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#JOTW Finally received! WF 2.1 H VS1 ACA + Vatché 1533 Charis Pave Bands!

Bruin Ring

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Awwww, how beautiful!!! So happy you got the matching band!!! It would have been much harder to match a band otherwise! She could also get a plain 2mm band to sometimes wear with her set. My daughter actually got married with a diamond wedding band and a plain engraved wedding band.

Whiteflash did a great job on the prongs and I am glad they were able to adjust the position of the stone for you! The setting is beautiful and it doesn't look too low at all!

Congratulations on your engagement, and you really did an EXCELLENT job in how you were so intent on getting her a high quality diamond and rings but with her preferences taking priority! I just wish all guys would do it this way! This bodes well for your marriage!
Thank you @diamondseeker2006 for the great advice and your feedback too. I'll also need to mention the plain 2mm band idea. Yes, I'm still surprised when I see posts from other guys who appear on PS and have no idea of what the other person likes, let alone consider ring shopping together. I guess everyone is different. And yes... hopefully it will bode well for our marriage! ;)2

Beautiful rings!. Congrats! :clap:
Thank you again, @Dancing Fire!!

Beautiful!! Congrats!
Thanks @kah42!

Congratulations! Gorgeous set. :kiss2:
Thank you @Fabfashion! =)2
 

Bruin Ring

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Love these! Her hand shot is perfection. Great detailing and great size on her!

Congratulations, and thanks for letting us come along for the fun!
Glad you think so, @TwinkleStar! I was kinda worried about the sizing, but she seems pleased. If anything changes, at least there is the WF upgrade program that we can leverage too.

So happy for you both. Everything turned out beautifully.
Thank you again @MrsBlue!!

Congratulations on your engagement! Beautiful ring choices too!
May you have a long happy life together!
I appreciate the kind words @Polabowla... =)2

Congratulations!!!! Its a lovely ring! Thank you for providing us with the pictures!! I’ve been following your journey since the beginning and waiting to see the final ring. So happy for you two!!!
Thanks @munchee! Yes, sorry for the delay in posting the final ring! Are you still loving your ring too??? :cool2:
 

Bruin Ring

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Second this!
Thanks again for input and guidance as well @LLJsmom. Love your new ring, BTW!

Congratulations on your engagement! The rings are truly gorgeous! And how stellar is Whiteflash's customer service and product, great choices all round - well done!! :appl:
Thank you, @GeorgieQ! Yes, I was really pleased with how great WF was during our journey. I know everyone's experience will be different, but we were really happy.

Beautiful, beautiful rings & huge congratulations on your engagement!

I love the details & the little changes, and I'm glad you were able to work together on it to get everything just right.
Thanks for the congrats, @Alex T. I have to give credit to my dear fiancé who picked out the setting at WF... she kept going back to that one even after looking at others, so it was meant to be I think.

Beautiful rings and congratulations!
Thank you, @kathley!

These are just perfection! I LOVE them!!:kiss2:
Congratulations and may you have a long happy life together!
Aww, I appreciate that @bling_dream19! :kiss2:
 

Bruin Ring

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You did an amazing job and the rings you and she chose are exquisite! Bravo!!
=)2;)2 Thanks @carbonfan!

This is absolutely stunning! I can't emphasize enough how perfect this set looks on her. So beautiful :love:
That means a lot, @junebug17. I'll be sure to share your comments (and everyone else's) to my fiancé too. =)2

What a lovely story and beautiful selection of rings! Wear in health and happiness for many years to come! Congratulations!
Thank you for the well wishes @RunningwithScissors!!

:kiss2: Gorgeous!
Thanks @Austina!

Stunning ring(s)! Congratulations to you both! Glad you’re sticking around here too!
I appreciate that, @Bonfire! Really happy to have found you all!
 

Bruin Ring

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Happy to see all your hard work and effort totally paid off! Sooo beautiful.
Thanks again, @AnastasiaBeaverhausen! ;)2

Wow! So beautiful!
Appreciate that, @tyty333! Thanks again for your help during the process too! =)2

Gorgeous! and I love that you took that extra step to order the matching wedding band, that would be a one less thing to stress about while wedding planning!
Thanks @jaysonsmom! Yes, I had gone back and forth on this and the extra guidance and nudge really worked out I think.

Woohoo!!!! Happy to see you and your fiancé finally got the rings! The set is beautiful! Well done. Please share more hand pics! A lot more!
Thanks @Dmndsr4evr11!!! Hope you are still loving the upgrade ring as well as the new DK ring that is also so pretty. Missing out on your diamond (which I would still take in a heartbeat) finally pushed me to sign up for the notifications per and eventually get connected with Becca. Thank you for that too. =)2

Congratulations, it was certainly worth waiting for! Beautiful.
Thank you @HollyC!
 

