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#JOTW I have a confession to make-- I’ve been a very "paaad" girl! Thanks to The Gemstone Project’s ElleW…

natasha-cupcake

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…. who made an incredible ring for me!

Really, I had no business buying a padparadscha sapphire in the first place. In fact, I’d never even heard of them before Price Scope! But I wanted one! Sapphire’s my birthstone and oh, how I love all shades of pink! And orange—I really like orange, too! Pink, orange, hot pink, baby pink, magenta, lipstick pink, blush, champagne pink, rose pink, tangerine, melon, mango, sunset pink, sunrise orange, salmon pink, peach pink, ballet slipper pink, pinky-pink, orangey-pink, pinkish-orange, lotus flower pink, PADPARADSCHA pink! I spent the past 25 years in a jewelry-free fog, busily attending to my marriage, my (small) children and my (large) bills, my demanding job. I went without an engagement ring or any other bling for years. There was no time, no energy and no money for such selfish indulgence. Well, things change and my inner sparkle fiend has come out with a vengeance. First, it was my CBI (that replaced the CZ…that had replaced a long period of nothing… that had replaced a really crappy diamond…). I felt so guilty for spending money on ME! But, oh, how good it felt!

I knew I couldn’t afford a REAL pad. Pads are for celebrities. And for expert Price Scopers and royalty! Not for me. But I wanted one! It would be my first colored stone purchase. I had no idea what I was doing. I had no idea of what I didn’t know. Well, I decided life is too short… and so I went with it. I found a promising pad within my modest budget, and thanks to the help from some lovely ladies (and a few gents) over in the Colored Stones thread, I felt confident enough to buy my padparadscha.

I drooled over plenty of gorgeous settings, but in the end, it was no contest. I knew @ElleW was the designer I wanted. Her gorgeous Feuilles Dorees setting spoke to me. I asked her to tweak it just a bit for me, and together we came up with a few changes including an East-West orientation and a milgrained bezel to replace claw prongs. Elle worked her color magic and recommended a mix of white and rose gold. And, oh my…the results are SPECTACULAR! I am so IN LOVE with this ring!!!

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whitewave

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…. who made an incredible ring for me!

Really, I had no business buying a padparadscha sapphire in the first place. In fact, I’d never even heard of them before Price Scope! But I wanted one! Sapphire’s my birthstone and oh, how I love all shades of pink! And orange—I really like orange, too! Pink, orange, hot pink, baby pink, magenta, lipstick pink, blush, champagne pink, rose pink, tangerine, melon, mango, sunset pink, sunrise orange, salmon pink, peach pink, ballet slipper pink, pinky-pink, orangey-pink, pinkish-orange, lotus flower pink, PADPARADSCHA pink! I spent the past 25 years in a jewelry-free fog, busily attending to my marriage, my (small) children and my (large) bills, my demanding job. I went without an engagement ring or any other bling for years. There was no time, no energy and no money for such selfish indulgence. Well, things change and my inner sparkle fiend has come out with a vengeance. First, it was my CBI (that replaced the CZ…that had replaced a long period of nothing… that had replaced a really crappy diamond…). I felt so guilty for spending money on ME! But, oh, how good it felt!

I knew I couldn’t afford a REAL pad. Pads are for celebrities. And for expert Price Scopers and royalty! Not for me. But I wanted one! It would be my first colored stone purchase. I had no idea what I was doing. I had no idea of what I didn’t know. Well, I decided life is too short… and so I went with it. I found a promising pad within my modest budget, and thanks to the help from some lovely ladies (and a few gents) over in the Colored Stones thread, I felt confident enough to buy my padparadscha.

I drooled over plenty of gorgeous settings, but in the end, it was no contest. I knew @ElleW was the designer I wanted. Her gorgeous Feuilles Dorees setting spoke to me. I asked her to tweak it just a bit for me, and together we came up with a few changes including an East-West orientation and a milgrained bezel to replace claw prongs. Elle worked her color magic and recommended a mix of white and rose gold. And, oh my…the results are SPECTACULAR! I am so IN LOVE with this ring!!!

Pad Ring 1.jpg
Pad Ring 3 1.jpg
Pad Ring 4.jpg
Pad Ring 5.jpg
That ring is GORGEOUS!

Beautiful stone, crazy good setting. Congratulations!! :love::love::lickout:
 

LisaRN

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It's beautiful! I love the design elements. The bezel and lovely under gallery will allow the gorgeous pad to look clean and sparkly longer when wearing. The rose gold bezel also compliments the color of your Pad. Well done!
 

natasha-cupcake

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....................Thud...........

WOW! It's spectacular!
Thank you! I'm over the moon happy with it.

:kiss2: wowowow! enjoy it!
Thank you. I've been so impressed with your knowledge and advice to others. Your opinion really means a lot to me.

Wow, it is beyond gorgeous! Congrats on your well deserving beauty!
Thank you! I'm so happy with it.
WOW :love: That is AMAZING!!!!
Isn't it!? Elle is such a great designer!

What an awesome backstory and an amazing ring to go with it! I love everything about it! Congrats!
Thanks! I get a little excited, sometimes...

Be still my heart!! :eek2: What an amazingly gorgeous ring... LOVE it! :love::love::love: Congrats and enjoy her!
I'm definitely enjoying it! You have so many gorgeous pieces that I love. Your compliments mean a great deal to me.

That ring is GORGEOUS!

Beautiful stone, crazy good setting. Congratulations!! :love::love::lickout:
Thank you! The pad was nice before it was set, but it's positively singing in this setting. The saturation has deepened ever so slightly and the rather substantial tilt window has completely disappeared.

Oh my my my such perfection. Such beauty! We need more pics!
Thanks, Nala.
Hand shots are incoming!

Thank you, everyone! Your opinions mean so much to me. So many sophisticated jewelry connoisseurs, here--I've learned so much from all of you!
 

natasha-cupcake

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It's beautiful! I love the design elements. The bezel and lovely under gallery will allow the gorgeous pad to look clean and sparkly longer when wearing. The rose gold bezel also compliments the color of your Pad. Well done!
We need hand shots!!!! The color is absolutely lovely.
Love the east-west, love the bezel, love the under-carriage.
Thank you! The details on the ring are really exquisite. I can't stop staring at it!
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stracci2000

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OMG!!
Stunning!
Love, love,love the yummy milgrain!:love:
 

Mamabean

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Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! It’s amazing! :naughty:
 

rcjtraveler

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What an exquisite ring. The color of the pad is gorgeous and the setting is amazing with such beautiful detail. Enjoy and wear it in good health.
So glad I found this forum to see all these beauties.
 

peacechick

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Incredibly stunning, love all the details and the way it looks on your hand. No need to justify owning such a beauty. I think gems choose us as much as we choose them, and they come to us at the right time when we are meant to have them!
 
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