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Re: Examples of double row micro-pave halo?

I was wondering if that would look odd as well, but then I found a few examples and I think it might look better than I originally thought. Here is one from SK's site that I think looks nice: http://www.stevenkirsch.com/engagement/halo/r0115.html For some reason I feel like the second row on the sid...

by LLCALI

January 15th, 2013, 2:24 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Examples of double row micro-pave halo?

Replies: 9

Views: 1210
Examples of double row micro-pave halo?

Hi! I am interested in having an HW style halo created with double row pave - NOT a double halo, but just a second row of pave to enhance the side view of the ring. I have seen many examples of this with bright cut pave, but I'm not interested in that particular style. Can you please show me some ex...

by LLCALI

January 14th, 2013, 6:14 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Examples of double row micro-pave halo?

Replies: 9

Views: 1210
Re: VC Eternity Pave Band - Neo French or U Cut? Any views?

Bumping this, because I am wondering the exact same thing! I would prefer a less "scallopy" looking edge on my halo (don't want it to look like a flower). Is one type of pave better for this than the other?

by LLCALI

September 26th, 2012, 5:46 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: VC Eternity Pave Band - Neo French or U Cut? Any views?

Replies: 2

Views: 470
Re: Thoughts on this RB?

Thanks for the feedback! I read that the HCA often dings 60/60 diamonds unfairly, so I was taking that into consideration as well. My current stone also has a larger table, so I don't think the look would bother me.

by LLCALI

July 3rd, 2012, 1:45 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Thoughts on this RB?

Replies: 3

Views: 130
Thoughts on this RB?

Hi everyone, Can I get your opinion on this 2.01 RB stone? My jeweler sent it over as an option for my trade-in. Measurements 8.19 x 8.17 x 4.95 mm Depth 60.5% Table 60% Crown 13.4% Pavilion 43.9% Crown Angle 33.2° Pavilion Angle 41.3° Girdle THIN TO MEDIUM POLISHED Polish EXCELLENT Symmetry EXCELLE...

by LLCALI

July 3rd, 2012, 12:07 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Thoughts on this RB?

Replies: 3

Views: 130
Re: Nervous About Purchase

You are paying quite a bit for that VVS2 grading, when you likely wouldn't notice the difference between that and an eye clean VS2 or SI1 stone. You will get more bang for your buck if you go down in clarity, and you can also get a larger stone if you are willing to consider something more in the mi...

by LLCALI

July 2nd, 2012, 3:57 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Nervous About Purchase

Replies: 7

Views: 317
Re: I'm now a member of the Victor Canera club!

The ring is gorgeous!!! How does the contrast between your center stone and the melee look? I've been debating between G-H and H-I melee so there is as little noticeable tint as possible...

by LLCALI

June 18th, 2012, 2:37 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: I'm now a member of the Victor Canera club!

Replies: 46

Views: 5186
Re: Very lucky woman - James Meyer goodness

The pic of the dog with the ring is AMAZING!!! So cute!!!!!!

by LLCALI

June 4th, 2012, 3:01 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Very lucky woman - James Meyer goodness

Replies: 62

Views: 2663
Re: August Vintage round decision

I don't think the size difference would be that obvious. If it were me, I would go with the I color with fluorescence!

by LLCALI

May 25th, 2012, 2:24 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: August Vintage round decision

Replies: 16

Views: 1024
Re: NOT loving my setting...

I would love to see more photos of your new ring so we can see it at all angles. I voted for "re-do" not because the ring isn't pretty, but because I know that if it were me, I would have a nagging voice at the back of my head asking if I would have liked it better if it were closer to the...

by LLCALI

May 23rd, 2012, 1:35 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: NOT loving my setting...

Replies: 39

Views: 1046
Re: matching band for this e ring?

I think a channel set band would look nice. I originally had a prong set eternity band with my three stone, and I think it was too distracting. I also think that a regular band will sit fairly flush with that setting, so I wouldn't worry about getting a curved one.

by LLCALI

May 22nd, 2012, 11:00 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: matching band for this e ring?

Replies: 14

Views: 775
Re: three stone ring vs. halo as stand alone e-ring

I have a three stone ring and will soon be resetting into a delicate halo. I personally think halo settings bring more focus to the center stone!

by LLCALI

May 21st, 2012, 4:32 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: three stone ring vs. halo as stand alone e-ring

Replies: 18

Views: 1130
Re: Surprising GIA grade - any insight?

Thank you for the link. I guess I was surprised since the table percentage seemed much larger than the range I've heard you should stick within, and it seems like the top of this diamond would probably be pretty flat.

by LLCALI

May 21st, 2012, 3:57 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Surprising GIA grade - any insight?

Replies: 5

Views: 375
Surprising GIA grade - any insight?

Hi everyone, I am currently looking at GIA stones and my jeweler sent me the following as an option: https://myapps.gia.edu/ReportCheckPortal/getReportData.do?&reportno=6101958911&weight=2.0 Can someone please explain why this stone is rated "very good?" It has a large table and sh...

by LLCALI

May 21st, 2012, 2:59 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Surprising GIA grade - any insight?

