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tigerhearted

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Omg omg! It's so beautiful! I might be biased, but I think they are the prettiest rings on their site.
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This will be my wedding set.
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The e-ring will be the new home for my OEC, and it will be in 18kt yellow gold.
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I know it's out of vogue now and most people aren't a fan, but I love yellow gold! It looks better with my skin-tone, when I think of wedding bands I always think of yellow gold, and the OEC was originally set in yellow gold and it looked fabulous (it's a J color stone). I love the contrast of yellow gold against sparkly white diamonds.
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I think I'm going to ask them to scale down the size of the flowers on either side of the OEC (right now it seems like they kind of compete for attention), and see if they can make the flowers lay down flat like the leaves do. (the flowers are morning glories, my birthflower :)

On either side of the wedding band, there will be an aqua sapphire, and a green amethyst, our birthstones (we just aren't fans of the standard colors of our birthstones lol). The stones on the e-ring are white diamonds, as are the 3 center diamonds on the wedding band (coincidentally, the birthstone of April, the month we're getting married).

I'm thinking of asking them to add milgrain to the side stones, but we can't decide. John likes them as-is, and I like them as-is too, but think some milgrain to tie into the bezel might be nice.

Also thinking of having the leaves done in a satin finish, what do you think? If so, should we give the flowers a satin finish too, or keep them polished?

So excited!! I wish I could sit here and stare at them all afternoon.
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Very interesting design. I can''t wait to see pictures of it in real life.
 

karpouzi

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It''s going to be amazing! It looks like there''s a lot going on, but somehow the design still looks delicate, especially from the side.

I would leave off the milgrain and keep all the metal in a polished finish. Just to avoid cluttering the design, because you already have so many pretty details in there!

(I''m a yellow gold fan, too.)
 

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Wow!! Is that gorgeous! They do amazing things. I can''t wait to see the finished product. Truly, one of a kind!!
 

tigerhearted

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Date: 4/6/2010 3:35:01 PM
Author: karpouzi
It''s going to be amazing! It looks like there''s a lot going on, but somehow the design still looks delicate, especially from the side.


I would leave off the milgrain and keep all the metal in a polished finish. Just to avoid cluttering the design, because you already have so many pretty details in there!


(I''m a yellow gold fan, too.)

Yay another yellow gold fan. :D

Yes I love little details and intricate floral designs, it''s why I''ve been such a pain to shop for haha. >.>

Good point on the satin finish. She says they will take a photo when it''s all done, and I can decide on the finish from there.
 

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I so can''t wait to see this set in real life. It''s so unique and I think the yellow gold will just set it all off. I can''t wait to see your pictures once you get it.
 

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I like yellow gold too - all of my "old" rings are yellow gold and I wear them regularly. I actually prefer warmer white gold (Green Lake has a warm white I like!). True yellow gold brings out the yellow a bit too much in my skin (despite the fact I am transparent...) however I always think it is classic anyway.

So, yay for the yellow!

Very unique design. A lot going on, as someone pointed out, but very organic (which Green Lake is great at doing!) and definitely not something else anyone else will have! I really debated going with them for a while for my own ring design (I only decided not to as I lean towards smoother more "band" like styles for daily wear - boring, I know!)

Is John going to have some sort of matching band to mimic the design in some way?
 

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Date: 4/6/2010 3:37:51 PM
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Wow!! Is that gorgeous! They do amazing things. I can't wait to see the finished product. Truly, one of a kind!!

Me too!! It should be done in 2 weeks, our wedding is in 2.5 weeks aaaahhh lol.
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I'm so picky it will have taken 8 weeks for the process, instead of the usual 4-6.
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Kristin has the patience of a saint! I wish I'd been on pricescope longer, it's where I heard about Green Lake, and we started working with them as soon as we saw their website! Some extra time would make this less nerve-wracking lol. Totally worth it though!
 

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Wow! Those are the most unique rings I''ve seen on PS (and maybe in general). Gorgeous! I can''t wait to see them when they''re completed.
 

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Date: 4/6/2010 3:53:52 PM
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I like yellow gold too - all of my 'old' rings are yellow gold and I wear them regularly. I even prefer warmer white gold (Green Lake has a warm white I like!). It brings out the yellow a bit too much in my skin (despite the fact I am transparent...) however I always think it is classic.


So, yay for the yellow!


Very unique design. A lot going on, as someone pointed out, but very organic (which Green Lake is great at doing!) and definitely not something else anyone else will have! I really debated going with them for a while for my own ring design (I only decided not to as I lean towards smoother more 'band' like styles for daily wear - boring, I know!)


Is John going to have some sort of matching band to mimic the design in some way?

