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Cushion Cut Mircropave Ring by Mark Turnowski

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by winnie, Nov 29, 2005.

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  1. winnie
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    by winnie » Nov 29, 2005
    I have to say that I have had the most wonderful experience with Mark Turnowski at Engagementringsdirect.com.

    I live in New York and have access to everyone on 47th Street and in 580 Fifth Avenue. My boyfriend was going to buy a certain stone at another vendor until I turned to Pricescope because I just didn''t feel great about what we were getting. But we kept getting the "you''ll find nothing better....!" by the other vendor. I knew deep down we would find something better and after finding Mark through Pricescope, we did!

    I was looking for a cushion cut stone set in a very dainty mircopave halo setting - easy, right ? Wrong. I found one at Harry Winston and another at Cartier and was really set on getting that particular look . However, I was finding at many places on 47th street and around town a plethora of clunky and well, sort of run of the mill versions- sorry guys! I had found a jeweler that had that very skinny "Harry Winston" look and was set on having this jeweler do the ring. However, the stones he was offering were just OK.. I was so married to this setting, that I was very nervous to deviate from my plan of getting it from Jeweler Number One.

    On a lark, I called Mark. He lined up 5 cushions for us and they all were lovely. On a first take, the stones were much nicer than anything we saw previously. Mark was also $500 less on a better grade stone and $600 less on the setting. However, I was still nervous about Mark''s setting partner custom making the ring. I gave him a picture and crossed my fingers.

    Long story short, I got the most perfect ring- one of the women in my office asked me if I got it at Harry Winston!. It is perfect, the workmanship is amazing. It is a 1.71 cushion cut , F color , sI2. It looks amazing and sparkles like crazy! The setting is exact and the quality is amazing- a custom made setting, at least to me. makes a tremendous difference.

    Mark is a pleasure ot work with and I have sent my co-worker and my brother, who were both equally impressed by his professionalism, pricing and quality.

    I will post pix as soon as I can get an "unblurry" image.

    I highly recommend Mark- trust me, I am very picky and precise and I am over the moon!
     
  2. Mara
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    by Mara » Nov 29, 2005
    I skipped over the 4 (er 5?) paragraphs of text with a rapid heartbeat, only to see to my absolute horror there were NO PICTURES!!!

    TEASE!

    Even a blurry one would be nice. [​IMG]
     
  3. movie zombie
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    by movie zombie » Nov 29, 2005
    ditto, mara! pictures, now! please!

    peace, movie zombie
     
  4. Demelza
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    by Demelza » Nov 29, 2005
    Hate to be demanding, but pics really are a must here! Especially with an attention grabbing headline like that!! It sounds gorgeous!!!
     
  5. bling*diva*
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    by bling*diva* » Nov 29, 2005
    ~~I can''t wait for the pics!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. CoutureFemme
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    by CoutureFemme » Nov 29, 2005
    pictures, please! We here on PS LIVE for pictures!
     
  7. valeria101
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    by valeria101 » Nov 30, 2005
    Set 'Macro setting' (probably done already), take a bit more distance from the stone than done already, use strong light but no flash, aim a bit over the ring and ... well, hope it works :)
     
  8. mrssalvo
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    by mrssalvo » Nov 30, 2005
    see, this is called SHOW me the ring, not tell me about it[​IMG] we''d gladly take a blurry pic[​IMG]
     
  9. winnie
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    by winnie » Nov 30, 2005
    ok- will try tonight- the blurry is just so bad and the ring is so great- hold on everyone!
     
  10. Odilia
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    by Odilia » Nov 30, 2005
    {{{{I skipped over the 4 (er 5?) paragraphs of text with a rapid heartbeat, only to see to my absolute horror there were NO PICTURES!!! }}}}}

    Ditto! [​IMG]
     
  11. stretch4
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    by stretch4 » Nov 30, 2005
    Pics!! Pics!! Pics!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  12. MissAva
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    by MissAva » Nov 30, 2005
    Congrats on getting your dream ring...now chop chop with the [​IMG]!
     
  13. Ann
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    by Ann » Nov 30, 2005
    A cushion cut with tiny halo !!

    I''m dying here!!

    When I saw the post, I scanned it so fast looking for the pics. And I always read the text before the looking at the pics, REALLY !

