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nala

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Love me a gorgeous make-over! Nicely done!
I love that setting!!! The ribbons and baguettes and yummmm
 

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Thank you all so much for your sweet comments. This ring has been a long time coming. I couldn’t decide what to do with the diamond but knew I wanted to reset it. Coming across the opal ring and having it happen to be the right size for the diamond was pure luck!

I think of this ring as rather fancy for me so I call it my fancy pants ring but I will still be rocking it to Shoprite ;-)
 

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Thanks @MamaBee, I just buy what I love and it’s so wonderful to have fellow jewelry lovers to share with. I always enjoy seeing all the new sparklies!
 

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Thanks @MamaBee, I just buy what I love and it’s so wonderful to have fellow jewelry lovers to share with. I always enjoy seeing all the new sparklies!

You really have a knack for it. I have trouble finding stones to set in my settings..You just see a stone or setting and get such great ideas!
 

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You really have a knack for it. I have trouble finding stones to set in my settings..You just see a stone or setting and get such great ideas!

Aw well thank you, you are too sweet. Just keep looking and I bet you will find the perfect stones for your settings. It takes a bit but it’s so fun to see the transformation!

You also have an amazing diamond ring collection and an upgrade on the way...very exciting!
 

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The sun finally came out today to I got these quick before breakfast:

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This one was taken indoors:
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Pretty! It looks so brilliant and lively!
I just love the swirly motif and of course the marquise shapes!

Here's a question......was the head replaced to accommodate the new stone, or am I seeing the same basket and prongs that held the opal? I always like to see the underside and know about these structural details. You know, because I have swapped stones myself on my own jewelry. I am just a guerilla jeweler. I want to know what the professionals do!
 
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Pretty! It looks so brilliant and lively!
I just love the swirly motif and of course the marquise shapes!

Here's a question......was the head replaced to accommodate the new stone, or am I seeing the same basket and prongs that held the opal? I always like to see the underside and know about these structural details. You know, because I have swapped stones myself on my own jewelry. I am just a guerilla jeweler. I want to know what the professionals do!

I’m not sure if this picture is of any use. I’m pretty sure it’s the same head and prongs, at least it looks like it. I’m so glad I was able to find a setting for this diamond, so glad I had a change of heat about selling it!

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I’m not sure if this picture is of any use. I’m pretty sure it’s the same head and prongs, at least it looks like it. I’m so glad I was able to find a setting for this diamond, so glad I had a change of heat about selling it!

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Yes, it looks like the same prongs.
What good luck that the swap was perfect!
Did you say that DK did this for you?
 

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Yes, it looks like the same prongs.
What good luck that the swap was perfect!
Did you say that DK did this for you?

No, this was my local jeweler, I was originally going to send the Lightbox diamond and the setting to DK. Once I found out this diamond would work, I couldn’t stomach the idea of sending it through the mail, especially with all the delays. If it got lost or stolen I would be devastated.
 

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No, this was my local jeweler, I was originally going to send the Lightbox diamond and the setting to DK. Once I found out this diamond would work, I couldn’t stomach the idea of sending it through the mail, especially with all the delays. If it got lost or stolen I would be devastated.

I understand! I am still hesitant to order anything.
I think your local guy, who may be a little nutty, does good work!
 
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