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She’s here! My Sako x Megan Thorne solitaire

Mjay

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She’s finally here and I’m obsessed!!!! My 2.02 old mine from sako set in an 18k gold evergreen setting by Megan Thorne. I’ll post my story below if anyone cares to read it.

I purchased the stone about a year ago from Sako. I saw it featured it on his IG and I fell in love. It was everything I was looking for: wonky, deep, warm, crisp facet pattern and major Kozibe effect. The stone was originally 2.05 ct VS2 but he was kind enough to polish out some wear near the girdle that made me a bit nervous, so the resulting weight was 2.02 and possibly increased clarity to VS1. The stone is not certed. I thought about sending it to GIA out of curiosity but ultimately decided I didn’t care. He estimated the stone as an N. I was originally looking for a warmer stone but fell in love with the cut. I compared it to an O/P and a Q/R that I own and honestly it looked warmer than my O/P, but I’m not an expert and Sako is so I’m claiming the N. Sako was awesome to purchase from. He has a great since of humor and is super responsive. I highly recommend him. I was originally thinking of having him create the setting but I wanted to spend some time with the diamond first because I couldn’t decide how to set it. I ended up sitting on it for much much longer than anticipated due to suffering from an HG pregnancy. Once I started feeling better, I knew I wanted to set the diamond ASAP. I opened up my Instagram and Megan Thorne had just posted. It felt like fate. Her evergreen setting was perfect. I sent my diamond directly to her because the closest retailer is about an hour away- not to far but with a newborn and toddler I felt it was easier to deal direct. The setting is gorgeous. It is a bit more dainty than expected but it looks great. I had noticed that some of her pieces had realy long prongs and others didn’t so I meant to email her asking for shorter prongs but forgot. She did make the ring with long prongs but I absolutely love them. It looks amazing and I wouldn’t change it. The only negative things I have to say are 1- there is a small spot that she missed when applying the finish. It’s not very noticeable but my eagle eyes found it right away. I’m sure if I reached out she would fix it but I don’t care enough to be without the ring and I need to learn to tone down my OCD. 2- Her 18k gold is much lighter than my other 18k gold pieces. This is the only thing that is a slight bummer to me. The ring is gorgeous but the gold is not as rich as I am used to. I plan to wear it alone but if I did want to pair it with a band I’d have to get one from her because it doesn’t match my other 18k pieces. Overall I absolutely adore the setting. It’s a perfect whimsical setting for my perfectly wonky stone! I’m absolutely thrilled with the results.

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maita13

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Wow!! Look at that stone! Love the setting, too! Congrats on such a beautiful ring!
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

WOT a looker! Love the yellow gold setting/detail!

cheers--Sharon
 

tyty333

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Very pretty! Enjoy your new ring!
 

Ibrakeforpossums

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What an incredible diamond! LOVE it, the cut and color are t.d.f. And the setting is a dream, too. Those long prongs are perfect for that stone. You have an eye for what is beautiful and seldom seen.
 

Alex T

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Ooh, i really love this! The stone is gorgeous & the setting is so unique - I've never seen long claws like that before & it's amazing! It reminds me or an Eagle swooping down to collect the sparkly thing from the ground :kiss2:
 

Austina

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Wow, it’s gorgeous and I :kiss2: the prongs!
 

lulu_ma

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Beautiful stone and the setting is so striking-I especially love the prongs!
 

lissyflo

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Gorgeous & unique! Your stone is lovely and the setting suits it really well. It’s nice to see something a little different!
 

Catmom

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Gorgeous stone and setting, congratulations!
 

GeorgieQ

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Such a beautiful diamond and setting - they compliment each other perfectly! :love:
 

Mjay

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Thank you everyone for all of your kind words! I’m absolutely in love with with this piece. I feel like I finally found my soulmate diamond.
 

klrrrr

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Stunning! Sorry to hear about the non-gold match but I have to say, this peachy alloy is my absolute fave! Maybe it will have to be your new standard :)
 

Mjay

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Stunning! Sorry to hear about the non-gold match but I have to say, this peachy alloy is my absolute fave! Maybe it will have to be your new standard :)

Thank you! Yes it’s definitely a beautiful color just a bit more muted than I’m used to but hey it’s an excuse to buy one of Megan Thorne’s gorgeous bands
 

LemonMoonLex

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In my humble opinion, "perfection" is highly overrated & true romance lies within these little characteristics that come together to create a piece with true charm.

That is what this ring is & to me its pure perfection! What a marvelous, marvelous ring & diamond. This has officially become top five of my favorite rings ever seen on PS!

<3
 

Tourmaline

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She’s finally here and I’m obsessed!!!! My 2.02 old mine from sako set in an 18k gold evergreen setting by Megan Thorne. I’ll post my story below if anyone cares to read it.

