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Third Time's a Charm! Brian Gavin Blue Meets Retro Beauty!

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by bunnycat, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. bunnycat
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    Hello everyone! I've been away from PS for a long while in the Jewelry Doldrums but wanted to share my upgraded engagement ring with everyone.

    It's been a 5 year long road to figure out what I really like. And I am so grateful my hubby is such a very patient man! I think I have finally found what have been looking for in a ring (and I have been through a couple of them!). I love and adore vintage and antique settings but crave ease reliability in searching for a stone. My lovely wedding band ended up being very very hard to coordinate which led me down a long path of errors and jewelry lessons. Getting involved with purses and scarves on thepurseforum taught me how to really think through what I like versus what looks good on me and is suitable for the lifestyle I lead. So now, nearly 5 years to the day since I joined PS, I think I finally have the perfect blend of casual and carefree, but totally "me".

    I also want to profusely thank all my online friends who held my hand while I looked and contemplated settings! I really, really wanted to get this right!

    Are you ready???? (I'm gonna do this purseforum style!) :appl:

    Sneak peek!!!

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  2. bunnycat
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    A little more....

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  3. bunnycat
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    Last sneak peek! (Then I promise I'll move on! I've never had anything "big" enough to do a slow reveal- but I think this counts!!)

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  4. bunnycat
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    Ok- I'm back. And please let me introduce to you my very lovely new E-ring- now dubbed Miss Kitty.


    Stats are:
    1.652 K vs2, medium fluor ( :love: ) measuring 7.58x7.61mm. For those interested, table 55.9, CA 34.9, PA 40.8, depth 61.8 and the LGF are 77.


    Meet Miss Kitty! (So named because a friend said she looked like she had little kitten claws, which is what I asked for for the setting. :angel: )


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    And why kitten claws you ask??? :naughty: Because I spent the last year raising this crew from the bottle. It was a very very busy year last year!!! They still keep me on my toes!

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  5. bunnycat
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    I couldn't have been more happy when hubby opened the box for me! I was too nervous to look, because I spent sooooo much time worrying over this the last month...did I make the right choice? What if this setting doesn't look good with it? More over, how was I going to feel about a K???? :errrr: Since I didn't get to see the stone in person first due to having to send my old one in for the upgrade....

    After I finally decided on the stone, and wasn't thrilled to have to consider a temp setting which I'd then have to reset again, I knew it had to go in something vintage or antique and so I combed eBay during my 2 week window while my old stone went to the lab to be checked.

    I came across this lovely 1940's setting in platinum with a fishtail head and about .20-.25 in side stones. (It's hard to tell, they are larger than the .03 each in the description, but smaller than my .10 each back hole studs so I am guessing a little.) It was already nearly my size, and looked in good shape. I double checked with the vendor that my stone would fit and they said yes, so I got it in and began the mad rush to get it to BGD within the return period in case that wasn't true. Everything was fine, BGD rehabbed what bits needed rehabbing, polishing and repronging and gave me cute little points on the prongs. (I've never seen a full claw on a fishtail, but love pointed prongs, so that was my compromise to keep the vintage feel.)

    Now fondly dubbed "kitten claws"


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  6. bunnycat
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    And the last few pics I have edited at the moment, plus some hand shots:

    Full set:

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    Outside:

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    With my Van Craeynest wedding band (so pretty, so hard to coordinate....)

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    With my 5 stone for a "dressed up" blinged out look:

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    Thank you for looking and being patient while I told the story and loaded everything... :wavey:
     
  7. Groucho
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    by Groucho » Jan 11, 2017
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    Gorgeous stone and stack! Enjoy your new treasure (and your kitties).
     
  8. bunnycat
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    Thank you kindly Groucho!
     
  9. bunnycat
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    Oops- there was one more. The Brian Gavin fluor shot was so much better than I could ever do....

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  10. hearts-arrows_girl
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    by hearts-arrows_girl » Jan 11, 2017
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    Your ring is amazing! I love your stack set. And your kittens are soooo precious! :appl:
     
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    by Yimmers » Jan 11, 2017
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    Fantastic! Your fur babies are super cute as well!
     
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    by Alex T » Jan 11, 2017
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    This is lovely! It has a really nice vintage feel about it with none of the wear. It's a beauty :love:
     
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    Thank you so much Alex T, Yimmers and hearts-arrows_girl! I was head over heels the moment I saw it! :love: (And everyone who knows me knows all about Team Double Trouble too...who are both precious and simultaneously a handful.) :lol:
     
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    by foxinsox » Jan 11, 2017
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    WOW :love: this is so so beautiful and it looks perfect with your VC band. I love everything about it and your kittens are ADORABLE. Wear it in good health!
     
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    Thank you foxinsox! It's was in pretty good shape to start, but I think they did a lovely job rehabbing and refining it! It is certainly a joy to wear!
     
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    by Bonfire » Jan 11, 2017
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    I love, love, love your slow reveal and back story! You nailed it bunnycat! Your new stone and setting are just lovely! Enjoy your versatile stacking options all of which are gorgeous :love:
     
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    by CravingDiamonds » Jan 11, 2017
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    Ooo thank you for this!
     
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    Thank you Bonfire! It was fun to do! (Though not something I'll partake of often...) :D (Love the set in your avatar!)

    You are so welcome CravingDiamonds!!!
     
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    Today with my anniversary band from hubby (from IDJ) and a rose gold twisty stacker. :lickout:

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    A little fiyah....

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    Stack profile...sorry...still very excited...as you can tell!

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    Your new ring is just gorgeous! It looks good too with the various stacks and your excitement is contagious!

    Enjoy your new bling and wear in good health!!
     
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    by AprilBaby » Jan 11, 2017
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    Congratulations on your beautiful find !!!
     
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    Love the kitten claws and the kittens! So cute!
     
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    by mayday » Jan 11, 2017
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    First time I think I have seen an ering that looks so fab with a VC band, but not in a matchy way - well done, bunnycat!!!! Looooove that fluor!! I'd be out in the sunshine always, checking that wonderful look.
     
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    by poshmommy » Jan 11, 2017
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    It's beautiful! I love it with all the bands. What fun you'll have mixing them all up. Adore the sweet kitties!
     
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    Thank you so much MissGotRocks! I am so very excited still! Even Mr Bcat is still "wowing" when he looks at it. (And I do have him to thank, as he is the one who suggested this stone- bless him for knowing me deep down!)

    Thank you AprilBaby!

    We need some cat emoties! Thank you bugbear!

    Yes mayday! It's been 4 1/2 years of mistakes trying to coordinate with this band! I think it's finally settled...

    Thanks so much poshmommy for you kind words! I will enjoy the thrill of the stack for some time to come! :Up_to_something:
     
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    Love your new ring, your stacks and of course your kitties. They are so adorable!! Congratulations!!
     
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    Thank you so kindly LLJsmom! Kitties are a constant source of joy (and occasionally frustration).... but mostly joy.
     
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    by marcy » Jan 12, 2017
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    Beautiful diamond, rings and very cute kitties.
     
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    Thank you so much marcy!



    And thank you to everyone for the fond welcome back! It feels nice to feel like liking jewelry again! :wavey:
     

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