Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A MAH-JOR reveal! My new e-ring & wedding band!


My Original engagement ring and wedding band set :)

I absolutely LOVED my original setting that the hubs picked out for me but I think it might have been a bit more modern and classical then I am haha as I prefer more antique estate jewelry. 


The hubs and I agreed to have my center stone re-set for our wedding anniversary but seeing as how we won't be in the US during our anniversary the hubs said we should have it re-set for my birthday WOOHOO! :)


 Presenting my newly re-set engagement ring! :)


I love my new setting because it has a very vintage feel to it. The hubs picked out a 3 stone ring for me for my original engagement ring and I wanted to keep with the same motif for my new setting. I also loved that he was smart enough to pick out such unique pear shapes side stones for my original e-ring. 


For my new ring I wanted unique sidestones as well so I chose moonstones! These were nearly impossible to find because half moon stones are extremely rare.


My new engagement ring with my original wedding band didn't quite match since my new e-ring is more of a vintage vibe and my wedding band is much more classically modern.

It just so happened that I had lost a diamond pendant that the hubs had given me as a gift a few years ago.  Luckily we had insured my pendant with jewelry insurance (always make sure you insure your fine jewelry - I cannot stress that enough!)   However the company the hubs had purchased the pendant was no longer making that particular pendant so our insurance company they said we could pick anything within our insured price range.  So I decided to pick a new wedding band to go with my new engagement ring :)!  WOOT WOOT!


It's an asscher cut band! 

I love it because it's a nice contrast against the my round e-ring because of the square shape and I think really offsets all the busy-ness of my e-ring.  I also love it because it's "blingy" enough to wear alone without my e-ring if I'm running errands and don't want to wear my full wedding set.



Now I wear my original wedding band on my right hand :)

To say that I love sparkly diamonds is an understatement of EPIC proportions hahaha.


How ADORBS is this Birthday card the hubs made for me <3!!!

100 comments:

  1. Lovely!! You are such a lucky girl s2

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    1. Those are amazing rings I've ever seen so far. Those wedding rings make me think of those good time I've had with my husband at the time we married... He bought me "Vintage Engagement Rings" and then a great wedding ring with art deco.... Thanks for the great write up!

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  2. Very pretty. I love both your old and new set. :)

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  3. zomfg!!!!!!! Both are stunning. you are so lucky and your nails are too damn cute

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  4. Happy Birthday!!! That thing is massive! I love the wedding band cut a lot (ascher). I actually want a wedding band as an engagement ring instead of one stone. Something like your wedding band but with bigger diamonds would make me one happy gal. Haha. I think I'm the only one who wants a ring like that. LoL

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  5. gorgeous rings!!!! And your nails definitely add more bling (love it!)

    happy birthday too!!! :D

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  6. Gorgeous rings!! I've never seen the half moon diamonds before!! You took AMAZING photos of your ring. I give you many E-props blog girl friend! <3 Thank you for sharing your bling!

    Happy Birthday Lisa! <3

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  7. Gorgeous! I love your choices!

    That card is too cute! And I love your polish in the first pic! :p

    And, Happy Birthday!! :)

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  8. OMG Gorgeous rings. I love how antique and estate feeling your new re-set ring is. ^^

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  9. Holy Moly Girl and WOWWW!!!

    The rings look gorgeous on you and you are one lucky girl! Your husband sure knows how to make us all go gagaga with happy jealous eyes...yesss I am slightly envious lol! It's super nice of you to share it with us!

    =) I just realized that you are going to move to Germany! That's awesomeeee! Have a safe trip!

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  10. wow,.. so pretty..
    i love it...
    such a unique rings...

    ow i love the last pic too

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  11. eeeeekkk!! lucky girl! I'm in the process of either upgrading my diamond or changing the setting so love to see how yours turned out. I love it so much, so unique and so you!!

    Happy birthday darling!

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  12. oh dayummm gurrrl! you got more bling than a rap star LOL so pretty!!! happy early anniverssary!!! and hope you had a great birthday too! ♥

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  13. wow, your rings are both breathtaking!!! :D

    <3, Mimi
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  14. Gorgeous re done ring, congrats! I like you nails too ;)

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  15. omgosh ! Seriously that is quite a stunner...nothing short of fabulous !!

    xxLily
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  16. Aww Lisa, Lucas is so sweet!

    i LOVE looking at your beautiful ring! it's gorgeous!!!! talk about BLING!!!!

    oh and LOVE the new wedding band! soooo pretty! I wish I could have seen it all in person!!!!!!!! =P

    congrats and happy belated birthday! =)

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  17. Amazing!!! That's all I have to say... Lol

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  18. Happy belated!! Your new ring looks extra bling-y and stunning. :D I got my rings at Bailey, Banks and Biddle too but then they sadly closed up shop in Cali due to the recession. T_T Did you order yours online or did you visit a BBB store out of state?

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  19. OMGOSH! Your new engagement ring is so pretty!! :) i absolutely love it!

