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Sweet-an IDJ suite! 0.65 EVS2 MQ, 3.03ISI2 MRB, 0.75Jackets

PintoBean

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Greetings and Salutations! :wavey:

2016 will forever go down as the year that Pinto Bean kicked off the college fund for the children of IDJ. :naughty: Who are we kidding - at the rate tuition is rising, I probably paid for one child to take ONE COURSE :lol:

Now for the bad stand up comedy warm up (the above wasn't bad enough, clearly): "After I got my 4.02 K VVS2 EC (Miami) I started getting DSS and decided that the solution was to add a Cadillac style stack of rings and make me a mega stack that screams NOUVEAU Lionel Richie!" :wall: :dance: :doh: :hand:

OK so after I finished Miami in NOLA I got a little sad because I :love: projects! DH said, why don't you do another project? (All the single ladies - if you come upon an enabling bling man, SNATCH HIM UP! You will be so happy :dance: !) So, I embarked on what became known as the "Sassy Marquise Ring" project. I liked that the marquise at a lower carat weight would give me the finger coverage I would need to make my size 9 finger feel like a juniors size 5. I didn't want a vertical marquise, even though I DO have long fingers because I can't "unsee" the thing I keep seeing when I see a vertical marquise. I also didn't want an unadorned east west marquise because I'd feel like there was an eye staring at me. I happily found a cute east west marquise inspiration - a vintage ring that had 3 petals on each end - like a cute flower! then I started seeing this style of setting EVERYWHERE, but mostly for rounds! So we used this vintage ring as the jump off point and made modifications, e.g., the profile was too busy on the vintage ring so I simplified it. I wanted milgrain. In lieu of little marquises in the petals, we went for round melee for the added sparkle.

MQ stats:
Meas: 9.68x4.56x2.52mm
Carat Wt: 0.65 ct
Color & Clarity: E VS2
Polish: Excellent
Symm: Very Good
Fluor: Faint

So once I got Sassy marquise going, I'd get bored and cruise the big bling. I NEVER look at SI-2, but for fun I started looking at videos of SI-2- I really like the ones that are more black than bling because they make me giggle :loopy: Well, I stumbled upon a unicorn, and I grabbed a hold of it and never let go... It is eye clean with a prongable feather. It has lots of feathers in general that aren't visible to the naked eye, save that one that's hiding under a prong. I have dubbed the unicorn POLLO because of all its feathers.

carat wt: 3.03
color: I
clarity: SI2
cut: Excellent
polish: Excellent
symmetry: Excellent
Fluorescence: None
l/w/d (mm): 9.25*9.20*5.77

Oh yes, then I went back and looked at Yennyfire's thread on her cabs and jackets and needed some colorful gum drops in my life, and went hog wild shopping Stachura. I ended up setting one pair - 5mm blue sapphires in 3 claw prong studs. I then added 0.75 ctw earring jackets to dress them up.

INCOMING!! picsplosion!!! :shock:
 

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Re: Sweet-an IDJ suite! 0.65 EVS2 MQ, 3.03ISI2 MRB, 0.75Jack

Looky looky BOXES!
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5mm Sapphire Cabs in 0.75 at 22 diamonds = 3.4+pointers
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Re: Sweet-an IDJ suite! 0.65 EVS2 MQ, 3.03ISI2 MRB, 0.75Jack

Meeting my rings in person!
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Re: Sweet-an IDJ suite! 0.65 EVS2 MQ, 3.03ISI2 MRB, 0.75Jack

Pollo in the PB-300 of the Unicorn Collection!! :appl:
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Re: Sweet-an IDJ suite! 0.65 EVS2 MQ, 3.03ISI2 MRB, 0.75Jack

Who needs college?? You've certainly added some stunning pieces to your collection! Love the sapphire cabs and jackets. I wear mine all the time, although since I got a pair of Bev K lever backs, the cabs have gotten a little less love. :shifty:

Your unicorn...love the name, lol! What an amazing find!!

Enjoy your new pieces in much health and happiness!
 

