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  1. jacoba
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    by jacoba » Dec 3, 2009
    Hi everybody,

    I am planning to buy a solitaire diamond pendant for my wife for Christmas. A google search led me to Pricescope and it is amazing, what I have learnt in the past three days. Thank you so much Pricescopers.

    After all the research I have decided to buy the diamond online from one of the following two dealers.
    1. White flash (WF)
    2. Brian Gavin (BG)

    I have decided on a three prong Martini setting with a floating chain design. Also I have selected three diamonds, one from WF, and two from BG. I would be grateful for help/ advise with the following questions.

    1. Is it better to have a sliding stone or a fixed stone? I have not been able to see any pictures of a three prong setting with a sliding chain (floating design). Most forum answers seem to indicate that the sliding pendant is more likely to remain centered on the neck.

    2. Is it better to have a regular chain or a snake chain? Will it be possible for the snake chain to go behind the diamond without it looking very big. My wife prefers the chain to be as fine as possible. Somehow I felt that a snake chain would better be able to prevent the diamond from flipping.

    3. Help me decide the best stone from the following three (WF, BG-A & BG-B) My research seems to indicate that the BG-A would be the best for the pendant, but my research and expereince is based on three days of reading the price scope forums.

    Links removed by Moderator. Please review forum policies. All images must be uploaded directly to the forum.


    Cheers,
    Jacoba

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  2. Lorelei
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    by Lorelei » Dec 3, 2009
    Hi Jacoba

    If you can post the images here directly that would be very helpful. The image we have looks good. Concerning the pendant I am not well up on chain types however personally I prefer pendants to be on a sliding mounting as I have found they sit better on the neck.
     
  3. jacoba
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    by jacoba » Dec 3, 2009
    Hi Lorelei,

    Thank you for the prompt reply. I had posted the pictures as a link, but they were removed by the moderator. I guess I transgressed the rules. I will try and attach the pictures in subsequent posts.

    1.WF 0.614 ct H SI1 Whiteflash ACA

    Cheers,
    Jacoba

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  4. jacoba
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    2. BG A H&A 0.601 I VS1

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    BG A H&A 0.601 I VS1

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    BG B H&A 0.625 H VS2

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    BG B H&A 0.625 H VS2

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  8. Lorelei
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    by Lorelei » Dec 3, 2009
    Thanks for the images Jacoba. They all look great, personally the last BG diamond appeals to me the most from the ASET but I don't think you can get this wrong, any of these diamonds will be beautiful.

    Do you have the hearts images for these too please?
     
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    by jacoba » Dec 4, 2009
    Hi Lorelei,

    Thank you for your comments. I have attached the hearts and arrows for the second diamond (BGA 0.601 ct). Have plcaed the order for this one. Will post pictures,once it arrives. Thank you for your help.

    cheers,
    Jacoba

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    by jacoba » Dec 4, 2009
    BGA Arrows

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  12. Lorelei
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    by Lorelei » Dec 4, 2009
    Beautiful diamond!!!
     
  13. jacoba
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    by jacoba » Dec 26, 2009
    Hi everyone,

    Got the pendant from BGD and it is simply fabulous. Have attached a picture. Once again, Brian''s craftsmanship and Lesley''s service were fantastic.

    Thank you Pricescope for my introduction to the diamond world and for making my online diamond purchase simple, enjoyable and safe.

    Cheers,
    Jacoba

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    by tyty333 » Dec 26, 2009
    Beautiful (as everything is that I have seen from BGD)! Does it set that high on the chain because its a martini setting? Mostly I see
    pendants hanging below the chain if they are floating. Just curious.
     
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    by book_of_love » Dec 26, 2009
    That is a gorgeous pendant, Jacoba. Congrats on the purchase! I recently got a pendant necklace myself and went through Good Old Gold for the diamond and the setting. I have a four prong basket setting and it does slide a bit on the chain which can be annoying as it does tend to twist at the same time. My only complaint is that I can''t stare at the stone all day and admire its beauty. [​IMG]
     
    


    


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    by yssie » Dec 26, 2009
    [​IMG] It''s beautiful, you made the perfect choice
     
  17. miraclesrule
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    by miraclesrule » Dec 26, 2009
    It''s beautiful!! I have pendant setting envy...officially.
     
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    by marcy » Dec 26, 2009
    Gorgeous diamond and beautiful pendant.
     
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    by Kaleigh » Dec 26, 2009
    Wow!!! It''s gorgeous!!! Your wife must be thrilled. Great job!!![​IMG]
     
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    by Siamese Kitty » Dec 26, 2009
    What a sweet husband and amazing gift! I love the design of this, especially the chain. Non-stationary pendants are really the way to go, imho.
     
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    by Lorelei » Dec 27, 2009
    It looks super, congratulations on a fantastic job Jacoba!!
     
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