I purchased the stone about a year ago from Sako. I saw it featured it on his IG and I fell in love. It was everything I was looking for: wonky, deep, warm, crisp facet pattern and major Kozibe effect. The stone was originally 2.05 ct VS2 but he was kind enough to polish out some wear near the girdle that made me a bit nervous, so the resulting weight was 2.02 and possibly increased clarity to VS1. The stone is not certed. I thought about sending it to GIA out of curiosity but ultimately decided I didn’t care. He estimated the stone as an N. I was originally looking for a warmer stone but fell in love with the cut. I compared it to an O/P and a Q/R that I own and honestly it looked warmer than my O/P, but I’m not an expert and Sako is so I’m claiming the N. Sako was awesome to purchase from. He has a great since of humor and is super responsive. I highly recommend him. I was originally thinking of having him create the setting but I wanted to spend some time with the diamond first because I couldn’t decide how to set it. I ended up sitting on it for much much longer than anticipated due to suffering from an HG pregnancy. Once I started feeling better, I knew I wanted to set the diamond ASAP. I opened up my Instagram and Megan Thorne had just posted. It felt like fate. Her evergreen setting was perfect. I sent my diamond directly to her because the closest retailer is about an hour away- not to far but with a newborn and toddler I felt it was easier to deal direct. The setting is gorgeous. It is a bit more dainty than expected but it looks great. I had noticed that some of her pieces had realy long prongs and others didn’t so I meant to email her asking for shorter prongs but forgot. She did make the ring with long prongs but I absolutely love them. It looks amazing and I wouldn’t change it. The only negative things I have to say are 1- there is a small spot that she missed when applying the finish. It’s not very noticeable but my eagle eyes found it right away. I’m sure if I reached out she would fix it but I don’t care enough to be without the ring and I need to learn to tone down my OCD. 2- Her 18k gold is much lighter than my other 18k gold pieces. This is the only thing that is a slight bummer to me. The ring is gorgeous but the gold is not as rich as I am used to. I plan to wear it alone but if I did want to pair it with a band I’d have to get one from her because it doesn’t match my other 18k pieces. Overall I absolutely adore the setting. It’s a perfect whimsical setting for my perfectly wonky stone! I’m absolutely thrilled with the results.

134504BF-2D71-4D70-8304-66A531425A94.jpeg 2AC914A7-39B9-41C0-A48B-C92F8682D949.jpeg AC2AD93B-114A-4596-B144-C2F7623BBD14.jpeg 9ECC6C76-5D5C-4C7E-BE33-73F1F6F9AB8B.jpeg F9C2B986-128C-4546-AC7E-91E02755D00F.jpeg BC4029A5-78CE-4326-8C67-EDEA24BAB2ED.jpeg 6E075E1A-8838-4EA2-AD5F-320EFD996F70.jpeg AA4146FD-AE7F-4C67-B695-D2AA7C5747D7.jpeg

What a gorgeous diamond! I love its height! Regarding the spot she missed in polishing, you can get a polishing cloth infused with polishing compound (Sunshine cloth is a good brand) and gently polish out the dull part by yourself with the cloth. Just be sure not to catch a prong tip.

I had intense HG with one of my pregnancies. Hugs to you. I did have another pregnancy after it that was fine, because I took Zofran before I got too depleted.

Enjoy you beautiful ring and your babies!
 

Mjay

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In my humble opinion, "perfection" is highly overrated & true romance lies within these little characteristics that come together to create a piece with true charm.

That is what this ring is & to me its pure perfection! What a marvelous, marvelous ring & diamond. This has officially become top five of my favorite rings ever seen on PS!

<3

You are so right! It’s a matte finish to so I need to learn to embrace every scuff and scratch that it will surely get with wear. Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m on cloud nine!
 

Mjay

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What a gorgeous diamond! I love its height! Regarding the spot she missed in polishing, you can get a polishing cloth infused with polishing compound (Sunshine cloth is a good brand) and gently polish out the dull part by yourself with the cloth. Just be sure not to catch a prong tip.

I had intense HG with one of my pregnancies. Hugs to you. I did have another pregnancy after it that was fine, because I took Zofran before I got too depleted.

Enjoy you beautiful ring and your babies!

It’s a matte finish so I don’t believe a sunshine cloth will work. it’s just a small smooth spot. It’s on the edge near the engraving on the shoulders and hardly noticeable. Thank you for reminding me of the sunshine cloth though! I have several other pieces that could benefit from it. I’ll have to order one. Omg HG is horrific. This was my second HG pregnancy and I was throwing up 30-40 times a day at the worst of it and had to take medication every 3 hours the entire pregnancy. It’s amazing what we do for our beautiful babies
 
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