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yssie

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I'm not sure who owned it originally - I just know that Christies auctioned it within the last year or two. She's my dream ring. Isn't she sublime?!
If you ever chase her down and fancy a timeshare - I'll bet we could drum up another dozen PSers to pitch in :love:
 

mrs-b

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If you ever chase her down and fancy a timeshare - I'll bet we could drum up another dozen PSers to pitch in :love:
Done! And then we'd only need 750k each, I'm guessing....

Auctioned off by Christies in 2017 - estimated range - 10-15m. No heat 15ct ruby with goodness only knows what ctw in diamonds! No idea of its provenance but I'm guessing her pedigree is impeccable.

#jewelryhistory
 
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yssie

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Done! And then we'd only need 75k each, I'm guessing....
Deleting. Politics, I know. My fingers couldn't help themselves.
 
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mrs-b

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Deleting. Politics. My fingers couldn't help themselves.
And here's the bad news...I meant to type 750k but didn't hit the key hard enough. Went back and added some deets as well.

But paying $750 in taxes would sure be a nice start! If not the ruby, I could at least get the diamond I've always wanted!
 

Alybird

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For my e-ring, I definitely have my HG ring! I've never been big into diamonds (no offense to the diamond enthusiasts here) but my guy insisted on having a custom diamond engagement ring made for me because he comes from a very traditional family. I love it for its simplicity and elegance and ease of wearing but also because he bought it for me when we were just out of college and were not making a great deal of income yet. He saved and saved for a long time despite his family offering him a generous sum and a strong suggestion to get a diamond over 2 cts. I didn't want one over 2 cts because I travel frequently so this 1ct sparkler turned out to be just perfect.
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I am still in the process of thinking about my non-engagement ring HG piece, though! I absolutely fell in love with a designer who makes pieces that are inspired and out of this world: Screen Shot 2020-09-30 at 3.59.52 PM.png
Sooo I inquired about a custom piece and set about finding a stone. Come to find out, we actually get our stones from the same dealer who specializes in unique gemstones that are ethically sourced. I'm still not 100% set on a design yet but I did find the perfect center stone, a 2.54 ct minty teal asscher cut sapphire that reminds me of my favorite coastline in the world.
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mommylawyer

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Yes, I finally own my holy grail ring after 20 years: the Tiffany Etoile. But I don't have her in hand yet because of COVID-19. She is with my sister who sent me these pictures. The picture with my finger is from my little Tiffany's booklet, which I acquired before I even got engaged. This was my dream ring.

When DH and I got engaged, we were still in law school, and a Tiffany's e-ring wasn't in our budget. I love my e-ring, but I always intended to buy the Tiffany Etoile ring one day. Flash forward to August 2020, and I find out that the Etoile has been discontinued. I frantically call Tiffany's. They have ONE RING left: a .34 G IF in platinum. I buy her immediately. I am so happy. :D I can't wait to pick her up from my sister.

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Cerulean

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Yes, I finally own my holy grail ring after 20 years: the Tiffany Etoile. But I don't have her in hand yet because of COVID-19. She is with my sister who sent me these pictures. The picture with my finger is from my little Tiffany's booklet, which I acquired before I even got engaged. This was my dream ring.

When DH and I got engaged, we were still in law school, and a Tiffany's e-ring wasn't in our budget. I love my e-ring, but I always intended to buy the Tiffany Etoile ring one day. Flash forward to August 2020, and I find out that the Etoile has been discontinued. I frantically call Tiffany's. They have ONE RING left: a .34 G IF in platinum. I buy her immediately. I am so happy. :D I can't wait to pick her up from my sister.

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What a fabulous story! That last Etoile was MEANT for you!
 

pearaffair

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Not anymore! We’ve bonded over it, actually!!! What have you decided to do about your pears?
Oh man. I dunno. Waiting to hear if @mrs-b relishes the idea of a wild goose chase for the perfect pair of pears! Or maybe selling the whole thing.

This thread of yours has really got me thinking. D4E97A8A-38C8-44B3-A7E7-E6680DA2C094.jpeg Part of me thinks I already own my holy grail ring (my wide diamond band) so I’m crazy to keep hunting for a new holy grail- as I’ve already got it! Nothing I buy seems to beat this band for me.
 

nala

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Oh man. I dunno. Waiting to hear if @mrs-b relishes the idea of a wild goose chase for the perfect pair of pears! Or maybe selling the whole thing.

This thread of yours has really got me thinking. D4E97A8A-38C8-44B3-A7E7-E6680DA2C094.jpeg Part of me thinks I already own my holy grail ring (my wide diamond band) so I’m crazy to keep hunting for a new holy grail- as I’ve already got it! Nothing I buy seems to beat this band for me.
Can I just say what a lovely color-coordinated gorgeous set and pic! I can see why you are confused!
 

FL_runner

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Oh man. I dunno. Waiting to hear if @mrs-b relishes the idea of a wild goose chase for the perfect pair of pears! Or maybe selling the whole thing.

This thread of yours has really got me thinking. D4E97A8A-38C8-44B3-A7E7-E6680DA2C094.jpeg Part of me thinks I already own my holy grail ring (my wide diamond band) so I’m crazy to keep hunting for a new holy grail- as I’ve already got it! Nothing I buy seems to beat this band for me.
This combo is absolutely gorgeous and I could see making a daily go-to. But totally understand wanting the three stone to work out!!!
 

dk168

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My 1.19ct E VS1 that I bought as a 40th birthday present to myself, reset in its forever home 10 years later.

