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Emerald Cut from James Allen has arrived. It's love?

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by Lvoeshinythings, Mar 13, 2019 at 8:30 PM.

  1. Lvoeshinythings
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    by Lvoeshinythings » Mar 13, 2019 at 8:30 PM
    Haaay PSers! First - I'd like to thank those that helped me look at and ultimately select my new Emerald Cut diamond.

    I have a beautiful e-ring from my (now) hubby from Whiteflash. He proposed in 2016 and we got hitched in 2018. I wanted a smaller, Emerald Cut diamond to wear on my casual/active days when I didn't want to wear the bigger diamond.

    Looked at EC's mainly on James Allen's site due to their return policy and digital imaging. Fast-forward to 1.5 weeks later and this arrived! It's a 0.61 F VVS2 with their Platinum Petite Pave Engagement ring (flush fit), set east/west.

    :kiss2:I LOVE the EC diamond. :kiss2: It's bright and crisp. I'm unsure of the setting. It seems a little "high" to me although I guess can see why since the culet of the EC is viewable in the side gallery (which, I like being able to see the tip of the bottom of the diamond).

    What do we think of it all? Thoughts are more than welcomed!
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    by Lvoeshinythings » Mar 13, 2019 at 8:38 PM
    More pics paired with a couple bands - just for fun, to see how it looks.

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  3. princessandthepear
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    by princessandthepear » Mar 13, 2019 at 9:30 PM
    The emerald cut is a brilliant performer and looks great with your bands.
     
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    by Heathcat24 » Mar 13, 2019 at 9:55 PM
    It's just LOVELY!!! I haven't seen many east-west set ECs, but I've had my eye on a sapphire baguette ring that looks very much like this!

    It looks white and bright and absolutely fabulous with your bands!

    Can you post a video? I'd love to see how the steps act when set this way! :appl:
     
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    by Lvoeshinythings » Mar 13, 2019 at 9:58 PM
    Thank you! It’s so pretty! In your opinion, is the stone set too high in the prongs?
     
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    by Lvoeshinythings » Mar 13, 2019 at 9:59 PM
    Thank you! It is very bright indeed! A joy to look at. I have taken several videos... how do I post those? Do I upload them straight on here somehow or via YouTube?

    Thanks again for chiming in. <3
     
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    by princessandthepear » Mar 13, 2019 at 10:04 PM
    You don't want the diamond set too low or else the diamond's culet will scratch your bands.
     
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    by marcy » Mar 13, 2019 at 10:06 PM
    It’s gorgeous. Congratulations.
     
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    by Heathcat24 » Mar 13, 2019 at 10:18 PM
    I think people do upload them to YouTube and then post a link. I can't wait to see it!!!
     
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    by Matthews1127 » Mar 14, 2019 at 5:49 AM
    It’s perfect!
    Agreed with above: setting the EC too low will create issues with your bands, and rubbing. You also want a little space for cleaning.
    It’s really white, crisp, and beautiful!! Great choice!
    Please upload videos to YouTube & post them here!! I’d also love to see it move!!
    Congratulations!!! Welcome to the step cut club!!! :kiss2:
     
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    by OoohShiny » Mar 14, 2019 at 6:20 AM
    Love it :))

    Hope you can get vids to work!

    I personally would tend to prefer a lower setting, just because I would fear damage and catching it on things, but if it means you can see (and easily clean) the pavilion, then there are benefits to a higher setting :)
     
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    by Alex T » Mar 14, 2019 at 7:18 AM
    I love everything about it! And as somebody who has a ridiculously high set solitaire, to me your new diamond is not set high at all. Mine is almost 9mm from my finger :lol:
     
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    by missy » Mar 14, 2019 at 7:23 AM
    Ooh it's stepcutilicious! LOVE!:love:
     
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    by tyty333 » Mar 14, 2019 at 8:55 AM
    I dont think its too high...I love how stackable it is! Love the E/W setting!
     
