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1.6 for 16 Years!

_dracarys_

Shiny_Rock
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When I was first engaged we knew nothing about diamonds and ended up with a very low quality one. I wore it for 10 years, but I only ever saw the inclusions and poor cut. Since then, I’ve been on the hunt for a new ring. I’ve cycled through morganite, CZ, and three different moissanite rings. They were all beautiful but deep down I knew I wanted a diamond. I got a 0.3ct earth mined solitaire when I turned 40 and while it scratched the diamond itch it did not scratch the size itch.

I’ve had my eye on MMD for awhile now but they were still more than I wanted to spend. I also thought about upgrading my earth mined but even that was more than I wanted to spend for what I would get. I shied away from MMD mostly because nobody had an upgrade policy, but in the end it would still cost me less money to get something now, then get my dream size (2.75-3ct) in a few years than it would be to keep upgrading my earth mined diamond until I got to that size.

Of all the vendors I looked at, I really thought I’d go with With Clarity. Their prices seemed really good, but then I went back to the vendor thread in this forum and found Ritani. I went to the website and within an hour, pulled the trigger finally. It was too good to pass up. My stone is 1.62 ct, L SI1, XXX, 1.4 on the HCA. I was nervous about the inclusion but it was on the edge of the stone and asked if it could be placed under a prong. I honestly can’t even see it. I was also nervous about the color; that an L would be too tinted for me but I love it and it is plenty white to my old eyes. Lower colors allow me to stretch my budget to get a bigger size.
Without further ado, here it is!
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With my OG wedding band:
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Here’s where you can see the tint more prominently, against a cz eternity band:
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I am so in love with this ring. HIGHLY recommend Ritani!
 

FL_runner

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
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Beautiful! The cut looks fantastic and the size is great on your finger! I have a K MRB lab stone and I love it- looks plenty white most of the time but has a bit of warmth sometimes which doesn’t bother me at all! You chose well :love:
 

_dracarys_

Shiny_Rock
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Beautiful! The cut looks fantastic and the size is great on your finger! I have a K MRB lab stone and I love it- looks plenty white most of the time but has a bit of warmth sometimes which doesn’t bother me at all! You chose well :love:

Thank you! I love how different it can look in different environments.

My mined diamond is a K too. I’ll probably always stick to this range to maximize my budget unless I have some major financial windfall someday
 

Kim N

Brilliant_Rock
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It is beautiful and looks perfect on you! I love the classic setting.
 

YadaYadaYada

Ideal_Rock
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Beautiful ring! I admired your moissanite rings when you got them, you have great taste. This is literally the perfect size on your hand.
 

_dracarys_

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vetrik

Shiny_Rock
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Beautiful! It looks so nice and a great size! I have a 1.73 K from Ritani (the price was really great), but yours definitely looks bigger!
 

MMtwo

Ideal_Rock
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This is so beautiful. I would love to see the profile too. The prongs are lovely...just right! I also really fangirl on Ritani settings. Simply beautiful.
 

_dracarys_

Shiny_Rock
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Beautiful! It looks so nice and a great size! I have a 1.73 K from Ritani (the price was really great), but yours definitely looks bigger!

This is so beautiful. I would love to see the profile too. The prongs are lovely...just right! I also really fangirl on Ritani settings. Simply beautiful.

Thank you! Here are some profile shots. You can see the warmth here. This is their ‘high set’ solitaire, but asked them to set the stone low so there wasn’t any gap.
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MMtwo

Ideal_Rock
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Thank you! Here are some profile shots. You can see the warmth here. This is their ‘high set’ solitaire, but asked them to set the stone low so there wasn’t any gap.
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That profile is absolutely stunning. The V is just perfect. Love the size of your stone in this setting. You can see a little color, but there is NOTHING wrong with a little color. I love this ring. You did so well!
 

_dracarys_

Shiny_Rock
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It’s beautiful!!

Thank you! I can't stop staring at it!
That profile is absolutely stunning. The V is just perfect. Love the size of your stone in this setting. You can see a little color, but there is NOTHING wrong with a little color. I love this ring. You did so well!

Thanks! I'm super happy with it. I'll definitely go back to Ritani in the future!
 
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