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Introducing my 3.92ct OEC Victor Canera split-shank halo

anne_h

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Hi everyone,

Thanks to those who have followed my journey and expressed interest in seeing the finished product.

To recap - I did my stone hunt this spring, found one in early summer, Victor finished the ring ~July and I've been wearing it since. I've put off showing it here as I wanted time to do "proper" photos - but that's never seeming to happen so we finally just took some this weekend and are going with that!

This dream upgrade project was made possible by a great stock pick of DH's that (finally) paid off. So thanks P for that!! :)

My original e-ring stone was a 1.5ct modern cushion from ERD. Although I worked with a number of great PS vendors to try to find my OEC (shoutout to Grace of JbEG, Adam at OWD, SingleStone and Jon at GOG), in the end it was Mark again at ERD who pulled the proverbial rabbit out of the hat (for awhile it felt like I'd *never* find something).

Anyways! And then it was onto Victor Canera, whom I cannot recommend highly enough!! Not only was he so lovely to work with as a person and vendor, but he really knows his stuff, technically and artistically. The final product was delivered on time (pretty quick to boot!), and I found his pricing very reasonable, considering it's all custom and 100% hand-made & casting-free. I am a convert!!

So - forgive us for the pics, they did not turn out as nice as we'd hoped, we may do more later, but for now we are just too busy.

I am *loving* this ring. It's sparkly and gorgeous, and I love having an antique stone!

Oh, the stone stats for those interested:

3.92 ct
I SI2 (GIA)
~9.4mm x ~9.9mm
Shape: Roundish / cushion-y

Although "eye clean" to most people at 12", I can usually spot the white crystal inclusion under the table. Personally, this does not bother me, I really like this stone. I also like the Kozibe effect in the end (never used to think I would!)

To top it all off, Victor requested and was enthusiastically granted permission to name this halo split-shank style after me. So yes, on his website, you can now find the "Anne Marie" offering (!!) I was so tickled. I will be thrilled if/when another PSer ever orders this setting.

Oh yeah, I guess I should put the setting specs for those interested:

- 1.8mm halo
- 2.0mm shank (~1.6mm where it splits)
- Shallow u-cut pave
- Wire-based design (vs plate/tube)

The setting itself has ~0.87ct in it. So all together, the stone plus setting is a little under 5ct. I wear a size 4.5 ring.

One word of advice - I find having the ring wire-based makes it *feel* larger than 4.5 (slides up and down the finger so easily - so comfortable), so I will need to have it sized down a little at some point. Victor has strongly suggested laser welding, so I will have to go with that.

And without further ado, here is my ring!

Thanks for reading,

Anne

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(more pics coming momentarily)
 

anne_h

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anne_392ring_back.jpg
(indoor poorly-lit shot of the ring from the back - how cute is that donut! lol)

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(another indoor poorly-lit and not so in focus shot, just liked how it showed the crown a little - I really like the higher crown, and those facets!)

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(the stone alone, in one of the original shots I got from ERD)
 

slg47

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anne, thank you so much for coming back to share pictures!!! your ring is beautiful and I think you pictures look good too :)
 

minmin001

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gorgeous ring!! thank you for sharing!! :love: :love: :love:
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

SMASHING! (yes all caps!!! :bigsmile: ) Such beautiful hands too! Congrats and wear it in health!

cheers--Sharon
 

m-2-b

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So beautiful and well executed! The setting makes your diamond look huge!

Can we see a little further distance shot, also? Thanks for sharing!
 

diamondseeker2006

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Wow, that is just very beautiful! :love: :love: :love:
 

Laila619

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That stone ERD found for you is just INCREDIBLE! I can see why it was the winner!

Gorgeous ring, congrats!
 

ChloeTheGreat

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Hubba Hubba! That is a beautiful ring! Wear it in good health.
 

OCmom3xboys

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Oh my, what a gorgeous ring! Perfect finger coverage, too :appl:
 

Amys Bling

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wow- stunning!
 

CaprineSun

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:o :shock: :-o :love: :love: :love: :appl: :appl: :appl: :o :o :-o :-o :shock: :shock: :love: !!!!
 

stci

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OMG! What a beauty! Congratulations! :love: :love:
 

bright ice

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An absolutely GORGEOUS ring! I love everything about it. It looks beautiful on you. Enjoy!!
 

MrsBettyBoop

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Gorgeous! Imagine my husband's horror when I let him know that I think my next step should look more like 4 carats. That's my new favorite size!! :love: :appl:
 

daintyG

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Wow, wow, wow! That is gorgeous. You are so lucky to have it. Enjoy! :D
 

mrssalvo

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Wow, simply stunning,, :love: :love:
 

Snooper

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Stunning! You have my dream ring, congrats it's breathtaking!!
 

ame

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SC86

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Stunning!! One of the best rings on PS!! :love: :love: :love: :love:
 

happybear

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Breathtaking!!! :love: :appl: :love: :appl:
I can absolutely see a PSer getting that setting from VC. Victor is so sweet to name the setting after you!
 

maplefemme

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Anne, WOW! :love:
It's beyond stunning, what a ring, it's beautiful..and that rock :o
I remember when you were looking for your stone, it was worth the wait, and Victor's work is as impressive as ever...
 

Nomsdeplume

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This is beautiful!
 

purplesilk

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:lickout: ...beyond gorgeous!!! ... :lickout:
 

mitsui4

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OMG, that is such a gorgeous stone and certainly a great ring setting. Everything is perfect!!! :love:
 

chupiechow

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Love it! Your patience paid off, the stone is Gorgeous :love:
 

Mayk

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The stone is amazing... And that setting is PURE perfection.... That setting mKes my heart sing! :love: :love: :love: togethe just amazing!
 

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Gorgeous, one of the most beautiful halos I have seen!
 
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