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IDJ "makeover" - from antique/vintage to modern u-prong!

Cinderella

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Hello PS :wavey:

a little background....purchased preloved ring from a PSer - Laila69 - hope you see this! and the ring just didn't fit the way I wanted, a little too tight, a little too much metal and I thought the diamonds were a little hidden, so to speak.

so two visits to ID Jewelry and speaking to Yekuteil, Shulamit, Joey and today, Jade - I asked them to make me a totally new settting. I had been pining for a u-prong, so I went for it! they are really great!! I believe Israel, the Father, made my ring. Saw him today, such a nice person!!

this is just to wear on my right hand for now, and I do like the way it looks with my E-ring, a good pointer size....

9 stone, 7 pointers, .65ct, WG, F/G SI "Pricescope" quality stones.
bright and sparkly!

***currently harboring a fantasy about the Tiffany & Co. shared setting .56, 7 stone wedding band. I really, really wamted a Tiffany classic solitaire for my engagement ring, but of course when I looked at what I would get for the money, I had to walk away....sadly!
So DF said I can get the wedding band, and tried it on, drank the Tiffany Kool-Aid, and fell totally in love!!! :love:
I love the profile against my ring (will post pics) and it is really low-set as everyone knows....just gorgeous... :lickout:

DiamondSeeker - if you see this, I also tried on the Legacy, which is GORGEOUS, as you know being a lucky owner :mrgreen: and it looks really nice against my ring and a strong contender - If i could, I would get both!! hahaha.....I will post some pics....but it is a little dainty for my hands.....(my hands used to be so nice, I am getting a complex!!) :shock:

so I have time to mull all that over and change my mind a few times.....so I have a pretty little ring to wear on my right hand for now :D

i def need a spacer with this size....they didn't think so, but the way my Tacori tilts and moves on the finger, I KNOW it will get damaged.....so suggestions, if there are any spacers that aren't just standard 1mm...for the future....

I had a 2mm to try on, but it really changed the look and I didn't care for it...will a 1mm be enough for protection?

pics on the way... :appl:

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Cinderella

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So I hope to get the Tiffany as my wedding ring - DF also picked a Tiffany ring!! I think I am rubbing off on him!! the ring was so heavy!!!

here is his - 6mm

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Laila619

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Holy cow, how cool is that!! It looks amazing. Those diamonds sparkle even more now! What a great idea! Kudos to Yekutiel and the team too. :clap:
 

Cinderella

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Thanks Laila!! :dance:

Just picked it up today :Up_to_something:

Everyone is always changing their settings, I figured I would give it a go :naughty:

Didn't think you would mind, since you already parted with it...Yekuteil recognized the ring right away :geek:
 

motownmama

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Obviously you already had the diamonds; approx how much was your new setting? I may do a redo too!
 

Bayek

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Hello.. I love what you have done.. I think the uprong looks wonderful with your set.. great idea!

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tyty333

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Love, love, love the u-prong. It turned out lovely!

(Full disclosure...I have an IDJ uprong 7 stone :lickout: )
 

Queenie60

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It looks great! Nice redo. Once again Yekutiel and IDJ got the job done! Can't say enough good about them. Enjoy your beautiful new ring. :love:
 

Laila619

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Cinderella|1458955261|4011161 said:
Thanks Laila!! :dance:

Just picked it up today :Up_to_something:

Everyone is always changing their settings, I figured I would give it a go :naughty:

Didn't think you would mind, since you already parted with it...Yekuteil recognized the ring right away :geek:
Haha, I'm not surprised, I drove him crazy with that ring!

I'm so glad you did this, because you turned it into something you really love!! :love: The diamonds sparkle so much more in the U prong. I like your DF's new Tiff band too, so classy!
 

Cinderella

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hi Motown - it was VERY reasonable. I don't know want to give numbers because I am sure it is case-by-case, depending on ring styles, etc. But it was not bad at all and I didn't want it to sit in my jewelry box....


We didn't order the Tiffany ring(s) yet....I am leaning towards the Legacy, and I can always stack them....but i LOVE The Tiffany shared setting....and i WANT it in the worst way!!

So we shall see......

Thanks everyone :appl: I have some new sparklies to look at - and that is always a good thing!
 

MissGotRocks

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It looks really beautiful - so glad you were able to repurpose the stones in such a classic ring!
 

Alex T

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Cinderella, this is a beautiful transformation! The previous setting was lovely, vintage looking & very detailed. More stand alone. The new setting, to me personally, is better. I like clean straight lines etc. I think this is a fantastic change & suits your engagement ring & hand perfectly :love:
 

diamondseeker2006

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Oh, that really turned out great!!! :appl: I like the new setting!

I love the Legacy with the 2620 (which I think your e-ring is)!!! I have tried those on together and think that is a perfect combination!!! I also love the .56 shared setting band, BUT I like that the most with a Tiffany knife edge solitaire e-ring. In fact, once upon a time I had a 7 stone Memoire band to wear with my solitaire, but I sold it because I loved the Legacy the most even with my Tiffany repro e-ring.