    Take the pics, please. A custom by Mark - I want to see.
     
  14. fancyrock
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    by fancyrock » Nov 30, 2005
    I did the same thing.... I scrolled down so fast and thought I missed it. So I scrolled back UP and still didn''t see any.

    Hey... what''s up w/ THAT??!!?? [​IMG]
     
  15. Mara
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    by Mara » Nov 30, 2005
    I confess to never reading the long posts until I see pictures. Then maybe I go back and read the post, depending on how I feel. [​IMG]

    But it''s all about the PICTURES. [​IMG]
     
  16. marvel
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    by marvel » Nov 30, 2005
    Oh, yeah...I agree!! I LOVE the PICTURES!!
     
  17. icekid
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    by icekid » Nov 30, 2005
    mmmmm still waiting too!
     
  18. dani13
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    by dani13 » Nov 30, 2005
    Congratulations- the ring sounds gorgeous! Mark is the cushion king!!!
    Cant wait to see more pics!
     
  19. Kaleigh
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    by Kaleigh » Nov 30, 2005
    Oh I can''t wait for those pics, tick tock!!![​IMG]
     
  20. MissAva
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    by MissAva » Nov 30, 2005
    I keep checking back...such a tease!
     
  21. fatguy
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    I just came from Mark''s office and completely agree about how much of a pleasure it is to work with him. I have been to alot of vendors on 47th street and across the city but nobody knows cushions the way he does. Not only did he show me some beautiful stones (both Cushion Brilliant and Cushion Modified Brilliant) but he educated me on various things regarding cushions that I''ve overlooked. I spent about 90 minutes with him that was easily the most enjoyable 90 minutes of my ering quest to date.

    That being said, it just so happens that I''m looking for the same type of ring and setting that Mark just made for you. My girlfriend wants the Harry Winston micro-pave look, and I''ve been trying to find somebody that can make what I want. Mark claims he can, and to be honest I completely believe him! He mentioned that he just made the same ring for you..he pointed me to this post but alas there are no pictures yet!!! If you really want to help Mark out, post some pictures so I can give him my business also!! ;)
     
  22. Angel7
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    Where are those pics missy!?
     
  23. bling*diva*
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    ~~LOL!! Angel, that smiley is too cute!!! [​IMG]
     
  24. winnie
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    by winnie » Dec 1, 2005
    hi all! crazed at work and have not had a moment to do the pictures-
    Fatguy- if you are in nyc- i will gladly show you the ring in person- it is exact...
    how big do you want the stone to be b/c if the stone is a honker, at least to me, it will be overwhelming....minie is a 1.71 and it looks like a 2.5 ct or so with the halo...

    will try pix again tonight- and NO i don''t have this macro thing on the camera- that is where the problem stems from!
     
  25. widget
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    by widget » Dec 1, 2005
    I too am despirately waiting to see pictures of your treasure!!!

    Maybe you need a new camera???[​IMG]

    By the way:
    PLEASE don''t meet a stranger to show him/her your ring![​IMG] Surely online pictures will do!!

    widget
     
  26. princessv
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    What a tease!! I saw your post and thought you had posted some pics [​IMG] your ring sounds just gorgeous and I''m just dying to see some pics hehe!
     
  27. fatguy
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    by fatguy » Dec 1, 2005
    But I''m trustworthy!! ;)

    If you''re close to Mark we could meet in his office (if it''s ok with him ;) if it makes everyone more comforatble...

    If not, I live in midtown (25th st) and work downtown. I pm''d you my work email and contact info...I could even bring a camera so everyone else gets to see ;)
     
  28. widget
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    LOL...please don''t take my admonishment personally, fatguy...I was speaking in general terms about meeting strangers to show them diamonds..


    If winnie doesn''t get off the stick pretty soon and post pictures of her ring, I''m going to start rooting for that meeting![​IMG]

    widget
     
  29. SoonIHope
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    by SoonIHope » Dec 1, 2005
    Hehe, I think they should meet at Mark''s so fatguy can take photos. [​IMG] That''s my vote!
     
  30. marvel
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    by marvel » Dec 1, 2005
    I'm not sure whether to laugh, or not! I certainly wouldn't want to meet somebody named FatGuy in person that I met on line to show him my ring....OMG[​IMG]
     
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