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Do you think resetting a diamond into a pendant is a waste?

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  1. nala
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    by nala » Jun 14, 2019 at 11:41 AM
    Lol. I don’t know how else to put it. I am contemplating resetting my asscher or my marquise into a pendant. I have sooo many rhr’s that these rarely make it into the rotation. I think the fact that they are not in ornate settings has a little to do with it. Like. I feel like I’m wearing 2 erings when I wear my asscher soli. As to my marquise, I haven’t wanted to halo it just yet for my rhr, Bc although it’s my dream setting for it, My ering is a halo and I think wearing both is too much.
    So I’ve been toying with the idea of pendants. I do have quite a few pendants but none in fancy shapes. My hesitation is that i love my stones and feel like if I wear them on my neck, I won’t appreciate them as much.
    Thoughts?
     
    


    


  2. arkieb1
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    by arkieb1 » Jun 14, 2019 at 11:47 AM
    If it means you are going to wear them more then yes.... I'd reset or sell and buy something else.
     
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  3. Austina
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    by Austina » Jun 14, 2019 at 11:49 AM
    I had a 3 stone diamond ring that I hadn’t worn for nearly 20 years. I decided to have it reset in to a pair of earrings and a slider pendant. The jeweller suggested bezel settings to match my Raindance style ring.

    I can honestly say that they’re my go to everyday pieces, they’re not big, the earrings are .68 pts total and the pendant .38pts, but they’re absolutely perfect to wear everyday. I’ve worn them more in the last 2 years than the previous 20!

    I think an EW marquise pendant would be stunning.
     
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  4. the_mother_thing
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    by the_mother_thing » Jun 14, 2019 at 11:58 AM
    I wear my jewelry for me and no one else, so my personal stance is this: if I can’t see it regularly (like I would a ring or bracelet) unless I look in a mirror, I don’t spend much money on it and opt for more budget-friendly earrings & pendants, such as sims. I am probably odd this way, but it just feels like a waste to me. That’s just my opinion though; YMMV.

    Have you thought about setting them in a bracelet or cuff perhaps that you would be able to see/enjoy more? That’s probably what I would do, especially if I already had a stable of pendants/earrings. Otherwise, I’d consider resetting them into non-engagementy looking settings that I would wear as RHR more.
     
    


    


  5. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Jun 14, 2019 at 12:09 PM
    I actually enjoy my pendant a lot since I wear it on a long chain and can see it.
    But eve when I had a shorter bezel style pendant I still quite liked wearing it (and getting compliments on it!)
     
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  6. MissStepcut
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    by MissStepcut » Jun 14, 2019 at 12:19 PM
    I personally wouldn’t do pendant for a step cut. They’re so finicky about lighting, I don’t think it’s the best use. Marquise I would though!
     
  7. nala
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    by nala » Jun 14, 2019 at 12:24 PM
    I’m so glad resets worked out for you!
    I kind of toyed with an ew setting but I fear it will look like an eye? Is that crazy?
     
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  8. nala
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    by nala » Jun 14, 2019 at 12:26 PM
    Hmmm. A long necklace. I can see that with the elongated marquise but I wonder if the asscher would look silly. Lol
     
  9. nala
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    by nala » Jun 14, 2019 at 12:26 PM
    Yes. This is why I’m on the fence. Bc I want to see them.
     
  10. nala
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    by nala » Jun 14, 2019 at 12:53 PM
    Hmmm. I’m gonna have to test this out!
     
    


    


  11. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Jun 14, 2019 at 12:57 PM
    I have a 2 stone open diamond bangle that I love to wear. I think the style also looks cool and edgy with different shaped stones.

    The bracelet under my bangle is actually my two stone diamond pendant that I can wear on a chain

     
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  12. nala
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    by nala » Jun 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM
    Interesting idea! Love yours!
     
