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Leon's New Line - Le Petite

Bunny007

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I read the "Le Petite Uses" but I still don't get it.

Is the price Le Petite too? Because that, I'd understand :)
 

slg47

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are these just...really small rings? maybe all those size 2.5 people can wear them.

also is Leon doing princess cuts?!?!?!
 

Guilty Pleasure

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The campaign wording is a bit ridiculous. "Who says an engagement ring is only for the engaged?" uh... the name is ENGAGEMENT ring, so yeah, it's for the engaged. It should read, "Who says a diamond ring is only for the engaged?" - that would make a lot more sense.

I think they can either be worn on necklaces (think Carrie Bradshaw's engagement ring from Aiden) or possibly just collected for fun if you're into owning jewels without wearing them.
 

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They're for eng rings for women who aren't engaged. It's every woman's desire to have one and now you have that option w/out having a guy or if you have a guy but decided that you're against the notion of societies expectations of getting married.

Quote:
"A diamond engagement ring is perhaps the most beautiful piece of jewelry that a woman can own. Now, you don't have to wait for your soul mate before you can own one."

AKA - you don't have a guy but Leon still thinks it's important you have one of his designer pieces. Now you have NO excuse not to order one. hahaha
 

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At first I was really excited because I thought that they were tiny pinky rings-- which I would LOVE if he had a pinky ring range with this sort of concept.... but they are just REALLY SMALL (read: 10 mm diameter) and are meant to be worn on a necklace or as a charm. I usually love Leon's designs, but I wouldn't be able to appreciate the beauty of a ring if it's not on my finger... if it's on a necklace chain you can't appreciate it since it would be just dangling facing downward!
 

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that was funny le petite prices!!! :naughty: ! I am also confused :???:
 

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oranges|1303950721|2906632 said:
At first I was really excited because I thought that they were tiny pinky rings-- which I would LOVE if he had a pinky ring range with this sort of concept.... but they are just REALLY SMALL (read: 10 mm diameter) and are meant to be worn on a necklace or as a charm. I usually love Leon's designs, but I wouldn't be able to appreciate the beauty of a ring if it's not on my finger... if it's on a necklace chain you can't appreciate it since it would be just dangling facing downward!
I feel the same way. I pinky ring seems like a great idea. But pay couple of thousands dollars for a ring in a chain, no way.
 

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Bracelets for your Barbie doll. A conversation piece for your aquarium. an anklet for your parrot.
 

y2kitty

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I'm confused because on the Uses page it makes it seem like you can wear them "For the indecisive, you have the choice of trying a few different styles prior to committing to one ring. Avoid the fatal mistake of getting the wrong ring.". Good idea but wearing it on a chain is not going to sway me into thinking something is the wrong style.
 

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VapidLapid|1303952085|2906654 said:
Bracelets for your Barbie doll. A conversation piece for your aquarium. an anklet for your parrot.

::snort:: :bigsmile:
 

iheartscience

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Okay if these are a few hundred bucks, cool(ish). But something tells me they won't be. I do think they're neat...just also kind of silly and a waste of $. If you put them on a necklace or bracelet the weight of the diamond will make it automatically sit at the bottom and it won't be visible, so what's the point? I like my diamonds showing!
 

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VapidLapid|1303952085|2906654 said:
Bracelets for your Barbie doll. A conversation piece for your aquarium. an anklet for your parrot.
Heheheh - any or all of these seem eminently reasonable to me ....

See, now, I love little mini tiny things, but I hate typos and poor literary recaps, and LMs intro is riddled with both. THIS is why people need to hire professionals, dammit - PAY a copy-editor! Have a kid-lit expert check your schtick! Good lord.

That said, while I think it's a cute idea, the lack of scale reference makes it hard to gauge the size: since he poses a few of them on the tip of a mandrel, I'm guessing they'll be too small to fit on even the most petite of PSrs - think, like, size .75. So, yeah ... charms? Or maybe dummy rings for the dudes who want the "Surprise!" proposal, but know their lady will want a hand in picking the actual ring?
 

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The text under the photos is really strange. How does the stuff about rabbit holes and leprechauns relate to engagement rings being not just for the engaged? Seriously, this promotional campaign seems to have been designed by someone straight out of the psychedelic era of the late '60s and early '70s.

