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Lightbox Loose Stones up to 2ct Just Became Available

lucky7355

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With 10% off and 3% cash back from Rakuten, your total price is just under $1400...

Shoot! I didn’t know Rakuten had a cash back option with Lightbox! I may have to reorder and return the first one. I don’t want to leave money on the table at that price point, especially since I had to pay tax.

Thanks for the heads up!
 

blingmeupscotty

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Literally-I JUST got the email from Lightbox that said "back in stock" and clicked the link. Went to the website [did not see the thread here] and they are gone again.
 

lucky7355

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oof. could still do the necklace?

They did restock quickly from the last sell out - I wonder if they’re staggering inventory.

I went to order a second necklace for the Rakuten cash back and got an error that they couldn’t ship to my address and the reason is they’re limiting solitaire necklaces to one per customer. It’s based on email address, however so you can still use the same name and shipping address, just pick a different email and it will allow you to check out.
 

KeepStepping

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I went to order a second necklace for the Rakuten cash back and got an error that they couldn’t ship to my address and the reason is they’re limiting solitaire necklaces to one per customer. It’s based on email address, however so you can still use the same name and shipping address, just pick a different email and it will allow you to check out.

I just tried to order a second loose stone this morning, after alerting everyone here, and as I checked out it said that they could not ship to my STATE in the US, which is not an island or off the mainland USA. I’ll create a second account to try to order another piece if they become available (I’m hoping for not-a-J-color), but interested to see how they are limiting these.

In the past, they have staggered the release. I anticipate at least one more release of loose stones and one more release of necklaces before the holidays. They are following a similar pattern to when they first released the 1ct necklaces, and I bought several of those at the time.
 

lucky7355

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I just tried to order a second loose stone this morning, after alerting everyone here, and as I checked out it said that they could not ship to my STATE in the US, which is not an island or off the mainland USA. I’ll create a second account to try to order another piece if they become available (I’m hoping for not-a-J-color), but interested to see how they are limiting these.

In the past, they have staggered the release. I anticipate at least one more release of loose stones and one more release of necklaces before the holidays. They are following a similar pattern to when they first released the 1ct necklaces, and I bought several of those at the time.

Yep, that’s the error message that popped up, that it couldn’t be shipped to my state. If you’re in a desktop, you’ll see a second notification on the right that goes further in explaining that you reached your 1 per customer limit. On mobile it’s hidden in your order summary.

You should be able to check out as a guest with a different email without creating a second account.

Thanks for the insight on the releases! 1C55B49D-E4F8-4D70-B2A7-30433855554D.jpeg 6C9E59A8-C0FD-48C9-AEF6-2C5EBB222E3A.jpeg
 

suelan1006

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Do you guys think the restock are actually people's returns? The fact that the restock sells out so fast makes me think the restock is a very limited quantity of stones, which is strange. If the restock is another shipment from the manufacture, it would not sell out so fast, right?
 

MTD

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Do you guys think the restock are actually people's returns? The fact that the restock sells out so fast makes me think the restock is a very limited quantity of stones, which is strange. If the restock is another shipment from the manufacture, it would not sell out so fast, right?

I'm not sure. It could be both. The first time the 2 ct stones were offered few weeks ago they were gone by mid afternoon. Maybe LB is staggering the rollouts for the 2 ct stones to a minimum to make room for the holiday season demands.

I'm still hoping LB has plans to offer their 2 cts in Lightbox Finest really soon. I certainly would like to get my hands on those.
 

bluebells

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First time poster but long time lurker. I just received two 1.75ct loose stones from LB and am attaching the ASET and ideal scope images (amateur pics). I'm also attaching images for my Ering, which is a 1.7ct brian gavin H&A cut for reference. What do you all think? Should I keep one? 7A28D18B-0D01-4124-A6E3-4C534DFAC808.JPG F3D1FD6A-357C-4E6E-9606-BF1E514D0A98.JPG B8C9F434-C33E-457E-A653-DE10D941909B.JPG IMG_2096 3.jpeg The second one looks a lot better than the first to me. Color wise, I have a J diamond to compare to and definitely looks whiter than that. Also got some pinks and blues (0.5ct studs/pendant sets) just to check them out and I have to say I'm very impressed by the color. The blue is just a perfect baby blue, and the pinks are subtle. The necklace is a bit lighter than the earrings so I might return the necklace. It doesn't look very pink at all against the rose gold.
 

kindred

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That first 1.5 ct has so much leakage. :( The 2nd one would be a keeper for me if the scope images are accurate (not too tilted, etc). Both colored stone necklaces seem pretty pale (ETA - especially the pink one.) Love the earrings and of course the Brian Gavin diamond! I would probably keep the blues if you want a set.

