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loriken214

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Here is the description:

This padparadscha Estate Engagement Ring weighs 3g and measures 6.5mm wide and 5mm deep. Presently a somewhat sizable ring size 6.5, this attractive and unusual geometric Sapphire Engagement Ring features a centrally mounted prong-set cushion-cut padparadscha weighing 0.84cts measuring 5.98 x 4.72mm and graded ''vivid orangy-pink'' color and ''excellent'' clarity. Accentuated by 0.50cts of high quality channel-set baguette diamonds graded ''H'' color and VS1 clarity throughout the shoulders of this alluring and delicately contrasting Engagement Ring, this sturdy and very comfortable streamline ring is stamped ''18k'' white gold.

Lori

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platinumrock

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Lori, the ring is beautiful! I can''t wait to see more pics when you finally get to take it home.

I love the baby pink color. Congrats!
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Date: 4/8/2009 2:35:21 PM
Author:loriken214
Here is the description:


This padparadscha Estate Engagement Ring weighs 3g and measures 6.5mm wide and 5mm deep. Presently a somewhat sizable ring size 6.5, this attractive and unusual geometric Sapphire Engagement Ring features a centrally mounted prong-set cushion-cut padparadscha weighing 0.84cts measuring 5.98 x 4.72mm and graded ''vivid orangy-pink'' color and ''excellent'' clarity. Accentuated by 0.50cts of high quality channel-set baguette diamonds graded ''H'' color and VS1 clarity throughout the shoulders of this alluring and delicately contrasting Engagement Ring, this sturdy and very comfortable streamline ring is stamped ''18k'' white gold.


Lori


Lori,


If it states it is a pad, does it come with a cert??? With all of these threads lately about BE treated pads, I would be careful and insist on a cert.


Linda
 

Jypsie

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Beautiful!!! When will you get it? I want to see finger pictures :)
 

FrekeChild

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So pretty!!!!
 

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Date: 4/8/2009 2:40:34 PM
Author: Linda W

Date: 4/8/2009 2:35:21 PM
Author:loriken214
Here is the description:


This padparadscha Estate Engagement Ring weighs 3g and measures 6.5mm wide and 5mm deep. Presently a somewhat sizable ring size 6.5, this attractive and unusual geometric Sapphire Engagement Ring features a centrally mounted prong-set cushion-cut padparadscha weighing 0.84cts measuring 5.98 x 4.72mm and graded ''vivid orangy-pink'' color and ''excellent'' clarity. Accentuated by 0.50cts of high quality channel-set baguette diamonds graded ''H'' color and VS1 clarity throughout the shoulders of this alluring and delicately contrasting Engagement Ring, this sturdy and very comfortable streamline ring is stamped ''18k'' white gold.


Lori


Lori,


If it states it is a pad, does it come with a cert??? With all of these threads lately about BE treated pads, I would be careful and insist on a cert.


Linda
Hi Linda!

I''m glad you replied.....actually, I''m buying this ring mainly for the setting as I may put something else in it down the road.

Will ask about the cert, though.

Do you have a thread with photos of your pad collection? I''m just starting to look for a pad and would love to see your pretties!
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Lori
 

loriken214

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THANK YOU EVERYONE.....I really loved the setting...the pad is extra!
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Date: 4/8/2009 2:40:34 PM
Author: Linda W
Date: 4/8/2009 2:35:21 PM

Author:loriken214

Here is the description:



This padparadscha Estate Engagement Ring weighs 3g and measures 6.5mm wide and 5mm deep. Presently a somewhat sizable ring size 6.5, this attractive and unusual geometric Sapphire Engagement Ring features a centrally mounted prong-set cushion-cut padparadscha weighing 0.84cts measuring 5.98 x 4.72mm and graded ''vivid orangy-pink'' color and ''excellent'' clarity. Accentuated by 0.50cts of high quality channel-set baguette diamonds graded ''H'' color and VS1 clarity throughout the shoulders of this alluring and delicately contrasting Engagement Ring, this sturdy and very comfortable streamline ring is stamped ''18k'' white gold.



Lori



Lori,



If it states it is a pad, does it come with a cert??? With all of these threads lately about BE treated pads, I would be careful and insist on a cert.



Linda

A cert is always a plus, but I don''t think Fay Cullen specializes in colored gemstones as much as it does in antique jewelery? They don''t state the treatment or the origin of the sapphire in the description which makes me think they may not be that strict in documentation, so they may not have sent a .8ct stone in for certification, they probably just graded it in-house?

It''s a beautiful ring though! Congrats! I''m jealous :razz:
 

loriken214

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Date: 4/8/2009 3:02:05 PM
Author: MakingTheGrade

Date: 4/8/2009 2:40:34 PM
Author: Linda W

Date: 4/8/2009 2:35:21 PM

Author:loriken214

Here is the description:



This padparadscha Estate Engagement Ring weighs 3g and measures 6.5mm wide and 5mm deep. Presently a somewhat sizable ring size 6.5, this attractive and unusual geometric Sapphire Engagement Ring features a centrally mounted prong-set cushion-cut padparadscha weighing 0.84cts measuring 5.98 x 4.72mm and graded ''vivid orangy-pink'' color and ''excellent'' clarity. Accentuated by 0.50cts of high quality channel-set baguette diamonds graded ''H'' color and VS1 clarity throughout the shoulders of this alluring and delicately contrasting Engagement Ring, this sturdy and very comfortable streamline ring is stamped ''18k'' white gold.



