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bright&shiny

Shiny_Rock
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Hi there - so, it looks like new studs aren't in the budget at the moment because our state and several of the surrounding states are on a "Pause". So, what about jackets? They are common 0.60ish 5mm (1.2 tow) RBs, so nothing spectacular, and certainly not the 2-3 ACA's my dh is planning on. In the meantime - and since it's cyber Monday - any suggestions? I saw BDG's sale, but it seems theirs are for .3 - .5 stones. I'm also not certain my studs will stand up to his beautiful mele :) Thanks in advance.
 

tyty333

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So are you planning on upgrading your studs at some point?

1/2 carat stones usually are about 5mm-ish. You're saying your .6 stones are 5mm? .6 should be closer to 5.4mm-ish.
 

heididdl

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IDjewelry best jackets 479021 479020 478356 sorry photos are so bad but I love my F color VS jackets. They were not expensive and they are gorgeous I also wear them with my garnet studs and sapphire studs
 

bright&shiny

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So are you planning on upgrading your studs at some point?

1/2 carat stones usually are about 5mm-ish. You're saying your .6 stones are 5mm? .6 should be closer to 5.4mm-ish.

@tyty333 it is entirely possible they are a smidge larger than 5mm. My only source today was a seam measure from my sewing kit and it’s not remarkably precise. I should have a better quality one when dh comes home. I’ll post the final measurements then.

And yes, at some point I will be updating to a better cut (ACA’s probably, although I’m super interested in the various conversations about light return - or lack there of - while wearing diamonds as stud earrings. So it may be different cut quality than ACA) but will definitely be larger, cleaner, and better cut than the pair I have now.
 

bright&shiny

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IDjewelry best jackets fullsizerender__6_6.jpg fullsizerender__5_5.jpg img_13725.jpg sorry photos are so bad but I love my F color VS jackets. They were not expensive and they are gorgeous I also wear them with my garnet studs and sapphire studs

Thank you - they look great. :)
 

bright&shiny

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No digital calipers at home - bummer. DH has them at the office and will bring home. We did some close up shots, though and they are a smidge over 5 mm but not 6 mm. That’s not specific enough, but it’s what I have to work with tonight. The photos attached are affected by the camera’s angle, but the diamond girdle is laid right on 3cm Mark edge. C919B6E3-71BB-4619-8A1A-C76557133F2C.jpeg
 

tyty333

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What would be your plans for the jackets when you upgrade your studs? Just making sure that jackets for studs you are planning on upgrading in
the future is a worthwhile investment.

Edit - perhaps you can have them made big enough to support larger stones in the future. They might have an airline with your current stones
though. Something to consider.
 

bright&shiny

Shiny_Rock
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What would be your plans for the jackets when you upgrade your studs? Just making sure that jackets for studs you are planning on upgrading in
the future is a worthwhile investment.

Edit - perhaps you can have them made big enough to support larger stones in the future. They might have an airline with your current stones
though. Something to consider.

That’s a great consideration. My plan was to have them relegated to the current studs - but perhaps I can plan to do as you’ve described. Generally, I don’t live the look of smaller studs in larger jackets, but I’ll look and see if there is something that can spark a little fire. :) Thanks for the suggestion.
 

Mong

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I don’t know if you like other shape of jacket but I saw on whiteflash website clover jacket, it seems a lot more forgiving in term of center stone size !
 

bright&shiny

Shiny_Rock
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I don’t know if you like other shape of jacket but I saw on whiteflash website clover jacket, it seems a lot more forgiving in term of center stone size !

Thank you - I completely missed them!
 
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