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Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by Sojourn, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Sojourn
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    by Sojourn » Feb 6, 2019
    I actually first joined this site and lurked since 2013 when my husband and I first became engaged. We didn't have a ring, in fact, we were on my couch watching T.V. It was a marathon of my big fat gypsy wedding, I was in ratty sweats, and it was negative four degrees outside. While I love jewelry, and so does my husband, a blessing and a curse I promise, it took forever to find a style we both liked. My husband saw this style with a round diamond and said, this is it! This is you. The only thing I banged was to make it for an oval.

    While we were looking, we also checked a few places online and brick and mortar. Upon having a conversation with my uncle and describing some of the comedy surrounding a couple of store visits. He mentioned that he was friends with a bench jeweler. Once we went there, we knew this was it. He is not only a bench jeweler himself but third generation. Would never have found him as he does minimal advertisement. Most of the work he does is a referral or sent to him from other jewelers. He made both mine and my husbands ring.

    I genuinely love my ring, and my wedding band was never picked out with the intent to wear together. I wear my wedding band on my right now. Originally i wasn't able to wear my engagement ring to work. I want to wear a band with it but am at a lost. I would love thoughts in what to place with it? Occasionally i have done a 4mm flat band which slides underneath. I apologize for not fabulous pictures. I always love looking at all of yours. My husband also will look over my shoulders upon occasion. 20190206_113943.jpg 20190206_113936.jpg 20190206_114018.jpg 20190206_114056.jpg
     
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  2. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Feb 6, 2019
    That is a whole lotta bling! :sun: :))

    As for what band to put with it... I think you have two options - either go minimalist, to keep all the focus of attention on your bling, or go all out and have a similar amount of bling in your new band. Anything in-between is likely to be a bit 'lost' I reckon :)

    Is it Princess cuts you have in the centre of the band? You could have a (half-)eternity style ring made with them, or you could swap in another stone shape so you have an eclectic collection on your finger :)

    Perhaps emerald or asscher cut?
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl78_1SFaxQ/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BiPWtJwBaCf/

    Or carré cut?
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bke5N9tBkUw/

    Or Peruzzi cut?
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnoc-DehxsG/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BiCm-ytB1f4/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh1G4xxhRZs/

    Or French cut?
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bti_oGsnKRQ/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BqKnX1qH_vS/

    (Gemconcepts is Yoram (diagem) on this forum :) )
     
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  3. violet3
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    by violet3 » Feb 6, 2019
    Whoa! That is a beauty - wear it in good health!
     
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  4. Sojourn
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    by Sojourn » Feb 6, 2019
    Thank you. The center stone is 2.15 G VS2. Looking at the pictures i managed to make it look dead. I swear it's not. I get what your saying either go big or go home. I'm so hesitant as anything would have to be custom and I'm a bit afraid it would just end up looking cluttered. Hence I wear it by itself. I do love French cuts though.
     
    


    


  5. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Feb 7, 2019
    lol

    Diamonds are so hard to photograph well! Give it a super-good clean and take some pics in a room with some spotlights and it should come up a lot more sparkly :))

    I think a simple French cut band would look awesome - something like these, maybe?

    https://www.langantiques.com/media/...-cut-diamond-eternity-band-2_3_110-1-3913.jpg

    https://www.leonmege.com/images/stories/virtuemart/product/r5740_50c73d6d88435.jpg
     
  6. Liliann
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    by Liliann » Feb 8, 2019
    It's so big! But really amazing!
     
  7. junebug17
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    by junebug17 » Feb 8, 2019
    Beautiful!:love: I love ovals and yours is gorgeous!!!
     
  8. motownmama
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    by motownmama » Feb 11, 2019
    IMHO plain band. You’d have to try on a bunch of styles to choose
     
  9. lambskin
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    by lambskin » Feb 14, 2019
    Love oval diamonds. Enjoy!
     
  10. Tekate
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    by Tekate » Feb 15, 2019
    What a substantial glorious gorgeous oval! l love ovals, my first stone with my husband was an oval (upgrade fever took over and I got a MRB for the 2nd one)... your ring is unique and I thnk of beautiful quality.. congratulations... I also am with MMama, a very simple band, very thin.. congratulations on a truly unique ring.!!!
     
    


    


  11. Sojourn
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    by Sojourn » Feb 16, 2019
    I think everyone is right. It's got to be a simple band. As bold as the ring is I tend only to wear one bold thing, while the rest of my jewelry is much more simple. Now I'm debating between a platinum band or a yellow gold one. Decisions, decisions decisions.
     
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  12. Tekate
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    by Tekate » Feb 17, 2019
    well of course, both! for your mood that day :)

     
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