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Crystal_Dreams

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They just posted a video of it on IG!! Can’t wait to see how it looks on. Will share many pics to this thread once I have it!
 

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Hello everyone! I've been thinking of biting the bullet and buying the snowflake necklace or the earrings (studs or the dangly drops). I am having a hard time deciding because of the price, and was wondering whether one of you folks had seen the jewelry in person. Are they all suitable for every day wear? How are the drops vs. the studs? Thanks!
 

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Hello everyone! I've been thinking of biting the bullet and buying the snowflake necklace or the earrings (studs or the dangly drops). I am having a hard time deciding because of the price, and was wondering whether one of you folks had seen the jewelry in person. Are they all suitable for every day wear? How are the drops vs. the studs? Thanks!
I have the snowflake studs and I've worn them almost daily for about a year. I take them off for cleaning a few times a week, but aside from that they stay on even when I'm sleeping. I have three lobe piercings in each ear and the studs are perfect for pairing with other earrings.

I've seen the dangles but never tried them on. I like them a lot but figured I'd get more wear from studs.

As for the necklace, I've had it on my wish list forever. I love it layered with their other diamond necklace:

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I love that layered look too! I also can't decide whether the necklace or the earrings should be first on my wishlist. I have the three cosmos ring, which I imagine looks like the earrings and/or the necklace somewhat, and I absolutely love it.

@JPie do you think the necklace could withstand not being taken off? I wear mine forever and keep them on in the shower and to sleep (I know, I know).

I have the snowflake studs and I've worn them almost daily for about a year. I take them off for cleaning a few times a week, but aside from that they stay on even when I'm sleeping. I have three lobe piercings in each ear and the studs are perfect for pairing with other earrings.

I've seen the dangles but never tried them on. I like them a lot but figured I'd get more wear from studs.

As for the necklace, I've had it on my wish list forever. I love it layered with their other diamond necklace:

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I love that layered look too! I also can't decide whether the necklace or the earrings should be first on my wishlist. I have the three cosmos ring, which I imagine looks like the earrings and/or the necklace somewhat, and I absolutely love it.

@JPie do you think the necklace could withstand not being taken off? I wear mine forever and keep them on in the shower and to sleep (I know, I know).
That’s a good question. Maybe you could send them a message and see what they say? I don’t have any Kataoka necklaces but I think the studs would probably stand up to the most wear and tear.
 

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I’ll be going in store in a few days (omg so excited)!!! And will try to take some pictures for you. Anything else you would like to ask? I’ll have to write down a list!
 

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I’ll be going in store in a few days (omg so excited)!!! And will try to take some pictures for you. Anything else you would like to ask? I’ll have to write down a list!
That's so exciting! Are you going to pick up your ring? (I saw it earlier in the thread... absolutely gorgeous). Photos would be wonderful, but just enjoy your time and tell us what you see!
 

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I love those rings on the first photos! How did I miss this??
I clicked on this thread because I thought it said “oh my Kubota!”.
I love my Kubota LOL
And I love your Kataokas!!
 

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I’ll be going in store in a few days (omg so excited)!!! And will try to take some pictures for you. Anything else you would like to ask? I’ll have to write down a list!
I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to see pics.

I love those rings on the first photos! How did I miss this??
I clicked on this thread because I thought it said “oh my Kubota!”.
I love my Kubota LOL
And I love your Kataokas!!
:lol: Kubota as in farm equipment? I'll hit you up if I'm ever in the market for some!
 

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I am HORRIBLE at taking pictures... and only having an iPhone 6 doesn’t help! But I am over the moon with my new ring!!! The paraiba just GLOWS. None of these pics have been altered in any way other than cropping. No filters here!

Apologies for my skin. It is super sensitive and marks up really easily (as in I accidentally scratch it and it will become red and blotchy). The necklaces are not irritating at all, I promise. It’s 100% my crazy skin.

Anis thinks the less is more necklace would be fine being worn 24/7 as he has a friend who has worn hers for 4 years straight!

I have so many pictures it’s hard to choose... and the quality is so terrible =\ sorry! Have to rush so these are just a few teaser pics to start :)

They only had the snowflake earrings in African opal in the Tokyo store but the size is the same as with the diamond pair. They are delicate and very pretty. I do worry (as I do with all studs because I’m a klutz) that they may fall out at some point if kept in at all times. If this isn’t an issue for you it should be fine.

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That is one amazing ring! Thank you for sharing the photos with us, and for asking about the studs/necklace. I love the opal earrings, too! I don't think I had seen them before. I'm very tempted!


I am HORRIBLE at taking pictures... and only having an iPhone 6 doesn’t help! But I am over the moon with my new ring!!! The paraiba just GLOWS. None of these pics have been altered in any way other than cropping. No filters here!

Apologies for my skin. It is super sensitive and marks up really easily (as in I accidentally scratch it and it will become red and blotchy). The necklaces are not irritating at all, I promise. It’s 100% my crazy skin.

Anis thinks the less is more necklace would be fine being worn 24/7 as he has a friend who has worn hers for 4 years straight!

I have so many pictures it’s hard to choose... and the quality is so terrible =\ sorry! Have to rush so these are just a few teaser pics to start :)

They only had the snowflake earrings in African opal in the Tokyo store but the size is the same as with the diamond pair. They are delicate and very pretty. I do worry (as I do with all studs because I’m a klutz) that they may fall out at some point if kept in at all times. If this isn’t an issue for you it should be fine.

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HI:

This stuff is seriously beautiful. Holy. Moly.

cheers--Sharon
 

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Thank you everyone!

