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Neptune

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Oh I see it now!! When you said punk studs before I thought you meant earrings :)

Sorry to disappoint you, hehe. Check out designer Ara Vartanian, he sets many diamonds/gems upside down, including earrings.

It really is a dreamy blue! My eyes bugged out of my head when I first saw it!!

We need new photos, I've seen those before, haha. Mesmerizing blue.

Are the "studs" upside down MRB's?

They're about 1.9mm round brilliants.

Ahhhh I didn’t realise the pave was set upside down!! This detailing is just beyond!!! Wowowowowow

Just wondering if the culets ever scratch you, catch on things or are slightly uncomfortable?

Thanks dear. Have you been drifted to gemstones yet after seeing Fabio's awesome exhibition?

The ring doesn't spin so the culets never touch my skin. I actually like to run my finger over them once a while, weirdo, huh? I'm so hooked on this way of setting at the moment, it would be way more fun with larger stones, so completely different dynamic for faceted stones. Funny how I don't care for rose cuts at all so must be the pointy culets.
 

Pomelo

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Thanks dear. Have you been drifted to gemstones yet after seeing Fabio's awesome exhibition?

The ring doesn't spin so the culets never touch my skin. I actually like to run my finger over them once a while, weirdo, huh? I'm so hooked on this way of setting at the moment, it would be way more fun with larger stones, so completely different dynamic for faceted stones. Funny how I don't care for rose cuts at all so must be the pointy culets.

Hahaha I can imagine that spikey texture being quite addictive! Is there any danger with the stones being set this way eg the culets chipping?

I haven’t drifted to coloured stones yet but really like emerald cabochons. They are just so so so juicy! Problem is, I am quite a cautious buyer and like to know what I’m buying.

It took me years to build up the knowledge of how to buy a decent diamond, and I haven’t got the eye (or gut) yet for a coloured stone.

The other thing is that I am really lazy and don’t baby anything at all, hence why my ring is in bezels and why I am a bit hesitant to get a fine emerald…

Speaking of juicy emeralds, just posting a pic of the juiciest thing I’ve ever seen. It was a tiara that was part of an exhibition at Sothebys earlier this year showcasing royal and fine tiaras.


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ZestfullyBling

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Your graduated 5 stone (7 stone?) Is gorgeous. Do you have a thread on it or more pics? :kiss2:

Thank you!! Thank you!!
No thread on this one. It's 7stone trellis .35/.35/.60/1.52/.62/.35/.35

Very comfortable. Covers the entire top half of my finger.

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emmy12

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Thank you!! Thank you!!
No thread on this one. It's 7stone trellis .35/.35/.60/1.52/.62/.35/.35

Very comfortable. Covers the entire top half of my finger.

Few more photos... 20220914_142740.jpg

These proportions are so perfect! Thank you for sharing!

ETA: just noticed the prongs. Impecably beautiful! The shared prongs (claws!) for the sides are so well executed they just disappear into the ring. Amazing. ❤️
 

rubyshoes

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Sure, I'll play!

Top to bottom -

6P Argyle pink diamond from Leibish, set in double halo ring by DBL.

Heat only sapphire from Finewater, set in 21k gold by Sally from Heart Of Water.

Solasfera from GOG.

Five stone ring from Whiteflash.

Double yellow halo from DBL.

Yellow heart halo from DBL.

Recently acquired Burmese no-heat Mogok ruby from Inken Krause.


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Mrs_Strizzle

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Sure, I'll play!

Top to bottom -

6P Argyle pink diamond from Leibish, set in double halo ring by DBL.

Heat only sapphire from Finewater, set in 21k gold by Sally from Heart Of Water.

Solasfera from GOG.

Five stone ring from Whiteflash.

Double yellow halo from DBL.

Yellow heart halo from DBL.

Recently acquired Burmese no-heat Mogok ruby from Inken Krause.


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Love your collection! What is the plan for your ruby?
 

ringbling17

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So I had to have this necklace when I saw it. I’ve been looking for a butterfly necklace for a while and couldn’t decide on a diamond one and then I saw this and had to have it instead. Vca Lucky Alhambra Butterfly courtesy of fashionphile.
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Angie3

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So I had to have this necklace when I saw it. I’ve been looking for a butterfly necklace for a while and couldn’t decide on a diamond one and then I saw this and had to have it instead. Vca Lucky Alhambra Butterfly courtesy of fashionphile.
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I love it, and you are beautiful!
 

Pomelo

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Feeling wicked

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I really like how your rings create a wonderful horizontal stack (are 'horizontal stacks' a thing?!).

Don't think I've seen the coloured rings with the solitaire before - the effect is mesmerizing.

May I cheekily suggest a pinky ring project? :lol:
 

Neptune

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It’s a Sephora color. E5CDE773-7F86-4926-9A0A-1734333D7726.jpeg

The shade suits you well.

I really like how your rings create a wonderful horizontal stack (are 'horizontal stacks' a thing?!).

Don't think I've seen the coloured rings with the solitaire before - the effect is mesmerizing.

May I cheekily suggest a pinky ring project? :lol:

Thank you.

Haha, I'm very tempted with that idea too. Although it might have a relatively low roi because of the ring size, can't wear it on other fingers. On the other hand, I won't need a largeish stone for the project...

Btw, I checked out Gaia Repossi's and she does awesome designs. Was she a model before, she looks very familiar?
 

Pomelo

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The shade suits you well.



Thank you.

Haha, I'm very tempted with that idea too. Although it might have a relatively low roi because of the ring size, can't wear it on other fingers. On the other hand, I won't need a largeish stone for the project...

Btw, I checked out Gaia Repossi's and she does awesome designs. Was she a model before, she looks very familiar?

Hahaha I LOVE that you talk about RoI regarding ring sizes :lol:

Have you tried wearing a pinky ring as a knuckle ring? I’ve not really tried this before but could be an idea to bring down the cost per wear.

Hmm, I don’t think Gaia Repossi was ever a model professionally but she appears in a lot of Repossi’s marketing campaigns and is invited to a lot of red carpet events. Plus she has both the face and body to be a model (lucky for some ;-) )
 

Neptune

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Hahaha I LOVE that you talk about RoI regarding ring sizes :lol:

Have you tried wearing a pinky ring as a knuckle ring? I’ve not really tried this before but could be an idea to bring down the cost per wear.

Hmm, I don’t think Gaia Repossi was ever a model professionally but she appears in a lot of Repossi’s marketing campaigns and is invited to a lot of red carpet events. Plus she has both the face and body to be a model (lucky for some ;-) )

Hehe, this hobby is costly and I want to spend $ wisely.

No, I've not and maybe I should. I wear my sapphire high enough, it's almost like a knuckle ring...no?

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Totally. I don't know why but I keep thinking Gaia had something to do with Chloé, but it should be Clare Waight Keller...
 

Neptune

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Sorry for hijacking the thread but I wanted to share this with our London PSers, @Pomelo @RosieR (?) go and check these out for us, please.

 

Pomelo

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Sorry for hijacking the thread but I wanted to share this with our London PSers, @Pomelo @RosieR (?) go and check these out for us, please.


Oh no, wish I’d seen this sooner! I won’t be in the area again until after the exhibition finishes :(
 

RosieR

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Sorry for hijacking the thread but I wanted to share this with our London PSers, @Pomelo @RosieR (?) go and check these out for us, please.


Sorry working like a nutter this week. It’s a shame it’s fallen this week with HM QE2’s funeral. We were given a public national holiday on Monday. Quite a few of us are trying to squeeze a 5 day work week into 4 days.
 
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