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OEC double prong gold solitaire

jjdear

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Hi everyone! I don't post very often (if ever), but I have been a lurking member for ages.... since I first started looking for rings with my ex, many many years ago. ;-) I am notoriously indecisive, but I have always loved old cuts ever since I first stumbled on a post of Haven's OMC upgrade post back when I was with my ex. Since then, I've always looked at OECs and OMCs on JBG and LAD, but I still thought I would always go with a MRB since it seemed like a safer choice.

And then about two years ago, I started my search for a ring with my now SO. We went to many different jewelers and shops over the last two years and I tried on a lot of MRBs, but something in me just wasn't content with anything I looked at. My poor SO just wanted a ring already and was very patient with me. In January, after I had just tried on some more rings to no avail, I was browsing Pricescope preloved and stumbled on a beautiful OEC that was just in my budget and amazing. So romantic looking and bubbly and a good size. As indecisive as I am, I can also be extremely impulsive, and even though I had only seriously considered MRBs in a higher color, I ended up purchasing this stone.

Original setting:
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Close up after it was unmounted:
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After another half year of looking at settings, I finally half made up my mind on a design for my current setting, made by DK. I say half made up my mind because I am so indecisive and tend to second guess myself, and I'm still not 100% set on the design. A part of me wonders if maybe I should have gone with 8 prongs, or have a cathedral, or a basket, etc. etc. etc. But if my SO waited for me to make up my mind 100%, we won't ever get engaged. In any case, I am SO happy with the way it came out. I don't have it in my hands just yet, but wanted to share!

Link to DK's video: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2VTaR3Fx1w/
Photos from DK:
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I will post more shots eventually after I receive in person. :)
 

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Bonfire

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I saw this on his IG yesterday. I LOVE the satiny gold! Congratulations, it’s beautiful! I can’t wait to see hand shots. (I hope you love it once you get it and stop second guessing yourself) =)2
 

KristyDarling

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WOW WOW WOW!!! I just watched the IG video and I love how the shank flows up directly into each prong -- never seen anything like that before! And the stone is exquisite! What a very special ring!!
 

jjdear

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Thank you everybody for your kind comments! I ended up asking if they could possibly make the claws a tiny bit sharper/more delicate, but overall, the more I look at it, the more pleased I am, and I cannot wait to wear it! :) :) :)

I have browsed SO many rings on pricescope over the last few years which has served as inspiration, and I bought my stone from another member, so I really am grateful to be a part of the community (even as a lurker). :) :) :)
 

AV_

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What a great design! It must be years since I saw another simple solitaire that is New and not some kind of stunt, and works.
 

LightBright

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Classy, beautifully designed setting and your antique diamond is really beautiful! I’m very happy for you!!
 

foxinsox

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Oh I ogled this on IG and hoped it would be a PSer’s ring so I could see more pictures. It’s lovely!!
 

Queenie60

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Beautiful solitaire. Love the satin yellow gold and open profile of the setting. I can imagine it with a scattered diamond band. Congratulations - good things come to those who wait.
 

Tekate

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My niece made me an 18K gold ring, bezel setting with a yellowish sapphire, I LOVE my satin finish! your ring is beautiful, the satin finish is gorgeous and the diamond is lovely, congratulations on the engagement! best wishes on your new adventure in life.


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jjdear

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My niece made me an 18K gold ring, bezel setting with a yellowish sapphire, I LOVE my satin finish! your ring is beautiful, the satin finish is gorgeous and the diamond is lovely, congratulations on the engagement! best wishes on your new adventure in life.


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Beautiful! I looove yellow gold and it looks so good with warm tones. :love:

I'm also glad everyone likes the satin finish since it is one of the many things I kept going back and forth with ha ha ha.

I will definitely post more pics once I get the ring...
 

Tartansparkles

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Beautiful. Everything about your ring... The yellow good, prongs, the satin finish and the sweeping outline, all beautiful.
 

Sungura

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Saw this in DK’s insta and hoped it belonged to a PSer. It’s a beautiful, elegant design and. Can’t wait to see more pictures!! Congratulations
 

LinSF

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That is SO pretty, and that compliment is from a girl that doesn't prefer solitaires. So unique, warm, and not overdone. Lovely. Congratulations on the engagement- I can't wait to see handshots!
 

goldenfire

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How gorgeous! I love love the setting and that gorgeous satin finished gold paired with the claw prongs!!! Amazing ring and diamond. Is that 18k or 14k? Love the color
 

jjdear

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I received the ring in person and was allowed to admire it for the weekend before my SO took it away so he can work on a real proposal.

I will have to say, I was VERY nervous that I wouldn't like it in person, but OMG it is beautiful. I'm so glad with the choices I made, because really I was flying a little blind and just clobbered together design elements from a bunch of different rings when designing with DK, so I did have a lot of concerns. Anyway, I absolutely love it! I love the double prongs, the open profile, the satin gold which really brings out the creaminess of my stone (GIA N), and how elegant and sleek it looks on the hand. I cannot wait to start wearing it everday, and hopefully my gluttony of pics below might serve as help for someone else along the way. :)

Shots in different lighting:
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Profile shots:
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LinSF

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Its beautiful! Good luck waiting for the proposal! I'm sure you are on pins and needles!!!
 

jjdear

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Its beautiful! Good luck waiting for the proposal! I'm sure you are on pins and needles!!!
I am - but I made my SO wait forever on getting the ring in his hands.. so now it is my turn to play the waiting game.
 
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