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sd_flp

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Mine have a ship date of the 29th. I don't mind because of the price, but I have to say the lead time was a little disappointing for basic, preset earrings.
Mine is August 3rd...and I do agree, the lead time is pretty long for preset earrings. I think pre-covid it would normally take 2 weeks (from what I read in an older thread), but even then, that’s still long. The stones aren’t even IGI certified.

In any case, I’m hoping ours get shipped sooner than the projected date. I bought a loose stone from them not too long ago and it shipped out a few days earlier than expected and I read another PSer have her ring shipped out a week earlier.
 

123ducklings

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I ordered 7/11 and my estimated ship date is 8/10. I’m not bothered, no deadline to worry about. In other threads it seems like they sometimes ship a bit early. Maybe under promise, over deliver?
 

Decision_Decisions

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I ordered a 0.75 ctw pair a couple of days ago and then just went back & got a 0.50 ctw pair too to compare. I think if I built my own studs I would want to be around 0.60 - 0.65 ctw, so we'll see which size feels right. Can't wait for the obsessing to begin (in a month!).
 

123ducklings

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I ordered a 0.75 ctw pair a couple of days ago and then just went back & got a 0.50 ctw pair too to compare. I think if I built my own studs I would want to be around 0.60 - 0.65 ctw, so we'll see which size feels right. Can't wait for the obsessing to begin (in a month!).
Ooooh I hope you’ll post side-by-side comparison pics for us!
 

monipod

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I couldn't say no to a .50ct pair... It'd cost at least that to set my .20 stones in a stud setting here in Australia and I've been super curious about lab stones.
 

sd_flp

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Last day for the sale. I think the next one will be Labor Day...?
 

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I just got the notification that my .5ctw studs shipped today. I ordered 7/3 and estimated date was 7/30, so they definitely did ship early!
Oooh, awesome! Please share pics when they arrive! =)2
 

Lisag103

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Ugh I so want to jump on board and get the .5’s or even the .75’s but I’m in Europe so will probably get hit with another 30% customs & VAT! Still probbaly a good price on the .5’s but it stings ha ha.

I didn’t bite up to last night and thought I had missed it but am taking it as a sign now that it has been extended ha ha!
 

Decision_Decisions

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Here is a pic of the Loop Jewelry 0.5ctw (they say they can be from 0.45 to 0.55 depending on what you get) next to 0.76ctw JA mined stone. So about 0.25 next to 0.38 ct. The mined stone is a J which is why it looks warmer. I much prefer the setting and prongs on the JA stone.

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Decision_Decisions

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Here are ear shots. I know they're huge which is creepy. I have fairly small lobes and my piercings are low. I don't like the hanging off the lobe look so I'm limited on size. I feel 1ctw looks too big on me. Here is a comparison of the 0.25 and 0.38 ct stones.

When I was comparing these I felt like the 0.25 looked just a little too small. But the 0.38 were pretty eye catching and sometimes I felt they were too big (weird for PS I know). I'm excited to try the new ones.

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sd_flp

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Here are ear shots. I know they're huge which is creepy. I have fairly small lobes and my piercings are low. I don't like the hanging off the lobe look so I'm limited on size. I feel 1ctw looks too big on me. Here is a comparison of the 0.25 and 0.38 ct stones.

When I was comparing these I felt like the 0.25 looked too small. But the 0.38 were pretty eye catching and sometimes I felt they were too big (weird for PS I know). I'm excited to try the new ones.

20200212_212450_001.jpg

20200212_212658.jpg
I think both look great on you! Although like you, I like to stay small with my stones, which I know is the minority on PS. Seeing yours makes me excited for my .50 ctw studs!!! :kiss2:
 

vetrik

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I received my .5 ctw studs today, and I’m really happy with them! I bought them for my second holes, and the size is great. They seem very white when I compared to an E color unset lab diamond I have, and they’re very sparkly! Seems like a great deal for the price.

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Compared with a .86 carat E color lab grown diamond:

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sd_flp

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I received my .5 ctw studs today, and I’m really happy with them! I bought them for my second holes, and the size is great. They seem very white when I compared to an E color unset lab diamond I have, and they’re very sparkly! Seems like a great deal for the price.

7F684B52-BDB1-4065-9BBC-7F7F491FB2E7.jpeg
B4124C02-193F-4103-B83E-C5ABF6ED503E.jpeg B7C6B9C4-DBB3-4ED8-8026-B0C82F546E3D.jpeg


Compared with a .86 carat E color lab grown diamond:

FE0F126B-6DF8-4C31-8C39-3D93BC1B4155.jpeg
Wow!!! These are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing; I’m really envious right now.

