- Dec 12, 2016
This is beyond.. congratulations and many more years of great health and enjoyment! WOW...
Thank you!WOW!! She is a BEAUTY!! Loved hearing your journey in making this fabulous ring possible. Congrats on your 40th anniversary!!
Truly one of the most beautifully cut OEC’s. The re-cutting added even more life and glory to this spectacular stone. You are so lucky! Thank you for sharing all the info about the process and the stunning photos. Please continue to share more pics! Swoon, my heart !
Congratulations on finding the right OEC for you and your DW. It looks beautiful and bright and huge. DK did a lovely job on the setting. It showcases the gorgeous stone perfectly.
Thank you!Gorgeous, thanks for sharing!
Dang that’s gorgeous!
Congrats on your search proving fruitful for you and your wife.
I would love to hear the details of the transformation, when you choose to do so. And to hear how this final result (what a beauty) differs (or not) from what you originally thought you wanted.
Oh my word IT'S GORGEOUS!!!!!
I am so, so happy for you and your dear wife! I love that the cutter kept so much of the personality of the original stone, just with an improved facet pattern and restoring it to glory. This stone, and your journey, is very similar to my own dearly loved diamond. My OEC was also recut, wound up at 5.03, and is a low N or a high OP. I feel like these stones are such tremendous values, I would take a spectacularly cut OP OEC over a colorless super-ideal every time, and your money goes sooo much further with the OP OEC.
My understanding is the reasons are two-fold. One, the spectacular cut which is returning all the light to your eyes. However, this is not the only reason because a perfectly cut OP OEC will face up a lot lighter than a super-ideal modern brilliant OP. The second reason is that the wide, geometric facets are basically mirrors reflecting your surroundings, to a much greater degree than splintery modern brilliants. If you had an OP-tinted wall mirror, you wouldn't see the tint, you would just see the mirror.
This exactly--please share more! @prs it is just glorious. I met you and your DW briefly in the middle of one of the cutting stages and thought already that it was one of the most beautiful diamonds I'd ever seen. It seems to be even more so now and looks magnificent on her finger.
Wow! That’s definitely worth the wait and effort searching. Congratulations on a beautiful upgrade and setting!
Stunning in every detail from the stone through to the setting. Congrats to you both.
This is the mother of ALL rings!!!
I love your journey & the details are super interesting to read through, so thanks for sharing. I wish my husband would indulge me like this, but he's tight. That diamond is dreamy - what a character!
Your wife must be completely blown away & congratulations on 40 years,
Gorgeous. More photos please!
Beautiful stone and I adore the setting!
Happy anniversary!! And what a journey it has been to find the diamond, recutting it and the amazing setting to put her in. I would love to hear more details about the whole process so please share!
Wow. Just wow.
So happy you ended up with a stone you love! Doing a rehab on an antique stone to make it even more beautiful and safe from chipping is an excellent idea! I am sure your wife is thrilled!
Magnificent, fab, gorge!!
Oh, and yuuge! LOVE!!
Happy anniversary to the two of you! 40 years is quite an accomplishment. Here's to 40 more!
I welcome your DW to the O-P OEC club! Hers is absolutely beautiful. How exciting to have given the OEC a face-lift. It never would have occurred to me to have it recut until recently reading @Polyhex thread about hers. Both turned out breath taking!
I absolutely LOVE the side view of the ring on your hand. It's beautiful, enjoy it.
Your wife has an amazing collection of jewellery. Congrats on your anniversary and this lovely gift.
Congratulations on your 40th wedding anniversary-that's one stunning ring to commemorate it!
I want to hear more on the recut journey!
Gorgeous, just gorgeous.
Gorgeous humongous beautiful ring!!!!