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ID-style Bracelet with re-modelled carre cut diamonds

dk168

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My ID-style bracelet has arrived, and I love it! :love: :love: :love:

Background:

I have a ring that my mum gave to me that I seldom wear as it did not fit and prefer to wear my own EC rings. It has 6 carre cut diamonds in it.

She also purchased 2 loose diamonds from the same parcel with setting them in earrings for me in mind when she had the ring made nearly 40 years ago. All 8 diamonds weighed 2.768ct, with the largest being the loose stones measuring 4mm x 4mm.

A pic of the original ring:
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Fast forward to 2016:

I was planning to have a DBTY bracelet made with 8 x 0.20ct stations, and decided against it as this style of bracelet may be too delicate for my chunky wrist and frame.

I decided on an ID-style bracelet for its chunkiness (I had one before and liked it), with the diamonds evenly spaced out on the plate with a Figaro chain, 7.75in in length, either in 14K WG or Platinum. Since I was supplying my own diamonds, I was able to afford platinum :bigsmile: .

Here is a pic of the CAD and the jeweller's pics taken using a phone:
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Here are pics of my own taken using my phone:
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Apart from one slight issue with the clasp being attached the wrong way round, an issue I tried to avoid in the first place by informing the jeweller that I shall always wear the bracelet on my right hand.

In hindsight, I should have been more specific and mentioned I would use my left thumb to pull the trigger open etc...

However, it is only a very minor issue, as I can flip the other end of the chain before attaching it to the clasp, and the chain will right itself when done up.

All in all, I am very happy with it, and have been wearing it all day. To me, it is very versatile, in that it can be worn day and night, on its own or bling up with more bracelets for dressier occasions.

Whether it will curb my desire for a bezel-set diamond tennis bracelet, only time will tell. However, right now, I shall enjoy wearing this bracelet as much as I can.

DK :love: :bigsmile:
 

Niel

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Super cool great way to reuse those stones!
 

redwood66

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I love this! It is substantial and still feminine. A platinum bracelet is a luxury I want some day.
 

Bayek

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Very very cool... I really think it's gorgeous.

:love: :love:
 

CRYSTAL24K

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I love how you repurposed the stones into your fabulous bracelet. I love it! :appl:
 

missy

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Beautiful. Love it! :love:
 

Alex T

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I don't think I've ever seen an ID bracelet like this before?! I really, really like it!
 

Yimmers

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This is really cool! Sorry about the clasp - that would be annoying. But the bracelet is awesome!
 

maccers

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That's lovely! It's so nice to see something new like that on PS. Wear it in good health!
 

Trekkie

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That is gorgeous! And doesn't it feel great to use something that was just sitting in the safe and feeling useless?

And well done on the platinum - I bet it feels super luxe! <3

Wear it in good health!
 

Rockinruby

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Very cool way to repurpose the stones! It turned out beautifully! :appl: :appl: :appl: Such a great look too! Well done! :clap:
 

luv2sparkle

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What a great way to use those stones! It looks like a piece that you can wear and never take off. A real signature piece. It looks lovely on you!!!!!!
 

dk168

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Thanks everyone for your kind words.

I have been wearing it as much as a I could, even indoors at home in the evening! :love:

It has sentimental as well as nostalgic values - I was there with my mum and a distant relative who helped to choose the diamonds from a parcel.

I believe it has curbed my desire for a bezel-set tennis bracelet.

DK :bigsmile:
 

LLJsmom

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dk168, so modern and cool!! Congratulations on resetting it so that you can get a lot of wear out of it now. WEll done!!
 

dk168

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just PERFECT!!!

my favorite diamond bracelet on the forum!
Thank you for the kind words!

Here you go, the underside of the middle section as requested via another thread.

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DK :))
 

dk168

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Thanks everyone for your kind words!

This old thread was before we started having reaction scores and notifications, sorry!

Just a quick update that the issues with the length and the clasp have been resolved, in that one of the longer links had been taken out and the clasp reversed early this year, both free of charge courtesy of Simon Wright who made my MRB bangle!

And this bracelet did not curb my desire for a diamond tennis bracelet! :roll2: :lol-2:

DK :))
 

naroo_11

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Not a big bracelet fan, but this looks like something I would love to wear.
It looks comfortable and versatile.
Good way to re-use family stones.
 
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