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Daisys and Diamonds

Ideal_Rock
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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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All very beautiful
And very inspiring
 

Mreader

Shiny_Rock
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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

That’s incredible! I really just love that pendant.
 

Dandi

Ideal_Rock
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Three years ago for our tenth wedding anniversary, I reset my 3 stone yellow gold e-ring. I added in my ACA studs to create a 5 stone in rose gold. It still makes me giddy whenever I look at it! :kiss2:



This...

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...plus these...

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...equal this!

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Mreader

Shiny_Rock
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Three years ago for our tenth wedding anniversary, I reset my 3 stone yellow gold e-ring. I added in my ACA studs to create a 5 stone in rose gold. It still makes me giddy whenever I look at it! :kiss2:



This...

engagementringvaluation.jpg


...plus these...

52755166_361026147957466_5054445632807239680_n.jpg


...equal this!

28548357_10156077229654687_1580850295_o.jpg

That is gorgeous can we see a forward facing photo?? It's funny because I've done recent searches for five stone rings with bigger diamonds - they are hard to find!
 

maita13

Brilliant_Rock
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Three years ago for our tenth wedding anniversary, I reset my 3 stone yellow gold e-ring. I added in my ACA studs to create a 5 stone in rose gold. It still makes me giddy whenever I look at it! :kiss2:



This...

engagementringvaluation.jpg


...plus these...

52755166_361026147957466_5054445632807239680_n.jpg


...equal this!

28548357_10156077229654687_1580850295_o.jpg

Oh my goodness! Such a pretty ring!❤️ Deets on the ring, please?
 

elizat

Ideal_Rock
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I have a lot of these! I will have a bunch coming up as well.

I originally had two single stone bangles by Grace. Terrible photo, sorry.

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I also had a bezel set solitaire ring.

I had the bangles taken apart. The two bangle stones didn't match to be sides. One ended up as a side stone and the other a pendant.

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I bought another stone to make a three stone. The bezel ring stone is the center in the three stone.

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My three stone is getting a remodel with a new center.

I took the diamond out of the pendant and made my Georgian style earrings. I also used another pair of earrings for my top stones. I sourced another diamond for the bottom, as I only had one.

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I have reset the center diamond in what was the bezel ring, then the center of a three stone, into an Edwardian mount, that suits it as an old mine cut.

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The three stone setting and sides will remain. I am replacing the diamond I removed with a ruby.

I have more remodeling in the works as well!
 
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Mreader

Shiny_Rock
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I have a lot of these! I will have a bunch coming up as well.

I originally had two single stone bangles by Grace. Terrible photo, sorry.

IMG_20180925_102832617.jpg

I also had a bezel set solitaire ring.

I had the bangles taken apart. The two bangle stones didn't match to be sides. One ended up as a side stone and the other a pendant.

IMG_20181107_142438251.jpg

I bought another stone to make a three stone. The bezel ring stone is the center in the three stone.

IMG_20190301_114108928.jpg

My three stone is getting a remodel with a new center.

I took the diamond out of the pendant and made my Georgian style earrings. I also used another pair of earrings for my top stones. I sourced another diamond for the bottom, as I only had one.

IMG_20190603_185405709.jpg

IMG_20200313_185638.jpg

I have reset the center diamond in what was the bezel ring, then the center of a three stone, into an Edwardian mount, that suits it as an old mine cut.

PXL_20201203_183936571.jpg

PXL_20201203_184800568.jpg

The three stone setting and sides will remain. I am replacing the diamond I removed with a ruby.

I have more remodeling in the works as well!

Wow!!! Who does all this work for you? Local jeweler?
 

elizat

Ideal_Rock
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Wow!!! Who does all this work for you? Local jeweler?

Mostly Sako/Old Miner Jewelry. Old World Diamonds did my original bezel ring and the diamond came from them. Later Adam helped me turn it into the three stone, sourced a stone for matching sides and made the pendant.