  13. the_mother_thing
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    by the_mother_thing » Jun 14, 2019 at 1:27 PM
    Not to mention they get dirty so easily, and might be rubbing against the skin a lot, natural body oils, etc.
     
  14. Austina
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    by Austina » Jun 14, 2019 at 1:31 PM
    What about a bangle like this, I think it’s Goldenfire’s, I think that would look good with a marquise?
     
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    by cflutist » Jun 14, 2019 at 1:35 PM
    Yes I know that one cannot see pendants on a short chain.
    However, since I wasn't going to wear my original .75 E-I1 (yes, I1) marquise as an e-ring any longer,
    why not reset it? So I wore it on my wedding day to husband #2 but really haven't worn it since :lol-2:

    You could reset yours into a pendant, or E-W as a RHR?

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  16. Rubybrick
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    by Rubybrick » Jun 14, 2019 at 1:45 PM
    This, it is what I did to my pear that used to be a pendent. I only wear a small DBTY necklace that I don’t remove and goes with everything
     
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  17. nala
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    by nala » Jun 14, 2019 at 1:46 PM
    Ohh. I like this. My wheels are spinning. Wonder tho if I would feel like a one carat marquise worn on the same finger as my 2.50 halo would be a lot.
     
  18. nala
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    by nala » Jun 14, 2019 at 1:46 PM
    Oh. I love.
     
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  19. nala
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    by nala » Jun 14, 2019 at 1:48 PM
    212CA23A-947F-4F3F-BEA0-D143DB43A882.jpeg 2BFA0F45-4864-4FC2-8980-32EF302A82B9.jpeg So here is the asscher. This is mostly how I wear it to downplay the soli look. Thoughts?
     
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  20. nala
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    by nala » Jun 14, 2019 at 1:53 PM
    A103CD50-4C2D-4C4E-8367-59FECD31BA80.png This is the style I would do but white gold.
     
  21. Austina
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    by Austina » Jun 14, 2019 at 2:37 PM
    I :love: this @Rubybrick
     
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  22. marcy
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    by marcy » Jun 14, 2019 at 3:16 PM
    It depends on if you will enjoy wearing them. I think you can find the right setting for either a marquis or asscher to wear as s pendant. I wear my pendants on longer chains so I can see them.
     
  23. Venzen007
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    by Venzen007 » Jun 14, 2019 at 3:59 PM
    Consider hanging the asscher like a kite/diamond (instead of a square).
     
  24. seaurchin
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    by seaurchin » Jun 14, 2019 at 5:16 PM
    Another thought is a pendant that incorporates both the marquise and the asscher cut.
     
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    by Mamabean » Jun 14, 2019 at 5:53 PM
    I like it just the way it is!
     
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  26. virgo9
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    by virgo9 » Jun 14, 2019 at 6:07 PM
    If you prefer rings, have you considered a cuff style ring or bypass using both diamonds? The contrast of shapes could make a killer RHR. I know not to everyone's tastes, but it'd be a lot of sparkle. =)2
     
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  27. dk168
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    by dk168 » Jun 14, 2019 at 6:12 PM
    I am resetting my mum's about 1.9ct MRB into a pendant as I am unlikely to wear it as a ring.

    DK :))
     
  28. AV_
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    by AV_ » Jun 14, 2019 at 7:18 PM
    They would make a great bypass.
     
  29. seaurchin
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    by seaurchin » Jun 14, 2019 at 7:20 PM
    And no, I don't think it's a waste. I definitely notice diamond pendants!
     
  30. the_mother_thing
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    by the_mother_thing » Jun 14, 2019 at 9:20 PM
    I also notice them on other people, but I don’t really notice/enjoy it on myself since I can’t see it. So maybe it depends on the reasons of the wearer - for others to see/enjoy or your own enjoyment/viewing pleasure. If the latter, IMO, that’s why I think a pendant seems counterproductive, unless it’s on a longer chain and/or you happen upon a mirror often enough.
     
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