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The dream team - Mrs-B's completed earring collection.

mrs-b

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Well, I really have no right to be starting another thread, but I'm just SO PLEASED to be finished my collection of earrings, I decided to be a forum hog and start another thread.

A lot of people have earrings for all different occasions and moods, and originally, so did I. But the older I got, the more I realized - I wanted classy casuals, and full on bling-fest. So my earrings are in two almost-distinct groups. 14 years ago, I had one pair of .1ctw teensy tiny diamond studs. Since then, I seem to have added another ct with every year, till my collection is now sitting somewhere over the 14ctw mark.

But much more pleasing than that to me is the applicability to my lifestyle. My collection just WORKS - for me, at least - and I'm so pleased to have a comprehensive, useable, specific collection that fits my lifestyle. And on that note, let me say without question - if I could only keep all my casual pieces (hoops and pearls) or all my blingy pairs, the blingy stuff would be marching out the door without a second thought. Well, maybe a second thought, but there's NO question in my mind which ones to keep!

However, having said that, the bling is beautiful, and I feel very lucky and am very grateful to be able to share it with you now. :)

Without further ado, my dream team.....

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mrs-b

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And now for the casual kids...

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The hoops are 1.7", solid 18kt yellow, 18kt rose, and 14kt white - double rhodium plated, custom made by DKJ. The pearls are 12mm AAA South Sea studs from Pearl Paradise, and the single stud, which I wear in an outer hole on just one ear, is a .64ct E VS2 AVR - and stunningly beautiful, especially given its petite size!
 

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I absolutely love your collection! need some earshots @mrs-b :kiss2: its so nice to pair down what it is that you will wear as we age, but also as my eyesight gets worse, I need bigger too:lol-2:
I've also started redoing my earrings, and changing out posts to lever backs or omega backs so I don't deal with losing butterflies with shaky hands here and there at times, or getting frustrated with losing backings, I need an all in one piece integrated earring system now.
 

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Of my diamond earrings, firstly, a pair I've never posted before. The diamonds are 1.02ctw, both E color, as I recall, and one is a VS1 and the other is an I1. Cleanest I1 I've ever seen, with one little mark that sits under a prong. Both stones have super ideal proportions. The teardrops are 18kt white gold, plated with rhodium, and 15mm long. All up, the earrings are 20mm long.

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My gorgeous 18kt yellow gold drops. The melee was chosen by DKJ, but all other stones were chosen one at a time by me and are all certified. I collected these diamonds some yeas ago, so my memory is a tad fuzzy, but they're all between D and F color, and all VS or better. TCW - roughly 4.6ct and 2.75" long.


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As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't get any better than this. Colorless BGD signature cut rounds with D VS and VVS pears above. 1.64 ctw diamonds, with 14.5mm AAA South Sea pearl drops, hand picked for me by Pearl Paradise. 18kt white gold setting.

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My recently completed 11mm golden SS pearls in 18kt with 2 x .97 K VS1 and VS2 diamonds - 1 Signature Cut by BGD and one True Hearts by James Allen. The diamond setting is 10 mm across and the earrings are roughly 23mm total in length.

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And lastly, a portrait shot of my beautiful diamond and platinum clusters. 2 x F VS2 and SI1 .95ct diamonds in the centers, surrounded by 16 x 15-16 point stones, all F/G VS and ideal cut, sourced by DKJ and set by them in platinum. I'm crap at recalling stats these days, but I believe they come to roughly 4.5ctw.


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I hope you enjoyed my collection, and many thanks to all the folks here who helped me work out what I wanted and the best way to achieve it! On dull or flat days, I will sometimes pull out my jewelry and it never fails to lift my spirits and make me feel blessed and special. And on days when I already feel like the whole snack, the bling never fails to put a good mood over the top - and surely that's what jewelry is all about!

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This is perfection @mrs-b! Your taste is exquisite and I love how you've made everything on your level of perfection. I adore your clusters, soo sparkly! And the bgd D pearl diamond drops are stunning! And the custom long dangle drops are just soo cool! I love wg teardrops with gorgeous diamond, simple and beautiful. And the SS Pearls are just gorgeous love how you set the diamond. Enjoy your simplified blingtastic earrings!:love:
 

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I love that you have a enough for a different earring each day of the week, and then some!
 

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Of my diamond earrings, firstly, a pair I've never posted before. The diamonds are 1.02ctw, both E color, as I recall, and one is a VS1 and the other is an I1. Cleanest I1 I've ever seen, with one little mark that sits under a prong. Both stones have super ideal proportions. The teardrops are 18kt white gold, plated with rhodium, and 15mm long. All up, the earrings are 20mm long.

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I’m so pleased that you shared these, they are stunningly beautiful in their simplicity but look so elegant and have timeless appeal. @mrs-b your ear ring collection is artfully crafted and out of this world...gorgeous!!! :love:
 

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I hope you enjoyed my collection, and many thanks to all the folks here who helped me work out what I wanted and the best way to achieve it! On dull or flat days, I will sometimes pull out my jewelry and it never fails to lift my spirits and make me feel blessed and special. And on days when I already feel like the whole snack, the bling never fails to put a good mood over the top - and surely that's what jewelry is all about!

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my ears are drooling
thanks so much for putting sparkles in my day:appl:
 

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how many times have I thought this: "Mrs B's taste is truly impeccable" your taste encompasses the modern to the art deco to the 50s.. I love each of these earrings.. truly a class in itself.
 

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Gorgeous earring collection :love:, and it DEFINITELY needed a new thread so we could see them all together!

I really love them all...very timeless elegant pieces! The SS pearls are just beautiful alone and combined with diamonds! The diamond clusters and 2 pair of drop earrings are fabulous! The hoops are great for casual wear. I think you have a very well thought out collection! I tend to only wear a few pairs myself, and I would like to complete my collection as thoughtfully as you have!
 

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They are gorgeous.
 

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Great collection and thanks for sharing! I am glad that you enjoy all of them!
 
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