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Vintage: rose cut diamonds and garnet

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MakingTheGrade

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Just arrived in the mail. :) I bought it online for 95$. Can''t decide whether I like the rose cuts and to keep or not..arg, so indecisive! Sometimes I like it...sometimes it just seems dull (compared to my brilliant cut stones)...hmmm..





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SYC

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Personally I think it''s a very interesting piece! It looks like it has engraving in the band -- is that someone''s name?
 

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Haha, yes, "Beulah"...lol. I guess that kind of dates the ring huh?

Arg..to keep or not to keep...hmm..
 

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That''s the nature of rose cuts - very transparent and glassy. They are at the opposite spectrum of sparkle compared to the modern brilliant. I think you either love it or hate it.
 

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Date: 3/18/2009 9:10:48 PM
Author: Chrono
That''s the nature of rose cuts - very transparent and glassy. They are at the opposite spectrum of sparkle compared to the modern brilliant. I think you either love it or hate it.
So I read.. Except I kept waffling between loving and hating, haha..
 

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A beautiful piece!! I personally like the rose cuts in this ring... Their appearance goes with the whole vintage look of the ring.
 

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Date: 3/18/2009 9:15:44 PM
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A beautiful piece!! I personally like the rose cuts in this ring... Their appearance goes with the whole vintage look of the ring.
Me too. I''d offer to take it off MTG''s hands to spare her the agony of deciding.
 

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Date: 3/18/2009 9:10:48 PM
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That''s the nature of rose cuts - very transparent and glassy. They are at the opposite spectrum of sparkle compared to the modern brilliant. I think you either love it or hate it.
HI:

That''s the thing--how do you know they are not glass? Not to be a Debbie Downer--it is very pretty....

cheers--Sharon
 

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I''d be happy to adopt it as well! hehe
 

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Date: 3/18/2009 9:53:42 PM
Author: canuk-gal
Date: 3/18/2009 9:10:48 PM

Author: Chrono

That''s the nature of rose cuts - very transparent and glassy. They are at the opposite spectrum of sparkle compared to the modern brilliant. I think you either love it or hate it.
HI:


That''s the thing--how do you know they are not glass? Not to be a Debbie Downer--it is very pretty....


cheers--Sharon
Well, it passed my at home test of scratching glass and the CZ I have (it was a gift that didn''t fit, it''s not my poor-man''s diamond tester, lol). So it''s not glass :) Diamonds are a 10 on the mohr hardness scale, cz a 8.5. So they''re somewhere in there..

I guess in theory they could be some other stone like white sapphire, but it seems like an awful lot of trouble for a 95$ ring, lol.
 

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Date: 3/18/2009 9:57:32 PM
Author: MakingTheGrade

Date: 3/18/2009 9:53:42 PM
Author: canuk-gal

Date: 3/18/2009 9:10:48 PM

Author: Chrono

That''s the nature of rose cuts - very transparent and glassy. They are at the opposite spectrum of sparkle compared to the modern brilliant. I think you either love it or hate it.
HI:


That''s the thing--how do you know they are not glass? Not to be a Debbie Downer--it is very pretty....


cheers--Sharon
Well, it passed my at home test of scratching glass and the CZ I have (it was a gift that didn''t fit, it''s not my poor-man''s diamond tester, lol). So it''s not glass :) Diamonds are a 10 on the mohr hardness scale, cz a 8.5. So they''re somewhere in there..

I guess in theory they could be some other stone like white sapphire, but it seems like an awful lot of trouble for a 95$ ring, lol.
HI:

True. But the reciprocal begs the question, why it would be only $95.......

cheers--Sharon
 

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As to why it might only be 95$...maybe "Beulah" has something to do with it, lol. It''s a pre-owned estate piece, and pretty light weight on the gold, and rose cut diamonds don''t have a huge market I don''t think...it''s all speculation though. But I have no reason based on inspection to suspect that the materials are fake.
 

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I love it, definitely a keeper!
 

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Date: 3/18/2009 11:05:58 PM
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Just for fun, I took a pic of ''Beulah''
Wow, soooo neat!!

I think it''s a beautiful piece! The engraving is just too fun.
 

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I love it! I think the rose cuts are really pretty. Not that I''d want them for en engagement ring or anything, but as a fun RHR for $95, I''d keep it for sure.

Add me to the list of willing takers!
 

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where did you find that for 95$

and it gorgeous I love it just the way it is
 

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I love it. Seriously. And Beulah? AWESOME.
 

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Thanks for all the input guys! You're right, Beulah's pretty unique, lol, and she's been growing on me since yesterday (she can be quite the quiet charmer), so I think she's going to stay and live with me (I'm going to have to resize her, but since when did a gal mind losing a few sizes?). Although she appreciates all the offers of adoption :)

Haha, she's the only ring I have with a name and gender...and personality..
 

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I wrote the vendor about the engraving that wasn''t mentioned, and he felt bad so refunded me 20$ for the oversight in not mentioning it :) (Don''t you love when people do nice things?)
Beulah and I will be making a trip to the jewelers soon to get her sized down a bit.

Thanks for the input!
 

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Sooo pretty, the garnet has nice color in the daylight!
 

krockie

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I think its beautiful! But I also have a major soft spot for rose cuts...
 

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I personally love your new vintage ring. It is what it is, and it is GORGEOUS!
 
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