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LOVE my 3.0 N VS2 AVC from Rhino

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  1. sarahb
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    by sarahb » Aug 8, 2019
    I've always felt extremely fortunate to have found this stone. I bought it from Jonathan W. while he was still at GOG, before he started AugustVintage Inc.

    That winter, I often visited GOG's AVC inventory online. And would always look for that N 3.0 VS2 in stock. Then lo & behold...one day--poof--it was gone. I inquired about it, & learned it was out for consideration. I was devastated. Sounds crazy....I had never even seen it IRL! A few days later, I learned it had become available again, as his customer felt it was too large. I pounced immediately.:cheeky: (Later, I learned his customer was our own DS!)

    Its color is unreal, most of the time it's just buttery. Sometimes, it's a beautiful ivory white. I learned Yoram F./@diagem of Gem Concepts cut this stone. It picks up everything in its environment!

    It's been through 1 setting and and now is in its 2nd. Not sure if its in its final resting place. I'm just not that good at imagining settings. The first was a complete disaster, which was a nice Sholdt setting, but it did absolutely nothing for this glorious stone & therefore, never did a SMTB thread.

    After months of agonizing, I landed on an 18k bezel with french cut sides (in a platinum shank) for the 2nd setting. Since Yoram F cut the AVC, I also had Yoram cut the sides.

    We're headed out for dinner tonight & while I wait for hubby to get home, I took some videos. We live out on this (screened in) porch during the summer and everything just performs like mad with all this diffused light. I usually wear it on my right hand, but holding the phone, I had to wear it on my left. :roll2:

    I posted the 2 videos I took to vimeo, (I hope they play!) and I'll also post some stills. This stone is so fun to watch!

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    (with Tiffany band)

    And no thread of mine is complete without a pic of my fur baby, Jack!:love:
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  2. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Aug 8, 2019
    Wowza :love::love::love: that is gorgeous!! Love the setting too. That has got to be the final resting spot. It’s perfect.

    Love your baby too :love:
     
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    by Slick1 » Aug 8, 2019
    Oh No! Ring pictures not showing up (for me). Pup is adorable though. After that great story, I need to see the ring, :P2
     
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  4. sarahb
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    by sarahb » Aug 8, 2019
    Oh my goodness, I posted the post & it had my name on the videos! So here they are without my name: (O--M--GGGG!!) Lets hope 2nd time's the charm....



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  5. Tonks
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    by Tonks » Aug 8, 2019
    Wow! How stunning! I wish there were more big AV stones in general so we could see more SMTBs like this, because something about those stones in larger sizes just makes my eyes pop! Love the warm color on you and the setting is beautiful.

    Who made the setting?
     
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    by whitewave » Aug 8, 2019
    I did that with crater of diamond pictures. I realized after I posted that my name and phone number was visible on my saruca!!!

    I didn’t even see your name btw lol
     
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    by sarahb » Aug 8, 2019
    Thanks, that makes me feel better!! I about died when I saw my name there!! I immediately hit edit, & deleted the vid's. Shoot a quick msg to admin's too!! It's a shock--isn't it--to see your name up there!!
     
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    by Rfisher » Aug 8, 2019
    It’s mesmerizing!
    How absolutely wonderfully beautiful it is!
    It’s gorgeous on you. Perfect.
    And Jack looks to be quite a gentleman. Looks chock full of personality!
     
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    by whitewave » Aug 8, 2019
    Yes, my first and last name and my cell number :mrgreen:
     
  10. sarahb
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    by sarahb » Aug 8, 2019
    Oh my word, double jeopardy :shock:
     
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    by Slick1 » Aug 8, 2019
    Oh my. Oh my! :clap: Speechless! Just wow! Fabulous!




    I usually can put full sentences together. Long day and your mind blowing ring videos have rendered me utterly speechless.
     
  12. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » Aug 8, 2019
    You new setting compliments your beautiful N well! Just gorgeous!!!:love:
     
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    by LightBright » Aug 8, 2019
    I’m in awe. Those unbelievably perfectly cut diamonds are fabulous. Your underbezel setting (no idea what it’s called but I love it) is awesome. Fantastic videos and I want to give a big hug to your sweet doggie.

    Enjoy perfection on your finger: your rings are instant classics!!
     
