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nala

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I don’t know if there is a thread on this but I thought this would be fun! Here are a couple of mine. The before pics are on top. I sold the omc to a good friend so I popped in the heart bc I never wore it as a solitaire. The setting has actually been recycled a few times. The sapphire was set in a super heavy 3 stone and I didn’t care for the sidestones but I had a plain semi Mount and a wrap, so It worked perfectly! View attachment 797338
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Then I took my white halo setting and had it dipped in yellow. So yellow gold is after. White gold before.
 

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It never occurred to me to dip a setting in yellow gold. How pretty! I really like the blue sapphire ring with wrap. Very pretty ring and such a nice sized sapphire.


The first two rings on my second and third fingers are recycled. "Big pink" on my second finger used to hold a 5 carat Andalusite. David Klass switched out that stone for the pink spinel for me. The red spinel on my third finger was made using diamonds from other rings.
 

kayla17

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I’ve had David Klass repurpose a few things for me.
First is a diamond heart pendant I purchased from LT. It was in a pendant and I had him make a rose gold bezel ring for me instead. 2A95BBF7-49D4-4ADE-8441-0C7DC8FCFD22.jpeg
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kayla17

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I had to find the pictures but here is another repurposed project that DK did for me.
It’s my first diamond set. The original diamond is an OEC and I had it set in this princess cut setting with matching band.
He repurposed the center diamond into a rose gold bezel pendant and then took all the princess cut diamonds from both rings and made me a rose gold eternity band.
He even bought the old gold from me. C3A70FEA-409D-4F11-BF77-764D566646A7.jpeg 7F790D4C-E101-4FA8-BD81-7CE99F5EDF85.jpeg C8AC46BB-F964-41F8-BDAF-B999FF3474CC.png E094F334-769F-44C8-B99E-7486B9770248.jpeg A91AFD36-B3FE-47A8-8548-C630830A1F67.jpeg AF1BB7C1-B749-42B3-ADF0-F13CA1C2365E.jpeg BE2E261A-ED84-43CD-8AFB-882359D24835.jpeg
 

MamaBee

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I had to find the pictures but here is another repurposed project that DK did for me.
It’s my first diamond set. The original diamond is an OEC and I had it set in this princess cut setting with matching band.
He repurposed the center diamond into a rose gold bezel pendant and then took all the princess cut diamonds from both rings and made me a rose gold eternity band.
He even bought the old gold from me. C3A70FEA-409D-4F11-BF77-764D566646A7.jpeg 7F790D4C-E101-4FA8-BD81-7CE99F5EDF85.jpeg C8AC46BB-F964-41F8-BDAF-B999FF3474CC.png E094F334-769F-44C8-B99E-7486B9770248.jpeg A91AFD36-B3FE-47A8-8548-C630830A1F67.jpeg AF1BB7C1-B749-42B3-ADF0-F13CA1C2365E.jpeg BE2E261A-ED84-43CD-8AFB-882359D24835.jpeg

What a perfectly beautiful redo @kayla17!
 

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Thank you! I was extremely happy with both. I feel like the faceting on the OEC is so much more noticeable now in the bezel pendant. I never noticed it before that.

You’re making me look into my jewelry box to see what I can make over! Haha
 

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@kayla17 I wrote this long question and I deleted it by mistake..ugh..Is your band comfortable? I have a BG dream three quarter eternity in fourteen .15 diamonds. It really hurts between the fingers. I hardly wear it because of how uncomfortable it is. I’m wondering if it’s the prongs. It could also be the width..Any suggestions or thoughts from anyone would be appreciated.
 

kayla17

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@kayla17 I wrote this long question and I deleted it by mistake..ugh..Is your band comfortable? I have a BG dream three quarter eternity in fourteen .15 diamonds. It really hurts between the fingers. I hardly wear it because of how uncomfortable it is. I’m wondering if it’s the prongs. It could also be the width..Any suggestions or thoughts from anyone would be appreciated.

