Find your diamond
Find your jewelry
shape
carat
color
clarity

Emerald cut diamond eternity / Solitaire engagement

Chestermana

Rough_Rock
Trade
Joined
Jul 9, 2020
Messages
13
Hi
New to PS but a long time lurker!
I last year I bought a lovely solitaire engagement ring for my lovely wife. She has swollen knuckles, so needs a size 9 US, her old engagement enaggement ring wouldn’t fit, she well deserved it. On advice from PS & others, we went with Whiteflash In Houston, Brittany was fantastic. We live in the UK, but have pay over the odds for nice jewellery here, so went with a US vendor. It proved remarkably painless, apart from having to pay tax and duty to UK customs as well. The solitaire is a 1.96 G SI1 a cut above, in a simple platinum cathedral setting, size 9
Earlier this year, I started looking for something for her for our anniversary, a pressie for suffering me for months of lockdown (not easy). I really liked some of the emerald cut eternity bands posted on PS, and settled on another US import, from ID jewelry in NYC. Jonna was brilliant. In June my wife received her gorgeous EC diamond full eternity band, 22 EC diamonds, F VS1, approaching 8.6 CTW, in a delicate “airline” u-prong platinum setting, size 9.25.
She has another full eternity, from UK vendor Jeremy Fisher, round diamonds, 2 CTW, in a platinum channel setting size.
She stacks the 2 eternities either side of the engagement ring, with a 2 mm spacer. The EC eternity is tall, would foul her engagement ring and cut into the prongs over time, hence the spacer.
Normally ladies seem to wear EC eternities with matching EC engagement rings, but I had an inkling the mix of emerald and round diamonds would look great, she agreeS, which is all that matters. She loves her solitaire engagement, and was delighted with the gorgeous ID eternity band, an unusual ring over here.
Many thanks to Whiteflash, ID and Jezzer, all highly recommended! 46C6505C-ABC6-413F-A253-4561071D6A54.jpeg
 

Alex T

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Oct 24, 2012
Messages
5,240
Holy hairballs, what a stunning ring set! Please, please can we see many more pictures, up close of the settings & on her lovely hand?

Glad your experiences with dealing in the US went well. I had a ring made by Daniel M last year & it was painless too. Just galls me the import tax & customs is high & we get a bit stung when we go to collect our pretties from the Post Office.
 

autumngems

Brilliant_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jul 24, 2003
Messages
1,606
Hi
New to PS but a long time lurker!
I last year I bought a lovely solitaire engagement ring for my lovely wife. She has swollen knuckles, so needs a size 9 US, her old engagement enaggement ring wouldn’t fit, she well deserved it. On advice from PS & others, we went with Whiteflash In Houston, Brittany was fantastic. We live in the UK, but have pay over the odds for nice jewellery here, so went with a US vendor. It proved remarkably painless, apart from having to pay tax and duty to UK customs as well. The solitaire is a 1.96 G SI1 a cut above, in a simple platinum cathedral setting, size 9
Earlier this year, I started looking for something for her for our anniversary, a pressie for suffering me for months of lockdown (not easy). I really liked some of the emerald cut eternity bands posted on PS, and settled on another US import, from ID jewelry in NYC. Jonna was brilliant. In June my wife received her gorgeous EC diamond full eternity band, 22 EC diamonds, F VS1, approaching 8.6 CTW, in a delicate “airline” u-prong platinum setting, size 9.25.
She has another full eternity, from UK vendor Jeremy Fisher, round diamonds, 2 CTW, in a platinum channel setting size.
She stacks the 2 eternities either side of the engagement ring, with a 2 mm spacer. The EC eternity is tall, would foul her engagement ring and cut into the prongs over time, hence the spacer.
Normally ladies seem to wear EC eternities with matching EC engagement rings, but I had an inkling the mix of emerald and round diamonds would look great, she agreeS, which is all that matters. She loves her solitaire engagement, and was delighted with the gorgeous ID eternity band, an unusual ring over here.
Many thanks to Whiteflash, ID and Jezzer, all highly recommended! 46C6505C-ABC6-413F-A253-4561071D6A54.jpeg
I am lovvvving that E-cut band!
 

Chestermana

Rough_Rock
Trade
Joined
Jul 9, 2020
Messages
13
More ... two WF photos of the engagement ring and one of Jeremy Fisher's eternity (much prettier close up!).

Must big up Jeremy - when we we had Joan's rings appraised, the jeweller was impressed, he valued the eternity a lot more than I paid!

Will take more photos of Joan's stack when the sun comes out. Dull in Scotland at the moment!

Alex T - Joan says thank you so much for the kind comments! Are you from these isles too perhaps? Importing was painless - thankfully nothing went amiss. I think a good vendor is vital which is where the PS forum and Paul at 4Cs were a great help.

Ooohshiny - thanks yes the solitaire is lovely. Thanks to Brittany at WF who recommended it, and Paul at 4Cs who gave a comforting second opinion. Joan absolutely loves it!

autumngems - thank you! Joan didn't know quite what to expect with the EC eternity but it exceeded expectations. So unusual in the UK too, I'd never see one before - perhaps you need to live in London and frequent Bond Street!

Alan

EF36C0FA-2DA9-468E-8D24-7A35B6258525.jpeg 8DD32EEE-63C4-48E1-8028-ACFDB9237EA4.jpeg 3E5E7AE0-9B26-4488-A853-B9033822763E_1_201_a.jpeg
 
Last edited:

autumngems

Brilliant_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jul 24, 2003
Messages
1,606
More ... two WF photos of the engagement ring and one of Jeremy Fisher's eternity (much prettier close up!).

