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Retooled Stuller setting for Mildred

Jimmianne

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A couple of years ago I put Mildred in a Stuller temp setting. I soon wanted something different, so I started filing it down and playing with it until is was a mess.
This week my friend retooled my chewed up setting and I love it. He added engraving with a tiny fleur de lys on each side of the stone.
I am still looking for her forever setting but this one will make me happy until I do find what I want. Here are some before and afters.
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Slick1

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Oh what a fabulous idea! I think it looks gorgeous with the engraving. What a perfect stone too!! I drool over your avatar pic every time I see it!
 

Jimmianne

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Oh what a fabulous idea! I think it looks gorgeous with the engraving. What a perfect stone too!! I drool over your avatar pic every time I see it!
Thank you! I am a wuss when it comes to custom design from scratch, so retooling a setting that I know fits and is comfortable is a nice alternative.
What I learned from this retooling is that diamonds look bigger set in a narrow, more delicate setting. It has temporarily relieved my DSS. : )
 

Luvallgems

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A couple of years ago I put Mildred in a Stuller temp setting. I soon wanted something different, so I started filing it down and playing with it until is was a mess.
This week my friend retooled my chewed up setting and I love it. He added engraving with a tiny fleur de lys on each side of the stone.
I am still looking for her forever setting but this one will make me happy until I do find what I want. Here are some before and afters.
! DB152A55-D19D-4846-94E5-4B281AD565EC.jpeg D083DE8A-DBA0-46B1-8C5E-C91F78EB1B52.jpeg B6A6BF55-4E6F-44EF-B0CF-65F1E159EF8B.jpeg


6D530B0E-1DE5-49A0-9253-3183130DD7EA.jpeg 4E72E3BA-0EAF-4D35-A2CF-3E9B9E097AB6.jpeg


BEBA9723-2B5B-413F-BF85-29FE34A3A0CE.jpeg 6290DBBA-C7AD-44CB-84AF-2C5CA65E921E.jpeg
@Jimmianne....Mildred looks gorgeous, your friend has talent!
 

missy

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THUD!!!

❤❤❤
 

Matthews1127

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A couple of years ago I put Mildred in a Stuller temp setting. I soon wanted something different, so I started filing it down and playing with it until is was a mess.
This week my friend retooled my chewed up setting and I love it. He added engraving with a tiny fleur de lys on each side of the stone.
I am still looking for her forever setting but this one will make me happy until I do find what I want. Here are some before and afters.
! DB152A55-D19D-4846-94E5-4B281AD565EC.jpeg D083DE8A-DBA0-46B1-8C5E-C91F78EB1B52.jpeg B6A6BF55-4E6F-44EF-B0CF-65F1E159EF8B.jpeg


6D530B0E-1DE5-49A0-9253-3183130DD7EA.jpeg 4E72E3BA-0EAF-4D35-A2CF-3E9B9E097AB6.jpeg


BEBA9723-2B5B-413F-BF85-29FE34A3A0CE.jpeg 6290DBBA-C7AD-44CB-84AF-2C5CA65E921E.jpeg
I LOVE the engraving, especially the Fleur de lys! What a difference that makes for Mildred!! She looks amazing!! I just adore that stone!! ♥
 

mrs-b

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Very pretty! Love the engraving and Mildred, as always, looks wonderful!
 

Mamabean

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@Jimmianne I really liked your previous setting..I LOVE your asscher..and would linger over your avatar because it’s so pretty. The engraving that your friend did is amazing! I LOVE it so much..It’s an amazing transformation! It looks like a completely different setting..:kiss2:
 

Jimmianne

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Thank you, everyone! It’s completely changed how I feel about wearing the ring. The engraving is so delicate that in real life you just get a hint of the detail, and for some reason, the unplated gold looks more buttery than it did before. Very happy to have something I love, instead of feeling like I was wearing an albatross on my finger :lol:
One more photo that may show what I mean about the engraving. Now to get out all my stacking bands and play. New toy! BB03E6A0-856D-4F2E-A78F-64C838A2ED8F.jpeg
 

missy

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Thank you, everyone! It’s completely changed how I feel about wearing the ring. The engraving is so delicate that in real life you just get a hint of the detail, and for some reason, the unplated gold looks more buttery than it did before. Very happy to have something I love, instead of feeling like I was wearing an albatross on my finger :lol:
One more photo that may show what I mean about the engraving. Now to get out all my stacking bands and play. New toy! BB03E6A0-856D-4F2E-A78F-64C838A2ED8F.jpeg
Wow what a difference the setting makes. Swoon!❤
 

Jimmianne

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@Jimmianne I was going to suggest adding some bands for us! It does look gorgeous! I love engraving and agree that it catches the light just enough to show subtle detail.
Gosh I love it!
Tony will be so pleased when I tell him how much his work is appreciated. He was also a doll...he did the work in a day so I would have my ring and it would be one of the first things I would see after my eye surgery. He actually delivered it to me at 7pm on his way home from the bench. I really feel like celebrating today.
 

missy

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Love to you, Missy, with your swoonworthy collection.
Isn’t bling just the best therapy for ...well, just about anything. I do believe your opal [and/or OEC] could get one through the toughest of times.
Yes bling is a lovely distraction for sure. But it pales in comparison to true friends and true loves. Love you @Jimmianne ❤
 

Slick1

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Tony will be so pleased when I tell him how much his work is appreciated. He was also a doll...he did the work in a day so I would have my ring and it would be one of the first things I would see after my eye surgery. He actually delivered it to me at 7pm on his way home from the bench. I really feel like celebrating today.
That’s amazing service. We all need a Tony in our life evidently. I am so happy for you that the surgery is over now, a success and that you were able to see a beautiful ‘new’ piece of jewelry right when you needed cheering up! And what a fabulous diamond to see! Great timing!

I think we need more pics! :lol:
 

Matthews1127

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That’s amazing service. We all need a Tony in our life evidently. I am so happy for you that the surgery is over now, a success and that you were able to see a beautiful ‘new’ piece of jewelry right when you needed cheering up! And what a fabulous diamond to see! Great timing!

I think we need more pics! :lol:
+1!!! ♥
 

KristyDarling

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Unbelievably gorgeous! The engraving and milgrain are so well done and the delicate texture helps your exquisite stone to pop even more than it did before. I love it so much!!
 
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