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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...



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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...



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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...



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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...



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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...



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Love this pic. Beautiful rings @Crystal_Dreams
 

Acinom

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Ignore the hideous hand. @Desertrose helped me get nice Brazilian one. There’s a small black inclusion on the side, but it can be hidden.
So beautiful!!! How will you set your stone? I love the glow and the fact that it’s a round
 

elle_71125

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Hi Acinom, it’s nice to hear compliments from the queen of colored stones. ;-) I hope to set it in this type of halo setting with neon pink spinels on the sides:

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I will go to Joe Escobar tomorrow.
Oh, yes please! :kiss2:
 

Acinom

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Hi Acinom, it’s nice to hear compliments from the queen of colored stones. ;-) I hope to set it in this type of halo setting with neon pink spinels on the sides:

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I will go to Joe Escobar tomorrow.
Wow, that’s a gorgeous setting.
And Joe Escobar makes such gorgeous pieces. I am already looking forward to see the results
 

voce

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@voce : I hope you will share some stunning Paraiba group pics here:cool2:
Acinom, I would like to wait until I have set ALL my paraiba before I take that family pic. I still have a round, a trillion, and a pear loose and waiting for me to set. Probably will have them set in December this year.
 

Acinom

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Acinom, I would like to wait until I have set ALL my paraiba before I take that family pic. I still have a round, a trillion, and a pear loose and waiting for me to set. Probably will have them set in December this year.
Wow! Paraiba Paradise!
Such exciting projects. Any loose stone pics?
 

voce

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Wow! Paraiba Paradise!
Such exciting projects. Any loose stone pics?
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This is the only picture I could find on Google Photos. Will hopefully be able to find the time to get the gems out of the safe this weekend and take the pictures then.
 

voce

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@Acinom
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The round, I'm thinking of setting with red spinels and white diamonds into Yvonne's Grace ring.

The pear, I'd like to set with rubies and demantoid garnet in an Elizabeth ring from Yvonne.

The trillion, I'm thinking of having Yvonne set into a Gatsby with silver spinels.
 

Acinom

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@Acinom
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The round, I'm thinking of setting with red spinels and white diamonds into Yvonne's Grace ring.

The pear, I'd like to set with rubies and demantoid garnet in an Elizabeth ring from Yvonne.

The trillion, I'm thinking of having Yvonne set into a Gatsby with silver spinels.
Gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing.
How delicious to be able to set 3 glowing Paraiba stones. They look amazing
 

voce

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Gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing.
How delicious to be able to set 3 glowing Paraiba stones. They look amazing
I'm not sure I'd be able to. Setting does cost a lot. It's #goals and a dream at this point to finish them in 2020.
 

Asscherhalo_lover

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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
 
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