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monarch64

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Purchased a platinum swirly-shell-wave kind of setting with a transitional cut center from Alex Park last week. I absolutely love this piece! It’s ridiculously hard to get good pics but I’ll post a couple. Could not be more pleased with the finger coverage nor the sparkle.

The center came with a GIA report: .85 circular brilliant, I SI2. It’s eye clean for me but does show a little warmth (I’ve become more color sensitive over the years!) and it has lots of personality. I might call it Moana. Reminds me of that movie and a mighty, mighty young woman who was a force of nature.

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dk168

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I am eyeing earth-mined OECs below 1ct range in I&R with the intention to treat myself to one as a RHR to mark a soon-to-end contract that I hold dear since 2019.

I may end up blowing the initial budget! :lol-2:

DK :))

Update on my OEC RHR project.

I&R responded that as long as I can pay for the OEC in full, they can work with me to have the ring made at a later date.

Just hope the OEC is still available on pay days (I have 2 clients) at the end of this month and early September.

Can't complain about working extra this month due to a very important event, as it means more spare pennies for blings!

DK :lol-2:
 

Ally T

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Purchased a platinum swirly-shell-wave kind of setting with a transitional cut center from Alex Park last week. I absolutely love this piece! It’s ridiculously hard to get good pics but I’ll post a couple. Could not be more pleased with the finger coverage nor the sparkle.

The center came with a GIA report: .85 circular brilliant, I SI2. It’s eye clean for me but does show a little warmth (I’ve become more color sensitive over the years!) and it has lots of personality. I might call it Moana. Reminds me of that movie and a mighty, mighty young woman who was a force of nature.

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I love Moana :kiss2:
 

canuk-gal

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I didn’t take any pics, unfortunately. I tried on a small two tone gold - which fits my wrist exactly, but I like it a little looser especially since crutches are still part of my world. My husband tried on a solid yellow gold - don’t remember the size - it looked great on him! I also tried on a rose gold with diamonds on the outside edge (8 or 9) medium which I liked best. :).

The lock mechanism was really clever and simple. One side has little ridges, that’s where you pull it to open the other end, which just pulls out, then you swing it open and over your wrist, and and ‘lock’ it in place. It was easy to do, see, and I didn’t find the tiny marking distracting at all. It’s an elegant design, and for my favorite (RG and diamonds - individually set - not pave) was just under 10k. Lots of gold. Solid feel, but not too much. DH estimates at least 5k of gold alone. Then the design, branding, etc.

I also tried on lots of other things, and now have a schlumberger ruby and diamond yellow gold ring in my future. I’ve been looking for a spacer for my anniversary band (affectionately known as the chainsaw) and newly re-set ER (the chainsaw ate they setting). We picked up a cute little band with tiny rubies and Tiffany & Co branding that we both really liked. So, I officially have my first Tiffany piece (I’m not much of a brand girl).

Thanks for the information! And you can't go wrong with that Schlumberger ring!
 

dk168

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I have decided to get a bigger OEC, near to 1ct instead of around 0.8ct range, after the stressful work related issues of the past 3 weeks, as I believe I deserve it!

However, true to form with regard to the price jump from below Xct to just over Xct!

Still, I am worth it! :lol-2:

DK :))
 

junebug17

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Purchased a platinum swirly-shell-wave kind of setting with a transitional cut center from Alex Park last week. I absolutely love this piece! It’s ridiculously hard to get good pics but I’ll post a couple. Could not be more pleased with the finger coverage nor the sparkle.

The center came with a GIA report: .85 circular brilliant, I SI2. It’s eye clean for me but does show a little warmth (I’ve become more color sensitive over the years!) and it has lots of personality. I might call it Moana. Reminds me of that movie and a mighty, mighty young woman who was a force of nature.

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Oooh love this so much!! Beautiful find @monarch64! It looks fantastic on your hand. Have a great time looking at all that sparkle!
 

cushioncutnut

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Purchased a platinum swirly-shell-wave kind of setting with a transitional cut center from Alex Park last week. I absolutely love this piece! It’s ridiculously hard to get good pics but I’ll post a couple. Could not be more pleased with the finger coverage nor the sparkle.

The center came with a GIA report: .85 circular brilliant, I SI2. It’s eye clean for me but does show a little warmth (I’ve become more color sensitive over the years!) and it has lots of personality. I might call it Moana. Reminds me of that movie and a mighty, mighty young woman who was a force of nature.

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Oh how cool! Love the name Moana! It looks great on you too!
 

monarch64

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Well, I did a thing. More pics and story in this thread:


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Alybetter

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Well, I did a thing. More pics and story in this thread:


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That is gorgeous. Perfection.
 

ecf8503

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This arrived the other day from Brian Gavin (setting only). The stone is 1.21 G VS1 AVR from DG. I initially had it set in a Stuller setting, but I didn't love it. Then BG had a sale - and designer settings were included! - so I jumped on this Sholdt. :kiss2: 20220604_112742.jpg 20220604_112814.jpg Fullscreen capture 5182022 54753 PM.jpg face.jpg angle.jpg profile.jpg side angle.jpg
 

Alybetter

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This arrived the other day from Brian Gavin (setting only). The stone is 1.21 G VS1 AVR from DG. I initially had it set in a Stuller setting, but I didn't love it. Then BG had a sale - and designer settings were included! - so I jumped on this Sholdt. :kiss2: 20220604_112742.jpg 20220604_112814.jpg Fullscreen capture 5182022 54753 PM.jpg face.jpg angle.jpg profile.jpg side angle.jpg

Very nice, I’ve never seen the Sholdt semi bezel with filigree. It adds an interest that I really like.
 

sunshinegal

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Lovely!! :love:
Tell us about (and show us, who am i kidding) your OEC trio?
What metal are you doing with?

Thank you! I have a video Amy took of the diamonds together, but can’t figure out how to upload video, so here’s a screenshot. Metal will be all platinum, diamonds are earth mined OECs, K, VS. How will I be able to wait ‘til it’s done? o_O

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Mreader

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Thank you! I have a video Amy took of the diamonds together, but can’t figure out how to upload video, so here’s a screenshot. Metal will be all platinum, diamonds are earth mined OECs, K, VS. How will I be able to wait ‘til it’s done? o_O

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Those stones are gorgeous!
 

FL_runner

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I’m in love! The bypass ring is so chic and easy to wear. I included a pic next to my engagement ring (E color) and you can see the warmth, but the diamonds have a lot of sparkle and fire. I wanted yellow gold and I love how the stones are angled toward each other a bit like an embrace 902497BE-15A7-4B63-950E-79F1644165E9.jpeg


Annnnd now I am on a bling ban until Christmas!
 

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ZestfullyBling

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This arrived the other day from Brian Gavin (setting only). The stone is 1.21 G VS1 AVR from DG. I initially had it set in a Stuller setting, but I didn't love it. Then BG had a sale - and designer settings were included! - so I jumped on this Sholdt. :kiss2: 20220604_112742.jpg 20220604_112814.jpg Fullscreen capture 5182022 54753 PM.jpg face.jpg angle.jpg profile.jpg side angle.jpg

This is lovely @ecf8503!!! The shank detailing is magnificent!!!!
 
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