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#JOTW Antique diamond earring modification project completed!

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  1. bbziggy
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    by bbziggy » May 15, 2013
    Hi Ya'll.
    I am excited to tell you that my project of modifying my OMC earrings is now complete. I took a leap of faith with the jeweler
    that I used.I only laid out stones with him and explained that I wanted my earrings movable and stones set in milgrain bezels to match the original earring set in platinum. The earrings had been made from the two ends of an antique brooch that my husband bought for a big birthday for me at an antique show. I had not been wearing them much because they were hidden behind my hair when I did wear them. My son will be getting married in November and I thought it would be great to make them special for this occasion. I was able to find someone local who had a good enough selection of old stones to complete the project.He said his bench person was great and so I trusted him.

    We added the 3.91tcw top stones tcw 1.09
    eight .15 - .20 stones 1.575 tcw
    bottom dangles 1.25 tcw

    They are just under 2.5" long and 5/8" at their widest point.
    I am really really happy how they came out. I almost made them into a necklace at one point. Boy am I glad I continued to draw different ideas and keep a folder. Yay! Hope you like them! I will show the before and after pictures.

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    by gemtastic » May 15, 2013
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    Beautiful and elegant!! You must be so happy! Wonderful project
     
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    by woofmama » May 15, 2013
    Those are beautiful :love: Enjoy!
     
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    by heididdl » May 15, 2013
    Very cool what was the total carat weight?
     
    


    


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    by Rosebloom » May 15, 2013
    Wow! They really turned out great!
     
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    by athenaworth » May 15, 2013
    HOLY CRAP THOSE ARE AMAZING!!!! :love: :love: :love: :love:
     
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    by motownmama » May 15, 2013
    gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    by yennyfire » May 15, 2013
    Amaze balls!! What a gorgeous heirloom!!
     
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  11. SB621
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    by SB621 » May 15, 2013
    Those are a dream! I just love it!
     
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    by two_little_birds » May 15, 2013
    Damn girl, now those are some MAJOR earrings! HELLO :love:
     
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    by NonieMarie » May 15, 2013
    WOW, they are beautiful :appl: :appl: . How do they feel? Are they heavy at all?
     
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    by globalmujer » May 15, 2013
    Oh my goodness!!!! :love: my eyes are poppin!
     
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    by Von03 » May 15, 2013
    Those are dramatic, breathtakingly beautiful!!
     
    


    


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    by DiaDiva » May 16, 2013
    Absolutely gorgeous. :appl: :appl: :appl:
     
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    by misskittycat » May 16, 2013
    Just breathtaking! It's a fabulous conversion that has worked really well!!
     
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    by Rosa » May 16, 2013
    Wow, truly one of a kind. They are gorgeous - love love love!

    Enjoy wearing them both at your son's wedding but also every other chance you get!
     
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    by kalomeli » May 16, 2013
    So beautiful and super elegant!! Great project! :appl: :appl: :appl:
     
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    by Alex T » May 16, 2013
    Beautiful :appl:
     
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    by hippipixi » May 16, 2013
    Stunning earrings and what a fabulous way to turn an antique brooch into something more wearable!
     
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    by bbziggy » May 16, 2013
    Thank you !! for all of your positive responses
    To gemtastic, woofmama, Rosbloom, Athena, April baby, mowtownmama, Yenny fire, IE Princess, Sarabear, two little birds,
    globalmujer, Von03, DiaDiva misskittycat, Rosa, Kalomeli, Alex T, hippi pixie

    heididdl I am not sure of the original carat weight of each brooch end earring. I do know the center OMC is about 1.25 ct about K color.

    Noniemarie The earrings are not too heavy I am happy to say. I was so afraid that they would be. He took off the omega backs which were yellow gold and all other backing and used very delicate bezels. They feel wonderful on . I also had him put the post on the bottom of the top diamond bezel and I have the large round back to take any pressure off of my ear.
     
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    by RosieR » May 16, 2013
    :love: Just stunning!
     
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    by StacylikesSparkles » May 16, 2013
    Oh WOW! They turned out so beautifully! Seriously, I may have drooled a bit lol :love: :cheeky:
     
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    by YT » May 16, 2013
    Wow!!! They are beautiful!!!!
     
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    by menyenye » May 16, 2013
    TO-DIE-FOR
     
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    by GemFever » May 16, 2013
    Amazing! The work is so fine, they look like true vintage, like this is how they were always meant to be. They look stunning on you, congrats! :love: :love: :love:
     
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    Spectacular! Those are crazy beautiful!
     
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    by Dandi » May 20, 2013
    WOW!!! They are breathtaking!!!!!!!! :love: :love: :love:
     

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