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bright ice

Ideal_Rock
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This is very similar to what I'm considering - only much smaller! My rounds would only be 1.92ctw. For that reason, I'm not sure it's worth it. I do think it would be lovely tho, so I'm undecided.

I'm working on a pair of J hoops also! 18 x 26/27 pointers - all E colored and ideal specs, individually certed. I currently have 15. I also have a bunch of 20 point stones, so I might pivot and do them in 20 pointers. They're not set until they're set! I think J settings keep the weight down, as you don't have to include a metal hinge.

Sounds like our project lists are almost identical!

:wavey:

@mrs-b if you don’t mind sharing, where have you been souring your ideal cut melee.
 

donnabrsd

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I assume you saw the one Dolly posted on IG with the one rose gold/pink side and the other white.... so pretty.

No. I hadn't seen it. Thanks for letting me know. It's nice to have a few more inspiration photos as I haven't found many similar to this design.
 

caolsen

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I need to really stop looking at Ivy and Rose after a 60 -65 hour work weeks, being exhausted and looking at bling means I buy bling.

Its a late OEC-Tranny 1.29 carat 8 mm M with slight peachy tones in a unplanted 14k white gold setting. Not sure that’s it’s forever setting, but I do like the tab prongs.

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ZestfullyBling

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I need to really stop looking at Ivy and Rose after a 60 -65 hour work weeks, being exhausted and looking at bling means I buy bling.

Its a late OEC-Tranny 1.29 carat 8 mm M with slight peachy tones in a unplanted 14k white gold setting. Not sure that’s it’s forever setting, but I do like the tab prongs.

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Yes. Yes. Yes. So true. Too funny. When DH sees me looking at gems his question is "what you buy now!!??". My reply is always "nothing, I'm just looking". The he says " yeah right:devil:"

I am always totally busted. Then weeks later I have another gem or piece in my possession.

I just can't 'window' shop diamonds!!
8)
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Btw @caolsen , that's a Beautiful 8mm transitional OEC :love:.
 

mrs-b

Ideal_Rock
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Bought my fourth 1/4 ct colorless pear diamond to add to my necklace project. Working on a 19" white gold necklace. Nothing else to report - this will take a while - at least a year or two. Thinking I might do it in stages as I collect the diamonds. We'll see. Plenty to keep me occupied in the meantime (soli re-set, new cluster, new gypsy ring).
 
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Mreader

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I need to really stop looking at Ivy and Rose after a 60 -65 hour work weeks, being exhausted and looking at bling means I buy bling.

Its a late OEC-Tranny 1.29 carat 8 mm M with slight peachy tones in a unplanted 14k white gold setting. Not sure that’s it’s forever setting, but I do like the tab prongs.

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I love this!! I’m also wondering how a 1.29 is 8mm?! That’s a spready stone!
 

MamaBee

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Well, I've finally decided to upgrade. I'm pulling apart my three stone and going back to a solitaire.

This will be my new center stone:

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Interestingly enough, Brittany, who has gone back and forth with me on this for over a year, is currently away from WF on maternity leave. As a result, after all the work Brittany put into this with me, I'll actually be pulling the trigger with the lovely Michelle! Sorry Brittany! Your help, however, was invaluable!

<3

:appl::dance::clap:
 

caolsen

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I love this!! I’m also wondering how a 1.29 is 8mm?! That’s a spready stone!

Me too, but I’ve never been disappointed by Ivy and Rose’s descriptions. given it’s a tranny, leaning towards OEC from the facet pattern, guessing it’s really shallow compared to a modern round.
 

AnastasiaBeaverhausen

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I love this!! I’m also wondering how a 1.29 is 8mm?! That’s a spready stone!
Me too, but I’ve never been disappointed by Ivy and Rose’s descriptions. given it’s a tranny, leaning towards OEC from the facet pattern, guessing it’s really shallow compared to a modern round.

I bought a 1.60ish OEC that was almost 8mm with a depth of 56%. I'm so curious how shallow this 1.29 must be...
 

oncrutchesrightnow

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I need to really stop looking at Ivy and Rose after a 60 -65 hour work weeks, being exhausted and looking at bling means I buy bling.

Its a late OEC-Tranny 1.29 carat 8 mm M with slight peachy tones in a unplanted 14k white gold setting. Not sure that’s it’s forever setting, but I do like the tab prongs.

103B9A02-DCF3-4B2F-A6F3-EDCE12EDE676.jpeg

Sweet! Agree with your assessment of InR.
 

YadaYadaYada

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@AnastasiaBeaverhausen @caolsen @Mreader

I spotted this ring when they first posted it. Is it possible the 8mm is the diameter across for the ring and not just the diamond? It’s a shallow and spread cut but I don’t think it’s an 8mm 1.29.

Of course I could be way off base, just thinking out loud. Either way I’m excited to see when you get it @caolsen :appl:
 

AnastasiaBeaverhausen

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@AnastasiaBeaverhausen @caolsen @Mreader

I spotted this ring when they first posted it. Is it possible the 8mm is the diameter across for the ring and not just the diamond? It’s a shallow and spread cut but I don’t think it’s an 8mm 1.29.

Of course I could be way off base, just thinking out loud. Either way I’m excited to see when you get it @caolsen :appl:

Ahhhh that would make sense. But yes, either way, the ring looks lovely and I hope it looks even better in person!
 

EmeraldEmpress

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I've taken a bit of a jewelry break since adding my Deco Beauty to my collection last summer.

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It's been so hard!! There are some Big Items on my Wishlist for sure; at the top are an Original Art Deco diamond necklace and/or Riviere necklace and an antique yellow diamond pear (likely a ring...) I recently passed one up bc the setting was so similar to my Ezmerelda, but it was lovely and a great deal!! So hard..... but whenever I get frustrated or discouraged, I take a look at my Deco Beauty and remember that she is totally worth it!!! <3
 
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