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Latest upgrade 3.093 H&A BGD Cushion + Sholdt

evansjm1

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Well, I posted briefly about toying with an upgrade idea and ended up pulling the trigger. This ring is to celebrate 10 years of marriage, 2 births and my 40th so a good amount of “special” packed into one project ;-)

I ended up moving up in size from a 2.11ct I, VS2 BGD BLUE H&A Round to this 3.093ct J, VS2 BGD H&A Cushion.

New stone is here: https://www.briangavindiamonds.com/3.093-j-vs2-cushion-diamond-ags-c-104107285001

After looking at settings for hours and hours on end, I surprised myself and went with a custom two-tone Sholdt halo. I do not believe they’ve done this setting in two tone before but I liked the idea of having a hint of rose gold in with the platinum. We’ll see how it looks in person but swooning over the glamour shots!

This is my 4th setting as I seem to be unknowingly hard on my hands and tend to knock mele out like its my job. I almost went with a plain solitaire setting but was worried about the stone itself being too exposed. This setting holds the main diamond down low and is well protected which hopefully will give me a little peace of mind. Also no more mele on the band as in my previous settings.

I have yet to receive the ring itself but wanted to share my delight with the glamour shots somewhere and can’t exactly post this to social media! Lol. Thought you’d appreciate here. Will post more once I have it in hand :) 1D870B1B-0965-4588-B610-BB9D73BA7974.jpeg BFA3960A-1263-48FA-8A3B-73203C9AD61B.jpeg 5130A50F-D7FE-47C1-BC5F-095B5D4D4A6F.jpeg
 
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Catmom

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It's beautiful! I love the two tone and can't wait to see some hand shots.
 

MeowMeow

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Gorgeous! I love the rose gold halo. I bet it's going to be lovely on you!
 

diamondseeker2006

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Beautiful!!!! I love that you added the rose gold! I love the shape of the stone, too!
 

lissyflo

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The rose gold looks amazing - it gives a real softness to the setting. Hand shots when you can, please!
 

missy

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Gorgeous ❤
 

sarahb

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That stone and the setting you chose look perfect together!! Congratulations on your milestones and your gorgeous upgrade! Can’t wait to see it on your hand!:love::love:
 

KristyDarling

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If your ring is this beautiful in the glamor shots then I can't wait to see it on your hand! Congratulations on this lovely rock and setting!
 

Slick1

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Drop mike! Amazing! Stunning! Drool Worthy! Perfection! Congratulations!
 

evansjm1

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Thanks, everyone! I was worried about the J color but Emily at BGD thought it looked whiter than the I color I traded in when they were side by side. We’ll see. I pick it up a week from tomorrow
 

Austina

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Wowsers, it’s beautiful
 

maita13

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Congrats on a stunning ring that commemorates all your milestones! Can’t wait to see hand shots!
 

lynahs1295

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oooh i cannot wait to see hand shots! i was just at BGD last week and he mentioned a stone and ring that upon reading this, is yours!!!

i am sure it will look even more lovely in person :kiss2:
 

tyty333

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Gorgeous! I love the two tone!
 

evansjm1

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Well, it’s a little bigger than I had anticipated When I received a photo of the stones side by side (my trade in and this one), they didn’t seem terribly different. Now I kind of wish it wasn’t halo-ed but at the same time I wanted the extra protection.

I’ll get used to this right? Feel like it may look kind of silly where I live now that I’m no longer in Chicago....

Also, think I’ll definitely forgo wearing it with the wedding band. What do you all think? 4E7C818A-4742-4DC6-8AA3-D2C0895C7C6D.jpeg 413E45E9-8E05-4588-8C69-C47376523AB0.jpeg AECB047E-6529-4C1F-965D-31C4E5648427.jpeg A343B443-4066-45AB-B9B0-4C32DEC6FB5D.jpeg A7D4DDC7-FA58-4751-A804-9530DAA541B8.jpeg B02A938A-A744-4514-9259-744D2D7DA9DB.jpeg 698A7A38-6394-4D9B-B044-F6B0BE716449.jpeg C5BA5E26-E9E9-4CA3-BA28-050E2FC714FD.jpeg
 

maita13

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Wowza!! Such a stunning ring!! I just love the two tone style of your setting❤.

Yes, you’ll get used to the size very quickly. We all know DSS is very real indeed. Enjoy and wear in good health and happiness!!

More pics, please....
 

dreamer_dachsie

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Wow, it's beautiful. I like it with and without the WB. Nice to have options.

And lol... only on PS do we think "A one carat increase in size won't be that noticable!". lol... you will get used to the size!
 

evansjm1

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I know, right? (On the size thing!) But since I changed shapes and saw a photo of them together I didn’t think it was going to be that massive looking to me. Although I really wanted to avoid the halo originally to avoid this feeling (why I said I surprised myself above) but also wanted the extra protection since it’s set inside it so low.

I’m sure I’ll grt used to it If not, I’m good at resetting and this would be a great setting for a fancy gemstone.

Some more pics...
 

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MissGotRocks

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I love some of the larger stones but to me, sometimes, they can be over the top. I honestly don't feel that way about yours at all. Even with the halo, it still looks in line with your finger from both sides. DSS is truly real - yours eyes will get adjusted to it in no time! The setting is spectacular and I like it with the band as well.

I think you have done a great job and the cringing will be over by sometime tomorrow! By Monday you will wonder why you ever questioned yourself. Enjoy your new ring and don't second guess yourself - you really have a spectacular ring that looks great on your hand.
 
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