Kim N

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Stunning rings! I'm so glad WF was able to fix the prong orientation, and the matching band is perfect!
 

Vera W

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Lots of nice 'incoming' posts over the last week! :cool2: I think it's about time to add yet another!

Many of you are already familiar with the twists and turns during our search. But we finally received the finished rings from Whiteflash, and my fiancé and I are both very happy with results!

My apologies for not posting slightly sooner as I wanted to get a hand shot to include in this post and didn't do that until yesterday. I figured many of you would probably ask for one too! Haha And wow, it’s quite difficult to get a good shot of a sparkling diamond.

To recap our journey, I had reserved a 2.106ct H VS1 ACA H&A diamond at Whiteflash, and after a travel delay due to the TX freeze, we eventually flew down to visit WF in-person to view diamonds and settings. After learning we were both comfortable with the G/H color range (even though we could discern the difference when placing stones side-by-side), my fiancé spent additional time looking at various diamond clarities and sizes. She ultimately decided on the reserved diamond that is a table-clean H VS1 measuring 8.22x8.27x5.09mm even though I would have been fine if she wanted to go larger. She also really liked the look and treatment of the Vatché 1533 Charis Pave ER band in platinum but with 6 prongs versus 4 prongs, so the decision to go the semi-custom route was finalized as well.

After patiently waiting about one month, the rings arrived at WF from Vatché but the orientation of the prongs and arrows didn’t match Vatché’s initial mockups, so WF quickly worked to make things right! The final ER looks great. And with some input from @diamondseeker2006 and others, I also decided to surprise my fiancé by ordering the matching wedding band and she seemed really happy with that choice when she opened up the WF package. ;)2

Diamond: https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-4359593.htm
Bands: https://www.whiteflash.com/engageme...1533-charis-pave-diamond-wedding-set-3745.htm

So, without further delay… here are the studio shots from WF….
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Semi-Custom-Vatche-Charis-Pave-Diamond-Engagement-Ring-in-Platinum-from-Whiteflash_60701_63733...jpg

And a couple of shots that I took of the ER in the WF box…
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And, of course, the requisite hand shot…
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Some thoughts on the setting - My initial preference was for a more traditional solitaire setting with the diamond set at a medium height to better display it off her finger. But my fiancé preferred a pave setting with a scalloped head/basket and the diamond sitting much lower to the finger... so we went with that instead. ;)2 I’m really glad that she and I were able to partner together on this, and think she made some great choices... after all, she is the one who will be wearing it! As mentioned, she wanted a lower setting (e.g. she liked the Tiffany Novo vs the traditional Tiffany Solitaire setting), and even though I did not request a specific height, I think Vatché’s Charis Pave setting lends itself to a lower overall stone height for those PS'ers in search of something like that.

Some thoughts on Whiteflash - Honestly, I was a really picky client during this entire process. Yet, WF’s team was so gracious and professional throughout. I highly recommend my wonderful SA Becca who not only met with us at the WF office during the pandemic, but also readily handled my numerous questions (plus many, many more emailed questions and followups). It was great meeting @Vera W too, and she was also super helpful in ensuring the setting’s corrections were done efficiently and effectively. I did not have a chance to speak with or meet @Texas Leaguer, but hopefully will at a later time. I also want to thank Debi at WF who stepped in to handle communications during the TX freeze back in February when most of her staff was forced offline and we needed to change our travel plans.

And lastly, a huge THANK YOU with HUGS to the Pricescope family who greatly supported us during our journey. It was wonderful to receive useful input from so many of you! I look forward to continuing to be a part of your community. :mrgreen2:

@Bruin Ring Huge Congratulations to you and your sweet fiancé!! It was pure joy getting to meet you and to be of assistance with your order and gorgeous ring set. You did a great job and I too agree that it is wise to get the wedding band at the same time.

It is really inspiring to see someone put such great thought and research into their project of such a special propose and even better when we get to meet face to face.

Happy Wedding Planning to the happy couple!!
 

Bruin Ring

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Stunning rings! I'm so glad WF was able to fix the prong orientation, and the matching band is perfect!
Thank you @Kim N!!

@Bruin Ring Huge Congratulations to you and your sweet fiancé!! It was pure joy getting to meet you and to be of assistance with your order and gorgeous ring set. You did a great job and I too agree that it is wise to get the wedding band at the same time.

It is really inspiring to see someone put such great thought and research into their project of such a special propose and even better when we get to meet face to face.

Happy Wedding Planning to the happy couple!!
Awww, thank you @Vera W! Such kinds words and couldn't have done it without your help. It was great to meet you too. ;)2
 
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