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steven kretchmer tension finally done!

MikeRato1

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after a long 3 months of production...

pics as promised, sorry about the poor picture quality i cant figure out this stupid camera
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i ended up purchasing a 1.00 g vs2 ex cut, polish, and symmetry, no flor.

i only took a few pictures as i just got it today and it must be hidden until i actually give it to her (she does not know i even bought it yet)

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Maisie

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Oooh I like that! It looks so smooth and clean and modern! Well done!!!
 

pixley

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WoW! WOW! WOWWWWW! That's a stunning tension setting.
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ETA - and that stone is to die for!
 

Ellen

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Your photos are fine! And that diamond profile is sheer perfection!
 

MikeRato1

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thanks for the kind comments!

i will definitely post some hand shots, if she says YES that is lol

(this thing wont even fit on my smallest finger)
 

MikeRato1

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ok so i had to pull it out of the safe one more time! i lovvveeee platinum

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Diamond*Dana

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This is a beautiful ring, I love the thickness of all that platinum! When are you planning to propose? Good luck!
 

MikeRato1

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thanks everyone!

dana - probably in a couple weeks when we go away for the weekend but i havent thought it through completely
 

erica k

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oh my god, i''m so jealous of your gf! i love kretchmer''s rings, and the platinum is gorgeous. great job on the stone, too!
 

JoangA

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Beautiful! I love them. I think they are so magical looking. I still love mine after 8 years.. Hope you have a wonderful marriage.
 

poshpepper

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Oh look at those gorgeous arrows!!!
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The setting is fabulous, you did a great job selecting that beauty!!
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MikeRato1

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thanks again for all your kind words

joanga - you made my purchase less stressful after answering my questions!

ill try and take more pics tomorrow
 

mskatee

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STUNNING!! I love it. I have been looking at tension settings myself. I can''t wait to see the handshots!!!
 

MikeRato1

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diamondseeker, emilina, & mskatee thanks!!!

i just hope she likes it b/c originally she wanted a 1.5 carat but since kretchmers settings are so expensive i could only get her a 1.00
hopefully she wont notice
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Kaleigh

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Loving this ring, so fabulous. The platinum looks so fluid and love how it shows off that gorgeous stone. Well done!!
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ktrkate08

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wow, it''s really beautiful! Good luck with the proposal (although, what girl could possibly say no to that?!)
 

iheartscience

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Wow-that is seriously an amazing setting! And I think your pics are great-the arrows are to die for! I can''t wait for the hand shots!
 

hairgirl95

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That is absolutely stunningly GORGEOUS! She is going to love it! I can''t wait to see hand pics. Way to go on the ring. You did a great job!!
 
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I like it! How sturdy are tension settings? They would make me nervous that I''d somehow lose the diamond... The ring looks so classic and sophisticated!
 

MikeRato1

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thatspecialsomeone - of course that was something that we were worried about but i did alot of homework and went with one of the few very reputable companies that make tensions. she wanted something pretty specific... a solitaire, something with clean lines, modern yet classic, and most important something that she can wear everyday (so we decided to go with something without prongs) kretchmer only works with diamonds, rubies & saphires b/c there is so much pressure holding the stone in place and those are the hardest stones.
 
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