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Jelly

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Don't forget to post pictures!! What setting are you thinking of?

Congrats!!!!!

ETA. I just looked at your other thread. If you like HOF, you will love the ACAs. I had an ACA and it is very comprable to the HOF stones.
 

risingsun

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I'm going to use it in my current e-ring setting for awhile. It's a five stone setting, with the four .20 ct RB side stones. My matching w-band has five .20 RB as well. Only problem is the setting is YG and I would like to go platinum. I saw a beautiful setting on the Jaffe site, but it's a semi-mount and I already have the diamonds
 

Ellen

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Your stone is a beauty!! Don''t pass out now, save it for when you see the diamond.
 

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Date: 1/27/2007 12:50:11 AM
Author: risingsun
I''m going to use it in my current e-ring setting for awhile. It''s a five stone setting, with the four .20 ct RB side stones. My matching w-band has five .20 RB as well. Only problem is the setting is YG and I would like to go platinum. I saw a beautiful setting of the Jaffe site, but it''s a semi-mount and I already have the diamonds
If you love your current setting, you could always rhodium plate it and get the white metal look! It will wear off and have to be redone, but that way you could keep using your current rings if you love them. And if not, you could have a new set custom made in platinum and they could use the diamonds from your current set if you think they are good enough to be with the ACA. Of course, we keep hearing that yellow gold is coming back in style, and that makes me nervous because I have also been changing over to white metals!
 

Ellen

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Date: 1/27/2007 9:03:39 AM
Author: diamondseeker2006

If you love your current setting, you could always rhodium plate it and get the white metal look! It will wear off and have to be redone, but that way you could keep using your current rings if you love them. And if not, you could have a new set custom made in platinum and they could use the diamonds from your current set if you think they are good enough to be with the ACA. Of course, we keep hearing that yellow gold is coming back in style, and that makes me nervous because I have also been changing over to white metals!
ds, I''d wear what you like, not what''s in style. I have always worn WG, and always will, it''s what looks best on me, and what I prefer. Styles will always come and go, one can''t keep changing jewelry to accommodate.
 

Sundial

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It looks like you''ve chosen a terrific diamond Risingsun!!! How exciting for you.
 

starryeyed

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Wow! Really nice cut, color and clarity! This looks like a stunning stone!

Yes, scary step, but you will LOVE it!
 

risingsun

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Thank you for your kind comments
I was nervous about posting the stone here, but I wanted to share it with my fellow PSers. I was looking at five
different stones and asked John and Bob for their guidance. The stone is going to Dave Atlas before it comes to me, so I won't set eyes on it until mid week.
I had a call from my HOF jeweler and told her I was calling in another branded diamond for approval. She was pretty good about it. Even offered to source other H & A diamonds for me, if I wished. I talked to her about setting the diamond, if not bought from her. She said that would not be a problem. I would be entitled to regular cleaning, prong checks, etc. They are insured to do the work. It should be a simple matter, since it is a peg head. They would reset the stone in a platinum head. She suggested the rhodium plating as an option. I'm wondering how often I would have to have it replated. Well, one step at a time. Please help me wait out my nerves
 

starryeyed

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Risingsun, no worries - nothing to be nervous about. You said you were nervous about posting the stone here - is that because you were worried someone would steal your find? I wonder how often that happens. Well, it''s yours now and it''s just a matter of time. Be sure to let us know what Dave Atlas has to say. Why did you opt for an independent appraisal if the stone is already certified?
 

Ellen

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Please don''t be nervous, there''s no need, really. ACA''s are basically no brainers (read stunning). You did good, be excited, not nervous.
 

risingsun

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No, I was not worried that someone would take the stone. I was nervous that someone would say it was a "woofer"--even though I know it's not--and my brain would explode
I went with an IA because of being a first time internet buyer. DH and I talked it over and this gave us an extra level of confidence in making this purchase.
 

kmglcg

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Risingsun... I am with you, I am sooooo with you. I to am looking at buying a stone with Bob at WF. He''s trying to find me a 3.25 ct. emerald cut. I have never done this before, and considering the cost, time and ultimate investment (both financially and in my own happiness with this stone), I will be seeking an IA as well. Nerves and exquisite anticipation combined make for a very long waiting period! I am totally confident WF is going to put you in a diamond you will not be able to stop looking at or talking about. Thats what I''m looking forward to. Good luck to you!
 

Kaleigh

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It''s a beauty, that''s for sure!!! Now relax!!!
 

risingsun

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Thanks again to all you wonderful ladies for helping to calm my fears
I spoke with John earlier about taking some new IS, ASET and diamond photos, because it appears that the stone is tilted in the current views. That's what John thinks too, because the hearts photo is perfect
If all checks out, the stone will be on its way on Monday...and yes, I am on the OCD side
 

risingsun

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Although the first stone I chose was fine, Brian saw another stone I had been considering and told me he thought it was "the one for me." Who am I to disagree with Brian's expertise
The new "chosen one" is slightly smaller in ct size, but the diameter is almost identical to the first one I picked. Thanks to the folks at WF and their patience and personal interest in helping me with my diamond purchase


http://www.whiteflash.com/hearts_arrows/A-Cut-Above-H-A-cut-diamond-183720.htm#

Comments are welcome
 

Ellen

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It''s a beauty!!
 

Sundial

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It looks like a winner!!! And don''t worry, as the owner of both Hearts on Fire and ACA diamonds I can assure you that you won''t be disappointed with your Whiteflash diamond!
 

shiatsu

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That's aa pretty large diamond, and you can't get a better cut than that. Did you take a look at the Solasfera diamonds? Ya know with a diamond that large the extra facets may really look nice, I know up in the 1.75-2.0 carat range Salasferas really pop nicely. Goodoldgold has a Solasfera which might be comparable in price although the symmetry and color isn't quite as good:


http://www.goodoldgold.com/diamond/2629/
 

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Date: 1/29/2007 5:37:47 PM
Author: risingsun
Although the first stone I chose was fine, Brian saw another stone I had been considering and told me he thought it was 'the one for me.' Who am I to disagree with Brian's expertise
The new 'chosen one' is slightly smaller in ct size, but the diameter is almost identical to the first one I picked. Thanks to the folks at WF and their patience and personal interest in helping me with my diamond purchase


http://www.whiteflash.com/hearts_arrows/A-Cut-Above-H-A-cut-diamond-183720.htm#

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awesome! that is one sweeeeet looking stone.

i think it's cool that it is '1.234' cts. 1234.... how often does that happen? i've never seen it! cool!
 

risingsun

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Thanks again for your wonderful comments
I'd better start learning how to use the macro on my camera. I've tried taking some pics of my current rings--and centerstone--for comparison. I've got nothing but a blur! DH tried and did better, but got some strange shadows. Anyhow, I'll keep you posted. I don't expect to see the little sparkler until the end of the week


BTW Thanks for posting info on the Solasfera, Shiatsu. It looks beautiful, but I thiink I need to stop thinking about more options, at this point...or my DH will believe I'm really out of my mind
 

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How exciting!!
I also think the 1234 is cool!
 
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