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  20. The vintage feel is so classic and so stunning. I think I mentioned this before, but you have amazing taste. If I ever get married, I hope you can give me ring advice ;)

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  21. Wow! Your hubby really dotes on you a lot and he has very fine taste for a gentleman. The diamond ring looks really classic and vintage. I love what you did to your nails in the first picture.

    RYC:
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  22. its official, u have the best hubby ever!!! i love that card, so cute!

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  23. awwww i love the ring and the band! i also like your nail polishes haha! ^_^

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  24. You guys are such a cute couple. Besides the gorge new ring, the card is so sweet. How do you rebuttal with the gifts?! Do tell.

    richelle
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  25. Happy Happy Birthday!! <3

    Love your new ring..so gorgeous...

    xo

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  26. Wooow how pretty!!! They both suit you well and your wedding band is lo-lo-lo-lovely! x

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  27. OMG!! Such a pretty ring! Actually no words can describe how pretty your ring is...

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  28. i cannot stress enough on how sweet your husband is! :) the card is so cute and such a sincere gesture to show his love and care :) your ring reminds me so much of the hellokitty ribbon,just with the centre bigger ^^ Happy Birthday,or belated! :)

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  29. I love them both but if I had to choose I'd pick your new one. Love it thanks for sharing!

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  30. awww he's so sweeet! and Damn, that ring is HUGE! love it!

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  31. OMG how cute (the card)!! and wahwahwahwowwza! The a ginormous ring!! I love the before and after as well, but the re-set one is definitely unique looking. Happy Birthday!

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  32. Wow girl, you are very fortunate. I love the new ring!

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  33. omgomg. The ring is breathtaking! :O

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  34. so sweet!!!! and that is one GORGEOUS ring!!!!!!!!! love the card :p

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  35. Nice. I like the vintage feel and the band is perfect for your fingers :)

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  36. I am almost blind by looking at your new bling bling. Newer and bigger than everrrr. Your rings put both of mine to shame, girl. Your hub gets a vote from me for husband of the year award, he truly spoils you.

    I love diamonds and platinum. Too bad they don't hold value so well like gold.

    Girlie, I hope you can survive without access to Asian food in SA.

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  37. He has great taste and omg woman all that blong on one hand!! Jelly but hppy for you and to many many more anniversaries.

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  38. Amazing! Lucky lucky U! :)

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  39. Omg Lisa, that is beautiful!! You've got excellent taste, my dear.
    Why do I always seem to be gushing when ever I read your blog? lol you've such gorgeous things!
    Happy Birthday, sweets!

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  40. OH MY GOSH, those are gorgeous and amazing. you have the best taste. happy bday belle!

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  41. Beautiful! It is so sparkly and eye catching! I could stare at it for days!

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  42. oh my goodnessss that is one blingy ring! ahh so gorgeous, lisa!

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  43. WOW!! You could knock someone's eye out with that! I'm so so jelly. It's so sweet of your hubby to get you a new ring. It's gorgeous!

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  44. sorry - i was blinded by my computer screen. haha. seriously, that is a beautiful set. i, too, love unique rings, settings, and stones (have i showed you my set?) so i of course am in love with your rings.

    also, how adorbs is your hubs and his creative little card? pq made me a card once - it was drawn in pen with stick figures and what i believe was supposed to be a heart...

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  45. Wow, this is gorgeous Lisa - I echo earlier comments that I think I was blinded! You did a great job with the reset, beautiful beautiful beautiful and I love your blingy band! I chose a delicate band for my wedding band and now I want a big blingy one too!!

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  46. shineyyyyyy. have i ever told you how lucky you are? hahaha they look wonderful hun, its a good thing when your man has taste! (it's unfortunate that mine doesn't LOL)

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  47. Lurrrrrve both rings!!! & the card is sooo adorable :) You are one lucky girl~

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  48. I love the new bling! XD A girl can never have enough diamonds. The card is so adorablee too!

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  49. Lisa, what the heck? Is that a skating ring on your hand? How will you be able to function in daily life with a rock that big? Haha. Absolutely gorgeous. Once again, your hubby did a great job. Tell him he's made it a lot harder for normal guys to buy jewelery now- he's set the bar! hahaha! Thanks for the post :)

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  50. oh wow.... That is a gorgeous piece! I absolutely love vintage rings, but yours is way off the scales of AMAZEBALLS! I have no words! :)
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  51. love the ring and cute!

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  52. This ring is gorgeous! The original was pretty but the new one even more fabulous! What a lovely birthday present and I am sure it has some major blinding effect! Enjoy!

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  53. Your rings are so beautiful! Props to your husband for such great taste!

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  54. i like vintage setting as well. classic.

    your hubby is so lovely to make diy card. sweet.

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  55. Gorgeous rings!! So sparkly!

    Becca
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  56. Your new set is gorgeous and stands out even more. :)

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  57. the rings are just gorgeous ~~~ love the re-setted ring, love it's feel =]

    the card is darling~

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  58. OMG!!!sparkly!!!love it!awww...too sweet!

