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Jewelry Remodel Part One

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Sundial

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Hubby and I agreed that we weren't going to get any expensive gifts for Christmas this year since we took our big vacation in October, but I did manage to convince him to let me do a little "remodeling" of some of my existing jewelry. When I got my three stone ring last year I had the one carat G SI2 diamond from my old ring put into this Claude Thibaudeau platinum ring to wear on my right hand. I just had my jeweler remove the diamond (he is making it into a custom pendant for me, that will be part two when it is ready). He brought in some pink sapphires for me to look at and this is the one I chose for this ring. Here is a merged before and after pic. I really like the change!

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KimberlyH

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Sundial,

First, I love that setting. Second, I love the pink sapphire in that setting!
 

Anastasia

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That is beautiful! I can''t wait to see the pendant. How are you setting it?
 

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Sundial, that pink sapphire really POPS in your setting! Yum yum!
 

Sundial

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Thanks Kimberly, Anastasia, and DeeJay! I am really pleased with the way it turned out and I think it makes a better right hand ring now. As for the pendant I talked to my jeweler about some type of halo setting and he suggested more of a cluster type arrangment with 3/4 total carats of small diamonds around the solitaire with a bezel on the outside. It should be ready before Christmas and I'll post pics. He had a pendant like this in his store and it was gorgeous.
 

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It really makes the new ring very feminine with that bright pink color. I love it! What type of pendant are you going to make with the diamond?
 

Tacori E-ring

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Very pretty. It is a great shade of pink.
 

Kaleigh

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I adore pink sapphires and it looks awesome in your ring Sundial!!!!
 

Sundial

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Thank you so much KC, Tacori, DS, and Lisa!!! I am enjoying having some color again and this will also solve my need for a bigger pendant since I upgraded my studs. Don''t you have a pink sapphire ring too Lisa???
 

Rock Candy

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Sundial,

Remodeling is such fun, isn’t it? The pink sapphire look beautiful in that setting!!! Congrats!!!
 

Jewels

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Ohhh....I love remodeling esp. jewelry remodeling. I think the pink sapphire looks even better than the diamond in that setting! Love it!! I can't wait to see your pendant.
 

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Wow that is great! I love a two fer! Cannot wait to see the pendant, what is your idea for it?

I took my original e ring that was in a paved bezel and just re set it. It was an exisiting necklace that I bought that had a similarly sized blue topaz. I swaped my e ring stone for the blue one and now have a pendant with a halo and the halo has an airline around the stone. I am putting the blue stone in my old setting, since I hope the color will freshen the setting up a bit. I am excited because the two stones were the same dimensions so that the swaped worked well.
 

Sundial

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Jewelry remodeling IS fun isn''t it? Maybe we need a whole thread on this!
Thank you for your kind comments Rock Candy, Jewels, and Diamondfan. Sounds like you made a pretty good gemstone swap too DF, now where are the pictures???
 

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I have the new diamond necklace, not the one with the blue stone yet. I can try to get a decent photo and ask Irina to post it...probably later when my kids are finally in bed. I love remodeling things. The jeweler thought I was a genius because I got the necklace for not a lot, and it save custom work and labor. It just happened to work out perfectly!
 

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I love how this turned out! I thought it was stunning before with the diamond and I was sad you changed it...but I changed my mind when I looked at the pink!
 

elsie

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Wow, the pink is such a great contrast with the platinum. Can''t wait to see the pendant!
 

Sundial

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Thank you Facetfire and Elsie! We''ve all been working on nice new jewelry projects haven''t we? Diamondfan I hope you can get a picture of your necklace to Irina to post for us!!!
 

jfo

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That''s a beautiful pink sapphire! I love the style of your setting as well! They really look great together!
 

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Ok, I''ve been in a hole and didn''t see this. All the sudden I logged on and saw the new avatar. I''ve been really busy at work and haven''t had the energy to reply a lot lately. This is just gorgeous Sundial. You have wonderful taste.
I agree with someone starting a thread on remodeling. Such a great idea.
 

Sundial

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Thank you Jfo and Julia! I like your new avatar too Julia and it is so sweet of you to take time out from a busy work schedule to find my thread!!!
 

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Love the color on that pink sapph you put in the setting! It looks wonderful.
 

Leila

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Sundial, I love the pink sapphire! It''s so pretty!
 

diamondfan

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I did forward a couple bad photos to Irina, so you should see them soon...
 

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here we are diamondfan, another one is too contrast and those beautiful DBTY are not in the frame. Can you turn off flash and reposition the chain too please?

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belle

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oh wow sundial, it looks perfect!
well done! good for you.
 

Sundial

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Thank you so much Leila and Belle! Diamondfan we need to create a new thread for this beautiful pendant!!! I really like the design of this and it is kind of on the lines of the one I am doing.
 
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