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Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank you!

e-ring127

Rough_Rock
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I've been an avid PS reader since 2005-2006 however I've never posted until now. Over the years I've learned so much invaluable info from so many of you. I'll never forget the first time I laid eyes on Slammie's infamous fishtail pave set, I never knew anything so beautiful existed!! From then on I was hooked and researched day and night on this site. From Mara I learned how J color really ISNT scary and how truly undetectable warmer colors can be. At that time in my life I was in my early 20's and newly engaged. We purchased a 1.5 J S12 H&A from BN. From there it was on to meeting the A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Mark Morrell in the basement of his home in Concord, Ma. As flawless and fluid his work appears to be in pictures on the web, words truly can't describe seeing his work in person. I'll never forget the gasp that came outta me the first time I saw a Sunburst Solitaire in person, I felt like the luckiest girl in the world to have such a masterpiece on my finger!! Unfortunately he is not as well known here in Ma in the way that he is idolized here on PS. I remember trying to share my excitement with the people around me, however when most people heard that a man from small-town Massachusetts was making me a ring by hand in his basement, they usually snubbed their noses. Little did they know :Up_to_something: Unfortunately that relationship did not stand the test of time and when we parted ways I did the right thing and gave him back the ring : ( Fast-forward to today, I am very happily married and very fortunate to wear the beautiful bling I currently have...Its a 1.67 F I1 H&A from GOG in a Michael Bondanza setting(totally inspired by Facetfire's show-stopper!) I was very lucky when this diamond came along at the right time, the inclusion is nearly 100% prongable and was a GREAT value. Jonathan is a true professional and his passion for his work and diamonds is infectious. So after all these years I'm coming out of my shell and saying thank you to so many of you who devote your time and experiences to helping the lurkers out there :appl: !!!!! So now bear with me as I make my first attempt at uploading a picture of my set......
 

kathleenmv

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

Gorgeous!! I absolutely love it. :love: :love:

kathy
 

marcy

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

Congratulations. Your rings and diamond are gorgeous.
 

Ladybug1

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

Pretty!!!!! I am fairly new here and cannot believe all I am learning from all these diamond guru's and how much I love seeing all the amazing pieces!!! Love your set.
 

yssie

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

Beautiful, congrats!! :love: And good for you for using a spacer :bigsmile:
 

Dandi

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

Beautiful!!!
 

MissGotRocks

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

Hello and welcome! We are glad to have you on board!

I love your rings - I so remember FacetFire's ring and I think I've seen one other sapphire in that setting. It is a gorgeous setting though and I love the band you have paired with it!

Thanks so much for coming out and sharing with us and feel free to take many more pictures of your set - you know we love pictures!!
 

lknvrb4

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

Pretty set!
 

tyty333

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

Beautiful! Can we get some side views of your ring?
 

Amys Bling

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

beautiful ring!!!!!
 

diamondseeker2006

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

So glad you came out of lurking! Your rings are beautiful together! :love: I am another big fan of Jonathan, as well!
 

ZestfullyBling

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

Gorgeous set! :love: Congrats and Enjoy!!
 

Christina...

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

Beautiful rings! :appl: Congrats! Happy that you came out of your shell. I'm quite new around here and your right its amazing how much you learn from these incredible people!
 

Gothgrrl

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

So beautiful. I love the wedding ring with it. It looks like they were made for each other.
 

tracerr00

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

Your diamond is beautiful and what a lovely ring you have! I love this site as well - it's pretty addicting!
 

Skippy123

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

stunning!!!
 

04diamond<3

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

It's stunning!!! What a gorgeous set! And welcome to PS :)
 

Tuckins1

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

Stunning set! I would love to see more pics! :appl:
 
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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

Yay!!! So happy for you! That setting is one of my favorite ever too thanks to Facetfire!
 

TaterTots

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

I love your set. Would you mind posting more pictures.
 

e-ring127

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Re: Long-time lurker finally posting to say hello and thank

Thank you all very much!!! I will work on getting some more photos up this week : )
 
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