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  1. blingymo
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    by blingymo » May 27, 2013
    I'm so excited to show you my new ering. The stone was purchased on the 28th anniversary of our engagement (which was just by chance, not design, so it must have been meant to be). I saw the stone at Intergem in February, and when the show came back a few weeks ago, I contacted the seller and he still had the stone. It is SI2 (eye clean to me, but not in close up photos), was sold as an I/J, but has been appraised as an M, which was a little disappointing. However, to my eye, it is plenty white and since I love it, it is just a letter on a piece of paper. It has medium fluor, and I have ordered a UV light so I can enjoy it - I love fluor! :appl: :love:

    Here is the thread when I first posted about wanting an upgrade. https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/would-you-trade-in-or-buy-new.182399/ I think my husband finally got tired of hearing about it and figured he should get it over with. So now he is joking that before I was wearing his corvette, and now I am wearing his garage. But he does say I work hard and I deserve it. He is glad I am happy.

    I set the new OEC in my original (what's left of it - which is very little since it has had the bottom half of the shank replaced) ering solitaire until I decide what to do with it. I'm mulling settings or possibly leaving it in the solitaire so I can buy lots of bands to change around :Up_to_something:

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  2. BeachGirlG
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    by BeachGirlG » May 27, 2013
    Holy Bling-tastic!!! That is beautiful! :love:
     
  3. bunnycat
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    by bunnycat » May 27, 2013
    WOAHHH! Nice! :love: :love: :love: And congrats on your 28th!
     
  4. YT
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    by YT » May 27, 2013
    Wowoowowowowowowoowowowow!!!!!
     
    


    


  5. motownmama
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    by motownmama » May 27, 2013
    What a rock! Congrats and enjoy!
     
  6. Enerchi
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    by Enerchi » May 27, 2013
    FANTABULOUS!!! Blingymo - its GORGEOUS!! Hmmm.... I'd leave it as is so I could blow WADS more cash and get a huge variety of bands!!!

    Just a stunning diamond!! Enjoy that beauty! :love: :appl: :love:
     
  7. missymoo
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    by missymoo » May 27, 2013
    OH My goodness gracious!! That is absolute heaven. What a lucky ducky you are are!! More pics please. This is not enough!

    :appl: :appl:
     
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    by IE_Princess » May 27, 2013
    It's stunning! Is it very bad that I now have something to aspire to? Maybe for my 30th? You are a lucky woman, and who needs a garage anyway, especially if he doesn't have the Corvette to park in it? Diamonds take up much less space!
     
  9. distracts
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    by distracts » May 27, 2013
    oooooooooh gorgeous! We need tons more pictures!!
     
  10. valmanin
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    by valmanin » May 27, 2013
    Wow wow wow!!! :love: Congrats on the beautiful rock AND your anniversary!
     
    


    


  11. GemFever
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    by GemFever » May 27, 2013
    :love: :love: :love:

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    Congrats Blingy!!! It's beautiful!
     
  12. woofmama
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    by woofmama » May 27, 2013
    Blingy-What a diamond!!!! Holy smokes it's huge :lickout: I love the idea of keeping it in the solitaire and buying many, many bands!
    Then you would have to do a SMTB thread over and over and we would get loads of eye candy :naughty:
     
  13. bright ice
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    by bright ice » May 27, 2013
    OH MY, what a gorgeous diamond :lickout:
     
  14. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » May 27, 2013
    Wow, huge and beautiful!!!! :love: :love: :love: (Just curious, did you get them to adjust the price since the color turned out to be much lower than they estimated?)
     
  15. doberman
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    by doberman » May 27, 2013
    Wow! Fluorescence is very cool. Enjoy!
     
