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Here she is - ACA 3.3 ct J VSI, Vatche U-113

lavalle218

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I wish I had a fun name for this gorgeous ring but for now, I’ll just share all her beauty!!

It was a bit of a journey to get to this point - I debated diamond shapes for months but finally settled on upgrading my Whiteflash ACA - took many more months agonizing over color and clarity (size was easy, the bigger, the better!!!). They sent me a video of my old stone (I color, 1.3 carats) with a 3 carat I and a 3.3 carat J - the J appeared to face up whiter than the I, and the size was noticeably larger, so I nervously decided on that stone.

For the setting, I originally wanted something pretty blingy but was exhausted from all of the other decisions so kept it simple and took the advice from many wonderful people here and selected the vatche u-113 setting.

It’s been four long weeks and some crazy running around the city of Miami trying to get the package (long story!!) but I finally got the ring of my dreams tonight! I was SO nervous to open the box, so scared I made a mistake going down to a J color but when I opened the box, I gasped. The stone was as clear as water and so bright and full of life! I’ve never seen anything like it. I know this forum is full of brilliant diamond experts and I was just so nervous about seeing a tint in the J color but it is perfection to me - I’ll be anxious to see it in different settings, but I can tell it won’t be anything that will bother me. The sparkle of an ACA is unlike any other stone - plus the VS1 clarity just adds to its beauty. Surprisingly, I really like the delicate setting, too!

Unfortunately it is late so I couldn’t get a lot of pics but I am sure I will spam everyone here with more in the coming days.

Thank you to everyone for all of the advice, guidance, and an amazing repository of pictures and stories that I scoured for months as I tried to make decisions!
 

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Kim N

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Oh, it's stunning, and I love your wedding set!
 

lavalle218

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And now for an overload of poolside pictures!!!! I can see some tint from the side but does not bother me at all. I tried doing a close up of the Wedding ring - anyone think I’ll have an issue with it rubbing on the prongs? I am hoping I don’t need a spacer - I think it’s just low enough but wasn’t 100% sure. 4F7EEAA7-4FB9-4DDC-9E66-CD9EDA566646.jpeg D1D4C64C-10BF-42E1-8CFA-F8701AD84A79.jpeg 4F7EEAA7-4FB9-4DDC-9E66-CD9EDA566646.jpeg 1B5F1DB8-FCB6-413B-A7A4-EAA1719A5E5D.jpeg 5F7184F8-6E77-4051-A8BC-F04612E51FE2.jpeg AB0B8FFC-1CCF-4919-8090-5A806F888DC9.jpeg 427CC323-7925-4A9A-8239-53DFE2073AD9.jpeg 4347F79E-C946-4018-8183-47A9F5DC378B.jpeg 4347F79E-C946-4018-8183-47A9F5DC378B.jpeg 7E9AE5A7-23C1-497E-927C-7E39EE4FFE4D.jpeg
 

lulu_ma

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SO beautiful! Congrats! and more pics please :)
 
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Alex T

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My goodness, this is gorgeous! I could just dive right in!

Can't believe it's a J - stunning & bright & huge!
 

AprilBaby

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Lucky you! Congratulations!
 

MiniMinerva

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Beauuuuutiful! That size is amazing on you. What a perfect classic set. I can see why you gasped when you opened the box — treasure that moment of joy every time you see her sparkling!
 

thecatmom

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Such beautiful, sparkly, big ring!! :kiss2::kiss2::kiss2:

I love the U113 setting with your huge diamond! Also the wedding ring looks so amazing with the solitaire! Enjoy :)
 

Dancing Fire

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I never get tire of looking at a classic solitaire ring... :love:
 

m-2-b

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Beautiful diamond, beautiful setting! :love: Congrats again! :appl:
 

GearGirly

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It’s beautiful! I personally think J is a sweet spot, doesn’t really show any warmth but you get a great deal. Yours looks icy white!
 

Dmndsr4evr11

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And now for an overload of poolside pictures!!!! I can see some tint from the side but does not bother me at all. I tried doing a close up of the Wedding ring - anyone think I’ll have an issue with it rubbing on the prongs? I am hoping I don’t need a spacer - I think it’s just low enough but wasn’t 100% sure. 4F7EEAA7-4FB9-4DDC-9E66-CD9EDA566646.jpeg D1D4C64C-10BF-42E1-8CFA-F8701AD84A79.jpeg 4F7EEAA7-4FB9-4DDC-9E66-CD9EDA566646.jpeg 1B5F1DB8-FCB6-413B-A7A4-EAA1719A5E5D.jpeg 5F7184F8-6E77-4051-A8BC-F04612E51FE2.jpeg AB0B8FFC-1CCF-4919-8090-5A806F888DC9.jpeg 427CC323-7925-4A9A-8239-53DFE2073AD9.jpeg 4347F79E-C946-4018-8183-47A9F5DC378B.jpeg 4347F79E-C946-4018-8183-47A9F5DC378B.jpeg 7E9AE5A7-23C1-497E-927C-7E39EE4FFE4D.jpeg

Congrats again on this beauty! From the last pic, it doesn’t look like the band touches the prongs. You can probably see it better if you use your loupe to see if the diamonds touch the prongs.
 
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