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Show Me Your M and Under Diamonds Please!

SB621

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I couldn't find any threads on diamonds that were lower then K/L in one place! I hope this isn't a repeat!

I need inspiration for setting my O-P diamond so I would love to see what others have done! Please share with us your settings!
 

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movie zombie

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Re: Show Me Your O-P please!

love Love LOVE that O-P, SB! :appl:
 

movie zombie

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Re: Show Me Your O-P please!

Ladies, love your rings!

had i been able to find an O-P at the time i was looking for an e-ring stone, i may have gone that way instead of with my spess. i looked and no one was dealing them at the time.

i hope more chime in....i'm loving the eye candy! :appl:
 

Haven

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Re: Show Me Your O-P please!

Aw, shucks. Thanks, Sarahbear!

I was all excited to post my ring in this thread. :cheeky:

Just for the record: JbEG did not make my ring, my amazing local jeweler, Matt Burdeen of Burdeen's Jewelry, made it. I don't want them to miss out on getting credit for it, because they're amazing.
http://www.burdeens.com

Can't wait to see more O-Ps! There have been several posted in the last year, I'll add them once I remember their owners' names!

And, um, I'm going to need some more details about this O-P you have! What are your thoughts re: settings so far? SO EXCITING!!!!
 

mrs taylor

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Re: Show Me Your O-P please!

I have an M, not an O-P but I'm lurking about because I LOVE the lower colors. So much depth and character!
 

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Re: Show Me Your O-P please!

mrs. taylor|1350431728|3286675 said:
I have an M, not an O-P but I'm lurking about because I LOVE the lower colors. So much depth and character!
+1. My unset OEC is a Q/R and I also love the lower colours - I'm a lurker like Mrs.Taylor is! Can't wait to drool over all the lovelies that will soon be on this thread... :love:
 

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Re: Show Me Your O-P please!

This is an O-P color stone I found on ebay and had for about a week! It was about 8mm, likely over 2ct, and really lovely in many ways but the cut was not right for me.

I was very surprised at how white the stone was. I don't think the body tint was yellow, perhaps grey or another combination of tints, because in some lights it took on a rather "dishwater" greyish-green appearance that I did not enjoy. But in most lighting it just look soft and warm.

From having this stone for a while I learned that you have to go surprisingly low on the color scale to have a diamond that looks really warm and tinted, and I learned how important it is to evaluate each tinted stone on its own merit because tint can take on so many different hues.

I would very very much like to find a really tinted stone with brown or yellow tint, maybe even lower than OP.

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dreamer_dachsie

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Re: Show Me Your O-P please!

Enerchi|1350433311|3286704 said:
mrs. taylor|1350431728|3286675 said:
I have an M, not an O-P but I'm lurking about because I LOVE the lower colors. So much depth and character!
+1. My unset OEC is a Q/R and I also love the lower colours - I'm a lurker like Mrs.Taylor is! Can't wait to drool over all the lovelies that will soon be on this thread... :love:
I think you should add it here :)) It is hard to grade stones in the O-P to Q-R range, even for labs! I personally consider anything in that very light yellow range to be similar.

Or Sarabear do you only want to see lab graded O-P stones?
 

justginger

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Re: Show Me Your O-P please!

Thanks for remembering me, armywife! :))

Poppy was appraised by Neil Beaty as an O/P and by my Australian appraiser as an L. Neil saw it unmounted, while the Australian appraiser did not, so perhaps that contributed the difference of opinion.

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The setting is very plain, double claw in platinum. If I had a less hands-on job, I would have it set up slightly higher with an open gallery so I could enjoy seeing the little chopped off culet. :love:
 

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Re: Show Me Your O-P please!

mrs. taylor|1350431728|3286675 said:
I have an M, not an O-P but I'm lurking about because I LOVE the lower colors. So much depth and character!

Mrs. Taylor please post your M!!!!!! I would love to see it! I'm going to message the mods to edit my title so everyone knows they are welcome to show their diamonds that are below L.
 

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Re: Show Me Your O-P please!

Dreamer_D|1350436642|3286745 said:
Enerchi|1350433311|3286704 said:
mrs. taylor|1350431728|3286675 said:
I have an M, not an O-P but I'm lurking about because I LOVE the lower colors. So much depth and character!
+1. My unset OEC is a Q/R and I also love the lower colours - I'm a lurker like Mrs.Taylor is! Can't wait to drool over all the lovelies that will soon be on this thread... :love:
I think you should add it here :)) It is hard to grade stones in the O-P to Q-R range, even for labs! I personally consider anything in that very light yellow range to be similar.

Or Sarabear do you only want to see lab graded O-P stones?

Post diamonds away! I want to see them all!
 

MrsM

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Re: Show Me Your O-P please!

I love looking at all these warm beauties! Here is mine. It is an EGL M, so probably more like N-O in reality... As you can see, it is fairly white in some lighting but not others.

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Warm colors are so fun! These are my AVC's. The original version was all M's in yellow gold. Then I traded the center M for a bigger L, and now they're set in unplated white gold. Makes a huge difference!

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Haven

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Mmmmm, I love this thread.

My stone was graded as an O-P by GIA. I think it will be interesting to compare who graded these stones.
 

ihy138

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These are just amazing. :love: :love: I love the lower colored stones. I have an EGL N oval (so most likely O-P for GIA) in rose gold. I am going to try and take pics...but I just had to comment on all these beautiful stones.
 

Catmom

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Well it's not a ring but here's my "M". .59ct VS2 with strong blue fluoro.....

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yssie

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Antique cushions reputably appraised as "N"s - not well cut so they do look pretty tinted face-up too -

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Here's my M, GIA graded. It's in platinum but this won't be the final setting for it. It really changes all the time depending on the lighting. In the photos below, I changed the color of the flowers and slightly changed the light source, leaving the photo angles as close as I could.


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SB621

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Ganesha's collection:

Featuring my 1.43 L AVC set in platinum with F/G melee; 2.82 O-P OEC set in rose gold; .53 E OEC also in rose gold; and .80 I modern RB set in platinum

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