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  1. Matthews1127
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    by Matthews1127 » Jul 20, 2018
    This was just for fun!
    2.23ct G SI1 EX MRB
    I went to trade in & upgrade my daughter’s Princess Cut studs, and decided to see what 2ct+ looked like on my 5.5 finger.
    The setting is a stock soli.
    I love the contrast between the two different cuts, and how each has their own personality! :love:
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  2. Vanilla Bling
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    by Vanilla Bling » Jul 21, 2018
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  3. Matthews1127
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    by Matthews1127 » Jul 21, 2018
    So beautiful!! :kiss2:
     
  4. Vanilla Bling
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    by Vanilla Bling » Jul 21, 2018
    Aww thank you , yours is beautiful as well :love:
     
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    by Vanilla Bling » Jul 21, 2018
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    Beautiful :love:
     
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  6. Matthews1127
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    by Matthews1127 » Jul 21, 2018
    Well, thank you....but that 2.23ct is still in the case at the jeweler’s...lol!! I was just excited to see what it looked like on me, compared to my EC.
    I was surprised that there wasn’t more visible difference in size on my finger, between the two. Granted, they are two completely cut stones, but Rounds, generally, have better spread than fancies. That 2.23ct EX GSI1 rock is listed at over $26,000USD. At under 1mm spread difference between the two, I’d say this has proven my EC to be an even better bargain than we originally believed. She was under $4,000USD, at 1.07ct GSI2, and faces up to nearly 2ct, against a 2.23ct EX cut Round. I find that astonishing, and I now understand why the average person, outside of PS, who looks at my EC, gets excited & automatically thinks it’s 2ct.
    Now, we all know, here, my 1.07ct EC would be eclipsed by a 2.23ct EC with the same dimensions. In fact, there’s a 74% increase. I can justify $26,000+ for that kind of upgrade. :lol-2:
    I learned a lot in that moment. Not only what I would justify & what I wouldn’t, pertaining to price for mm spread hike, but also that I really am not a MRB girl. I love them. They look absolutely spectacular....but not on me. So many of you wear your rounds so beautifully. I just can’t see a round cut on my finger. This was proof that I am all step cut, at heart. ;)2
    I love your beautiful ball of sunshine, @Vanilla Bling! I love everything about it, and it looks remarkable on your hand. It was meant for you!!! :mrgreen2:
     
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    by ohsomethingshiny » Jul 21, 2018
    I still can’t believe that I can post in here!

    This is Eleanor. She’s a 2.16 J-VS AVC in a CvB Acacia plat + YG setting. And she’s :love:!

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  8. Matthews1127
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    by Matthews1127 » Jul 21, 2018
    Let me pick up my jaw off the floor, please!!! WOW!!! So...:love::love::love:!!!!
     
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    by ohsomethingshiny » Jul 21, 2018
    I just took these this morning. She was showing off. :mrgreen2:

    But seriously, she really is a thing of beauty. So special and I am so blessed that @JDDN picked me to care for her. She did an incredible job matching the stone and setting. :clap:
     
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    by ohsomethingshiny » Jul 21, 2018
    I know where you can get over 5cts of EC for $35k. Just saying! :lol: But you’re right. Your EC gives great coverage and she’s a stunner for sure!
     
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  11. Vanilla Bling
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    by Vanilla Bling » Jul 21, 2018
    I really need to take a break from Pricescope lol !! I want one of everything I see because everything is so beautiful. I really really love jewelry and always have . I guess everyone has their own thang ya know :lol:
     
  12. Luce
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    by Luce » Jul 21, 2018
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    Looks great on you Matthew, but I do so love your stepcuts!!!!!
     
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    by Diamond425 » Jul 21, 2018
    23D19644-1780-4EDD-8C3A-0C01B9B80247.jpeg I can post in this thread since my upgrade.
     
  14. Orchids0926
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    by Orchids0926 » Jul 22, 2018
    Yay! I can join this club
    2.84 GIA XXX, F VS1 on 5.25 ring size
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  15. Matthews1127
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    by Matthews1127 » Jul 22, 2018
    So tempting!!! :twisted2:
    Thank you. DSS hits, sometimes. This comparison kinda put that at bay...for now....lol!! :lol-2:
     
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    by ohsomethingshiny » Jul 22, 2018
    I’m just gonna leave this here for you, @Matthews1127...



    :lol-2: :lol: :mrgreen:
     
  17. Matthews1127
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    by Matthews1127 » Jul 22, 2018
    Thank you!! I think I’ll continue to admire the balls of sunshine on everyone else (they’re all so beautiful), and stick to the step cuts, for myself...lol!! Maybe the Octavia was meant for me? *wink*
     
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    by Matthews1127 » Jul 22, 2018
    What goes through your mind, when you look down at your new diamond, and see a MRB, instead of your Marquise? Do you have to remind yourself that it’s yours, and not someone else’s? lol!!
     
  19. Matthews1127
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    by Matthews1127 » Jul 22, 2018
    :lol-2::lol-2::kiss2:

    I love this!! I’d kill to split this into two separate projects!! *swooning sigh*.
     
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    by Matthews1127 » Jul 22, 2018
    Gorgeous!! :kiss2:
     
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    21D16D1E-B9E4-4C7C-834D-7D6937E3A153.jpeg 07B76AB3-0C84-4FAE-8A82-6CFE4F71B4C1.jpeg So here is my 2.52 Gia I Si2.
     
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    by atp223 » Jul 24, 2018
    Joining the club! 2.9 ct I VS2 BGD signature. Size 4 finger.
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  25. Orchids0926
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    by Orchids0926 » Jul 26, 2018
    Stunning! Great coverage.
    May I ask how many mm is your ering band?
     
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  26. Diamond425
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    by Diamond425 » Jul 26, 2018
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    I still can’t believe it is mine. I still miss my Marquise but this is definitely my new baby. Lol. I must say she shines a lot. And I love that. Lol. The one you tried one was very nice. But your emerald is gorgeous. I guess after 10 years he said he would marry me all over again I am happy. Beautiful rings everyone. Congratulations to all.
     
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  27. Matthews1127
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    by Matthews1127 » Jul 26, 2018
    I’m so glad you love your new blingy ball of sunshine; she’s beautiful!! Your ring looks completely different, now, but still beautiful!!
    Congratulations on your 10 year Anniversary!!
    Hopefully, in 10 years, I’ll add a larger diamond to my collection (and still keep my EC :twisted2:). I’m thinking an Octavia between 1.75-2.0ct or an EC between 1.9-2.9ct. Practicality & available funds will determine all that.
    I’ll just be thankful to still have DH at my side, and to be celebrating 10 years, at that point...lol! :lol-2:
    I’m sure, as much as you miss your Marquise, you adjust to your new stunner, more & more, every day. ;)2
     
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    by Diamond425 » Jul 28, 2018
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    I am sure you will:clap:. I do miss her but I am getting used to my rb. I stare at her all the time. Can’t wait to see your 10 year upgrade. :appl:
     
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  30. Vanilla Bling
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    by Vanilla Bling » Jul 29, 2018
    I absolutely love everything about this ring :roll2:
     
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