I’ve been checking my order status hoping that JA finished mine early, lol.
 

OboeGal

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I received my .5 ctw studs today, and I’m really happy with them! I bought them for my second holes, and the size is great. They seem very white when I compared to an E color unset lab diamond I have, and they’re very sparkly! Seems like a great deal for the price.

7F684B52-BDB1-4065-9BBC-7F7F491FB2E7.jpeg
B4124C02-193F-4103-B83E-C5ABF6ED503E.jpeg B7C6B9C4-DBB3-4ED8-8026-B0C82F546E3D.jpeg


Compared with a .86 carat E color lab grown diamond:

FE0F126B-6DF8-4C31-8C39-3D93BC1B4155.jpeg
Thank you for sharing these! They're quite lovely for the price - I'm impressed. Based on your pictures here, I'm guessing colorwise around a G (compared to your E), and the cut looks pretty nice!
 

sd_flp

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Wow!!! These are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing; I’m really envious right now.

I’ve been checking my order status hoping that JA finished mine early, lol.
Sorry, I spoke too soon. I just got notification that my earrings are now being shipped. :) I ordered on July 3rd, so just double confirming that JA does complete their studs much earlier than their ETA.

I’m hoping in time JA will expand their lab jewelry line onto their anniversary rings. :appl:
 

Decision_Decisions

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I received my .5 ctw studs today, and I’m really happy with them! I bought them for my second holes, and the size is great. They seem very white when I compared to an E color unset lab diamond I have, and they’re very sparkly! Seems like a great deal for the price.

7F684B52-BDB1-4065-9BBC-7F7F491FB2E7.jpeg
B4124C02-193F-4103-B83E-C5ABF6ED503E.jpeg B7C6B9C4-DBB3-4ED8-8026-B0C82F546E3D.jpeg


Compared with a .86 carat E color lab grown diamond:

FE0F126B-6DF8-4C31-8C39-3D93BC1B4155.jpeg
Those look nice! What do you think of the cut? It's hard to tell from the pics, but are you able to see any arrows?
 

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I just got my .50 ctw studs today! They are beautiful and fiery. I honestly didn’t expect them to be this nice given the cost. I tried to take as much pics as possible; hope this helps...:

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They’re actually bigger than I expected, which was a nice surprise. I think I would’ve been fine taking the smallest size, too; I know PSers like bigger stones, but I’m pretty conservative with jewelry and I like to err on the smaller side, lol. Overall I’m impressed. :)

My loose diamond that I bought a few weeks ago is at the jeweler (also from JA) but I can tell these are warmer than my engagement ring diamond (which is an E). I have to say I kinda like the coloring of these better. :kiss2:
 

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Wow, those look really great, seem well cut! That's a nice size on your ear. I'm really excited to get mine!
 
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I just got my .50 ctw studs today! They are beautiful and fiery. I honestly didn’t expect them to be this nice given the cost. I tried to take as much pics as possible; hope this helps...:

45962703-F0AA-4069-BF15-304994CF6AB9.jpeg A07F0535-98BA-4CA7-8BF0-218B63363BB3.jpeg C2E59AB0-8004-42DD-A758-0FBEAF572734.jpeg E6D70171-E32E-4AC9-AD7C-238F193181BC.jpeg C5193288-6851-4814-8A76-B7264E13831E.jpeg

They’re actually bigger than I expected, which was a nice surprise. I think I would’ve been fine taking the smallest size, too; I know PSers like bigger stones, but I’m pretty conservative with jewelry and I like to err on the smaller side, lol. Overall I’m impressed. :)

My loose diamond that I bought a few weeks ago is at the jeweler (also from JA) but I can tell these are warmer than my engagement ring diamond (which is an E). I have to say I kinda like the coloring of these better. :kiss2:
Gorgeous! I'm reeeeally impressed with the cut on these!
 

sd_flp

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Gorgeous! I'm reeeeally impressed with the cut on these!
Thanks so much! I would love to see if anyone bought the bigger studs. If these small ones are nice, I wouldn’t doubt that the larger ones are just as good.

Here are a couple other pics. I hope no one is annoyed with these but I can’t help but rave how pretty they are!

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Gorgeous. I’m so glad you post pictures. I knew that they would be great given my previous purchase with them. Now I wish I didn’t cancel my order for Lightbox. Congrats and enjoy.
 
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