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Harriet

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I''m seriously considering having my ring re-set (I have a quote from Leon Mege and am also talking to dear WF). Thoughts?

Here''s my current one.
 

TravelingGal

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I really like your ring as is.
 

TravelingGal

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It''s just elegant.
 

kcoursolle

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If you are going to go with leon and you want a thin pave shank....I think split claw prongs would be very appropriate! What are you thinking about doing for the head of the setting?
 

mcblohe

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i like them both.
i''m also considering changing mine to a pave diamond setting. how much would it cost you to do yours? thanks
 

Harriet

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Leon suggested a Tulip head. Does anyone know what that is?

Does posting the quote violate any forum rules? If not, I''m happy to share.
 

FireGoddess

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I love the thin pave shank Irina photoshopped. I think that would look amazing.
 

poptart

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I love the new band you are looking at. It''s very delicate and dainty!

*M*
 

Cehrabehra

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I thought you were looking for a different diamond.... why not wait until your diamond situation is more settled?
 

Harriet

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I'm torn. On the one hand, I like my current setting (Tiffany knockoff or not
). On the other hand, I don't want a metal wedding band, but I think a pave wedding band looks weird with my current setting. Also, I love pave.

Cehra,
WF has warned me that it might take a very long time to find a new stone.
 

Cehrabehra

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Date: 3/7/2007 9:04:11 PM
Author: Harriet
I''m torn. On the one hand, I like my current setting (Tiffany knockoff or not
). On the other hand, I don''t want a metal wedding band, but I think a pave wedding band looks weird with my current setting. Also, I love pave.

Cehra,
WF has warned me that it might take a very long time to find a new stone.
yeah but as soon as you have a custom leon guess what they''ll find? LOL If you''re torn anyway, I''d stick with what you have for a year or two or whatever a "very long time" ends up being...
 

jadeleaves

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I think you need to decide if you want to wait for another stone, and depending on what u decide, either send the current stone or upgraded stone off to be reset.

I think your current stone is a beauty, but understand a need for higher color too! The reason why I vote for a reset is because I think you won''t want to change your current setting if you love love love it.
 

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I can''t keep up with all the projects you have going on all at once.
 

jadeleaves

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Coming back to ask why u think a diamond wedding band will look weird with your current setting? The solitaire paired with diamond band look is such a classic one!
 

Harriet

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My new stone won't be much, if at all, larger. Can't the new setting be tweaked to accomodate it?

G'day, Jadeleaves (my apologies if you're not down under).
 

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Date: 3/7/2007 9:15:45 PM
Author: Kaleigh
I can''t keep up with all the projects you have going on all at once.
Neither can the other half.
 

jadeleaves

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Hi Harriet


I live down under, but am currently overseas.

You might have to ask whoever you have in mind to do your reset. When I was in the process of getting Mark Morrell to design my current set, I asked him if he could put a larger stone into the ring he was making for me, and his answer was that he will have to make a new head for a larger stone, and he wouldn''t recommend it. I don''t have his email on this laptop but his reasoning was something along the lines of weakening the ring by putting a new head on it... something abt the solder? I can''t remember for sure, but make sure you ask abt it before you commit either way. I know a lot of ppl have gotten larger stones put in current heads, but if the craftsman you pick to do the reset won''t do it, you''ll be out a lot of money for the setting! Of course, if money is not an issue, you can always get a whole new ring made for the new rock, but wouldn''t it be better to keep that money for some other baubles?
 

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Date: 3/7/2007 9:17:44 PM
Author: JadeLeaves
Coming back to ask why u think a diamond wedding band will look weird with your current setting? The solitaire paired with diamond band look is such a classic one!
This may be irrational, but asymmetry really bothers me. Also, the diamond bands I like are the skinny ones, and they look weird paired with my current setting.
 

Harriet

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Date: 3/7/2007 9:24:35 PM
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Hi Harriet


I live down under, but am currently overseas.

You might have to ask whoever you have in mind to do your reset. When I was in the process of getting Mark Morrell to design my current set, I asked him if he could put a larger stone into the ring he was making for me, and his answer was that he will have to make a new head for a larger stone, and he wouldn't recommend it. I don't have his email on this laptop but his reasoning was something along the lines of weakening the ring by putting a new head on it... something abt the solder? I can't remember for sure, but make sure you ask abt it before you commit either way. I know a lot of ppl have gotten larger stones put in current heads, but if the craftsman you pick to do the reset won't do it, you'll be out a lot of money for the setting! Of course, if money is not an issue, you can always get a whole new ring made for the new rock, but wouldn't it be better to keep that money for some other baubles?
Of course.
Where do you live, if I may ask? I lived in Sydney for a bit.
 

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Hey it''s YOUR ring, and you need to get whatever floats your boat. I am all about matching sets too, which was why I decided against a solitaire + diamond band and got diamonds on both rings.

That said, I do love the look of the solitaire + diamond band. Go figure!!
 

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I live in Melbourne, and went to Melb Uni.

Did u come to Australia for uni or were u originally from here and went to work in the US?
 

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The more diamonds the merrier, right?


The former. I've never been to Melbourne though. Would love to see the 7 sisters. Did I get that right?
 

3hearts

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I think your current setting is classic. If this is not your forever stone, I would not waste the money having it reset.

I think a diamond eternity band would only compliment your ring
 

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what is it you are looking for in a new ring or stone?
 

jadeleaves

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Date: 3/7/2007 9:31:17 PM
Author: Harriet
The more diamonds the merrier, right?



The former. I''ve never been to Melbourne though. Would love to see the 7 sisters. Did I get that right?
Hee hee. 12 apostles? 7 sisters? Hmmm don''t know anything about 7 sisters
 

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Date: 3/7/2007 9:36:41 PM
Author: JadeLeaves


Date: 3/7/2007 9:31:17 PM
Author: Harriet
The more diamonds the merrier, right?



The former. I've never been to Melbourne though. Would love to see the 7 sisters. Did I get that right?
Hee hee. 12 apostles? 7 sisters? Hmmm don't know anything about 7 sisters
Yes (blush). I think I got confused with x Sisters (I'm not even going to try this time) in the Blue Mountains.
 
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