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voce

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Wow! Gorgeous rings @voce
Will you make a thread for these beauties?
Acinom, I'm not planning to make a thread for them. The reason being, I have been spending on jewelry like crazy (some of it is gifts for my F&F), and I don't know (can't decide) which ones to showcase. My DF thinks I'm being very extravagant, and indeed I'm spending my holiday bonus (I know how much it is because I do payroll) to pay off the bling credit card charges. I definitely will cut back next year. Making individual threads will have an effect of making me feel self conscious and materialistic, if that makes sense to you.
 

Acinom

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Acinom, I'm not planning to make a thread for them. The reason being, I have been spending on jewelry like crazy (some of it is gifts for my F&F), and I don't know (can't decide) which ones to showcase. My DF thinks I'm being very extravagant, and indeed I'm spending my holiday bonus (I know how much it is because I do payroll) to pay off the bling credit card charges. I definitely will cut back next year. Making individual threads will have an effect of making me feel self conscious and materialistic, if that makes sense to you.
I can so relate to this dear @voce
as I sometimes was working on 3 projects at the same time. It felt awkward when i received them. Since the big ban I am super happy with what I already have...
I am sure you will enjoy your beautiful jewelry to the max. You will still have them in many years which makes it a very sustainable purchase. And hopefully you will post more pics and handshots in this thread
 

Crystal_Dreams

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No filters here! I finally set the 2.47ct paraiba I purchased from Yvonne some years ago in a custom Kataoka setting :)

This stone has been certified twice... because I misplaced the first certificate I paid for through Yvonne, and Kataoka only works with certified stones... so I had to pay to have it done AGAIN...



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voce

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No filters here! I finally set the 2.47ct paraiba I purchased from Yvonne some years ago in a custom Kataoka setting :)

This stone has been certified twice... because I misplaced the first certificate I paid for through Yvonne, and Kataoka only works with certified stones... so I had to pay to have it done AGAIN ugh.

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Woohoo! Grats on finally setting it. Looks beautiful on your hand. Did not know that Kataoka only works with certfied stones, good to know.
 

elle_71125

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No filters here! I finally set the 2.47ct paraiba I purchased from Yvonne some years ago in a custom Kataoka setting :)

This stone has been certified twice... because I misplaced the first certificate I paid for through Yvonne, and Kataoka only works with certified stones... so I had to pay to have it done AGAIN...



F29A79DF-E08F-4210-86FA-F3AB28383D76.jpeg
71269932-58A5-48DD-A3ED-C9AAC4C67683.jpeg 4AD61942-8B15-4257-A659-0874D890575F.jpeg
Oh wow! Just wow!!! :love: Your new ring is magnificent!
 

YC

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No filters here! I finally set the 2.47ct paraiba I purchased from Yvonne some years ago in a custom Kataoka setting :)

This stone has been certified twice... because I misplaced the first certificate I paid for through Yvonne, and Kataoka only works with certified stones... so I had to pay to have it done AGAIN...



F29A79DF-E08F-4210-86FA-F3AB28383D76.jpeg
71269932-58A5-48DD-A3ED-C9AAC4C67683.jpeg 4AD61942-8B15-4257-A659-0874D890575F.jpeg
Wow! This is so beautiful!
 

polarisfire

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No filters here! I finally set the 2.47ct paraiba I purchased from Yvonne some years ago in a custom Kataoka setting :)

This stone has been certified twice... because I misplaced the first certificate I paid for through Yvonne, and Kataoka only works with certified stones... so I had to pay to have it done AGAIN...



F29A79DF-E08F-4210-86FA-F3AB28383D76.jpeg
71269932-58A5-48DD-A3ED-C9AAC4C67683.jpeg 4AD61942-8B15-4257-A659-0874D890575F.jpeg
Your ring makes me want to cry from the beauty, congrats!!

Side note, am I allowed to ask what range it costs to set with kataoka? I see his pieces are generally about 5 grand or more non custom... is it way more to go custom?
 

Acinom

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No filters here! I finally set the 2.47ct paraiba I purchased from Yvonne some years ago in a custom Kataoka setting :)

This stone has been certified twice... because I misplaced the first certificate I paid for through Yvonne, and Kataoka only works with certified stones... so I had to pay to have it done AGAIN...



F29A79DF-E08F-4210-86FA-F3AB28383D76.jpeg
71269932-58A5-48DD-A3ED-C9AAC4C67683.jpeg 4AD61942-8B15-4257-A659-0874D890575F.jpeg
Wooohoo! What a colour and what a glow. You have chosen such a chique setting for your beautiful stone. Gorgeous!!!
 

Crystal_Dreams

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Thank you everyone for your lovely comments!

@polarisfire , I think each piece may be individually priced for custom. My case was a little different to usual as I had previously had some communication with them about a possible custom piece. Unfortunately their communication at that point was a bit lacking and it didn’t go ahead as the quote ‘expired’ by the time they got back to me...

Thanks to @JPie who let Anis know about this, I was encouraged to reach out so they could rectify my previous experience. As such, they honoured their initial quote for THIS piece. Their prices have gone up several times since.

I post this so that those who read my first post about the not so good experience can also know that Kataoka went out of their way to make it right. However, it does mean that I don’t actually have up to date knowledge of their custom pricing.

Having said that, as a rough range, I don’t think their custom pricing is RIDICULOUS considering the base price of their pieces. I would guesstimate the custom price if you supply the centre stone costs similar to the price of a ring of similar design from their collection.

Hope that helps!
 

Acinom

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No filters here! I finally set the 2.47ct paraiba I purchased from Yvonne some years ago in a custom Kataoka setting :)

This stone has been certified twice... because I misplaced the first certificate I paid for through Yvonne, and Kataoka only works with certified stones... so I had to pay to have it done AGAIN...



F29A79DF-E08F-4210-86FA-F3AB28383D76.jpeg
71269932-58A5-48DD-A3ED-C9AAC4C67683.jpeg 4AD61942-8B15-4257-A659-0874D890575F.jpeg
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Love this pic. Beautiful rings @Crystal_Dreams
 
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