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Help finding an Art Deco 1.5-2.5ct engagement ring (15-25k)

mahr

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Hello,
I am looking to get an Art Deco Diamond engagement ring for my girlfriend. I am looking in the 1.5 - 2.5 carat range and am willing to spend up to $25k. We would like to get an antique ring, but I’ve recently started considering getting something made (in the style of ring 1 or 2 most likely). I'd appreciate any comments on my concerns with rings 3 and 4? I’d also love comments on getting a ring custom made and would appreciate links to rings I might like! I’ve been looking on most of the sites listed in the thread of online diamond sites. I think that’s why I’m open to the idea of having something made :) Thanks!

Ring 1: I came very close to buying her this ring, but it was gone when I reached out. We both liked the uniqueness of the emeralds and the ring isn't too wide. The listing is gone but I have this image still
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Ring 2: We both really like the style of this ring, but the band is huge and the stone is a bit small. I sent a message to the seller but haven't heard back.
https://www.rubylane.com/item/1552830-21207/Platinum-Diamond-Sapphire-Art-Deco-Engagement?search=1
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Ring 3: This ring is a possibility, but seems expensive for the size / quality of stone?
https://www.etsy.com/listing/187402593/antique-vintage-art-deco-1920s-gia?ga_order=date_desc&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=&ref=sr_gallery_9
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Ring 4: This ring is also a possibility, and we both like this style. It doesn’t seem terribly unique as there are lots of these stepped rings out there. My big concern is that it is EGL certified and the girlde is Ex Thin.
http://www.newyorkestatejewelry.com/Art-Deco-2.56ct-Old-Mine-Diamond-Platinum-Engagement-Ring/Engagement-Rings/15872/3/item
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the_mother_thing

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Re: Help finding an Art Deco 1.5-2.5ct engagement ring (15-2

With your budget, I would stick with reputable sellers who specialize in antique diamonds & settings. Have you perused www.loveaffairdiamonds.com or www.jewelsbygrace.com ? Both are well-reputed on here for antique pieces. Also, Caysie of www.cvbinspireddesign.com creates some exquisite vintage & antique inspired rings, and she is a lovely person to work with!
 

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Re: Help finding an Art Deco 1.5-2.5ct engagement ring (15-2

Some suggestions:
I think you can see if Grace can work with you on the pricing.

Reminder: Don't just look at the setting. What use is a beautiful setting if the OEC is dead? Most importantly, find the right stone. And you will need a respected old cut reseller/dealer who has a good eye for these stones so you can find a top performer.

Grace has a great eye. You can't go wrong if she loves it.

If you can stretch:
http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/rings/...-european-cut-diamond-bezel-ring#.WGbHLVMrJhE

On of the most stunning OECs I have ever seen. Just gorgeous!!
http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/rings/...n-cut-diamond-ruby-halo-ring-gia#.WGbHcFMrJhE

The faceting on this stone is gorgeous. Maybe you can get just the center stone and have a custom art deco style setting made.
http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/rings/...-wedding-set-by-tacori-gia-l-vs2#.WGbIElMrJhE
 

Niel

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Re: Help finding an Art Deco 1.5-2.5ct engagement ring (15-2

ive got a handful of nice ones, one mo....
 

Niel

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Re: Help finding an Art Deco 1.5-2.5ct engagement ring (15-2

i know this is over 25k, but barely, and honestly if you message them they may take 25k. and this is amazing....

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Niel

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Re: Help finding an Art Deco 1.5-2.5ct engagement ring (15-2

this kite set diamond though a tad overpriced, is rare and unique in the best way

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Niel

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Re: Help finding an Art Deco 1.5-2.5ct engagement ring (15-2

listed over budget but with an obo,this ring reminds me of one of your photos

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arkieb1

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Re: Help finding an Art Deco 1.5-2.5ct engagement ring (15-2

I'd contact Grace at Jewels By Grace; http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/
Erica at Love Affair; http://www.loveaffairdiamonds.com/
Adam at OWD; http://www.oldworlddiamonds.com/

Or alternatively buy a newly cut OEC from Victor Canera; www.victorcanera.com or from Grace or Erica and either ask them to make you a setting or buy one of these settings (these guys both have and can make lots of settings like the ones you like); http://antiqueengagementrings.com/shopping/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=22
 

mahr

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Re: Help finding an Art Deco 1.5-2.5ct engagement ring (15-2

Thanks for all the replies. That helps immensely. It's true that I was considering the setting more than the stone. The setting is important, but it doesn't make any sense to get a great setting and a mediocre stone. I think I'll reach out to the custom shops to see what we can make happen. thanks!

Sean
 

LLJsmom

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Re: Help finding an Art Deco 1.5-2.5ct engagement ring (15-2

arkieb1|1483147613|4110927 said:
I'd contact Grace at Jewels By Grace; http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/
Erica at Love Affair; http://www.loveaffairdiamonds.com/
Adam at OWD; http://www.oldworlddiamonds.com/

Or alternatively buy a newly cut OEC from Victor Canera; www.victorcanera.com or from Grace or Erica and either ask them to make you a setting or buy one of these settings (these guys both have and can make lots of settings like the ones you like); http://antiqueengagementrings.com/shopping/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=22
For sure if you are open to finding a beautiful stone, contact Adam at Old World Diamonds. He has a hug inventory and a just super sharp eye. I got my OEC from him. If you look at blushpeony's thread in Show Me The Bling
 
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