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Think I’m going with a bezel and halo

YadaYadaYada

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Thank you @Lookinagain!

@ringo865, thank you so much! I would love to work with David again in the future for sure.

@lizzydm26, thank you! This diamond NEEDS to be in yellow gold. I tried it out in white metal and it only lasted a hot minute since it washed all the color out.
 

tyty333

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OMG...I just saw this on DKs IG account! Love it! So pretty...I'm a sucker for two-tone! Its really beautiful and has great finger coverage!
Well done!
 

YadaYadaYada

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Thank you @Sparkles88 and @MamaBear, DK really did a great job, so glad I went with him.

@tyty333, thanks so much! The two tone really gives a lot of visual punch I think.

@AnastasiaBeaverhausen thank you! I was a big fan of the airline from the beginning but they seem to be a love it or leave it kind of thing.
 

nala

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Gorgeous! What a fitting dress for your precious stone! How are you feeling about it? Do you love it? We want tons more pics!!
 

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I love your new setting!! From the airline to the two tone to the floral basket!! I hope you enjoyed the process of designing something uniquely you! Enjoy and wear this piece of sunshine in great health and happiness.
 

diamondseeker2006

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I know terrible to keep you hanging. Believe me when I tell you that I would much rather have preferred to stay home and savor the experience. Mom life!

I snapped these really quickly while the kids were playing outside. It is divine, the halo even sparkles despite having no diamonds. It weighs 7.43 grams but it isn’t too weighty at all. The diameter is literally perfect for my rather hefty fingers. Originally I named this diamond Goldie but her new name is Goldilocks because she is “just right”. The diamond itself is 1.18 carats, SI2 clarity, I don’t have an official color, sold to me as champagne. It is an old mine cut, beautiful puffy crown and all.

A big thank you to @diamondseeker2006 for so graciously letting me use this design. Also obviously a big huge thank you to David and Amy for their patience and quality of work.

Excuse my nails, I have been painting and they show it! These are taken in all different lighting, some inside and some outside.

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So gorgeous! The yellow gold bezel looks great with the stone, and of course, I adore the engraved halo! I wish I could take credit for thinking of that, but I once saw a ring David had done before with an engraved halo. My daughter had said she loves engraving, so that's how her pendant ended up with the engraved halo! Enjoy your beautiful ring!
 

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@nala, aw thanks so much. I do love it and it feels like a tank ( in a good way) compared to my prior setting. There really isn’t anything I would do differently. Yes more pictures next week after SIL has left and things are back to normal.

thank you @maryjane04, honestly I didn’t enjoy the design process, it’s just not my thing. Essentially I just picked pieces David posted on his IG (a pendant and ring) and put them together. Luckily it worked out!

thanks @diamondseeker2006, I am so thrilled with it and like your daughter, I really love the engraving.
 

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@YadaYadaYada you sound like me. I tried designing and it turned out fugly lol so glad my jeweller took my vision and went with it haha. Some of us shouldn't design things lol.

Ugh, so sorry it didn’t turn out, that’s very disappointing. I admire folks who get custom settings done and tweak the cads until they are perfect, takes a lot of patience.
 

HollyC

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So beautiful. The setting is perfect for your gorgeous diamond. Looks amazing on you.
 

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@Jax172, it was a serious treat to open. Funny though I didn’t get a picture of the ring in the box because I was too excited to put it on!

@thank you @HollyC, so sweet of you to say, I am thoroughly enjoying it!
 

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Thank you @Queenie60 and @Austina, buying jewelry from here on out will be a challenge because the bar is set much higher now ;)2
 

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Your new ring is stunning! We need more photos!
 

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@Luce, thank you! This week is just crazy because my SIL is coming to visit from out of state and I’ve been trying to finish up some home improvement before she gets here. Our new bathroom faucet turned into a multi-day project to find out why it was leaking! All that to say that I will get more pictures for you all.

I did snap a pic of the bling squad this morning.

From the top: Fancy Pants, Queen of Hearts, Martha Washington, Blondie and Goldilocks
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:kiss2: Lovely collection-and you have the BEST names for your rings!
 

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Your ring is Sooooooo Gorgeous! I love the yellow gold bezel around your center it highlights it perfectly. ...and the airline and metal halo is genius!!! Beautiful Piece!!!:love::love::love::love:
 

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Lovely ring, thanks for sharing!

DK :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2:
 

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Oh thanks @lulu_ma, only the rings firmly in the squad get names. I always thought it was crazy to name jewelry…so I joined the crazy lol!

Thanks so much @ZestfullyBling, my ultimate goal was to have a bezel setting that was very vintage inspired and it came to fruition thankfully :D

Thank you @dk168!
 

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I love Goldilocks!!! She looks wonderful on you. The engraving and milgrain is spectacular. The two tone is lovely. I have worked with DK on several pieces and he never disappoints. Wear her in good health.
 

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@rcjtraveler, thank you so much. The milgrain is amazing, on PS you don’t have an appreciation for how fine it really is until you see it up close and personal.
 

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@Luce, thank you! This week is just crazy because my SIL is coming to visit from out of state and I’ve been trying to finish up some home improvement before she gets here. Our new bathroom faucet turned into a multi-day project to find out why it was leaking! All that to say that I will get more pictures for you all.

I did snap a pic of the bling squad this morning.

From the top: Fancy Pants, Queen of Hearts, Martha Washington, Blondie and Goldilocks
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Amazing collection!!
 

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@Luce, thank you! This week is just crazy because my SIL is coming to visit from out of state and I’ve been trying to finish up some home improvement before she gets here. Our new bathroom faucet turned into a multi-day project to find out why it was leaking! All that to say that I will get more pictures for you all.

I did snap a pic of the bling squad this morning.

From the top: Fancy Pants, Queen of Hearts, Martha Washington, Blondie and Goldilocks
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@YadaYadaYada You have such a beautiful collection!
 

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Thank you @Jax172 and @MamaBee, you are too sweet. It has taken me a bit but I feel like I finally found my bling groove :cool2:
 
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