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My Circle of Life Pendant-made from Granny's ring
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Those who are regulars to the LIW thread know what a frusterating process this has been....but 9 weeks later I finally have my circle of life pendant and it couldn't be more beautiful!!

Here's the story: my grandmother gave me a diamond ring of hers years ago. She recently passed away and I wanted to make the ring into something I would wear more often. I decided to "recycle" the ring in to a circle of life or "O" pendant. The jewelers used all 19 diamonds from the original ring and even the gold! It was supposed to be a 6 week process. They told me they'd call in a week or two for me to approve the wax. After 5 weeks I finally called them. They informed me they were running behind. The whole project ende up taking 9 weeks....and much frusteration with their customer service. But it's over now and it turned out beautiful. Here are some pics... I will have BF take some more when he is done working in the yard so I can get some neck shots!

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Re: My Circle of Life Pendant-made from Granny's ring
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LCole! YAY! Your pendant is FINALLY done! What an exhausting ordeal. But definately worth the wait!

When I see the diamonds set in the pendant, they're actually a lot bigger than I thought when I compare it to the ring!

Congrats!! I'm happy that you found a way to wear part of an heirloom =)

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Re: My Circle of Life Pendant-made from Granny's ring
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Congratulations! What a sentimental piece!! It looks lovely!!


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Re: My Circle of Life Pendant-made from Granny's ring
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It turned out beautifully and what a neat sentimental piece to have. You can where it close to your heart...just like your grandmother!!~Ronda

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Re: My Circle of Life Pendant-made from Granny's ring
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Congratulations on a beautiful finished product! It looks worth the wait.

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It is beautiful!!!
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Oh LCole - so glad to hear that it is finally completed!! Looks great - and much better than having a ring sit in a drawer somewhere gathering dust.

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Re: My Circle of Life Pendant-made from Granny's ring
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It's absolutely beautiful and what a lovely idea. I'm glad it was worth the wait.

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Thanks for the kind words everyone! I think it turned out just the way I wanted. I have been having a hard time decide what length chain I like best, though. It has been raining all day so no neck shots today but maybe tomorrow then you can all help me decide if you like the 16" chain or the 18"

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Very pretty!! I agree that it kept it's antique appeal. Congrats!!

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Re: My Circle of Life Pendant-made from Granny's ring
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VERY beautiful piece and the sentiment behind it is priceless! I'm looking forward to the neck pics.


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If you don't have either a 16" or 18"...what about a happy medium? A 17",...they are becoming a very common length nowadays. ~Ronda

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I do have both a 16" and an 18" but never even thought about a 17" I'll be popping into the jewelery today to check that out!

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If the 17" is not as common as I think, I am quite sure the jeweler can order one or cut one down. ~Ronda

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Gosh it looks huge!!! And stunning!! And I LOVE it! So glad it all turned out so beeyootifully for you, it's been a long wait! Congrats!


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pretty pretty pretty ! i wish I have a circle of life pendant too...

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Here's some more pics my FF just took really quickly. These are all on the 16" chain.

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Beautiful!

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Re: My Circle of Life Pendant-made from Granny's ring
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Looks great 'on' LCole!!! I like that type of chain (is it box??). I guess the length depends on preference but also what type of shirts you wear. If you wear shirts where the color or hem is high, you might want to opt for a longer chain, and vice versa??

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That looks nice on the 16" chain....I say just keep it on that for awhile~Ronda

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Yea, Snooper, it is a box chain. I think I like it at 16" and I also like this chain better because my 18" isn't a box.

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Ohhh, that looks like a great length - seems to sit just right to me!!

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I just saw the pictures of you wearing... Guess that I am a little behind.

I just wanted to say that I think that it turned out lovely. I am sure that you will enjoy it for a long time.

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