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My OEC Engagement Ring!

OEClover

Rough_Rock
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Jun 1, 2011
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I've been lurking for months, but I finally signed up so that I can show off my new engagement ring! My boyfriend proposed last Sunday, and I love my ring so much.

The center stone is a 1.42 OEC, I color and VS2 clarity. It's from San Francisco Provident Loan, and they were amazing to deal with (I've seen Ben, the manager there, about once every 2 weeks for the past several months throughout the ring process). Like many older stones, this one faces up really white.

The setting was designed by my boyfriend and then custom made in San Francisco. It's set in platinum, and I was able to pick out the side stones so they fit my picky tastes (they are H color, VS2 clarity). There are 4 diamonds on either side, with two tiny surprise diamonds. Hopefully you can see the delicate milgrain and engraving in the pictures - it was all done by hand and there is so much tiny detail on all three sides of the ring. My fiance's wedding ring will have the same engraving on it so that our rings will match.

It's a fireball, and I'd love to get some more pictures that show it off, but it's been really overcast in California the past couple of days.

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Trekkie

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Apr 21, 2010
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WOW!

Congratulations on your engagement!

Gorgeous ring!
 

Dandi

Ideal_Rock
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It's SO beautiful, and your pics are gorgeous!! Congratulations to you and your H2B!! :appl: :appl: :appl:
 

yssie

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Congrats on your engagement!!

Your ring is really lovely on you :appl:
 

cushionladyESQ

Shiny_Rock
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Apr 28, 2009
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Congrats on your engagement! Love the de-lurking once you got the bling--I did the same thing! :D (unintentional rhyming!)

I also live in the Bay Area...happy to know you had a good experience with a local SF jeweler.

Congrats again! And thanks for sharing.
 

Sparklelu

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Congrats on the engagement and that is one stunning setting!!! I love old stones and the setting compliments it to perfection. Wear it in great health!
 

lbbaber

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Feb 18, 2011
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Its beautiful. I LOVE the OECs. More pics please!!!!!
 

Ninama

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Jul 30, 2007
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love, Love, LOVE :love: :love: :love:
 

OEClover

Rough_Rock
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Jun 1, 2011
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Here are some more pictures that show the ring off a little more. It's not a pretty day outside, so unfortunately I don't have any pretty flower shots with fire, but my indoor plant and wedding magazine will have to suffice. Sorry for any fuze on the rings, it's amazing how you don't see it until after the pictures.

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yssie

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Ooh thank you for the extra pics, they are lovely! The facet patterning in 0888 is mesmerising :love:
 

bethprov

Shiny_Rock
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Apr 7, 2011
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wow is that pretty! The profile is so pretty and it has such a wonderful vintage feel to it :appl: Congratulations on your engagement!
 

somethingshiny

Ideal_Rock
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Jul 22, 2007
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Yes, that faceting is fantastic!!! Absolutely exquisite!! Congrats!

btw-You have lovely hands too.
 

tracerr00

Rough_Rock
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Jun 8, 2011
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I've been lurking on this site for quite a while as my boyfriend and I have been looking at engagement rings for a long time and haven't found anything yet! I'm coming out of lurkdom to say that this is quite possibly my favorite ring that I've seen so far. It's exactly like what I have in mind! Congratulations, it's gorgeous!
 

Haven

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Feb 15, 2007
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GORGEOUS! I love your stone! Its faceting pattern is absolutely beautiful. BEAUTIFUL!
 
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