Yay for yellow fans! :D Classic smooth bands are amazing and romantic though, it was a big toss-up between going with this twirly-whirly style and a more classic simple style. I could have gone either way and been very happy, John felt that the twirly-whirly organic style was more "me" though.
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John won't have one like mine, he wants a classic gold comfort band, but we're customizing it in ways that aren't in-your-face and obvious. We're adding a small engraving of an oak tree on the outside (which he'll wear facing his palm), and the gems and a white diamond set flush into the inside of the band.

ETA: Just found out that they are going to do another CAD later this afternoon, this time in the metal color, and they will scale down the flowers too. She also clarified that the flowers will not sit up separate like they appear to in the CAD, they will be more of a bas-relief. :3 I kinda wish that I didn't have to go to my dress fitting now. XD I have to wait until 7:30 to see the new CAD!
 

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It will look great. Am I imaginig correct, all the metal including the flowers will be yellow gold?

I think I would scale down the side flowers a fair bit, maybe to the same size as the flowers on the wb. I like smaller "side stones" and the flowers sort of take that role, like a three stone ring.
 

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Date: 4/6/2010 4:19:56 PM
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It will look great. Am I imaginig correct, all the metal including the flowers will be yellow gold?


I think I would scale down the side flowers a fair bit, maybe to the same size as the flowers on the wb. I like smaller 'side stones' and the flowers sort of take that role, like a three stone ring.

Yup everything will be yellow gold, though it would also look good two-toned I imagine.
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Now I'm imagining it 3-toned...18k rose gold flowers, white gold vines, and yellow gold leaves maybe, wow. Not my personal style but something like that could look fabulous.

We're starting off scaling the flowers down half-way between their current size and the size of the wb flowers. From there we can scale down smaller if we want to. :D AAA+++++ customer service, I tell you.

I have to stop staring at them now and get ready for my dress-fitting. /sadface
 

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Date: 4/6/2010 4:26:23 PM
Author: tigerhearted
Date: 4/6/2010 4:19:56 PM

Author: dreamer_d

It will look great. Am I imaginig correct, all the metal including the flowers will be yellow gold?



I think I would scale down the side flowers a fair bit, maybe to the same size as the flowers on the wb. I like smaller ''side stones'' and the flowers sort of take that role, like a three stone ring.


Yup everything will be yellow gold, though it would also look good two-toned I imagine.
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Now I''m imagining it 3-toned...18k rose gold flowers, white gold vines, and yellow gold leaves maybe, wow. Not my personal style but something like that could look fabulous.


We''re starting off scaling the flowers down half-way between their current size and the size of the wb flowers. From there we can scale down smaller if we want to. :D AAA+++++ customer service, I tell you.


I have to stop staring at them now and get ready for my dress-fitting. /sadface

Ha, when I first saw it I thought green gold would be lovely for the leaves (since it is a delicate yellowish-green rather than GREEN GREEN).
 

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!
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Especially since you''re going to shrink the flowers on your ering. I think it will look much better that way. CAN''T WAIT!!!
 

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very interesting design - a lot of detail, but still very fluid - I like the idea of making the flowers a bit smaller (I also thought they competed a bit for attention with the diamond) - I will check back later this evening and hope you are able to post your new CADs! :)
 

tigerhearted

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Aw man, I rushed home and the new CAD isn''t done yet, sniffsniff.

And thank you everyone! We owe most of the unique-ness to John, the design concept was all him. :) I''ve just been tweaking the little details.
 

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It looks beautiful and delicate and gorgeous! I can''t wait to see it in person on your hand. It is truly stunning. I love to see beautiful new designs, and yours is a perfect example. I love the vines and the delicate

flowers and all the proportions look perfect. Can''t wait to see it!
 

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WOW! I can''t wait to see the actual ring - it looks amazing and unique and just so beautiful!
 

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Oh wow.... I love the organic feel of the project... Very fluid too.
I can''t wait to see the finished piece.

I had to look cause I also have a ring in its final CADs, so I share the excitement with you! :)
 

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Date: 4/6/2010 9:28:37 PM
Author: tigerhearted
Aw man, I rushed home and the new CAD isn''t done yet, sniffsniff..


aww.. booo!
I will check in again tomorrow.. fingers crossed !:)
 

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I couldn''t keep this off my mind and I read your details carefully. No two tone!? awww. I thought the flowers were going to be rose gold! But then, that might be too busy for your rings since your side stones have color.
Here is a suggestion. What if you kept your rings polished, but give the flowers the brushed finish? That might give it contrast without too many clashing colors.
 

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I can''t wait for to see the final product! It looks amazing so far
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It looks amazing! Can''t wait to see the final product.
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