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My WF 4.7ct ACA in Victor Canera Emilya Cathedral Setting

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Happy New Year 2017, everyone! :wavey:

I thought it was finally time to reveal my latest reset--a custom Victor Canera platinum Emilya cathedral setting for my 4.7 ct WF ACA! :bigsmile: I gave a little sneak peek of it in another thread recently but the full details/pics can now be found here (for inquiring minds)! Receiving my new VC reset has been a great way to "ring in the new year"! :dance:

The back story is that I've been contemplating a reset for my ACA for a while now. I've had several iterations of the 6 prong Tiffany setting for a couple of years and was looking to make a change. I have been a big fan of Victor Canera's work ever since 2011--he has made several exquisite, hand forged masterpieces for me in the past that I continue to cherish to this day. I at one point in time owned an Emilya and knew that the Victor's micropave Emilya halo was THE one for me again!

When the opportunity arose for a family vacation trip to California during the holidays, I made it a priority to include a visit to Victor's office in Los Angeles! Victor was kind enough to make my setting months prior to my visit using the measurements of my diamond. He then placed the finishing touches on my ring by the end my trip, even despite the Christmas holidays! :))

Meeting him in person was like seeing an old friend since we have worked on various projects over the years. I could tell that he has a real passion for his work/brand (as well being a dedicated family man) after spending time with him during our visit! He also graciously allowed me to browse several pieces of his inventory (CAC's, CER's, in stock jewelry) that I was interested in seeing--I will showcase more bling photos later! :cheeky: I would love to own more custom hand forged jewelry from him in the future! Watch out, DH! :naughty:

So I'd like to give many thanks to Victor and his staff for my new Emilya--the end result is spectacular and beyond my wildest dreams!!! :appl: :love:

Also, I want to give credit to where credit is due to my dear friend, Diamondseeker, for her valuable input throughout this whole process! :wavey:

A girl can't go wrong when you have 2 diamond experts helping you with your custom project! :))

Here are the brief stats on my ring:
4.7 ct ACA I VS-1
Cathedral Emilya setting in platinum, size 6.25
No pave on donut to allow flush fit of matching platinum VC spacer band

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Re: My WF 4.7ct ACA in Victor Canera Emilya Cathedral Settin

Here are the before pics:

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The lovely view from our hotel:

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Detailed views of the setting itself:

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Re: My WF 4.7ct ACA in Victor Canera Emilya Cathedral Settin

More pink backdrop handshots:

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Green backdrops with ring:

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Re: My WF 4.7ct ACA in Victor Canera Emilya Cathedral Settin

Finally found some outdoor floral backdrops:

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Thought I would include a selfie outside of Victor's office building in downtown LA. I highly recommend paying him a visit if you are ever in town!

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Here she is with her AVC sister:

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I forgot to give thanks to DH (making his 2nd appearance on PS) as well for making this VC reset/vacation all possible! :kiss: :appl:

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Well, that's it for now! Thanks for looking everyone! :wavey:

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I have been patiently refreshing the page as you've posted your pics, m-2-b :love:
Thank you for taking the time and patience to post all the pics you have for us!
What can I say, (your threads are always spectacular!) but what a gorgeous ACA!!!
It always was but you've taken it to new heights with this Emilya reset!!
Thank you for always sharing your projects with us. I am always falling back in love with MRBs whenever I see any of your ACA pics :love: :appl:
 

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Re: My WF 4.7ct ACA in Victor Canera Emilya Cathedral Settin

Happy New Year :wavey:
Thanks for starting a dedicated thread for your amazing piece. I have posted in the other thread but I waited for you to post your story and lots of pics. What strikes me is the refined look, even on such a giant rock. Your ACA rocks!! Victor did a great job and the ring looks amazing on you.
What a treat to be able to meet Victor in real life! I hope I will have that opportunity one day.

Do you detect differences in 'signature' or craftmanship if you compare the VC halo with the SK halo? And how do you review a non cathedral style versus a cathedral style? And how do you review owning two major large center stone halo's?

Enjoy wearing this piece of art and please post more of those amazing pictures.
 

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My favourite pic is the second one under more handshots at the beach :love:
 

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Re: My WF 4.7ct ACA in Victor Canera Emilya Cathedral Settin

I'm speechless. Such fabulous, gorgeous rings!
 

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Absolutely gorgeous m-2-b!!!! I'm so happy you started a new thread. The workmanship is excellent and looks amazing next to your AVC! I don't know ow you could ever choose between them!!!! :love: :love: :love: :love: :appl: :appl: :appl:
 

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Re: My WF 4.7ct ACA in Victor Canera Emilya Cathedral Settin

Wow!

Your rings are absolutely fabulous!
And you take the best pics that show so much detail.

The new setting brings out the beauty of the ACA even more if that's possible. :love: :love:
 

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Re: My WF 4.7ct ACA in Victor Canera Emilya Cathedral Settin

ringcat|1483260035|4111282 said:
I have been patiently refreshing the page as you've posted your pics, m-2-b :love:
Thank you for taking the time and patience to post all the pics you have for us!
What can I say, (your threads are always spectacular!) but what a gorgeous ACA!!!
It always was but you've taken it to new heights with this Emilya reset!!
Thank you for always sharing your projects with us. I am always falling back in love with MRBs whenever I see any of your ACA pics :love: :appl:
Hi ringcat! :wavey: It has taken me quite a while to organize/edit these photos! Thanks for being so patient while I was uploading the pictures! I really try my best to capture the details for everyone to see--these pics do not do it justice IRL! :sun: I love that beach pic as well! :love:
 

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Re: My WF 4.7ct ACA in Victor Canera Emilya Cathedral Settin

Happy New Year 2017 m2b and thank you for starting this thread and sharing some of the backstory! LOVE the new pics and your new Victor Canera masterpiece is GORGEOUS in every way! :love: :love: :love: You take the best photos! And you know I love the family shots. Ooh la la. So much beauty all together. :love: :love: :love:

So happy for you and wishing you all the best in this new year. :appl:
 
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