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FacetFire

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Hi everyone. It hasn''t been very sunny here, so I don''t have any sparkle/fire shots yet, but I took some handpics of my new e-ring that my sweet fiance gave me on Sunday night when he proposed. It sparkles like nothing I''ve ever seen, but unfortunately the pics aren''t turning out great at this point. It even has rainbows in it when there is no direct light! I''ll take some more pics when the sun comes out.

First, the specs on the center stone:

2.30 ct Old European Cut
8.47 x 8.49 x 5.06 mm
Color: I
Clarity: SI1
Depth: 59.7%
Table: 49%
Fluor: Faint Blue
Culet: Medium

The setting is a Michael Bondanza setting ordered through Pearlman''s in plat with approx. 30 points of I color pave stones.

(Sorry the pics aren''t better, but I promise more soon!)

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Oh, and my ring size is 5.5.
 

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Oops, that was supposed to have another pic attached...

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Okay, here''s a better shot of the setting

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wow it is really nice!

Was this a family diamond? If not, Where did you get it?
 

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And another...

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Date: 8/16/2006 1:36:30 PM
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wow it is really nice!

Was this a family diamond? If not, Where did you get it?
Thanks!!!

Nope, it wasn''t a family diamond (I wish!) :)

My fiance looked high and low for OECs using a local jeweler here in NC. She found this one through a dealer in NYC. He said he saw it and it took him about two seconds to buy it...he just knew it was perfect for me! I think that''s so sweet of him!
 

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Okay, here are a couple more.

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Another close-up...

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OH WOW - I am getting sweaty just looking at it - what abeauty! Huge and gorgeous! and I lvoe the setting! Congrats!
 

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Okay, last one for now. I hope I didn''t overload you guys with pics! :)

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"Kerthunk". It''s absolutely, completely, utterly drop-dead gorgeous!!!!
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(Hee hee..if those are ''bad'' pictures, I''m almost afraid to see ''good'' ones...I might faint!
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Congratulations!
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What a GORGEOUS stone!!! And that setting is so very pretty! Did Pearlman''s set it for you or did you have it set where you got the stone?
 

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Date: 8/16/2006 1:42:50 PM
Author: Dee*Jay
What a GORGEOUS stone!!! And that setting is so very pretty! Did Pearlman''s set it for you or did you have it set where you got the stone?
Thanks!!!! I LOVE it! I can''t believe how well he did! He sent the stone to Pearlman who sent it to Bondanza who made the ring and set the stone and sent it back to Pearlman who sent it on to him...wow, that sounds complicated...haha!
 

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Look at the spectral (right word?) colors in that sucker!!! It just glows.
Yum. Yum. Yum.
What a neat way to set an old stone too; I love the top down view.
Very cool. Love those old cuts.
Congratulations - wear it in good health!
Best wishes for you both.

Scintillating...

Oh* By the way, it looks geart on your hand. (And huge.)
 

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~~It''s sooo pretty!! I love the elegance of OECs....
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Kaleigh

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OMG, that OEC is just spectacular. What a gorgeous stone your fiancee found for you. Love the setting too. They are very hard to find these days. He did a great job. Congrats on your engagement. More pics please!!!
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FacetFire.

Wow, if that''s how it looked with little or no light, I can''t imagine how alive and sparkly it is with light.
I love OEC. I don''t know what it is, but there is something just so mesmerizing about the facting on OEC.
Very lovely.
 

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WOW facet, that is a goreous OEC, it''s a beautiful ring...
 

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WOW, what an amazing diamond! Just amazing. Congrats!
 

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*Swoon*

I am in love with that stone. It is absolutely stunning! And definitely doesn''t look like an I...all those blue flashes...yummy.

The setting really shows it off, too. Congrats on your engagement and gorgeous ring!
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And a few more pictures wouldn''t hurt!
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that OEC is just spectacular.
What a beauty! Best Wishes
 

Mara

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oh it''s just DIVINE!!!!
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that OEC is on fire!! love those chunky facets...and that setting is a great way to showcase it. you don''t even need a wedding ring, it commands attention all on it''s own.

what size is your finger?

fiance done good!!!! congrats!
 

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It''s amazing -- just absolutely gorgeous!!!! Congrats, again!
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OMG, that''s beyond gorgeous!! I absolutely love your ring! Any chance you can get some sunny shots so we can drool some more?
 

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What a lovely stone and the setting is simply spectacular!!!
 

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OH. MY. GOD. Those chunky facets are KILLING ME!!!!
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What a drop dead AMAZING stone...and I love the unique setting you''ve chosen for it...it''s in a cradle of diamonds! Just a STUNNER!!
 

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Oh Facetfire, I have always loved that setting, it is gorgeous and your diamond looks lovely in it!

Really, really pretty, enjoy it.
 

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Wow!!
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It''s absolutely gorgeous! I love the setting and that stone is just dreamy! Congratulations on your engagement!
 

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Oh my goodness, your ring literally took my breath away!
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Your stone just glows & the chunky facets are amazing! I love the setting too--something old, something new...and what a stunning profile!
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Congrats on your engagement!
 
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