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stracci2000

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I struggled to get these photos. My cell phone camera sucks. As DH says, it's not a real camera.

Petals
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Petals
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No petals
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No petals
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stracci2000

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@stracci2000 these are totally amazing
Haha, thanks!
You should've seen me, standing on the back porch, taping white paper to my black cell phone with a little hole cut out for the lens. And holding a white dish towel across my chest to try to eliminate colors and reflections from spoiling the shots!!!
 

StephanieLynn

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Your pictures look great @Stracci! I just use my IPhone camera so no real camera here either. Really adore your settings too :kiss2:
 

PreRaphaelite

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Haha, thanks!
You should've seen me, standing on the back porch, taping white paper to my black cell phone with a little hole cut out for the lens. And holding a white dish towel across my chest to try to eliminate colors and reflections from spoiling the shots!!!
I regret not buying a white iPhone case.... hmmm maybe I should go get one!
 

lissyflo

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This is the Late OEC or Transitional and I love just staring at the petal/checkerboard pattern. I also have a smaller OEC halo ring with a petal pattern that I bought from another PS'er a year ago (No good photos).
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I think both types of OEC's are gorgeous as long as they are cut well.
I just wanted to say that I love the body colour of this stone, @Nikki1415 . Do you have a report? I’d be interested to know the details!
 

Rfisher

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Petals in the middle of the reflective light show:
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I wanted these badly enough I had the OEC recut to make sure I could always see the flower.

Older OECs have more like OMC faceting under the table and it looks like a marquis cross, not a flower.
Could you share before and after pics of the recut? Interesting!
 

StephanieLynn

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@LisaRN such pretty faceting! My favorite ring of yours was the transitional you had, it had a checkerboard pattern if I remember right, gorgeous.

@Rfisher, so beautiful, maybe that's the great thing about the old cuts is even if they don't have perfect petals they are still beautiful :kiss2:
 

lyra

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Dang! I don't know how you take such good pics of the patterning. I will try to get a pic of my daughter's OEC engagement ring--after she is actually engaged. It's a .60ct but so pretty.
 

bunnycat

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I love looking at all the flavors of OEC/OMC. I've been through few myself these past few years. :oops: I tend to prefer flowery patterning.


1.57 M/N flowery OEC "Zsa Zsa". I found an older pic with better lighting that highlighted the faceting more clearly. The lighting at our current house is really not friendly for jewelry photography.

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My first larger size OEC- It was a GIA M 1.13 and was mostly flowery. It lives in another country these days....
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My first OMC was in a ring, then got removed and made in to earrings with an OEC "mate".

.82ctw OEC OMC earrings in buttercup settings. I still have these. You can see one is flowery and one is more "windmill".
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I have one more now, but I want to give it its due and need to take nice pictures of it and edit them.
 

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