Thanks so much for sharing your pics!
 

Kim N

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First time poster but long time lurker. I just received two 1.75ct loose stones from LB and am attaching the ASET and ideal scope images (amateur pics). I'm also attaching images for my Ering, which is a 1.7ct brian gavin H&A cut for reference. What do you all think? Should I keep one? 7A28D18B-0D01-4124-A6E3-4C534DFAC808.JPG F3D1FD6A-357C-4E6E-9606-BF1E514D0A98.JPG B8C9F434-C33E-457E-A653-DE10D941909B.JPG IMG_2096 3.jpeg The second one looks a lot better than the first to me. Color wise, I have a J diamond to compare to and definitely looks whiter than that. Also got some pinks and blues (0.5ct studs/pendant sets) just to check them out and I have to say I'm very impressed by the color. The blue is just a perfect baby blue, and the pinks are subtle. The necklace is a bit lighter than the earrings so I might return the necklace. It doesn't look very pink at all against the rose gold.

Thank you for sharing these! They're incredibly helpful. The second one looks better for sure, though it would be great if you're able to re-take the ASET image holding the scope so that you see green in the center.

Do you have any other photos of the pink pendant? I'd love to get a closer look at how subtle the pink is.
 

Kim N

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Here are some more pics. The aset looks similar with green in the middle. I think it’s a keeper. Also the pink pendant is more noticeably pink outdoors, matches my pink sweater. 43BF4659-02B1-473C-A9D3-6F5D97F08D02.jpeg 4A1647DD-3B07-4749-AF57-63C402FA05C5.jpeg D12FCF37-1EEC-4996-B9C7-09E1E1E48EC6.jpeg 35CE3E66-FE77-438D-8966-78041C37F630.jpeg E3FE176A-E74F-4FBF-9180-C097F52B6B52.jpeg

Thank you so much for sharing the additional photos! I agree, the second stone looks like a keeper. And those earrings are such a gorgeous shade of pink.
 

shelikessparkles

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Hi everyone. I’m new here @swaye2010 encouraged me to join and share pics of the pink lightbox stones I just received since I don’t think there are pics of the pink in a larger size. I was a little wary of how the stone would look since I had read about orangy shades of pink in the past but mine is a beautiful color pink. I ordered the 1.5 ct loose pink, the 1.75 ct loose white and the pink 1 ctw earrings and .5 ct necklace. The loose stone looks more pink than the smaller stones and outside lighting gives it a more beautiful pink shade. I’m wearing a morganite ring for comparison in the hand picture with inside lighting. The white and pink stone next to each other are in natural light . Hope this helps if anyone is considering the pink. Also I have a cheap probably unreliable caliper and the 1.5 ct pink looks about 7.4-7.5mm and the 1.75 white looks to be about 7.7-7.8mm. I’m planning to take them to my jeweler to get official measurements and weights. 83C50FF2-545B-4CC0-B23F-E8B040B446D5.jpeg F144B51D-BCDD-4DD7-8CBF-369D11DBCC2A.jpeg 5046AEBF-CE70-4C78-95FA-C8CC6A4F0AD8.jpeg
 

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Hi all! Not the best lighting, but I set the loose stone between my two sets of studs to give an idea of proportions. The larger studs are 1 carat each and the smaller are 0.5 carats each. I think I’d prefer 0.75 ish or around 6mm each for side stones. With my home measurement (calipers that I used for EKG reading in residency lol) it comes in at just a hair under 8mm. The ring above is my 2ct ideal cut in a halo- funny how a setting can impact the visual presence of a stone isn’t it?
 

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Hi all! Not the best lighting, but I set the loose stone between my two sets of studs to give an idea of proportions. The larger studs are 1 carat each and the smaller are 0.5 carats each. I think I’d prefer 0.75 ish or around 6mm each for side stones. With my home measurement (calipers that I used for EKG reading in residency lol) it comes in at just a hair under 8mm. The ring above is my 2ct ideal cut in a halo- funny how a setting can impact the visual presence of a stone isn’t it?

Oooh I love the way it looks with the .5 ct stones! I was pondering making a three stone or five stone with mine and that picture of just all the stones lined up is already swoon worthy to me.
 

