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E-W .82 Marquise with Greenlake Jewelry Works custom setting

MAchick

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My new ring

Marquise set East-West in custom setting by Greenlake Jewelry Works

Diamond (inherited - appraised by Metro Jewelry Appraisers)
.82ct (10.06x5.16x2.71)
Girdle...medium, faceted
Cutlet...small
Fluor...none
Length to Width ratio: 1.95 to 1.00
Clarity VS1
Color F

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More Pictures here!

Greenlake review coming soon!
 

FireGoddess

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It bears repeating - first - that is a VERY good looking stone - you are lucky to have inherited such a gorgeous rock. Truly a great marquise to my eye. Second, that is a STUNNING setting - love the engraving work, the surprise stones...everything!!
 

KristyDarling

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Date: 5/19/2006 11:28:32 AM
Author: FireGoddess
It bears repeating - first - that is a VERY good looking stone - you are lucky to have inherited such a gorgeous rock. Truly a great marquise to my eye. Second, that is a STUNNING setting - love the engraving work, the surprise stones...everything!!
DITTO!
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And I love how the stone is set *into* the ring. Makes for a very cool profile and a neat banded look!
 

treysar

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OMG! IT is beautiful!!!! MORE PICS!! *DROOL*


Congrats!! Wow! Classy and different! Love it!
 

MAchick

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Thank you Firegoddess...my grandmother couldn''t give me any specs when she gave it to me, and while I loved it and there was no question about using it I was nervous about getting it appraised.

I had had a bad experiance a couple of years ago when I lost one of a pair of white sapphire earrings that I loved and had a lot of sentimental value. They were the first "real jewelry" I had ever bought myself and my best friend had worn them as her something-borrowed for her wedding, and just a million other experiances. I was so mad at myself for losing one of them. Anyway, I took the other one into a popular Boston area jewelers to have it reset into a pendant so I could at least still wear the one. And they were so rude about it! I know that white sapphires aren''t expensive, but they were just like "why bother with this piece of glass?" Anyway looking back I should have just left, but I let them do the work (they did do a good job to give them some credit).

So, anyway, I felt really nervous going to Jeff Averbrook (Modified Brillant on this forum) to get this diamond that I loved appraised in case it wasn''t as nice as I thought. But Jeff couldn''t have been more complimentary about it. He also explained everything to me and showed me how to grade color. Really interesting.
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And (just to get them back) I spent forever in that other store while looking at rings to get a feel for what setting I''d like - I felt they owed me.
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We actually found one that we really liked and almost got (which would have ruined the revenge point I guess), but one of the major points against it vs the custom one was that I really felt that it would be marred by the bad feelings I have for that store.

(wow, sorry this got so long!)
 

Rhapsody

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Sep 23, 2005
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Your ring is gorgeous! I absolutely love that setting, all the little details make it so unique and beautiful. Congrats!

Sorry about the bad experience with your sapphire re-set. Some jewelers can be so daft.
 

BeaudryBabe

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Jul 13, 2005
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Wow, it is gorgeous. I have never really been a fan of the cut, but WOW, it is so unique and really really pretty! Congrats.
 

anchor31

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Wow, it''s the most beautiful marquise ring I''ve ever seen!!
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It''s gorgeous!
 

Sundial

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Wow that ring is so pretty and different from anything else you see with marquis! Great stone that is a special treasure and the setting you chose is just devine!!!
 

Tacori E-ring

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It is really perfect. I love the setting. They did a GREAT job. What kind of wedding band are you going to get?
 

Mara

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LOVE IT!!! I am a secret fan of E/W set marquis and I just love that setting, how the side view looks like it was scooped out just to fit the stone, so pretty. And that looks like a really stunning marquis!! I have been tempted to do something similar with a RHR kind of thing, but don''t know if I would wear it, but that''s just divine. I love it. Congrats!
 

MAchick

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Date: 5/19/2006 1:07:43 PM
Author: Tacori E-ring
It is really perfect. I love the setting. They did a GREAT job. What kind of wedding band are you going to get?


