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First ever vanity shots of my 16-yo engagement ring

maxbookworm

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So when I got engaged, we didn't have cool forums like this to post on :)

The "under 1 ct" thread inspired me to take the first ever vanity shots of my engagement. We were engaged in '95 and got married in '96 (don't I feel old??)

The diamond stats are unfortunately lost in the mists of time. I remember something about the girdle being thick, but polished. The carat weight is somewhere in the vicinity of 0.7. And it's set in a platinum, tiffany-style size 3 ring. Never been polished, so that gives you an idea how platinum wears (pretty well, in my opinion!)

Trying to get past the stuff on the right so the image are larger...



























Images in next post...
 

maxbookworm

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Wow, it's really hard to take a picture that really shows the fire in a diamond, isn't it?
 

cokitty

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Lovely! If you want fire try standing with your back to the sun and your hand out in front of you.
 

Venice

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Your ring is lovely! It looks beautiful on your hand. :love: :love:
 

athenaworth

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That's gorgeous! If I recall, platinum wasn't used very much in the mid 90's. You were/are a trend setter. :D
 

tyty333

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Lovely set...and nice job with the pictures. When I try to take up close shots I mostly get blurr :(sad .
 

maxbookworm

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Thanks cokitty -- I'll have to try that one of these days!

athena -- I never thought of that. I've never been a trend-setter before. I like that :)

And thanks everyone! It's fun to get to share after so many years, lol.
 

Natylad

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Such a beautiful and classic set :love: It looks amazing on your slim finger :appl:
 

lewood

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I adore your set! I have a solitaire, but it has a flatter shank (yours is more rounded), and a diamond wedding band. Some day I may redo my set, and if so, I want mine to look just like yours! Just lovely :) Thanks for sharing!
 

maxbookworm

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Wow, thanks so much everyone. I really was taking the set for granted, having had it for so long and always considering it a bit plain (I had all these ideas of getting something very detailed, with scrollwork and whatnot, couldn't make up my mind, and ended up defaulting to what dh wanted), but truly appreciate all your comments. Certainly I've never gotten sick of it! I am going to wear it more often, and with pride :)
 

chiquitapet

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Your set is so beautiful! I really like the 'plain band' sets. So classic and elegant and the diamond just pops! :love: :love: :love:
 

Miss Sparkly

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Venice|1313775214|2994346 said:
Your ring is lovely! It looks beautiful on your hand. :love: :love:
+1 :love:
 

diamondseeker2006

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I love classic and timeless sets! It is beautiful! :love: Someday for an anniversary you could add a diamond band to the set if you wanted to. But it is lovely as it is!
 

maxbookworm

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lewood|1313787974|2994517 said:
I adore your set! I have a solitaire, but it has a flatter shank (yours is more rounded), and a diamond wedding band. Some day I may redo my set, and if so, I want mine to look just like yours! Just lovely :) Thanks for sharing!
I'm so flattered that with all the gorgeous rings on this forum, you would say that. Thank you :)
 

marcy

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Beautiful rings.
 
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