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My NEW wedding set... with my Memoire diamond band!

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jenniegirlm

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After much anticipation, my Memoire wedding ring is finally here! (See thread: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/memoire-woes-didnt-pass-quality-control.53909/) Thank you for all the PS'ers who've comforted me during my wait - I got it just this Wednesday!

We have been searching forever for a new wedding ring and fell in love with the T&co wedding band, but it was too expensive. I considered Signed Pieces, but eventually decided to get a Memoire. Thank you DiamondSeeker2006 for the inspiration, it was your Memoire ring that blew me away and made me decide to go for it!


Quick story on why I needed a new wedding set: I lost my old one!
We were devastated, and being young and naive it wasn't insured because it didn't really cost us that much. DH agreed to buy me a new set that'll last me until we renew our vows for our 15th anniversary. After getting the Memoire though I think i will keep it as my new original wedding ring. Someday a 1.5-2.0 ct. RB will flank it.


First up, my original set: (goodbye, my sweet!
)

.39 K SI1 (yes, K! Pre-pricescope, had no idea about the cut, but vendor says they don't carry anything below a cut grade of 4)
in four-prong Tiffany-style setting

.31 ctw diamond band H/I I1




For the new set, we tried different styles, like the 3-stone, solitaire with side stones, etc. but ultimately ended up with the origianl solitaire + diamond band idea - so it looks like my old set, only better! My new set:

Center stone: AGS000
.50 ct RB
G SI2
1.8 HCA
in cathedral setting with surpirse melee

Band: 1.00 ctw 7-stone, G SI1/SI2, 18K WG

Size 4.5






I see little arrows in one of the stones in the band!





Office lighting:




At first I thought the stones would be too big for my center stone but I think it's perfect! I love the chunky look.

 

jenniegirlm

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More pics!

My Memoire band in its box:


Profile:



The pretty box it came in:



By itself:


They had a hard time making it round but iy looks pretty round to me!

Sparkles!!! (My kitchen has great lighting
)

 

jenniegirlm

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Finally, my e-ring:


I see arrows!



This is why I don''t get any studying done!




My lil'' ball of FIRE:



Profile of my new set - the Memoire is soo low-set!




Thanks for looking! Sorry for all the pics (then again, I''ve never heard a PS''er complain of too many pics.
)
 

Gothgrrl

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I''m so glad you finally got your band. I love it. The chunky look. That .50 sure look way bigger. Enjoy your set.
 

jenniegirlm

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THanks, Gothgrrl! Thanks for helping me out in my previous posts too.
 

bling*diva*

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~~I love the memoire band...I think it looks absolutely perfect w/ your e-ring!!!
 

Sundial

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Oh I''m so glad this all finally worked out for you! I love those Memoire bands and yours looks just beautiful with your pretty engagement ring!!!
 

Ellen

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I think it''s a very pretty set, congrats!
 

Dee*Jay

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I think your set looks beautiful together! Congratulations!
 

HooCares

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Jennie, your set looks great together! I''m so glad your Memoire band worked out for you and that you are happy with it!
 

Jelly

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I love that set!!! What a gorgeous eternity band and e-ring! Congrats!
 

jenniegirlm

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Thank you for the compliments, Sundial, HooCares, BlingDiva, Ellen, Jelly, and DeeJay!


I have been suffering with DSS with my solitaire for awhile, but my Memoire band helped alleviate it. I think it actually makes it *look* bigger, but that''s just me trying to deal with DSS.
 

mrssalvo

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I LOVE memoire bands, yours is gorgeous!!!
 

gailrmv

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wow, what a beautiful Memoire band and beautiful wedding set! I love it! Would you mind explaining more about how you chose the Memoire over the SP? (Sorry if you already have, elsewhere!)
 

Kaleigh

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YAY!!! So happy everything worked out for you. Your Memoire band is beyond gorgeous and looks great with your beautiful ering. Congrats and enjoy!!!!
 

diamondseeker2006

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Oh, I''m so glad I found a minute to check in! Your new rings are beautiful, Jennie! I am SO happy the Memoire band turned out beautifully! I certainly agree that it is worthy to be your "forever" wedding band! Congratulations on your new rings!
 

jfo

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Oooh, I love your Memoire diamond band! I think it looks great with your engagement ring!!
 

diamondfan

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Wow, that is stunning...sorry about the lost one, but you did well...
 

jenniegirlm

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Date: 12/25/2006 1:14:33 PM
Author: gailrmv
wow, what a beautiful Memoire band and beautiful wedding set! I love it! Would you mind explaining more about how you chose the Memoire over the SP? (Sorry if you already have, elsewhere!)
Hi, I really liked how the Memiore prongs were set together in the middle rather than in the outer edges... plus, I wanted this band to be, as DiamondSeeker2006 put it, my "forever band" and after reading at the Memiore website about how they make their rings (hot extrusion to minimize porosity) I decided to go for it. Another thing I considered was the height of the band, I have that surprise melee on the side of my e-ring and only the T&Co band, Memiore, and another unbranded ring in the TCW size I wanted were the ones that fit right under it. I decided to go mid-range and went for the Memiore.
 

jenniegirlm

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Thank you Annagarcia, MrsSalvo, DS2006, Rascal49, jfo, and diamondfan!


wrstacks, thanks for the ideas! Maybe I will get a thin (~2mm) plain band to wear with my diamond band when I don''t wear my e-ring. Then I can wear all 3 together at times! I also plan to have a honkin'' eternnity band someday... maybe for our 15th anniv., and of course those pink sapphire maternity rings (or if I''m lucky, pink diamonds...) then I can stack all my beautiful bands together. I''m excited, heehee.
 

divergrrl

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"Visions of Memoire Bands dance in my head"...

I love those bands, they really make any setting go "ka-blam!" and also hold court quite nicely on their own.

Your setting is beautiful...enjoy it!

Jeannine
 
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