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piccolascimmia

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Hi all! I''m so happy to have finally finished my diamond leverback earring project! I had originally wanted studs, but realized that I almost always wear leverbacks. That switch to leverbacks made it difficult to find the diamonds and leverback settings stock online, so I went ahead and bought the diamonds on their own from Blue Nile (thread here) while I figured out the settings. I sent the .55 back and kept the two .56''s (so 1.12ctw and diameters of 5.30mm and 5.32mm).

I ended up going back to my engagement ring jeweler (Laura Pearce LTD), and asked them to set the diamonds in a 3 prong/martini style drop/dangle leverback in white gold. They exceeded my expectations...I love their minimal and invisible design! The settings were a little more expensive than stock settings at other jewelers I visited (how I agonized over that additional cost!) but now am so thankful to have spent the extra to get exactly what was in my mind''s eye.

Let me know if you have questions! Here are the pics

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piccolascimmia

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And the rest are from hanging on my birdfeeder! I was wearing navy, and the sky is so freaking blue today!

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Very pretty!!!
 

Catmom

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They are gorgeous! I especially like that last shot.
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tyty333

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Wow, those are lovely! I''m really liking those!
 

geckodani

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OMG! Those are beautiful! I love the settings - your lovely diamonds are just floating!
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These are absolutely lovely!! They''re exactly what I''ve been looking for too! Why don''t vendors offer something simple and beautiful like this?
 

LaurenThePartier

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Wow, those are absolutely gorgeous!!!
 

siamese3

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So beautiful! Thay are perfect on you!
 

cnspotts

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They are fantastic!!!
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I''ve been thinking about doing that same thing the past few days and there they are, I love them! Thank you so much for posting pictures.
 

Skippy123

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Oh Geez, those are insanely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! drool drool, love the setting!!!!!!
 

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Does anyone think we could convince someone like Whiteflash to add these to their listings. I LOVE that the martini baskets are handmade for the stones, just little jump rings with the three prongs. Less is more!!
 

Beaglemom

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Those are THE COOLEST settings I''ve seen. I love leverbacks too!! Enjoy them!!
 

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I love how the metal is so minimal! Great design.
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Kaleigh

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Date: 2/7/2009 9:56:01 PM
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I love how the metal is so minimal! Great design.
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Yes, love them. Enjoy!!! They look great on you!!!
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