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My new beauty - 4.01 J VS1 in Erika Winters' Margot

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by yssie, May 8, 2017.

  1. Rubies-R-Me
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    by Rubies-R-Me » May 13, 2017
    :appl:OH MY.. Yssie.. simply magical!!!:appl:
    The stone.. the setting.. it's true perfection.
    I love the 8 claw prongs, the understated estate-y side stones and the draped beauty of the sides.
    It's amazing.
    Wear it in good health and happy times!!:wavey:
     
  2. marcy
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    by marcy » May 13, 2017
    Yssie, your diamond and ring are stunning. I love your setting.
     
  3. Rosebloom
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    by Rosebloom » May 14, 2017
    I haven't been on PS for way too long but I'm thrilled I stopped by today (Mother's Day treat to moi) and saw this post. Yssie - this is the most magnificent ring ever!! And it's almost like you do have a three stone with those perfectly complimenting earrings making a dream boat of a set. What perfection!
     
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    by Natylad » May 15, 2017
    Yssie....I am speechless. i swear i feel that i experiened the happiest shock ever. I will go recover from it and i will come back to leave a proper comment later... (as i said....speechless...)
     
    


    


  5. yssie
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    by yssie » May 15, 2017
    kayla - I didn't see the I you mentioned in your last in WF's listings but that J is... well, it looks every bit as perfect as perfect can be! I don't envy you your decision :love: you really can't go wrong either way!!

    I'm looking forward to seeing what you do!! 8-)

    royalstarrynight - Thank you!! I'll have exactly three rings when all is said and done - this solitaire, one coloured stone ring (I had Erika set a coloured stone into my stud stone's old setting), and an eternity (that's still in production)... and with that I'm set ::) I really can't imagine how PSers with museum-worthy ring collections decide what to wear!! #DefinitelyFirstWorldProblems... :mrgreen:

    kBerly - My wine supply has been replenished - I'll raise a healthy new glass to your 'Gah' :mrgreen: Thank you so much!!

    tyty, Tourmaline, Loreal - Thank you!!! ::)

    december - Thank you!! My temp solitaire had six prongs and I knew I wanted my final setting to have at least eight - I've always liked a very prong-ey look, and six somehow just didn't feel protective enough... and the N/S/E/W orientation is that last little detail that my previous eight-prong setting didn't feature and that I didn't realise I needed in my rings until after the fact...

    Margot, well, perfect out-of-box :rodent:

    Thank you jeweln!! I actually prefer a smaller table, higher crown, and shorter mains than PS precision-cutting boutiques' signature brands allow for - I like the very "blocky" look that obstruction of shorter mains produces at close range, and the combination of short mains and small table yields large virtual facets that encourage bold "rolling" flashes of light over "glitter" and "twinkle" - which is my personal preference ::)

    I also love seeing coloured light output! And I'm more willing to sacrifice guaranteed white light return in favour of potential for colour (across a variety of lighting environments) than the proportions that our H&A vendors restrict their precision-cut lines to permit - it's IMO really just a more extreme version of the flavour our vendors already cater to :love:

    Christina!!!!! Oh my goodness, thank you so much for stopping in - and I would love to hear how things are going for you and yours!! My contact is the same - I'll shoot you an email after work tonight, it's been far too long :mrgreen::appl:
     
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    by canuk-gal » May 15, 2017

    WOT she said. A looker and a keeper.

    cheers--Sharon
     
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    by arkieb1 » May 15, 2017
    Gorgeous setting and stone, sorry I am so late to see it but I'm glad I did see it, it's amazing!!!
     
  8. yssie
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    by yssie » May 15, 2017
    mrs-b Thank you!!

    The VS1 was a surprise to me!! :halo: I'm normally an eyeclean SI kind of girl, saving on everything I possibly can to eke out a bit more size...:twisted: But since I wasn't willing to compromise at all on proportions my pickings were extraordinarily slim!! Clarity and size took backseat to numbers, faceting, and colour. And I must say, owning a nearly loupe-clean stone really is a luxe change - I've definitely come to 'round to appreciating the novelty of the knowledge that it'll be perfectly clean no matter what angle I stare from 8-)

    The sidestones I'd bought but wound up not using were both Js - IF and VVS1. My go-to bracelet has a J VVS2 and a J VS2, and my studs are J SI1 and J SI2. I confess, if there's one thing I am rather disappointed by, it's not wearing the full clarity spectrum... :boohoo:::)

    Fulvia - Thank you so much! :mrgreen:

    Thank you hathalove!!! ::)

    Matata - Thank you!! And thank you ::) she is... and oh, she knows it :whistle::roll::kiss:

    Rubies - Thank you love!!

