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katiedub

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hey everyone!

i recently got a two year anniversary upgrade and i am thinking of taking my original diamond that my husband proposed with and putting it in a necklace so i can wear it every day. i was just wondering if you ladies who have upgraded may have pictures of different projects you have done with your very first diamonds or if you keep it in the original setting how often do you wear it and how?

would love to see pictures for inspiration!! thanks! =)
 

diamondseeker2006

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

Well, I have kept mine in it's original setting and will give it to one of my kids to use as an e-ring if they want it. But I was given my mother's diamond and I had it recut and set in BG's bezel setting.

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ChloeTheGreat

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

I think that's a great idea. I have a promise ring that I intend to do something with (a solitaire pendant, probably) since I have my beautiful e-ring now.

Hope you get to see some good photos in response.
 

katiedub

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

diamondseeker2006, that is lovely! that is sort of what i am thinking of although my original diamond is a princess cut. nice idea! thanks ladies!
 

moosemom

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

I just celebrated my 20th with a beautiful AVC set in a solitaire by Victor Canera. I kept my original diamond given to me by my DH and had it reset into a right hand ring. The original was a marquis which was very popular back in the early 90's when I got married. The setting was yellow gold and we both thought it was outdated. The new one is white gold and we were able to use the original center diamond and the side stones.

Here is a picture of the before

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and the reset

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bright ice

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

moosemom|1319077099|3043932 said:
I just celebrated my 20th with a beautiful AVC set in a solitaire by Victor Canera. I kept my original diamond given to me by my DH and had it reset into a right hand ring. The original was a marquis which was very popular back in the early 90's when I got married. The setting was yellow gold and we both thought it was outdated. The new one is white gold and we were able to use the original center diamond and the side stones.

Here is a picture of the before

Original_1.jpg

and the reset

New%20Side%20View_0.jpg

Handshot2.jpg
Moosemom, I really like what you have done with your original. Very modern!
 

katiedub

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

oh wow, i really love that reset! how original! lovely idea :appl:
 

mitsui4

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

I sold mine.. LOL.. Huge major loss. But that is the penalty for anyhow buying diamond in the first place (no bling)..
Brave up, live with it even though my heart is bleeding profusely~!! :twirl:
 

swingirl

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

I had my original e-ring 0.5 ct diamond recut (cost me about $300) and put into a pendant which I wear 24/7. It went from sitting in my jewelry box for 10 years to being worn every day and I love it.

Sorry. I can't seem to add the photo.
 

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danzur

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

We had BGD recut the original and included in the 3 stone setting :)) . This added some time to the process. but it was worth it.

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Mrsacornblue

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

I would either do a RHR or a necklace.
 

Farleysmom

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

I had my original stone put into a pendant that I wear every day.

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Laila619

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

I just switch off between the two wedding sets.
 

ideal5555

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

not so much original enagement ring (cause just got that this year) but the 2nd promise ring, we made it into a pendant also! :)
the first one...we traded it in for the second promise ring!
 

AprilBaby

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

Original from 1979 now a pendant. I tell my hubby its closer to my heart now

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katiedub

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

i love all your projects and ideas! i really like the idea of a necklace...oh boy, just what my husband wants to hear now.."hey babe, i want to make yet another piece of jewelry" hahah
 

ecf8503

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

I had mine reset into a RHR. I want to be able to see it! ;-)
 

DivaDiamond007

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

My original diamond has been on a bit of a journey over the years. It's a .50/E/VS2 Leo and has been in a pendant, RHR solitaire, and the center of the three stone. It's now in a semi-bezel that I can wear as part of a second wedding set.
 

DivaDiamond007

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

Here it is as currently set and shown with a plat 2mm Tiffany milgrain wedding band.

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pregcurious

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

Reset as a 2nd wedding set in YG versus my anniversary set which I am working on in white metal.
 

m-2-b

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

It was recut by BGD and set into a beautiful WG Barbara pendant!
 

cookies

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

I keep mine intact, as it is beautiful and sentimental to both of us.
 

tsavvy

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

I still wear my original e-ring frequently. My style is usually pretty simple and understated, also my original e-ring or w-band seem more appropriate for some work situations. Also, when I received my new ring (which was more of an *us* purchase than a *DH* purchase), my DH looked slightly crestfallen when he said "I guess you won't be wearing the original ring I got you very often, anymore." Something about the way he said it made me value my original ring even more, so I always make sure he notices when I'm wearing it :))
 

dreamer_dachsie

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

Mine is a sapphire and I wear it as a RHR.
 

NOYFB

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

My original e-ring was (pre PS) an illusion setting with 4 small princess cut stones (.25 tcw) Those 4 stones are now in a RHR ring, 2 channel set on each side, with a .95ct. blue sapphire center stone.

My 1st upgrade (also pre PS) is a .57 ct. princess cut that has been sitting in my jewelry box for a few years...
 

Amys Bling

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

Lil Misfit|1319239725|3045124 said:
My original e-ring was (pre PS) an illusion setting with 4 small princess cut stones (.25 tcw) Those 4 stones are now in a RHR ring, 2 channel set on each side, with a .95ct. blue sapphire center stone.

My 1st upgrade (also pre PS) is a .57 ct. princess cut that has been sitting in my jewelry box for a few years...

I had no idea your asscher wasn't your original.
 

NOYFB

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

Yup. Been married for 10 years. Got the asscher 3 years ago :wink2:
 

marcy

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

My original ering had a .15 ct center stone and had .06 ctw 2 side stones. I bought an open heart pendant and had them mount my center diamond right under the indent in the middle and they pit the diamond accents on the side. My original rinds have a color shift spinel in them.
 

labellavita81

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

My first ring was a 1.51ct Oval set in a legacy style setting. My upgrade which was given to me on our second anniversary is a 2.2ct round brilliant set in a Cartier 1895 style solitaire. I got my new ring back in April and the old one sits in the safe... it doesn't fit and I haven't had it re sized yet (I have had it re sized twice now due to pregnancy weight gain and because of the diamonds on the shank Ive been told it might be hard to re size again).

Anyways.... to answer your question, I plan on getting it re sized again so I can wear it. If it can't be re sized I am going to get a reproduction setting to match the one I have. I would like to be able to alternate between the two rings. DSS doesn't set in because even though my original ring has a smaller diamond, the halo more then makes up for the size difference! !
 

katiedub

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Re: Curious about what people have done with their "original

thank you all for your replies and photos! great ideas :appl:
 
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