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#JOTW BN upgrade with IDJ reset

po720

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I am posting from my phone out of excitement and want to first and foremost thank every PS'er that helped and contributed along the way, as well as those who may have no idea who I am but contributed such a wealth of information to PS that I am just as grateful for your time and effort. I am sure I will have to edit this to add names but AC, who found my new stone, you have a place in my heart and on my hand forever :) Mrs. B for all of your suggestions and gorgeous ref pics, Diamondseeker, Queenie, pintobean for your invaluable analysis and advice on the number of choices and msop, teobdl and blue lotus for helping narrow down the choice to the winning stone:
2.62 I VS1
8.94 x 8.99 x 5.38 mm
58, 60, 33.5, 40.8
Set in my original Gabriel setting by the most thoughtful and candid jeweler I've ever come across - and thank you again PS for referring me to - Yekutiel at IDJ. He made a miracle happen and with a turn around that left me shocked (of course in the best way!) to have to return so quickly! Run, don't walk, to IDJ the next time you have some shopping to do ;-)

So here is the before of the new stone and final product, regular phone pics until I figure out how to do anything fancier...

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po720

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One more with my new side view and edited to add that the prongs are pristine... No lumps!!

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ac117

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Ahhhhhh Po I'm really SO happy that it all worked out for you!!! I love the way the ring came out!! :love: :love: :love: The stone looks PHENOMENAL and HUGE on you!!! And Yekutiel really did a beautiful job accommodating the stone into your existing setting and omg those double claw prongs are just tdf :lickout: He really is a gem!! More pics, more pics!!! :appl: :appl:
 

MissGotRocks

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It looks beautiful! We'll need a hundred more photos to be sure - lol!

Stunning - enjoy!!
 

Bayek

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Awww that is beautiful! rocks that shine.. so happy for you.. beautiful..

:appl: :appl: :wavey: :wavey: :love: :love: :love: :drool: :drool:
 

Bonfire

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Wow! That's a handful of bling! :love: :love: Very pretty rings! Enjoy your beautiful upgrade!
 

minousbijoux

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The profile is perfect with your wedding band. Love the detailing.
 

tyty333

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Your set is lovely! :love:
 

mrs-b

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Oh Po!! How gorgeous!! :love:

It looks wonderful and huge and sparkly and white! Great choice - and well done, too, ac117! :appl:

Congratulations on your new sparkly, Po - wear for many years in joy and good health. :) :wavey:
 

Acinom

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What a beautiful and sparkly set! It looks like a bunch of stars is resting on your hand. Beautiful!
 

PintoBean

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My goodness :love: :love: :love: let me tell you - your ring has made me a convert to 4 double prongs! I have always been fearful of 4 prongs making a round diamond looking "squared off", but the way the prongs hug the diamond - hot dang! I'm in love! :love: :love: :love:
 

Gypsy

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Oh it looks AMAZING. And they were able to use your old setting! That's fantastic!!!
 

LLJsmom

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Congratulations on a super blingy set and a fabulous upgrade! :love: :love: :love: Enjoy in good health!
 

po720

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Thank you all so much!!! I owe every single part of the decision making process in this upgrade to PS and to share this with you all is just such a treat. If it were not for Mrs. B and AC I would have initially picked a subpar ~2ct i si1 stone and instead got a super bright 9mm vs1 for not much more :)! And for those who gently encouraged me to go with Blue Nile and IDJ for the setting over a family friend - thank you! Sometimes you just need a nudge to keep your head on straight when you're making such a huge move.

AC, I just have to say again, you really picked the most biggest and highest clarity stone I could have ever imagined, thank you thank you thank you!!

PintoBean and Gypsy and DS: Thank you for all of your input along the way, especially about the setting! I am obsessed with the new prongs. I had invested so much time into learning about picking a stone that I didn't realize the setting requires a whole new breadth of knowledge! The whole experience at IDJ was surreal because I went in not knowing if we would even be able to accommodate the larger stone. When Yekutiel saw the measurements of the new stone, he kind of made a face like "I don't know if we can fit this thing in here..." grabbed a book, asked me what kind of prongs I would like, made a call and grabbed my stone, ering setting and band and said "I'll be back in 5 minutes." I just handed over the single most expensive thing I own to a man I spoke to for maybe 10 minutes and took a deep breath, drank some water and asked to see some 3 and 4ct studs lol... when he came back he told me i was going to be very happy and that was it, I left with just the peace of mind that he said he could do it and he is amazing at what he does. I didn't realize HOW flawless his work would be! The prongs ARE delish!!!

We got away to the beach for the weekend and I took the bling with to check out that medium blue fluor ;-)

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po720

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Thank you LLJsmom! Your solitaire is an inspiration :) Thank you lizzard! I can't wait to see yours!! Thank you so much rockinruby, downsy, poshmommy, bright ice, acinom, tyty, minousbijoux, bonfire, tekate, missgotrocks, luv2sparkle and lambskin for the lovely comments and well wishes. All of your contributions to PS across the many topics provided invaluable help throughout the process and I am so appreciative of the community you have built. :appl: :appl: :wavey:
 

Madison2

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Wow, that is some real bling!
Love your new diamond :appl:
Beautiful and well done!
Congrats!
 

Bayek

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it's so beautiful!!! wow..

love it!!

:wavey: :love: :love:
 

CareBear

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Your new stone is gorgeous! Isn't it extra special when you can re-use your existing setting? It really goes to show which vendors will go above and beyond for their customers!
 
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