    The sidestones may be my favourite part... it's my very first ring with melee, ever!! :mrgreen: They're apparently K/L coloured single-cuts, 0.8/0.75/0.7mm - according to melee charts that's apparently ~0.002-0.0025ct :geek:

    I love this ring a little more every day ::)

    marcy - Thank you!! ::)

    Rose It's lovely to see you - thank you!! I'm delighted to have been part of your Mother's Day treat :mrgreen:

    I'm so glad I took my time with these projects, I couldn't be happier with how they've turned out. No niggling desires to upgrade, tweak... just a marvellously peaceful satisfaction ::)

    Thank you Naty!!! You're sweet as always!! :mrgreen:
     
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    by yssie » May 15, 2017
    A few late-night snaps of two of my trio-to-be of rings ::) The CS is an 8.7mm peachy pink spinel by Gene that Erika set into my old RDG setting. Both these settings are works of art :love:


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    Thank you Sharon, arkie!!! :mrgreen:::)
     
    


    


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    by Loreal » May 15, 2017
    I can't stop looking at your ring. Makes me have solitaire envy! My favorite ring on pricescope!
     
  12. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » May 16, 2017
    You are truly reaping the rewards of your patience! Its Beautiful! I luv MRB!!! Congrats and enjoy!!
     
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    by msop04 » May 16, 2017
    OMG!!!! THIS IS STUNNING!!!!
     
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    by MissGotRocks » May 16, 2017
    Would love to see a face on picture of the spinel ring!!
     
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    by apacherose » May 17, 2017
    Holy holy holy. I die. Had to show my husband. Le sigh. Oh la la. I honestly had to go and get a drink and review the pics. I love your flavor of MRB. I love the EW 8 prong swaggy perfection. I am a goner. Thank you for posting this incredible thread! Enjoy your bling!!!!
     
    


    


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    by Dandi » May 18, 2017
    Happiness is logging in to Pricescope and finding a new SMTB thread by Yssie

    Your ring is beyond perfect! I love everything about it, you really do have the most exquisite taste!!
     
  17. carbonfan
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    by carbonfan » May 20, 2017
    Your ring is absolutely gorgeous, yssie! It is such a beautiful setting and the prongs are perfection! I had never given much thought to 8 prongs, but yours are so delicate and the setting is so graceful. I love it with your matching studs, too! An exquisite set in every way!! :love:
     
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    by hearts-arrows_girl » May 21, 2017
    OMG! Your stone and setting are amazing. I am so entranced by your photography skills. You truly capture perfect lighting and background for shooting diamonds. Your shots are crystal clear and show the true beauty of your new stunner! Congrats on such a beauty.
     
  19. pearaffair
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    by pearaffair » May 25, 2017
    I LOVE IT.

    And I love to see someone not want to go down the custom path. I love seeing custom projects but I don't think I'd be up to it, myself. I need to know exactly what the end result will look like.

    Wow!!!!!! And you have beautiful hands.
     
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    by minimountains » May 26, 2017
    Lucky girl! She's my favorite designer to follow online. If I had dainty hands, I would love one of her designs!
     
  21. Mikla
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    by Mikla » May 27, 2017
    I think I've died and gone to heaven! So spectacular. Perfect in every way! Enjoy her!!
     
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    by ringcat » May 28, 2017
    Wow!! It's magnificent yssie. It's utterly beautiful and perfect in every way! Congratulations!! Hope you enjoy her for many years to come!
     
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    by Madison2 » May 28, 2017
    This is absolutely perfection!
    I love everything about the diamond and the setting you picked!
    Gorgeous! Congrats!
     
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    by february2003bride » May 28, 2017
    Oh, Yssie! Your 4.01 is an absolutely dream and the setting is perfection! Congratulations!
     
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    by tkyasx78 » May 28, 2017
    That is a truly beautiful diamond! Enjoy!
     
  26. Niel
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    by Niel » May 28, 2017
    I love this and it's perfect and I love how you didn't do anything custom. However did you manage!
     
  27. EC8
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    by EC8 » May 29, 2017
    Wow! Stunning ring, love the 8 prongs.
    In one of your posts you mention CAD, is the ring cast or hand forged?
     
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    by CinqueTerre » May 29, 2017
    Wow...just wow. I am just in awe of its beauty (and how well it goes with those fabulous earrings). What a treat to open a thread and find all these gorgeous pictures!
     
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    by ccuheartnurse » Jun 4, 2017
    Yssie, what can I say.... nothing actually, I'm speechless! Absolutely a gorgeous gorgeous stone & setting. Totally match with your stunning studs. I've seen you whittle your collection down over the years & wow, that consolidating was worth it. Beautiful. I think I read that there will be an eternity at some point. Perfection! Wear them all in great health. I also have to say, I admire that you've always treaded where most PS don't tread in terms of modern stones. We all pretty much stick to the recommended numbers. But I like that you trust your eyes to tell you what is beautiful & what isn't. :clap:

    Judy
     
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    by ABKIS » Jun 7, 2017
    Holy H*ll!!! It's absolutely stunning! :lickout: And now I have to clean up the puddle of drool I've left on my desk. :shifty:
     
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