Must big up Jeremy - when we we had Joan's rings appraised, the jeweller was impressed, he valued the eternity a lot more than I paid!

Will take more photos of Joan's stack when the sun comes out. Dull in Scotland at the moment!

Alex T - Joan says thank you so much for the kind comments! Are you from these isles too perhaps? Importing was painless - thankfully nothing went amiss. I think a good vendor is vital which is where the PS forum and Paul at 4Cs were a great help.

Ooohshiny - thanks yes the solitaire is lovely. Thanks to Brittany at WF who recommended it, and Paul at 4Cs who gave a comforting second opinion. Joan absolutely loves it!

autumngems - thank you! Joan didn't know quite what to expect with the EC eternity but it exceeded expectations. So unusual in the UK too, I'd never see one before - perhaps you need to live in London and frequent Bond Street!

Alan

EF36C0FA-2DA9-468E-8D24-7A35B6258525.jpeg 8DD32EEE-63C4-48E1-8028-ACFDB9237EA4.jpeg 3E5E7AE0-9B26-4488-A853-B9033822763E_1_201_a.jpeg
I have always wanted to visit the UK
 

Chestermana

Rough_Rock
Trade
Joined
Jul 9, 2020
Messages
13
Thanks again for the kind comments. Joan says your bling is all pretty cool too!

Fab50 - Joan has her eye on your ginormous rock, I knew this was going to cost me! Yes I loved the photo of all the ECs together - sadly ID didn’t put the spares in the bo! Darn it!

Autumgems - do come to UK and visit Scotland. Bring a raincoat
 

Lykame

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Jun 1, 2018
Messages
1,381
I ummm'd and ahhh'd about using Whiteflash and also other American vendors, and it's clearly paid off for you and your clearly very loved Joan!

That's quite the set she has, I can't imagine the sparkle factor! What does she think of the ACA? You did very well with the size and clarity, probably helped buffer that awful tax and customs. Ye-ouch.

I have enjoyed reading your excitement, but you realise you are doomed now that Joan has seen Pricescope! :D
 

Fabulous50

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jun 30, 2015
Messages
211
Thanks again for the kind comments. Joan says your bling is all pretty cool too!

Fab50 - Joan has her eye on your ginormous rock, I knew this was going to cost me! Yes I loved the photo of all the ECs together - sadly ID didn’t put the spares in the bo! Darn it!

Autumgems - do come to UK and visit Scotland. Bring a raincoat
Thanks to both you, @Chestermana ! But you can tell Joan that her Whiteflash ACA is a much better cut than mine!! And the ECs, all F and vs1s!!! Wow! You definitely did great on all of them. :kiss2: 8)
 

Chestermana

Rough_Rock
Trade
Joined
Jul 9, 2020
Messages
13
Hi y’all. Joan says thanks for more kind comments!! I’m not sure she’d describe me as sweet, it certainly applies to you pricescopers!!
Anyway here are some more photos of Joan’s set. The sun finally 4829A5A4-3A24-4C0F-9EE4-9A2B0AF600F0.jpeg 0C6C24E8-9175-464D-AE64-F7C106EF71A8.jpeg 197F7865-F236-4E4A-80DE-F2827ADBE3D5.jpeg came
 

Chestermana

Rough_Rock
Trade
Joined
Jul 9, 2020
Messages
13
The EC eternity is sized for right hand too. Joan wanted to ask, do you feel the solitaire ER and emerald cut band clash? Too much for one finger? If you had a set like this, how would you wear them?

I like them however she wants them!
 

Fabulous50

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jun 30, 2015
Messages
211
I like the look of the rings stacked all together, as well the EC band alone. It's great to have that flexibility, depending on mood/activities/level of swelling/etc. My fingers tend to swell a lot from time to time, summer, food, etc. Sometimes I can only wear one ring, and sometimes I can stack away and they are all freely spinning.
 

Alex T

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Oct 24, 2012
Messages
5,240
I'm with @Fabulous50 in that my fingers swell in heat & shrink quite considerably in cold, so I like to have options. My wedding band & pear cut are always together, but sometimes I flip my eternity to my right hand & sometimes I wear the eternity in the middle of the three. When my hands are very cold I need all 3 to keep them in place, but when very hot & I can only tolerate 2 together. Aging is rubbish!

I personally like Joan's set with the solitaire in the middle. I also think the EC band is substantial enough to wear alone on her right hand too.
 

MissGotRocks

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jun 23, 2005
Messages
12,449
Wow! She has a fabulous ring collection thanks to you! Each piece is gorgeous on its own and she has lots of options for wearing them. Tell Joan to wear the rings together or separate - whichever look she likes - and she can't go wrong. You can never bore PSers with pictures - we live for them - lol!
 

GK2

Rough_Rock
Joined
Jan 25, 2011
Messages
69
absolutely stunning rings - they look fabulous on Joan’s hand!

:wavey:Hello Scotland from down here in Yorkshire
 
Be a part of the community It's free, join today!
    August Birthstone 2020: Peridot
    August Birthstone 2020: Peridot
    Fabulous 5 Carat Emerald Cut and More!
    Fabulous 5 Carat Emerald Cut and More!
    Stunning Engagement Ring Upgrade
    Stunning Engagement Ring Upgrade

Need Something Special?

Get a quote from multiple trusted and vetted jewelers.

Holloway Cut Advisor



Diamond Eye Candy

Click to view full-size image.
Top