And then under the uses he has these tongue-in-cheek (I hope they're tongue-in-cheek anyway) comments that are kind of dismissive of marriage. Kind of a weird way to expand his market.

But I'm not a Leon fan, and his humor is lost on me.
 

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Lula|1303956211|2906731 said:
The text under the photos is really strange. How does the stuff about rabbit holes and leprechauns relate to engagement rings being not just for the engaged? Seriously, this promotional campaign seems to have been designed by someone straight out of the psychedelic era of the late '60s and early '70s.

And then under the uses he has these tongue-in-cheek (I hope they're tongue-in-cheek anyway) comments that are kind of dismissive of marriage. Kind of a weird way to expand his market.

But I'm not a Leon fan, and his humor is lost on me.
My interpretation is that in his head, somehow, weddings = fairy tales, fairy tales = tiny Victorian fairies, also, a genre for children, and fairies/children = miniature things, in this case, miniature rings, miniature rings = profit!

I'm also pretty sure that as a fairy tale scholar with a weird brain, I may be one of the few people who'd intuit that off the bat. HIRE A PRO, LEON.
 

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Circe|1303956076|2906727 said:
VapidLapid|1303952085|2906654 said:
Bracelets for your Barbie doll. A conversation piece for your aquarium. an anklet for your parrot.
Heheheh - any or all of these seem eminently reasonable to me ....

See, now, I love little mini tiny things, but I hate typos and poor literary recaps, and LMs intro is riddled with both. THIS is why people need to hire professionals, dammit - PAY a copy-editor! Have a kid-lit expert check your schtick! Good lord.

That said, while I think it's a cute idea, the lack of scale reference makes it hard to gauge the size: since he poses a few of them on the tip of a mandrel, I'm guessing they'll be too small to fit on even the most petite of PSrs - think, like, size .75. So, yeah ... charms? Or maybe dummy rings for the dudes who want the "Surprise!" proposal, but know their lady will want a hand in picking the actual ring?
If you click on the Video tab there's a video of 9 or 10 of them around a dime, and they are seriously tiny! I do love the "Le Petite Uses" section, though. Leon does amuse me sometimes!
 

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thing2of2|1303958073|2906758 said:
Circe|1303956076|2906727 said:
VapidLapid|1303952085|2906654 said:
Bracelets for your Barbie doll. A conversation piece for your aquarium. an anklet for your parrot.
Heheheh - any or all of these seem eminently reasonable to me ....

See, now, I love little mini tiny things, but I hate typos and poor literary recaps, and LMs intro is riddled with both. THIS is why people need to hire professionals, dammit - PAY a copy-editor! Have a kid-lit expert check your schtick! Good lord.

That said, while I think it's a cute idea, the lack of scale reference makes it hard to gauge the size: since he poses a few of them on the tip of a mandrel, I'm guessing they'll be too small to fit on even the most petite of PSrs - think, like, size .75. So, yeah ... charms? Or maybe dummy rings for the dudes who want the "Surprise!" proposal, but know their lady will want a hand in picking the actual ring?
If you click on the Video tab there's a video of 9 or 10 of them around a dime, and they are seriously tiny! I do love the "Le Petite Uses" section, though. Leon does amuse me sometimes!
I ... did not know that you could make the pan-flute sound porntastic. Live and learn!
 

VapidLapid

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I hadn't seen the videos and they make a huge difference!! There are many many people who collect scale models and miniatures, whole chapters of art history devoted to tiny paintings in the 20 mm range. I can see these selling out in the first hour.
 

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Circe|1303957036|2906747 said:
Lula|1303956211|2906731 said:
The text under the photos is really strange. How does the stuff about rabbit holes and leprechauns relate to engagement rings being not just for the engaged? Seriously, this promotional campaign seems to have been designed by someone straight out of the psychedelic era of the late '60s and early '70s.

And then under the uses he has these tongue-in-cheek (I hope they're tongue-in-cheek anyway) comments that are kind of dismissive of marriage. Kind of a weird way to expand his market.

But I'm not a Leon fan, and his humor is lost on me.
My interpretation is that in his head, somehow, weddings = fairy tales, fairy tales = tiny Victorian fairies, also, a genre for children, and fairies/children = miniature things, in this case, miniature rings, miniature rings = profit!

