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Ooooh, what an interesting designer!

I sure have had a hard time finding other examples of his work on line. I did find this "coming soon" site... http://www.alishanonline.com/ which has a handshot flash by of a two-tone version of the ring set you found on on EBay.

I think they look fabulous...very different... are you going to bid on them?

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Crowmama

Those rings are gorgeous. I am trying to remember where I saw those-they were featured in some magazine ad that I just saw the other day.
 

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Date: 11/30/2006 10:10:47 AM
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Ooooh, what an interesting designer!

I sure have had a hard time finding other examples of his work on line. I did find this ''coming soon'' site... http://www.alishanonline.com/ which has a handshot flash by of a two-tone version of the ring set you found on on EBay.

I think they look fabulous...very different... are you going to bid on them?

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Widget, I would love to bid on them... I just don''t know if I can get an extra prong thrown on the end of the basket to hold my pear. If any of the more knowledgeable folks here have an opinion about altering the basket, I''d be more than interested to hear your thoughts!

Yes, who knows, maybe I''ll bid on the little critters and then (sigh) I''ll just HAVE to find a diamond to mount. Decisions, decisions.... diamonds or replacing my 14 year old car!
 

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I emailed them, and within 15 minutes I got a response. :)

They have their designs at a jewelry store about 15 miles from my house in Cleveland. I''ll have to check them out and report back.
 

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One more question and I''ll leave y''all alone...

The ering is a square, and the band is a round. Would you mix these, or would it look like a ransom note?

I sortof like the mix, but also would like round-round or square-square.

Oy!
 

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Pricescope, I already did a photoshop thing... thanks for the offer to do the hard work! Here's the photoshop version (I know it's upside down, but I wear my ering on top of a band, so this is a little more realistic):

AlishanRingBand.jpg
 

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So what do you mean by "The ering is a square, and the band is a round."? If it's profiles of the shanks, then yes i understand that it might bother you.
 

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Pricescope, I think you clarified the round/square area nicely. The ering (in its square profile) has sticky-outy shoulders when put against the band.

I think it''s cool and unusual, but then again sometime I don''t have the best taste. ;-)
 

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The designer does make square bands that match that e-ring setting ... so if you decide you do want the matching band ... another route but ebay?? Especially if the e-ring setting is a bargain .... more $$ for a matching band
 

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I was thinking the same thing... Lydia from Alishan got back to me quick like a bunny today with a local jeweler, so this weekend I''ll drop by and have a look. This ering plus a matching one from the BM store will put my remount project over budget by $1K (yikes) but the two rings on Ebay stick much closer to the bottom line. There''s the temptation to get both. The ering next to my original Stuller band would look like apples and meat!
 

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I think you have a great taste being able to find such a fine designer, thank you for sharing.
The "real life look" might be very much different from the picture, so i guess a return policy is the most important question now.
 

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Did you say if the ring is your size? Just asking because a recent post from someone who bought settings on ebay found out too late that the rings were too far from her size to resize.
 

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Date: 11/30/2006 4:30:50 PM
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Did you say if the ring is your size? Just asking because a recent post from someone who bought settings on ebay found out too late that the rings were too far from her size to resize.
The size listed is 6 1/4. Perfect size for me! 6 1/2 is a little big, and 6 is a wee bit tight. I just had my old band resized (I got fat and so did my finger) and that''s what the 6mm band is resized to.
 

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Date: 11/30/2006 6:14:37 PM
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Date: 11/30/2006 4:30:50 PM
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Did you say if the ring is your size? Just asking because a recent post from someone who bought settings on ebay found out too late that the rings were too far from her size to resize.
The size listed is 6 1/4. Perfect size for me! 6 1/2 is a little big, and 6 is a wee bit tight. I just had my old band resized (I got fat and so did my finger) and that''s what the 6mm band is resized to.
Well, that tells me it was meant to be!!!


Did you ask the rep at Alishan if the head can be switched out to acommodate your pear?

I MUCH MUCH MUCH prefer the square matching band to the rounded one on Ebay....I wonder of going over budget is more palitable knowing you''re getting such a good deal on the Ering mounting? (Just a little enabling, here.....lol...)

Let us know what you decide!
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Date: 11/30/2006 7:13:21 PM
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Date: 11/30/2006 6:14:37 PM
Author: crowmama



Date: 11/30/2006 4:30:50 PM
Author: diamondseeker2006
Did you say if the ring is your size? Just asking because a recent post from someone who bought settings on ebay found out too late that the rings were too far from her size to resize.
The size listed is 6 1/4. Perfect size for me! 6 1/2 is a little big, and 6 is a wee bit tight. I just had my old band resized (I got fat and so did my finger) and that's what the 6mm band is resized to.
Well, that tells me it was meant to be!!!


Did you ask the rep at Alishan if the head can be switched out to acommodate your pear?

I MUCH MUCH MUCH prefer the square matching band to the rounded one on Ebay....I wonder of going over budget is more palitable knowing you're getting such a good deal on the Ering mounting? (Just a little enabling, here.....lol...)

