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Engaged! Thanks for all of your help, everyone!!

sherryberrybear

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He proposed yesterday and we couldn't be happier.

Thank you to everyone (seriously, everyone!) who helped me pick out my perfect ring. :love:

A couple of months ago, I stumbled across this site while looking for an education of how to choose a diamond. After going to several local brick and mortar shops, I began to realize how differently I's or H's could look depending on what company had graded the stone and was feeling very nervous. I was also dead set on spending over 1/3 of our budget on an expensive, not-all-that-special setting that I happened to love. With your direction and help, I am SO SO happy that I went with the best solitaire that we could afford. I've got a detail-oriented, slightly neurotic personality and everyone really helped me feel confident buying a stone from pictures/specifications online.

Whiteflash is an amazing company to work with. We worked primarily with Becca Eastman and she was so helpful and cheerful even when I was waffling on whether I had chosen the right stone/setting AFTER paying for it. I changed settings (twice) and stones (many times) and was basically just curious about knowing all the options and permutations available to me and I always got an honest answer. Honestly, I can't imagine going to anyone else for any jewelry needs I have in the future.

Now, for the ring:
0.927ct I/SI1 Whiteflash Expert Selection- I was really nervous that I would detect some warmth based on pictures but it's icy white to me in person!
Setting: Vatche 1508 "Venus" in 14K white gold, size 3.75
-I originally wanted the Felicity setting but based on your recommendations, opted for a slightly thicker band and love it. We went with 14K WG only to stay within budget

I'm actually stunned on how big the stone looks now that it's set and on my finger. I absolutely love it! Thanks again, and here are a few pictures:

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marcy

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Your ring and diamond is absolutely gorgeous. Whiteflash is great to work with and they sure made a beautiful ring for you. :wavey: Congratulations.
 

JDDN

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Omg, it's completely stunning on you!!! And congratulations on your engagement!!!!
 

MissGotRocks

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Congratulations - your ring looks fabulous!! Take some more pictures for us please!!
 

missy

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Beautiful and elegant. There is nothing better bling wise IMO than a beautiful solitaire and you wear it well! :love:
 

rainydaze

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Soooo beautiful! Everything about your ring is perfection, it looks gorgeous on your hand!
 

SparklySoprano

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This is one of my favorite solitaire settings. Love how the band goes up to meet the diamond! Congratulations!!
 

telephone89

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Congrats!!!
I'm so jealous of you small fingered people, that diamond looks huge!
 

PintoBean

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Timeless beauty! :love:
 

Queenie60

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Your ring is classic and beautiful! Congratulations on your engagement - wishing you many years of happiness. :love:
 

msop04

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This is just so effortlessly elegant -- a big congratulations to you!! :))
 

kmarla

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What a beautiful and timeless ring! Congratulations on your engagement!!
 

tyty333

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Beautiful! I love Whiteflash!
 

Bonfire

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So beautiful on your lovely hand! Congratulations on your engagement and your stunning ring! More pictures are always welcomed :appl:
 

Sagefemme

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Looks pretty close to 1.5 carats on you; so pretty. The blessings of small fingers!! Congratulations. What about the wedding band??
 

Biba

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Congratulations! You picked a gorgeous diamond and setting.
 

sherryberrybear

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Thanks everyone! I'll do my best to get some more pictures this weekend. I'm sure I'll be on the site all the time now thinking about what to do for my wedding band and wanting all of your expert advice. I have to say, I ended up with the perfect ring for me and I couldn't have done it without all of you. :wavey:
 
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