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#TBT Not even off my cold, lifeless fingers...my new 4.01 ACA in DK custom

mrs-b

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So I have a very long thread collating all my DK projects from over the last 5 months, but this one deserves a thread of its own.

It's not quite finished - it still needs some shoulder wraps and some milgrain - but to all intents and purposes, this is my new DK custom ring with my 4.01 I VS1 ACA.

I probably won't have it until the end of next week, but it's wonderful to have some photos!

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yssie

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That. Is.
Perfection.
Oh my goodness :love:

I’m on-site. I shouldn’t be on PS. I’ll be back in a few hours for a much longer ramble.
 

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OH
MY
WORD.....

I mean... what can be said?

:lickout:

Yummy, in every sense!!! That taper is PERFECTION! The gold and its finish is MOUTHWATERING! And the whole presence is absolutely DIVINE!!!!!

How do you ever stop staring into your jewelry box?? :appl:
 

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Lovely! :))
 

mrs-b

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That. Is.
Perfection.
Oh my goodness :love:

I’m on-site. I shouldn’t be on PS. I’ll be back in a few hours for a much longer ramble.

Thanks @yssie - I'm so glad you were able to see it first. :wavey:

It's really not too shabby, is it? I know a halo is a halo is a halo - but the workmanship on this is just sublime. This was done by DKJ's uber-bench and I truly can't see a fault in it. The basket repeats the holly motif , and of course I have the holly leaves at the back as well - just to make it a tiny bit different.

And it's sturdy, too, which I love - without looking at all heavy. I'm thinking of ditching the milgrain and just doing the wraps, but we'll see where I land by the time we finish. I'm also doing a holly wedder to go with it, so I'll see what I think matches best and inch forward slowly.
 

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That is spectacular! I love the yellow gold and the holly on the bottom!
 

mrs-b

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@Vera W - I see you lurking there! :wavey:

Thank you for your help with this. It's unbelievable!
 

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That is P E R F E C T I O N !!!!!!!!!!! WOW !!!!
 

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WOWZA! Stunning! And that halo is divine! Congrats
 

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Lol - @ILikeShiny - I was just commenting on how much I love your hew earrings!

Thank you for your kind comments. I think this one is going to be a show stopper! And as for staring into my jewelry box - I do look at it from time to time, but the vast majority of the time I wear what I'm wearing now - or some iteration of it; 18kt, solid, rose gold hoops (custom made for me by DKJ), Astor Ideal E VS1 .63ct stud in my outer hole, heavy comfort fit plain domed band by e-weddingbands, and a solid rose gold bangle, also by DKJ. It's simple, but it's classy (in my opinion), and the quality of the pieces is high - which I like very much.

Bit like your earrings, really! Love them. :))
 

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Lovely @mrs-b! Classic delicate halo with a couple of little twists. And that huge honker doesn’t look to shabby either :mrgreen2::P2
 

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Thanks, @OoohShiny!

Thank you, @AprilBaby - me too. :)) I'm a big yellow gold fan.

Thanks, @tkyasx78 - from what I can see so far, it's definitely going to be eye catching!
 

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Thanks, @Kaycee2018 - I agree! I think the workmanship in the halo is superb. I've mentioned before that DKJ has recently added a couple of micro pave specialists, and their workmanship is just sublime.

@foxinsox - thank you! That honker is really NOT too shabby, agreed! :mrgreen: I still have some bells and whistles to add, to make it more 'mine', but the slow work (the pave setting) is done, so I'm hoping it's fast from here.
 

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Wow, that's gorgeous, mrs-b!!! :love::love::love:

That is the perfect size halo for your stone...a beautiful accent but lets that ACA be the star! Lovely gallery and I love that you repeated the holly on the shank! I can't wait to see it again after you add your final elements!
 

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Wow, that's gorgeous, mrs-b!!! :love::love::love:

That is the perfect size halo for your stone...a beautiful accent but lets that ACA be the star! Lovely gallery and I love that you repeated the holly on the shank! I can't wait to see it again after you add your final elements!

Thanks, my friend! I had your voice IN MY HEAD when I was picking the halo (1/2 pt stones)! And I know we are as one re platinum prongs. :)) I really like the way the little tab claws came out, don't you? They keep the stone a bit more anchored, without being too large.

Side wraps and milgrain still to come. Don't suppose you know of a thread on wraps, do you? I can't find anything.
 

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Holy Moly!! Love the yellow gold!!
 

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Thanks, my friend! I had your voice IN MY HEAD when I was picking the halo (1/2 pt stones)! And I know we are as one re platinum prongs. :)) I really like the way the little tab claws came out, don't you? They keep the stone a bit more anchored, without being too large.

Side wraps and milgrain still to come. Don't suppose you know of a thread on wraps, do you? I can't find anything.

YES! Perfect size halo and I love the plat double claw prongs! Forgot to say that the first time!

I do not know of a thread on wraps. Are you wanting all metal wraps or diamond wraps? I might have some pictures. And is this the kind of wraps we are talking about (not this exact style, of course)? This one is a plain double wrap. You can start a new thread on Rocky Talky for wrap designs to avoid cluttering up this thread, if you'd like. I am sure I have more styles.

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Spectacular! I love the holly detailing. And the diamond isn't too bad either :D
 

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It is gorgeous!!! I love the holly detail!
 

mrs-b

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YES! Perfect size halo and I love the plat double claw prongs! Forgot to say that the first time!

I do not know of a thread on wraps. Are you wanting all metal wraps or diamond wraps? I might have some pictures. And is this the kind of wraps we are talking about (not this exact style, of course)? This one is a plain double wrap. You can start a new thread on Rocky Talky for wrap designs to avoid cluttering up this thread, if you'd like. I am sure I have more styles.

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Yes - that type. What I'm specifically looking for is low profile versions of it. I could have reverse wraps, but I actually want one that protrude - just not too much.

I'll start a thread in RT. Thanks DS! :wavey:
 

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Sleek and pretty! :love:
 

kathley

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Such a beautiful ring! Wow and I look forward to more pictures when finished!
 

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Such a beautiful stone and another wonderful setting you've created. I can't wait to see the finished product! Out of curiosity, what is the significance of the holly leaves?
 

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Drop dead gorgeous! :love:
 

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Sublime!
 

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Norah's knickers!!! Absolutely bloody spectacular!! The holly detail is yum & I really like that you are adding it to your pieces like a personal stamp.

Cannot wait to see this on your finger! :love:
 

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Absolutely gorgeous @mrs-b!!!! But don't I just love ALL of your projects?!? The halo size is perfection and those prongs :love::love::love: I realllllyyyyy love it just as is but you need to be happy as you're wearing it so feel free to ignore me :mrgreen2:
 
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