Octagonal Edwardian Platinum OEC Reset
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12-31-2013, 11:29 AM,
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Octagonal Edwardian Platinum OEC Reset
When I got my lovely 8.5mm OEC moissanite, I loved absolutely everything about it, and everything about the setting ... just not necessarily together. Don't get me wrong, I love warm stones (as I've said elsewhere, I'd say mine is the equivalent of an N-O-P range diamond), but the contrast between the white melee and the warm center (see photo below) bugged me a little.

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Soooo ... vintage octagonal Edwardian platinum setting (with no sidestones) to the rescue!

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I popped an OEC spinel (was rather proud of doing my own setting, there!) in for six months or so ....

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... but apparently, 6mm does not satisfy the size queen in me, no matter how lovely the setting.

Sooooooooo ... I had the OEC reset into the octagonal setting, and the old tapered step setting is going to get a bezeled opal down the line. In the meantime ... pics galore!

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12-31-2013, 11:34 AM,
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I really love this stone in this setting. It reduces apparent body color considerably: now it looks more or less the same in hue as my EGL J anniversary ring. And the little boost in visual size provided by the bezel frame doesn't hurt, either!

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12-31-2013, 11:34 AM,
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@Circe I love the new setting! I agree that my moissy shows better without side diamonds as the color difference bothers me too. Where did you find that setting? I'm looking to reset my OEC and I just looked at Hugo kohl and cannot find a setting for an 8.5mm stone Sad
What size is your OEC moissy?

I envy your nerve to pop the old stone out! I'm impressed!
ETA. You set your stone yourself? Eek! Wow

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12-31-2013, 11:42 AM,
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That looks awesome Circe! And I adore you ruby ring with the band. Perfection.

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12-31-2013, 11:49 AM,
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Woah, attack of the giant photos! A pause for a word from our sponse - er, Photobucket - as I quickly try to resize things.

Sandeek, thank you! I found mine on eBay, being sold by a pawn-shop ... I'm guessing the original stone was either popped out for a more modern look by somebody who inherited it as an heirloom, or it was recut, or goodness only knows what else. It took a while to find it, but it was worth it!

Mine is 8.5mm, too - the setting was intended for a 6mm stone (that's the one I set), but my custom guy (who is possibly the most manually talented human being I've ever met in my life - seriously, he does everything from carving cameos in mother of pearl to laser welding to micro-pave to enamel to you name it) is the one who modified it for an 8.5mm stone by welding on prongs. He's a champion. Smile

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12-31-2013, 11:50 AM,
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I love it!

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12-31-2013, 11:51 AM,
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I absolutely love everything about your rings... Breathtaking! LoveLove
Thanks for posting Heart

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12-31-2013, 11:53 AM,
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It looks beautiful in that setting..:-) I just love everything about it..:-)

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12-31-2013, 12:02 PM,
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ARGH! I went and resized them and they are still appearing to be enormous - my apologies for that, ladies. But the show must go on, so .... Toofunny

(12-31-2013, 11:42 AM)jenncent Wrote: That looks awesome Circe! And I adore you ruby ring with the band. Perfection.


Jenn, thank you! I feel like I might be verging on "too much" territory, but since one of my heroes put it best when he said too much is never enough .... Banana

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12-31-2013, 12:03 PM,
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(12-31-2013, 11:50 AM)MrsK Wrote: I love it!

Thanks, MrsK!

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