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crystalnp

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Hey Y'all!

I have an approx 2.2 ct OEC that I bought about 9 years ago, it was part of a 5 diamond antique pin that the jeweler had broken up and set each stone into vintage type settings. I decided about 3 years ago I did not like the setting so I sold it back to the jeweler but kept the stone, it is a really pretty appearing O/P stone with good clarity. Sadly it has been sitting in a plastic baggy ever since.

I was thinking rose gold maybe for the setting this time, platinum if not rose gold. I really like the Erika Winters grace with shoulder petals or the Single Stone Amanda, I have been to a Single Stone trunk show so I have seen this one in person.

Give me some opinions on rose gold or platinum or suggest some styles for me!

Thanks!
 
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missy

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Can you share a photo or 2 of the OEC please? How do you feel about warmth? OP would look yummy warm in yellow gold. Though it might look gorgeous in platinum or rose gold too. Just depends on your preferences and the overall tint of your OEC.
 

crystalnp

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I will get a photo up this afternoon, I have the stone hidden so I will get it out and get a photo up, thanks for your reply!
 

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I'm loving the rose gold idea. Love the mounting, don't particularly care for the band shown with it in the photo. Your stone sounds like it is really special, and I kind've feel it should stand out from the color of the mounting so while platinum would certainly be appropriate and expected, the rose gold is going to be such a delicate yet impactful pairing with your diamond IMO.
 

crystalnp

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My hands look really really bad in winter but there is the stone by a window and in a little less light
 

crystalnp

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I'm loving the rose gold idea. Love the mounting, don't particularly care for the band shown with it in the photo. Your stone sounds like it is really special, and I kind've feel it should stand out from the color of the mounting so while platinum would certainly be appropriate and expected, the rose gold is going to be such a delicate yet impactful pairing with your diamond IMO.
I was leaning toward rose gold, didn't really want yellow gold as all my bands are platinum or rose gold and I want to be able to mix it in with those once it is set

The stone is prettier in person that what the above pictures show, I think
 

dreamer_dachsie

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Your diamond is a beautiful transitional cut.

I vote three stone, but I am biased bc that is how I set my own transitional diamond. I used MRB sides, but you could also use colored gems and it would be stunning.

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crystalnp

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Your diamond is a beautiful transitional cut.

I vote three stone, but I am biased bc that is how I set my own transitional diamond. I used MRB sides, but you could also use colored gems and it would be stunning.

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Thank you for your reply! I’m not really educated about OEC or different types of old cuts and definitely just went off of what it was sold to me as at the time. It isn’t GIA certified.

Your ring is amazing!
 

ringo865

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Your stone is beautiful! You could do white metal prongs with rose gold shank. Here’s mine, unplated white gold basket, kite set, on rose gold shank.

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AV_

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I can only think of a colored gold bezel and a white diamond paved halo, & cannot find the ring I would have mentioned as model!

The stone reminds www
 
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AV_

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ctd.

This is the ring I could not find half an hour ago: www ... one little great invention.
 

crystalnp

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ctd.

This is the ring I could not find half an hour ago: www ... one little great invention.
That stone on Instagram is gorgeous! And the halo ring! I’ve had a rose gold band made by David Klass but I’ve just been looking at settings I can just pick out for this ad I’m not really good at describing custom ideas
 
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Jimmianne

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Just kinda throwing stuff out there : )

If I were looking for settings I would check out Lang’s Antiques. Lots of settings there for OECs!
 

Jimmianne

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Love this picture, those bands are so pretty too. I love stacking bands so I’m definitely wanting a setting I can do that with
Me too! Do you like the bands to sit flush, or have a gap?
 

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Easy to tell that’s a gorgeous OEC. I love the idea of rose gold, but not sure if rose gold prongs would “go” with the color, which seems to be pale buttery yellow. Does the photo show the true color of the stone? Would you have rose gold prongs, or white prongs on a rose gold ring??
 

crystalnp

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Me too! Do you like the bands to sit flush, or have a gap?
I think most of mine sit pretty flush but I’m not decided one way or the other I think that’s just how it worked out with the bands I have currently. I have too many but want more!
 

crystalnp

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Easy to tell that’s a gorgeous OEC. I love the idea of rose gold, but not sure if rose gold prongs would “go” with the color, which seems to be pale buttery yellow. Does the photo show the true color of the stone? Would you have rose gold prongs, or white prongs on a rose gold ring??
I think the first picture is closer to what it actually looks like. It doesn’t seem yellow to me in person. I don’t see a ton of warmth in most light either but I’m not the most color sensitive.

I’d love to have one of the lower colored old cuts that can appear as yellow diamonds though!
 
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