I think it is nice to have an extra band, though, for times you don't want to wear the wedding set. So you could use the IDJ band for that!
 

azstonie

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Its beautiful, looks great, so pretty on your hand and with you other rings! Thank you for sharing, enjoy!! :love: :appl: :wavey:
 

Cinderella

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DiamondSeeker, ever since you planted the Legacy seed, it has been growing and growing!! I absolutely LOVE the Tiffany shared setting, but the whole spacer thing is ruining the look to me.....And I feel like my Tacori kind of tilts while wearing it, so I think I would need at least a 1.5mm spacer. i had a 2mm that I also ordered and returned to "try on" and it just didn't look that good against another "try-on" ring (the Annette 3/4, 10 pts - way too big and high) that I got from WF - just to see if it was "workable" and just wearing it for a few hours trying to decide if I was "forcing" the look - scratched the basket of my Tacori! And so now I am really re-thinking the whole thing! :read:

This IDJ band wasn't really meant to be a "wedding" ring (totally holding out for the Tiffany - whichever one!) but of course tried it on with my e-ring....and the 7 pts are a nice size....

the Legacy is really winning the race for me! I just worry that it is too petite for me....bit I have time....but one thing for sure, my Tacori ring is super comfy and the thinner bands def are an advantage when it is hot and humid out!

And I have seen your Memoire band with your ring and I really like the Legacy better. And frankly, your enthusiasm for that ring is contagious!! :Up_to_something: and you have nice hands, so the daintiness of the ring looks great on you. :appl:

And the larger Legacy didn't work either....too wide...but very pretty!!

Any opinion on channel Tiffany bands, sparkle factor, etc.? I really just looked at the two styles....but I want to look at them all before I decide!! luckily the store is about 15 minutes from me!

Thank you everyone! I am enjoying this little ring on my right hand, that's for sure! And it is a great way to decide if a ring like this will have the "spinning" factor or not.....and it isn't that bad....so far!

The Pricescoper dilemmas! Too many beautiful rings - I realize that is a big problem!! I think we all like a few different styles and admire so many that we yen to change our settings - I totally think I will be "one of them" at some point in my life!! (Vatche U113 is calling my name!!) LOL!!!
 

diamondseeker2006

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Oh, gosh, I hear you 100%!!! Truly I am always torn between antique style settings and classics like Tiffany! One reason I fear resetting my AVR is that I do love the Vatche U113 and am afraid I would miss it if I changed to an antique style setting that would probably better suit the diamond! But at least I have the touch of milgrain on the Legacy band to give me just a little antique style!

One think you can do if you do get the Legacy band is to get a third thin band to wear in the middle. Two that come to mind are Victor Canera's beautiful engraved band (Caysie van Bebber/LAD has one, too), and maybe a round bezel band.

http://www.beverleyk.com/bands/stackable/r129-d-d.html

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Cinderella

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Your ring is gorgeous and I wouldn't touch it!!

Thank you for link, I will look at them....

I originally wanted the classic Tiffany ring in the worst way....however, when I went there and looked at the prices of their solitaires, I had no choice.....then my hunt began.....although We spent WAY too much on my Tacori setting (sometimes wonder if I could have just gotten Tiffany by the time all was said and done...but would have been closer to a carat, and at least mine is a 1.44) I didn't even know about the Vatche and I always get upset that I rushed my decision and ring search - I think I waited so long for the "go-ahead" from my BF - that I ran with it because I didn't want some other gigantic expense to get in my way! (It is always something!) hahaha

HINDSIGHT, right? And in the midst of it all, I came upon PS, but it was already too late to change... :wall: so I am always a little bummed and mad because it was all my fault! he did ask me "want to go back to Tiffany"? "No, I can get more diamond for my $$" and that was that.....and I LOVE my ring, but it is a PIA to clean!!! i can never get the pavilion and it drives me nuts!! And trust me, I have poured through every thread and I have tried it all! I soak it every night in the Tiffany cleaner - I really like it the best - and use the brush, and blow dry it!! (Stop laughing at me now!!) :D

So if it still bothers me down the road, I am gonna seriously consider upgrading!

These are what I call "fun problems!" (Sorta!) there are much worse things in life, as we all know, but this is a nice alternative to the real stuff!

Anyway - Happy Easter to all who celebrate!
 

sue011312

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WOW! it's very pretty - very classic too. I have a ring sitting in my box that is screaming for makeover like this one. I'll have to ID.
 

Cinderella

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Thanks - and yes, i didn't want it to just sit in my jewelry box either...good luck with your makeover if you should decide to go that route...... :dance:
 

Haven

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What a gorgeous transformation! I loved the ring before, and I love the new ring, too. It looks fabulous with your set!
 

CRYSTAL24K

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Beautiful! It looks great with your e-ring and the other bands that you have photographed. Enjoy! :wavey:
 

gemgirl

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That was a great choice for a diamond face lift. It's a classic! Enjoy!
 
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