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New to me preloved Van Craeynest E457!

lydial

Shiny_Rock
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Oct 10, 2010
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I had the pleasure of purchasing this adorable jewel from @2Neezers who scored it at a very good price online and passed along her good fortune through a post on the pre-loved page. (Thank you so so much @2Neezers !) https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/please-help-with-pricing-van-craeynest-e-ring-with-ags-0-diamond-feelers.250462/#post-4588022

I have for a long time loved VC pieces, their aesthetic, the San Francisco history! I believe seeing these rings decades ago was my first exposure to craving a piece of jewelry!! And, the setting also came set with an AGS0 H color almost 1/2 carat diamond that just sparkles like crazy! I used to spend a lot of time in SF, so I will enjoy having this piece of jewelry history, even though it isn’t very old:)

I really wanted an alternative to my 2.66 ct CBI for travel and other times when a bigger diamond is not appropriate. This is just the perfect solution!

The ring was very small (for me) so I decided to reach out to Emerson and Farrar, the California jeweler who purchased Van Craeynest about re-sizing.

The ring had to be sized from 5.25 to 9.25!

The price was not unreasonable for resizing a die struck jewel that much, but about double what my local jeweler would probably have quote for a similar resizing of a normal cast ring. So I sent it off to them and received it back within 10 days!

My experience working with them for this was easy and their bench did a perfect job! Paul was so polite to communicate with as well. For anyone with a die struck jewel that needs work or re-sizing I would recommend them easily!

Here are some pictures! Enjoy!

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(Edited to add E&F authenticated the setting as well, which was very kind of them!)
 

2Neezers

Brilliant_Rock
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Jan 8, 2014
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It looks gorgeous :love:. They did a fantastic job sizing the ring! I’m so happy this piece found a new home with a long time Van Craeynest admirer. It was meant to be yours :)).
 

Acinom

Ideal_Rock
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May 15, 2013
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Congrats with your new ring! I love love love Van Craeynest and your ring is stunning.

They did a great job on the resizing. Enjoy wearing your pretty ring
 

foxinsox

Ideal_Rock
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Jul 18, 2015
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What a gorgeous solid but delicate ring. The resizing is so well done and those die-struck flowers are to die for
 

KristyDarling

Ideal_Rock
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Jul 27, 2005
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Beautiful! What a great score! I'd love a Van Craeynest carved gold band but can't stomach the price. :(2 Congrats on a sweet deal and gorgeous ring!!
 

LLJsmom

Ideal_Rock
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Oct 24, 2012
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Beautiful job on the resizing. It’s gorgeous. Congratulations and wear in health.
 

OdetteOdile

Shiny_Rock
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Aug 8, 2019
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This is absolutely gorgeous!!! :love: . Those flowers just capture my heart!!! I wish to one day have a Van Craeynest piece. I am so happy for you to have this beauty!
 

GearGirly

Brilliant_Rock
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Oct 15, 2014
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I am DYING to put a stone in that setting, very jealous here. I love it, and it’s absolutely perfect size stone for their settings.
 

GearGirly

Brilliant_Rock
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Still obsessing over this and looking at what I can sell to put my small OEC in this setting lol.
 

Stone Hunter

Ideal_Rock
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Beautiful, congrats!
 
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