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HPD necklace with CBI diamond!

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by CheeSauce, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. CheeSauce
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    by CheeSauce » Aug 1, 2019
    Hello!! I present to you a beautifully custom made necklace worth three crafted by infinity diamonds! After I got my engagement ring, my mom is as so impressed with my CBI diamond that she wanted me to help her get her own CBI! Since it is my parent’s 45th anniversary, my mom asked me to help her make a beautiful necklace to celebrate. I thought it would be nice to make a 7 stone necklace since there are 7 members of our family!

    I contacted Layla right away and asked if High Performance Diamond would be able to custom make this necklace for us. From the get go, Layla was so helpful in making sure we got the best value for our money... she recommended great stones for our three center stones. She even recommends a great SI2 (like my engagement ring) so that we could stay in budget. Furthermore, we met with John Pollard of CBI and saw many of the diamonds in person! My mom was very indecisive and , although I loved the SI2, she ended up not staying in budget... opting for a bigger diamond with higher clarity!

    My mom ended up choosing an 1.10 ct H VS2, 0.52 ct H VS2, and a 0.53 ct H VS1. The three CBI diamonds were paired with four HP Lux diamonds at F/G VS, two were 0.25 ct and two were 0.10 ct. In total, the necklace is about 2.85 ctw. In addition, we got a great price since we got a group pricing discount (if you buy 3 or more CBI).

    My mom was also very particular about the chain and Layla helped to search for the perfect 2mm platinum chain. In addition she sent me the CAD and they were exactly as we pictured... didn’t need to make any adjustments at all!

    When we got the necklace, my mom was so surprised by how beautiful it was and. how much it sparkled... even the chain sparkled! My dad was so proud (even though he didn’t do anything to help) that he kept saying, “look how it sparkles even in regular home lighting” and insisted that my mom wear the necklace when we see relatives next week.

    All in all, we had a great experience and my parents love that this necklace will be a great memento of their 45 years together... and I am happy I get to look at CBI diamonds!

    Sorry the photos are no good, the lighting at my parent’s house is too warm. Also, I didn’t want to bug my mom with taking too many photos.

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  2. bling_dream19
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    by bling_dream19 » Aug 1, 2019
    Oh I just LOVE it! It is exquisite :love:. Its romantic and meaningful.
     
  3. Diamond Girl 21
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    by Diamond Girl 21 » Aug 2, 2019
    Wow!!! What a beautiful necklace! Love it.
     
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  5. GlitterInMyHair
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    by GlitterInMyHair » Aug 2, 2019
    Absolutely gorgeous! And I love all the thoughts and sentiments that went into it.
     
  6. Alex T
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    by Alex T » Aug 2, 2019
    Blow your socks off stunning! And the engraving made my eyes tear a little bit - how lovely & personal!
     
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  7. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Aug 2, 2019
    It’s stunning.
    I’d be putting my name down for that beauty if I was you :lol:
     
  8. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Aug 2, 2019
    This is awesome - simple yet stunning! I hope the relatives are impressed :))
     
  9. hypermom
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    by hypermom » Aug 2, 2019
    Your mom’s necklace is stunning! I love the neck shot! And I love how proud your dad is of it.
    I wouldn’t mind seeing more pictures!
     
  10. kathley
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    by kathley » Aug 2, 2019
    Absolutely stunning! Wow!:love:
     
    


    


  11. tyty333
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    by tyty333 » Aug 2, 2019
    Beautiful! I love the engraving on it!
     
  12. MissGotRocks
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    by MissGotRocks » Aug 2, 2019
    It is beautiful and looks so nice on her! I too love the engraving - such a special touch!

    Best wishes to your Mom and Dad for many more wonderful years together!
     
  13. kgizo
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    by kgizo » Aug 2, 2019
    It’s stunning and I love the personal details!!
     
  14. Catmom
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    by Catmom » Aug 2, 2019
    Wow, it's absolutely gorgeous!!!
     
  15. luv2sparkle
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    by luv2sparkle » Aug 2, 2019
    What a great necklace. I love everything about it! I hope your mom wears it often. I don't think I would ever take it off!

    I have been thinking about something similar for my 40th next year. I can't decide if I want a CBI or an AVC. Looks like your mom got the perfect necklace. Happy 45 to her and your dad!
     
    


    


  16. arkieb1
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    by arkieb1 » Aug 2, 2019
    A modern take on a crescent pendant with perfectly cut diamonds = perfection!!!
     
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    by Siamese Kitty » Aug 2, 2019
    WOW! This is beautiful and such a classy piece. I love the sentiment behind it, too!
     
  18. virgo9
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    by virgo9 » Aug 2, 2019
    Wow :clap: that is spectacular!! Congratulations to your parents on celebrating such a huge achievement!! =)2
     
  19. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Aug 2, 2019
    Oh my godddd!!! I love it so much.
     
  20. Austina
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    by Austina » Aug 2, 2019
    Gorgeous!
     
  21. CheeSauce
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    by CheeSauce » Aug 2, 2019
    I told my mom that she should let me wear it so she can see it and appreciate it. :lol: Then my sister said my mom should like HER wear it since my sister is taller than me and my mom will have a better view. :cry2:
     
  22. CheeSauce
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    by CheeSauce » Aug 2, 2019
    I actually added the engraving (without asking my parents) since I thought it would be cute. It is of their nicknames... it says “PP” because my dad calls my mom “pet pet” LOL
     
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  23. CheeSauce
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    by CheeSauce » Aug 2, 2019
    I am excited to see your project next year!! This was a lot of fun to do!
     
  24. CheeSauce
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    by CheeSauce » Aug 2, 2019
    I will try to get more pictures over the weekend! Also sorry for all of the typos everyone. I was trying to type this on my phone while watching a rerun of the debate and, now that I read it over, clearly I was distracted.

    I also wanted to add that I really appreciate how Layla had the diamonds secured by four prongs. I think all of the inspiration photos I sent her were two prongs and after seeing the CAD, I really appreciate the extra security of the four prongs.
     
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  25. LLJsmom
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    by LLJsmom » Aug 2, 2019
    That is stunning. Congratulations to your Mom!!! What a wonderful piece.
     
  26. Bonfire
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    by Bonfire » Aug 2, 2019
    This is spectacular! I love the engraving, very special. Congratulations to mom (dad too)
     
  27. PreRaphaelite
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    by PreRaphaelite » Aug 2, 2019
    OMG!
    That is shockingly beautiful! What an amazing necklace!
    Congratulations!
     
  28. Starfacet
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    by Starfacet » Aug 2, 2019
    That is absolutely gorgeous!!
     
  29. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Aug 2, 2019
    This makes me think of resetting my 5 stone graduated ring into a necklace!
     
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  30. junebug17
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    by junebug17 » Aug 2, 2019
    Those diamonds are mesmerizing :love: Stunning necklace!
     

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