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CvB YG Honeybee Casablanca ring & ruby/single cut Exeter band

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by Lucy-In-The-Sky, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Lucy-In-The-Sky
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    by Lucy-In-The-Sky » Apr 12, 2019
    I've been meaning to post my engagement ring for ages but decided to wait until I had my wedding band...both by CvB. (More hand shots later, after the wedding. I was only able to snap a few photos before my beloved insisted I put the wedding band away.)

    Diamond is an OEC, Q/R color., ~3.5 ct. Casablanca setting is 18 kt YG with a stylized honeybee in the gallery. Lovely buttery/lemony yellow color, and very fiery.

    I worked with Caysie to customize the Casablanca. Long story, but the bee is sort of a personal emblem for me. (And on my first date with my soon-to-be-wife, we went to a little art gallery and I bought 3 tiny little paintings of honeybees dressed up in fancy Edwardian finery.)

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    This diamond has ridiculous, David-Bowie level kozibe which unfortunately makes it a challenge to photograph. Very prismatic and shoots colorful fiery lasers. Sometimes I'll be in a meeting at work and realize my ring is casting a several-foot wide disco ball on the ceiling!

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    Wedding band is also 18 kt YG. Inspired by the lovely Exeter band, but done in ruby and single-cut diamonds. I wish thing band photographed half as beautifully as it looks in person.

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    And the combination of the 2 rings together is simply stunning.

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  2. Winterinaustralia
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    by Winterinaustralia » Apr 12, 2019
    Congratulations, what a jaw dropping and completely gorgeous set!
    The bee gallery is inspired- just beautiful and I love the meaning behind it:clap: and I would love to know how you get any work done at all? I would just fall into a trance staring at that ring pop!
    When’s the wedding? I hope it’s soon so that you can pop that stunning band on too:dance:
     
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  3. tyty333
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    by tyty333 » Apr 12, 2019
    Oh my gosh, your set is so pretty! Love the little bee in your gallery but really love the ruby, yellow gold and diamond combination with your ering. Just
    gorgeous and right up my alley!
     
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  4. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Apr 12, 2019
    Absolutely gorgeous. Casablanca is one of my favorite settings, and the color and cut of your stone is drool worthy.
     
  5. Alex T
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    by Alex T » Apr 12, 2019
    Jesus wept!! These rings are BOTH jaw dropping and the bee underneath is just wow. Wow! You are a very lucky lady!
     
  6. anangel
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    by anangel » Apr 12, 2019
    How absolutely beautiful! The bee is such a unique little touch :love:
     
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    by MeowMeow » Apr 12, 2019
    Oh my gosh! I think I'm in love with your wedding band!!!!:kiss2:
     
  8. bright ice
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    by bright ice » Apr 12, 2019
    I remember seeing both of these on her IG page, both are absolutely STUNNING but your band takes the cake :love:
    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and such gorgeous rings!
    LOVE them :love:
     
  9. Rfisher
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    by Rfisher » Apr 12, 2019
    Rings are gorgeous!
    Love the story and now I kinda want to see the dressed up bee paintings!
    And more info on that stone please- what a crown! Wow!
     
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    by elle_71125 » Apr 12, 2019
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    Holy gorgeousness! Your new ring is stunning and I adore that honeybee detail in the gallery. Everything is so buttery and warm. Then you throw that band on there and....bam!
    :love: :love: :love:
     
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  11. arkieb1
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    by arkieb1 » Apr 12, 2019
    Wow both rings are gorgeous!!!
     
  12. yennyfire
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    by yennyfire » Apr 12, 2019
    Oh my! That is stunning and I love the bee gallery and the lucious color of those rubies.
     
  13. the_mother_thing
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    by the_mother_thing » Apr 12, 2019
    Absolutely gorgeous rings! Can not wait to see a hand shot of them together. :love:
     
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    by crystalinmke » Apr 13, 2019 at 2:04 AM
    i would love more pictures. i saw that ruby band on cvb's instagram and i was floored. but your casablanca is also breath taking! i love creative galleries and i think the bee is probably the most beautiful and unique i've ever seen! congrats on your upcoming marriage!
     
