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18 yr Reset, so excited I can’t even cope!

Dmndsr4evr11

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My original (in avatar), when we got engaged/married, was a 2 ct solitaire on a WG channel set band with princess cuts and a matching channel set wedding band. 18 years and 4 kids later, along with 40lbs of weight gain and 100lbs of weight loss... my poor original had been beaten up, resized so many times... it needed to go down another half a size this year and they told me the channels couldn’t handle any more. I was also sick of the high profile of my solitaire, and the “two rings” thing, always trying to keep them aligned, etc. My husband told me “it’s been 18 years! Pick out something new—anything you want.”

I’d been dreaming of an anniversary 3-stone using my original diamond as the center. I wanted something very simple and classic, no trellis work, clean straight lines, four prongs to square out the stones a bit, and with side stones that would be small enough to let my original stone take center stage. Everyone tried to talk me into a 75% ratio but I knew 0.50 on each side (62ish%) was gonna be the ticket, and once I saw it set... wow. It’s perfect

18k white gold setting, size 4
Center stone: 2.02 G VS2
Side stones: 0.52/0.53 G VS2
Claw prongs, outside prongs of the side stones set closer to the band to help it look a little more tapered
Setting and side diamonds/reset by Joe Escobar Diamonds in CA (they were absolutely lovely, and I’m a customer for life).

I can’t stop looking at it!

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Congrats! Beautiful 3 stone ring!!
 
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MissGotRocks

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Just stunning! Congrats on your anniversary and the ring - you chose well!!
 
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elle_71125

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My original (in avatar), when we got engaged/married, was a 2 ct solitaire on a WG channel set band with princess cuts and a matching channel set wedding band. 18 years and 4 kids later, along with 40lbs of weight gain and 100lbs of weight loss... my poor original had been beaten up, resized so many times... it needed to go down another half a size this year and they told me the channels couldn’t handle any more. I was also sick of the high profile of my solitaire, and the “two rings” thing, always trying to keep them aligned, etc. My husband told me “it’s been 18 years! Pick out something new—anything you want.”

I’d been dreaming of an anniversary 3-stone using my original diamond as the center. I wanted something very simple and classic, no trellis work, clean straight lines, four prongs to square out the stones a bit, and with side stones that would be small enough to let my original stone take center stage. Everyone tried to talk me into a 75% ratio but I knew 0.50 on each side (62ish%) was gonna be the ticket, and once I saw it set... wow. It’s perfect

18k white gold setting, size 4
Center stone: 2.02 G VS2
Side stones: 0.52/0.53 G VS2
Claw prongs, outside prongs of the side stones set closer to the band to help it look a little more tapered
Setting and side diamonds/reset by Joe Escobar Diamonds in CA (they were absolutely lovely, and I’m a customer for life).

I can’t stop looking at it!

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It’s absolutely gorgeous!
 
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dkata

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Perfection! Congratulations to your anniversary!
 

nala

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Gorgeous! I don’t know how I missed this beauty! Talk about finger coverage!
 
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jaysonsmom

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Beautiful ring, and perfect proportions (I’m a little biased) love how elegant it all by itself! Congrats on 18 years!
 
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Sprinkles&Stones

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oh.my.GOODNESS. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your side stone to center stone ratio. I agree, the .52/3 are perfect. I like this better than larger side stones, it really makes the whole thing pop. Feel free to share more pictures with us!!
 
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karylicious

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My original (in avatar), when we got engaged/married, was a 2 ct solitaire on a WG channel set band with princess cuts and a matching channel set wedding band. 18 years and 4 kids later, along with 40lbs of weight gain and 100lbs of weight loss... my poor original had been beaten up, resized so many times... it needed to go down another half a size this year and they told me the channels couldn’t handle any more. I was also sick of the high profile of my solitaire, and the “two rings” thing, always trying to keep them aligned, etc. My husband told me “it’s been 18 years! Pick out something new—anything you want.”

I’d been dreaming of an anniversary 3-stone using my original diamond as the center. I wanted something very simple and classic, no trellis work, clean straight lines, four prongs to square out the stones a bit, and with side stones that would be small enough to let my original stone take center stage. Everyone tried to talk me into a 75% ratio but I knew 0.50 on each side (62ish%) was gonna be the ticket, and once I saw it set... wow. It’s perfect

18k white gold setting, size 4
Center stone: 2.02 G VS2
Side stones: 0.52/0.53 G VS2
Claw prongs, outside prongs of the side stones set closer to the band to help it look a little more tapered
Setting and side diamonds/reset by Joe Escobar Diamonds in CA (they were absolutely lovely, and I’m a customer for life).

I can’t stop looking at it!

85E1B7B7-4FAA-4E64-9E93-F7704C98DBAA.jpeg DCC54426-EAC0-47CE-96B5-52C7ED094BAA.jpeg 721F75FF-CF5C-407C-AF41-8547B739D6B2.jpeg BEAA28F0-8148-49CB-9F73-9779E8B2E89E.jpeg 4EE1F446-7F1E-4F75-A37C-229B638AADAC.jpeg

Gorgeous!
 
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LLJsmom

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A stunningly beautiful 3 stone. I can see why there are more pics of this baby than your real ones! :lol: Enjoy her in health and happiness.
 
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K98

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oh.my.GOODNESS. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your side stone to center stone ratio. I agree, the .52/3 are perfect. I like this better than larger side stones, it really makes the whole thing pop. Feel free to share more pictures with us!!

Thanks, everyone! I think I love it even more now than I did when I first got it!

I did go through a brief period of wondering if maybe I should have gone with even smaller side stones, since my center stone was experiencing some DSS, and since I love the current trend of trilogy engagement rings with tiny side stones. But I reminded myself that my original goal was to have this one ring replace my ER/wedding band set, without it looking like just an ER waiting for its eventual band once the wedding happens. I think it definitely maintains that anniversary ring look, and after having it for a few months, I’m even more content with this ratio. And yes, my phone is full of even more pictures of it... I had a doctor’s appointment under some fancy lights and I texted one of my teens a picture of it (this one humors me—the other rolls her eyes). It also looks great in the lighting over my kitchen sink, even though it skews yellow from my phone case and the color of the light. I love it so much. I wish I had done this years ago!

P.S. My DSS went into remission once I had to venture outside again during quarantine and started to feel really self-conscious about the wall-of-bling effect! It’s definitely got plenty of presence!

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GeorgieQ

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Well I can see why you can't cope....it's STUNNING!!!! :love: and your hands are gorgeous too! I think the proportions of your ring are perfect, you made the right choice. It really is beautiful!
 
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Yimmers

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Congrats on your weight loss journey! That is a magnificent reset. Continue enjoying it!
 
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