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DejaWiz

Ideal_Rock
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My new cheap-o brushed satin black 8mm tungsten band that arrived last Friday from an eBay seller for $8 shipped after sales tax...yes, you read that correctly!

We'll see how long the finish holds up.


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mewing

Rough_Rock
Joined
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My new cheap-o brushed satin black 8mm tungsten band that arrived last Friday from an eBay seller for $8 shipped after sales tax...yes, you read that correctly!

We'll see how long the finish holds up.


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It looks cool! $8 is a steal!
 

pk888

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Mar 21, 2013
Messages
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Hello everyone
Was hoping to get your opinions on this piece…
-is the the yellow center diamond okay?
-Is this considered as fancy light or fancy intense?
- opinions on the cut style (I think it’s a Carre cut?) does this cut allow for highlighting color more? and
-are the kite shaped side diamonds yellow or
-what is a reasonable price for something like this/ how much should I pay for the ring

It’s set with a square cut yellow diamond (1.20ct.; VS1), with 2 kite cut coloured diamonds (0.50ct.t.w.; VS2) as side stones
12.8 grams on platinum

thanks in advance
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gregchang35

Ideal_Rock
Joined
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I do like the design of this ring. Nice find.

What does the seller say about the diamonds? Guess not much hence asking the questions?

Fancy coloured diamonds, for me, are hard to tell, and they are in a setting and I would only guess. Without a certificate to say what the actual colour, the cost will vary dramatically. The weights have been provided, but the colour the next determinant on price.

Leibish.com would be the best place to give you an indication on the price of the fancy colours.

Guesses:
Centre stone.
Fancy light or fancy.
Wonder if it is a yellow sapphire!!! Have seen some liek it.

they look like they are a carre cut.

Side stones
Kite- they look like a champagne/brown colour to me.

Platinum- 12.8g so it’s heavy.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

Super_Ideal_Rock
Joined
Apr 30, 2019
Messages
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Hello everyone
Was hoping to get your opinions on this piece…
-is the the yellow center diamond okay?
-Is this considered as fancy light or fancy intense?
- opinions on the cut style (I think it’s a Carre cut?) does this cut allow for highlighting color more? and
-are the kite shaped side diamonds yellow or
-what is a reasonable price for something like this/ how much should I pay for the ring

It’s set with a square cut yellow diamond (1.20ct.; VS1), with 2 kite cut coloured diamonds (0.50ct.t.w.; VS2) as side stones
12.8 grams on platinum

thanks in advance
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I do like it !
 

pk888

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Mar 21, 2013
Messages
167
I do like the design of this ring. Nice find.

What does the seller say about the diamonds? Guess not much hence asking the questions?

Fancy coloured diamonds, for me, are hard to tell, and they are in a setting and I would only guess. Without a certificate to say what the actual colour, the cost will vary dramatically. The weights have been provided, but the colour the next determinant on price.

Leibish.com would be the best place to give you an indication on the price of the fancy colours.

Guesses:
Centre stone.
Fancy light or fancy.
Wonder if it is a yellow sapphire!!! Have seen some liek it.

they look like they are a carre cut.

Side stones
Kite- they look like a champagne/brown colour to me.

Platinum- 12.8g so it’s heavy.

Hi Greg

I acquired it just today from a reputable auction house but have yet to see the actual ring when it ships

I had spoken to the gemologist and he had said it is a natural yellow diamond based on his expert opinion

however the estate where the ring is coming from was not able to provide the diamond certifcate hence it was priced lower
 

Daisys and Diamonds

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I was thinking that
600$ would be approximately the price for platinum
600$ for the 2 kite shaped diamonds

and around 2900 for the center stone

We pay through the nose for jewlery down here in NZ :(2 (and probably Aussie too) so im only comparing with retails
 

pk888

Shiny_Rock
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We pay through the nose for jewlery down here in NZ :(2 (and probably Aussie too) so im only comparing with retails

I rarely buy from retail

not much to choose from and quality is usually commercial

I find that local family owned jewellers offer better options and pricing

and I usually look for materials, buy them at raw material cost and remodel them

Price at retail would be crazy high
 

Daisys and Diamonds

Super_Ideal_Rock
Joined
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Messages
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I rarely buy from retail

not much to choose from and quality is usually commercial

I find that local family owned jewellers offer better options and pricing

and I usually look for materials, buy them at raw material cost and remodel them

Price at retail would be crazy high

I could have done with finding PS 5 or 6 years ago :lol-2:
 

pk888

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Mar 21, 2013
Messages
167
Hello everyone
Was hoping to get your opinions on this piece…
-is the the yellow center diamond okay?
-Is this considered as fancy light or fancy intense?
- opinions on the cut style (I think it’s a Carre cut?) does this cut allow for highlighting color more? and
-are the kite shaped side diamonds yellow or
-what is a reasonable price for something like this/ how much should I pay for the ring

