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#JOTW OEC of my dreams is on my finger! (5.48 ct M VS1)

RunningwithScissors

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Such a beautiful diamond! This truly is a holy grail piece! Congrats and enjoy!
 

ksluice

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Thanks! Yes, here is a link to a video I took before it was set (in between the setting it came in and the one it’s in).


OMG OMG OMG. That video!! It is SUCH a stunner! What an amazing diamond. You can really see all the life and beauty of it in motion. (I’m also working with Eragem on my special stone!)
 
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Dmndsr4evr11

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I searched and searched, and I found it! This 5.48 ct (GIA M VS1) true antique old European cut diamond makes my heart sing! With a 51% table and a depth of 64.7%, it has both the chunky flower pattern I wanted AND the lovely architecture of a high crown. It’s 11.04 x 11.06 x 7.15mm. I found it at Eragem in a setting that wasn’t what I wanted, and they let me return the setting for a partial refund. Here is the picture from Eragem that made me fall in love with the diamond.

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Here’s a circle crop of that picture:

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Here are some pictures I took when it was unset:

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I have had some setbacks with the setting. I had it made by jewelryhoo. They had made settings for me for my previous diamond solitaire. I ordered this one in white gold, and it proved to be a difficult alloy for setters, as I’ve had to have two made because the first one was destroyed during attempted setting. I went to a different setter for the second one. He’s an amazing goldsmith, and the diamond is secure in the prongs, but he had to do all kinds of weird things to the insides of the prongs to trick them into meeting the diamond, and I don’t like what I see when I look with a loupe. For this reason, I’m considering this setting to be temporary. When we recover a bit from spending so much on the stone, I’ll have a custom setting made, and I’ll go with platinum. For now, I’m thrilled to be able to wear this diamond of my dreams!

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Engaged vs. married (I’m quite married), indoors:

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Outside, under a tree: 0ACFC693-1E8B-43E0-BE6A-EB15A203441E.jpeg

Side view:

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I love it!!!

Wow! Congrats! I am absolutely mesmerized! What a beauty!
 

Dmndsr4evr11

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Thanks! Yes, here is a link to a video I took before it was set (in between the setting it came in and the one it’s in).

LOVE everything about it. I can just stare at this video all day. Totally mesmerizing!! It’s just PERFECT. Out of this world!
 

weemie

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How did I miss this??? Tourmaline it is absolutely stunning, the colours, the crown, so delicious!!! Congratulations!!!
 

tyty333

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Amazing stone! Like drop-dead amazing!
 

junebug17

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What an absolutely gorgeous diamond!! :love: So lively, well-performing...and big lol! I know you're not thrilled with the setting but it does look lovely. Congratulations and enjoy every second of wearing your new beauty!
 

prs

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I had a custom deck of cards printed for myself. :)

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I think that is the best photo of an OEC I've ever seen. The facet pattern is shown in all its perfection, and the colors are sublime. :love: :love: :love:

No matter what game you are playing with that deck, you can never loose. Everyone at the table will have a winning hand with those cards! =)2
 

Tourmaline

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I think that is the best photo of an OEC I've ever seen. The facet pattern is shown in all its perfection, and the colors are sublime. :love: :love: :love:

No matter what game you are playing with that deck, you can never loose. Everyone at the table will have a winning hand with those cards! =)2

Yes! I really love the picture!
 

FL_runner

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Holy moly! That is total holy grail perfection :love: enjoy it now and I hope you have a wonderful experience when you design your setting!
 

swaye2010

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What an absolutely beautiful stone! Lucky girl!

I really love the one in your avatar too. Those chunky cluster’s are one of my favorites.
 
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