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My Artcarved Imani Diamond Solitaire Reset :)

briolette

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Hello Ladies! A while ago in the under 1 ct thread I posted about a beautiful ring I inherited from FIL. It belonged to his late wife who I never got chance to meet. The diamond itself is a modest .9cts, 6mm, HI color and I1 clarity. It's not a perfect stone but because it is cut so well it sparkles like mad and has tons of fire and personality.

The old setting was just a classic but very worn out 6 prong Tiffany styled setting.
Before shots:
20160319_162915.jpg

img_0594.jpg

img_0603_0.jpg

I am so happy with the results of the new setting! This is is a size 3.5 ArtCarved Imani in 14k white gold with 2 pts of surprise diamonds on either side.

After shots:
img_20160430_114022.jpg

img_20160430_121346.jpg

img_20160430_113826.jpg

img_20160430_124224.jpg

img_20160430_134410_2.jpg

What surprised me is that stone seems to have gotten bigger in its new setting :) Yay! amazing what a new setting can do. I just love the sentiment behind the stone and am glad we could give it a new life.
 

msop04

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Love the new setting! Congrats to you! [emoji1376][emoji1376][emoji322][emoji322]
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

Pretty darn nice!!!! :appl: :love:

cheers--Sharon
 

motownmama

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Your new setting is GORGEOUS! The ring looks amazing and big on your hand - it certainly looks like that hand is going to dig deep into Differential Topology any second now!!!
 

VRBeauty

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I love a diamond with history! Enjoy your diamond in its beautiful new setting!
 

MissGotRocks

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The diamond looks so pretty in that setting - the knife edge really makes the stone pop!
 

KaeKae

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The original setting is identical to my original setting. Nothing wrong with a classic setting, for sure.

But your reset is gorgeous!
 

junebug17

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Love this reset!!! :love: Beautiful setting, and the diamond really does pop! :appl: Looks fab on your hand, congrats!
 

briolette

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motownmama|1462046159|4025580 said:
Your new setting is GORGEOUS! The ring looks amazing and big on your hand - it certainly looks like that hand is going to dig deep into Differential Topology any second now!!!

LOL, I've been outed. :lol: Yes, yes indeed. This belongs to the hand of a mathematician....

KaeKae said:
The original setting is identical to my original setting. Nothing wrong with a classic setting, for sure.

But your reset is gorgeous!

Indeed KaeKae. Classic settings are classic for a reason. If mine were in better shape I have even kept it in there especially since it was super comfortable, but it was pretty banged up.

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So now I'm all like...do I buy a new wedding band? It actually matches my grandmother's platinum band fairly well, but hers is platinum and mine is white gold. You can see a difference in color. There is an Artcarved Imani matching band, but then it's almost too matchy matchy....maybe an eternity band?
 

foxinsox

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Your reset is gorgeous! What a lovely change and it really does look bigger...
 

canuk-gal

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briolette|1462052952|4025615 said:
motownmama|1462046159|4025580 said:
Your new setting is GORGEOUS! The ring looks amazing and big on your hand - it certainly looks like that hand is going to dig deep into Differential Topology any second now!!!

LOL, I've been outed. :lol: Yes, yes indeed. This belongs to the hand of a mathematician....



In that case you really must buy yourself a parabola tourmaline! :bigsmile:

cheers--Sharon
 

Bonfire

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Oh wow your new setting is beautiful! I love the knife edge and engraving. The stone does look bigger :love:
I like it paired with your Grandma's band, or you could pair it with a diamond band, that would look lovely too. Congratulations on your lovely reset!!
 

briolette

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Bonfire said:
Oh wow your new setting is beautiful! I love the knife edge and engraving. The stone does look bigger :love:
I like it paired with your Grandma's band, or you could pair it with a diamond band, that would look lovely too. Congratulations on your lovely reset!!

I was thinking of a thin diamond eternity or maybe diamond-ruby eternity band, actually :)
 

JDDN

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Ooh....what a gorgeous setting you chose!! It's absolutely beautiful!! Love the sentiment of the stone too ::) .
 

Acinom

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What a special and beautiful ring.
Enjoy this meaningful piece.
 

missy

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Beautiful and I love the sentiment behind it. Enjoy! :love: :appl:
 

tyty333

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Very pretty reset! A good reset give a stone new life and this one looks beautiful!
 

motownmama

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Personally I love it with your grandmother's play band! I often wear plat and WG together. I think the color difference is subtle, but only you can decide if you're ok with it or not.
 

AprilBaby

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How lucky to inherit such a lovely stone!
 

Rockinruby

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Oh, this turned out wonderfully! :appl: It looks beautiful on you! :love: I'm sure it is even more special since it is a family piece! Congrats! :clap:
 

briolette

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Thank you so much ladies. I love it more and more each day and I think I am just going to wear it with my grandma's wedding band. From a distance the two metals don't look that different and I like the idea of two family items together. :)
 

CravingDiamonds

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briolette|1462043006|4025566 said:
Hello Ladies! A while ago in the under 1 ct thread I posted about a beautiful ring I inherited from FIL. It belonged to his late wife who I never got chance to meet. The diamond itself is a modest .9cts, 6mm, HI color and I1 clarity. It's not a perfect stone but because it is cut so well it sparkles like mad and has tons of fire and personality.

The old setting was just a classic but very worn out 6 prong Tiffany styled setting.
Before shots:
20160319_162915.jpg

img_0594.jpg

img_0603_0.jpg

I am so happy with the results of the new setting! This is is a size 3.5 ArtCarved Imani in 14k white gold with 2 pts of surprise diamonds on either side.

After shots:
img_20160430_114022.jpg

img_20160430_121346.jpg

img_20160430_113826.jpg

img_20160430_124224.jpg

img_20160430_134410_2.jpg

What surprised me is that stone seems to have gotten bigger in its new setting :) Yay! amazing what a new setting can do. I just love the sentiment behind the stone and am glad we could give it a new life.
Thank you for showing! This looks amazing on you!
 
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