- Aug 18, 2013
For some reason, hearing about this process really warmed my heart! You really DESERVE to have the ring of your dreams! I'm so pleased you finally got what you waited so long for - how awesome is that! And how rarely does it happen!Thanks Mrs_b! The setting is amazing to me. All hand forged and hand detailed. I can't believe we almost passed on the center stone. It is gorgeous but looked so yellow in my jewelers showroom. We finally figured out it is a mirror and was reflecting her gold ceiling and my husbands yellow sweater.
It is so clear, only 2 teeny pinpricks on one side that you can't even see under the loupe. Everyone agrees the GIA grader was having a bad day and it really should have been graded VVS1. That's ok by me, less we had to pay.
My yellow diamond ring and this one are so different but this one is 40 years in the making. We used my husband's grandmother's diamond when we first got married and it was a round. If I had had a choice back then it would have probably been an EC. Whenever I would by a fake ring it would always be an EC lol. My first upgrade at 10 years was a princess which was all the rage back then. Still a square stone but not my EC. Then came my yellow. I really, really wanted a yellow diamond, lol. It is a rounded corner radiant, still squareish but not my EC. This time I was looking at OECs and ECs. I love OEC but the ECs were calling me too. My jeweler brought in a 3.68ct OEC that was gorgeous but we kept seeing yellow so we sent it back[sound familiar?]. The EC came next and we figured the yellow issue out. Finally the EC of my dreams! I will still wear my yellow when I'm wearing my yellow diamonds. I love it too. It will not be neglected too badly.
Ha, brown legs courtesy of 2 months in southern FL. It's been in the 80s pretty much every day. Tonight, though, back to reality and cold.
I'm glad I asked YOU that question, rather than you asking me which *I* prefer! I really couldn't choose between them - so that's saying something, as I think you know how much I love your yellow diamond.
My EC setting will make you laugh, I think, when you see it, as it's going to be a combination of a number of things I KNOW you like! And if it's as beautiful as yours, I will be more than happy. Like you, I've wanted an EC for a long time, tho I have to say, my dream ring is a BIG 3 stone - which I hope to get for my 40th anniversary in a few years! My EC will be for my 60th, and goodness knows, I'll need the compensation when *that* hits!
Congratulations to you and J; I hope you have many, many more wonderful years to come!