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  59. omg. so stunning. thanks for another amazing post. Would love if you'd check out my brand new CELEBRITY TREND REPORT and see pics from my latest stroll through Beverly Hills. Thanks love. xoxo

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  60. Wow! That's the only word I can say with your new e-ring.

    But please don't kill me. I like the old one better. :)

    Your doggies are super cute. I'm glad they travel well with you. Really remind me of my old doggy at home. :)

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  61. aw~~~the card is soooo cute, my hubby always draws cute thingy on the card he gives me~~~haha~~~i like the 3 stone setting too, and i agree it definitely has a vintage vibe to it~~~to be honest i like both~~~hehe


    Jessy

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  62. aww congratulations! i love the new, vintage setting. it's beautiful! as my bf & i are looking at settings, i'm always having a hard time deciding, i keep going back & forth!

    xoxo, steph
    hoisinivy.com

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  63. Thanks, girl! Ooh, maybe I have a reason now to visit Texas (aside from the awesome BBQ of course). ;) Mine is from the Vera Wang line (before that too folded). *sigh*

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  64. i love the new ring! i love vintage like pieces and your ring is fantastic!

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  65. Lisa it is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! They did such an amazing job...love the vintage antique feel to it. You a lucky girl!! xo

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  66. Your ring is out of control gorgeous! xo

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  67. Awww, your hubby is so sweet! I know I say that a lot! Your new e-ring is OMG BEAUTIFUL - the vintage feel to it really suits you and yay for getting to pick a new wedding band too!

    Hubby promised that I get to upgrade my wedding band during our 10th anniversary (now just a plain platinum band) with diamonds and seeing yours makes me so much more excited about this prospect LOL!

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  68. So pretty! Love it! Enjoy your birthday too.

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  69. That is absolutely STUNNING, Lisa!! <3

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  70. I hope you had a great birthday! your engagement ring is just stunning! SO beautiful :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  71. Nice piece of rock. I am thinking of resetting a diamond into bezel setting with micro pave diamonds. : )

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  72. Gorgeous sparkle! I need a diamond like that in my life, LOL


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  73. wow it's amazing what can be done out of two completely different ring-models. i love the newer versions!!

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  74. Girl, you always make me drool! I love your jewelry! *starring at your rings*
    I wish my boyfriend could ever afford giving me something like that as a gift. But I guess that's only daydreaming *lol*

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  75. im happy to hear it was insured! and i lvoe your naisl and the rings :3

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  76. OMG! I thought your first set was gorgeous. Your new one is beyond words!

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  77. awww sooo sweet! i love the newly re-sent engagement ring! It's vintagey!

    vanessa

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  78. As much as I wanna say how beautiful and gorgeous your ring is, the first thing that pops into my mind is HUGE! GIGANTIC! Whoooooo! hahahaha You're a lucky girl! =D I love your new antique setting now, you practically got a new set of rings hahaha Thanks for the tip about insuring fine jewelry, though I have none it's a great thing to remember and keep in mind! When are you two officially making the move to Germany?! I can't wait to see your posts once you move and settle there! It's going to make this amazing blog even more.....amazing!!! LOL

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  79. AHHHHHHHHHHH. I'm drooling over your ring!!! IT'S WAY TOO GORGEOUS. Soooo shiny and ahh! Perfect! Definitely unique too! SO jealous.

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  80. Ahh! Happy Birthday and that new set is hugeee. (: Woohoo! I love the old one too but the new one is like beyond words! :D

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  81. sparkle, shine, bling...diamonds diamonds and more diamonds. What a beauty! Luv it! Happy Birthday!

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  82. i'm still jealous of your pretty wedding band >.< but then again, i wouldn't wear it because i'm not into rings. i have a wedding band but it's so simple that i barely even know that it's there :]

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  83. OH my god. The new setting is absolutely STUNNING! You are one lucky lady!


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  84. Wow, your husband has great taste! I would love to steal your designer clothes collection and your diamonds! :D

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  85. soo pretty
    congrats:D
    lots of love
    xx
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  86. How sweet of him!! And that is one gorgoues ring goes well with your nail polish.

    Jackie

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  87. How lucky are you?? Your new setting is insanely gorgeous!

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  88. Oh, wonderful rings! I want them!!!!:)

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  89. How nice! I love the ring, it's beautiful! =) You have great taste hun. xoxo Terri

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  90. Oh goodness Lisa! Wow wow wow! I love BOTH sets! But in your new setting, your diamond is like "ShaZaam! Here I am!"
    And your Asscher eternity bad? I die!
    Seems like a wonderful birthday doll!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  91. I know everyone has commented on the rings (as they are truly beautiful and amazingly perfect ) but I just want to say that has to be the cutest freaking card I have ever seen a man pull together in my life. Your one lucky lady !!!!! xxx

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  92. that ring is sooo gorgeous but im sure u probably heard it all already :) your hubby is so sweet for just making you that awesome card!!

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  93. Such a pretty ring! I'm about to get engaged and i really can't choose one! It's so hard!

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