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

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  1. bright ice
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    by bright ice » Aug 14, 2017
    I think the bands complete it perfectly!
     
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    by Scandinavian » Aug 14, 2017
    Totally gorgeous! Love the setting too!
     
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    by kama_s » Aug 15, 2017
    Ahhhhh this is why I need to hop onto PS proper more often!!! What a stone!!!! What a setting!!! WOW! I love this so much! It's simply perfect.

    Hope you are doing well, haven't caught up with you in forever!
     
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    by Skhii » Aug 16, 2017
    No wonder the workmanship is so fine and matches with your Lily band so well-- Leon made it! I would have had the same initial concern you had about lower color melee, but I'm happy to hear that high-end watch-quality single cuts exist in both higher and lower colors. I am looking forward to your next thread! Comparison posts are my favorite! :geek2:
     
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  5. kayla17
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    by kayla17 » Aug 21, 2017
    This is my favorite new set! I absolutely love the Lily band. It's my favorite EW band from her collection! Beautiful!!!
     
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    by foxinsox » Aug 22, 2017
    You have that beauty and she's not on your finger every single day? :eek-2: :o :eek-2:
    That stack is a pretty gorgeous low-maintenance alternative though! I've always loved the Lily and she's a perfect complement to the Margot!
     
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    by Tarrotka » Aug 22, 2017
    Love everything about your gorgeous ring! :lickout: Just perfect! You are a great photographer, Yssie!
     
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    by memorystation » Oct 5, 2017
    OMG. I love everything! The design of the ring and band are matched seamlessly.
     
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    by blingmeupscotty » Oct 5, 2017
    This entire set.. start to finish.. blew my mind...:love: :appl: congratulations!!
     
    


    


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    by ccuheartnurse » Oct 5, 2017
    Omg your set has so much personality! I love the E-W band, gorgeous. LM..gorgeous.
     
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    by xcacaox » Oct 5, 2017
    That is so!!! gorgeous!!! Congratulations!
    I'm a huge fan of Erika Winters too... so I really like what you did here... hehehe.:kiss2:
     
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    by mrs-b » Oct 5, 2017
    This. There are absolutely no words.

    <adoreadoreadoreadoreadoreadoreadoreadoreadore>
     
  15. NOYFB
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    by NOYFB » Oct 6, 2017
    Wow. Just Wow. yssie, your patience and time paid off. That is one stunning stone!
     
    


    


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    by LLJsmom » Oct 7, 2017
    @yssie, coming back to look at your Margot. It’s so beautiful. Hope you are still loving it!
     
  17. yssie
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    by yssie » Jan 7, 2018
    Sharon, msop04, arkieb1, bright ice, Scandinavian, Tarrotka, CravingDiamonds, memorystation, blingmeupscotty, ccuheartnurse, KKJohnson, mrs-b, NOYFB Thank you!! I'm so happy to be able to say that I'm still loving these rings every bit as much as when I first got them :love:
     
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  18. yssie
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    by yssie » Jan 7, 2018
    @MissGotRocks Thank you!!

    I suppose I am nothing if not predictable :bigsmile: I wear Margot... once a week or so? Lily, however, is a daily staple. I had no idea how much I'd come to appreciate the concave pinch up to the milgrain girdle - it's kept the brushed finish pristine! The devil's still stewing in those details ::)


    Thank you @LLJsmom ::) Oh, these rings and I are still very happily romancing each other :whistle:

    I thought of myself as "not a solitaire girl" for a full decade. Turns out - I'm a solitaire girl. Looking back... none of my previous settings gave me this sort of complete, wholehearted satisfaction - there was always something I wanted to improve on, something I thought could be tweaked, "something to keep in mind for next time". This time, with this ring... there's still nothing I want to change, months later, and it's incredibly satisfying not to have a "next time" in mind!!


    @kama_s Thank you love!! It has been too long! Even I have to admit the sparkliest PS pretties can't hold a candle to your little fellow, though, so I can't blame you for spending your free time ogling him instead :bigsmile: :love:


    @Skhii Well, it's been four months, but I do still intend to post that comparison one of these days :lol: Both bands have held up to daily wear extraordinarily well - shape is intact, stones are in place, milgrain is crisp... :sun:


    @kayla17 Thank you! The Lily is IMO one of Erika's most feminine designs - it's one of my favourites too! I'd love an Imogen or Isabella as well, one day ::)


    @foxinsox You've got me! :bigsmile: I think I wear her about once a week? Low-maintenance and low-profile almost always win!!

