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Author Topic: Halochilds New Purchase
halochild
Post Halochilds New Purchase
on: February 19, 2012, 04:00
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Hello Everyone! As some of y'all know, I love to go to yard/garage sales, thrift stores and such, because you
never know what you are going to find. Reaptat had an awesome find not too long ago with the RVD action
figure at a thrift store. I also love to go to estate sales or auctions. Well, today I hit up on something that
I think is going to turn out to be really cool.

This is a picture of the diamond ring I bought, and I think it is absolutely gorgeous! The brown
diamonds are called "chocolate" diamonds. In the picture, the larger diamond in the middle
looks a little lighter than the others, but it isn't. The flash from the camera made it appear
that way, but all the chocolate diamonds are the same color.

The center chocolate diamond is a one carat SI1 pear shaped diamond, set with only three
prongs. The SI1 rating means it has slight flaws, but is clean to the naked eye. The 8 round
diamonds surrounding the large diamond are .40 carats each, for a total of 3.20 more carats.
They are in what is called a "halo" setting. The band of the ring is covered in smaller
diamonds (50 diamonds of varying sizes on each side). That adds another 1.50 carats to the
ring. The total diamond carat weight on this ring is 5.70 carats.

What tells me this is an older ring is the way it is set, with only three prongs on the pear, and
the halo setting on the round diamonds. Also, underneath the ring, there are heart-shaped
openings on the "breather" area. It really is unique. I've never seen another one like it.

I know y'all are thinking I paid a ton of money for this ring, but . . . are you sitting down? I
literally swiped this ring for $1,300.00. Now I'm no expert, but I've bought enough diamonds
to know a little. My ring is now at my most trusted jeweler being sized for me. (It is a dainty
size 5 1/2, and I'm a 6 1/2.) The appraiser I use won't be back in town until March 2, and
then I will get to find out exactly what this ring is worth, but the jeweler I took it to today is
thinking it could be upward from $20,000.00.

I can't wait to wear it. Anyway, here it is! Yay me!

Image

reaptat
Post Re: Halochilds New Purchase
on: February 19, 2012, 04:31
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That is one HELL of a deal, Halo. Don't lose it before March 2. That would totally suck. And the wife and I were going to stop at the thrift store where I got the RVD figures, but it was packed. We just said hell no. And I did take one of the figures out of the package and it looked really good. The other one is still in the package, just put away right now.

halochild
Post Re: Halochilds New Purchase
on: February 20, 2012, 01:28
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Thanks Reap! The only way I'm losing this ring is if some mudder fudder prys it off my cold dead finger with the jaws of life!! teehee! Congrats again on the awesome cool find on the action figures! It's really great you were able to get two so you could open one up and look at it and still have one to put away and keep.

Bull
Post Re: Halochilds New Purchase
on: February 21, 2012, 19:34
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That is a nice ring.

halochild
Post Re: Halochilds New Purchase
on: February 24, 2012, 03:27
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Thanks, Bull, for the compliment. It's even more gorgeous to see the real thing instead of a picture. These diamonds are just glorious.

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