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  1. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Apr 16, 2019
    I’ve been playing around with ideas for a ring, but this time I wanted 20 pointers and I color for side stones, so I searched Brian Gavin’s website knowing he starts at .18 pointers for loose diamonds.

    I bought 3. I’m trying to pull a project together in my head and so I’ll probably need 6, but will be saving up for this etc. Buy the pieces and then make the ring.

    Here is the first round:
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    I’m taking a chance on the H because the measurements are good and it’s BG.

    He is also running an 8% off promotion for stones .18-.99ctw so that almost offset taxes, which I don’t mind paying because I’m a good citizen in a red state and we need it.

    Emily helped me with them.

    I’m not quite sure what I’m setting yet or how I want to design it, so this will be fun to play with and think about... how the parts relate to the whole.
     
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    by bling_dream19 » Apr 16, 2019
    Exciting! Can't wait to see your creation. And you know it's BG so those diamonds will be soo gorgeous and sparkly!
     
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  3. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Apr 16, 2019
    You know there will be photos!
     
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  4. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Apr 17, 2019
    I'm liking the angles/measurements - should be nice and fiery! :))
     
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  5. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Apr 17, 2019
    I can’t wait to see them, and they will be delivered tomorrow. The only issue is that I get deliveries as late as 9:30ish so I may not be posting them until Friday morning.
     
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  6. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Apr 19, 2019
    Just a note... they haven’t arrived yet.

    We had severe weather yesterday and I think Fed Ex held their trucks for a while, so they didn’t make it to my house yesterday,

    Waiting, waiting, waiting for a delivery today.
     
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  7. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Apr 19, 2019
    I’m really starting to hate fed ex.

    Delivery has been rescheduled to Monday. Driver lied and said attempted delivery at 6 pm. and you know, since I have a broken leg and obliterated knee, I’ve been sitting here looking at the dang front door and there has been no delivery attempt.
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    So now I have to get someone to drive me to the next town tomorrow to go get it.

    They better give BG a shipping refund.
     
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  8. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Apr 20, 2019
    I hate it when delivery drivers don't show up, but don't forget their schedule and amount of work is dictated by the depot, who often give them unrealistic targets to hit!

    Perhaps say you are disappointed by fedex's failure but that you hope realistic driver scheduling is taking place :)

    On a side note, I love your big windows and colour choice for the walls! :))
     
  9. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Apr 20, 2019
    Yes, of course. I get quite prissy these days. o_O

    The color came out darker in the pic than IRL. It’s Benjamin Moore Taos Taupe. :bigsmile:
     
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  10. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Apr 20, 2019
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    I had to go get them. Of course, they are as amazing and sparkly as I expected. For .207s you can absolutely see with the eye the arrows.

    Super cool. I’m delighted.
     
  11. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Apr 20, 2019
    Taken through the container they are in:
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  12. jbake
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    by jbake » Apr 20, 2019
    Those are so perfect! I have a five stone with .20ct stones and wish they were as pretty as these!
     
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  13. SandyK
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    by SandyK » Apr 20, 2019
    Oh man. I don't even have a project in mind, but this thread makes me want to get a couple of these as pet stones! :D They are awesome!
     
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  14. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Apr 20, 2019
    Yes, right. On down days, you can take them out and play with them! Lol

    I’ve been having a pity party, but these have made me smile today.
     
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    by whitewave » Apr 20, 2019
    That is a great idea. If I don’t use them for what I am hoping to, I could always make a 5 stone band.
     
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  16. SandyK
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    by SandyK » Apr 20, 2019
    Lol exactly - and best wishes for your recovery, I definitely can't think of a better remedy than bling for being housebound :D
     
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  17. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Apr 20, 2019
    You speak the truth lol

    I can play with all my melee colored stones too. Everyone plays nicely together.
     
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    by elizat » Apr 20, 2019
    @whitewave those are so pretty!

    I am really sorry you are in the spot you are in and I hope you heal up soon.

    And what a crappy fedex driver. Just saying.
     
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    by RayRay » Apr 20, 2019
    They’re beautiful! And love the entry and color choice too! That’s the exact color I’ve been looking for for our hall bath...I’ll have to write it down!
     
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    by GeliL » Apr 20, 2019
    They are so sparkly! I've been into diamonds lately and lusting over BG diamonds. Looks delicious :geek2:
     
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  21. Dancing Fire
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    by Dancing Fire » Apr 21, 2019
    Yes, A 1.00 ctw 5 stone band :love: :clap:
     
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    by OoohShiny » Apr 21, 2019
    If I may ask the question, how do .20ct stones work out as studs?

    The good lady just wears (terrible, dark, unsparkly) CZs in silver settings at the moment, so I would like to upgrade her (so I can have something else to distract me, other than her CBI stone ;-) :lol: ) but I'm concerned that 4mm stones might be too small?? :???:
     
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  23. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Apr 21, 2019
    I have 1.4 carat tw studs from blue Nile that I upgraded from .88 ctw. Honestly, I LOVED the .88 because they were E color and ideal cut so the were very sparkly. Honestly I thought I would top out at 1.2 ctw, so was a little unsure when I upgraded to the 1.4 F. I don’t have a lot of earlobe real estate, so I thought the 1.4 would be the end all be all.

    Guess what? DSS has begun, and I think I could do larger, but likely won’t. I think I’d rather get super ideal cushion shaped jackets.


    But getting back to your question: I LOVED those .88ctw for the year I had them and really didn’t think they were small because they had so much presence. I only think they were small once I saw the glam in 1.4 ctw.
     
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    Here are some studs that are just about .25ct each, measuring ~3.9mm. I had them reset from a four prong basket into a bezel setting for my sister last Christmas. I do think the bezel makes them look quite a bit bigger.

    I think they’re a lovely every day size (although I did reset mine into pendants and wear 1ctw studs now)
     
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  25. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Apr 22, 2019
    Video. I didn’t want to take them out of the
    Container since the crutches etc so give it a minute and you will see the stone fire. But first you get blinded my the magnet fire.

    Lord knows if I played around and dropped them— I wouldn’t be able to kneel down to find them.


    https://instagram.com/p/BwkaKo3Be46/
     
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  26. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Apr 22, 2019
    Thanks for your replies @whitewave and @jbake! :))

    The video shows them looking great, with discernable contrast patterns and loads of fire :) and the bezel-set earrings are really nice - I'm inclined to agree that the bezel helps them look larger while not dominating them! I have been inclined towards the three-prong settings but now you have me reconsidering :)


    Oh, and I just realised - I probably could have phrased my earlier post better...
    :lol:
     
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  27. SandyK
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    by SandyK » Apr 22, 2019
    Awesome video @whitewave !! In terms of performance, does the size difference make it hard to compare to your CBIs?

    And lol @OoohShiny at the upgrade comment - and a vote for the bezeled studs!! I think they would look awesome, I've been a fan of that look ever since I saw Angelina Jolie with this pair:
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  28. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Apr 23, 2019
    Well, they certainly have that edge to edge fire and scintillation that CBI has.

    But, I’m not upgrading these and CBI wins hands down for that. Plus, CBI doesn’t cut I color small stones (and none .20 size). They do have luxe melee, which may include larger sizes (I think technically .20 might not be melee).

    I’m very happy with these stones!!

    As for my CBI— well, when they distract you in low light from the last season of Game of Thrones— well; that’s special.

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    Blurry, but you get the idea
     
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