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    by foxinsox » Aug 8, 2019
    Goodness @sarahb, what an incredible ring and the setting is perfection for it! :clap::clap::clap:
     
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    by hypermom » Aug 8, 2019
    Love it! No matter how beautiful the stone, it still needs the perfect setting! And I love AVC I lower colors. Just perfection.
     
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  16. MissGotRocks
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    by MissGotRocks » Aug 8, 2019
    It is beautiful! I love the shank of the ring - such a beautiful contrast!! Gorgeous ring - thanks for sharing!
     
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    by Bonfire » Aug 8, 2019
    I think I’ve been hypnotized by your videos! :-o What a gorgeous stone and ring!! I also would love to know who made the setting, it’s beautiful and I’d love to hear more about it. With the beautiful light play it’s hard to tell but is it two tone? Thank you for sharing (Jack too).

    Edit: I hope you continue to be well! :wavey:
     
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    by lovedogs » Aug 9, 2019
    Omg omg omg I am obsessed. That stone is lovely;
     
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    by Natylad » Aug 9, 2019
    You described the colour of your diamond very very well: unreal. Truly unreal. I just lost my mind when I watched your videos. What a divine ring this is!!!!! Wear it in good health, it's truly amazing:love:
    And by the way, your fur baby is the cutest!!!!
     
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    by Alex T » Aug 9, 2019
    Ok, now THIS needs to go in the hall of fame thread!!

    It is utterly, utterly mesmerising & breathtaking & huge! That setting with the Frenchies works perfectly :love:
     
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    Stunning on all counts!!! Jack is a gorgeous baby. :kiss2:And your new ring isn't bad either.:love:
    I am so thrilled for you Sarah!
    Congrats @sarahb and wear in health and happiness and lots of love. XOXO.
     
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    by OoohShiny » Aug 9, 2019
    That.

    Is.

    Amazing.


    I love the colour, I love the performance, I love the setting, l love the French Cuts, and I love the carre cut band with it!

    Thank you for posting excellent videos! :))


    How do you find the French cuts? I have thought about them for a gents ring at some point, but I'm worried they might be a little 'quiet' and not have much fire??
     
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    by AV_ » Aug 9, 2019
    The light yellow colour just sings...

    These videos ought to be the best caré versus French cut comparison I have seen - except trying things on!
     
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    by sarahb » Aug 9, 2019
    Rfisher, he has quite the personality. We just love his sweet nature. Thank you for your comments, I love this stone!
     
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    The effect of the light on that porch is just crazy. My jewelry photos are usually so atrocious, but when I replayed those video's I couldn't believe how they turned out.
     
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    Tonks, thank you so much! A long time ago @Rhino posted a youtube video of 3-4 round cut brown/rose tinted diamonds, can't remember if they were MRB's or what, but I fell in love with the color. Then along came his AVC line, which sang to me. Yellow is my fav color, but I never expected this N to enhance the way it did. It is quite a champagne yellow to begin with--so that certainly helps. Here are some pics he sent. Along with my 3.0 stone, is a 4.2. The 3.0 had a better cut than the 4.2, so I landed on the 3.0. Sometimes, I wonder what that 4.2 would've looked like--but in reality, I think it would've been too big. Sacriledge, I know....
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    by bling_dream19 » Aug 9, 2019
    I just love it! The diamond is soo sophisticated and luxurious! And I love the setting, beautiful ring ring to enjoy and congratulations :kiss2::love::appl:
     
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    Zestfully, thank you so much. BTW, I love your 3 stone, it is gorgeous! The prior setting was a Sholdt setting, and a complete flop. Here's what it used to look like, it wasn't a b-a-d setting, but the stone was just meh....I don't have enough experience to understand the visual effect of setting nuances YKWIM. Its enough to drive a person crazy IMHO, & I didn't enjoy the state of analysis paralysis. :) I am always amazed at how PS'rs are able to dream up all these absolutely beautiful creations! The 18k gold really helped the color pop in its current setting. The white metal/platinum in the Sholdt setting minimized the color in this case.
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    by sarahb » Aug 9, 2019
    Awe Lightbright, you are so kind, thank you--and Jack thanks you as well! (We just love him to pieces!) @Rhino's AVC's are something... Here's a side view of the setting/bezel for you, is it called a faux bezel?
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