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nala

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So I had been stalking this ring for a while bc I loved the stones. I knew most of them were old cuts and fireballs. But I also knew one of the bigs ones was an ugly duckling. I never intended to wear the ring as is, but my hubby urged me to consider it before I dismantled it. Here is a picture of before.
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nala

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My first rescue is my favorite. It is a 3 stone ring. The center stone is a 1.08 oec and the color and clarity are amazing! It is not certified but to my eyes it is gorgeous. Here it is surrounded by two .26 stones that were also rescued. Tcw on size 6 finger is 1.64. image_947.jpg
 

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My second rescue was a bit disappointing when compared to the oec but I was prepared for what I had dubbed the ugly duckling. I decided to set it in a pendant as it has visible inclusions. Here it is weighing 1.04 carats.
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kathley

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Nala, I absolutely love your 3-stone ring! It is gorgeous. What a posive difference both of your rescues are!
 

nala

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And my last rescue will consist of creating a cuff or a ring with the rest of the little stones. They are all oec's and I can either make a graduated ring or a cuff which will weigh over 1 carat. So excited about all of my makeover! Thanks for letting m share!
 

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Nala - I love what you did with this! I just commented on your other thread not realizing you already rescued these stones. That center stone in the three-stone ring is AMAZING!!
 

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ihy138|1468516630|4055432 said:
Nala - I love what you did with this! I just commented on your other thread not realizing you already rescued these stones. That center stone in the three-stone ring is AMAZING!!


Same here...as much as I hate dismantling vintage jewelry, this one truly needed a Fairy God Mother and you were it! That 3
stone ring is to die for! And the pendant, who is going to get that close to see the inclusions??? Any plans for some of the
smaller stones?

Edit
Doh...just saw your plans for some of the other stones! Carry on... :)
 

Acinom

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As always you are moving fast Nala! What a great rescue!!!
Both pieces are beautiful. I especially love your amazing 3-stone ring.
 

Resonance.Of.Life

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That 3 stone is STUNNING!
 

MissGotRocks

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Wow - gorgeous! I had no idea you planned to dismantle the original ring. What wonderful transformations!!
 

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Nala, that three stone is AMAZING. I've been admiring the pic in the Diamond Eyecandy sidebar and thinking how pretty the faceting and pastel reflections are. I love your rescue! It's such a good use of decent stones that were in a horrible setting.
 

nala

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Thank you to all! I can't wait to post an update on this thread when I do my last project!
 

MJ_Mac

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That is some transformation :love: ! Gorgeous ring and congratulations on having the vision to see the potential in such an outdated although vintage ring. My eyes bugged when I saw your ring in the Show Me the Bling thread and was hoping you'd have details. The diamonds are the star whereas they got lost in the old ring.
 

Gypsy

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Thank goodness you rescued those stones from that setting! I adore the three stone. Perfect proportions!
 

Loves Vintage

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Nicely done! I love the three stone, and I have to say that's one heck of an ugly duckling in your pendant!
 

Catmom

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Wonderful transformations! The three stone is TDF!
 

nala

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Thanks for the most recent compliments!
 

missy

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Nala, that is an amazing transformation. Add me to the list of people in love with your 3 stone. :love:
 

AprilBaby

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Very nice rescue! No one will notice the inclusions on the pendant. Your ring is stunning.
 

nala

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I wanted to share my last project. I created a 7 stone band with the remaining stones. I still have a few baby ones left over-- lol. This band's tcw is 1.30.
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nala

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The stones are the same color as my 3 stone but look a lot warmer in yellow gold!
 

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All three of these rescues are amazing, Nala!!! :love: Love each piece! They are all gorgeous.
 

Acinom

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I love your latest rescue as well Nala!! Great choices. I love that you gave the existing stones a new chance and that you had such stunning pieces created. Congrats!
 
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