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websailor

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Cflutist finally went to sleep

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- good thing for me she is an early sleeper and I'm a late night person. Now I can work on my big surprise! For quite a while I have wanted to give cflutist a nice piece of jewelry, but she is so darn hard to surprise!!!
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You can't use any of our normal accounts to pay for anything - she keeps an eagle eye on them. She gets home before I do, so I can't easily have packages delivered to our house (she would open them), and I have a hefty commute to work, so I can't easily wait for them.


I finally got to put my plan into action... While she tracks all our normal accounts, she doesn't bother with my stock trading accounts - too complex she says. Besides, she doesn't think there is much there because I keep talking about "playing the stock market". Last August, when Google did it's IPO, I bought into it...good move! Let's just say it's nice when an $85 stock goes to $200...
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Since it looked like it leveled off this year, I decided to cash out, retaining the capital for future investing and the using half the gains (after taxes were taken into account) for me and half for cflutist's surprise.
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Which is.... to replace the 2.05 carat D-VS2 Oval she sold after her divorce from her ex!
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I started working with our long time vendor in the SF Diamond & Jewelry Mart like I did when we got her e-ring - cflutist has known one of the salespeople since they were in High School together, so that person knows what she likes and my grievous lack of knowledge about diamonds was not an issue... Things all came together this week and I was able to sneak away (a little white lie about going to work when I was really going to SF), and pick up the diamond!

So tomorrow when she opens her pre-packaged breakfast bag that she takes to work, or perhaps earlier depending upon her PS habits (breakfast first or PS first?), she is going to find a small post -it note (she really likes my little notes!
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) on her instant oatmeal directing her to a little used pocket in her purse.
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In any case, the cat, so to speak, will be out of the bag early tomorrow morning! There, in a tiny envelope, she will find this surprise:
5.15 cts D-SI1 Whoohoo! A diamond! Wow, a big one!
13.70 x 9.85 x 5.91 mm
60% depth, 1.39 L:W, 57% table
(I got this from the GIA report)

I figure I'm going to get an ecstatic phone call about half way to work.
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I might have to pull over, I'll be laughing so hard - she thinks I am totally incapable of surprising her!
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I'm hoping we can finish it before our upcoming cruise by putting it in a pendant (most likely since that is what she has been looking at lately), or maybe switching it with her e-ring 3 ct stone since she likes it's setting. Just possibly a RHR...that will all be her choice.

Websailor is going to score major hubbie points with this surprise!!!! LOL! Okay, not enough to get me out of the hole...
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Sorry about the not so great picture - I had to take it in the kitchen tonight using just the halogen ceiling lights and no flash -couldn't take the chance of waking her.


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Cath

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WOW!!!!
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Talk about a BIG surprise! You''re definitely gonna score some big points with this big sparkler. You are very sneaky Websailor -- good job!!

I can''t wait to see cflutist''s response!
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ello

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What a great story...you are a husband to die for!!!
Have a great weekend!
 

desert willow

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I''m a lurker, but had to say that is one fantastic surprise.
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Can''t wait to read her response.
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-C
 

mellyjm

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WOW, what a surprise!! I cant wait for her reaction!! Good job websailer!!
 

belle

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wow websailor!! well done!!!
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flopkins

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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
that is SOOOOOOOOOOO exciting!!!!!!!!! aahhhhhhhhhh i can't wait!!!

websailor, you done good!!!! i love how you're surprising her... thats the BEST PART!!!
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ETA- websailor, don't want to be suspcious, but this doesn't have anything to do with april fools does it?!
 

Kaili

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Oh my gosh!! I can hardly contain myself until she posts tomorrow!! I''m sure you feel the same. Websailor, if you don''t surprise her with this BEAUTY, I don''t know what can do it!! You are wonderful!
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IrishEyes

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Oh. My. God. are you freakin'' kidding me?! 5.15 carats?!!!!! Websailor, will you marry me? We are both already married, but hey,why not? Ok, not get married, GIVE ME THAT DIAMOND!!!!!
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Oh how I love a man that appreciates a good diamond!! Well congratulations!!!! I can''t wait to see her post tomorrow (today?) after she gets it!!! yea!!!!!
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valeria101

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Date: 4/1/2005 2:57:43 AM
Author: ltl

But, I just have to ask, is it April Fool''s?
Webs... you wouldn''t dare, would you ?
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AGBF

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I cannot tell you how much I wish that when my husband used to "play the stock market" he didn''t *LOSE* all the money! I am dying with envy here. My husband has no part in my diamond purchases.

I have had a 1.38 carat G diamond sitting in my safe deposit box ever since it was taken out of a necklace and replaced by the current 2.10 carat stone I wear on a pendant. I tried to sell it through the jeweler who sold it to me, but it didn''t sell. I was reluctant to sell at a huge loss...so the stone sat.

