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HPD NY Classic featuring a 1.23 E SI2 CBI

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  1. KristinTech
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    by KristinTech » Apr 20, 2019

    Thank you, thank you, everyone! What an Easter treat this is! :lol:

    @mrs-b — I do plan to hang at this size/setting for quite awhile. It is part of the reason why I chose to go for the NY Classic — this size is wearable for my everyday life (and I do plan to wear it everyday!). Thank you so much for the compliments, I agree that it looks right at home on my finger. :kiss2:

    I know these are famous last words, but I can’t see myself going past 1.5 carats. Maybe in retirement in 10 or 15 years! :halo: Until then, I have other bling goals, such as a Wilma Flintstone pearl choker and a Cartier watch! :lol-2:
     
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    Just posted in the fire thread, LOL.
     
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    by SandyinAnaheim » Apr 20, 2019
    UNBELIEVABLE!!! I've never seen a stone do that @KristinTech!! That is just glorious. I'm so glad I'm not the only one that likes to admire my stones in different lighting....sometimes I feel so silly with all the pictures I take, but I've never captured ANYTHING like THAT!!

    ETA: It almost looks like it has white fluorescence!
     
  4. KristinTech
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    by KristinTech » Apr 21, 2019
    @SandyinAnaheim - I don’t know if I could recreate this if I tried! But I plan to try in the morning if we have some sun. :lol: It felt like something out of a fantasy movie!
     
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  5. KristinTech
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    by KristinTech » Apr 21, 2019
    Still trying to capture those lovely rainbow arrows.... here are some early attempts. :)


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    The niece and nephews were visiting for Easter, so Velma and the Mystery Machine came out to play!
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    Beyond words!!!
     
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    by CheeSauce » Apr 22, 2019
    I am waiting for my CBI 1.22 G SI2 to come so this thread has me even more excited! I feel like I am getting a sneak peak! (Although your diamond is more colorless than mine!)
     
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    Wow your ring is just amazing!
     
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    :kiss2::kiss2::kiss2:...Stunningly beautiful.
     
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  10. KristinTech
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    Thank you!! :kiss2::kiss2::kiss2: Productivity in this house has just gone waaaaay down, lol. :lol:
     
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  11. KristinTech
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    by KristinTech » Apr 22, 2019
    @CheeSauce -
    I saw that one come up, too! I know you will just love it. How will you set it?
     
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    by CheeSauce » Apr 22, 2019
    I am having it set in a custom solitaire setting, that’s why your photos make me even more excited! The style was inspired by the vatche crown/HPD symphonies but it has a different bridge than both. I approved of my CADs approximately two weeks ago so I think I still have a long time to wait :cry2:
     
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    by Gussie » Apr 22, 2019
    Perfect! Beautiful and classic!
     
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    by apacherose » Apr 23, 2019
    Goooooorrgeous!

    Looks fabulous, I love all your stacking options, and great pics!
     
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    I know some people love when the black arrows come out to play! I’m wearing a red shirt, and you can see it reflected a bit.

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    A peek at the table and crown angle...
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    I’m so envious of you!!!
     
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    by AV_ » Apr 24, 2019
    Obvious why the RBC single stone won the day ,)

    E/SI/CBI is such a great choice 'on paper' & then, look at IT...

    Good for you!
     
  18. KristinTech
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    by KristinTech » Apr 24, 2019
    @staci76 — I wanted to show you where your old Birks band ended up! Well loved from preloved. :kiss2:
     
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    by KristinTech » Apr 24, 2019
    The waiting is the worst, I know! I was lucky in that our spring break was in the middle of the wait (Mexico), and I would not have worn my wedding set anyway.... so that made it a little more bearable. :lol:

    Your ring will get a lot of oohs and aaahs with those rings as your inspiration! Not to mention the CBI. ;)2
     
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    by KristinTech » Apr 24, 2019
    You should see my camera roll, hah—I am probably only posting one pic for every 25 I take! Maybe someday I’ll have my own “headlight”-sized diamond like you. ;-) Thank you for the compliments, though, I’m so thankful for you crazy kids — who love this hobby as much as I do! I don’t have many RL friends that are into jewelry.
     
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    You all will think this is crazy, but I haven’t even louped it yet. I’m just not a clarity hound! It actually made me giggle when I posted the plot and thought it probably gave some folks palpitations, thinking of wearing an SI2 that wasn’t “prongable.” I love that this rough was inspected and Paul and the CBI team said, “we’re going to make this into perfection.” And it joined the ranks of perfection. But I plucked it out of the lineup before it quite made it to the showroom floor. :)
     
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    by staci76 » Apr 24, 2019
    @KristinTech :wavey:I thought I recognized this band...=)2 It's beautiful and I love it with your gorgeous new diamond ring! :love: So happy the band went to such a great home... :kiss2:
     
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    by Tekate » Apr 24, 2019
    Kristin, the stone is magnificent, it's fire, it's ice, it's perfect. LOVE THE setting too.. congratulations, great choice.. I'd like to say I'm GREEN with envy but I am happy for you!
     
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    by LightBright » Apr 24, 2019
    I love it, and thank you for sharing the magnificent photos. The setting is perfection, too. Enjoy!!
     
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    by headlight » Apr 24, 2019
    When I took headlight as my name here I had the 3.29. Now I don't feel so much like the headlight in my 2.01. But your stone DOES look the same size as mine... my stone has a small spread for its weight. When I see your photos and look at my hand in same perspective they look identical in size. Your stone is DREAMY!
     
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    Wow, love your icy white CBI. How did you decide on an E color?
     
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    It decided on me! I saw a “Future” CBI on the website that was listed as F SI2. It was such a value for me, given my upgrade plans, I knew I should act on it. AGS ended up giving it an E color, so that was a happy surprise! HPD, of course, honored the F price that I had paid. I wasn’t planning on pulling the trigger for an upgrade until late summer/fall. But it happened in January due to the colorless SI2! Clarity is the least of my priorities (especially with a CBI!), so it was an easy decision. Now I think I should block myself from the website. :lol:

    I’m thought I saw mention of potential upgrade plans on your end? Do tell!
     
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    Also super interested to know @cflutist, if you're willing to share!

    @KristinTech, I also basically had to stop going to the website... You'll drive yourself mad! :lol: Having said that... So, tell me, what's your next upgrade aim and what setting would you go for? :lol:
     
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    @Lykame I have no plans to change this ring or diamond anytime soon! It is exactly what I wanted. Now, I would love a 1.90ish diamond, but then I would feel very self conscious at work (I work with the public—in homes as a visiting therapist). I wouldn’t wear it to work. So that is off the table! 1.5 carats is what I think my max would be until retirement in 10 or 15 years. :lol-2: After that, all bets are off!

    I love this setting and the fact that I can stack it. DH (and I!) love color, so maybe a ruby or emerald anniversary band is in my future? ;)2

    Aside from this ring, I’ve been looking at some 0.40-0.50 studs on the website. :whistle: Just daydreaming for now. :shhh:
     
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    That social-type self-consciousness and what would be socially appropriate - or inappropriate - can be quite the issue, eh. You do have to be comfortable. I'm glad that what you currently have is exactly what you want, that's really lovely. I love the idea of more colourful stacking bands - I mean, why only a ruby or emerald anniversary band...? Both sound like a great idea! :lol:

    Ah yes, the earring dilemma... you should totally go for it!

    I mean essentially I just want to enable you so I can live vicariously through you. :kiss2:
     

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