Lori



Lori,



If it states it is a pad, does it come with a cert??? With all of these threads lately about BE treated pads, I would be careful and insist on a cert.



Linda

A cert is always a plus, but I don''t think Fay Cullen specializes in colored gemstones as much as it does in antique jewelery? They don''t state the treatment or the origin of the sapphire in the description which makes me think they may not be that strict in documentation, so they may not have sent a .8ct stone in for certification, they probably just graded it in-house?

It''s a beautiful ring though! Congrats! I''m jealous :razz:
MTG, I believe you''re right and don''t think FC has certs on their pieces. I''ll see what I can find out, though.

THANK YOU!

Lori
 

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Date: 4/8/2009 2:59:33 PM
Author: loriken214
Date: 4/8/2009 2:40:34 PM

Author: Linda W


Date: 4/8/2009 2:35:21 PM

Author:loriken214

Here is the description:



This padparadscha Estate Engagement Ring weighs 3g and measures 6.5mm wide and 5mm deep. Presently a somewhat sizable ring size 6.5, this attractive and unusual geometric Sapphire Engagement Ring features a centrally mounted prong-set cushion-cut padparadscha weighing 0.84cts measuring 5.98 x 4.72mm and graded ''vivid orangy-pink'' color and ''excellent'' clarity. Accentuated by 0.50cts of high quality channel-set baguette diamonds graded ''H'' color and VS1 clarity throughout the shoulders of this alluring and delicately contrasting Engagement Ring, this sturdy and very comfortable streamline ring is stamped ''18k'' white gold.



Lori



Lori,



If it states it is a pad, does it come with a cert??? With all of these threads lately about BE treated pads, I would be careful and insist on a cert.



Linda

Hi Linda!


I''m glad you replied.....actually, I''m buying this ring mainly for the setting as I may put something else in it down the road.


Will ask about the cert, though.


Do you have a thread with photos of your pad collection? I''m just starting to look for a pad and would love to see your pretties!
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Lori



Hi Lori,

I love the setting, it is gorgeous. Fay Cullen has gorgeous rings on her site doesn''t she? I was just being worried with all of the BE treatments that you were paying for a pad and it would end up being BE treated like Laurens and T-Gals.

No, I don''t have a thread on my pads. I have been asked numerous times too.
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My daughter took pictures with her camera and they turned out horrible. She doesn''t have a good camera. The pictures were not in good lighting and she needs (or DH and I) to get a better camera. One of my pads looked like it had Cellulite!!!

I am meeting Gypsy in a few months and she promised to take pictures for me.
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So pretty! I looked and looked through her stuff and found two rings that could come close, but not quite it for my ering. Yours is just gorgeous!
 

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Cute, but a little too vivid pink to qualify as a Pad IMO. It's lacking in the orange component.


*edited to add

I just had an enlarged look on Fay's website. You are OK with the pretty serious ding/divit on the platinum holding in one of the baguettes?
 

loriken214

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Date: 4/8/2009 4:48:17 PM
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Cute, but a little too vivid pink to qualify as a Pad IMO. It''s lacking in the orange component.


*edited to add

I just had an enlarged look on Fay''s website. You are OK with the pretty serious ding/divit on the platinum holding in one of the baguettes?
I just noticed that, too....
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Lori
 

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Also, FC''s return policy sucks. There''s a restocking fee so think hard about it if you can''t handle the ding on the prong/metal.

I also don''t want you to pay a pad price for what may not be a pad, even though you don''t care about the stone. It''s just the principle of it.
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LostSapphire

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It's really pretty. But, FC hasn't the most exemplary reputation on these boards when it comes to customer service and returns.

I also recall from some other thread, where someone saw "antique ring" and thought it actually WAS an antique. Turned out to be a replica. What's the word "estate" stand for? Could mean anything....

So I'd check it out really, really carefully. I think they use a lot of double-entendres and vagaries in their product descriptions....coupled with a poor return policy, hmm.......

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I don't know about FC but I know a lot of local jewellers who use the term "estate" to mean pre-owned, not antique. What matters most is that you like it and think it's worth the asking price.
 

loriken214

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THANK YOU for your honest opinions....that is why I post on PS....this was another impulse buy. I haven''t paid any money on this ring yet and won''t.

After closer inspection, I do not want to pay for something that isn''t 100% acceptable.

I honestly can''t thank you enough for your total honesty!!!!
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Good call, I''ve heard bad things about FC, and with the slight "damage" it has, and possible lack of cert--you could probably find something better! Aim high, sistah!
 

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That ring is pretty but I have also heard negative things about faycullen.com. It''s a shame because they have some great things on their site.
 

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Good call. And I agree, that stone is questionable as a pad.
 

loriken214

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My order has been cancelled and the ring will be posted on their website again soon.

I feel SO relieved...the chemo hasn''t affected my OCD one bit!
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arjunajane

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Well, I really think you dodged a bullet here Lori!
I would simply avoid FC, too many worrying variables
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I am in agreement with AJ. Best to avoid unnecessary risk wherever/whenever you can.
 
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