The paraiba was mine, purchased from Yvonne on Etsy some years ago. I’ve been hanging onto it, waiting for the right setting for ages! Kataoka set it into a custom snowflake ring for me :)

As per Anis, he had to modify the whole design and instead of the usual 3 layer model they work with, made a new 5 layer design to suit the size of the stone with larger diamonds.
 

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Thank you everyone!

The paraiba was mine, purchased from Yvonne on Etsy some years ago. I’ve been hanging onto it, waiting for the right setting for ages! Kataoka set it into a custom snowflake ring for me :)

As per Anis, he had to modify the whole design and instead of the usual 3 layer model they work with, made a new 5 layer design to suit the size of the stone with larger diamonds.
It's the stuff of dreams! I love that snowflake design. Enjoy your ring!
 

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Not sure if you have a name for your engagement ring but I think "Tempest" works :)
 

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I am HORRIBLE at taking pictures... and only having an iPhone 6 doesn’t help! But I am over the moon with my new ring!!! The paraiba just GLOWS. None of these pics have been altered in any way other than cropping. No filters here!

Apologies for my skin. It is super sensitive and marks up really easily (as in I accidentally scratch it and it will become red and blotchy). The necklaces are not irritating at all, I promise. It’s 100% my crazy skin.

Anis thinks the less is more necklace would be fine being worn 24/7 as he has a friend who has worn hers for 4 years straight!

I have so many pictures it’s hard to choose... and the quality is so terrible =\ sorry! Have to rush so these are just a few teaser pics to start :)

They only had the snowflake earrings in African opal in the Tokyo store but the size is the same as with the diamond pair. They are delicate and very pretty. I do worry (as I do with all studs because I’m a klutz) that they may fall out at some point if kept in at all times. If this isn’t an issue for you it should be fine.

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Hi, for days now, I have been stalking the Kataoka website and instagram, and am really interested in getting the Diamond Snowflake necklace Victorian.

Is your necklace in beige gold or rose gold?

Also, I know the material is diamond and 18k gold, but are you ever conscious of cracking, scratching, or tarnishing for wearing the necklace?

Do you wear it at night or in the shower too?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi, for days now, I have been stalking the Kataoka website and instagram, and am really interested in getting the Diamond Snowflake necklace Victorian.

Is your necklace in beige gold or rose gold?

Also, I know the material is diamond and 18k gold, but are you ever conscious of cracking, scratching, or tarnishing for wearing the necklace?

Do you wear it at night or in the shower too?

Thanks in advance!

I’m sorry to say I do not actually own the necklaces- I went to pick up my ring and tried them on at the request of a PSer and took some photos to show.

When I tried it on, I was not conscious of it scratching me. The red marks on my neck are literally because my skim is crazy and marks even when I accidentally brush against it with a fingernail. I have dermatography and my skin is RIDICULOUSLY sensitive. It goes red and blotchy with welts even if I carry my handbag on my arm. Through a layer of clothing.

From memory, the necklace was very comfortable. I don’t wear necklaces usually but it was easily as comfortable as (or more so) than my diamond Barbara pendant from BGD.

I have not noticed that there has been any change in colour to the gold of my kataoka rings or earrings. I own them all in beige gold. My crown ring is about 2 years old. The Paraiba is half a year old and my pearl studs (earlier in the thread) are the oldest at several years old. I have not had any issues with any of the pieces I have purchased at all!

Although I would not personally wear the necklace in the shower (I always take all pieces off before I shower), Anis did tell me that he has a friend who owns the snowflake necklace and she apparently never takes it off and showers with it on. It is a very delicate piece.
 

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I’m sorry to say I do not actually own the necklaces- I went to pick up my ring and tried them on at the request of a PSer and took some photos to show.

When I tried it on, I was not conscious of it scratching me. The red marks on my neck are literally because my skim is crazy and marks even when I accidentally brush against it with a fingernail. I have dermatography and my skin is RIDICULOUSLY sensitive. It goes red and blotchy with welts even if I carry my handbag on my arm. Through a layer of clothing.

From memory, the necklace was very comfortable. I don’t wear necklaces usually but it was easily as comfortable as (or more so) than my diamond Barbara pendant from BGD.

I have not noticed that there has been any change in colour to the gold of my kataoka rings or earrings. I own them all in beige gold. My crown ring is about 2 years old. The Paraiba is half a year old and my pearl studs (earlier in the thread) are the oldest at several years old. I have not had any issues with any of the pieces I have purchased at all!

Although I would not personally wear the necklace in the shower (I always take all pieces off before I shower), Anis did tell me that he has a friend who owns the snowflake necklace and she apparently never takes it off and showers with it on. It is a very delicate piece.
Thank you for replying so quickly, and taking the time out of your day to explain this!

Out of curiosity, was the necklace that you tried on that day (in the pictures you posted) in beige gold or rose gold? Do you remember?


Thanks so much!
 

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Tbh I don’t quite remember, sorry! They seem to look like yellow gold on my skin there (a bit different to my ring).

To be fair, because the chain is so very fine, the difference between yellow and beige gold is very subtle (far more subtle than yellow and rose gold).
 

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So I'm apparently very bad at photographing jewelry! But I have two Kataoka necklaces and I love them. Their chains are so delicate and glittery.

One is a tassel necklace from their Less Is More collection and the other is a snowflake necklace. The snowflake necklace is supposedly rose gold but it looks like yellow gold to me. I got them a while ago when they were less expensive.

I really want that crown ring and the snowflake earrings but everything is so pricey now. It's hard to justify.

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Hey! I just saw that you own the necklace that I’m considering to buy. If it isn’t too much of a hassle, do you mind posting a couple more photos of the snowflake diamond Victorian necklace?

thank you in advance <3
 
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