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LLJsmom

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This is my new 1.05ct G SI1 6.43mm AVR. I had a choice between this and a 1.07ct G VS2 AVR, and chose this one because this one has just one tiny flea bite in it that went under a prong and is also the tiniest smidge more spready.

I'll eventually put it in a different setting, but I'm still going back and forth on it a trifle, so asked DKJ to set it into a plain soli setting I had in the meantime. I bought the shank on LT, then DKJ put a new head on it for me. Altho I plan to change it in the new year, I absolutely love the simplicity of it for now: it's the classic 1ct solitaire in platinum.

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Lovely classic setting that I am loving... And the rock ain't bad too. ;))
 

Cerulean

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@winetime12 -

Welcome to PriceScope!

This ring arrived today via UPS and is currently on my finger. :)) It's a beautiful ring - elegant, clean, white and sparkly - with amazing flashes of color and light. I can *easily* imagine it being somebody's dream ring: it's a stunner!

1.05ct G SI1 in platinum - size 6.

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Lovely ring. Classic and just beautiful, and a lovely size on your hands.

May I ask a bit of a side question - I have seen that you have a mix of modern and antique style cuts. Do you have thoughts on the differences? I have an early round brilliant but the cut is subpar - so not a real comparison to me.

Are there things you like about one over the other?

I feel I am a fence sitter and might enjoy owning both, but am curious as I have seen some folks ardently prefer true antiques or antique styles, whereas other prefer modern brilliants.

I have gone back and forth, for instance, on modern or antique cut diamond studs.
 

mrs-b

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Lovely classic setting that I am loving... And the rock ain't bad too. ;))
Thank you so much, @LLJsmom :wavey:

Hi @Cerulean :)) I love both cuts. The main difference to my eye is that a round brilliant seems to have a more obvious visual center, which draws the eye. Because of that, to set an old cut, I like halos, as it sort of provides visual context for the wider facets.

I think my favorite cut is an August Vintage cushion. They're not to everybody's taste, but they're definitely to mine! I love the ideal light return that you get with an AVR, while still getting those high crowns and small tables - what a profile! Love 'em! And they have a very clear visual center without compromising their old world feel. Just a gorgeous, gorgeous cut!

So. That was basically no help at all! I definitely think - if you love both - you should definitely have - at least a little!- of both And I have both modern and genuine antique studs. Both are gorgeous!

Setting has a lot of effect in this situation, so I'd love to know what sort of setting you're considering!
 

Cerulean

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Thank you so much, @LLJsmom :wavey:

Hi @Cerulean :)) I love both cuts. The main difference to my eye is that a round brilliant seems to have a more obvious visual center, which draws the eye. Because of that, to set an old cut, I like halos, as it sort of provides visual context for the wider facets.

I think my favorite cut is an August Vintage cushion. They're not to everybody's taste, but they're definitely to mine! I love the ideal light return that you get with an AVR, while still getting those high crowns and small tables - what a profile! Love 'em! And they have a very clear visual center without compromising their old world feel. Just a gorgeous, gorgeous cut!

So. That was basically no help at all! I definitely think - if you love both - you should definitely have - at least a little!- of both And I have both modern and genuine antique studs. Both are gorgeous!

Setting has a lot of effect in this situation, so I'd love to know what sort of setting you're considering!
Oooh thank you so much for the detailed reply! I do see what you mean - there is a sense of depth to modern cuts from what I can tell in videos and perfect symmetry does pull you right in. They remind me of Islamic art, given their pattern, perfect symmetry and pursuit of perfection...

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Is it accurate to say that antique cuts seem to have more "edge to edge" brightness with large flashes. (well, a nice one anyways)? I am also a sucker for the puffy crowns of the antiques...Ugh! Maybe I just do need both!

I am going to be slowly building out my "core" collection of fine jewelry. So, I think of these as starter studs, and want "classic" but with liveliness. I love the idea of "über sparkle" to frame the face. Understated in size, but KAPOW with light performance. I am imagining ~0.4-~0.5 carats each. I wonder if modern ideal cuts will fit the bill...

I love the look of claw prongs, but hate the way they feel on my fingers (I have weird sensory issues) - I thought it might be fun to actually get them in my ears where I doubt I will be aware of them in the least. Like these from BGD.

Or....semi-bezels, like these from Whiteflash. Totally different. But platinum for either.

I think the first design could lend to either modern or antique...it is what I am leaning towards. But, I hem and haw so much it might be a year before I take the plunge. I also have a sapphire I need to set first and I am still flitting from idea to idea on a near daily basis...it is fun to toy with ideas even if they are a bit far in advance! :lol:
 

mrs-b

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Oooh thank you so much for the detailed reply! I do see what you mean - there is a sense of depth to modern cuts from what I can tell in videos and perfect symmetry does pull you right in. They remind me of Islamic art, given their pattern, perfect symmetry and pursuit of perfection...

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Is it accurate to say that antique cuts seem to have more "edge to edge" brightness with large flashes. (well, a nice one anyways)? I am also a sucker for the puffy crowns of the antiques...Ugh! Maybe I just do need both!