    I do feel very lucky to have the option to choose though. A couple of years ago I was debating whether to upgrade my stone or buy a new piece, and I envisioned being perfectly happy without a "larger centerstone-type ring" because I wore low-key bands daily - I'm glad I went this route after all ::)


    Thank you @xcacaox ::) Erika's designs are so fluid, and her workmanship is always flawless, and she's a dream to work with :kiss2: I expect that my purse will resign itself to its fate sooner or later... :lol:


    A couple quick in-the-mirror pics ::)



     
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    by Jimmianne » Jan 7, 2018
    Why am I just now seeing this!!! :love::clap::love::dance::love:
     
  20. MissGotRocks
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    by MissGotRocks » Jan 7, 2018
    Yssie I am so glad that you are enjoying your new rings! They are gorgeous but I know how exacting you are so for them to have stood the test of time they are obviously lifetime keepers!! No wonder - what's not to love? So glad you finally have the rings that make your heart sing!!
     
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    by junebug17 » Jan 7, 2018
    Gah, love the pics you posted yssie, just gorgeous! That ring looks amazing on you! :love::love::love:
     
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    by Platinum-blonde » Jan 7, 2018
    Beautiful rings! :love: you have a beautiful set. It looks perfect on your fingers.

    I love Erika Winters' work. I have a modified Laurel ring that I bought preloved. I couldn't believe how fine the multigrain was, and the attention to detail. It always make me happy to see her work on here.
     
  23. soxfan
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    by soxfan » Jan 7, 2018
    I just love this set. It's my favorite set on PS as of now. :lol:
     
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    by hathalove » Jan 8, 2018
    This is so beautiful. Took my breath away. I love the Margot so much and with your stone and finish it is amazing.
     
  25. thecat
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    by thecat » Jan 8, 2018
    Your set is fabulous :love::love: I love the pastels of your diamond in this photo.
     
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    by hathalove » Jan 8, 2018
    Do you think the lily band is durable. Like you amcan wear it and not have to worry about it?
     
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    by doberman » Jan 9, 2018
    That's humongous! Beautiful ring, gorgeous stone, enjoy!
     
  28. yssie
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    by yssie » Jan 9, 2018
    @Jimmianne Thank you!! :bigsmile:


    Thank you @MissGotRocks, you are a dear ::)

    It really is lovely to be able to simply tell a vendor what I want and trust that the details will be fleshed out and executed to my satisfaction without my input, and that my opinions will be explicitly solicited when needed... this worry-free shopping thing is addictive :bigsmile:


    Thank you @junebug17!!

    I didn’t know that I’d appreciate a solitaire on me so much, having only ever before had three-stone rings :kiss2:


    @Platinum-blonde Thank you! I looked through your threads and I didn’t see one for your Laurel - please consider starting a thread on it? :sun:

    I would agree wholeheartedly: to me Erika’s workmanship and attention to detail is well worth her premium, and I love that I can blindly trust her to scale, finagle, edit the design to preserve the aesthetic for different shapes and sizes :geek2: :love:


    :bigsmile: @soxfan Thank you!!!


    Thank you @hathalove! ::)

    I’ve been wearing my Lily pretty much daily and she’s held up beautifully!! :love:

    Erika’s Signature finish is quite delicate, and it’s been my experience that all brush/matte finishes show wear far more quickly than shiny high-polish. I was very worried about ruining the finish on my Lily but it’s pristine despite daily wear; I believe the reason is that the shoulders of the band (from edge to center mgrain line) are concavely pinched on both sides, which guards all brush-finished face-up area against contact with other surfaces. I don’t know that this finish would hold up as well on a plain rounded band, or a design featuring large non-concave non-edged metal planes - though I suspect gold would fare better than platinum... I would be curious to find out!


    Thank you @thecat!! ::)


    @doberman Thank you! :mrgreen2:
     
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  29. Maisie
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    by Maisie » Jan 9, 2018
    Such a beautiful ring! Sorry I’m a few months late!

    Did you set the lab ruby in your other setting? You are allowed to post lab stones in the fabulous fashion jewellery section. I would love to see it.
     
  30. hearts-arrows_girl
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    by hearts-arrows_girl » Jan 9, 2018
    I keep looking at the pictures of your gorgeous stone and setting! Your ring is amazing. And your photography captures it's beauty perfectly! Thanks for sharing such a stunning ring! :love:
     

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