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AVC ERD 3 stone with halo

kathleenmv

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After thinking about and obsessing over setting options for my August Vintage Cushion for a year and a half, I finally have the ring of my dreams! Many thanks to all who have offered insight, suggestions, support and inspiration along the way. I am very, very grateful. :)) :wavey:

Both Good Old Gold and Engagement Rings Direct were amazing to work with. :appl:

Jonathon at GOG was incredibly patient and helpful as I navigated the many options for my AVC. I've worked with him and his team for many years and they always exceed my expectations, both in service and quaity of stones. I fell in love with the AVC, then the AVR, which I'll create a separate thread for. :love:

Mark at Engagement Rings Direct was a tireless companion on this journey, making himself available for my many questions and ideas, and instrumental in bringing my initially-fuzzy vision (which is reminiscent of the Tacori 2628) to life. He was able to have French-cut trapezoids made for my side stones, which thrilled me out of my bling-addled mind. The workmanship on the ring is fantastic and ERD's price was unbeatable--literally. I can't say enough about Mark and the ERD team! :love:

On to the specs and photos!

Center Stone
August Vintage Cushion
1.54 carats
H
SI1
Total depth: 67.53%
Table percentage: 51.82
Pavillion angle: 40.75 degrees
Crown angle: 30.50 degrees

Setting:
18K white gold
.60 total carat weight in French-cut trapezoids
Harry Winston-esque halo and pave band (I can't remember the total carat weight)
Size 6

I know my pictures are less than ideal. I'll try to capture better ones soon!

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kathleenmv

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

Here's one more picture with a friend. :)

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yennyfire

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

Holy Mother of Bling! That is a breathtaking ring! I LOVE it! Congrats! :love: :love:
 

dani13

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

Its stunning!!!!! We definitely need more pics though!!!! ;))
 

Bella_mezzo

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

gorgeous, and i've been wondering how french cut traps would look:) :Up_to_something:
 

luv2sparkle

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

That is the exact look I have been thinking of lately! I love it! I would love that look or the frenchies all the way down the sides, but
with the halo. Love love love.

Not that I am planning another reset, but I am always thinking about it!

Your ring is gorgeous! Congratulations!! :love: :love: :love:
 

luv2sparkle

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

Can we see a full on side view?
 

bright ice

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Two beautiful rings!
 

SandyCheeks

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

Aaaaack!!! That's so stunningly beautiful! I love it! I'm off to look at ERD now. Will you wear as a RHR and keep it's friend on your left hand?
 

Laila619

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

YUM!! That ring is perfection. Truly a work of art! :lickout:
 

minmin001

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

beautiful~ love it! :love:
 

Katie1359

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

One of the most beautiful rings I have ever laid eyes on!!!! DROOLx1,000,000 :love: :lickout: :love:
 

dragonfly411

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

ohemmmgeeeeeeeeee :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:

I think this is my new favorite!!!!!!!!!!
 

katushka

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

Wow! What an amazing ring and such a wonderful/unusual setting for an AVC. May I ask: Does the stone have 1:1 ratio dimensions? I think the symmetry is my favorite aspect of the design. Somehow the setting lets the Maltese cross element shine...
 

kathleenmv

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

Thanks, everyone for the sweet, wonderful comments. The kind words are very much appreciated! :))

Yennyfire, thank you! I love/pine for/covet your gorgeous oval OMB and can't wait to see which direction you go on the setting!

Dani, thanks for the compliment! I have a few more pictures to post, but keep your expectations low about the quality. I'm a horrible photographer! ;-)

Bella_mezzo, thank you! I'd been curious about French cuts for side stones in a three-stone rings, too. It was sort of a leap of faith, but I'm happy with the result! Are you up to something with French cuts as well?

love2sparkle, I included a couple of side views. Let me know if they're what you're looking for. Thank you for the kind words!

bright ice, thank you! I do love those August Vintage stones. :)

SandyCheeks, yes, I'll wear this as a RHR and keep the round as my engagement ring. The AVC is sort of an early (as in 18 months!) 20th anniversary gift. :) Thanks for the compliment!

Laila, thank you so much!

holly sparkle, you are so sweet! Thanks!

rhbgirl, thank you! :)

minmin, thanks! I love it too. :love:

Katie, I am honored by your comment! Thank you so very much for the kind words.

dragonfly, aww thanks!! I feel so fortunate to be able to share this with such a great community. PS rocks!

katushka, thank you! If my math is right, I think the ratio is 1.03. I think? Measurements are 6.92 x 6.72. I love me a good square(ish) cushion!
 

kathleenmv

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

Here are a few (well, maybe more than a few) photos...

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Amys Bling

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Consider me in love :love: seriously though that is an amazing ring!!!!!
 

AnneinGA

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

Wow! I love it, everything about it, the stone, the setting the traps! :))
 

Rhino

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Thanks for the kind words kathleen. Nice pix and how beautiful. Gosh I feel like I know you such a long time. ::)

Warmest regards from all of us here @ GOG.
 

dani13

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

Great pics!!! Its truly amazing!!!! :love: :love:
 

mrssalvo

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

wow, just beautiful. Both rings are stunning!!
 

luv2sparkle

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

Thanks for the side shots of your beautiful ring! I wanted to see how ERD executed the traps! It is truly lovely! The Tacori 2628
has long been one of my favorites but when I went to reset my stone, I wasn't happy with the proportions on my hand. Your ring could
not be more perfect I think!

How are you going to wear your two beauties? Which one on which hand if I might ask. Oh to have such a dilemma....
 

canuk-gal

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

HI:

Ooph--gasped for air! :love:

cheers--Sharon
 

kathleenmv

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

Awww, thanks guys for all of the wonderful compliments! :))

Amys Bling, thank you! My ring is blushing.

Anne, I appreciate the kind words!

Jonathan, I’ll never forget the first time I saw an August Vintage Cushion. I was hooked! Pure magic. Thank you for everything now and over the years. Stay tuned for a thread about my AVR! :cheeky:

Dani, thanks for commenting on my pictures! I just learned how to use the macro feature and upload pictures from my computer a few months ago. I’m not very technologically adept, so I felt pretty proud of myself. ;))

mrssalvo, thank you, thank you for the lovely words about both rings. I feel so blessed to have them!

luv2sparkle, the Tacori 2628 is my favorite Tacori setting—and I do love a lot of them! I changed my mind roughly 12 billion times before I landed on a setting very much inspired by the 2628. It was sort of like coming full circle. I’m going to wear the AVR as my engagement ring and the AVC as my RHR/super-early anniversary ring. I’m grateful to Jonathon for cutting such beauties!

Sharon, thank you so much! :))
 

Dandi

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

WOWWWEEEEE!!!! Absolutely stunning!! So are the 'friends'!! :bigsmile: Lucky lady!! :love: :love:
 

maplefemme

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Re: AVC ERD 3 stone with halo and French cut sides

SOOO worth the work and wait - beautiful!
 

Natylad

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I'm truly in love with both your rings :love: Rarely one can see such perfection both in the stones and the settings...Wear them in good health ::)
 
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