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ZestfullyBling

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I've collected a few more pieces recently, so thought I'd add them to this thread in case anyone was interested.

Firstly - my new gypsy ring: .9ct E VS2 AVR with AVR sides - both 9 points - one D SI2 and one E SI1 - set in a whoooole lot of platinum! A good work-horse ring.

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Love this setting @mrs-b !!! Would you mind posting a hand shot and finger size of ring for perspective?
 

mrs-b

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@ZestfullyBling -

Hi Zesty! :wavey: I think this piece is going to arrive here either tomorrow or on Friday. Will post hand shots when it's here. In the meantime tho - it's a size 6.75.
 

dhimer

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Good lord. Just back from dinner and *seriously* hammered.

Here's a photo of the pin I wore.

Firstly - before dinner when I stil had my shizzle together:

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And with my very best date:

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And then - at the restaurant, seriously hammered:

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And now home again!

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Goodness me! We had 5 or 6 courses (who can remember?!) and half a dozen wines! It was a WONDERFUL evening! Yay us on 36 years of happily married, and DH's birthday, which is next week.

I absolutely love this pin! @Polabowla - thank you so much for the motivation! I love the look of it pinned to my neckline!

Stunning earrings. Did DKJ make them for you? Could we bother you for more pictures of them ?
 

asterismdispersion

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:shock: That new incarnation of your gypsy ring! The diamonds are so white, the platinum is so sleek and shiny, it is such a cool ring. Happy you found the right setting and right stone to complete this dream.

Do you know what the weight is of the gypsy ring came out to be? I'm curious since your completed ring gives me extra faith that DKJ could do my platinum AVR vision.

Both the color and luster of those blue pearls are incredible. The OECs they drop from are so pretty, too.

::) The rich red rubellite is a beautiful ring, too. The halo is classic and classy. It reminds me a little of a ring I have that my grandmother gave my sister, a rhodolite garnet with a little split shank and 6 diamonds set to the north and south.
 

caolsen

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@mrs-b I never get tired of looking at this thread! Stunning stuff!
 

mrs-b

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The gypsy ring arrived, and I'll take some photos shortly. I currently have a house full of guests and we are 6 adults, all doing different activities and going in different directions. So I'm chief cook and bottle washer, as well as head chauffeur. And when I say 'chief' and 'head'...I mean 'only'!

But suffice to say - it's here, and it's beautiful! I also need to take some profile photos of my cluster. I haven't forgotten - am just a bit pressed for time right now.

Thank you so much:

@Polished1911 - It's very nice to see you - how have you been?

@dhimer - BGD did the stud part, DKJ did the drops and there's a bunch of photos on SMTB somewhere. IF you look through my thread you'll find them. Maybe in the thread 'Not cheaper by the dozen'?

@asterismdispersion - you are too kind! The cluster came in at a shade over 3.6ctw, and we DEFINITELY need to see your sister's ring!

@caolsen - thank you so much! I love jewelry and I think it shows!!
 

Polished1911

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Hi @mrs-b ! I get pretty quiet in the summer. Outdoor job makes my synapses a bit slower.

I need to thank you! You’ve really made me think about pieces and collections. It’s going to take me MANY years to get them together, but I’m being extremely thoughtful early on in the game, because of you! My first yellow gold piece is coming soon, and oh was I particular about getting that starting piece just right.

I utterly adore your platinum gypsy ring. Heart palpitation status. I swear that’s near the top of what I’d like made next, but maybe with heart diamonds on the sides. As long as you don’t mind I’m going to use your ring as the inspiration picture.
 

mrs-b

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Hi @mrs-b ! I get pretty quiet in the summer. Outdoor job makes my synapses a bit slower.

I need to thank you! You’ve really made me think about pieces and collections. It’s going to take me MANY years to get them together, but I’m being extremely thoughtful early on in the game, because of you! My first yellow gold piece is coming soon, and oh was I particular about getting that starting piece just right.

I utterly adore your platinum gypsy ring. Heart palpitation status. I swear that’s near the top of what I’d like made next, but maybe with heart diamonds on the sides. As long as you don’t mind I’m going to use your ring as the inspiration picture.

I'm so glad you like it, @Polished1911! And you are more than welcome to use my design in its entirety or any aspects of it! It took me 4 iterations to land in exactly the right spot, and if I can save you any trial and error, I'd be happy to!

Looking forward to seeing your new yellow gold piece! :wavey:
 

asterismdispersion

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@mrs-b Finally took a few photos: here is my grandmother's / sister's rhodolite garnet and diamond ring, in 14k gold, and I'm guessing a size 5.5. It is very berry-like in color and the diamonds are uniformly sparkly. I remember my grandma got a lot of use out of it and bought it at one of the gem and jewelry expos in the early 1990s. :) 20210703_113010~2.jpg 20210703_114325.jpg
 

mrs-b

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Thanks @mrs-b, I really like the simple elegance of this ring. It looks lovely!

I may adopt this design for my sapphires!
Do you know the gold weight?

Hallo - and happy 4th!

This is one of my own designs, and Amy (at DKJ) won't copy my designs unless running it by me, as I do every aspect of them, down to the 1/10th of a mm.

If you decide you'd like to use it, I'm ok with it and will let Amy know - so just let me know if you'd like to go that route so I can reach out to her. Having said that, tho, there are a zillion gypsy styles, so make sure you look around before you decide this is the one you want; I've already done 4 of them on the road to getting to this one, which I think is the best. They look similar, but they're all different, and some I liked far more than others.

It's not gold - it's platinum and solid, rather than scooped out in the back, so it's *very* heavy. I like the weight of it, but I had to pay the bucks to get it, so be ready for that! On the other hand, I did do 2 that were hollow in the back, and it made no visual difference when on the finger; I just like a heavy ring.

ETA Waiting for you to do a thread on your new beauty!!
 
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ZestfullyBling

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Hallo - and happy 4th!

This is one of my own designs, and Amy (at DKJ) won't copy my designs unless running it by me, as I do every aspect of them, down to the 1/10th of a mm.

If you decide you'd like to use it, I'm ok with it and will let Amy know - so just let me know if you'd like to go that route so I can reach out to her. Having said that, tho, there are a zillion gypsy styles, so make sure you look around before you decide this is the one you want; I've already done 4 of them on the road to getting to this one, which I think is the best. They look similar, but they're all different, and some I liked far more than others.

It's not gold - it's platinum and solid, rather than scooped out in the back, so it's *very* heavy. I like the weight of it, but I had to pay the bucks to get it, so be ready for that! On the other hand, I did do 2 that were hollow in the back, and it made no visual difference when on the finger; I just like a heavy ring.

ETA Waiting for you to do a thread on your new beauty!!

Roger that @mrs-b . Great job on the design!! Project is waaay down the line so I have some time to some Gypsy ring research. thanks=)2
 
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