I actually think I may get an eternity bad and wear my e-ring on my right hand. I would hate to block all the engraving. Alex at Bostonian Jewelers (they set my diamond into the ring - so nice, she raved about my ring and diamond) showed me a couple of different band styles. She thinks I may eventually get over my feeling that my fingers are too squatty to wear two bands together so I should get something that still looks good withmy e-ring.

I saw a beautiful pendant at Lux Bond and Green that had a line of sapphires starting very dark blue and ending white. I was thinking about doing that continuously from dark to light and meeting back around dark in a eternity band. It would be sort of fun because as it spun around my finger, I''d have a whole new look!

What do you think?
 

piccolascimmia

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Wow, that pendant sounds fabulous! I love that idea and would love to see a photo of it!

And I''ll join the resounding chorus of ''I love your ring!'' Its gorgeous, and I cant wait to see more photos of it! Congrats!
 

littlelysser

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Dec 8, 2005
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Wow. That is one absolutely beautiful stone and the setting is wonderful.

May be my favorite Marquis setting that I''ve EVER seen.

Just lovely!
 

elle

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Oct 24, 2004
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Gorgeous ring! Great job with the setting - it''s so elegant! Enjoy!
 

curlygirl

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Ooh, it''s just gorgeous! It looks so delicate and beautiful. Great job!! Congratulations!
 

BrightSpot

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Beautiful stone & lovely setting! I love the E-W orientation, the profile & the engraving. Wonderful choice!
 

lizz

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Beautiful.
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Love the combination of modern and vintage elements. The setting is so unique, it makes me want one! That marquise looks gorgeous as well.
 

Modified Brilliant

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Date: 5/19/2006 11:49:38 AM
Author: MAchick
Thank you Firegoddess...my grandmother couldn''t give me any specs when she gave it to me, and while I loved it and there was no question about using it I was nervous about getting it appraised.

I had had a bad experiance a couple of years ago when I lost one of a pair of white sapphire earrings that I loved and had a lot of sentimental value. They were the first ''real jewelry'' I had ever bought myself and my best friend had worn them as her something-borrowed for her wedding, and just a million other experiances. I was so mad at myself for losing one of them. Anyway, I took the other one into a popular Boston area jewelers to have it reset into a pendant so I could at least still wear the one. And they were so rude about it! I know that white sapphires aren''t expensive, but they were just like ''why bother with this piece of glass?'' Anyway looking back I should have just left, but I let them do the work (they did do a good job to give them some credit).

So, anyway, I felt really nervous going to Jeff Averbrook (Modified Brillant on this forum) to get this diamond that I loved appraised in case it wasn''t as nice as I thought. But Jeff couldn''t have been more complimentary about it. He also explained everything to me and showed me how to grade color. Really interesting.
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And (just to get them back) I spent forever in that other store while looking at rings to get a feel for what setting I''d like - I felt they owed me.
11.gif
We actually found one that we really liked and almost got (which would have ruined the revenge point I guess), but one of the major points against it vs the custom one was that I really felt that it would be marred by the bad feelings I have for that store.

(wow, sorry this got so long!)
Hi MAChick,

Your ring looks outstanding! Thank you also for the kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you.
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www.metrojewelryappraisers.com
 

stretch4

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Wow, I''m a bit late, but it is gorgeous!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the setting!
 

bling*diva*

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~~I too like the profile shot of this ring!! It''s gorgegous!!!!!!!!
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snow_happy

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Your ring is BEAUTIFUL!
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It''s very tastefully done and absolutely gorgeous!
 

UCLABelle

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Oh my GOSH! I MISSED THIS POST! At first I was trying to figure out how I missed it, then realized I was finishing up my MA at Columbia and moving out of Manhattan...so I was very busy!

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE THE E-W MARQUISE! My Mother has a marquise and was thinking of having it re-set. I LOVE THIS! JUST BEAUTIFUL!
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Snooper

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Ummm, yes! How''d I miss this?? That''s an AMAZINGLY well cut diamond!! I like the little blue accent stones!!
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bookworm21

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Yum! Your ring turned out great; I love the E-W setting for the marquise!
 
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