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#JOTW Introducing...Miss Emma!

Tonks

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Dec 27, 2017
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This ring is an antique that came to me as an inheritance on the death of my beloved grandmother last year. I have wonderful memories of her wearing it. The ring started off life as a watch cover. The ring shank was added later.

I’ve had it for some time but haven’t posted it until now for several reasons. For starters, I wasn’t sure I was going to keep it set this way. The stones have a lot of negative space, and I toyed with the idea of a re-set to push them closer together.

Size: I also liked the idea of making the overall diameter of the ring a bit smaller, as it seemed a bit much for anything other than cocktail wear. I thought about making it a pendant.

Also, due to age and wear, one of the stones on the outer octagonal frame is chipped significantly, and in most lights it shows as dark. I was toying with the idea of replacing it.

But then, one cold night this winter, my fingers were shrunk to the point that wearing this out on my ring finger felt insecure. So I flipped it over to my middle finger. And ta -dah! A whole new relationship with this ring began. For some reason, the diameter that felt too cocktailish on my ring finger is perfectly comfortable when worn on my middle finger, even in the middle of the day with jeans. (Why? I have no idea.)

And as I have worn it, I have grown to love the tiny imperfections that at first I thought to fix. The dark diamond on the frame seems almost like a beauty mark. The negative space between the stones allows me to really appreciate the different cuts.

Most importantly, it is a beautiful reminder of a lovely lady who was a great influence on my life.

There’s a fabulous Emma Watson quote that sums things up here: “There’s nothing interesting about looking perfect—you lose the point. You want what you’re wearing to say something about you, about who you are.”

I have decided to name the ring Emma. And to wear her and love her exactly as she is. (Though I do need to size her to make things more comfy for that middle finger).
Anyway—THE DETAILS.
1 emerald cut, .52, I, SI1
4 old mine cuts, each approximately .27 (4.3 mm), I-J, SI1 to SI2.
4 round brilliants, each approximately 2.3 mm, H-I, VS1.
Octagonal frame is bead set old European single cuts, H-J, VS1-SI1.
Estimated tcw from recent appraisal: 2.68

B4D5A596-D4BC-41AA-AA8D-AA3611C73BBB.jpeg AAE54BE4-729C-4851-8818-278FCCABE3E2.jpeg 53E041BD-AF05-4F82-8105-264427455B65.jpeg 36E78C6E-49BA-43CC-96E7-9CE2838338F6.jpeg A13D316B-B4EC-41FB-9725-BE7C0B43A065.jpeg 513C555B-6D52-4DC1-9AA5-5327B695CB8A.jpeg
 

Austina

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It’s lovely @Tonks , so unusual and special, and a wonderful memory of your grandma.
 

Acinom

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What a beauty. Such intricate and beautiful detailing!

Enjoy wearing your meaningful and stunning ring
 

Diamond*Dana

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Very pretty. Wear it in good health :mrgreen2:
 

athenaworth

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Jun 19, 2010
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OMG I just about fell over in my seat. That ring is everything! I love it so much! Thank you for sharing her.
 

Alex T

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Fab-u-lous!!!!!!!!!!!

It's a really unusual, eye catching ring & I love the thought process you've been through. Your grandmother was obviously a special lady to have such a stunning piece - enjoy wearing it!
 

ILikeShiny

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I Love It. I mean, I freaking LOVE it!!! The character in that ring is just everything. And I 1000% agree about it being a middle finger ring. It is meant to be right there, shouting at the world for attention.

Truly a lovely piece, from its outward beauty to its touching history.
 

foxinsox

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WOW!! What an amazing gloriously exuberant and sparkly ring. I’ll bet your grandmother was quite a character to wear such a fantastic piece. It’s beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us!
 

pearaffair

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Love the quote, love the ring, love the sentiment. Wow. I wouldn’t change a thing!
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

How wonderful!

cheers--Sharon
 

Mamabean

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Mar 31, 2018
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This ring is an antique that came to me as an inheritance on the death of my beloved grandmother last year. I have wonderful memories of her wearing it. The ring started off life as a watch cover. The ring shank was added later.

