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dk168

Ideal_Rock
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MRBs leave me cold ever since I discovered I love ECs back in the late 90s.

My mum gave me her 1.8ct+ MRB in a temporary ring setting, and it remains unworn and unloved. I recently found a pendant setting that I like, so it will be re-purposed as a pendant eventually.

I have seen and liked the old cuts in antique and royal jewellery, and learnt a lot about them via PS.

I was privileged to meet up with mochiko42 when I was last in Hong Kong in 2015, and she was delighted that I recognised the cut of her then diamond being an OEC. Apparently I was the first person in her social circle to do so. :))

It is unlikely I would get an old cut diamond to wear as a ring as no other diamond will trump my affection for my EC that was my 40th birthday to myself and has huge sentimental value. Therefore, I shall admire them from afar instead.

DK :))
 

Weeivy73

Shiny_Rock
Trade
Joined
Nov 1, 2018
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329
Hi everyone,

Thought I'd post my old cut diamond right hand rings, even though they aren't big rings they are very sentimental to me. Single cut diamond and synthetic ruby ring was my great grandmother's engagement ring. Navette shaped modified Swiss cut and single cut diamond ring was a present after the birth of my first son 19 years ago.
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AV_

Ideal_Rock
Joined
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@dk168 Your MRB might as well contain a 1.5 transitional - not sure, but it must be fun to ask.

IHMO, the round brilliant model has hit a couple of ideals throughout history & now ain't one of those times. These things change for other reasons but choice.
 
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laurakayp

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 7, 2012
Messages
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Hey! I’d like to stop in a show off my transitional. My husband searched high and low for this stone and a local jeweler was able to source it. It was from the 20’s and in a box, untouched and never set. He wanted to recreate the look by setting it with fat traps. I’ll say he did an amazing job .
 

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junebug17

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Jun 17, 2009
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Hey! I’d like to stop in a show off my transitional. My husband searched high and low for this stone and a local jeweler was able to source it. It was from the 20’s and in a box, untouched and never set. He wanted to recreate the look by setting it with fat traps. I’ll say he did an amazing job .

@laurakayp, your ring is stunning! What a gorgeous diamond...and how amazing it has never been set! It's like a brand new stone, no wear and tear like so many old cuts. Fabulous!
 

munchee

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Feb 12, 2011
Messages
159
Elongated OMC, uncertified but I got it from trusted seller. I was thinking of selling it to raised some funds since I don’t wear it that much because the setting keep getting on my hair (Old cut doesn’t really have the best symmetry) but I decided to keep it as I don’t know how to sell an uncertified stone. Now it’ll be my next project to reset it to be toi et moi with old pear cut. I don’t remember the exact specs, 1 of the inclusion is visible. Love the sparkle from an old cut, the rainbow flashes is really pretty.
Diamond and setting by Alex Park (before he sells out his diamond within a second).
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