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I have found THE ONE! 2.21ct OEC in an antique setting!

armywife13

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A few months ago, I woke up at 3 am over here in S Korea to the email alert on my phone...it was one of the sneak peek emails from Jewels by Grace. Totally worth waking up in the middle of the night for, right? Well, I was half asleep and scrolling through the items and then something caught my eye, a beautiful 2.21 M/N OEC. Unfortunately, I fell back asleep mid-email to Grace inquiring about the stone! ACK! By the time I woke up in the morning and sent out the email, the diamond was already on hold. Grace let me know I was next in line, so I (im)patiently waited, expecting the person ahead of me would purchase it. Lucky for me, a week later I heard the stone was available! Of course I responded to Grace with a big ol', "YESSSSSS it is miiiiiiine!!!!"

The next step was to find a setting. While I was "patiently" waiting to hear about the fate of the stone, I saw a picture of the stone in an antique setting very similar to Circe's beauty. It hadn't been listed and there was no folder of pictures on it, so as soon as I found out I was able to get the stone, I asked about the setting. Again, I lucked out-it was available and my stone fit!

I can't say enough about Grace-she was absolutely amazing through the whole process!!!

I won't even pretend that my pictures are anywhere near as nice as Grace's, so here is the link to her pictures:
http://jewelsbygrace.smugmug.com/Client-Folders-/225-for-S
http://jewelsbygrace.smugmug.com/Loose-Diamonds/SOLD-Loose-Diamonds/221ct-Old-European-Cut-Diamond/

Stone info:
2.21ct M/N, SI(pronged chip), 8.38mmx8.34mm
 

armywife13

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My first picture is my little OEC family. The studs are .96ctw K/L VS OECs in milgrain bezels from LAD. The bangle is from JbG. It is 14k brushed rg, with .70ctw H/I OECs I purchased from the preloved section. And of course, in the middle is my beauty, the 2.21 OEC!

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Monnyjay

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So glad you found "the one", it was meant to be yours. Lovely collection you have :wavey:
 

kalomeli

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It looks gorgeous on you!! :love: :love: :love:

Any profile shots? (Pretty please!)
 

laurenk

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Gorgeous!! And I always love to hear a great story behind a purchase. It was meant to be!! Enjoy
 

armywife13

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Thank you, Monnyjay, kalomeli, and laurenk! I really do think it was meant to be!

Kalomeli, yes I do. I would be happy to post them! But for some reason I can't get attachments to work right now, I have been trying to post the last few pictures for over an hour now. Hopefully I will be able post them soon. If you do not want to wait, the link to Grace's page shows some beautiful pictures of the setting. She is a MUCH better photographer than I am! ;))
 

Confection10

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Gorgeous, gorgeous fishtail ring! I love that setting style. Overall great collection of old diamonds :appl:
 

missy

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Gorgeous ring and beautiful collection! :love:
Wear in health and happiness. :appl:
 

RandG

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Fantastic collection! I love the earrings and bracelet, but the ring is a show stopper! Congratulations on finding such a beautiful old cut stone!
 

SB621

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Oh my Twin (for names and love of diamonds) I"M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!! You deserve all the bling in the world! I don't know how you pulled this show stopper off but once again you put together an AMAZING PIECE!!!!!!!!!!!!! This ring is just everything I love! Enjoy!!!!! and more pictures!!!!!!!!!

Love,
The other S Twinnie!
 

kathley

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Beautiful ring and I love the diamond in that particular setting!
 

arkieb1

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Congrats, beautiful ring and the bracelet is amazing as well!!!!
 

phale

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I love everything about your ring. The stone is stunning, one of the most beautiful facetings. The setting is gorgeous, I wish I could find one like that. It's more special that an antique stone meets an antique setting. It's all meant to be. Congrats and I'm super happy for ya :)
 

m-2-b

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I love how your new ER matches all of your other pieces perfectly! I'm glad you went back to a solitaire! :appl:
 

Rosebloom

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Oh my goodness gracious!!!!!! I love LOVE love each piece. Wow!!

Do you have a profile shot of the earrings?

Also if you are comfortable sharing, why did you decide to go with a solitaire over your five stone?
 

thecat

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Wow, it's gorgeous! Good pairing of diamond with setting. They are made for each other.
 

Resonance.Of.Life

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Yay! I am so happy that it is the one for you. The stone and the setting fit so perfectly together!
 

k_darling

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The faceting is fabulous and the whole ring looks just perfect on your hands. Congrats on finding your "one!" :appl: :appl: :appl:
 

missymoo

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That is soooo gorgeous!!! Are you sure it's M/N ?? It looks so white and beautiful. Love your pictures!!!! :love: :love: :love:
 

kalomeli

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What a beautiful ring! I love the profile shots. :love:
 
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