isn't super noticeable when it's on the hand. I'm impressed you're willing to give it up long enough to get touched up, I'm not sure I'd be able to send it away! :lol:
 

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:love: :love: :love:

Pretty well known issue with zircons in rings...its the price you pay...I will admit I don't look close at my set zircons for that reason. :shock:


Enjoy, its a beautiful ring!!
 

Niel

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Arcadian|1472690458|4072066 said:
:love: :love: :love:

Pretty well known issue with zircons in rings...its the price you pay...I will admit I don't look close at my set zircons for that reason. :shock:


Enjoy, its a beautiful ring!!
Oh yes I know abrasions come with the territory but honestly I think I'll be ok with it. Still I'd like to get it touched up so all the wear is from me though lol
 

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It is sooooooo pretty, really!!! It looks awesome on your hand too. Congrats on your acquisition! I always feel the same way if I get something on the first bid. Human nature, but you did good to get it for less than they were asking.
 

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Truly a treasure! I am in love with the beautiful setting and the stone color is sublime! :love: :appl:
 

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OH NIEL! This is STUNNING!!!! The zircon is so big and blue and the halo is so unique and the engraving down the side? Swooning!

Niel|1472687389|4072044 said:
I feel like an ice princess in this :lol:
Do like I do when I wear my zircons and sing "Let it Go" at the top of your lungs. ;-)

More pictures! More pictures!
 

Niel

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distracts|1472697454|4072102 said:
OH NIEL! This is STUNNING!!!! The zircon is so big and blue and the halo is so unique and the engraving down the side? Swooning!

Niel|1472687389|4072044 said:
I feel like an ice princess in this :lol:
Do like I do when I wear my zircons and sing "Let it Go" at the top of your lungs. ;-)

More pictures! More pictures!
Well my singing isn't quite what it should be but I have names her Elsa. ;-)

I'll try and report back with more photos tomorrow
 

PattyCo

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You have done it again! What an amazing ring. It is so great that you find such nice treasures for yourself.
 

mochiko42

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I love this ring so much!! I don't know how you keep finding these amazing jewelry pieces!! :appl:
 

JDDN

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Holy guacamole, I can see why you pestered the seller for months!!!! I would too!!! The zircon is ethereal and the setting is stunning. Definitely ice princess in that beauty!!! Looks gorgeous against your skin too.
 

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Stunning. Just stunning!! The detail is still so fresh!!

I have to say, it looks like a brand new CvB!!
 

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Elsa is Gorgeous! Love that blue color and beautiful setting. Wow. Nice find. :love:
 

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as you know, I am just in awe of this gorgeous setting-perfection and I LOVE the coverage!
 

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Wow...such a beautiful piece! The setting is TDF and love the color of the zircon! Nice find and good job at pestering! :lol:
 

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I call dibs if you ever want to sell it :lol: I LOVE this setting, it's magnificent & a beautiful stone as well... :clap: :clap: :clap:
 

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Great find, both the setting and stone are truly magnificent :love: Love the family photo!
 
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