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Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by o0olibelulao0o, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. So my fiance (a fellow forum member) proposed last night on the St Charles Streetcar. My ring is Art Deco, from the 1920s, is both white and yellow gold and has a european cut diamond.

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  2. Gorgeous ring.......... Congratulations :D
     
  3. Congratulations Lillie! Beautiful ring!
     
  4. Wow, I bet that made everyone's day on the streetcar! (It's been a slight dream of mine to have passengers on a car I'm operating fall in love/propose/even marry.) That's a lovely ring, and I wish you two the best!


    -Steven
     
  5. C-dot

    C-dot Call Me a Cab

    That ring is exquisite! He's a keeper for sure ;) Many congratulations to you both!
     
  6. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

    Absolutely beautiful! Congrats!!!
     
  7. thedanu

    thedanu Familiar Face

    delicious ring! congratulations to both of you :-D
     
  8. Beautiful ring, and congratulations!!
     
  9. Congratulations! :)

    ..and the ring is beautiful! I inherited golden ring, that looks like that one.. But, inheritance ring is not as important as engagement ring! lol
     
  10. Miss Peach

    Miss Peach One of the Regulars

    Mine was designed by my fiancé. Rose gold and an ode to art nouveau. It has claw feet holding the diamond in the setting. The diamond is his great-great grandmother's european cut round diamond.

    I still cannot believe how beautiful and how "me" it really is.
     
  11. We couldn't afford anything too fancy but this was basically a smaller version of a similar pear shaped sapphire surrounded by diamonds vintage ring I saw and admired (which was 5,000 USD). It's pretty enough and I don't worry as much about losing it as I would with a really pricey ring, since while cooking, grooming, or cleaning it seems I'm always taking the thing off. My ring needs a cleaning badly, is taking it to a jeweler the only option or can I do it at home? It's white gold.
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  12. Gorgeous ring :)

    All you need is a toothbrush and some jewelry cleaner (sold anywhere, like walmart) and it will sparkle like new.
     
  13. C-dot

    C-dot Call Me a Cab

    Ditto what rue says. There are very good ones that come with little dipping baskets and brushes. I use one of these for my jewelry which is all white gold. :)

    (As an aside: be careful not to do this too often, or to soak it for too long - The cleaner can become corrosive!)
     
  14. Thanks ladies, I actually just cleaned it and it looks sooooo much better! I'm sticking out my hand and looking at it all the time now like I just got it. This was actually the first time I cleaned it (had it a year now), it was so dirty there were like 3-4 diamonds you couldn't see anymore. Shame on me. In my defense I thought you had to get white gold "re-rhodiumized"..
     
  15. It is recommended that you get your white gold re-rhodiumed from time to time, but I've had my wedding ring 5 years and haven't had it done yet!
     
  16. LinaSofia

    LinaSofia A-List Customer

    Beautiful ring NataliaLaGata! I love sapphires and diamonds together!

    I tend to clean my ring with a tooth brush and washing up liquid and that works really well :) But mine is platinum so I don't need to worry about corroding the 'silver'. I have my mother's old engagement ring in white gold and it's just got a slight gold tone coming through, she wore it for about 5 years and didn't have it re-plated.

    I inherited a really special ring, it's a dress ring in gold with a green semi-precious stone which my grandmother had made out of my great-grandfather's wedding ring.
     
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    Here's my set. The stone is from my paternal grandmother's ring, married Christmas Day 1915. The rings are my mother's Orange Blossom set from 1948.
    My husband and I got married (after years of cohabitation) a few years ago: a courthouse wedding, very small. My stepson witnessed for us. That's how small! I decided I wanted a set to wear even though we didn't exchange rings, so I had the set cleaned, resized, and the jeweler turned the stone so the single chip is hidden by the setting.
    I don't wear it very often, since I would be just horrified if I lost it!
     
  18. Grant Fan

    Grant Fan Practically Family

    here is my engagement ring. I had zero say in it, he picked it on his own. I think it is very vintage feeling. May people have asked how old it is. when I asked him why he picked it, he said it seemed like something I would wear. He was correct.
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    and here are both together. I had my heart set on a vintage style band. all the research I did showed that these carved style rings were very popular. I also don't like to be super matchy. ( I took this photo a couple of days after our wedding, I wanted our wedding rings and our class rings in there, it's is the best I have
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  19. Grant Fan

    Grant Fan Practically Family

    oh side not for a cleaner. I line a bowl with a piece of tin foil and put in a tablespoon each of baking soda, salt, and dawn dish soap. then I dump in a cup of boiling water. Let your rings sit until the water is cool, then rinse them in cold water and dry them with a lint free rag, and they look as good as new. And the best part is it no harsh chemicals.
     
  20. When we married, fancy rings were far out of the budget, so my engagement ring cost 25 pounds on the High Street, and over the years a couple of the diamond 'crumbs' fell out, so I had to stop wearing it. Last summer, over a date night dinner, he told me, "put down the bread". I did, and he produced a heart-shaped box, containing this lovely vintage ring. Moved me to tears.

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