Sako worked with the OWD pendant, my earrings I used, made the Georgian earrings and found the matching stone for my second earring drop, as well as reset my center in the new mount. He's also doing my opal bangle and is reworking my three stone for a ruby, because I removed the center diamond.
 

maita13

Brilliant_Rock
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Thank you @maita13! It's a .70ct centre, then .56 and .54 either side, and the ends are each .35s. All I or J, VS2-SI1, ACAs from WF and AGS000s from Brian Gavin, set in 18ct rose gold with white gold baskets and prongs. It's an end to end fireball!

“It’s an end to end fireball!”

Indeed it is!! LOVE the finger coverage! Thanks for the info:)
 

goldenfire

Brilliant_Rock
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Reset a white gold bezel ring I never wore into a rose gold bezel necklace! Grace Lavarro did it! Haven’t taken it off since I got it a month ago. Got the heart diamond for my 30th bday 7 years ago! E78A648A-C6E3-411D-A942-EB705CA3BAF5.jpeg

I LOOOOOVE this heart necklace!!!
 

Mreader

Shiny_Rock
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You are too kind, thank you! My photos are terrible, I hope this is helpful!
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And the CAD
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Incredible!! And yes it’s so hard to photograph diamonds let’s hope we are able to eventually post videos in PS!
 

Mreader

Shiny_Rock
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Mostly Sako/Old Miner Jewelry. Old World Diamonds did my original bezel ring and the diamond came from them. Later Adam helped me turn it into the three stone, sourced a stone for matching sides and made the pendant.

Sako worked with the OWD pendant, my earrings I used, made the Georgian earrings and found the matching stone for my second earring drop, as well as reset my center in the new mount. He's also doing my opal bangle and is reworking my three stone for a ruby, because I removed the center diamond.

They are all exquisite but I especially love those earrings. When I looked up “Old Miner Jewelry” I only found a site called “Old Mine Jewelry” in San Antonio. Is that the one? I follow Sako and OWD on IG they have amazing things.
 

MamaBee

Ideal_Rock
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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.

@kayla17 I think the five stone would be more comfortable. I have a five stone asscher in my avatar..It’s very comfortable because the diamonds don’t scratch the sides of my fingers.
 

elizat

Ideal_Rock
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They are all exquisite but I especially love those earrings. When I looked up “Old Miner Jewelry” I only found a site called “Old Mine Jewelry” in San Antonio. Is that the one? I follow Sako and OWD on IG they have amazing things.

It's his side business. It's all under his IG of Sako with Cicada Jewelry. Thanks- they are really made beautifully.
 

Mreader

Shiny_Rock
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It's his side business. It's all under his IG of Sako with Cicada Jewelry. Thanks- they are really made beautifully.

Ah I see I misread not realizing Sako and Old Miner were essentially the same :) Totally gorgeous items can't wait to see how your new ones turn out!
 

Mreader

Shiny_Rock
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Maybe not exactly recycled but I had been looking for a panther pendant and the only ones I could find that I liked were overpriced Effys (and Cartier of course was out of the question) so I found this oddball pendant on Etsy and had my jeweler remove the weird thing behind it and reconstruct the bale. The leopard head was 14k so pretty much exactly what I was searching for lol.

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Daisys and Diamonds

Ideal_Rock
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Maybe not exactly recycled but I had been looking for a panther pendant and the only ones I could find that I liked were overpriced Effys (and Cartier of course was out of the question) so I found this oddball pendant on Etsy and had my jeweler remove the weird thing behind it and reconstruct the bale. The leopard head was 14k so pretty much exactly what I was searching for lol.

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Looks awsome on that chain !
 

diamondseeker2006

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My first two have been in the last year! Both diamonds are around 1 ct and one was from my original solitaire e-ring and the other from my mother's (which I had recut and set into a simple milgrain bezel pendant at first). Caysie van Bebber did the platinum reset of my mother's stone, and David Klass made an 18k yg engraved pendant for my daughter using my original diamond.

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stracci2000

Ideal_Rock
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I made this pendant last year, but thought I would show it in this thread.
I bought these diamond studs at an estate sale.
But I knew I would never ever wear them.

So I soldered them together to make a pendant.
I made the bail and a little leaf out of sterling. It turned out OK!
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