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Sooooo Happy - 3.36 ct OEC

aac2013

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After seeing so many gorgeous old European cut diamonds posted on PS, I began to fall in love with those chunky facets and pastel flashes of light. Fast forward about a year and I am now excited to share my OEC. The diamond is 3.36 carats. I'll post her stats when she goes to GIA as formal confirmation of jeweler's grading which was K or better in color and SI1 or better in clarity. The jeweler has reset her in a temporary setting for me to enjoy over the holidays while I come up with a permanent design. The original setting was a lovely period setting but ultra thin platinum and the prongs had some revamping. It also blocked a lot of the light when it was on my finger but I have posted a pic. Anyway, I could not be happier.

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diamondseeker2006

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Beautiful! :love: I like the original setting, too! If it isn't in good enough condition to rehab, what about remaking it new maybe with some tweaks?
 

himni

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I like the original setting as well. That diamond is gorgeous! Congrats! Can't wait to see your final setting. :love:
 

ariel144

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Looks like a great performing OEC....no wonder you are soooo happy! I would be too. Just beautiful and the original setting is really lovely.
 

Acinom

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What a gorgeous and luxurious OEC. I love both settings.
The stone looks stunning on you and big in a stylish and sophisticated way.
 

missy

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Beautiful! Please come back with more pics when you have everything finished. :appl:
 

yennyfire

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Gorgeous!! Another vote for rehabbing the old setting! Congrats!
 

junebug17

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Absolutely beautiful!! :love: How exciting, looks perfect on your hand! :appl:
 

Rubies-R-Me

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The stone is mesmerizing and both settings are so beautiful I don't know which would be nicer.. both awesome! :appl:
 

sarahb

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What a pretty diamond!! :love: :love: & a 3.36!! Count me in as an admirer of the original setting--looking forward to seeing what you decide :) Congrats! :appl:
 

Rockinruby

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Absolutely gorgeous OEC! :love: Congratulations! You must be over the moon and excited with that sparkler on your finger! :appl: Looking forward to hearing more about what you decide for setting. Would love to see more pics of the OEC too! :wavey:
 

JDDN

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Stunning and gorgeous OEC!! Looks beautiful on your hand. Can't wait to see what setting you choose....there are sooo many :)) .
 

azstonie

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Whoa, that is an amazing diamond! Love it!! :love: :appl: :love:

If appropriate, could you share how/where you found this ROCK?!
 

_lovesvintage_

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azstonie said:
Whoa, that is an amazing diamond! Love it!! :love: :appl: :love:

If appropriate, could you share how/where you found this ROCK?!

Ditto... azstonie summed it up perfectly! Looks beautiful on you!!! I like the idea of using aspects of the original setting that speaks to you to create a new home for your lovely stone.
 

aac2013

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Thanks for the compliments! I can honestly say that had it not been for PS, I would have never realized how much I love OECs. You have been a great (or terrible, per my husband) influence.

The setting was lovely. The picture from the light box looks great. However, on the finger, no light was getting through to the diamond so it was really under perfroming. That said, I do love the idea of a period style setting. I am particularly drawn to Art Deco style and was thinking of calibrated French cut rubies as a halo in a bezel. Am I crazy to add that width on my finger? On the other hand, recreating a setting with elements of the original is a great idea so that gives me something additional to consider. For now though, I am enjoying the simplicity of the temporary setting.

As to where I found it.......I have been scouring LAD, JbG, and OWD for awhile. There is also a local hidden gem of an estate (and new pieces as well) jewelry store where I found my yellow diamond. While all of the above vendors had some great options, it was actually an estate/new jewelry store in the town I was born. We were visiting family for Thanksgiving when I decided to drop by for a visit. I have known the owners for years. They just came out of retirement and reopened their store about a year ago. Anyway, I mentioned that I was looking for an OEC and the parameters. When I was back in my hometown at Christmas, I revisited the store and the rest is history. I will check with them to see if they are ok with me posting their name.

I will update with a few more photos once we are out of the cloudy rain pattern that has lasted for the last week.

Thanks everyone!
 

Yimmers

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Love this OEC! Looking forward to seeing what new setting you put it in. The art deco design sounds lovely!
 

tyty333

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I can see why you are soooo happy, because it is sooooo pretty!
 

CravingDiamonds

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aac2013|1451273811|3967123 said:
After seeing so many gorgeous old European cut diamonds posted on PS, I began to fall in love with those chunky facets and pastel flashes of light. Fast forward about a year and I am now excited to share my OEC. The diamond is 3.36 carats. I'll post her stats when she goes to GIA as formal confirmation of jeweler's grading which was K or better in color and SI1 or better in clarity. The jeweler has reset her in a temporary setting for me to enjoy over the holidays while I come up with a permanent design. The original setting was a lovely period setting but ultra thin platinum and the prongs had some revamping. It also blocked a lot of the light when it was on my finger but I have posted a pic. Anyway, I could not be happier.

Looks amazing on you! Looks so big!
 

cokitty

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This is a very lovely stone, I like it in the current setting but the collar idea is quite lovely as well. I will be looking forward to seeing what you decide.
 

ForteKitty

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I adore that diamond, it looks like an awesome performer. Congratulations!

Psst... we need a lot more close up shots. :love:
 
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