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Help me upgrade my wedding bands!

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by Tonks, Aug 12, 2019 at 11:56 AM.

  1. hypermom
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    by hypermom » Aug 13, 2019 at 4:08 PM
    I think whether long term you upgrade your er with a CBI (I have and love!) or an OEC I think French cuts would be fabulous!
    I also do like your current er! It’s very pretty and bold.
     
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  2. Tonks
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    by Tonks » Aug 14, 2019 at 9:19 AM
    Thank you!

    Holy cow those bands are all gorgeous. I am loving the alternating bezeled French cuts and the square French cuts and the elongated frenchies.

    Good god how will I make a decision?!?

    I was contemplating a pave band stacked with whatever other I end up choosing. Would you steer away from that completely?
     
  3. Tonks
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    by Tonks » Aug 14, 2019 at 9:20 AM
    Thank you!

    I have drooled over your CBI and your HPD bands! You have a gorgeous set. I’m glad to hear you say you think FCs would work with a CBI if I end up going that way eventually. I would hate to do something gorgeous now that looked not right later.
     
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  4. hypermom
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    by hypermom » Aug 14, 2019 at 11:55 AM
    My stacker rings are more vintage looking and I love them with my CBI! That’s why I’m thinking French cuts could go with the CBI too. Thank you for the kind compliment on my set. I’m so happy with it!
    I know French cuts are expensive so if you go that route I wanted to make sure your future upgrade goes with them. If you go French cuts, I’ll be drooling over your ring for sure!
     
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  5. OdetteOdile
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    by OdetteOdile » Aug 14, 2019 at 7:43 PM
    Best idea ever!! :clap: Totally love the idea of a PS trial ring library!
     
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  6. Tonks
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    by Tonks » Aug 14, 2019 at 10:48 PM
    Ok, so today I had a little field trip to Tiffany.

    The only baguette band was way wider than I would wear, but I tried it to get a feel for the cut. They were gorgeous. Lots of big flashy white light.

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    Tried a princess cut band but the stones were TINY. It did not satisfy my desire for sparkle and I actually didn’t even get a photo of it.

    Next up, round brilliants in the Tiffany embrace band. This one was 1.8 carats. I forgot to ask how many points each stone was. It was gorgeous. Lots of colored fire.

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    Finally, I stacked the embrace with my large eternity. And about fell over. Omg. Y’all. It was amazing. Holy light show. I could almost see doing a left hand full of stacked larger eternities and foregoing an ER.

    Maybe.

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    My conclusions:

    I need to go a few more places and try some more shapes with thinner bands (especially to give baguettes a fair shake). Everything will look different because of the height difference from my current bands (the stones sit up really high).

    Step cuts are going to return more white light and big flashes and mrbs are going to give more colored light and fire. Both look amazing with my ER. Step cuts play off the traps and mrbs play off the radiant.

    Naturally I’m wondering about mixing the two. And about where French cuts would sit in this equation.
     
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  7. distracts
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    by distracts » Aug 14, 2019 at 11:12 PM
    Yay for taking so many pics at Tiffany!

    I like horizontal/east-west baguettes more than the vertical ones like that band.

    I LOVE the RB eternity... I have one around that size and wear it all the time. It looks so great in that stack of bands... but I'm sure you'd be happy with a french cut band in that stack too.

    This just calls for three different bands... sometimes the best solution is also the most expensive. :saint:
     
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  8. tinatark
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    by tinatark » Aug 14, 2019 at 11:17 PM
    I'm in the curved band loving minority, too!

    Have you tried plain bands on either side? You want the diamonds of your ER to stand out - they get lost with so many of the bands you've posted.
     

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