(Closed) Celebrate imperfect rings thread! Me first! Slight fish eye!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 46
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Buzzing bee

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@Yipeebee  wonky claw prongs!! They drove me nuts at first. But then I kind of made peace with them. And came to appreciate it as what it is. My setting is a 100% hand forged mixed metal one. I mean, I can’t possibly pretend a hand forged setting to be as perfect and precise as a CAD/wax/cast process. I might eventually change my mind. Who knows. 

But right now? It’s imperfectly perfect!!!

Post # 48
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Helper bee

My diamond has a fair sized “cloud” (not sure of the technical term) in one corner of it. It can’t be seen except under magnification. My DH picked out my ering by himself and said that they showed him several different stones and that he ended up picking mine because despite the flaw it’s cut made it much more sparkly. (It is a Leo.) 

Post # 50
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Bumble bee

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@Yipeebee  nope 1 not just you.  Even when I truly love a ring I’ve bought,  I stay a little bit indecisive until I’m out of the return window. …call it a sickness, lol. ..I’m always wondering if I could’ve done better,  or I’ll see another one and think..”daaaaaaamn, I wish I had seen that one first”.   Once there’s no way to exchange or return, then I’m fine though. 

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I have an OEC diamond solitaire which belonged to FI’s grandmother.  I adore it and it is gorgeous and sparkly, but the diamond is sitting in the setting at a slightly crooked angle.  The jeweler said it has no impact on the security of the diamond whatsoever, and trying to fix it would require prying up all of the old prongs which could impact the integrity.  

I am normally very type A, so surprisingly this doesn’t bother me.  I actually have taken to wearing my ring with the same side (higher side) facing the same way all the time.  I’m one of those people who has to have her sheets and blankets facing the “right” way by looking at the placement of the tags, so it actually kind of works for me :-). 

The jeweler said it was a beautiful diamond, and that due to the work involved in cutting a diamond back then they usually chose high quality stones to begin with.  He said there is just one tiny carbon spot in the bottom middle of the stone, but I can’t see it with a naked eye.  I’m kind of glad it’s there since it’s a special family diamond, and as PP’s have mentioned I know to look for the “birthmark” on my stone if it’s ever away from me.

Post # 53
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Bumble bee

One of my small channel set diamonds sits ever so slightly higher than the others. Bothered me at first as I am very pedantic about symmetry etc, but I’ve had it checked and it isn’t going to affect the security of the diamond so I’ve come to accept it and run my finger over it often. Like a little mole, that I have tones of 😉

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