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A Tale of Two OMCs - My Moi et Toi by DK

Volvoqueen

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Thanks one and all for taking the time to post your gracious comments. I hope I didn’t miss someone...

@yssie, I searched for the stones for maybe 6 -8 months? Hard to recall exactly as my search morphed over time. I initially thought I could match individual stones but I came to realize the folly of that endeavor...I ended up looking for pairs and found these at auction. As @KristyDarling said, searching for pairs is not for the faint of heart, and buying at auction takes it to a whole other level!! To add to the challenge this pair was collet set, so I couldn’t see the girdles, get a true weight or accurate size. But, they had the shape and faceting I was looking for, so I took a chance and bid.
Was it a live auction local to you or online? Just curious. What kind of info was presented/available in the auction listing. Thanks!
 

elizat

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Beautiful stones and what a wonderful ring! I love it- it is fantastic!
 
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Slick1

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Oh my! This is beyond gorgeous! The stones are beautiful and the setting is perfection. I love it! It’s twice as nice! :love:
 
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foxinsox

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This is such a gorgeous perfect ring :love: and the story behind it is fab. Those are amazing stones and the setting is wonderful.
 
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foxinsox

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@Sandeek , @elizat , @headlight , @foxinsox , @Gussie , @arkieb1 , @GliderPoss
Thanks!
@Volvoqueen - these were sold via an auction house; there was an estimate for color/clarity/size but stones were in their antique settings so no lab reports

@GliderPoss - that ring/those diamonds ❤ ❤ ❤ !! I think I read somewhere they are estimated to be 6 carats EACH? :geek2:
Yep - she is #goals for a toi et moi (who am I kidding - I’ll be lucky to get over 2 carats on my engagement ring :lol-2::mrgreen2:)
 

Stone Hunter

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Stunning ring! Love the vintage look you achieved with the durability of a new setting. :D
 
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dreamer_dachsie

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Your ring is beautiful and these diamonds :love: I would love to see photos of their original setting(s) if you have any! I love seeing the history and transformations of antique jewels.
 
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EC8

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Your ring is beautiful and these diamonds :love: I would love to see photos of their original setting(s) if you have any! I love seeing the history and transformations of antique jewels.
Thanks @maita13, @dreamer_dachsie !!
This is the pendant the OMCs came in; although antique I don’t think it’s the original piece/settings as the stones have some minor girdle wear which had to pre date the platinum collet settings.

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TheGarnetGirl

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Damn. Insane insane jealousy over here!
:Up_to_something:

Its truly stunning and all of your hard work and determination at getting it exactly right totally paid off.

Well done to you!
Enjoy it in great health and happiness!
 
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mrs-b

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This ring is everything. Every. Single. Thing. Thanks for sharing, @EC8!
 
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sunnyside74

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have to agree - saw this last night and was like - how did i miss this before. gorgeous.
 
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Polabowla

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I don't often like old cut diamonds, but yours is changing my mind. It's absolutely beautiful- the stones, the toi et moi, the side stones- just gorgeous! All that work was well worthwhile!
 
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EC8

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This ring is everything. Every. Single. Thing. Thanks for sharing, @EC8!
have to agree - saw this last night and was like - how did i miss this before. gorgeous.
I don't often like old cut diamonds, but yours is changing my mind. It's absolutely beautiful- the stones, the toi et moi, the side stones- just gorgeous! All that work was well worthwhile!
@mrs-b, @sunnyside74, @Polabowla -
Thank you all for your kind comments!
 

LightBright

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Perfection from every angle! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous antique diamonds and ring with us!
 
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