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Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by Mayk, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Mayk
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    by Mayk » Apr 5, 2016
    So I had the perfect diamond and setting. Except I had moved from a halo to a solitaire. Don't get me wrong I love the look of a solitaire I just didn't have one that was a big enough diamond to compensate for that real estate coverage you get with a halo. :-o Grace told me this when I bought it but what does she know? :cheeky: (more than I do).

    In January '15 I met ROL in Miami to cruise the Antique Jewelry Show. On this trip Grace found this beauty for her. http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/loose-diamonds/2-01-to-3-00/2-56ct-old-european-cut-diamond-gia-j-vvs2-916#.VwO7fXr3aK0
    I had the misfortune of trying it on first in the diamond holder. That was it, I'd been bitten by the bug. It was so stunning.

    Flash forward to this year's Miami Antique Show. I had talked DH into going. With my diagnosis/surgeries last year we hadn't celebrated our birthdays, our engagement-versary or New Years and we were due! We arrived just in time to visit with Grace in the afternoon before she took the red eye home after a week of diamond shopping. (I want her life). She introduced me to this little pretty.
    http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/loose-diamonds/2-01-to-3-00/2-69ct-old-european-cut-diamond-gia-j-vs2#.VwO8UXr3aK0

    DH and I studied it and I handed her my BGB 2.0 ct set in the very beautiful Victor Canera Evelyn for her return home asking her to list it and to start the ball rolling on my upgrade. To my surprise a very busy JbG Instagram account meant there would be a flurry of inquires. :appl: we are still working out the final details but she listed it in the February Jewel Journal and it sold by 4/4. This was a nice surprise. :appl:

    Today my upgraded arrived in the Erika Winters' Laurel. This was not an easy choice. I picked it for two reasons. One, I still wanted the look of a solitaire. Two, I'm a flush fit girl. I love, love, love the Margot but I like my bands to sit flush. Owning two EW bands I really wanted one of her settings. I'm also a matchy matchy girl. (Borderline OCD). I love the finishes and the details. Actually, I love everything about her designs.

    This diamond is so white it glows. It's so hard to get the true glow in pictures. Anyone thinking a J OEC is warm... Think again. My pictures are never great and these don't come close to matching the beauty. I will try this weekend with the nice camera to get better pictures.

    Now sharing pictures of my latest upgrade. :devil: Hopefully my last. (Don't quote me and don't bookmark this and remind me when I'm off on another adventure).

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  2. Mayk
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    by Mayk » Apr 5, 2016
    More bad pictures.

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  3. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Apr 5, 2016
    What a stunning ring!!!! I was wondering what you were up to when you where selling your VC.
    And what a fabulous outcome. Your diamond is so big and sparkly and the EW setting is a dream. I love the combination with the band. Ah! To be able to wear a set like this. :love: :love: :love:

    Hope you have recovered from surgeries. Enjoy wearing your new ring.
    Pleasssse post a lot more pics
     
  4. Queenie60
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    by Queenie60 » Apr 5, 2016
    Mayk - absolutely gorgeous ring! Congratulations. You deserve it after all that you have been through. Enjoy it for many years in good health. Sending blessings your way.
     
    


    


  5. msop04
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    by msop04 » Apr 5, 2016
    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I'm in love with the bands as well! Congrats on your new upgrade!! NEED. MORE. PICS. ...much more. :naughty:
     
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    by madelise » Apr 5, 2016
    :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:

    You always have the prettiest rings!
     
  8. m-2-b
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    by m-2-b » Apr 5, 2016
    What a lovely new upgrade, especially in the EW setting! Hope you continue to enjoy wearing it for many years to come! :appl:
     
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  10. bright ice
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    by bright ice » Apr 5, 2016
    Mayk, It's Gorgeous :love: The setting is beautiful and it pairs perfectly with your bands :appl: Enjoy!
     
    


    


  11. aac2013
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    by aac2013 » Apr 5, 2016
    It's beautiful Mayk! I would love a close up!
     
  12. Bonfire
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    by Bonfire » Apr 5, 2016
    Can you say "meant to be?" :appl: I'm so jealous but really happy for you! :mrgreen:
     
  13. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Apr 5, 2016
    Yay! Congrats on your old ring selling, and the new upgrade is gorgeous! :love: :appl: Choosing the Laurel was perfect to go with your pretty bands! Now we need some close up shots including the profile!
     
  14. Rockinruby
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    by Rockinruby » Apr 5, 2016
    Gorgeous! :love: :love: :love: It looks lovely with your bands too! :appl: Perfect set! Congratulations! :clap:
     
  15. liaerfbv
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    by liaerfbv » Apr 5, 2016
    This is amazing. I love the bands together. It's a perfect set.
     
    


    


  16. laurenk
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    by laurenk » Apr 5, 2016
    Love it!!!! Love the story and it feels so meant to be!! It looks beautiful on you!!
     
  17. lorrissey
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    by lorrissey » Apr 5, 2016
    That looks spectacular!!!
     
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    by sarahb » Apr 5, 2016
    Oh it is beautiful! The bands, everything, congratulations! :love: :love:
     
  19. Mayk
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    by Mayk » Apr 5, 2016
    a couple better shots.. thanks to DH..

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  20. Haven
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    by Haven » Apr 5, 2016
    This ring and set is perfection, Mayk. I can't stop looking at your pictures. Just gorgeous.
     
  21. Mayk
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    by Mayk » Apr 5, 2016
    Thank you so much for the very nice comments. :love: {{((hugs))}}
     
  22. ihy138
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    by ihy138 » Apr 5, 2016
    I adore it! So lovely - congrats on your upgrade. :love: Also, you have perfect hands!
     
  23. Enerchi
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    by Enerchi » Apr 5, 2016
    oh MYYYY!!!! its stunning, MayK! I love the size on your hand the way it works (obviously!) so perfectly w the EW bands you have - fantastic selections and what great luck you had with all the pieces falling into place!!

    Can't wait for the 'big girl camera' to come out and play, so we can get even MORE pics to drool over :love:
     
  24. Tekate
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    by Tekate » Apr 5, 2016
    It is such a beautiful stone and ring.. congratulations!!

    :love: :love: :appl:
     
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    by MissGotRocks » Apr 5, 2016
    Beautiful and elegant - congrats on your new ring!!
     
  27. tweeter8177
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    by tweeter8177 » Apr 5, 2016
    Boy I loved your VC ring, but this one is more amazing! Enjoy that beauty!!!
     
  28. Phoenix
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    by Phoenix » Apr 5, 2016
    Beautiful upgrade, MayK. I can't believe it doesn't have fluor, it's so white!
     
  29. Resonance.Of.Life
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    by Resonance.Of.Life » Apr 5, 2016
    Holy Canoli! I love her so, so much ! The EW set is just simply, stunning !

    I can't wait to see you again, dear friend and I am glad I could be a part of this upgrade in that small way.
     
  30. junebug17
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    by junebug17 » Apr 5, 2016
    :love: :love: :love: Soooo Gorgeous!!! :appl: Fabulous upgrade Mayk, what a rock! :dance: Beautiful stone and amazing finger coverage, and I adore that setting!
     

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