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Mrs Mitchell

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Hi, wonder if someone could offer some suggestions or ideas please?


A friend has very (very!) kindly told me to pick out something from Diamonds by Lauren as a late birthday +Christmas gift. My budget is $4k.


What would you choose?


I''m thinking about rhr or earrings or maybe just a loose stone to have set when I can afford it. I love radiants and cushions at the moment and I''m not particularly color sensitive. I do like the lighter yellows but not sure they would look good with my very pale pinkish skin tones. Any thoughts?


Would appreciate any ideas or advice.
Thanks in advance,

Jen

 

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I don''t know....earrings are nice, but she won''t be able to see them herself. I don''t know if that''s a factor. I prefer to wear my diamonds where *I* can see them, LOL! I think $4 would be a nice budget for a yellow and white diamond RHR. Maybe two small yellow radients with white diamonds on the shank.
 

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Date: 2/4/2007 11:19:43 AM
Author: avlis
does it have to come from Diamonds by Lauren?
Apparently it does, for some unknown reason! Since it''s a gift and a very generous one at that, I really don''t want to be difficult. Happy to go with DBL, I love their website and I would have looked there anyway.

Lumpkin, good point about being able to see a rhr - I have been known to take my WF studs off to gaze at when I''m bored at work and it seems to worry my colleagues a little.

I think a warm colour or light yellow radiant might be nice, possible in a split shank band? My Ering and wedding band are very plain- would be a nice contrast.

Any other suggestions/ opinions on stones in my price range would be very gratefully received.

Jen
 

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I would choose an eternity band, either all diamonds or with some colored stones mixed with diamonds.
 

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Oooooh, do they have any loose diamonds you like? $4K is a nice start on a new ring!
 

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I am not much for yellow stones, but I would love a pink diamond, or sapphire in rose gold... I will browse DBL for some pics..

can I say, WOW what a totally generous gift!
 

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You lucky girl, that very generous of your friend. Can''t wait to see what you choose!!!
 

Mrs Mitchell

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Thank you everyone for the ideas. I''m really excited about this project, it is a generous gift from a wonderful friend and I know how lucky I am!

Of the suggestions made, I could take one of each, happily! Especially that sapphire (DH would kill me, I got a 3 stone sapphire rhr for Christmas!)

I never thought about a pear at all, until I looked at the one MustanGal posted- thank you. That stone really spoke to me. It said "set me in a pendant" so I emailed David at DBL and hopefully a simple setting (for now!) will bring this in close to budget.

Still leaves me craving a split shank halo rhr with a squarish / oval stone though, which got me thinking. I posted a while back when I was thinking of changing the setting of my oval pendant but decided to leave it alone. But, if I have a pear pendant, I could have the oval set into a rhr!


Am not the most decisive woman around, but I plan to do this quickly, so I''ll post updates.

Big thanks for your help - much appreciated.

Jen
 

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Date: 2/4/2007 4:30:16 PM
Author: Sophie
I am not much for yellow stones, but I would love a pink diamond, or sapphire in rose gold... I will browse DBL for some pics..

can I say, WOW what a totally generous gift!
A pink diamond would be amazing - there is a lovely .35 radiant in budget. I wonder if that size would look ok in a halo? I have quite big hands, so I don''t know if I could pull off anything too dainty!
 

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Oooh, that pear will make a beautiful pendent! I can''t wait to see what you end up with!
 

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Mrs Mitchell

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Thanks again for suggestions. Have decided to go with a warm white pear - either ring or pendant. Will call today and get this project rolling! David at DBL has been really helpful and I think this is going to be fun!

Will post pics as soon as they are ready!

Jen
 

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Date: 2/4/2007 6:13:28 PM
Author: MustangGal
Oooh, that pear will make a beautiful pendent! I can''t wait to see what you end up with!
You were sooooo right!


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Mrs Mitchell

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Thank you! DBL have been a joy to work with and I am one happy customer! Could not recommend them highly enough.

Jen
 

Mrs Mitchell

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18 inch chain, white gold setting. With the cutest little baguette.

Now for the matching earrings...
 

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WOW how wonderful. You must be a good friend to have such a good friend! Please post more photos when you get your lovely pear!
 

Mrs Mitchell

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Thank you. I''ll post photos, but they will be blurry and odd. I have no talent for photography! The photo in this thread is from DBL and I really hope they don''t mind me posting it. No way I could resist!

Jen
 

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CONGRAT! Looks lovely.
 

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Very lovely!
 

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I vote for eternity band or pendant...
 

Mrs Mitchell

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Date: 2/23/2007 10:38:04 PM
Author: diamondfan
I vote for eternity band or pendant...
Hi Diamondfan, your wish is my command!
Please see photo above. I bumped this thread when I got pics of the finished pendant yesterday. Thanks to everyone for suggestions and nice comments.

BTW Gypsy, I love your kitty! So cute.
Jen
 
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