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mishelly

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I am looking to change my e-ring setting and am trying to search for a dainty, perhaps antique-y setting as the diamonds to be placed in it are OMCs. The stones going into the new band are centre stone =.75, 2 side stones=.18, and 2 small side stones=.03, and I attached a pic of my 'old' e-ring. As you can see in the picture I've attached, my old setting is kind of chunky and I'd prefer something much daintier.

I'm changing my e-ring setting as the yellow gold is causing my finger to turn black (reaction to an alloy in the yellow gold). I just got a new wedding band, it's a thin (1.5 mm) 1/2 eternity band in white gold and I'm looking for an e-ring setting that is also thin. My worry is that a vendor won't want to simply sell me the setting, without stones in it. Plus, my diamonds are OMCs which makes me think it will be difficult to find a mass produced setting that will fit my stones, as I don't know if a .75 OMC is the same size as a .75 RB ... sigh!!!

I'd love to know where to look for inspiration -- I'm okay with simply having the centre stone reset and keeping the other diamonds for something else, or making it a 3 stone, ettc--It doesn't need to stay a 5 stone. Any brilliant ideas? I'd love to see any links to dainty/antique-y e-ring settings. My eyes have glazed over after looking at several pages of the SMTR file :) and I can no longer search for settings I like that way! Plus I don't know what would look good for OMCs and would love any input.
Thanks in advance!
Mishelly in Canada

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dtnyc

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Date: 4/9/2007 6:52:38 PM
Author: poptart
This website is one of my favorites!!


Antique Engagement Rings


*M*
I second this- he has a couple 3 stone rings ready to go in the engagement rings section- you could call and ask if he would sell just the mounting to you, he probably would. Leigh is a great guy-but I recc''d calling not e-mailing.
 

surfgirl

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Some other antique ering sites you might take a look at for ideas:

http://www.singlestone.com/ringselection/

http://www.langantiques.com/shop/engagementrings.html

http://www.newyorkestatejewelry.com/catalog.cfm?grouping_id=3&category_id=3

http://www.pierrefamille.com/searchresult.aspx?CategoryID=4

http://www.estatediamondjewelry.com/catalog.cfm?cat_id=3


Enjoy!!
 

mishelly

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Thanks for all the links! I am loving the filigree on the sides of some of these rings, whatta bunch of beautiful settings there are out there on the www


I am off to drool some more now!

Mishelly
 

poptart

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Date: 4/10/2007 11:03:28 PM
Author: mishelly
Thanks for all the links! I am loving the filigree on the sides of some of these rings, whatta bunch of beautiful settings there are out there on the www



I am off to drool some more now!


Mishelly
In regards to the filigree... please make sure to check the quality of it in depth. Recently when I was at an antique jewelers she had replica antique filigree compared with antique filigree, and there was quite a difference. Not to alarm you or scare you away from it (goodness knows I would LOVE filigree), just something to keep in mind when looking at these pieces.

*M*
 

mishelly

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Thanks for the advice, good to know. My mom''s e-ring is antique and has filigree with OECs and it''s stunning. My uncle actually had some filigree added to my aunt''s e-ring b/c she raved about it so much. I guess the strands of metal could be quite thin and flimsy, on certain ring settings.

I am also starting to love settings that have the centre stone flanked by a set of tapered baguettes, although I''m not sure if this officially is considered ''vintage'' or antique looking. I also don''t know if this would look great against a thin diamond shared prong band. Guess I''ll have to go to the maul and try on some styles this weekend w/my wedding band.
 
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