La2020

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First time poster but long time lurker. I just received two 1.75ct loose stones from LB and am attaching the ASET and ideal scope images (amateur pics). I'm also attaching images for my Ering, which is a 1.7ct brian gavin H&A cut for reference. What do you all think? Should I keep one? 7A28D18B-0D01-4124-A6E3-4C534DFAC808.JPG F3D1FD6A-357C-4E6E-9606-BF1E514D0A98.JPG B8C9F434-C33E-457E-A653-DE10D941909B.JPG IMG_2096 3.jpeg The second one looks a lot better than the first to me. Color wise, I have a J diamond to compare to and definitely looks whiter than that. Also got some pinks and blues (0.5ct studs/pendant sets) just to check them out and I have to say I'm very impressed by the color. The blue is just a perfect baby blue, and the pinks are subtle. The necklace is a bit lighter than the earrings so I might return the necklace. It doesn't look very pink at all against the rose gold.

Thank you so much! I really look forward to see the colored LB stones from other PSes. I really love your shade of pink and blue and you are so lucky! Mine was an awful shade of dark pink.. N no sparkle.. So sad.
 

La2020

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Hi everyone. I’m new here @swaye2010 encouraged me to join and share pics of the pink lightbox stones I just received since I don’t think there are pics of the pink in a larger size. I was a little wary of how the stone would look since I had read about orangy shades of pink in the past but mine is a beautiful color pink. I ordered the 1.5 ct loose pink, the 1.75 ct loose white and the pink 1 ctw earrings and .5 ct necklace. The loose stone looks more pink than the smaller stones and outside lighting gives it a more beautiful pink shade. I’m wearing a morganite ring for comparison in the hand picture with inside lighting. The white and pink stone next to each other are in natural light . Hope this helps if anyone is considering the pink. Also I have a cheap probably unreliable caliper and the 1.5 ct pink looks about 7.4-7.5mm and the 1.75 white looks to be about 7.7-7.8mm. I’m planning to take them to my jeweler to get official measurements and weights. 83C50FF2-545B-4CC0-B23F-E8B040B446D5.jpeg F144B51D-BCDD-4DD7-8CBF-369D11DBCC2A.jpeg 5046AEBF-CE70-4C78-95FA-C8CC6A4F0AD8.jpeg

Oh my! That's really a lovely delicious shade of pink!!! N. So big too!! Congrats on your lovely purchases!
 

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Omg the FedEx man came to my house when I was home, dropped off one packaged, and scanned the Lightbox package as not deliverable because I wasn't home to sign for it WITHOUT EVEN RINGING THE DOORBELL! I'm so mad!!!

That happened to me on the first day they came by!!! I taped a note to the door saying “I am home please knock!!!!” For the next day!
 

La2020

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Omg the FedEx man came to my house when I was home, dropped off one packaged, and scanned the Lightbox package as not deliverable because I wasn't home to sign for it WITHOUT EVEN RINGING THE DOORBELL! I'm so mad!!!

70% of the FedEx services sucked...
First time poster but long time lurker. I just received two 1.75ct loose stones from LB and am attaching the ASET and ideal scope images (amateur pics). I'm also attaching images for my Ering, which is a 1.7ct brian gavin H&A cut for reference. What do you all think? Should I keep one? 7A28D18B-0D01-4124-A6E3-4C534DFAC808.JPG F3D1FD6A-357C-4E6E-9606-BF1E514D0A98.JPG B8C9F434-C33E-457E-A653-DE10D941909B.JPG IMG_2096 3.jpeg The second one looks a lot better than the first to me. Color wise, I have a J diamond to compare to and definitely looks whiter than that. Also got some pinks and blues (0.5ct studs/pendant sets) just to check them out and I have to say I'm very impressed by the color. The blue is just a perfect baby blue, and the pinks are subtle. The necklace is a bit lighter than the earrings so I might return the necklace. It doesn't look very pink at all against the rose gold.

@sxb_358 your post really inspired me to take the plunge and purchase the 1ct blue. Keeping my fingers crossed that it is a baby blue.
 

shelikessparkles

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70% of the FedEx services sucked...


@sxb_358 your post really inspired me to take the plunge and purchase the 1ct blue. Keeping my fingers crossed that it is a baby blue.

Please pics of the loose blue. I have a Scott Kay white gold halo ring with a moissanite center that I have been trying to imagine with a 1 ct pink or blue center.
 
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