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#JOTW Extreme makeover: Emerald edition

Kismet

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I posted this over in colored stones but thought you folks might be interested too.

The emerald is 3.33cts. I bought the original ring from a Dover Jewelry's ebay auction with the intent of resetting the emerald. The new setting is 18k yellow gold w/ white gold band and is made by Andrew Sarosi.

Before
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After
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yennyfire

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Wow, that is some makeover! I love the new ring and how the gold sets off the color of the emerald so nicely! Great find, congrats!
 

Farleysmom

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Holy Moly....the before picture looks like the emerald was having a "bad hair day". :-o The makeover is incredible, for sure an extreme makeover. I love the choice of yellow gold to showcase the emerald. It's hard to believe it is the same stone. What a beautiful "after" design. I :love: :cheeky: :love: it!
 

slg47

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Farleysmom|1301353707|2882137 said:
Holy Moly....the before picture looks like the emerald was having a "bad hair day". :-o The makeover is incredible, for sure an extreme makeover. I love the choice of yellow gold to showcase the emerald. It's hard to believe it is the same stone. What a beautiful "after" design. I :love: :cheeky: :love: it!

agreed with all of hte above. it looks great in its new home! what a makeover!!
 

MissGotRocks

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Unbelieveable makeover - wow!!

The new ring looks like a heirloom that can be passed from generation to generation - really gorgeous!
 

Kismet

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Farleysmom|1301353707|2882137 said:
Holy Moly....the before picture looks like the emerald was having a "bad hair day". :-o The makeover is incredible, for sure an extreme makeover. I love the choice of yellow gold to showcase the emerald. It's hard to believe it is the same stone. What a beautiful "after" design. I :love: :cheeky: :love: it!
Haha, that bad hair day quote made me laugh out loud.

Thank you yennyfine, Farleysmom ,slg47 & MissGotRocks for your kind comments.
 

stci

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Despite I don't like yellow gold normaly, this one is WOW! How beautiful! Congrats! :appl:
 

ForteKitty

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That is the most beautiful emerald ring i have ever seen. It took my breath away!
 

Ninama

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Absolutely REGAL... what a transformation!
 

TravelingGal

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EX-quisite! Seriously! I want! :lickout:
 

Kismet

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Thank you stci, ForteKitty, hearts-arrow girl (I was going to abbreviate your name but then I realized that would be bad), rmm, Ninama & TravelingGal!

I'm really pleased with how it turned out especially since I basically handed over my emerald and said something like 'make me a ring something like this one over here' and just let them run with it.
 

luv2sparkle

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Really pretty Kismit! What did you do with all the baguettes?
 

Catmom

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What a fabulous makeover!!!
 

yssie

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Whoa - ugly duckling to heirloom! :sun: :love:
 

Gypsy

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That's miraculous. Seriously. Great makeover!
 

kittybean

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Wow--love the makeover! Your ring went from being just-another-pretty-stone to total knockout! I love how the YG sets off the emerald's gorgeous color.
 

Novel

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I commented over in CS, but that ring is gorgeous enough to merit two comments! Woo! :love:
 

Kismet

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luv2sparkle|1301404645|2882519 said:
Really pretty Kismit! What did you do with all the baguettes?
Thanks! I still have all the baguettes; they're currently sitting in a gem box waiting for me to think of something to do with them.

And thank you Catmom, Yssie, SDL, Gypsy, kittybean & Novel for your nice comments!
 

Ashleigh

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Wow, I love the green against the yellow. Never thought I would like YG but this's awesome :love:
 

junebug17

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Oh my stars, what a transformation!! I love all the beautiful detailing of the setting, I keep going back and looking at it! And that emerald, such a wonderful stone, it's to die for!
 

Laila619

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WOW!!! The new setting looks amazing with that emerald!
 

rainydaze

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holy mackerel! what a phenomenal make-over, the new setting is breathtakingly gorgeous!
 

Circe

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Kismet, I was coming back to ogle and I realized I never commented on the first go-round: I ADORE this ring. It's seriously one of my very favorite pieces.
 

Kismet

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Circe|1338821184|3208832 said:
Kismet, I was coming back to ogle and I realized I never commented on the first go-round: I ADORE this ring. It's seriously one of my very favorite pieces.
Thanks Circe! It certainly is one of my favorite rings too.
 

tyty333

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The gold really brings out the beautiful color of the emerald. Nice choice!
 
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