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#JOTW 3.4ct ACA and matching wedding band from DKJ - 'Merry' and 'Holly'

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After MONTHS of research and discussion, I am thrilled to finally share with you all my new ring set, Merry and Holly.

I love Christmas - with a passion - so I wanted to incorporate some Yuletide elements into my design. I went with a holly motif on both rings, and the Christmas celebratory spirit is emphasized in Merry with a garland-inspired basket.

Holly is fully satin finished with milgrain edging and with individually hand made and applied high polished holly leaves and berries, while Merry is satin finished within the milgrain 'boxes', which run around the sides of the band, only ending where the holly detail begins. The back of the ring (outside the milgrained boxes) is high polished, giving a nice contrast in textures.

The side diamonds come to just over 1ctw - 2 x .24, 2 x .17 and 2 x .10 - and are individually claw set. The claws on the center stone are tipped with platinum, and the inside of the basket is rhodium plated to make the center stone pop as much as possible. Given that it's a 3.4ct H VS1 ACA, this is not all that difficult!

The design was done collaboratively in every detail by Amy Phillips at DKJ and by myself. It was not an easy design, and I wanted something not commonly seen these days. So there was a lot of to-ing, fro-ing, tweaking, and examining through microscopes to check for detail. I am BEYOND thrilled with the final result.

The rings arrive tomorrow and I'll try to post some more photos then. But for now - here's a brief video and a few photos, sent to my by Amy this evening.

Firstly, the video; you might want to enlarge it so the detail is more clear:

 

mrs-b

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And a few more:

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That's it folks! A BIG thank you to all the women who participated on the "Help! I'm lost in the land of resetting" thread in Rocky Talky - your help was INVALUABLE.

And most of all a HUGE thank you to David Klass and Amy Phillips at DKJ - your work is superlative, your attitude is a complete joy, and your service to your customers is second to none.
 

princessk

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stunning and unique. Congrats!
 

foxinsox

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WOW! Merry and Holly are beauties :love: looking forward to handshots for sure!
 

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I love your classic designs with the surprise elements. They made them uniquely yours :clap::clap:
 
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Such beautiful rings. You have impeccable taste. Enjoy them Mrs. B, they're special treasures.
 

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I cannot wait to see handshots!!! :love::love:

Completely gorgeous..
 

Ally T

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Gosh, I'm drooling with anticipation at seeing these on your hand. I cannot wait! :appl:
 

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Just beautiful and I am so glad you are pleased with the final outcome. Can't wait to see handshots of your lovely new rings!!
 

Tourmaline

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Beautiful!
 

Matthews1127

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Absolutely beautiful!! So happy you decided to reset Holly! The band compliments her, completely!!
Congratulations on an exquisite project!! So gorgeous! Can’t wait for hand shots! :mrgreen2:
 

Alexiszoe

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I love how unique the setting is and how both rings thoroughly reflects your love of Christmas! Can't wait for hand shots!
 

Asscherhalo_lover

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Truly custom and so so special! I can't wait to see it on the hand!
 

Gussie

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Wow!!!!! Love! Jelly! Lucky girl!!!! MERRY!!!!!!!:love::love::love::love::love::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
 

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Oh those turned out so gorgeous! And such bling with the large side stones! I hope you love this set forever. Need tons of pics on your hand.
 

arkieb1

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I've been waiting to see it!!!! Both rings are totally gorgeous!!!!
 

ac117

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Ahhhhhh I'm beyond excited for you @mrs-b !!!!!!!!!!!! :love::love::love::love::love::love: This really has come together so spectacularly and I think it emulates your vision and love for Christmas *perfectly*!!!! I fully understand not going the dainty route and think this ring is going to be substantial enough but no overly so since you went with a non-diamond band. The holly details are my favorite and make these pieces so special - I love how much thought and effort you put into each and every creation - it really shows in the final product!!! HUGE kudos to DK team for bringing this into fruition for you and truly knocking it out of the park! :clap: Can't wait to see more pics once you get them!!! I'll be stalking this thread until then!!! :dance::lickout:
 

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Beautiful! So refined looking! Need hand pics!!!
 

LLJsmom

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Congratulations @mrs-b The set is absolutely stunning!!! :love::love::love: Love the soft yellow gold. Will check in again later.
 

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Spectacular as always!!!! I'm in the drool category right now!

:love::love::love:
 

missy

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Gorgeous!:love: Times 2. Buttery rich, bright, beautiful, breathtaking and blingy in just the perfect way. LOVE. :love:
Can’t wait to see it on you. Congratulations on a stunning set. :appl:
 

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Oh @mrs-b, it is just gorgeous. I love all of the intricate details that you put in to it... the swoopy lines, delicate milgrain, and the hollies are TDF. What a wonderful way to express your love of Christmas!!! My only question is if you'll only bring this set out during the holidays or will this be your full-time set?
 

mrs-b

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Last 2 - and sorry for the duplicates, it was easier to throw them all up than to sort through each one to choose a select few!

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That's all folks!
 
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