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Bosie

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What do you think of the GIA report for .34tcw, RB as follows:

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Fly Girl

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They should be a nice, well-matched sparkly pair of diamonds. You are doing just what I did. I picked a couple of stones off of Blue Nile that had great HCA scores, and had them made into studs. I love them.

Good luck!
 

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They both look really nice to me. Can I ask you ladies... Is this route a lot more cost effective than going with the ready set to go ones from WF? I''m a huge stickler for cut, but I''m not sure just how much perfection I need for half carat (total weight) studs.
 

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Hi Boise,

I take it the pavilion angle for the first is 40.8? If so then they look great, check the diamonds are eyeclean by asking the vendor.
 

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Date: 3/23/2009 11:25:16 AM
Author: Kelli
They both look really nice to me. Can I ask you ladies... Is this route a lot more cost effective than going with the ready set to go ones from WF? I''m a huge stickler for cut, but I''m not sure just how much perfection I need for half carat (total weight) studs.
It depends on actual examples Kel, sometimes maybe it is more cost effective, I think it comes down to who has the diamonds you want, if you can find a match on your own efforts then compare to see which is the most cost effective way. Also if you enjoy the hunt!
 

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Date: 3/23/2009 11:25:16 AM
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They both look really nice to me. Can I ask you ladies... Is this route a lot more cost effective than going with the ready set to go ones from WF? I''m a huge stickler for cut, but I''m not sure just how much perfection I need for half carat (total weight) studs.
Kelli - When I priced mine out, this was definitely the cheapest way to go. I wanted platinum martini settings, and my local jeweler simply beats every on-line vendor on setting costs. He gives good service too, and is a short walk from where I work.
 

Bosie

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Will be seeing them tomorrow in person.

Thanks for all the responses.
 

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Date: 3/23/2009 12:12:43 PM
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Will be seeing them tomorrow in person.

Thanks for all the responses.
Let us know how it goes!
 

Bosie

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L---

Excluding the size and upgrade issue, do you prefer one set over the other?
 

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Date: 3/24/2009 4:53:25 PM
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Excluding the size and upgrade issue, do you prefer one set over the other?
I would probably choose the ACA's as I like the brand and have all the info and images on each diamond to really evaluate the diamonds - but the others could still be a great choice and are a tidge larger - is there much of a difference for price?
 

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I would probably choose the ACA''s as I like the brand and have all the info and images on each diamond to really evaluate the diamonds - but the others could still be a great choice and are a tidge larger - is there much of a difference for price?


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the .34tcw each are $882 for the pair plus setting

the .32tcw ACA''s are $1042 for the pair plus setting
 

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I think both would be lovely for studs.
 

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Date: 3/24/2009 7:04:42 PM
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I would probably choose the ACA''s as I like the brand and have all the info and images on each diamond to really evaluate the diamonds - but the others could still be a great choice and are a tidge larger - is there much of a difference for price?


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the .34tcw each are $882 for the pair plus setting

the .32tcw ACA''s are $1042 for the pair plus setting
So thats $160 difference....I would say this depends on your budget and preference Bosie - you could get very slightly larger looking studs cheaper with a great cut, or you could pay a bit extra and have the pedigree of the ACA''s and the vendor benefits.
 
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