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Pollo: "Miami...I...AM...YOUR...SISTAH!!!" :boohoo:
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Re: Sweet-an IDJ suite! 0.65 EVS2 MQ, 3.03ISI2 MRB, 0.75Jack

Sometimes beans have low self-esteem due to their reputation for causing flatulence. That's when they wear stacks like these! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Sweet-an IDJ suite! 0.65 EVS2 MQ, 3.03ISI2 MRB, 0.75Jack

I love them all PintoBean but I think my favorite is the E/W Emerald. So clean and beautiful!!! Congratulations on the beautiful collection. :appl:
 

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Re: Sweet-an IDJ suite! 0.65 EVS2 MQ, 3.03ISI2 MRB, 0.75Jack

Marquise outside!
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Pollo Unicorn inside and outside!
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Re: Sweet-an IDJ suite! 0.65 EVS2 MQ, 3.03ISI2 MRB, 0.75Jack

yennyfire|1471482399|4067147 said:
Who needs college?? You've certainly added some stunning pieces to your collection! Love the sapphire cabs and jackets. I wear mine all the time, although since I got a pair of Bev K lever backs, the cabs have gotten a little less love. :shifty:
Your unicorn...love the name, lol! What an amazing find!!
Enjoy your new pieces in much health and happiness!
Thank you for your kind words, yennyfire! Bev K lever backs?!?! POST some pics!
hathalove said:
I love them all PintoBean but I think my favorite is the E/W Emerald. So clean and beautiful!!! Congratulations on the beautiful collection. :appl:
Thank you hathalove!! that EC really is something! :love:
 

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Congrats on your new bling totally amazeballs!!!! :sun: :sun: :sun: :lol: I love your EC, but I think Pollo has my heart :naughty:
 

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Your collection is exquisite! I love the e/w marquise ring and the blue stones that you wear with the jackets! Thank you for sharing - congratulations and enjoy!!! :love: :love: :wavey:
 

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Well, here I am drooling on my keyboard! How exciting!
Congrats on finding Pollo! I love her 8-prong setting!
I almost died at "Miami, I am your sistahhhhhh!!!!" :lol:
But seriously...adopt me. We can make this work. :angel:
 

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:lol: Too much amazing bling for one thread, PB!!!! Goodness, you have had a good year!!!! Gorgeous rings and earrings!!! :love:
 

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PB, your collection is just MAGNIFICENT! :love: :love: :love: Have a huge EC in addition to a 3ct MRB would totally be my dream come true! I didn't even realize you had the sapphire cab in the works! Did IDJ source those as well?
 

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Love, Love, Love your collection PintoBean :love:
Most of all your EC, and your MRB too... its so lovely to be able to pick a different ring for a different day, they're all winners :drool:

Are you on LT PintoBean? ... I had a question.
 

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Love love love!!!!! Loved reading this thread and I love your collection!!!!!
 

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Beautiful collection!
 

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You have truly outdone yourself in one year - beautiful, beautiful rings! What will you do for an encore?
 

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Seriously, Pinto?? This is all so gorgeous that I may just vomit!! :love: :love:
 

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Seconding the vomiting happening in the last post and also lining up for adoption: I've already been to college so no worries on that front.

HOLY MOTHER - Pinto this collection is unbelievable. Congratulations!!! In addition to your STUH-NNING EC, the E-W marquise is so sweet (and gives you tons of finger coverage!) and the unicorn is just sweet simplicity. :appl: :appl: :appl: :appl:
 

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Wow! Your collection is growing by leaps and bounds! Such beautiful pieces...you're on a roll...dont stop now! :D
 

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Absolutely positively gawwwwwgeoussss darling gawwwwgeous!!! :love: :lickout: My twinsie!!!!!! You made out like a serious bandit!!! You've got quite the enabling DH...mine told me not to get any ideas when I showed him your new haul :lol: :lol: :lol:

I think you funded more than college with all this!! Now adopt me quick so I can have Pollo and Miami as sistahs too!!! :dance: Can't wait for a gtg so we can take group shots!!! :Up_to_something:
 

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Beautiful rings, each so different. I must say the EC pulls my strings. You have had a great year but you still have time left ;))
 

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Honey, they are ALL drop dead gorgeous specimens of the beauty one can find while diving into this crazy passion of ours. I don't have a favorite because they all have such unique personality unto themselves but........ Maybe because I saw her in person as soon as she was done, I do love Miss Miami. I think I told you that through your newly finished ring which was laying down, I got to read the specs on the stone. I asked Yekutiel "can I look?" Sure! you're going to see it soon anyway. Well I saw VVS2 and my little heart just skipped a beat.
Love, lurve, wuvved her at first sight!

Congratulations on owning such unique beauties! I can't imagine the feeling. How does it feel?
 

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Ear shots! They are very hard to take! Please excuse the dirtiness of the 0.87 ctw studs. They are my daily wear to keep my piercings from closing.

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My 1.4 ctw bezel studs - while they are bigger than the jackets, and sit on top of them, they still look very pretty in them.

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What a glorious thread! Congrats on your incredible pieces! I can't even decide on a favorite between those 3 rings--they are all glorious on their own way! But the unicorn setting is just TDF :love: :love:

Enjoy and wear in good health!
 

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Gosh, I love your collection! Those claw prongs are so elegant. I also love the MQ setting--it looks comfortable and gorgeous.
 
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