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lovedogs

Ideal_Rock
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Sorry to keep in suspense--meetings all day! The one in the black box is being sent back tomorrow. It's just too light for me. I don't see the "brown" as clearly as I do in the other one. The one I prefer is stone 2 in the hand pics.

But stone 1 is gorgeous (it has those awesome fat arrows). Anyone who wants a less obviously brown stone that has a great pink overtone (e.g. everyone except me :oops:) would be thrilled with it.

@Wewechew yeah my pics are horrific. Couldn't do either stone justice! But IRL the choice was 100% clear, and it wasn't even close. Browner stone all the way :)
 

StephanieLynn

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Hmmm so the "too pink" stone is going back??? Hmmmmmm :twisted2:

Just joshing, I'm glad you found your holy grail brown Lovedogs and it will be so fun to see what you do with it!
 

CHRISTY-DANIELLE

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I'm so glad one of them was the winner! Let's see some more pics of your favorite!! And sorry if I missed this, but what are your plans for it? So exciting!
 

bludiva

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:kiss2: i like the more splintery one. hope to see more of these selling in the future!
 

OcnGypZ

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I knew you were going with Brownie... too pink was updated to available on AV's site. And now....for the setting!
 

michellelynn9175

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Sorry to keep in suspense--meetings all day! The one in the black box is being sent back tomorrow. It's just too light for me. I don't see the "brown" as clearly as I do in the other one. The one I prefer is stone 2 in the hand pics.

But stone 1 is gorgeous (it has those awesome fat arrows). Anyone who wants a less obviously brown stone that has a great pink overtone (e.g. everyone except me :oops:) would be thrilled with it.

@Wewechew yeah my pics are horrific. Couldn't do either stone justice! But IRL the choice was 100% clear, and it wasn't even close. Browner stone all the way :)
I’m in agreement actually. Stone 2 stood out to me more as well, but I’m a “Team Brown” like you. ;)2

I cannot wait to see how you set that beauty!
 

lovedogs

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Last few pics before I packed the pink stone away :)
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And no idea about settings other than that I want to really highlight the color. I was thinking about having dk use a partial "cup" to make the color pop even more, and halo of white diamonds for contrast. But gotta save up :)
 

NightOwlInCanada

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I couldn't take it anymore.
I saw the original post on Instagram and was sad to see this gem being sold so quickly... as we were in search of a nice stone to put on a two-tone rose/white gold setting we already have. I couldn't believe it was back on the market, so I bit the bullet! @lovedogs, thank you for providing these pictures, it helped us make the final decision.
Can't wait to receive this gem :kiss2:
 

lovedogs

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I couldn't take it anymore.
I saw the original post on Instagram and was sad to see this gem being sold so quickly... as we were in search of a nice stone to put on a two-tone rose/white gold setting we already have. I couldn't believe it was back on the market, so I bit the bullet! @lovedogs, thank you for providing these pictures, it helped us make the final decision.
Can't wait to receive this gem :kiss2:
yay yay yay, congrats!
 

lovedogs

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Ok now that I don't have to try to take good pics of 2 stones at once I made more of an effort with the one I'm keeping. Bedroom lighting isn't great, but it's dark so these were the best I could do.

Going to try and get good daytime ones tomorrow. Without the lighter one to compare it to, my idiot brain says "is it brown enough???":wall:


But I think it will darken a bit once set, especially if set with a cup and white diamond halo for contrast.
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Starfacet

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Ok now that I don't have to try to take good pics of 2 stones at once I made more of an effort with the one I'm keeping. Bedroom lighting isn't great, but it's dark so these were the best I could do.

Going to try and get good daytime ones tomorrow. Without the lighter one to compare it to, my idiot brain says "is it brown enough???":wall:


But I think it will darken a bit once set, especially if set with a cup and white diamond halo for contrast.
Still looks fab to me! Plenty brown with pink under tones. Yummy!!
 

monipod

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I love them both!

Are they sparkly and gorgeous as you'd imagine a natural diamond to be like?
 

OoohShiny

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I love them both!

Are they sparkly and gorgeous as you'd imagine a natural diamond to be like?
Is the suggestion that MMDs might not look as good as Mined stones? Because both are the same material, and both can look good or bad, depending on clarity and cut ;-) lol
 

monipod

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Is the suggestion that MMDs might not look as good as Mined stones? Because both are the same material, and both can look good or bad, depending on clarity and cut ;-) lol
Not so much 'as good as', but I'm curious to know from someone who may have seen MMDs and earth mined stones together a lot, if there's any perceived difference. Yes, I'm aware they are largely physically identical but I'm also aware of the differences (albeit probably only discernible by a gem technician). There's not a lot of lab diamonds on display here in Australia so I can only rely on those who have had experience with both.
 

OoohShiny

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Not so much 'as good as', but I'm curious to know from someone who may have seen MMDs and earth mined stones together a lot, if there's any perceived difference. Yes, I'm aware they are largely physically identical but I'm also aware of the differences (albeit probably only discernible by a gem technician). There's not a lot of lab diamonds on display here in Australia so I can only rely on those who have had experience with both.
Unless it's a CVD diamond with Stria creating issues, they should look exactly the same until/unless viewed using laboratory equipment!
 
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