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  1. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Aug 15, 2018
    I love those, but I love the white gold with onyx and pave even more!

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    by Tophat1 » Aug 15, 2018
    I’m a simple girl. I would do diamond hoops (about 3 ctw) and a DBTY bracelet
     
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    by Bron357 » Aug 15, 2018
    99612355-9FA5-4758-86C2-C1EAD326807D.jpeg This would be my pick, it’s a working watch, it’s platinum, it’s totally studded with diamonds, it’s an example of excellent workmanship and no one else will have the same and it’s UNDER $3,000.
     
  6. chel180
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    by chel180 » Aug 15, 2018
    OMG you couldn't be further from the truth! I actually spend more time in a boiler suit than a power suit! And I guess thats partly why I want something pretty and sparkly.
     
  7. chel180
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    by chel180 » Aug 15, 2018
    I read like both of the above but firstly I'm not sure if anything made by leon mege comes under $15,000 and secondly I'm not sure about Tahitians (have a thing for white fireball/baroque south seas though).

    I'm going to put the bracelet on my shortlist though.

    @ILikeShiny - We seem to have similar taste!
     
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    by chel180 » Aug 15, 2018
    All very pretty but a little small and delicate for this purchase.
     
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    by chel180 » Aug 16, 2018
    61BDB4DC-C4BC-41C9-9065-65DB0656AA7E.jpeg I saved this photo a while back but I can’t find them on Lang antiques anymore so I’m assuning hey are sold. No idea how much they were anyway.
     
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    by MollyMalone » Aug 16, 2018
    I don't know how traditional/conservative your taste in jewelry is or whether this would appeal to you, but this gold and diamond bracelet by Tom Herman (Seven Fingers Jewelry)
    https://www.sevenfingers.com
    is a wonderful "statement" piece imo:
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    You might also enjoy scrolling through McTeigue & McClelland's website:
    https://www.mc2jewels.com/
     
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    by tkyasx78 » Aug 16, 2018
    Do you have a local jeweler? It is very likely you could have those made within your budget!

    Sketch out what you want and bring it in to your jeweler! They may surprise you!
     
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  18. chel180
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    by chel180 » Aug 16, 2018
    I’m afraid I’m not a VCA fan, or one of bangles.

    I really want white gold/platinum and with diamonds.
     
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    by chel180 » Aug 18, 2018
    CEF0AFEA-5893-47BC-9F35-9BADF8DF0B52.png I like this but I’m not sure if it’ll be a big enough statement
     
  24. goldenfire
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    by goldenfire » Aug 18, 2018
    I vote earrings!!! I just got a pair of White Flash ACA diamond for studs (which I know you already have bezel studs and are looking for special occasion items)...so maybe some amazing dangles?...I am a little biased bc I adore dangle earrings and I have way too many of them...AND I second what someone else said that with the WF upgrade policy you could get something now and then upgrade it at your next unexpected bonus lol. I also love the Tiffany earrings that @diamondseeker2006 suggested. They are lovely :)

    another fun idea might be a bangle with a big gorgeous diamond in it...I LOVE ForteKitty's amazing bangle in this pic with 1.8ct or 1.71 cushion, I think. I can't find her thread link. I had one made with a 1.51 oec and I adore it. More pics of her bangle are in my thread about my bangle, but I know she had her own thread with lots of pics
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    by goldenfire » Aug 19, 2018
    https://www.truefacet.com/tiffany-c...te-pink-tourmaline-diamond-drop-earrings.html

    I know you wanted something already made, but I know David Klass could make a great replica of these if you were wanting them and they have sold. He has nailed everything I've had him make, and I'm really really picky lol
     
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  27. chel180
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    by chel180 » Aug 19, 2018
    I may end up doing just that but I’ve been burnt The last couple of times going custom so it’s put me off a bit.
     
  28. Sabrina31
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    by Sabrina31 » Aug 19, 2018
    @chel180 I dont think you should spend that much money if you arent comfortable, and after getting burned by custom work i would understand wanting to purchase something ready made. I'm just hanging around the house today and looked around some more because looking at pretty jewels is always fun. It seems like you're drawn to more geometric patterns so i tried to keep that in mind.

    Hawk antique earrings 12.5 K https://www.etsy.com/listing/609171...gs&ref=sr_gallery-1-10&organic_search_click=1
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    Dekara Earrings 14.5 k https://www.etsy.com/listing/386633...gs&ref=sr_gallery-1-40&organic_search_click=1
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    1st dibs earrings over budget 19k
    https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/ear...-platinum-art-deco-drop-earrings/id-j_493362/
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    Lang antiques Bracelet 12.5k https://www.langantiques.com/vintag...-and-diamond-bracelet-signed-c-d-gunnell.html
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    Lang antiques bracelet over budget 19.5k https://www.langantiques.com/vintage-jewelry/bracelets/platinum-art-deco-diamond-bracelet-1.html
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    Lang antiques Bracelet 3 https://www.langantiques.com/vintage-jewelry/bracelets/art-deco-platinum-diamond-bracelet-11.html
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    Lang antiques earrings over budget 21k https://www.langantiques.com/vintag...t-deco-diamond-drop-earrings-in-platinum.html

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    Lang antiques that i'm posting again because i like them 12.5 K
    https://www.langantiques.com/vintag...o-platinum-and-diamond-dangle-earrings-1.html
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  29. KristinTech
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    by KristinTech » Aug 19, 2018
    I’d personally spend most of the bonus on an extravagant bracelet and save a bit for some dangly earrings. A bracelet could be worn more often, especially during long-sleeve weather (if you want something luxurious to peek at during the day! But there’s no hiding some of those earrings, and I’m afraid if you spend more than 5K on them, you will regret going all-out if they sit in a jewelry box 360 days of the year? I’m just basing this on my own preferences, of course!
     
  30. chel180
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    by chel180 » Aug 20, 2018
    You totally have a point and that’s good advice
     

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