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  1. msop04
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    by msop04 » May 16, 2019
    @shelstone... should you get the Stuller (which I think you should if that's the one you love), make sure to get a teeny, tiny 0.75-1 mm spacer to wear in between it and the wedding band for protection of the wedding band. But that is another discussion for when you start shopping for bands... :)
     
  2. LinSF
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    by LinSF » May 16, 2019
    @shelstone YES, if you are in Houston you must go visit Whiteflash! If for no other reason than to be blown away by the quality of diamonds in one location! Whiteflash is on my list for my next visit to Texas. :)
     
  3. shelstone
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    by shelstone » May 16, 2019
    I didn’t realize I had white flash in the area that is a major major power move! Thank you Tim. I’m legit making an appointment for this Friday after work, appreciate the headsup !
     
  4. shelstone
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    by shelstone » May 16, 2019
    I had no idea whiteflash was in my area (def showing my experience). I’m rolling out of work early to get a look at some diamonds in case this doesn’t pan out. Plus I’m looking to be blown away by the quality of diamonds in one location : p
     
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  5. TimMD
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    by TimMD » May 16, 2019
    I am in San Antonio and went through that area many years ago. There were several jewelers/etc in the same area, although I think one of the two moved their showroom at some point and I am not that familiar with Houston but I remember seeing several jewelers in the building I was in. Let them know things you were looking at ahead of time and they should have ready for you at your appointment. Good luck, should be fun, makes me want to make a trip this weekend :appl:
     
  6. Gussie
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    by Gussie » May 16, 2019
    I am in the Houston area too. I didn't know about whiteflash either until pricescope. It turns out I live 15 minutes from there (in traffic!)
    You should definitely go there. They are wonderful and the bling is amazing!
     
  7. msop04
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    by msop04 » May 16, 2019
    Calling @BTCA... sell this dude your stone! LOL
     
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  8. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » May 16, 2019
    Definitely 6 prongs. Aesthetically I think it looks better, and you also want to make sure that gorgeous stone is well buckled in; rings DO break and diamonds DO drop out from time to time. 6 prongs should address that, tho.

    I love the Stuller. It seems a little finer in its lines, while still looking plenty sturdy. it's a very feminine ring. I'd wear it myself - and I'm picky. (Very!)
     
  9. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » May 16, 2019
    @LinSF - is there any way you can reach out to the seller for shelstone? Let her know someone is jumping up and down and waving their arms, trying to attract her attention?
     
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  10. shelstone
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    by shelstone » May 16, 2019
    Lol make sure you pass me your email for the onslaught of questions I’ll have when that time comes! I have no doubt bands will give me just as much trouble : P

    But yeah the stuller looks sleeker in my eyes so if Ie ver get this diamond that will be the move. There are loads of jewelers in my area who work with that vendor which is great. I've made an appointment with white flash just in case this doesn't pan out but fingers crossed.
     
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  11. shelstone
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    by shelstone » May 16, 2019
    Agreed on the Stuller as well I appreciate the sleeker prongs more to me. lol and thank you for trying to help the diamond happen!
     
  12. shelstone
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    by shelstone » May 16, 2019
    LOL!
     
  13. shelstone
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    by shelstone » May 16, 2019
    Oh that's awesome! I just moved to Houston from Philly in February so I'm still discovering some of these "hidden gems." Pun intended =D
     
  14. msop04
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    by msop04 » May 16, 2019
    No worries! Everyone on here will help you... and those tiny spacers are available on Etsy (and on the cheap). ;-)

    ETA: I would 100% let her pick out her band.
     
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  15. shelstone
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    by shelstone » May 16, 2019
    Thanks Tim for the advice and suggestion! I'm already in-contact making an appointment to look at some stones while the LT stone is still up in the air. I'll take a peek regardless just cause I'd love to see those cuts in person!
     
    


    


  16. shelstone
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    by shelstone » May 16, 2019
    10000000% if I can get her opinion and input on something that's def the moves for me.

    I'm doing a huge surprise engagement thing so I really rather not tip my hand with obvious questions. That's why despite the urging of other posters I really don't want to get her opinion on this piece.
     
  17. shelstone
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    by shelstone » May 16, 2019
    I’m glad this thread has helped more than just me =)2.

    I’m sure you found a beautiful ring, everything I seen ACA from whiteflash (no expert) has poppped!
     
  18. TimMD
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    by TimMD » May 16, 2019
    I am a fellow East Coast transplant to Texas (from NYC) and I love Philly. If you are ever in San Antonio, there is a super small spot called "youz guyz", best cheesesteaks I have had since being in Philly. Many good places to eat here but not everywhere you can get a cheesesteak on Amoroso hoagies. Let us know how the Whiteflash visit goes.
     
