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#JOTW My ER from the 1930s

CSpan

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Long overdue and I apologize. I didn't know PS when I was shopping for my ring and I so wish I had, there were hours of obsessing over things and making my husband be the one to turn the stones down. Anyhow, DH proposed with a band he had made to mimic a bracelet he bought me when we started dating. It is perfect and I wear it as my wedding band. He told me flat out within minutes of proposing that I could choose a diamond ER, just please don't make him come along on every shopping expedition. In the end he went to 2 diamond brokers with me but wasn't with me when I found "her." He did immediately agree when I called and sent photos, I suspect he was just exhausted with the entire thing.

I had a vague idea what I wanted, as big a possible, color was not an issue and eye clean. Setting wise I was prepared to settle for something one of the brokers offered to throw in but in my heart I knew I wanted something unique. DH likes things that are authentic and very well made and fortunately is willing to pay for them. His only input was he didn't want the setting to look like anything anyone else had and I had to LOVE it, mainly I suspect cause he didn't wanna hear me nitpick for the next 40 years. I knew about referral jewelers and brokers from going with my mom to the diamond district in LA and before that the pseudo wholesale store in Beverly Hills that everything from her sweet 16 bracelet to her ER had come from. I found a few brokers closer to home but I was left with the distinct impression that they would refuse to sell anything under an H. I knew I could love J-K-L-M-N-O and for whatever reason they wouldn't get stones in that range. A friend from a car racing forum (don't ask) recommended his former lapidary instructor, who worked out of what was basically a light industrial park next door to a car repair place. I pulled up, got assaulted by their collective dogs, and knew these guys were going to find me the one. And boy did they. They showed me 4 stones all OECs ranging from I to M and let me play with all the microscopes and toys they had. But the easy answer was the one stone that was set, a student of one of the men had found it at an estate sale. They offered to remove it and reset the diamond but there was no way I was messing with perfection.

Specs;
Size: the stone has never been unset so the estimate is 3.17-3.22
Color: somewhere between L-M-N-O, personally I think she faces up white
Clarity: total agreement VVS2
Cut: Transitional Round Brilliant w/ a culet (Yay) probably a tad shallow 60%+ table but I love the finger coverage
The side stones are single cut and the Emeralds are medium color with lots of inclusions.
Setting is die struck and hand pierced platinum
Ring size is 7
Estimated to have been made in the 1930s at the end of the art deco era. Not a MRB cut for sure.

The competition (1 missed the shot)
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The winner
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I have since had the prongs re-tipped and the shank replaced, it would bend and then the center stone would rattle and it made me so paranoid.
New prongs who dis?
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And the succulent shot.

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CSpan

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I would type a response but I can’t because I have fainted.
How ever can I make it up to you? Funny DH almost fainted too, but I suspect for different reason.

Totally 100% love this!! I saw it in your avatar, and I'm so glad you shared her! I would love more photos too. (Ahem).
Fabulous, unique, and so deco-licious!
Thank you! I have been adoring all your shares of late and figured I needed to get off my duff.

OH. MY. :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2:

This is amazing. We NEED more photos! Please!! And videos too, if you can!!!!
@KristyDarling I remember coming on back in 2016 and dying over your 3 stone. Oh to have smaller fingers! I will upload a few more. I don't have a video but that can be remedied.

Your ring is unique and stunning. Congratulations!
You all are too kind.

Let's see what I can find in the way back machine.

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CSpan

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A like big butts and I cannot lie...they are much easier to clean to be honest. Also, new shank! The new shank is 2mm wide and the ring comes off my finger about 5mm, which seems crazy tall but it is so low profile.

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And now for the neverending band saga.

DH swore this was the first and last diamond I was getting. I joked it was a carat for each decade I had been on Earth and wasn't he lucky he met me when he did. Now that I have another decade under my belt I convinced him I needed a diamond band.He agreed, I just need to find one I love, I can't buy off the shelf because all those G/Hs, in regular light, make poor 30 look yellow. Hopefully, the octagon one with K I believe, will be finished soon but for now here were some of the contenders.

Bands I own. Both 2mm white gold, one has single cut diamonds. And my bargain Tiffany Sapphire band 2.6mm. Between that one and this website I am now convinced I need a Ruby and Emerald eternity as well.
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Jewelry store recon. I am running out of styles to try

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Unique and absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on a wonderful find and congratulations on your engagement. The band choices are all interesting and look lovely in different ways. Enjoy the search, you can't go wrong when you start with such a gorgeous engagement ring.

Your guy sounds like an absolute gem (no pun intended, or maybe...).
 

MissGotRocks

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Very unique and beautiful ring! Congrats on the search and finding exactly what you wanted!
 

maita13

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Holy tamole!!!! Your ring IS glorious!! :love: :clap::love::clap:

So very Art Deco which is my fave era for all things sparkly:D Your ring reminds me of Olivia Wilde's ring though yours is so much prettier.

Congrats and wear it in happiness and good health.
 

mrs-b

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What a stunning, STUNNING ring! Absolutely beautiful, and I love the way you've paired it. Gorgeous!
 

PreRaphaelite

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An Erika Winters band with small diamonds in platinum would be awesome. But your ring is like champagne: it goes with everything!
 

derbygal

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Oh how I love your ring. If I could have any style it would be one like this. Congrats and thanks for sharing this beauty!
 

Bayek

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I love it and it looks beautiful on you!
 

CSpan

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Holy tamole!!!! Your ring IS glorious!! :love: :clap::love::clap:

So very Art Deco which is my fave era for all things sparkly:D Your ring reminds me of Olivia Wilde's ring though yours is so much prettier.

Congrats and wear it in happiness and good health.
Thank you all. I am so flattered.
Funny that, I actually got this ring in 2014, wedding was 2015 so I think I beat her by a few months!
 

MMtwo

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I looked at your pictures. Read your story (well written and funny), drooled on my computer keys showed the family sitting in the living room...who also ooohed and ahhed, even hubby. It wasn't an eye roll, "yes dear" where you just KNOW he's responding to make you feel good. Nope, we all love your ring, lucky woman. The aesthetics from the '20s to the '30s were so elegant.

Then I scrolled back up again *sigh* what a beauty
 

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Congrats on JOTW. :dance:
I absolutely love your ring and I’ve been eyeing it in your profile pic all week! :love:
It’s absolutely stunning. I love the combination of your big juicy low colored diamond and those glowing green emeralds. Just perfection!

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