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ThiaChelf

Shiny_Rock
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I can finally play!! My pics aren't the greatest, all I have is my Samsung phones camera. 20200731_173255.jpg
0.55 carat pear, G SI1 set in white gold solitaire setting. Size 8. I like lower settings or so I thought and this one is uber low. It has some of the typical MMD inclusions that are scratch like down towardsthe point but you can't see them irl. 20200731_173327.jpg

20200731_173056.jpg 1.41 carat radiant K VS2. Also size 8. Both are eye clean. This one had a teeny black spot on the table that when I showed the video to a number of people and asked them to find a flaw they couldn't spot it. I wanted a warmer colored diamond and set it in a rose gold traditional pave setting. In most lighting it faces up pretty white, but in some lighting you can really see the yellow tint. That's what I wanted though. 20200731_173145.jpg

I found both of these through Rare Carat and purchased from With Clarity.
 

poshmommy

Brilliant_Rock
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@poshmommy that is one stunning ring! I absolutely adore the proportion of the halo and the center stone. Could you kindly share the size (mm) of the melee diamonds in the halo and band? I would love to save this for a future project. Thank you so much!!
Thank you! Sorry for the delay. The vendor is doing a wedding band for me that will be ready in a few weeks. I will ask the details of the melee for you then.
 

AprilBaby

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I can finally play!! My pics aren't the greatest, all I have is my Samsung phones camera. 20200731_173255.jpg
0.55 carat pear, G SI1 set in white gold solitaire setting. Size 8. I like lower settings or so I thought and this one is uber low. It has some of the typical MMD inclusions that are scratch like down towardsthe point but you can't see them irl. 20200731_173327.jpg

20200731_173056.jpg 1.41 carat radiant K VS2. Also size 8. Both are eye clean. This one had a teeny black spot on the table that when I showed the video to a number of people and asked them to find a flaw they couldn't spot it. I wanted a warmer colored diamond and set it in a rose gold traditional pave setting. In most lighting it faces up pretty white, but in some lighting you can really see the yellow tint. That's what I wanted though. 20200731_173145.jpg

I found both of these through Rare Carat and purchased from With Clarity.
Gorgeous rings!
 

m-cubed

Rough_Rock
Joined
Jun 20, 2020
Messages
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I got my earrings from the jeweler! Two 1 ct Lightbox diamonds set via jump rings in platinum lever backs.
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The jump rings look alarmingly delicate, so we will see how they hold up. They swing around quite a bit, but come back to face forward very well. The diamonds are super sparkly, and the sales guy proclaimed that he loved them. In contrast, I had tried a fancier jeweler first, and the woman said they tested as non-diamond and she could only find the lightbox mark on one and was kind of snotty about it. I got a cheap loupe off amazon, and it took me all of 2 seconds to find the lightbox inscription on both diamonds. If you’re looking for it, look from the side of the diamond, not the top. I can’t really see any inclusions, but the diamonds immediately get so smudged up from handling them it’s hard to tell what’s surface dirt and what might be inside the diamond to my very untrained eye.

I will try to take some ear shots, but it may be tomorrow as I’ve stuff going on tonight. I think these are casual, but blingy. I am very happy with them!
 

m-cubed

Rough_Rock
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A not great ear shot, but gives you a sense of scale. I made a little video of the movement of the earrings. If I host it on YouTube, am I allowed to post it? I thought I saw some posts about videos not being allowed.
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pearaffair

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A not great ear shot, but gives you a sense of scale. I made a little video of the movement of the earrings. If I host it on YouTube, am I allowed to post it? I thought I saw some posts about videos not being allowed.
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Those look dynamite!!!
 
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AprilBaby

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They turned out gorgeous!
 
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vintageloves

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Got this necklace from Vrai! It's 1.07ct F/VS2 and it's amazeballs! Look at those rainbows!

I told my husband to surprise me with either the emerald or the pear. Now I'm thinking I might need the pear too! I love my lightbox, but I do think this piece kind of blows my 1ct princess out of the water. The chain is nice and secure, too.

Definitely in love.
 

m-cubed

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IMG-0624.jpg

Got this necklace from Vrai! It's 1.07ct F/VS2 and it's amazeballs! Look at those rainbows!

I told my husband to surprise me with either the emerald or the pear. Now I'm thinking I might need the pear too! I love my lightbox, but I do think this piece kind of blows my 1ct princess out of the water. The chain is nice and secure, too.

Definitely in love.
Ooh, that‘s pretty!
 

sprinklesparkles

Rough_Rock
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Jan 6, 2020
Messages
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IMG-0624.jpg

Got this necklace from Vrai! It's 1.07ct F/VS2 and it's amazeballs! Look at those rainbows!

I told my husband to surprise me with either the emerald or the pear. Now I'm thinking I might need the pear too! I love my lightbox, but I do think this piece kind of blows my 1ct princess out of the water. The chain is nice and secure, too.

Definitely in love.
OMG I love it!
 

mrsthirdcharms

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Sep 19, 2018
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IMG-0624.jpg

Got this necklace from Vrai! It's 1.07ct F/VS2 and it's amazeballs! Look at those rainbows!

