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0.61 ct H SI1 H&A round brilliant in platinum solitaire

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walletnotonfire

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Hi PSer's, I've been lurking for a while (months) - gathering, absorbing, searching for information about round brilliants. I think I have done well, but please let me know if something seems amiss, I still have some time for a return! :)

First, thanks for everyone who contributes to all the threads - they are an archive of invaluable information and sources of inspiration...

On to the show:

Stone:
0.61 ct round brilliant
AGS-graded H, SI1, eye-clean
Hearts and arrows
Depth: 60.8%
Table: 56.3%
Crown: 33.9°
Table: 40.9°

Setting:
4-prong, 2.7mm thick band, custom platinum setting from Charles Koll, San Diego
Currently size 6, but will resize likely down to 5.5 or so after the proposal

Some homemade pics to follow... Still can't quite take a good picture of the diamond with 'black' arrows with ambient lighting (reflector arrows, not arrows through H&A viewer)

Thanks for looking and thanks again for everyone's contributions to PS!

-walletsnotonfire

ps-for those wondering on budget (that was one major thing I learned from PS) - diamond was ~$1250, ring was ~$650...


PICTURE 1: Idealscope on loose stone

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walletnotonfire

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PICTURE 2: Hearts on loose stone (trouble focusing on cutlet!)

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walletnotonfire

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PIC 3: Arrows on loose stone

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walletnotonfire

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PIC 4: Stone in setting, head-on, best attempt to get some optical symmetry features!

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walletnotonfire

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PIC 5: Stone in setting - side profile

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walletnotonfire

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PIC 6: Angled shot of stone in setting (my favorite, so far)

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walletnotonfire

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PIC 7: LAST ONE, I PROMISE! Head-on view with some spotlighting from an LED headlamp.

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beechezz

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Very pretty stone and setting! Your pictures are wonderful too! Please come back with pictures after the proposal! She is going to love it!
 

Kelli

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Looks great! That diamond should be a stunner!
 

walletnotonfire

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One more before-on-finger pic... I think I figured out how to get some decent black arrows... dark background + white reflector (white in the place of pink in the idealscope)... still needs some work!!!

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canuk-gal

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HI:

Classic, congrats!

cheers--Sharon
 

akmiss

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The ring looks lovely! Good Luck
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Lorelei

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Looks great! Well done!!
 

whitby_2773

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congratulations and good luck - a very classic ring with a lovely stone :)
 

Maisie

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Thats lovely! I really love the side view where you can see the diamond sitting there!
 

Dreamer_D

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Gorgeous!

PS: If you want a good arrows shot, have the light source coming from behind the diamond... I have the best success placing the ring on a window sill.
 

AmberGretchen

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Beautiful stone and ring
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walletnotonfire

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Thanks for the comments! Dreamer, I''ll try the windowsill (light from behind) camera shot to try and get better arrows!

-walletnotonfire
 

Tuckins1

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Wow, you did a great job!! She''s gonna love it... Hurry back with hand shots!!
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Diamond*Dana

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Beautiful ring, I love this setting!
 

stacy

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Congrats on picking a gorgeous ring! I love the classic, classy look of a diamond solitaire. I can''t wait to see hand shots!
 

icekid

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Beautiful and classic! What a great stone.
 

ckrickett

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lovely stone
 

marcy

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Gorgeous!
 

LtlFirecracker

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Wow, beautiful. I love that setting, the curves around the diamond are really pretty.
 

MMT

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You did a great job, she is going to love it. Good luck with your proposal and please come back with handshots
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geckodani

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Date: 3/31/2009 7:59:49 AM
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You did a great job, she is going to love it. Good luck with your proposal and please come back with handshots
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Ditto that! Great stone and a lovely setting!
 

Porridge

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Looks fabulous! LOL at your screen name too!
 

Indylady

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Its just gorgeous!!
 

diamondseeker2006

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Beautiful and classic! You can''t go wrong with that combination!
 
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