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crazymom4

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So this was my old setting from 20 years ago felt very dated and wanted a change something beautiful and classic, so here is my old setting 1/2 carat channel set ring.
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I now have 1 carat VS1 J center stone, used all my little diamonds for the wedding band and added 18 more to the engagement ring cathedral setting with milgrain. What does every one think?

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Laila619

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Great upgrade!! It looks modern and beautiful.

Congrats and enjoy! Are you a mom of four too?
 

azstonie

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I think its just beautiful, looks elegant on your hand, and both current and timeless :appl: :love: :wavey: Congratulations on a great project!
 

junebug17

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What a nice upgrade, congrats to you! And I love your new set, looks very fresh and updated, and so lovely on your hand! Love that the diamonds could be used in the band too, it turned out really well!
 

crazymom4

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azstonie|1456540306|3996368 said:
I think its just beautiful, looks elegant on your hand, and both current and timeless :appl: :love: :wavey: Congratulations on a great project!
Thank you I was really nervous but I love it so much!
 

Downsy

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I love it and really love the milgrain detail on it. I too upgraded to a J color recently, 30 ur upgrade for me! Your new stone is beautiful!
 

Bonfire

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Beautiful new set! I'm sure you are thrilled. I love how you incorporated the diamonds in your old set into the new band. Congratulations it's beautiful! :love:
 

Veltiesmom

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crazymom4|1456539858|3996365 said:
Thank you, yes 1 girl and 3 boys
1 boy and 3 girls here! I bet our households are equally crazy but in very different ways! :rodent:

Gorgeous upgrade!!!
 

JDDN

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It's gorgeous, love the cathedral and the whole set is just beautiful!! Congratulations, enjoy and wear it in health!! :appl:
 

Acinom

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What a beautiful reset :love: It's great that you could reuse the diamonds of your former set.
You new set looks very sophisticated and classic, yet very 'now'. Your set looks stunning on your finger. Congrats!!!
 

MissGotRocks

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Beautiful reset! I think it looks so different from the first set - modern and clean! Enjoy!
 

alongcat

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So pretty! Loving all the beautiful bling on here today, enjoying browsing as I'm waiting for my daughter to fall asleep :) it's a beautiful upgrade and looks extremely stylish and elegant. Well done you xx
 

crazymom4

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Downsy|1456544995|3996427 said:
I love it and really love the milgrain detail on it. I too upgraded to a J color recently, 30 ur upgrade for me! Your new stone is beautiful!

Thank you I love the slight warmth of J. Congratulations on 30 years!
 

crazymom4

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alongcat|1456602165|3996660 said:
So pretty! Loving all the beautiful bling on here today, enjoying browsing as I'm waiting for my daughter to fall asleep :) it's a beautiful upgrade and looks extremely stylish and elegant. Well done you xx

Thank you! I am really happy the way it turned out thank goodness my local jeweler was so patient with me lol!
 

Queenie60

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Your new rings are a nice upgrade and very classic. They look lovely. Enjoy :wavey: :love:
 

motownmama

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Another 3 boys and 1 girl mom here - I LOVE your upgrade! So elegant and classic!!! Sp sweet that you could use the diamonds for your wedding band - very sentimental!!!! Enjoy your new set!!!!!
 

tyty333

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I think it's a great update! I love the little milgrain on it. Nice redo!
 

marcy

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Beautiful upgrade and I love that you used the small diamonds from your original set. :appl:
 

Marquise_Madness

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The diamond looks so bright now! I'm going to post the "before" shots of a ring this week. A lot of people don't even know that diamonds can be reset. I love how timeless you made it.
 

crazymom4

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Marquise_Madness|1456724198|3997202 said:
The diamond looks so bright now! I'm going to post the "before" shots of a ring this week. A lot of people don't even know that diamonds can be reset. I love how timeless you made it.

Thank you, at first I wasn't sure I was going to do the whole reset, my husband chose the first style and I felt guilty for not loving it, but after talking to him all that was important to him was that I was happy and that I was going to love my rings. I am so happy the way they turned out, I can't stop staring at them and because I used the smaller diamonds in my wedding band means even more to me.
 

crazymom4

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marcy|1456700052|3997111 said:
Beautiful upgrade and I love that you used the small diamonds from your original set. :appl:

Yes that was really important to me that I had some of my old ring in my new one. I'm sentimental like that :love:
 

Marquise_Madness

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crazymom4|1456761867|3997329 said:
Thank you, at first I wasn't sure I was going to do the whole reset, my husband chose the first style and I felt guilty for not loving it, but after talking to him all that was important to him was that I was happy and that I was going to love my rings. I am so happy the way they turned out, I can't stop staring at them and because I used the smaller diamonds in my wedding band means even more to me.
My mother absolutely hated the engagement ring she received in 1989 and she got an entire new bridal set in 2003 or 2004. She went from a .75ct Marquise in a similar setting to yours (but more angular, yellow gold, and baguette accents instead of small round ones) to a ~2ct Princess Cut with baguettes stepping down the side and in platinum. It cost a lot more money than resetting the original set, but she's happy now. I'm so glad you got something that suits you and you were able to use the set he proposed to you with!
 
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