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baby nurse

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It's a 3.40 carat L August Vintage OEC from GOG (fantastic customer service :)) ). I love this stone! It has gorgeous chunky facets that reflect beautiful pastels and it's so bright! My only reservation is that I'm having a hard time deciding whether it looks too large on my size 4.25 finger. Please tell me what you think.

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dreamer_dachsie

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LOL! You won't get much criticism from this crowd!

No, it is not too large. It is very large, no doubt, but no such thing as "too large" if you like it. You will likely get used to the size anyways. I would set it in a very low profile setting, like a Tiffany Lucinda style setting, to make it more comfortable to wear.
 

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HI:

No argument from me--it is a dreamboat!

cheers--Sharon
 

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Dreamer_D|1304888613|2915576 said:
LOL! You won't get much criticism from this crowd!

No, it is not too large. It is very large, no doubt, but no such thing as "too large" if you like it. You will likely get used to the size anyways. I would set it in a very low profile setting, like a Tiffany Lucinda style setting, to make it more comfortable to wear.
I was feeling the same way - I didn't think it looked too large (it looks great!) but I was thinking that I would set it low.
 

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Dreamer_D|1304888613|2915576 said:
LOL! You won't get much criticism from this crowd!

No, it is not too large. It is very large, no doubt, but no such thing as "too large" if you like it. You will likely get used to the size anyways. I would set it in a very low profile setting, like a Tiffany Lucinda style setting, to make it more comfortable to wear.
Thank you, Dreamer D! Yes, I figured I would probably get used to it. My current wedding set has a 1.5 carat round brilliant, so this would be quite a jump!

I've heard of the Tiffany Lucinda, but can't picture it--I'll look it up. I was thinking of the Brian Gavin "Grace" or "Elegance", likely in rose gold. Definitely something set low, without any extra bling.
 

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Too large.. :read: is there such a thing.. I think it looks stunning!!!! I so much love the old cuts... I don't have enough fingers or money or I would have one of those too!!!! :appl: :appl: :appl:
 

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I don't understand the question.

:cheeky:
 

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This is the lucinda, it is basically like the vatche x-prong. The shank tapers from about 3.5mm by the stone to about 2mm between the fingers. I like a tapered cross prong like this with a slightly wider shank for a large stone because it would make me personally feel like the stone was archored to my hand and more safe and secure. There is a PSer with a rock and setting like this. Let me find the thread.
 

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oh, I think it looks great! and a rose gold setting would be lovely. I think either the Grace or Elegance would be a great option :)
 

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Haven|1304892889|2915630 said:
I don't understand the question.

:cheeky:
Neither do I.

:cheeky: :cheeky: :cheeky:
 

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TOO LARGE?!?!?!??!? :confused: Is there such a thing? That stone looks amazing on your hand. Come on, you KNOW you can "rock" it! :naughty: :naughty: (no pun intended LOL)
 

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Would have thought that it would have been 'large' on your finger but actually, I think it looks great!

It is a beautiful stone - enjoy it!!
 

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Its Beautiful! It looks soo white.. Do you notice any warmth? It sure is beautiful, Hope you come back and post your finished ring.
 

SandyCheeks

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Heavens that a beauty!!!!! Not too large at all. Can't wait to see how you set it!
 

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baby nurse|1304888514|2915573 said:
It's a 3.40 carat L August Vintage OEC from GOG (fantastic customer service :)) ). I love this stone! It has gorgeous chunky facets that reflect beautiful pastels and it's so bright! My only reservation is that I'm having a hard time deciding whether it looks too large on my size 4.25 finger. Please tell me what you think.
I think it looks right at home on your hand, but you have to be comfortable with the size and look to be completely happy with your ring :bigsmile:
 

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Mayk|1304890204|2915595 said:
Too large.. :read: is there such a thing.. I think it looks stunning!!!! I so much love the old cuts... I don't have enough fingers or money or I would have one of those too!!!! :appl: :appl: :appl:
Ha ha! I agree, I love the old cuts, as well. I think I could get used to the size ;)) !
 

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Ooh I'm so glad that stone went to a PS'r! I love it. :)
 

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Love love love your stone! No its not too big. Give it a few wks and you will get used to it.
 

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there is no such thing as too large~ enjoy it, it's a beautiful stone~ :bigsmile:
 

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No way! The diamond is gorgeous and it looks marvelous on your hand.
 
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Large? Yes. Too Large? NO WAY!

Once you wear it a while the size will "shrink" a bit and you'll be saying.. "hmm.. DSS?"
It's absolutely gorgeous and perfect on your hand! No worries =)
 

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Dreamer_D|1304893269|2915635 said:
This is the lucinda, it is basically like the vatche x-prong. The shank tapers from about 3.5mm by the stone to about 2mm between the fingers. I like a tapered cross prong like this with a slightly wider shank for a large stone because it would make me personally feel like the stone was archored to my hand and more safe and secure. There is a PSer with a rock and setting like this. Let me find the thread.
That setting is one of my favorites, the first that came to mind when I was considering this stone! I think I first saw it in the engagement ring folder, and then it was (is?) on JbEG's site. There isn't much $$ left for a setting so I won't likely look up MM for this one but I really do like the Brian Gavin one and I also like the Vatche settings.

Thank you for locating that thread!
 
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