Let us know what you decide!
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Widget, I agree with you. The wise MrsSalvo says "A deal is only a deal if you are getting exactly what you want." I'll look at what the local jeweler has and see what the price for a band is. OR, maybe the 18K price is close to my budget at retail? Who knows! I'll try to go Saturday and report back, unless we get snowed in here...

BTW, love your poochie avatar. Your baby? Dito for Deco's papillon. I'll have to get my beagle boys avatar up soon!
 

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Date: 11/30/2006 7:13:21 PM
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Date: 11/30/2006 6:14:37 PM
Author: crowmama


Date: 11/30/2006 4:30:50 PM
Author: diamondseeker2006
Did you say if the ring is your size? Just asking because a recent post from someone who bought settings on ebay found out too late that the rings were too far from her size to resize.
The size listed is 6 1/4. Perfect size for me! 6 1/2 is a little big, and 6 is a wee bit tight. I just had my old band resized (I got fat and so did my finger) and that''s what the 6mm band is resized to.
Well, that tells me it was meant to be!!!


Did you ask the rep at Alishan if the head can be switched out to acommodate your pear?

I MUCH MUCH MUCH prefer the square matching band to the rounded one on Ebay....I wonder of going over budget is more palitable knowing you''re getting such a good deal on the Ering mounting? (Just a little enabling, here.....lol...)

Let us know what you decide!
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I found matching square bands online for purchase at http://www.minata.com/jewelry/rings/m12.html . I think the price sounds fair, but I''d welcome 2nd opinions if the prices seem high.

Thanks for tolerating my pestering...
 

Cehrabehra

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Date: 11/30/2006 10:10:47 AM
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Ooooh, what an interesting designer!

I sure have had a hard time finding other examples of his work on line. I did find this ''coming soon'' site... http://www.alishanonline.com/ which has a handshot flash by of a two-tone version of the ring set you found on on EBay.

I think they look fabulous...very different... are you going to bid on them?

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I''m not generally a fan of two-tone designs but the one he has there I really like!!!

I also like the round eternity because you could get two looks from it depending on what you had face up!
 

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Pestering? No way! this is interesting!

It looks to me as if there are several different choices of bands in that line.

The stack ring you just linked are different....what look like channel set diamonds on the shoulders. It might still really look nice though...Photoshop anyone?

There are two other versions of the "padded shoulder look".

Here are some pics I collected: upper left, wider "padded (pave) shoulders", and a narrower version on upper right, and finally on the bottom..the stack rings from Minata..

Are we confused yet?


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Date: 11/30/2006 2:48:33 PM
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One more question and I''ll leave y''all alone...

The ering is a square, and the band is a round. Would you mix these, or would it look like a ransom note?

I sortof like the mix, but also would like round-round or square-square.

Oy!
the ring I''m having made is squre - on the inside and the outside (for comfort) and I plan to wear it with round ring(s)
 

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Date: 11/30/2006 4:10:48 PM
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Pricescope, I think you clarified the round/square area nicely. The ering (in its square profile) has sticky-outy shoulders when put against the band.

I think it''s cool and unusual, but then again sometime I don''t have the best taste. ;-)
yeah but those corners are 3 sided pave corners not plain old metal corners!!!! :D :D I think it would look fantastic - really!
 

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I agree with Cehra....the yellow gold versions are scrumptious.

Hmm just had another thought...looking at the "set" in the pic I just posted...I wonder if the ''wrap-around pave'' in the two rings would rub against each other and cause problems???

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Date: 12/1/2006 1:37:38 PM
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I agree with Cehra....the yellow gold versions are scrumptious.

Hmm just had another thought...looking at the ''set'' in the pic I just posted...I wonder if the ''wrap-around pave'' in the two rings would rub against each other and cause problems???

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Widget, that rubbing issue was what I was thinking, and actually scores 1 point in favor of the square/round combo. But we''ll see!

No movement on the eBay auction yet... I''m waiting to hear from a B&M store about some price quotes.
 

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Date: 12/1/2006 1:43:36 PM
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Date: 12/1/2006 1:37:38 PM
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I agree with Cehra....the yellow gold versions are scrumptious.

Hmm just had another thought...looking at the ''set'' in the pic I just posted...I wonder if the ''wrap-around pave'' in the two rings would rub against each other and cause problems???

widget
Widget, that rubbing issue was what I was thinking, and actually scores 1 point in favor of the square/round combo. But we''ll see!

No movement on the eBay auction yet... I''m waiting to hear from a B&M store about some price quotes.
I like the square round combo - particularly if you got two thin bands to flank it - the lovely shoulders would rise and shine!
 

crowmama

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Linda from Minata jewelers has been absolutely super getting me more information... these are gold prices, and they can be ordered in any combination of rose, white or yellow 18K

engagement ring in 6MM; .35C Diam. $3000.
in 3MM; .28C D. $2500.
in 4MM: .32C D. $2600.


wedding band is available in 3MM; .28C D. $2000.
4MM; .32C D. $2400.


 
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