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    by seaurchin » Mar 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM
    I think it is perfect. Very pleasing to the eye!
     
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    by Lvoeshinythings » Mar 14, 2019 at 11:20 AM
    Then that’s what I’ll do! Need to sign up for YouTube and do my nails first. I have a couple vids but I want them to be perfect! Lol
     
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    by Lvoeshinythings » Mar 14, 2019 at 11:24 AM
    Thank you again for helping me out with diamond choice! I’m thinking I’ll leave the setting as-is for now. I do like being able to clean all areas of the diamond.

    I will definitely upload vids to YouTube and post them. Need to do my nails first for her debut!

    I was thinking of calling her Rachel and my big rock can be Angelina. :)
     
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    by Sunnybopeep » Mar 14, 2019 at 11:31 AM
    It’s love!! She is just sooooo beautiful. I’m obsessed with the EW setting of the stone in the pave band... it looks so delicate (in a good way of course), but that’s also offset by the angular emerald cut... it’s such a lovely and well balanced ring! Beautiful!! :)
     
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    by Lvoeshinythings » Mar 14, 2019 at 11:36 AM
    I’ll upload some vids on YouTube!

    Thanks v much for your input. My original e ring in a Vatche u113 has a diamond that was set way too high. I ended up resetting in the CVB Jovyn which was too low where’s I couldn’t see the culet (I didn’t know what to ask for as far as height at the time). Now, my e ring is set in a Vatche Caroline Pave and it’s pure love! Its perfect. Because I went thru three settings for my wrong; I think that’s why I’m always second-guessing the height!

    Here’s a pic of my WF ACA 1.6 H VS1 with my new emerald - just for kicks! Not sure why the ACA looks so dark here. Maybe it’s the lighting?
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    by Lvoeshinythings » Mar 14, 2019 at 11:37 AM
    Thank you!! It was really fun choosing my own diamond and creating a semi-custom piece! Will post vids soon. :D
     
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    by Lvoeshinythings » Mar 14, 2019 at 11:40 AM
    Thank you! I went thru many settings with my ering until I found “the one” so that’s why I’m always second-guessing myself with diamond height!
     
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    by Lvoeshinythings » Mar 14, 2019 at 11:44 AM
    Thank you all! I’m in then step cut club! She does look great stacked! Appreciate the input and love. I haven’t wore her out yet. Today might just be the day.
     
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    by Matthews1127 » Mar 14, 2019 at 12:37 PM
    Happy to help!! This is what makes this forum so amazing!!
    Looking forward to vids & your nails! ;)2
    Thank you for sharing her with us!!! :kiss2:
     
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    by Catmom » Mar 14, 2019 at 2:27 PM
    Oh gosh, I just love a good emerald cut!
     
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    by BrownGinger » Mar 14, 2019 at 6:05 PM
    I love your new ring! Love the east west and I think it looks great with that gold band as well.

    From the pics, it doesn’t look too high set to me.
     
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    by Lvoeshinythings » Mar 14, 2019 at 7:58 PM
    Video 1 - up close, in shade:


    Video 2 - up close, in the sun:


    Video 3 - regular perspective, in shade:
     
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    by Lvoeshinythings » Mar 14, 2019 at 7:59 PM
    Videos uploaded! There is 3 of them. :)


     
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    by Lvoeshinythings » Mar 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM
    Forget the nails. No ones looking at them anyways. Videos posted!

     
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    by Lvoeshinythings » Mar 14, 2019 at 8:02 PM
    Videos are loaded! Please let me know what you think! :D

     
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    by Heathcat24 » Mar 14, 2019 at 8:19 PM
    Wow! I really LOVE It! This is definitely going in my "inspiration" folder!

    I especially love the sun video. It looks like a stunner! And your nails look amazing! (I'm working on mine. That's one of my New Year's resolutions. :lol:) Thank you so much for posting these!!! :appl:
     
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