It is sentimental as there is a bitter sweet back story associated with the stone itself.

It makes me feel good whenever I wear it as it was (still is) the most significant jewellery purchase that I funded entirely by myself to date!

Pics of the EC in its new forever home when I picked it up from the local bench that re-set it for me from its original solitaire setting, in a very cold yet bright February morning shortly before my 50th birthday, hence the dry hand!

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DK :kiss2:
 

ForteKitty

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You have everyone’s Holy grail diamond ...lol

Oh how I hope we can come along for the ride!
haha, she could be a bit bigger, like 5ct LOL. But seriously, she's a good wearable size, and I like what I paid. :lol-2:
 

Alybird

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Yes, I finally own my holy grail ring after 20 years: the Tiffany Etoile. But I don't have her in hand yet because of COVID-19. She is with my sister who sent me these pictures. The picture with my finger is from my little Tiffany's booklet, which I acquired before I even got engaged. This was my dream ring.

When DH and I got engaged, we were still in law school, and a Tiffany's e-ring wasn't in our budget. I love my e-ring, but I always intended to buy the Tiffany Etoile ring one day. Flash forward to August 2020, and I find out that the Etoile has been discontinued. I frantically call Tiffany's. They have ONE RING left: a .34 G IF in platinum. I buy her immediately. I am so happy. :D I can't wait to pick her up from my sister.

IMG_3380.jpg 52d428e3-7ecd-451d-911a-fe12a5a9bf9c (1).JPG 9f890497-3f90-4ea6-90a4-fbef85284812 (1).JPG 862117f0-c0ce-48fe-ad1a-dea841738764 (1).JPG 7cc53c57-c12e-44fa-85f2-7b93509970df (1).JPG 0f5c8df2-60fe-49cf-8a92-e05ea5c9258b (1).JPG
The Tiffany Etoile collection!! I remember admiring these pieces as well. Congrats on your beautiful timeless ring. :)
 

Alybird

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My 1.19ct E VS1 that I bought as a 40th birthday present to myself, reset in its forever home 10 years later.

It is sentimental as there is a bitter sweet back story associated with the stone itself.

It makes me feel good whenever I wear it as it was (still is) the most significant jewellery purchase that I funded entirely by myself to date!

Pics of the EC in its new forever home when I picked it up from the local bench that re-set it for me from its original solitaire setting, in a very cold yet bright February morning shortly before my 50th birthday, hence the dry hand!

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DK :kiss2:
Your ring is beautiful – Step cut stones are gorgeous and your diamond is no exception. And I agree, the purchases that we fund for ourselves by ourselves feel the absolute best to wear.
 

Yelena

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Pretty sure this will be the smallest of diamonds here but this is my HG.

Prior to owning this one I thought that I had found "the one" several times but I could always find something about them I would change. Not this one, I adore everything about her.

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She’s beautiful and I can understand why you love her. Bigger isn’t always better in my opinion. I know others don’t necessarily agree with that statement. It’s a good thing they don’t agree, otherwise we would all want exactly the same thing.
 

Yelena

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I don’t think it’s possible for me to have one holy grail ring. I think I am just not made that way, but a holy grail collection, now that’s another story entirely...
 

yssie

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Yes, I finally own my holy grail ring after 20 years: the Tiffany Etoile. But I don't have her in hand yet because of COVID-19. She is with my sister who sent me these pictures. The picture with my finger is from my little Tiffany's booklet, which I acquired before I even got engaged. This was my dream ring.

When DH and I got engaged, we were still in law school, and a Tiffany's e-ring wasn't in our budget. I love my e-ring, but I always intended to buy the Tiffany Etoile ring one day. Flash forward to August 2020, and I find out that the Etoile has been discontinued. I frantically call Tiffany's. They have ONE RING left: a .34 G IF in platinum. I buy her immediately. I am so happy. :D I can't wait to pick her up from my sister.

IMG_3380.jpg 52d428e3-7ecd-451d-911a-fe12a5a9bf9c (1).JPG 9f890497-3f90-4ea6-90a4-fbef85284812 (1).JPG 862117f0-c0ce-48fe-ad1a-dea841738764 (1).JPG 7cc53c57-c12e-44fa-85f2-7b93509970df (1).JPG 0f5c8df2-60fe-49cf-8a92-e05ea5c9258b (1).JPG
Discontinued!?
 

nala

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Can i just say how excited and intrigued I am for some of you PSers who haven’t shared what I would have considered to be your holy grail? Bc now I have some major threads to look forward to!
 

bling_dream19

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My beloved CvB opal set :love:

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And my equally-beloved Erika Winters earrings :bigsmile:

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Oh my WOW! Your opal earrings are jawdropping. So intense, romantic and beautiful! And the cuff is perfection! And wow such beauty in those incredibly gorgeous huge diamond studs! I LOVE! and the vertical drops are dramatic and gorgeous! You are killing it on your earrings girl!
 

Gussie

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@nala, I am so excited for you!!!! The Emilya is perfect for your stone! Yay for you!!

Working on the HG ring. I love my new stone. I just wish it were 0.2mm larger to fit in my EW setting. First world problem for sure!
 

Yelena

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It just takes me a long time to figure out what I really want. And I struggle with wanting something new after a while, but I'm not ready to let go of the old. I think I may be a serial monogamist... :lol:
You’re better than me. I think I might be a complete floozy/hussy/tart/call me what you will, but it’s hard to commit to just one ring. Variety is the spice of life.
 
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