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Lookinagain

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YAY!!!! So happy for you. I emailed David and told him you might be contacting him. I am so excited, that is so perfect for you. So tell me do you have any ideas on what setting and who's making it? We could be twinsies..... I don't know why I am so excited but I AM!!! Tell me more about your AVC... photos, please?

I actually sent an email on Sunday knowing they were closed and got an error message. So I called on Tuesday when they were open again and spoke to a woman named Marie who helped me out, told me they still had the M's and also what else they had, which included some loose stones and a few pair of AVC's that are set into earrings already. I snapped the M side stones right up.

I bought my AVC pre-loved a few years ago and it's been in it's original thin solitaire setting since. It's smallish, 1.1 ct M color so I knew I wanted to reset it and thought I'd look for side stones to make it a bit more substantial. I just never found sides I wanted and couldn't decide if OEC's would work. At one point I contacted Distinctive Gem about them, told him what size I was looking for, but I never heard back. So I just kept checking pre-loved. I don't know why I didn't think to contact GOG about them, but I didn't.

I really don't know how I will set them. I like low profile settings, so I could bezel them. I will know more when I see them with my center stone. I have always used DK to make my rings so I expect that I will do the same, once I figure out what to do. Until then, I'll follow your story and see what you decide. I'm looking forward to it.

Here's a photo of mine.
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Diamondbug

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Here's a photo of mine.
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:kiss2::kiss2: GORGEOUS!! I think those sides will be perfect for your AVC. Can't wait to find out what you think of them together.

I actually sent an email on Sunday knowing they were closed and got an error message. So I called on Tuesday when they were open again and spoke to a woman named Marie who helped me out, told me they still had the M's and also what else they had, which included some loose stones and a few pair of AVC's that are set into earrings already. I snapped the M side stones right up.

I am so glad they were still available. I have worked with Marie and she is always so nice and helpful. My side stones were from earrings.
I bought my AVC pre-loved a few years ago and it's been in it's original thin solitaire setting since. It's smallish, 1.1 ct M color so I knew I wanted to reset it and thought I'd look for side stones to make it a bit more substantial. I just never found sides I wanted and couldn't decide if OEC's would work.
I think oecs sides would work but I felt like I was settling with the oecs. I had brought in another pair of antique cut cushions and colored side stones but it just didn't look quite right. The avcs feels like they belong and are meant to be.
I really don't know how I will set them. I like low profile settings, so I could bezel them
Bezeling would make them look even bigger!! Can't go wrong with that :bigsmile:and I just can't believe that someone else is also doing a three stone AVC reset!! Please let us know what you think of them when you get them.
 

lulu_ma

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Can't wait to see the finished AVC 3 stone!
 

Lookinagain

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Hi Lookinagain, I was wondering what you thought of the baby M avcs? Did you decide to keep them?

Hi,
Oh yes, I kept them. They are quite small, but that's okay. I'm just happy to have found, with your help, any small AVC's in the right color for side stones. They are already with DK along with my AVC and the design is settled. I'll post here when the ring is finished.
Have you decided on a design yet? I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide to do.
 

Diamondbug

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Hi,
Oh yes, I kept them. They are quite small, but that's okay. I'm just happy to have found, with your help, any small AVC's in the right color for side stones. They are already with DK along with my AVC and the design is settled. I'll post here when the ring is finished.
Have you decided on a design yet? I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide to do.

WHAT?????? Its already with DK???? I'm still puttering around with minute details...probably driving David crazy but he is being very patient with me. They always look small when unset... I always think, I paid how much for those tiny things??? I'm glad you kept them, I was thinking of picking them up if you didn't.... kinda in a hoarding mode, knowing that they are not many around. Can't wait to see your ring.:dance:
 
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