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Maisie

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Ok I know you hear from me a lot but I am buying the diamond next week so I need help yet again!


I have decided on my setting so what I need to work out is if it will look good with a .50ct stone. Its going to be a plain shank with 18 x 1.1 aca in halo.

If I am honest we can comfortably afford a .50ct stone. It will be approx 5.2mm diameter. We could push things and go for a .70ct stone but it would be harder to afford.

I suppose I just want it to look really stunning - do you think you can get that effect with a smaller diamond? Will the diamond be noticible in a Halo setting? I am assuming WF won''t use too heavy a halo as that wouldn''t look right........
 

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I think a 0.5 will look gorgeous in a delicate halo . . . good luck Maisie . . . can''t wait to see it.
 

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I am sure it will look very nice no matter what you choose, Maisie...

But why .5 or .7? Is that based on WF''s inventory? Because otherwise I would suggest splitting the difference and looking around .6!
 

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Thank you Julie and Hikerchick! Its great to get other peoples opinion


I think its probably better to stay within our budget, its just so tempting to try and reach for a bigger diamond!
 

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They don''t seem to have anything inbetween .... I''ve looked. I would rather keep everything with Whiteflash if I can. Ideally around .60 would be nicer!
 

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Will it be prong set or bezel set? Honestly I doubt the size differnce will be very noticable. Didn''t someone on here say that less than a mm isn''t destinguishable by the human eye? I think the difference in 0.5 and 0.7 is just about half a mm.
 

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I think I have settled on G. I have a G at the minute and I think its a good colour for me. I don''t think I would drop as far as a K. Thank you for looking though. I really appreciate the help.
 

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Date: 4/18/2007 3:54:02 PM
Author: mercoledi
Will it be prong set or bezel set? Honestly I doubt the size differnce will be very noticable. Didn''t someone on here say that less than a mm isn''t destinguishable by the human eye? I think the difference in 0.5 and 0.7 is just about half a mm.
I''m not sure yet, I am leaning towards bezel so I can protect the stone for when I can upgrade
 

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Date: 4/18/2007 3:51:49 PM
Author: Maisie
They don''t seem to have anything inbetween .... I''ve looked. I would rather keep everything with Whiteflash if I can. Ideally around .60 would be nicer!
Well, that at least explains the jump! When you talk to them I would just ask if they anticipate anything coming in that would be more a more ideal size for YOU.

But, like I said before, you have nothing to worry about with a .5 stone-- it''s going to be great!
 

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Date: 4/18/2007 3:57:23 PM
Author: boston_jeff

Date: 4/18/2007 3:51:49 PM
Author: Maisie
They don''t seem to have anything inbetween .... I''ve looked. I would rather keep everything with Whiteflash if I can. Ideally around .60 would be nicer!
Well, that at least explains the jump! When you talk to them I would just ask if they anticipate anything coming in that would be more a more ideal size for YOU.

But, like I said before, you have nothing to worry about with a .5 stone-- it''s going to be great!
Thank you!!


I think I am just panicking because its getting so close. I wonder if other people behaved like this when they bought their rings......
 

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Date: 4/18/2007 3:59:12 PM
Author: Maisie
I wonder if other people behaved like this when they bought their rings......
Ummm.... Yes. Why do you think there is a
icon on Pricescope?!?!
 

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what will you do with the setting after you upgrade?
 

Maisie

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Lol!!!! That made me laugh!! I think I should start using that face more!!!
 

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Date: 4/18/2007 4:05:52 PM
Author: JulieN
what will you do with the setting after you upgrade?
It depends - If I have a bezel setting I won''t be able to do anything with it. They told me it would have to be destroyed to get the diamond out again.
If I have prongs I would like to put a colored gemstone in. Thats if its possible
 

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I think a .50 will look smashing in your halo setting. The halo does make it look bigger. I can''t wait till your ring is finished maisie!!!
 

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Date: 4/18/2007 4:43:52 PM
Author: Kaleigh
I think a .50 will look smashing in your halo setting. The halo does make it look bigger. I can''t wait till your ring is finished maisie!!!
Thankyou!!! Me too!!!
I really really really can''t wait lol!!!
 

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.50 will look great in a halo - it really does go a long way in making the stone seem even bigger!!
 

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Date: 4/18/2007 4:46:56 PM
Author: FireGoddess
.50 will look great in a halo - it really does go a long way in making the stone seem even bigger!!
Yey!!!!! So it will look big even though its only .50 - - - thats fab!!!
 

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It''s going to be bootiful.
 

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Date: 4/18/2007 5:00:23 PM
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Just like you - bootiful Ellen
Thankies Maise. There''s a joke in there, but I''ll pass.
 

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I say go for the one you can afford better and then you can enjoy it without guilt :)

It sounds like its going to be beautiful!!
 

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Date: 4/18/2007 5:05:26 PM
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Date: 4/18/2007 5:00:23 PM
Author: Maisie
Just like you - bootiful Ellen
Thankies Maise. There''s a joke in there, but I''ll pass.
Oh no; you guys are tooooo funny!!!!
LOL LOL LOL!

I can''t wait to see your ring! It is going to be gorgeous sweetie
 

Maisie

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Thank you skippy!! I will totally photograph my ring to within an inch of its life!!!
 

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Have you found a stone yet???
 

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Date: 4/18/2007 5:14:50 PM
Author: amylikesrocks
I say go for the one you can afford better and then you can enjoy it without guilt :)

It sounds like its going to be beautiful!!
You are right, I would have felt guilty spending more than we should
 
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