I'm also pretty sure that as a fairy tale scholar with a weird brain, I may be one of the few people who'd intuit that off the bat. HIRE A PRO, LEON.
I can see the fairy tale connection (I didn't know PS had its very own fairy tale scholar -- cool!), but the way he's done it is so hokey and cartoonish (but the typos don't help).

And, wow, they are tiny. They would make beautiful charms on a charm bracelet. But you'd have to carry a loupe around with you if you wanted to show off the detail on them!
 

iheartscience

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Circe|1303958351|2906759 said:
thing2of2|1303958073|2906758 said:
Circe|1303956076|2906727 said:
VapidLapid|1303952085|2906654 said:
Bracelets for your Barbie doll. A conversation piece for your aquarium. an anklet for your parrot.
Heheheh - any or all of these seem eminently reasonable to me ....

See, now, I love little mini tiny things, but I hate typos and poor literary recaps, and LMs intro is riddled with both. THIS is why people need to hire professionals, dammit - PAY a copy-editor! Have a kid-lit expert check your schtick! Good lord.

That said, while I think it's a cute idea, the lack of scale reference makes it hard to gauge the size: since he poses a few of them on the tip of a mandrel, I'm guessing they'll be too small to fit on even the most petite of PSrs - think, like, size .75. So, yeah ... charms? Or maybe dummy rings for the dudes who want the "Surprise!" proposal, but know their lady will want a hand in picking the actual ring?
If you click on the Video tab there's a video of 9 or 10 of them around a dime, and they are seriously tiny! I do love the "Le Petite Uses" section, though. Leon does amuse me sometimes!
I ... did not know that you could make the pan-flute sound porntastic. Live and learn!
I thought everyone knew that! You must not watch nearly as much pan-flute scored diamond p*rn as I do.
 

Brown.Eyed.Girl

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Circe|1303957036|2906747 said:
Lula|1303956211|2906731 said:
The text under the photos is really strange. How does the stuff about rabbit holes and leprechauns relate to engagement rings being not just for the engaged? Seriously, this promotional campaign seems to have been designed by someone straight out of the psychedelic era of the late '60s and early '70s.

And then under the uses he has these tongue-in-cheek (I hope they're tongue-in-cheek anyway) comments that are kind of dismissive of marriage. Kind of a weird way to expand his market.

But I'm not a Leon fan, and his humor is lost on me.
My interpretation is that in his head, somehow, weddings = fairy tales, fairy tales = tiny Victorian fairies, also, a genre for children, and fairies/children = miniature things, in this case, miniature rings, miniature rings = profit!

I'm also pretty sure that as a fairy tale scholar with a weird brain, I may be one of the few people who'd intuit that off the bat. HIRE A PRO, LEON.
Ooh I want to be a fairy tale scholar! (Lately, I've been big on reading fairy tale reinterpretations - they make me happy. Especially the ones that turn the old fairy tales around and make the "damsels in distress" strong independent heroines.)

I honestly am not that big on this concept of Leon's. Like someone else said, if they were pinky rings they would be cool, but charms? And I bet hideously expensive charms...
 

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Could be fun on a long chained necklace, that you can sort of play with and enjoy during the say I suppose.

But single women can buy rings to wear on their fingers too 8) You know, ones they can actually see and enjoy.
 

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Dreamer_D|1303969888|2906865 said:
Could be fun on a long chained necklace, that you can sort of play with and enjoy during the say I suppose.

But single women can buy rings to wear on their fingers too 8) You know, ones they can actually see and enjoy.
:lol: :lol:
 

Indylady

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Huh..so its a charm?
 

Indylady

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Huh..so its a charm?
 

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Wow, those are TINY!!! I had NO IDEA they were that small....I was thinking smaller diamonds but real sized rings....lol. Boy was I wrong!! And without a price listing, it's very confusing.
 

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I will repeat what I said in the topic on SMTB...I just don't get it.

My 4 year old sure would love one....she loves anything sparkly and is a great PSer in training....
 

Lady_Disdain

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How cute! Very detailed, nice proportions but... I don't get them either. And the stones aren't tiny either - 0.8ct is a great size for a normal ring.

Leon's style of writing, however, really grates on me. "the fatal mistake" of getting the wrong ring" is just too dramatic for words - and this is coming from a PSer! As a single woman, I love diamond rings and would buy an expensive one for myself. But I do not want an "engagement ring" or an engagement ring substitute. Mind clean issues, even if the design is exactly the same.
 
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