    


    


  16. blingymo
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    by blingymo » May 27, 2013
    I have to say, I am just basking in all your praise - especially since it is not something I will purposefully bring attention to with my everyday crowd. Day to day, it's just for ME to enjoy, but I do love me some PS adoration :oops:

    Enerchi and Woofmama - I am leaning the direction of many bands. The cost is less than a total reset (which I was SHOCKED at how much it cost to swap out the head on my ring!!) and then down the road, who knows. :Up_to_something:

    I had just told DH that we should set a 2 year "deadline." That would bring us to the 30th engagement anniversary and my 50th birthday. But oops, it just kind of fell in my lap! :saint:

    Diamondseeker, no I have not gone back about a price adjustment. I got it on a Saturday with only a 2 day return period (best I could get out of the seller - I am not a negotiator for sure). I took it to an appraiser near the Intergem show that had Saturday hours and good feedback on yelp. He said K/L leaning to K. I was OK with that and emailed the seller that I would be keeping it. When I got the formal paperwork done for insurance, the appraiser near home gave it an M. The jeweler at that store also put it at M (without being told prior what the appraiser said). I was bothered at first, not based on the stone, because I love it and planned to keep it, but based on "did I get what I paid for." DH said it's fine, let it go. I'm not sure I would have a leg to stand on based on the appraiser who looked at it during the return period. It boils down to having the time to get it checked and agreeing to the price based on that.
     
  17. Farleysmom
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    by Farleysmom » May 27, 2013
    Gorgeous ring and wow, what finger coverage. :love: :love: :love:
     
  18. blingymo
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    by blingymo » May 27, 2013
    Oops. Forgot more pics - if I must! :naughty:

    My regret is that I didn't have this when my hands weren't so wrinkly - but I guess I earned the diamond with every wrinkle!

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    by blingymo » May 27, 2013
    I decided to leave the girdle as is for now. The appraiser and goldsmith said they are not chips - just a natural girdle. My husband likes that it is authentic and I can't see the "jagged" edge, so for now it stays au natural.
     
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    by bbziggy » May 27, 2013
    Oh my!! Your stone is just so beautiful! :love: From the pictures it looks so bright. Congratulations! Enjoy your incredible jewel! Sounds like you have a very sweet husband. Lucky lady!! :appl:
     
  21. blingymo
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    by blingymo » May 27, 2013
    Thanks Ziggy. My friends at work call my husband "Dreamboat." He is way more than sweet - and very indulgent! I am luckier to have him and my kids than anything. And on this Memorial Day, I have to say that he is a former Marine Corps pilot, and my son is about to go to flight school for the Air Force. My family is my real jewel :love:
     
  22. arkieb1
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    by arkieb1 » May 27, 2013
    The rock, rocks!!!! It looks huge and wonderful on you!!!!
     
  23. Laila619
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    by Laila619 » May 27, 2013
    It's gorgeous and so huge!!
     
  24. missy
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    by missy » May 27, 2013
    OMG!!!! It's gorgeous!!!!! :love: :love: :love:
    I love it!!! Congratulations and happy anniversary! These old cuts are just so beautiful and amazing and full of personality!!! Wear in much health and happiness!!! :appl:
     
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    by Mayk » May 27, 2013
    Shazam!!!! Goodness... that is simply fantastic!!!! I loved the analogy your husband used about it being his garage...and I tried it on miy husband.. I have more selling to do!!!! :naughty:
     
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    by yennyfire » May 27, 2013
    Happy Anniversary!! That's quite an amazing gift and I'm sure you deserve every point of it...all 4.3 off them!! :love:

    It's a gorgeous ring and couldn't belong to a nicer person! Congrats!!
     
  27. blingymo
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    by blingymo » May 27, 2013
    Aww, thanks Yennyfire! I would never have fallen in love with old cuts without all the beautiful rings and super knowledgeable and helpful people on PS. I'm so glad I found this forum about a year ago. It is SERIOUSLY addicting though!

    Mayk - Keep working on your husband. I've been working on an upgrade for a loooonnnngggg time. :naughty: I've always had a large and beautiful diamond, and this is just a dream come true.
     
  28. luv2sparkle
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    by luv2sparkle » May 27, 2013
    It is a gorgeous sparkler! Congrats!
     
  29. ariel144
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    by ariel144 » May 27, 2013
    Love that stone! It is simply gorgeous. Your husband sounds like a real character and very generous to give up his Corvette...and garage!

    Enjoy your ring. Congrats on 28 years...What are the specs?
     
  30. armywife13
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    by armywife13 » May 27, 2013
    It is absolutely stunning, Blingy!! Congrats on the honker and your anniversary!

    I agree with others who said to leave it in the solitaire. It lets that baby shine and then you can invest in some awesome bands to wear with it!
     

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