I am going to be slowly building out my "core" collection of fine jewelry. So, I think of these as starter studs, and want "classic" but with liveliness. I love the idea of "über sparkle" to frame the face. Understated in size, but KAPOW with light performance. I am imagining ~0.4-~0.5 carats each. I wonder if modern ideal cuts will fit the bill...

I love the look of claw prongs, but hate the way they feel on my fingers (I have weird sensory issues) - I thought it might be fun to actually get them in my ears where I doubt I will be aware of them in the least. Like these from BGD.

Or....semi-bezels, like these from Whiteflash. Totally different. But platinum for either.

I think the first design could lend to either modern or antique...it is what I am leaning towards. But, I hem and haw so much it might be a year before I take the plunge. I also have a sapphire I need to set first and I am still flitting from idea to idea on a near daily basis...it is fun to toy with ideas even if they are a bit far in advance! :lol:
Planning jewelry for the future is one of the great pleasures of collecting, I think. So much fun to design and dream!

I think that both antique and MRB cuts have edge to edge brightness, but there is an overall evenness to the facet size in antique cuts that just makes them look a little more uniform in pattern to me over their entire surface. The black of the tapered arrows lead to the center on an MRB, and I like that look. as it draws the eye nicely. ( - and, yes, VERY similar to the sort of image you posted above!) But antique cuts have a colorful light return which is just mesmerizing.

So basically - I think 'some of each' is exactly the right option!
 

Cerulean

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Planning jewelry for the future is one of the great pleasures of collecting, I think. So much fun to design and dream!

I think that both antique and MRB cuts have edge to edge brightness, but there is an overall evenness to the facet size in antique cuts that just makes them look a little more uniform in pattern to me over their entire surface. The black of the tapered arrows lead to the center on an MRB, and I like that look. as it draws the eye nicely. ( - and, yes, VERY similar to the sort of image you posted above!) But antique cuts have a colorful light return which is just mesmerizing.

So basically - I think 'some of each' is exactly the right option!
Thank you - all of that makes plenty of sense. I think a bit of both might be the only way to go!!! :lol:
 

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sparkle_snail

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Hi! Longtime lurker, thought I'd finally share my original engagement ring here before I reset the stone into a necklace.

0.35ct, 4.5mm G SI2 OEC, in unplated 18k white gold. 6 1-2pt rose cut diamonds (3 on each side). "A.M. 2-13-39" is engraved inside – not sure who she/they were, but I find it awfully romantic to have an engagement ring from almost a century ago. I can't bring myself to use the gold in this new project (even though it would slash the price in half!), so I think I'll eventually set some other stone in here – maybe one of our birthstones?

This ring/diamond truly made me fall in love with old cuts – my upgrade is an OEC, too. Those chunky pastel petals are to die for!

A couple of crappy hand pics, and then the seller's glamour shots.

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MamaBee

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Just realized that I hadn’t posted my VC Emilya in this thread! Gia 2.9 e si1 size 4.5 1F2003D5-0CFF-4495-967C-960EB42A90C8.jpeg
Gorgeous @nala...I love your diamond and setting! Your finger is so little!
 

OboeGal

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Hi! Longtime lurker, thought I'd finally share my original engagement ring here before I reset the stone into a necklace.

0.35ct, 4.5mm G SI2 OEC, in unplated 18k white gold. 6 1-2pt rose cut diamonds (3 on each side). "A.M. 2-13-39" is engraved inside – not sure who she/they were, but I find it awfully romantic to have an engagement ring from almost a century ago. I can't bring myself to use the gold in this new project (even though it would slash the price in half!), so I think I'll eventually set some other stone in here – maybe one of our birthstones?

This ring/diamond truly made me fall in love with old cuts – my upgrade is an OEC, too. Those chunky pastel petals are to die for!

A couple of crappy hand pics, and then the seller's glamour shots.

IMG_3923.jpg IMG_3921.jpg

engagement ring front.jpg engagement ring side2.jpg engagement ring above.jpg
I absolutely LOVE this!
 

Dandi

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Hi! Longtime lurker, thought I'd finally share my original engagement ring here before I reset the stone into a necklace.

0.35ct, 4.5mm G SI2 OEC, in unplated 18k white gold. 6 1-2pt rose cut diamonds (3 on each side). "A.M. 2-13-39" is engraved inside – not sure who she/they were, but I find it awfully romantic to have an engagement ring from almost a century ago. I can't bring myself to use the gold in this new project (even though it would slash the price in half!), so I think I'll eventually set some other stone in here – maybe one of our birthstones?

This ring/diamond truly made me fall in love with old cuts – my upgrade is an OEC, too. Those chunky pastel petals are to die for!

A couple of crappy hand pics, and then the seller's glamour shots.

IMG_3923.jpg IMG_3921.jpg

engagement ring front.jpg engagement ring side2.jpg engagement ring above.jpg
This is gorgeous!! May I be nosey and ask about your upgrade?
 
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