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iluvcarats

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Eauphelia|1467959541|4052915 said:
I am so in love with that bracelet! As someone with small wrists, I understand your sizing struggle. It looks amazing though!
Thank you very much, Eauphelia :wavey: It is hard to find bracelets to fit a small wrist. This one is really comfy now.
 

LouisianaLady

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Hi! This is my first post on PS so don't know how to make a new thread. :shock: Thought you ladies on here could help me out! I am completely in LOVE with VC and I visited the redlands location when I went to CA last year. I picked the 817 with diamonds in antique gold as my engagement band. I loved it because of the thin delicateness of the band. I now want a wedding ring to "match" or not match but have some of orange blossoms incorporated in the design. I want another thin band with a stone center. I do not want a diamond, I know, I know. Any suggestions on a stone with an antique gold band? Thinking maybe rutilated quartz ?
Also do you have a ring/band suggestion for me that would go with 817 ? THANKS so much y'all!
 

diamondseeker2006

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Welcome to PS, louisianalady! :wavey: How nice that you were able to visit the Redlands store and choose the 917 for your engagement ring! If you look one page back (p.40) of this thread, you will see that apacherose has the 817 with what I think is the 812 band. I think that is a great combination but there are certainly others that would work with the 817 (such as the 869). I have some band pictures on page 40, as well. Please post some pictures of your ring!!!

I really think a VanC band is going to look better than anything else. As to the other band, I am not exactly sure what you are envisioning, but I will tell you that the only stones that will hold up relatively well for a daily wear ring are diamonds, sapphires (which comes in many colors besides blue), and rubies. Even sapphires and rubies can show facet abrasion over time, but they will hold up better than softer gems. Quartz is not hard at all and not appropriate for fine jewelry that would be worn other than for special occasions. Do you intend to wear this band with your e-ring and wedding band or is it for another finger?
 

diamondseeker2006

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I just wanted to add a note here that I saw that Van Craeynest IS offering some pierced designs now in addition to the chase/carved pieces. I follow them on Instagram and they are definitely still producing new pieces!
 

Sarahblue

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I found a tiny little Van Craeynest stack on ebay last week and it came this morning. It was very well loved and worn and totally filthy. The person selling it had no idea what it was and I paid very little for it. I'm not sure if some of the detail could be restored or if I will just enjoy it as is. I definitely need to get the bands seperated as they are soldered together and a size too small. I do know I am totally in love and will be saving for a set in good condition. It's on it's fifth round through the ultrasonic cleaner right now. It has a wedding date engraved inside 6-25-88, which may be the last time it was cleaned. 20160924_144106-2.jpg
 

glitterglitter

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@Polished: would you mind sharing what you paid for your VC setting? I am thinking I might like something similar, but would like to make sure it'll be in our budget.

Gather round Van Craeynest fans. Here are the pictures of my new 1.72 carat sapphire ring. It was a ring based on Anita T’s engagement ring:

https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/engaged-customized-van-craeynest-460.102248/

However, mine was done in yellow gold and with a sapphire. Although she hasn’t been around for a while, thanks Anita.
This is my second Van Craeynest ring and I’d again like to thank Paul Emerson whose expertise was invaluable to realising the vision.
I’ve named the ring “Tutankhamun” after the Ancient Egyptians inspiration of combining gold with rich blue.

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Polished

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glitterglitter - I paid $3,580 for the ring. This quote might be misleading as it is in Australian dollars and the US to AUD is variable. I had mine reset with an Australian green sapphire. My jeweler here was impressed by what a well made ring it was. It really gave me a fresh appreciation of the ring, the delicate detail on it is amazing.
 

PreRaphaelite

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Hello all,
This ring is possibly on the horizon for me and I thought I'd ask if anyone can help me identify the style number? I can't find the .pdf catalog of VC styles online anymore. Anyone have a copy - or a psychic ability/photographic memory?
Thanks in advance!
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GearGirly

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Bumping for any more info on the new company, I still love it but is it worth the price at this point?
 

Volvoqueen

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Hello all,
This ring is possibly on the horizon for me and I thought I'd ask if anyone can help me identify the style number? I can't find the .pdf catalog of VC styles online anymore. Anyone have a copy - or a psychic ability/photographic memory?
Thanks in advance!
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No info, but wanted to say, BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Did you end up getting it?
 
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