It’s comfortable on the outside against my other fingers. I only feel smooth metal and the milgrain when I wear it.
The inside is a little sharp but still comfortable. I’ve always meant to have the inside buffed out a little bit but I just haven’t gotten around to it. It’s not so bad that it’s something I feel needs to be fixed. And it’s also something I only noticed when I put the ring on and off. Once it’s on I don’t even notice it.

I would see if you could have the prongs on your ring buffed out a little to smooth them down. I’m thinking it’s probably the metal prongs that make it’s uncomfortable and not the diamonds. The width should be okay. I have a pear solitaire that has sharp prongs and when I wear it and it turns on my finger, it hurts my other fingers. I know it’s the prongs BC I can feel them scraping my skin.
Post a picture of your ring.
 

Mamajemmy

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I had to find the pictures but here is another repurposed project that DK did for me.
It’s my first diamond set. The original diamond is an OEC and I had it set in this princess cut setting with matching band.
He repurposed the center diamond into a rose gold bezel pendant and then took all the princess cut diamonds from both rings and made me a rose gold eternity band.
He even bought the old gold from me. C3A70FEA-409D-4F11-BF77-764D566646A7.jpeg 7F790D4C-E101-4FA8-BD81-7CE99F5EDF85.jpeg C8AC46BB-F964-41F8-BDAF-B999FF3474CC.png E094F334-769F-44C8-B99E-7486B9770248.jpeg A91AFD36-B3FE-47A8-8548-C630830A1F67.jpeg AF1BB7C1-B749-42B3-ADF0-F13CA1C2365E.jpeg BE2E261A-ED84-43CD-8AFB-882359D24835.jpeg

Beautiful!! Can you tell me about the band under the diamond band??
 

kayla17

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Hmmm, looking at the pictures it’s hard to say. The prongs don’t look like they protrude too much passed the diamonds. Maybe the diamonds are making you uncomfortable bc they are “open” and scratching your other fingers.
I think the width looks fine but the height looks high. But I don’t think you can make the height much lower though bc the diamond depths can’t be changed. Maybe a ring with lower set diamonds would be more comfortable.
Is your Tiffany 7 diamond band comfortable? I have the same exact ring and it is very comfortable on me. It’s also a very low set band.
 

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I had to find the pictures but here is another repurposed project that DK did for me.
It’s my first diamond set. The original diamond is an OEC and I had it set in this princess cut setting with matching band.
He repurposed the center diamond into a rose gold bezel pendant and then took all the princess cut diamonds from both rings and made me a rose gold eternity band.
He even bought the old gold from me. C3A70FEA-409D-4F11-BF77-764D566646A7.jpeg 7F790D4C-E101-4FA8-BD81-7CE99F5EDF85.jpeg C8AC46BB-F964-41F8-BDAF-B999FF3474CC.png E094F334-769F-44C8-B99E-7486B9770248.jpeg A91AFD36-B3FE-47A8-8548-C630830A1F67.jpeg AF1BB7C1-B749-42B3-ADF0-F13CA1C2365E.jpeg BE2E261A-ED84-43CD-8AFB-882359D24835.jpeg

Omg beautiful! May I ask what the specs are on the center stone? Size in particular!
 

kayla17

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Beautiful!! Can you tell me about the band under the diamond band??

Thanks! It’s the Van Cleef small perlee band in rose gold.
 

kayla17

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Omg beautiful! May I ask what the specs are on the center stone? Size in particular!

Thank you! It’s not certified but I had DK appraise it when it was loose. He said it was .90 carats and I color VS clarity.
 

MamaBee

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Hmmm, looking at the pictures it’s hard to say. The prongs don’t look like they protrude too much passed the diamonds. Maybe the diamonds are making you uncomfortable bc they are “open” and scratching your other fingers.
I think the width looks fine but the height looks high. But I don’t think you can make the height much lower though bc the diamond depths can’t be changed. Maybe a ring with lower set diamonds would be more comfortable.
Is your Tiffany 7 diamond band comfortable? I have the same exact ring and it is very comfortable on me. It’s also a very low set band.