Replies: 5

Views: 375

by LLCALI

May 17th, 2012, 5:15 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Had my Cushion stone reset in a Tacori Dantela setting

Replies: 14

Views: 1653
Re: visible size difference between 1 and 1.1ct?

Carat weight doesn't necessarily determine how large a stone looks since all of the weight could be in the bottom of the stone. If size is your goal, you need to compare the mm measurements of each stone to see which one actually faces up larger. That said, a .1 difference is likely not going to be ...

by LLCALI

May 15th, 2012, 12:57 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: visible size difference between 1 and 1.1ct?

Replies: 5

Views: 1134

by LLCALI

May 14th, 2012, 5:33 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: The Fire Thread!

Replies: 1801

Views: 63788

by LLCALI

May 9th, 2012, 4:42 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Show me your....Instagram photos

Replies: 37

Views: 2288
Re: My Victor Canera OEC Split Shank Cushion Halo Ring!

Amazing ring!!! :love: If you don't mind me asking, what color is your center stone, and what color melee did Victor use?

by LLCALI

April 26th, 2012, 12:20 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: My Victor Canera OEC Split Shank Cushion Halo Ring!

Replies: 64

Views: 5190

by LLCALI

April 18th, 2012, 3:48 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: need your opinions which cushion appeals to your eyes the mo

Replies: 21

Views: 364
Re: My heart goes out to this poor guy...

Oh my. I can only imagine the feeling of utter DREAD that must have come over him. I think I would probably pass out cold!!

I'm so glad to hear that a ring was donated to them. It's always so nice to hear of good deeds!

by LLCALI

April 18th, 2012, 3:32 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: My heart goes out to this poor guy...

Replies: 11

Views: 667
Re: EGL Cert - Is This Weird??

Thanks so much for posting that link! Hmmm, very interesting - I was already a bit concerned about chipping due to a cloud inclusion near the surface, but this is definitely not great news. Here is a link to the post I just made in SMTB - I currently have a 3 stone but will be resetting in a halo. ...

by LLCALI

April 16th, 2012, 4:21 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: EGL Cert - Is This Weird??

Replies: 6

Views: 452
Re: Official Intro + Pics of My 2.4 ct RB + Need Opinions :

Thank you so much, everyone! I really appreciate the compliments and advice. I emailed my jeweler to see if he can track down some other options for me. He does get GIA stones from time to time, but he seems to deal mainly with EGL-USA. I definitely agree that I shouldn't spend a ton of money on a n...

by LLCALI

April 16th, 2012, 4:09 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Official Intro + Pics of My 2.4 ct RB + Need Opinions :)

Replies: 10

Views: 1469
Re: EGL Cert - Is This Weird??

Thanks so much for posting that link! Hmmm, very interesting - I was already a bit concerned about chipping due to a cloud inclusion near the surface, but this is definitely not great news. Here is a link to the post I just made in SMTB - I currently have a 3 stone but will be resetting in a halo. h...

by LLCALI

April 15th, 2012, 9:48 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: EGL Cert - Is This Weird??

Replies: 6

Views: 452

by LLCALI

April 15th, 2012, 9:39 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Official Intro + Pics of My 2.4 ct RB + Need Opinions :)

Replies: 10

Views: 1469
Official Intro + Pics of My 2.4 ct RB + Need Opinions :)

Hi everyone! I have been lurking on Pricescope for years now, and I just wanted to say an official "hello" after recently signing up for my own account. I am truly **obsessed** with this site and have learned so much from all of you! I have been married for 6 years now, and I am in the pro...

by LLCALI

April 15th, 2012, 9:38 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Official Intro + Pics of My 2.4 ct RB + Need Opinions :)

Replies: 10

Views: 1469
EGL Cert - Is This Weird??

Hi everyone, I recently upgraded my center stone with the jeweler we've been using for the past 10 years, and I just noticed a few things that have me concerned. When I enter the cert number on EGL USA's website, it comes back with "incorrect report number entered." The date on the cert wa...

by LLCALI

April 15th, 2012, 8:56 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: EGL Cert - Is This Weird??

Replies: 6

Views: 452
Re: EGL-US Diamond- Did I pay a fair price?

Casey - you did your research, looked at multiple stones graded by both GIA and EGL, and found a beautiful stone within your price range - this is something to celebrate!!! When you are working within a budget, you are going to have to sacrifice somewhere - whether it's cut, color, clarity, etc. If ...

by LLCALI

April 12th, 2012, 10:53 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: EGL-US Diamond- Did I pay a fair price?

Replies: 44

Views: 1828
Re: I got to help find a diamond + setting again :)

HOLY COW!!!!!!!!! :love: :love: :love:

My mouth literally just dropped open. That is one AMAZING ring!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by LLCALI

April 6th, 2012, 3:13 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: I got to help find a diamond + setting again :)

Replies: 20

Views: 1803
Re: Large Center Stone in 3 stone setting. Can you go too bi

My current ring has a 2.4ct center and really tiny side stones! It didn't start out this way, but who's going to refuse an upgrade?? :lol: I'm actually going to change my setting soon for something more balanced since this one was made for a MUCH smaller center stone. The difference between my cente...

by LLCALI

March 29th, 2012, 12:54 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Large Center Stone in 3 stone setting. Can you go too big??

Replies: 30

Views: 1414