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#JOTW 3 stone OEC reset with 1.5 OSI1 AVR

BrownGinger

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So I had a 3 stone OEC found off eBay that was beautiful (domed with lots of filigree) but too ornate for my lifestyle and I only ended up wearing it for special events. It was too beautiful to scrap but I wanted to repurpose the stones for a more everyday 3 stone that I’d get more use out of. I finally decided to take out the two side stones, replace those with lab sapphires and use the side stones in a new ring with an AVR from Distinctive Gem.

The sides were uncerted but estimated to be K-L in color. There was an O color AVR whose size and price appealed to me but was unsure if the color contrast would be too noticeable. I sent the old ring in to Rhino to get his opinion and he thought it would work. Because those AVRs are so darn beautiful and bright, I think it faces up just fine with the sides. I’m not color sensitive. Some lighting I can see a difference, particularly the side view, but it doesn’t bother me.

I’m very happy with how it came out—I’m very pleased with the claw prongs and although not to most people’s taste, I love 3 stones where the side-stones are sizeable and not of the small accent variety. No snagging on my gloves at work either—I think this will get a lot of wear! My engagement ring was a 3 stone with 0.5ct sides and .93 center and after my divorce I had given him back the sidestones as they were his grandmothers—anyway, I’ve missed having a 3 stone like that over the last few years. Rhino’s mid level bench did the work and, as everyone will attest to, Rhino/Jonathan is amazing to work with.

Proportions:
side-stones approx 1.4 ctw 5.59mm and 5.61mm. estimated K-L
Center stone 1.5 O 7.15-7.22mm
Edited to add: ring size 7

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Also including a perspective shot and a before and after of the original ring.

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mrs-b

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SO gorgeous! Congratulations your new piece!
 

maita13

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Such a pretty setting- and love the stones, too! ❤️
 

Sprinkles&Stones

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WOW, just WOW!

I think the old setting with the sapphires is perfect. It looks like it was made for sapphires.

Your new AVR 3 stone…. Just gorgeous. I love the size of all the stones, I agree that it’s a great combo.

Congratulations on this stunning piece!
 

Mreader

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Wow I love them both and the blue sapphires make the original one really pop. Well done!
 

ItsMainelyYou

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:love: It's perfect. Per-fect! :love:
Oh, my sweetspot for size!
And the original is absolutely beautiful as well. I love the pop.
 

mayaINaU

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Both gorgeous pieces! I love the color of the lab sapphires. Who did you purchase from?
 

ZestfullyBling

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Wow!!!! You have two ring projects in one swoop!!!! Your three stone is beautiful with blingy finger coverage and the two sapphires were a great idea…the beautiful blues in that setting…TDF!!! Wear both your rings in good health! Congrats!
 

Ally T

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Ah, now this REALLY appeals to me. I love the whimsical feel it has & yet it's so substantial & yet also delicately balanced. Really love the proportions with the larger sides - it's in my eyes a perfect 3 stone :kiss2:
 

caolsen

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It’s a modern day classic, congratulations!
 

lulu_ma

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Gorgeous! I love both rings btw.
 

Lakefront

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Both rings are beautiful! Well done! I love the robust side stones.
 

LLJsmom

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Love your beautiful ring. I also love a 3 stone with big sides. Yours is fabulous and the AVR is gorgeous.
 

BrownGinger

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Thank you so much everybody! I'm too tech incompetent to do multi quote but your sweet comments have made my day.
 

yssie

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Oooh. Both redos turned out fabulous!! I really like the sapphires - I actually think I like them better than the original diamonds in that setting! And your three stone is totally blingtastic :cool2:

Congratulations!! I hope you get tons of wear from your new-and-improveds :appl: ❤️
 

Farleysmom

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Your 3-stone ring is simply beautiful. Dreamy.
 

BrownGinger

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Gosh, thank you!!!
 

cushioncutnut

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So I had a 3 stone OEC found off eBay that was beautiful (domed with lots of filigree) but too ornate for my lifestyle and I only ended up wearing it for special events. It was too beautiful to scrap but I wanted to repurpose the stones for a more everyday 3 stone that I’d get more use out of. I finally decided to take out the two side stones, replace those with lab sapphires and use the side stones in a new ring with an AVR from Distinctive Gem.

The sides were uncerted but estimated to be K-L in color. There was an O color AVR whose size and price appealed to me but was unsure if the color contrast would be too noticeable. I sent the old ring in to Rhino to get his opinion and he thought it would work. Because those AVRs are so darn beautiful and bright, I think it faces up just fine with the sides. I’m not color sensitive. Some lighting I can see a difference, particularly the side view, but it doesn’t bother me.

I’m very happy with how it came out—I’m very pleased with the claw prongs and although not to most people’s taste, I love 3 stones where the side-stones are sizeable and not of the small accent variety. No snagging on my gloves at work either—I think this will get a lot of wear! My engagement ring was a 3 stone with 0.5ct sides and .93 center and after my divorce I had given him back the sidestones as they were his grandmothers—anyway, I’ve missed having a 3 stone like that over the last few years. Rhino’s mid level bench did the work and, as everyone will attest to, Rhino/Jonathan is amazing to work with.

Proportions:
side-stones approx 1.4 ctw 5.59mm and 5.61mm. estimated K-L
Center stone 1.5 O 7.15-7.22mm
Edited to add: ring size 7

A8814DBB-BF21-4066-8962-F1929E3AC67B.jpeg

Also including a perspective shot and a before and after of the original ring.

413A3CBA-3243-4452-98DA-9D70CCBD4A11.jpeg
Just Gorgeous...both of them!! Jonathan's benchman did a spectacular job and I love that you repurposed your other ring with sapphire sidestones!!
 

jaysonsmom

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Congratulations! Both rings are stunning! Love them ❤️
 

maisie2

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How beautiful! The details on your new 3 stone are just stunning. And I love the sapphires paired with the other ring.
 

Rubies-R-Me

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Wow!! I am a huge 3 stone fan and your new ring is a BEAUTY!!!!
Love the claw prongs and the proportions are perfect!
 
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