@kayla17 Thanks...Yes my Embrace band is very comfortable.
I was wondering if there was room to lower the stones...but I can’t see the culets to see if there’s room to lower them. I had a band with fifteen pointers that was low set. It wasn’t a uprong setting though...I was surprised how high and wide this one came out. The thing sparkles like crazy so maybe I can develop a callus..ouch haha
 

kayla17

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@kayla17 Thanks...Yes my Embrace band is very comfortable.
I was wondering if there was room to lower the stones...but I can’t see the culets to see if there’s room to lower them. I had a band with fifteen pointers that was low set. It wasn’t a uprong setting though...I was surprised how high and wide this one came out. The thing sparkles like crazy so maybe I can develop a callus..ouch haha

I would still try to see if prongs can be smoothed down. At least that would be an easy fix if that’s all it is.
I have a BGD five diamond band but it’s very comfortable on me. The diamonds are over 30 points each and in a Trellis design.
 

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Not my ring, my MIL's, it was an old Victorian from her grandmother. Not high quality diamonds, sadlyby the time she inherited it, a few diamonds had gone missing. She had it reset with an idea I gave her. So she could at least wear it for sentimental value, rather than sitting in the bottom of her jewelry box! 20201018_092709.jpg IMG-20201104-WA0030.jpg
 

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Not my ring, my MIL's, it was an old Victorian from her grandmother. Not high quality diamonds, sadlyby the time she inherited it, a few diamonds had gone missing. She had it reset with an idea I gave her. So she could at least wear it for sentimental value, rather than sitting in the bottom of her jewelry box! 20201018_092709.jpg IMG-20201104-WA0030.jpg

Oh that’s such a a pretty reset! Who created the new ring?
 

dkata

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I’ve had David Klass repurpose a few things for me.
First is a diamond heart pendant I purchased from LT. It was in a pendant and I had him make a rose gold bezel ring for me instead. 2A95BBF7-49D4-4ADE-8441-0C7DC8FCFD22.jpeg
6C244B15-C073-412B-97DE-607754EC69B1.png 51291DE4-F07F-4F4F-B57E-4C0B1F268341.png 95597660-D494-42C5-B3B6-D771E98703F0.png E3B248AA-E31A-4663-A48A-4DE0F671475A.png

I know your ring from Pinterest! I love it, and pinned it in my jewelry inspiration order!
 

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Great idea for a thread!

Loved these wired bands, but did not wear them...
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...so I opted for three organic bands. Two are shown here. The diamonds are also recycled. 393B956F-5812-40BC-973D-2083CC087266.jpeg

Ooh, close ups & hand shots of these please!
 

Cina_s

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Oh that’s such a a pretty reset! Who created the new ring?

A Canadian (Toronto) mom and pop place :) But they did a good job. I'm sad I'm not in the states! Some of those that keep getting name dropped here in PS seem to have wonderful designs and benches!
 

stonehunter20

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I don’t know if there is a thread on this but I thought this would be fun! Here are a couple of mine. The before pics are on top. I sold the omc to a good friend so I popped in the heart bc I never wore it as a solitaire. The setting has actually been recycled a few times. The sapphire was set in a super heavy 3 stone and I didn’t care for the sidestones but I had a plain semi Mount and a wrap, so It worked perfectly! View attachment 797338
4FAA2B42-EE43-4417-A523-167B4B394404.jpeg 1802B411-9081-4696-8804-039EA7954568.jpeg
Then I took my white halo setting and had it dipped in yellow. So yellow gold is after. White gold before.

the first one and the red one are so pretty! I would want them!!
 

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I have a few recycled pieces. Some are out of necessity, others to rejuvenate something not current / wearable.
Two watch conversions, two brooches to bracelet conversions and a few necklaces revamped after damage.
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