I’ve had it for some time but haven’t posted it until now for several reasons. For starters, I wasn’t sure I was going to keep it set this way. The stones have a lot of negative space, and I toyed with the idea of a re-set to push them closer together.

Size: I also liked the idea of making the overall diameter of the ring a bit smaller, as it seemed a bit much for anything other than cocktail wear. I thought about making it a pendant.

Also, due to age and wear, one of the stones on the outer octagonal frame is chipped significantly, and in most lights it shows as dark. I was toying with the idea of replacing it.

But then, one cold night this winter, my fingers were shrunk to the point that wearing this out on my ring finger felt insecure. So I flipped it over to my middle finger. And ta -dah! A whole new relationship with this ring began. For some reason, the diameter that felt too cocktailish on my ring finger is perfectly comfortable when worn on my middle finger, even in the middle of the day with jeans. (Why? I have no idea.)

And as I have worn it, I have grown to love the tiny imperfections that at first I thought to fix. The dark diamond on the frame seems almost like a beauty mark. The negative space between the stones allows me to really appreciate the different cuts.

Most importantly, it is a beautiful reminder of a lovely lady who was a great influence on my life.

There’s a fabulous Emma Watson quote that sums things up here: “There’s nothing interesting about looking perfect—you lose the point. You want what you’re wearing to say something about you, about who you are.”

I have decided to name the ring Emma. And to wear her and love her exactly as she is. (Though I do need to size her to make things more comfy for that middle finger).
Anyway—THE DETAILS.
1 emerald cut, .52, I, SI1
4 old mine cuts, each approximately .27 (4.3 mm), I-J, SI1 to SI2.
4 round brilliants, each approximately 2.3 mm, H-I, VS1.
Octagonal frame is bead set old European single cuts, H-J, VS1-SI1.
Estimated tcw from recent appraisal: 2.68

B4D5A596-D4BC-41AA-AA8D-AA3611C73BBB.jpeg AAE54BE4-729C-4851-8818-278FCCABE3E2.jpeg 53E041BD-AF05-4F82-8105-264427455B65.jpeg 36E78C6E-49BA-43CC-96E7-9CE2838338F6.jpeg A13D316B-B4EC-41FB-9725-BE7C0B43A065.jpeg 513C555B-6D52-4DC1-9AA5-5327B695CB8A.jpeg
Wow! Beautiful story and such a beautiful ring! :love:
 

virgo9

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Aug 10, 2012
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Such a stunning ring and so happy you are able to enjoy her as your grandmother had - so special!! Thank you for sharing! :love:
 

yennyfire

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How absolutely fabulous and unique and I love that wearing her reminds you of your grandmother! Thanks for sharing her with us!
 

Bron357

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It’s absolutely fabulous exactly as it is! You don’t want a “cookie cutter” design when you have something like that!
Enjoy your grandmas excellent taste!
 

omd21

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Jun 8, 2014
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Wow! What a beautiful ring! I’m so sorry about the loss of your grandma. How wonderful that you’ll be able to remember her wearing this, and have a piece of her wherever you go.

I lost my grandma several years ago as well. We were extremely close and I am grateful to have the wedding band she wore for 50 years of marriage to my grandpa. It’s my most prized material possession.

I too love Emma Watson. My teenage daughter and I follow her on Insta. We love how she uses her fame for great causes, and everything she stands for. I think Emma is a very well chosen name for your grandma’s beautiful ring.
 

stracci2000

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A fabulous keepsake! Gorgeous!
 

LLJsmom

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YES!!! Wear that ring EVERY DAY!!! Fabulous for a right hand, middle finger ring. :love::love::love:
 

goldenfire

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This is soooo amazing!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! I love the ring on your middle finger too, I have also found that for larger rings like this, my middle finger works better than ring finger and takes the wearability to a new level. I can totally see how jeans and this ring would work and a little black dress would look stunning to and anything in between. It's gorgeous!
 

Tonks

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Wow, you guys are all awesome! Thank you all for the wonderful comments. It is a special piece, and I’m so glad to have shared it with you.
 

Queenie60

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Unique, beautiful and quite special. Thank you for sharing this lovely and enjoy it and all of the memories and sentiment behind it.
 

dkata

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What a unique ring! I have never seen something similar. Don’t change a thing on it, it’s perfect!
 
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