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Calling all OEC's L through OP! Please Share your Beauty!

TruLuv858

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So I am down a serious Rabbit Hole as I contemplate my Upgrade...Glad I can share this First World Problem with my friends who understand this Journey ! I have been all over the gamet, which is why I haven't pulled the trigger over the last 2 years. I currently have a 2.5 OMB, she is Beautiful, and Halo'd, but that Darn DSS has kicked in BIG TIME, and as much as I love my setting, I feel like I have outgrown my Halo. I really just want one Big Solitaire. My Original setting was a simple solitaire with 2 flanking Bullets, I then Halo'd it because an upgrade was not an option at that point, and the setting sufficed for 7 years. I started to explore Emerald Cuts, but quickly learned I am not a Step Cut kind of Gal, especially after owning something with such sparkly Chunky Facets... I looked at Ovals and Pears for Spread, but realized it was more for the spread than the cut. I even explored the world of Lab diamonds, but at the end of the day, just wasn't a mind clean decision for me, at least not for the center stone...

I was led back to Old Antique cuts again, which is what really makes my Heart SWOON . So while looking at OMC's and OMB's, I came across OEC's with a whole new appreciation...You see, I don't really love Round Brilliants, they are beautiful, however, just not my thing... so I NEVER really considered OEC's because I thought they would give me that same "vibe" but the more I explore Dolly, OWD, JBG, etc. and their settings, the more I am leaning towards this cut. OMB/OEC's are absolutely beautiful, but the older ones can come with a bit of wonkiness, and they are becoming even harder to come by. So now my quest is leading me towards an OEC, 4 Carat-ish (ideally 10+mm), the spreadier the better... I am just now torn on how warm I want to go? Ideally would stay in the L-M-N Range...but my Budget may not allow it. I am going to have to part with my current Diamond to fund this project, and will keep the setting and put a colored gemstone in its place. I plan to have her set by DK, unless the seller has a killer bench.

So please SPAM me with your OEC's below, and please share measurements if you have them!! Feel free to share your story on how you acquired her, because it may be helpful to those who are on a similar journey!

Thanks, everyone!
 

YadaYadaYada

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The center diamond here is an L color measures approx 6.7mm 1.20 carats.

This was an IG find and a gift for our wedding anniversary. Funny thing, I ended up with two gifts, this and an emerald cut.

Inside:
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Outside:
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YadaYadaYada

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Mreader

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@lulu_ma can you link that stone from OWD again? I don’t remember where you put it before. That was seriously one of the most beautiful diamonds I’ve seen.
 

phoenixgirl

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Mine is a 2.20 O-P VS2, slightly off round. It varies from 8.1mm to 8.3mm if I recall correctly. Sometimes it looks yellow, and sometimes it doesn't! I set it in yellow gold which plays up the yellow, to be fair.

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Mreader

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Mine is a 2.20 O-P VS2, slightly off round. It varies from 8.1mm to 8.3mm if I recall correctly. Sometimes it looks yellow, and sometimes it doesn't! I set it in yellow gold which plays up the yellow, to be fair.

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That setting is really lovely!
 

Mrsz1ppy

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Here are mine. Forget the 5 stone—it’s not certed ,
From left to right
OEC, 5.62 ct ST VS2 11.46-11.57x6.75 mm
Transitional OP SI1 11.75x11.93x6.67 mm
OEC 3.22 ct J VS2 9/31x9.35x5.83mm
OEC 3.09 M VS2 9.07-9.37-5.74 mm, side stones are J VS2 & J SI1
Three stone sapphire has 2 OMC H VS2, J VS2

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Mreader

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Mine is a 2.10 O VVS1 AVR. I set it in 20k Yellow Gold to play up the color.

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wow the side view - pure golden deliciousness!
 

HS4S_2

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Mine is a 2.10 O VVS1 AVR. I set it in 20k Yellow Gold to play up the color.

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I accidentally included another ring. Sorry for the confusion.
 

Tigerlilyrosepetal

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Hi,
Mine is a 2.24 ct O-P VVS2 transitional stone. I had it set in an antique setting and then this halo set. I missed the antique ring with the stone in it and recently acquired another O-p. Will have more pics once it’s set. For now, here’s my Betty- 67D3D141-F9D9-49D0-985D-1295063393F6.jpeg
 

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Tigerlilyrosepetal

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@Mrsz1ppy i think you have my favorite collection of all time! I love it!

Here are mine. Forget the 5 stone—it’s not certed ,
From left to right
OEC, 5.62 ct ST VS2 11.46-11.57x6.75 mm
Transitional OP SI1 11.75x11.93x6.67 mm
OEC 3.22 ct J VS2 9/31x9.35x5.83mm
OEC 3.09 M VS2 9.07-9.37-5.74 mm, side stones are J VS2 & J SI1
Three stone sapphire has 2 OMC H VS2, J VS2

IMG_5996.jpeg
 

lulu_ma

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@lulu_ma can you link that stone from OWD again? I don’t remember where you put it before. That was seriously one of the most beautiful diamonds I’ve seen.

That was a J!
 

lavenderdragonfly23

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Here are mine. Forget the 5 stone—it’s not certed ,
From left to right
OEC, 5.62 ct ST VS2 11.46-11.57x6.75 mm
Transitional OP SI1 11.75x11.93x6.67 mm
OEC 3.22 ct J VS2 9/31x9.35x5.83mm
OEC 3.09 M VS2 9.07-9.37-5.74 mm, side stones are J VS2 & J SI1
Three stone sapphire has 2 OMC H VS2, J VS2

IMG_5996.jpeg

I spy something that looks like an Edwardian setting 4th from the left…:kiss2:
 
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lulu_ma

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Oh I love threads like this! Love seeing all the pretties in one place!

Here’s the old 4.11 ct spready 10.7 mm GIA M color versus the new 7.6 ct deep 12.37 mm HRD M.

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I love my research! See the details chronicled here:



Throwing this one in for some color comps:

 
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lavenderdragonfly23

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Oh I love threads like this!

Here’s the old 4.11 ct spready 10.7 mm GIA M color versus the new 7.6 ct deep 12.37 mm HRD M.

(can’t find my better pics)

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I love my research! See the details chronicled here:



Throwing this one in for some color comps:


I soooo wish I had been able to grab your 4.11. Such a beautiful stone.
 

lavenderdragonfly23

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@Lavenderdragonfly You have a good eye!

Soooo gorgeous! I love love love this type of antique setting, with an oec, it’s what my eye gravitates towards. Can I ask where you found yours? Is it an antique setting or a reproduction?

Ok, hitting post so I can go back and drool over your pics again :love:
 

Mrsz1ppy

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Soooo gorgeous! I love love love this type of antique setting, with an oec, it’s what my eye gravitates towards. Can I ask where you found yours? Is it an antique setting or a reproduction?

Ok, hitting post so I can go back and drool over your pics again :love:

I found it on TRR. It is at JBG now. Totally original platinum setting. I very much enjoyed it!
 

TruLuv858

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The center diamond here is an L color measures approx 6.7mm 1.20 carats.

This was an IG find and a gift for our wedding anniversary. Funny thing, I ended up with two gifts, this and an emerald cut.

Inside:
72390188-6085-4DB1-851B-14DDB54342D4.jpeg

Outside:
6FC3CA06-1C73-445E-B526-9AE6126CFD14.jpeg

Oh I love her rainbow flashes!!! SWOON!!!
 

TruLuv858

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Thank you!!! Can't wait to dive in!
 
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