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On a bling ban - so resetting instead!

Ionysis

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So I’m trying to be a good girl from now until Christmas because I have a lot of expenses towards the end of the year.

Which means I’m looking at resets rather than new purchases. Ok, Ok, I know. But it’s better than nothing, I’m trying to economise, I could be still buying a bunch of random gemstones that I don’t know what I’m going to do with!

So I’ve got two in the pipeline and another to be discussed with the jeweller.

Project 1: oval five stone that drives me INSANE because the ovals are so poorly matched (and poorly cut frankly).

Here is the offender.
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Given the colour and clarity is good and I got a bargain price I’ve decided to reset this horror into a bezel setting to conceal the discrepancy between them and make a band. Something like this.
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It also makes sense as I now have an alternative yellow gold option for my “mock” engagement ring when I can’t bear to mix metals.

Project 2: amazing sapphire - amazing side stones - can’t deal with them together as they are step and brilliant / cushion mixed. And I couldn’t get over the long, imperfectly placed prongs.
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I’m changing the entire ring and going for brilliant cut sides something in this style - obviously not with the same side stones.
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Going for these sides:
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Will post photos when ready!
 

Ionysis

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Gawd that sapphire - specs? I love it as is but also love the new side stones too.

Thanks. I got it from Sri Lanka. It’s 5.13ct unheated and a nice blue - it’s referenced as cornflower but I always think of cornflower as being lighter than this colour. The only downside is it’s a bit deep in the cut so not a great face up.
 
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