I told my husband to surprise me with either the emerald or the pear. Now I'm thinking I might need the pear too! I love my lightbox, but I do think this piece kind of blows my 1ct princess out of the water. The chain is nice and secure, too.

Definitely in love.
So pretty!
 

diamond dazed

Rough_Rock
Joined
Sep 30, 2003
Messages
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Thanks for starting a thread for these beauties, it's fun to see them all. I don't post much, but hope you don't mind if I post my earrings.

My daughter, who was recently engaged with a lab grown diamond (also from Jonathan), tipped me off about lab grown diamonds, I hadn't heard of them. Well, now. I am hooked - I get so much more carat weight than I could afford otherwise. I went with lower color to further up the size - these are J color, ideal cut. The diamonds are from Jonathan Weingarten (aka Rhino) at Distinctive Gem (still AV when I got them) Mark Morrell at MWM Jewelry, made the settings. (The photo credit goes to Mark, I hope he doesn't mind me reposting.) I am super happy with them - the bling and the swing. Mark did an amazing job with the settings, they're works of art.

The details: Eight prong woven baskets for 3.1 ct. tw. lab diamonds (both are J/VS) in Platinum leverback dangle earrings

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m-cubed

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Thanks for starting a thread for these beauties, it's fun to see them all. I don't post much, but hope you don't mind if I post my earrings.

My daughter, who was recently engaged with a lab grown diamond (also from Jonathan), tipped me off about lab grown diamonds, I hadn't heard of them. Well, now. I am hooked - I get so much more carat weight than I could afford otherwise. I went with lower color to further up the size - these are J color, ideal cut. The diamonds are from Jonathan Weingarten (aka Rhino) at Distinctive Gem (still AV when I got them) Mark Morrell at MWM Jewelry, made the settings. (The photo credit goes to Mark, I hope he doesn't mind me reposting.) I am super happy with them - the bling and the swing. Mark did an amazing job with the settings, they're works of art.

The details: Eight prong woven baskets for 3.1 ct. tw. lab diamonds (both are J/VS) in Platinum leverback dangle earrings

1E9E87EB-4897-470D-9945-C041C229B05C.jpeg C40689A4-D346-4CFA-8409-95A35A0D0E7B.jpeg 07491585-9F5F-4D99-B190-2DFFCF4DB784.jpeg
I love that basket!
 

mrsthirdcharms

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Sep 19, 2018
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Thanks for starting a thread for these beauties, it's fun to see them all. I don't post much, but hope you don't mind if I post my earrings.

My daughter, who was recently engaged with a lab grown diamond (also from Jonathan), tipped me off about lab grown diamonds, I hadn't heard of them. Well, now. I am hooked - I get so much more carat weight than I could afford otherwise. I went with lower color to further up the size - these are J color, ideal cut. The diamonds are from Jonathan Weingarten (aka Rhino) at Distinctive Gem (still AV when I got them) Mark Morrell at MWM Jewelry, made the settings. (The photo credit goes to Mark, I hope he doesn't mind me reposting.) I am super happy with them - the bling and the swing. Mark did an amazing job with the settings, they're works of art.

The details: Eight prong woven baskets for 3.1 ct. tw. lab diamonds (both are J/VS) in Platinum leverback dangle earrings

1E9E87EB-4897-470D-9945-C041C229B05C.jpeg C40689A4-D346-4CFA-8409-95A35A0D0E7B.jpeg 07491585-9F5F-4D99-B190-2DFFCF4DB784.jpeg
Love these!! So gorgeous!
 

oodlesofpoodles

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Dec 29, 2017
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That looks great - love the unique cut and the onyx surround :kiss2: So deco! I just went back and read about the making of the ring. Thanks for sharing with us!
 

AprilBaby

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Jul 17, 2008
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Thanks for starting a thread for these beauties, it's fun to see them all. I don't post much, but hope you don't mind if I post my earrings.

My daughter, who was recently engaged with a lab grown diamond (also from Jonathan), tipped me off about lab grown diamonds, I hadn't heard of them. Well, now. I am hooked - I get so much more carat weight than I could afford otherwise. I went with lower color to further up the size - these are J color, ideal cut. The diamonds are from Jonathan Weingarten (aka Rhino) at Distinctive Gem (still AV when I got them) Mark Morrell at MWM Jewelry, made the settings. (The photo credit goes to Mark, I hope he doesn't mind me reposting.) I am super happy with them - the bling and the swing. Mark did an amazing job with the settings, they're works of art.

The details: Eight prong woven baskets for 3.1 ct. tw. lab diamonds (both are J/VS) in Platinum leverback dangle earrings

1E9E87EB-4897-470D-9945-C041C229B05C.jpeg Stunning earrings with the most beautiful basket! C40689A4-D346-4CFA-8409-95A35A0D0E7B.jpeg 07491585-9F5F-4D99-B190-2DFFCF4DB784.jpeg
 

Phanie

Shiny_Rock
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That looks great - love the unique cut and the onyx surround :kiss2: So deco! I just went back and read about the making of the ring. Thanks for sharing with us!
Should I do a post on the general section?
 
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