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#JOTW My 2.82 warm OEC in rose gold 8-prong setting!

Ganesha

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I'm so excited to share the latest addition to my jewelry collection. The stone is an absolutely gorgeous 2.82ct OEC purchased from JbEG. The color—O/P according to GIA—is so, so beautiful! Depending on the lighting, it ranges from a rich, creamy white to a pale yellow. It performs beautifully in even the most dead lighting conditions, with gorgeous contrast and bold flashes of color. I adore the faceting pattern.

The stone was purchased loose, and I knew I wanted to set it in rose gold to complement its warmth. Browsing eBay one day, I happened to come across a very pretty 8-prong rose gold setting with an awful synthetic in it. Although I didn't have the actual measurements of the CZ, the proportions looked about right so I took a chance and bought the setting, because it was a great price in any case, and if the diamond didn't fit I planned to use it for a colored stone down the line.

Wanting to work with a local jeweler that was sensitive to antique jewelry, I took my OEC and the setting to Adam at Old World Diamonds. He was certain his bench could set my stone, so I left it with him. During that visit, he also showed me a few of his larger antique stones... wow, does he have a great eye and some gorgeous baubles in his collection!

The following day, Adam emailed to tell me that all eight prongs would need work in order to safely set my stone, which understandably was an expensive repair and given the antique alloy, might not match perfectly. As an alternative, he offered to have his bench replicate the setting for a very reasonable price. I accepted the second option and two weeks later picked up this beauty! During that visit to his office (my fiancé joined me this time) Adam very graciously pulled out some more stones for us to ogle even though he knew we weren't buying. He also honored his original quote although the materials ended up costing more than expected. He was a delight to work with, very generous with his time, and even sent me home with a sample of his specially formulated jewelry cleaner. Overall an excellent experience, and I hope to work with him again soon!

Enough rambling, on to the pics!
 

Ganesha

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And the gorgeous setting. For such a large stone, it is incredibly wearable and comfortable! Ring size 5 for reference.

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GreyCat

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Your OEC is absolutely beautiful. I love the simplicity of the setting, and it looks lovely on your hand! :appl:
 

Mayk

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THIS is NOT helping my obession.... OMG it's beautiful!!!! :love: :love: :love: Congratulations!!!! I love it!!! =)
 

Farleysmom

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I love the clean lines of the setting and the rose gold is divine with your gorgeous stone. :love: :love: :love: Well done!
 

stargurl78

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STUNNING!!! Your stone is beautiful and the rose gold compliments it perfectly. I love 8-prong settings and yours is no exception :love: :love: :love:
 

junebug17

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Gorgeous! Love love love the stone, and the setting complements it perfectly! Looks amazing on you! :love: :love: :love:
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

Ohhh well done! LOVE that belcher style setting--revival at it's best!

cheers--Sharon
 

tyty333

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That is really lovely! The setting really lets the stone take center court.
 

rubybeth

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Oh, W :love: W! This does not help my love of the kozibe effect at all! The rose gold is perfect. Love it!!
 

InnaR

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Stunning! I have a 2.20 N/O color OEC from JBEG with an incredible make. Do you mind telling how much this setting cost you?
 

Natylad

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I love the stone and the rose gold of the setting truly compliments it... The ring looks amazing and huge on your slim hand...Huge congrats on a great new piece :appl:
 

yennyfire

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It is gorgeous!!! I love the rose gold and the belcher style setting! It's yummy!
 

Tuckins1

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Absolutely stunning! I love the color of that stone, it's so rich and warm!
 

DearBuddha

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The rose gold does a great job of bringing out the color of the stone. They're lovely together. Enjoy wearing it :)
 

Christina...

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Your stone is gorgeous!!!! :love: :love: Love all that finger coverage and rose gold is TDF!
 

mimi72

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Wow the stone looks HUGE!!!!! :love:

The rose gold setting is lovely and you were right, totally sets off the color of the stone, in a good way. Great choice. I want a piece in rose gold someday!!!
 

Ganesha

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GreyCat and Mayk: thanks!

diamondseeker, Farleysmom and stargurl: Thank you! I'm a huge fan of rose gold--it's so flattering to the diamond and to my skin!

junebug, Lotus: thanks for the kind words!

canuk-gal and yennyfire: I hadn't thought to call it belcher style, but indeed it is! I love that it's sleek but still maintains that antique look.

tyty, rubybeth, armywife, Sparkle, and omc111: thank you!

InnaR: Adam asked that I not share the price, but he's wonderful to work with and I'm sure he'd be happy to provide you with a quote for a similar setting. The quality is excellent, and the prongs are very delicate.

fridays_child and natyLad: thanks! I'm still getting used to the size of it—all 9mm! Great finger coverage!

thing2, farmer gal, and Christina: Thank you all! I'm very happy with it.

Tuckins and DearBuddha: thanks! the color of the stone is mesmerizing... it gives such depth and richness. :love:

mimi: thank you! I highly recommend rose gold, it's very pretty and very flattering in person!

Apologies if I missed anyone. I appreciate all the kind comments!

A few more images for your viewing pleasure... :twirl:

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