  15. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Apr 13, 2019 at 2:22 AM
    Wow! Everything about this set is incredible!! The bee detail is so sweet, especially since it allows you to completely personalize the ring. And that band with rubies is to die for!! Can I ask where you found that lovely stone? I'm a sucker for lower colors. The buttery warmth is just perfect. Congrats!!!:kiss2:
     
  16. Bonfire
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    by Bonfire » Apr 13, 2019 at 9:10 AM
    Gorgeous rings! I love the honey bee detail. That ruby band is jaw dropping! :love:
     
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    by mrs-b » Apr 13, 2019 at 9:51 AM
    Congratulations on this stunning new set!
     
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    by seaurchin » Apr 13, 2019 at 11:52 AM
    Oh my. That's just gorgeous!
     
  19. Lucy-In-The-Sky
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    by Lucy-In-The-Sky » Apr 13, 2019 at 4:59 PM
    Thank you! Wedding is in 3 weeks, so we're down to all of the last minute pre-wedding madness like seating charts. Truthfully, not sure what I'm more excited about - being married, wearing that ruby band, or being done with wedding planning!

    Who am I kidding? Being married. Closely followed by that ruby band. But just a few more weeks, and I can provide more hand shots.

    I will confess a few of my coworkers have caught me playing with my ring during boring meetings. Is it bad that I know which seats in the conference rooms we use most often have optimal lighting conditions for maximum sparkle?

    I happen to have a pic of the fancy lady bees on my phone!

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    Thanks! Caysie really did an amazing job with both. What I was so impressed with was her ability to capture this vague idea in my head and bring it to life, first through a rough sketch and then later via CADs and ultimately the rings. I swear she has mind reading powers or something.

    I originally wanted the Exeter done with rubies instead of diamonds, but she thought it might look a little too checkerboard and came up with this Exeter-inspired design and talked me into it. I'm so glad she did; I am so in love with this ring.

    I'll try to get a better pictures, but there's even a little honeycomb detailing in the gallery!

    More info on the Q/R stone later, right now I don't trust my memory when it comes to details so I want to double check paperwork. (I just spent the morning doing seating chart and room layout stuff for the wedding and my brain is just done. All I want is to dive into a very large glass of wine right now!)
     
  20. violet3
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    by violet3 » Apr 13, 2019 at 5:38 PM
    I honestly think that's one of the prettiest engagement rings I've ever seen :love:
     
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    by Luce » Apr 13, 2019 at 5:59 PM
    Absolutely stunning! I grew this is one of the most beautiful sets I’ve seen!!!
     
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    by kathley » Apr 13, 2019 at 6:07 PM
    Beautiful rings and they look stunning together!
     
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    by alpha238 » Apr 13, 2019 at 7:59 PM
    What a beautiful set. I absolutely love the ruby band. I too saw your band on IG. I think your band is one of my all time favorite rings on PS.
     
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    by aac2013 » Apr 13, 2019 at 8:24 PM
    Ahhhhhh, those are stunning! I can't wait to see more hand shots. Congrats on owning those beautiful rings.
     
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    by Diamond_Hawk » Apr 13, 2019 at 9:49 PM
    Great job - beautifully done. Congratulations on the wedding.
     
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    by PalmBeachLady » Apr 13, 2019 at 10:00 PM
    Your rings are splendid! Breathtaking, truly. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage.
     
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    by apacherose » Apr 14, 2019 at 7:02 PM
    Hot diggity! What a great collaboration that lead to a one of a kind set. I adore the bee gallery, your lush, disco-ball diamond, and, the band is positively the stuff of my wildest dreams. Well done!

    Congrats!
     
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    by fiona00004 » Apr 14, 2019 at 7:29 PM
    I am jelly!!!! That dome on your diamond! Just WOW! Rubies and gold too! Amazing!!
     
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    by motownmama » Apr 14, 2019 at 9:30 PM
    I can’t think of any superlatives that have not already been said. OMG!!!!! Speechless.
    What will your wife’s wedding band be like?
    I could stare at your set ALL DAY LONG!
     
  30. FireMonkey
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    by FireMonkey » Apr 15, 2019 at 10:45 AM
    What an incredible pair! SO, SO gorgeous! :love:
     

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