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edl

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First, I’d like to thank everyone involved in my journey to find the perfect ring for my fiancé. They are:


- All the cushion experts here on Pricescope!
- Kimikocat for her excellent taste;
- Mark Turnowski at ERD for finding an absolutely beautiful stone;
- David Wolf for a fast, objective appraisal;
- Larry Van Craeynest for crafting a marvelous setting;
The specs:
8 pavilion cushion brilliant (aka “chunky” cushion).
2.19 F VVS2.
7.75 x 7.59 x 5.07
56% table, 66.8% depth
Setting:
VC platinum style 484
#6 large fleur de lys head
Finger size 3 ¾
Needless to say, she loves it. And, more importantly, she said yes
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edl

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484 #1

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edl

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484 #2

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edl

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Love the scrollwork!

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edl

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Backside shot...

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edl

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One with the matching wedding band (584)

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edl

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Just in case anyone is curious how the macro photos above were taken, here's a photo of my setup (if you can call it that). You can find everything you need at Home Depot or Lowe's for roughly $30, and figure $5 for a piece of glass and some art paper.

You will need a tripod and a SLR, and ideally a macro lens. If you need any help, just let me know!

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EricaR

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Beautiful ring! I kept refreshing while you were posting just to see more photos. I''d love to see some hand shots, too!
 

edl

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And before we go to handshots - here's where I proposed last Friday! I couldn't do anything lavish because she would've figured it out, so we went on a walk after dinner along the Strand above the beach. I did consider proposing on the pier but one of my friends did that at night, and dropped the ring into the sand below. His (now) wife was not happy at the time...

Anyways - Walking is one of her favorite things to do, and it was the perfect night for it. The moon was out, hardly any wind, there was no one out (strange for Manhattan Beach) and it was nice and warm, 70 degrees or so. I'll spare the finer details, but I'll just say I'm a lucky man to have her
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edl

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Here we go with the handshots! We shot these inside with available light, so we couldn''t really capture the sparkle as much as I''d like to. Anyways, please let me know what you think!

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(whoops, double post)

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Sorry for the double post above - how do I delete that?

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OMG I think it is beautiful
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those rings are an heirloom in the making

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edl

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OK, last handshot for now!

Thanks again to EVERYONE for your help. I never imagined getting so involved in this process, but I''m glad I did.

A special thank you to Mark T, David Wolf, and Larry Van Craeynest. You guys are all excellent to work with.

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swingirl

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Beautiful rings! The cushion is gorgeous. Great combination.
 

aggiebling09

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oh. my. gosh. Your pictures are simply breathtaking. What a gorgeous ring. I agree, your FI is one lucky lady
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jess1981

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That is one amazing ring. The setting is so gorgeous and classic. I have never seen a ring like it before. I bet your FI was amazed when she saw it.
 

loriken214

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AWESOME!!!!!!
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arjunajane

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Absolutely stunning - classic and elegant, I so adore VC these days.
And fantastic photos btw, many congrats!
 

emilina22

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wow thats an amazing van craeynest!!! stunning, definitely one of my favorites now!!
 

MMT

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Your rings are gorgeous and your photography is excellent. Congratulations!!!!
 

swimmer

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Simply breathtaking!
delicate and yet substantial...yowzahs!
very impressive ring and thank you for taking the time to take and post awesome photos!
 

NeverEndingUpgrade

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Positively awesome! That fleur de lis head is perfect for the size and shape of that diamond. Actually, the whole setting is perfect for the diamond. Congrats. You really did good!
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coatimundi_org

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Oh my word that is inSANEly beautiful! Congratulations to you both!
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What a truly wonderful set. I''m stunned! VC
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Thanks for sharing your photo set up too--fantastic photos!
 

Catmom

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It''s just gorgeous and like all VC rings the detail work is amazing! Congratulations on your engagement. I''m sure your FI is just over the moon with that beauty!
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