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poptart

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Some of you may remember me posting about wanting to get my wedding ring resized so it fit better. But after thinking about it long and hard, I think I am just going to get a completely different band. DH said, "You know I'd do whatever makes you happy," so he's fine with it. The one I have is 6mm and I have short fingers, which makes it really uncomfortable. My finger has these weird indents from the ring and I am always fiddling with it because it doesn't feel good. The vendor doesn't make this band in a smaller width, so I will have to get something else. I know I don't want white gold, and I am fairly positive I want platinum. I love antique bands, and would like a replica that is about 2mm wide, preferably with SOME type of design on it. However, I am concerned that the design will rub off over the years... I am determined to get this ring right this time around and I don't want to change my wedding ring again after this because it will be a first anniversary gift. Does anyone have any good websites or other threads I could look at? I know there have to be some threads on this, but I can't find them... or perhaps someone out there has other suggestions? Thanks in advance, I really appreciate it!

ETA: I also don't want diamonds in it, as I wear my wedding band all the time... gosh I'm picky, lol!

*M*
 

poptart

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One idea...

Classic, right width, right price... yet maybe too plain for my antique-y taste?

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Maybe... but perhaps a little rough around the edges? I love this designer though... Goodness, I need to write my paper!

milgraine platinum band.jpg
 

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Date: 3/5/2007 11:14:31 PM
Author: poptart
Maybe... but perhaps a little rough around the edges? I love this designer though... Goodness, I need to write my paper!
oooh who is the designer of the 2nd ring ... me likey..
 

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I like the one with the beading or milgrain in the center...the second one...
 

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Date: 3/5/2007 11:27:57 PM
Author: decodelighted
Date: 3/5/2007 11:14:31 PM

Author: poptart

Maybe... but perhaps a little rough around the edges? I love this designer though... Goodness, I need to write my paper!
oooh who is the designer of the 2nd ring ... me likey..

Caleb Meyers... linky - http://www.calebmeyer.com/caleb-meyer-custom-jewelry.html

*M*
 

poptart

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I am also addicted to Van Craeynest, but don't know if they would make these in platinum for me. I'd have to call and ask.

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diamondfan

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Poptart, he is from Philly! Are you local?
 

poptart

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Date: 3/5/2007 11:38:30 PM
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Poptart, he is from Philly! Are you local?
Sigh... no... or else I would be at his shop TOMORROW MORNING, lol!

*M*
 

poptart

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Another Van Craeynest: it doesn''t want to post the picture, so here''s the link http://www.vancraeynest.com/bangle.html

*M*
 

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I can take a look see for you
 

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Date: 3/5/2007 11:49:51 PM
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I can take a look see for you
Thanks!


*M*
 

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bump!

I think I have narrowed it down and it seems that the things I lean toward getting have delicate engraving on the outside and look more vintage. The only thing is, does anyone know of B&M stores that have platinum bands similar to these in their stores? I am having trouble finding any, and I would like to be able to see the ring and try it on before I by it. We ordered the first ring online, and I''ve had sizing and width issues, so I don''t want to try that route again. Here''s what I''m leaning toward.

Doyle and Doyle

http://www.tias.com/9207/PictPage/1923060391.html

http://www.tias.com/9207/PictPage/1922973223.html

http://www.tias.com/9207/PictPage/1922876135.html

http://www.tias.com/9207/PictPage/1922876133.html

and this is from Marlene Harris

sigh... there are too many choices.

*M*

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poptart,

There are too many choices! It''s overwhelming. I don''t know what city you''re in/near, but I''m in metro Detroit, and there are several jewelry stores in the area that carry estate jewelry. We also have a great local auction house (Dumouchelles). If you have similar options near you, that would probably be the way to go if you want the type of band you''re seeing at Doyle & Doyle. It requires more legwork, but the search is part of the fun! But for whatever it''s worth, I love-love-love the Van Craeynest pieces. Sigh. Sooo pretty.

I also have to say that I love your avatar -- that is one cool kitty! Tell him/her I said "Sup!"

griffiam
 

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Date: 3/7/2007 4:02:10 PM
Author: griffiam
poptart,


There are too many choices! It''s overwhelming. I don''t know what city you''re in/near, but I''m in metro Detroit, and there are several jewelry stores in the area that carry estate jewelry. We also have a great local auction house (Dumouchelles). If you have similar options near you, that would probably be the way to go if you want the type of band you''re seeing at Doyle & Doyle. It requires more legwork, but the search is part of the fun! But for whatever it''s worth, I love-love-love the Van Craeynest pieces. Sigh. Sooo pretty.


I also have to say that I love your avatar -- that is one cool kitty! Tell him/her I said ''Sup!''


griffiam
Thanks for your suggestions! I live on the East Coast, but what I really really want is a Doyle and Doyle type engraved band that is new and not estate... I just don''t know if that''s possible.

*M*

PS. I''m glad you like the kitty! He''s not mine, but sure is adorable!
 
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