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#TBT Belle of the Ball

Alistra

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I just got this beauty yesterday, and I am still working on some photos that really capture her beauty and elegance. She is a 3.10 Euro O/P color and VS2 clarity in what I understand is her original circa 1915 platinum mounting.

I recently sold my Kwiat split shank halo to help fund an upgrade to a larger vintage stone. I started my search looking for a 2 carat+ Euro in a very ornate mounting. I wanted the works - milgrain, engraving, openwork. However, yesterday I ended my search by purchasing something very different. When I tried this lovely ring on, I felt like Cinderella sliding into the glass slipper. Not only was the ring already my size, but it just felt right and like it was the perfect fit for my hand. I have a simple casual style, and although I admire elaborate designs, they are not really "me."

I am pleased to introduce my lovely Belle to the Pricescope community! I will keep working on taking better pictures. She is an amazing, lively, firey diamond. She is a warmer stone, but in most lights she looks fairly white or vanilla tinted. The simple solitaire mounting lets her be the star of the show :love:

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Mayk

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Gracious.... She is a true BEAUTY!!! Congratulations!!! Enjoy!!! :love: :love: :love:
 

motownmama

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WOW!! Where'd you get it??
 

Alistra

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Thanks Mayk!

Thanks motownmama! It is not from a PS vendor. I got her at a small shop here in Portland, Maloy's Jewelry Workshop, that mostly sells antique and vintage jewelry. They also do custom work.
 

JuneRose

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Oh my goodness it's beautiful!! I really love that setting and of course the diamond is incredible! :love:
 

Alistra

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Thank you JuneRose! I can't seem to stop stealing glances at my hand :bigsmile:
 

ihy138

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What a stunning piece. Thank you for sharing!
 

GemFever

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*swoon*

Beautiful! I think the setting is perfect. Congrats!
 

Alistra

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Thank you ihy138 and GemFever!
 

04diamond<3

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Wow!!! It's stunning!! I love the setting it's in as well! :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

Swaeeeet!!!! Did you stumble across it, or was it brought in for you?

cheers--Sharon
 

Rosebloom

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That is fantastic!!!! I love it! Gorgeous setting and stunning stone. Congrats!
 

Alistra

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Thank you 04diamond<3!

Thank you Canuk-gal! I had been looking around town and online. I had been meaning to go to Maloy's, but hadn't make it there yet. I was surfing their site along with some of my other usual haunts, and I saw that they had gotten a ring with a larger stone. When I went in I talked with the owner, and he said it is unusual for them to have anything in 3+ carats. The ring had just gone up on their site that morning, so I guess my timing was right on! :bigsmile:
 

yennyfire

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Amazing find! Belle is gorgeous! Congrats!
 

Alistra

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Thank you Rosebloom and yennyfire!
 

rosetta

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Umm GORGEOUS!!! :love:
 

lorrissey

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HOLY MOLY, that ring is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Jereni

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What a knockout! Love it love it love it.....
 

Enerchi

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Belle is AMAZING! Welcome, Belle, to PS and we hope to see a LOT more of you - shining and dancing on our screen, in every possible lighting situation!!!

Alistra/Grace Kelly (tee hee!) that is a serendipitous find - being at the right place at the right time - congratulations!! Enjoy - that's one incredible ring you have there! :love: :love: :love:
 

Luxie

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Wow what a beautiful and BIG diamond and I love the setting too! What is your ring size and do you have the stone's dimensions? I bet you cannot take your eyes off it! Congratulations! :appl:
 

KaeKae

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gorgeous!!! Congratulations. Wear her in good health.
 

diamondseeker2006

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That is sooo beautiful!!! :love: I love the setting and would love to see a more close-up shot of the profile!
 

ForteKitty

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Hellooooo beautiful!!! She's gorgeous, congratulations!!! :love:
 

GoldFish8

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WOWOWOW! :love: :love: :love:

The stone is soooooo beautiful & I really really really love the setting!!! Would love to see some more closeups!
 

Alistra

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Thank you so much for all of the lovely compliments! Also, thank you for letting me share my little treasure. I know that Belle is enjoying it too. She is such a playful diamond.

Thank you Enerchi for the warm welcome! I would be happy to continue playing with her and take more pictures.

Thank you so much rosetta, lorrissey, Jereni, KaeKae, ForteKitty,

Luxie, my finger size is 5.5. At the moment all I have are my initial notes from my phone (I'm a bad PSer I know!) 9.19 x 5.75

diamondseeker2006 and GoldFish8, I will work on getting more closeups.
 

Snicklefritz

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Gorgeous diamond! And beautiful shots!
 

pandabee

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omg she truly is the belle of the ball!!! So gorgeous. Love the simple but delicate basket setting. Good to know what a ring that size would look like on my hand!! :naughty: :love:
 

stci

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Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations! :love: :love: :love: :appl: :love: :love: :love:
 

Alistra

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Thank you pandabee and stci!
 

Mara

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Wow!! She's stunning! What a fantastic find and in a vintage setting to boot. Need closer pictures of that amazing looking profile.
Also random but I always used to see your name as one of the super original PS'ers but don't recall you posting that much previously (unless I am really remembering incorrectly) so it's so fun to see you post now. ESP posting 3c OEC's in vintage settings...one of my fave things. :love:
 
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