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anne_h

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I've been waiting to post for awhile, but I still feel weird. Somehow I'm not too excited yet, don't know why (?)

Anyways, a happy and unlikely event has led to me receiving my dream upgrade budget. For this I thank my generous DH.

I already know I want an OEC.

Setting, I have some ideas, but not all the way sure yet.

Who should I be talking to? I'm guessing JBEG, Single Stone, who else? I'm also talking to ERD, where I bought my original e-ring stone (can trade-in with them).

Who else will have a good selection of nice OECs?

Will also appreciate any other types of suggestions. I'm feeling sort of lost.

Thanks in advance,

Anne
 

iota15

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I would add Old World Diamonds - they have quite a selection but as with all old stones, I would be very picky about which one I'd end up with.

GOG, Leon and ERD also have modern, old cut cushions available.
 

stci

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Ebay is an excellent source for OEC. Search for old diamond and you will find tons of beautiful OEC.
 

cookies

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James Meyer: http://www.jamesmeyerjewelry.com
Ann McKay: http://www.annmckaystudio.com

They both love to use OEC and OMC diamonds in their settings, and should have some in their inventory.
James Meyer showed me a beautiful antique (that is, cut in the late 19th century) diamond a month ago.

They both do incredible bezels and nice touches. If you like bezel, I would suggest you check with at least one of them.

Here is my bezel ring from James Meyer as an example:
[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-james-meyer-tourmaline-ring.159114/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-james-meyer-tourmaline-ring.159114/[/URL]
 

diamondseeker2006

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I am sure mark can source some stones for you. That would be your best bet if you want to do a trade. But if you want to keep your original diamond, I'd probably focus on Singlestone and JBEG.
 

Unicorn64

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Have you considered an AV OEC/Round from GOG? They're newly cut stones in the old style but with excellent performance. They're also only sold at GOG so they wouldn't be available from anyone else. Just a thought unless your heart is set on an antique.
Here's a link and a picture of one of their AV Rounds:

http://www.goodoldgold.com/diamond/7348

AV OEC.jpg
 
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