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DahliaDante

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Hello,
I've been lurking for a few months and finally got myself a beautiful forever ring! I divorced 1.5 years ago and missed my quality jewelry. My ex had bought me all my real jewelry, so earrings, wedding band, engagement ring all went into a box after the divorce. I have a new boyfriend (he's wonderful), but he's divorced too and said he'll be ready for engagement in a few years. I realized I don't want to wait that long to have a ring on my finger. I don't feel very passionately to get engaged, I have the man I want and our commitment is strong...but I don't like feeling judged by strangers. So I went looking to buy my own left hand ring. I wanted a quality jewelry piece NOT associated with a man. A piece that I could wear forever, regardless of my relationship status. Something I could pass to my daughter that wasn't tied to a relationship I had with a man that was not her dad.
And I have a job. A year after the divorce I am financially recovered. It felt empowering to buy my own jewelry. Not wait for a man to "surprise" me with jewelry and spend my time hoping I would like it whenever he decided to gift jewelry to me.

I initially wanted a diamond. But man o man are they expensive! Then I remembered I had a loose Emerald sitting at home, my mom had purchased it but never set it before she died.

I took the stone to a jeweler to have it appraised. Wow, the appraisal for the stone came back valued more than the cost of my engagement ring! This stone needed a setting, and it needed to be on my hand!

That's when I found Price scope.

And I became addicted.

And I decided I did not like any settings at the Mall chains, I liked all kinds of settings that mall chains don't carry. But pricescope gave me courage to have a custom setting created based on the online pictures!

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And now it's on my hand and I lovvveeeee it!
So thank you! Experts, and gemologists, and people that know about fine jewelry! I am hooked to colored gemstones now...this wont be my last custom piece!
 

MissyBeaucoup

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DahliaDante, congratulations on your new life and your beautiful ring! I absolutely love the color and shape of your stone. Can you tell us more about who did the setting for you? I love how it makes the emerald the center of attention while being protective and elegantly classic.
 

elle_71125

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You seem to be in a great place emotionally. I think a left hand ring was a brilliant idea. Something to help remind you of your commitment to yourself and to being a stronger, happier person. I love your new ring! It's stunning! I'd love to know more about the emerald (carat weight, dimensions, etc).

And more pics please!!! :kiss2:
 

LittleRed

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That’s a beautiful ring! I too would love to see more pictures. Your emerald looks beautifully glowy.
 

DahliaDante

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Thank you! I'm actually not sure who made it, I went to an independent jewelry store and they kind of sounded very confident about doing custom, they said it would take a month, the price was in my budget- so I proceeded and found out they had to send it out. So I'm not sure who made the setting.
Below is the inspiration picture. My setting came out a tad different, the leaves on the side do not come up to the sides of the stone as I had hoped. I thought the leaves would protect the long sides of the emerald somewhat. Instead, my emerald is fully exposed, and the leaves come up to a bar that holds the stone in place. But I'm not complaining, this is an educational journey, and I have a very unique setting that you don't see very often!
for stats:
8.41 x 6.93 x 6.03mm
clarity slightly included, type III (?), very slightly bluish green color, cut is good.

Honestly, after lurking on pricescope so long, I've come to WANT flaws in my stone. I see it as personality characteristics. Something that makes my stone unique and different from everyone else's.
I used to want 'perfect" diamond, or as close as my man could afford to get- but now on this forum, I see how each stone has its unique properties. And I like that.

So I can see a whispy white feather when looking at the short end of my stone, not visible from above, just looking at it from the side. But now, I find the "flaw" endearing. like it's MY stone. And I could pick it out of a lineup.
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alene

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Congrats on your gorgeous new ring and, even more importantly, on your new life!
 

chatoyancy

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It’s absolutely beautiful! It sounds like a piece with a lot of meaning too.
 

marcy

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Beautiful emerald and gorgeous ring. Wear it in good health.
 

MrsKMB

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I love it, and it is very special for several reasons, starting with it being from your mom. It's a wonderful way to remember her, have something that makes you happy, show how strong you are, and also pass down to your daughter.
 

voce

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Yes, that is truly an heirloom piece. Congratulations on finally buying a special ring for yourself, especially since it connects you to your mom. Please take good care of it and make it last forever!
 

Catmom

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Your new ring is beautiful, congratulations on it and your new life!
 

DahliaDante

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Thank you everyone! I'm taking super care with this ring. I am only wearing it socially. It is my first colored stone piece, I always thought I liked diamonds "because they match your clothes", but this emerald is very vibrant! But this green stone...I'm not used to it and my eyes keep following my hand movements.
 

bludiva

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yummy ring and so glad you did this for yourself - congrats!
 

Tekate

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beautiful ring!
 
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