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My new e-ring: Vatche 108 Royal X-Prong w/ .94ct E VS2 AVC

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by StoopidMonkey, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. StoopidMonkey
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    by StoopidMonkey » Nov 17, 2011
    This is a branch-off of my thread in RockyTalky (backstory here: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/roc...ed-me-from-poh-s-to-chunky-avc-s-t167785.html) since I thought it deserved a thread here so I can Show You The Bling. :) After having different variations of this ring bouncing around in my head since March, it's finally complete! It arrives at my doorstop tomorrow, and I can't wait to see that icy white AVC beauty in the sunlight. It's simply the most beautifully cut stone I've ever seen. I love it! I'm also in love with the ring. My future fiance only had a few requests for the setting when we "play shopped" a few months ago (something I highly recommend to serious couples should the situation arise while wandering past mall jewelry stores, under the playful and suspicion-diffusing guise of "it's not going to be for a while so let me know what you like now so I don't look suspicious later"): she did not want yellow gold, did not want a thin shank, liked the cathedral shanks but also liked those with tapered/pinched tops (she thought she couldn't get both, hehe). I love the balance this ring strikes. It's artful and interesting yet beautifully simple. I also like how the channel baguette diamonds enhance the ring's presence while not competing for attention with the center AVC.


    So I present to you the Vatche style 108 Royal X-Prong w/channel set baguettes in a customly requested 900/100 Platinum/Iridium alloy (thanks PS for that recommendation) paired with my .94ct E VS2 August Vintage Cushion, size 9:

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    More pics will follow next week and hand shots on the happy recipient will show up in about a month. It's the most wonderful time...of the year! :naughty:
     
  2. Amys Bling
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    by Amys Bling » Nov 17, 2011
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    It's lovely!! Different from anything I've seen IRL.
     
  3. Laila619
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    by Laila619 » Nov 17, 2011
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    It looks great!! Can't wait to see handshots of this beauty!
     
  4. PA-C
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    by PA-C » Nov 17, 2011
    Re: My new e-ring: Vatche 108 Royal X-Prong w/ .94ct E VS2 A

    awesome setting - looks great with the AVC! very unique. can't wait for the hand shots! :)
     
  5. minmin001
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    by minmin001 » Nov 17, 2011
    Re: My new e-ring: Vatche 108 Royal X-Prong w/ .94ct E VS2 A

    what a beautiful ring! Love AVC, enjoy the ring and congrats! :appl:
     
  6. StoopidMonkey
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    by StoopidMonkey » Nov 18, 2011
    Re: My new e-ring: Vatche 108 Royal X-Prong w/ .94ct E VS2 A

    Thanks everybody for the replies so far! That said, IT'S HERE!!! :D It is truly something to behold, and I am once again reminded that pictures and videos don't do it justice. There is so much detail the human eye can pic up that no recording medium can make up for. For example, I'm finding it especially difficult to photograph the colors this thing is shooting out. In the sunlight, the rainbow beams it shoots out are damn near blinding if you get it right. Surprisingly, it's more beautiful to look at in the shade where you can see the rainbow effect on the large facets without the brightness that makes it hard to stare at it in the sun. It's just such a clean, bright stone. It shines white even when carrying it up a dimly lit staircase. So here are a few pics I managed to take with my Canon PowerShot SX230 HS.

    3 pictures by the window in the Good Old Gold teakwood box:
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    Some sparkle captured via the on-camera flash:
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    In lieu of "real" hand shots on my future fiance, I offer these "man hand" shots:
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    Since I'm having trouble capturing the colorful scintillation, here's the diamond lit up with a laser. Why? Why not!
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    RESISTANCE IS FUTILE :twisted:
     
  7. MrsBettyBoop
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    by MrsBettyBoop » Nov 18, 2011
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    Beautiful! LOVE that laser pic. :love:
     
  8. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Nov 18, 2011
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    That is really beautiful! :love: I am just so happy for you that you were able to go to GOG and find the stone that you thought was the most beautiful! :appl:
     
  9. motownmama
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    by motownmama » Nov 18, 2011
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    That last picture is CRAZY gorgeous!!
     
  10. ame
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    by ame » Nov 18, 2011
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    OMG I LOVE IT!!!! I cannot wait for hand shots on HER dainty paw. Not that I don't appreciate man shots lol
     
  11. dani13
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    by dani13 » Nov 18, 2011
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    It's so gorgeous!!!! You done good!!!! Best of luck with your proposal!!!! :appl: :appl:
     
  12. renogirl
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    by renogirl » Nov 18, 2011
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    It's fabulous! Congratulations!!!
     
