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Show me your vintage stones

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by athenaworth, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. athenaworth
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    by athenaworth » Mar 9, 2012
    I know there are lots of them out there. Maybe we can have them in one place (makes it a lot easier to look at jewelry porn late at night ;-))
     
  2. bright ice
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    by bright ice » Mar 9, 2012
    Here is mine. OEC, 3.09ct M VS1

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  3. Laila619
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    by Laila619 » Mar 9, 2012
    Ooh, great topic since so many PSers are going vintage! :naughty:

    My 3 stone OEC bezel ring:

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  4. Skippy123
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    by Skippy123 » Mar 9, 2012
    Great idea A!!! My 2.03 carat L SI1 :bigsmile:

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  5. ihy138
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    by ihy138 » Mar 10, 2012
    Here are my two vintage stones. The larger is a .91 OEC ring and the smaller is a .47 OEC in a pendant.

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  6. dreamer_dachsie
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  7. elliemay
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    by elliemay » Mar 10, 2012
    Here are mine:

    1.22 M VS1:

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    1.1 cttw H SI1 (though I'm still deciding whether I should keep this one!):

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  8. MizNina
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    by MizNina » Mar 10, 2012
    My 3ct OMC J-K VS Five stone ::)

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  9. ihy138
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    by ihy138 » Mar 10, 2012
    Man, I wish I took better pictures. Thank goodness you all do. Gorgeous stones ladies! :love:
     
  10. Amys Bling
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    by Amys Bling » Mar 10, 2012
    Keep them coming!!
     
  11. athenaworth
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    by athenaworth » Mar 10, 2012
    Here are my two. I'm hoping to add another one to the mix soon.

    The first is my new (to me) vintage emerald 5 stone. All of the diamonds are old cut.

    The second is my Barbara bezel which I luuuffff and wear almost every day.

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  12. athenaworth
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    by athenaworth » Mar 10, 2012
    DRROOOOOOOOOOOOL
     
  13. Ganesha
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    by Ganesha » Mar 10, 2012
    Here's a little OEC I found on eBay a while ago, and had set into a rose gold bezel. It's a .53ct E VS.

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  14. pregcurious
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    by pregcurious » Mar 10, 2012
    Elliemay, the facet pattern on your stone is amazing. This is what I'm looking for in my dream diamond.
     
  15. Amys Bling
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    by Amys Bling » Mar 10, 2012
    I love that bezel setting
     
  16. athenaworth
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    OMG I love that!!!!!! I can haz??
     
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    by Ganesha » Mar 10, 2012
    haha! thanks athenaworth! will definitely let you know if i ever decide to sell it :wink2:
     
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    by dreamer_dachsie » Mar 10, 2012
    My first OEC, now my mom's engagement ring. 5.85mm, H color, VS.

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    by dreamer_dachsie » Mar 10, 2012
    My second OEC, 0.97ct I VS2 (EGL). I wear it in a solitaire.

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    by elliemay » Mar 10, 2012
    Ooh, I hope you find your dream diamond! I'm sure my stone has a twin out there somewhere! :))
     
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    by elliemay » Mar 10, 2012
    I just love that "buttercup" setting -- so sweet! :love:
     
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    by dreamer_dachsie » Mar 10, 2012
    5.2mm, H-I color, amazing little sparkler.

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    Enerchi's sparkler (hope she doesn't mind I post it ;)) ). 5.25mm, L-M color.

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  24. Enerchi
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    by Enerchi » Mar 10, 2012
    Tee hee!!! show that little pretty off --- I love it! :bigsmile:

    Saw it today at 30x magnification, while at the appraisers for my ering. The inclusion is soooooo cool!! It looks like a little piece of tiny fluff suspended in glass! Kind of like when you get an insect in amber! (wait... i mean that in a cool way not a 'my stone has a bug' way!! :lol: )

    He really liked the OEC stone, too, and showed me some setting ideas for it, for the future. Appraiser and goldsmith agreed that a floating bezel set would be perfect for it and I showed him the BGD Barbara - they loved it!
     
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    by dreamer_dachsie » Mar 10, 2012
    Cool Enerchi! Did they have any rough estimates of color or clarity grading? I am curious as I never had that done.
     
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    He said it was lower colour and I threw out J/K/L? but he didn't commit to anything for colour or clarity just that he thought it was a really nice stone. Measured it to be 5.22mm. Said if I set it with them they would include an appraisal with it. The goldsmith drew out a few variations on the Barbara back that they could do. Very simple thin bezel (milgrain was optional but they didn't go OOOOh/AAAAh when I suggested it) and then he thought 2 thin wires for the chain to slide thru. I think the Barbara has 3 like a petal effect, he thought 2 in a "V" but very shallow depth for the chain to slide thru. They would take off the chain loop, slide the chain thru the wires at the back, then re solder on the chain closure loop so it would be permanently affixed and never slip off the chain. They will price it for me when I pick up the ering.

    They spent way more time with me and I had about 3 people fawning over me, bringing me cappucino's and treats because I was onsite when a woman passed out and we had to call 911! Due to low BP, a customer fainted and ??? possible seizure. Her DIL was yelling something repeatedly and I came out of the room with the appraiser to find out "WTH was all this noise"? I see the shop filled with people just standing there with the DIL screaming in panic over her MIL. I ran over - "I'm a nurse, can I help?" - and then just went into auto mode. Got her down, positioned her so she had better blood flow, stayed with her till 911 arrived, queried what meds she was on and any health conditions once she was alert and lucid again, went over the interventions w the paramedics, then went back to my ring. Fun way to kickstart the visit! I felt a free diamond would have been a sufficient thank you, but settled for the caffeine!

    *sorry for the detour on the thread Athenaworth!*
     
  27. Amys Bling
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    by Amys Bling » Mar 10, 2012
    Wow- you saved the day :)
     
  28. Enerchi
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    by Enerchi » Mar 10, 2012
    lol!! I'm "SUPER ENERCHI - RN at large!" :lol: :lol: :lol: (and we are serious about the 'at large' part!! ;)) )
     
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    by Gothgrrl » Mar 10, 2012
    So many prettys! I have been looking for a slightly higher color stone. I know they are hard to find, but I'm determined to.
     
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    You willp ay for it!
     

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