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    by CheeSauce » May 16, 2019
    Yay! I am happy I was helpful! I am always on the look out for deals in the preloved section... hehehehe. :geek2: I noticed that you can get such good deals in the preloved section or eBay but you have to be careful! Since it is a big purchase being careful is always a good thing.

    Also, if you think you would want to upgrade in the future (even though I know you said you probably won’t), having whiteflash’s upgrade policy is not a bad thing! You will have to decide if that upgrade policy (and return period) compensates for a smaller stone for more expensive cost.
     
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  20. Slick1
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    by Slick1 » May 16, 2019
    This has been a fun thread. I agree, that if you can make that Preloved J work out, that would be a great deal. I love deals! My son recently bought an ACA from Whiteflash for his fiancé and it’s a gorgeous stone! Draws my attention all day long! Just flashes like nobody’s business.
    Also, I have had a Stuller setting or two and loved the quality. It looked so fluid and was well made. Yet another vote for platinum. Once I went platinum, I never went back! Haha. Platinum feels so luxe! Good luck!
     
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  21. shelstone
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    by shelstone » May 16, 2019
    You know Tim if you didn't mention the fact that you are an East Coast transplant and tried some philly cheese steaks I'd dismiss your claim. But you are throwing terms like Amoroso hoagies at me which is really peeking my interest lol. I haven't had a decent cheesesteak since the Eagles playoff run :sigh:. lol we might be switching locations this weekend, you on your way to Houston for Whiteflash and me on the way to San Antonio for a decent Cheesesteak !
     
  22. shelstone
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    by shelstone » May 16, 2019
    That's a very fair point. I think if we ever do upgrade this is something that will be decided at least 5-10 years down the line if not longer. I'm not saying I'm looking for a forever ring but definitely a very very long time ring. I rather get the size and sparkle I want now and not worry about upgrades that are so far away and may never even come!

    The stone you found though is super clutch! Really hoping the seller contacts me haha, we've created so much momentum looking at it so it feels like we as a thread are setting up for disappointment lol.
     
  23. shelstone
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    by shelstone » May 16, 2019
    Thanks for your insight Slick! I've never wore a ring so getting opinions just makes me more confident in what I'm spending my money on so I Appreciate it.

    To me buying a ring I wanted to walk away feeling I got great value. Right now I feel like this J stone is giving me the wow factor and the value factor. =D
     
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  24. msop04
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    by msop04 » May 16, 2019
    Once you two are engaged, go to pick out wedding bands TOGETHER -- fun times! She'll get to try them on with her ering to make sure she likes how it looks and fits.
     
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  25. TimMD
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    by TimMD » May 16, 2019
    hahahaha yea I like to get to Houston every now and again, as much as I love San Antonio, I do miss "big city" feel every now and again. And yes, I have been to Philly multiple times with multiple close friends that lived there when I was on the East Coast. I have had a couple colleagues I work with here that were born and raised in Philly and also go there when they need their cheesesteak fix. I wouldn't interrupt our diamond talk unless it was worth it. :lol-2: They have some cool Philly memorabilia on the walls also but definitely a small cramped place....more lending to the authentic feel ;-). I just got my ring from Brian Gavin last month so got my diamond fix then but definitely planning on making a trip soon as always a good time looking at jewelry.
     
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  26. BTCA
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    by BTCA » May 16, 2019
    Ahhhh hahaha so sorry everyone! :lol: I was chasing my toddler around all morning! I replied to the original poster a few minutes ago. I am loving this thread haha.

    @shelstone We are apparently a match made in heaven. Happy to send to a third party appraiser. The stone is a beauty and I would much prefer her go to a loving new fiancee than a store to sit around waiting to be sold. :(
     
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  27. msop04
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    by msop04 » May 16, 2019
    OH HAPPY DAY!!!!!
    @shelstone
     
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    by Gussie » May 16, 2019
    HAPPY DAY!!! Anyone else feel like they are the one getting the ring?!? I absolutely love threads when a guy comes here with little diamond knowledge and embraces ps!!! @shelstone you have done very well and I can't wait to see it happen for you!!

    P.S. A huge Texas welcome too!!!
    Motto for transplants - "I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could!"
     
  29. BTCA
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    :lol-2:
     
  30. BTCA
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    We are chatting about next steps folks! Send any Houston appraiser recs our way. :)

    I'll be excited to see the setting he chooses if he buys the ring!
     

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