It’s set with a square cut yellow diamond (1.20ct.; VS1), with 2 kite cut coloured diamonds (0.50ct.t.w.; VS2) as side stones
12.8 grams on platinum

thanks in advance
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It’s here!!!! EAE31584-E4C3-452D-856C-A766C23F7962.jpeg A0ADD766-2DCB-45C0-90B1-6BD2F9A99FE8.jpeg 07DF336C-B5D7-433A-9D89-13AB094B52CD.jpeg CE4D5E95-C2C1-4AD0-9227-B84BE6C97D88.jpeg E3A68E18-72F1-42D4-90D4-B2D7968E9F61.jpeg AF2D3DD4-B886-448B-9894-5E5C55FA811A.jpeg D156C38B-D46D-4583-90C8-F6D8524B7E6E.jpeg 2EF11F8C-EEF3-4327-9190-463FB6B70BB1.jpeg
 

Dr_Diesel

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Dec 23, 2019
Messages
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I'm oddly comforted to see so many guys here with all sorts of ring designs! I've always felt a little like an oddball for buying shiny stuff :razz:

Here are a few of my rings:
  1. The first one is a 4.5 carat unheated cornflower blue sapphire. It was my first blue sapphire and I didn't know what I was doing. The colour shifts a little to violet under incandescent lighting and it irks me a little.
  2. My second ring was bought in 2020. It's a Fancy Greyish Yellowish Green 2.03 carat diamond. I've really enjoyed the ring and I got it at a real bargain because I think my diamond dealer was really impacted by the global pandemic. I kinda regret the grey a little, but I'm not going to complain.
  3. The 5 stone diamond stack rings have a bit more drama going on. The white diamond ring was bought by my grandfather in the 1920s - 1930s. It's an old Straits Malayan piece. As a child I used to bug him nonstop for the ring, and after his death there was a huge tussle for his fortune. My aunt kept my grandparents' jewellery for herself except this ring, because my grandfather explicitly told her that he wants this ring to go to me before he passed on. Anyway, the ring was very loose on my finger and I decided to pair it with another ring consisting of 5 Fancy Vivid Yellow diamonds (1.66 ct total) so it wouldn't fall off.
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You are in good company, my friend!!! And that is some gorgeous stuff there on your fingers!!! Wear it proud!!!

Here are a few favorites in an evolving collection:


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Dr_Diesel

Shiny_Rock
Joined
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Messages
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@Dr_Diesel yiir next project?

We’ll, if you MUST ask LOLOLOL!

I have a friend who has a fascination with the flying buttresses of Notre Dame. He challenged me to make a Ring inspired by that kind of architecture. I accepted the challenge :evil2:

these are the sketches. The stone is in hand. Going to CAD shortly.

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1.52ct Mozambique ruby & Gibeon Meteorite inlay for the texture.

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Also, the pinky ring has evolved into a monster of (yet another) ring for my right middle finger. It will go into production after the ruby ring :mrgreen2:

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gregchang35

Ideal_Rock
Joined
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Messages
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@Dr_Diesel wow!!! You have an amazing design mind!
That pinkie ring transformation is wow!!!! Can’t wait to see it on your finger!!!
and the Notre dame inspired ring is sooo good with that stone!!!
 

Dr_Diesel

Shiny_Rock
Joined
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Messages
309
:kiss2:@Dr_Diesel wow!!! You have an amazing design mind!
That pinkie ring transformation is wow!!!! Can’t wait to see it on your finger!!!
and the Notre dame inspired ring is sooo good with that stone!!!

Awww! Thank you @gregchang35 ! That's high praise coming from you!!! All of your rings have such elegance - and the way you wear them. Oh!

I must confess however, I'm starting to think I need a 12-step program for my affliction o_O

…And, on that note, CvB Inspired Design is my all-time-favorite supplier :kiss2::

 
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gregchang35

Ideal_Rock
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@Dr_Diesel you are too kind.

12 step??? Haven’t heard of that program….. me thinks it is a necessary part of me, so am not gunna quit! Lololololol
 

mwilliamanderson

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Aug 13, 2013
Messages
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We’ll, if you MUST ask LOLOLOL!

I have a friend who has a fascination with the flying buttresses of Notre Dame. He challenged me to make a Ring inspired by that kind of architecture. I accepted the challenge :evil2:

these are the sketches. The stone is in hand. Going to CAD shortly.

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F5A65AA3-B3E2-4357-908E-20EC385C920A.jpeg

1.52ct Mozambique ruby & Gibeon Meteorite inlay for the texture.

38EFE07D-10E0-4F9C-B109-DAD615B6FFC8.jpeg

Also, the pinky ring has evolved into a monster of (yet another) ring for my right middle finger. It will go into production after the ruby ring :mrgreen2:

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Your collection is stunning @Dr_Diesel! I predict it’s going to become a lot harder to make jewelry choices in the morning. I’ve always admired CvB’s work but who knew she had such a range?
 
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