  13. StoopidMonkey
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    by StoopidMonkey » Nov 21, 2011
    Re: My new e-ring: Vatche 108 Royal X-Prong w/ .94ct E VS2 A

    Thanks everybody! It was great seeing everybody's new rings here over the past few months and I'm so happy it's finally my turn to post some eye candy. The next 3 weeks, 6 days to our little engagement trip (though she doesn't know that yet) will be torture for sure, especially keeping a straight face with all the holiday engagement ring ads blaring on the radio. :)
     
  14. geckodani
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    by geckodani » Nov 21, 2011
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    It's beautiful! Modern and elegant at the same time.
     
  15. Sky56
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    by Sky56 » Nov 22, 2011
    Re: My new e-ring: Vatche 108 Royal X-Prong w/ .94ct E VS2 A

    I love the ring, Monkey.

    Excellent choice of diamond and setting. Congrats and best wishes!
     
  16. DiamondsDiamonds
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    by DiamondsDiamonds » Nov 23, 2011
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    Very nice.
     
  17. StoopidMonkey
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    by StoopidMonkey » Dec 13, 2011
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    5 days to go before this beauty finds its new home! :) In the meantime, here's a Christmas-y pic from our tree at home (taken snealily while she was away):

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  18. Sundial
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    by Sundial » Dec 13, 2011
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    That diamond is breathtaking and I really love the setting! Your future fiance is going to be blown away by this beauty!!!
     
  19. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Dec 19, 2011
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    Do you have any news for us by chance???? :naughty:
     
  20. StoopidMonkey
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    by StoopidMonkey » Dec 20, 2011
    Re: My new e-ring: Vatche 108 Royal X-Prong w/ .94ct E VS2 A

    SHE SAID YES!! :appl:

    I'll post pics up in RockyTalky hopefully in the next couple days. It went great! We had a wonderful dinner at Les Halles on Park Avenue (Anthony Bourdain's former base of operations) with plenty of great wine and food. Then we took a horse carriage ride through Central Park, and before it turned down 5th Ave for the tour of the shops I started remarking about how happy I was to be with her and how we have so much to look forward to next year. I continued "I know what you're going to say, because you've said it before. Something else has to happen first. Well, as it turns out [saying this as I slowly sneak the ring box into her hands under the blanket] ... I agree!" Once I closed her fingers around the box it took about a second or two for it to register what was happening and her face lit up like a Christmas tree! Stuck in the moment, I bypassed whatever else I was going to say and just came out with "Will you marry me?" After a deep gasp or two she said "YES! Yes I will!" She was in gleeful yet coherent shock for the rest of the ride down to Rockefeller Center. Since the lighting was dim in the park she didn't get a real good look at it right away, so I told her I'd save it for when we get to the tree. Once we got off the carriage and made the short walk to the Rockefeller Tree I properly got on one knee and slid the ring on her finger. She absolutely LOVES it! The setting was everything she asked for and more, and the diamond was setting off fireworks with all the lights in Rockefeller Center fueling it! She spent the better part of last night calling her friends as they got out of work to tell them all the details. Thank you PriceScope members and thank you Good Old Gold for making this such a wonderful proposal! Seeing my fiancee's (I love calling her that) face light up with a glow that still hasn't worn off is the most wondeful Christmas gift I've ever received. :)
     
  21. Skippy123
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    by Skippy123 » Dec 20, 2011
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    oh wow, that is incredible!!! :love: :love: congrats
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  22. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Dec 20, 2011
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    Awww, so sweet!!!! :appl: Congratulations!!! Love your whole proposal!

    Post the hand shots here on this thread. This is where you post finished rings and handshots!
     
  23. pregcurious
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    by pregcurious » Dec 20, 2011
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    Congratulations!
     
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    by Laila619 » Dec 21, 2011
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    Congratulations, SM!! :appl: What a wonderful proposal story!

    Of course she would love her ring, how could she not with an AVC?! :bigsmile:
     
  25. MikeyPalmice
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    by MikeyPalmice » Dec 21, 2011
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    That's great, congrats!!!!
     
  26. Mrs.W 514
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    by Mrs.W 514 » Dec 22, 2011
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    Congratulations!!!! Your proposal sounds so perfect and sweet, it brought tears to my eyes! I cant wait for hand shots of that beautiful ring. Merry Christmas and congratulations again to you and your Fiancee (!)
     
  27. StoopidMonkey
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    by StoopidMonkey » Dec 23, 2011
    Re: My new e-ring: Vatche 108 Royal X-Prong w/ .94ct E VS2 A

    Thanks everybody!! I do have the coveted hand shot here for you, and I'd upload more from the trip but the Image Control Panel is having some issues the past several days.

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