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New to me preloved Van Craeynest E457!

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  1. lydial
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    by lydial » Aug 17, 2019
    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/communit...th-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!)
     
    


    


  2. SimoneDi
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    by SimoneDi » Aug 17, 2019
    Gorgeous ring and awesome that you were able to get it at a nice discount!
     
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  3. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » Aug 17, 2019
    So glad you were able to get it resized! It is so pretty, I hope you enjoy it and they did a great job on the resize!
     
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  4. MissGotRocks
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    by MissGotRocks » Aug 17, 2019
    It is beautiful! Many covet those pieces!
     
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  5. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Aug 17, 2019
    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 :)).
     
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  6. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Aug 17, 2019
    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
     
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  7. foxinsox
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    by foxinsox » Aug 17, 2019
    What a gorgeous solid but delicate ring. The resizing is so well done and those die-struck flowers are to die for
     
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  8. Tartansparkles
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    by Tartansparkles » Aug 17, 2019
    Beautiful, I love the flower detail.
     
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  9. hypermom
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    by hypermom » Aug 17, 2019
    Stunning!
     
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  10. KristyDarling
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    by KristyDarling » Aug 17, 2019
    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!!
     
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  11. LLJsmom
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    by LLJsmom » Aug 18, 2019
    Beautiful job on the resizing. It’s gorgeous. Congratulations and wear in health.
     
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  12. elizat
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    by elizat » Aug 18, 2019
    It is a beautiful ring. I love the details. Really lovely!
     
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  13. ac117
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    by ac117 » Aug 19, 2019
    What a score!!! Such a beautiful work of art :love:
     
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  14. OdetteOdile
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    by OdetteOdile » Aug 19, 2019
    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!
     
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  15. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Aug 19, 2019
    I love this so much! :love: Congrats on a very special piece!
     
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  16. arkieb1
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    by arkieb1 » Aug 20, 2019
    Beautiful, congrats!!!
     
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  17. GearGirly
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    by GearGirly » Aug 23, 2019
    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.
     
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  18. GearGirly
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    by GearGirly » Aug 24, 2019
    Still obsessing over this and looking at what I can sell to put my small OEC in this setting lol.
     
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  19. Stone Hunter
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  20. goldenfire
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    by goldenfire » Aug 26, 2019
    What lovely ring!!!! I adore the delicate flower details!!
     
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  21. tkyasx78
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    by tkyasx78 » Aug 26, 2019
    :appl:It looks perfect! Enjoy your beautiful new ring!
     
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