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#JOTW Custom Cut Diamond Pendant by Mark Turnowski

CharlotteYork

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For quite some time, I have been pondering what to do with a beautiful emerald cut diamond ring my Grandmother gave me. The stone is just over 1 carat, VS2, I-J in color, and it is beautifully cut. I never wore it, and it made me sad to have it locked away in a box. Thank you to all the Pricescopers who helped guide my decision (you can read my quest here - https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/what-to-do-with-a-1-ct-emerald-cut-diamond.240549/) Mark Turnowski, President of Brilliantly Engaged in NYC, has turned my diamond into an exquisite work of art!

Here is my new diamond pendant, set in white gold. Mark custom cut a diamond surround, bringing the overall size to 12.5 x 10.5 mm... I cannot believe how much more substantial this "halo" makes the stone appear, wow!!! I wanted it to have a streamlined, Art Deco feel, and Mark hit it out of the park!

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Here is a below and after comparison to show the substance added by the surround!

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Before (approximately 7x5 mm)
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After (12.5 x 10.5 mm)

Mark was absolutely WONDERFUL to work with, I recommend him to anyone looking to do custom work... We are already planning my next project! Thank you, Mark, for creating such a beautiful and sentimental treasure. It is so special to be able to wear my Grandmother's diamond next to my heart. :)
 

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That is so gorgeous!! I think it made me fall in love with emerald cuts! <3<3<3
 

Sparkle_ruckle

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It's divine! And I'm so glad it's out of your box. It's so beautiful that it should be shining out there!
 

CharlotteYork

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That is so gorgeous!! I think it made me fall in love with emerald cuts! <3<3<3

Thank you @MeowMeow ! Emerald cuts have such beautiful and unique sparkle, and with the new diamond surround, this pendant sparkles like crazy!!!! :)
 

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Wow! It turned out beautiful! Lovely reset!
 

dkata

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It turned out really beautiful! What a nice reminder of your grandma!
 

MakingTheGrade

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Gorgeous !
 

D&T

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Oooh I love this type of halo for ECs and definitely substantial. How wonderful and special you have made this into a pendant and it’s closer to your heart.
 

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That is gorgeous! Emerald cuts in a halo are my favorite! I’m so glad that you made a sentimental piece wearable for you!
 

Luce

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Love this piece! BE did a wonderful job.
 

Ally T

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Oh my goodness, this is stunning!! That diamond is so beautifully cut, but then that halo is the gift that will keep on giving :love:

So, so glad you have been able to make your grandmothers diamond wearable & into such a pretty treasure ❤️
 

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Oh my goodness! That's STUNNING! I'd love to do something similar with a little Asscher stone I have. I'm definitely saving this as an inspiration piece!
 

DiaDiva

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What a beautiful transformation! I'm glad you get to wear your grandma close to your heart.
 

SimoneDi

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Beautiful ring to pendant transformation!
 

KKJohnson

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Love everything about this! Fabulous reset
 

caf

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Gorgeous.
 
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Gorgeous reset. Makes for a lovely pendant
 

missy

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Art deco delicious.:love:
 

vintageloves

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Emerald cuts are so classy, and I love your geometric styling. Wear it in good health.
 

ac117

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It turned out beautifully! Congrats!!
 

AprilBaby

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Spectacular!
 

cokitty

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What a special piece to make you think of your Grandmother. Mark did a great job bringing your vision to life.
 

junebug17

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Absolutely gorgeous!!! Looks fabulous on you. And it's beautifully made. Fantastic transformation! Enjoy it! :appl:
 

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:love::love::love::love::love::love::love::love::love::love::love::love:
 

DorotheaBrooke

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Wow! Stunning transformation of a beautiful diamond.
 

Arkteia

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Very, very beautiful!
 

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Beautiful! :love:
 

bespokecarmel

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This is so lovely. Has a certain romance to it...
 
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