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Ideas for my Good Old Gold Prize of $500?

Gypsy

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At the Annual Pricescope Get Together in Vegas last weekend I won a very generous $500 gift certificate donated by Good Old Gold.

I am not going to be able to add any funds to the pot right now. But I haven't used my 10K prize from Andrey of $100.

My thanks to both PS and GOG!

So that brings the total up to $600.

So what should I plan to do with it (I need some fun day dreaming right now to cheer me)??

Major pieces I own:

Asscher (square emerald cut) engagement ring with plain shank halo setting by Steven Kirsch ( current halo and gallery are by Steven) and Ocean Pearlman (shank is by Ocean) : [URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-steven-kirsch-halo-re-set-is-here.158813/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-steven-kirsch-halo-re-set-is-here.158813/[/URL]

Matching pave 1/2 eternity wedding band by Scott Kay through Pearlmans.

Marguerite Pendant by BGD: http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/home/ring-details/?product_id=5458

DBY necklace with old cuts [URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-new-odds-and-ends-necklace-by-bgd.158058/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-new-odds-and-ends-necklace-by-bgd.158058/[/URL]

Diamond Clover Earrings by Kraiko through Pearlmans: [URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/kraiko-18k-and-diamond-earrings-from-pearlmans.135223/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/kraiko-18k-and-diamond-earrings-from-pearlmans.135223/[/URL]

And my Aurora Band which I am planning on getting sized for my right hand before the end of the year: [URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-bgd-aurora-1-2-eternity-is-ready-and-on-the-way.154113/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-bgd-aurora-1-2-eternity-is-ready-and-on-the-way.154113/[/URL]

So... what should I get?

I don't have studs, but I want upgradable studs if I do get some and I would want at least 1.0 ctw (eventually 2.0 to 2.5 ctw). Which means saving up, especially with diamond prices right now. Since the giftcard is to GOG I would likely want August Vintage Rounds in J/K/L.

I could get jackets, if they have them and also get some lovely BRIGHT red spinels I have set into studs and then I'd have a lovely pair of alternate earrings... and the jackets would work with my studs eventually (I'd get them to fit 1/2 carat each stones).

Pear Diamond for a solitaire pendant. But I already have two pendants, and although I REALLY want pear pendant, I think my neck bling is probably good for now.

I can't wear hoops, my ears aren't pierced right.

So... suggestions? What would get from GOG? I am happy to save up for whatever it is... but I would like to know what I would be saving toward!

(P.S. I love all colors from D-Z of diamonds. And my clarity requirements are eye-clean only. )
 

monarch64

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Jackets and spinels, fo' shiz. You've already explained the reasons, this is the perfect opportunity to go ahead and get them. Plenty of bright future ahead for you to think about other "dream" projects. Use these current gifts to snag some things you've already been wanting. Just my opinion.... but you ASKED FOR IT! xoxo :wavey:
 

dragonfly411

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monarch64|1307600430|2941427 said:
Jackets and spinels, fo' shiz. You've already explained the reasons, this is the perfect opportunity to go ahead and get them. Plenty of bright future ahead for you to think about other "dream" projects. Use these current gifts to snag some things you've already been wanting. Just my opinion.... but you ASKED FOR IT! xoxo :wavey:

fo' shiz x 2
 

diamondseeker2006

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I think jackets for .5 ct. diamonds (5.1MM) would be a great idea for the gift money! You probably wouldn't have to save too much more to get them!
 

Gypsy

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I'll give them a call about the jackets on Monday... see what kind of trouble I can get into.

I wish I had some calipers. I can't remember what the mm size of the spinels is... if they are 4 or 5 mm. If they are five I can get them in martinis if they are smaller I can get them in silver bezels and still have them work great with the jackets.


Other ideas are much appreciated. You guys always have great suggestions. What would you do with 600 to GOG if it were you?
 
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