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Buying my first AVC!

annagene12

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I just caught it in direct sunlight - WOW it is SO sparkly and lively!

I am trying not to rush my choice and want to sleep on it, but I think I would regret sending this back and am excited at the prospect of making it mine permanently, I can't get over how many pretty colors I see reflected in it :D

Not the best photos of it side by side with an antique diamond necklace I have - I don't know much about it, the center is approx. 4.3mm, and I do detect some warmth in the stones for sure - no clue what they'd be graded and they seem to vary - I finally got a loupe and see the OEC petal facets on all of the stones, which is fun - but the color difference is confirming that I prefer the whiter stone for my e-ring and makes it feel very special

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annagene12

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There's nothing like an OEC.

And I see why your old stone bothers you, it looks dull and drab next to the new one (though maybe it just needs to be cleaned?)
You are completely right - I clean/cleaned it OBSESSIVELY - it always looks dirty to me too! I cleaned it in my ultrasonic cleaner right before I put it in a ring box!!! :wall:

When I wear it again - I think it really might do well with a recut but I am no where near deciding on it!
 

annagene12

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Well, I have decided to keep the stone. I can't bear the thought of sending it back. I have a nice overcast day so got to see how it performed - it is just breathtaking to me in all lighting. It is easy to forget in non-PS world, a diamond over 1+ carats is a nice size! It feels comfortable to me, but still has lovely presence.

I am going to go nice and slow for the setting and shop around a lot.

I am going to hunt for antique side stones, preferably pears, I know they are rare - let alone in D-E-F color....but if anyone knows of any, please let me know! I will ask Grace to keep an eye out.

Thanks everyone for your help.
 

annagene12

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Decided on a 3-stone with OEC sides. :) I tried on a bunch of 3-stones with different proportions, including pears. I loved the smaller sides, vs the "wall of bling" that anything above 0.8tcw looked like to me next to my 1.3. I liked pears too, but want real antiques and they are a needle in a haystack and I don't want them cut. My fiance sweetly said that if I ever found genuine pears, I can upgrade in the future if I want.

I like how they are all slightly different, slightly different faceting and personalities...but I think they look nice together! It makes me think of "wabi sabi" - a Japanese, aesthetic concept, where some imperfection is regarded as highly beautiful (I cherish this world view so much, I have it tattooed!)

The sides are uncerted, ~4mm, 0.575tcw
F/G, one is SI1, the other VS1

Very excited! they are going into a platinum bezel

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OdetteOdile

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What a fantastic update. I think a 3 stone ring is going to look beautiful on you. Did you find the new stones locally?
 

annagene12

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What a fantastic update. I think a 3 stone ring is going to look beautiful on you. Did you find the new stones locally?
Aww thank you! I am elated!

I did not find them locally - I tried, but no one could source anything for me. I am actually working with Sako to build my ring!

I did some terrible drawings I sent him for inspo

(Underside view)

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Rfisher

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Decided on a 3-stone with OEC sides. :) I tried on a bunch of 3-stones with different proportions, including pears. I loved the smaller sides, vs the "wall of bling" that anything above 0.8tcw looked like to me next to my 1.3. I liked pears too, but want real antiques and they are a needle in a haystack and I don't want them cut. My fiance sweetly said that if I ever found genuine pears, I can upgrade in the future if I want.

I like how they are all slightly different, slightly different faceting and personalities...but I think they look nice together! It makes me think of "wabi sabi" - a Japanese, aesthetic concept, where some imperfection is regarded as highly beautiful (I cherish this world view so much, I have it tattooed!)

The sides are uncerted, ~4mm, 0.575tcw
F/G, one is SI1, the other VS1

Very excited! they are going into a platinum bezel

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Beautifully put together trio!
:love:
 

elrohwen

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That’s so exciting! The three stones look great together and I love a three stone bezel.
 

annagene12

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The workmanship is amazing. It is the most delicate milgrain I have ever seen.

I caught a glimpse of the ring under trees on an overcast day - WOW- it is like having three little disco balls on my hand! :kiss2: The E color center is crazy white and glorious. I suspect the sides are at least an F, but I think they look perfect- Sako did a great job selecting. They each have tiny little flowery centers. He said he dug through about 20 carats of melee to find them :D

Also included a profile shot. It is the perfect balance of open w/ visual interest for me - easy to clean, but I like much more than a totally open. I also like that all 3 diamonds are level - I know that leaves a decent space beneath the side stones, but I had to choose staggered height or level - and I am happy with my choice. It is ~6.5mm at it's highest off my finger.

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OdetteOdile

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Wow!!! I think you have really finally found the perfect ring for you!! It has been a journey, but I think you needed to go through the journey to discover what you love in a setting and a stone. Wear your beautiful new engagement in health and happiness!! It is gorgeous!!
 

annagene12

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@OdetteOdile I think you are totally right, it was a bit of a long road but I am so pleased with the outcome. I learned a lot along the way, and couldn't have figured it out what I was dissatisfied w/out the help and support of PS!

thank you @winnietucker and @nala , so sweet!!! I think an STMB thread is a fun idea! Once I figure out a video!!!

I am actually getting married tomorrow - and then going on a 2 week honeymoon! Definitely did things up against the wire...HAH! But the road trip will plenty of chances to take blings pics with all sorts of nature's wonders as a backdrop :lol:

And yes @dmack I LOVE the way the crowns peek out- and very excited about the gallery. I sort of had to make it up, and the execution was just like I imagined!
 

Yimmers

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Congratulations! The ring is spectacular! Enjoy your wedding and honeymoon!
 

OboeGal

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The workmanship is amazing. It is the most delicate milgrain I have ever seen.

I caught a glimpse of the ring under trees on an overcast day - WOW- it is like having three little disco balls on my hand! :kiss2: The E color center is crazy white and glorious. I suspect the sides are at least an F, but I think they look perfect- Sako did a great job selecting. They each have tiny little flowery centers. He said he dug through about 20 carats of melee to find them :D

Also included a profile shot. It is the perfect balance of open w/ visual interest for me - easy to clean, but I like much more than a totally open. I also like that all 3 diamonds are level - I know that leaves a decent space beneath the side stones, but I had to choose staggered height or level - and I am happy with my choice. It is ~6.5mm at it's highest off my finger.

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Stunning! I love everything about it!
 

TheGarnetGirl

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Oh it's gorgeous!
Just delicate, classy, old cut gorgeousness!!!!

& A big congratulations to you and your love! Enjoy every moment of your wedding and honey moon!

I hope you both have a long and happy marriage ♥
 
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