I decided to bite the bullet and sell it at a (big) loss. I have had my eye on a stone I really want. I am going to see if I can find the picture. If I can, I will post it :).

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style="WIDTH: 99%; HEIGHT: 99px">Date: 4/1/2005 4:18
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Date: 4/1/2005 2:57:43 AM
Author: ltl

But, I just have to ask, is it April Fool''s?
I''m thinking the same thing....
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but if not....

Good for you, and even better for Cflutist
 

AGBF

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OK...this is it. As soon as I sell the 1.38 carat (for half of what I paid), I am buying this ring. It isn't what I usually go for, but I fell in love with it. It is described as an oval diamond cluster ring and is of English origin-circa 1780. I am not sure who made it, but I plan to look into it. It is really an heirloom. The ONLY obstacle is the price: $22,000. But hey, as some of you said in another thread, one can always take out a second mortgage! ;-)

Deb

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Jennifer5973

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Websailor, you devil!
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WOW--she has no idea.... her eyes will pop...
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Good for you! Your guys are so awesome--I am so happy to see great, big sparkly things happen to good people!!!!!!!!!
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I can''t wait to see it set!!!!!!
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Jennifer5973

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OK--I have been debating something and I''m erring on the side of the fact that websailor''s a good man and won''t hold this against me...
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I''ve had a recent upgrade too...
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I''ve been holding out on the Pscope gang becasue A. I am a tad embarrassed. B. I don''t have good pics yet (hands keep shaking while taking pics!!!) and 3. I don''t want to give Dancing Fire any satisfaction..... BUT.... Since cflutist loves pears...I want to share!

My husband recently moved to a new firm and got a huge sign-on package and increase. We''re actually also in the process of moving...it''s crazy...and to celebrate, he gave me my ultimate fantasy item: Oprah''s pear dangle earrings!!!!!!! Well almost--they dangle from baguettes not rounds but man oh man:

Pear One:
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Pear 2:
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Two 20 pt baguettes, each VVS1, F
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Jennifer5973

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Another--again, not great

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Jennifer5973

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Fuzzy ear shot (when is see them on, my hands shake so badly from the excitement!!!!!) but look at that fire!
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I promise when I get better pics, I'll do my own thread & post the rest of the specs!!!!!

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deny

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OMG!!! I am a little scared though about that diamond all by itself waiting for her to find it!!!

Please let us know how it goes.
 

Patty

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Jennifer and Websailor, you guys are killing me here!
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Congrats to both of you!
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I'm not even gonna mention my puny little studs that I ordered this week.
But if I did, I'd have to mention that they were a GREAT deal from my local guy. And I'd mention that they were set in yellow gold and I'm having him switch them to white before I pick them up. (SI clarity, I color, "premium cut" .59c total)
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Edited to add that this thread was a LIE. I took part in the April Fool's joke but even then I could not go with VS clarity and a high color and size for earrings!
 

Libster

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Websailor,
Cflutist is going to be soooo excited!!! I'm thrilled for her...and you...you devil
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Jennifer,
WOW is all I can say to those pears. I've dreamed of those Oprah earrings for quite some time!!!
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Well, I have some AMAZING news that I just have to share with you guys at PS, and I'm inspired to do so right now. I've got some really great news.....I WON THE LOTTERY!!!! We have these scratch off Lottery games here in Georgia and I really splurged and bought a $10 ticket a couple of days ago for the $100 Million Cash Spectacular game and I won one of the grand prizes which is $1 MILLION DOLLARS!!!!!! I'm still reeling from it. I'm just amazed......and I haven't even told hubby yet
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The first thing I did after I calmed down was call LEON MEGE!!!! That's how obsessed I've become about diamonds
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I'm flying up there next week to meet with the master and design a dream right hand ring! I can't wait. I chartered a private jet and a suite at the Ritz Carlton. That's when I'm going to tell hubby
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I called his boss yesterday and arranged for him to have a couple of days off for a surprise trip
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You guys have no idea how exciting this is
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I promise to post pics of what we design
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Jennifer5973

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Don''t kill me, websailor--I just got a decent pic!

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Kaleigh

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OMG, OMG I am on vacation and thought I would have a look at what I am missing on PS and I'm nearly having a stroke!! Websailor cflutist will love that diamond it's huge and gorgeous!!
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Jennifer those earrings are to die for, you go girl !!!
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Cath

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Jennifer, those earrings are absolutely gorgeous! I''m glad you decided to share them with us sooner rather than later -- Congrats!
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valeria101

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Wow, you guys !
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Pricescope will never be the same again after this ones
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mrssalvo

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Websailor,
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that oval is just gorgeous. wow, what an incredible surpise.
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that is so incredibly romantic and thoughtful of you.

and Jennifer
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Now i'm going to be checking PS all day to see Cflutist's reaction
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icekid

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JENNIFER, omigod.... those earrings are amazing!!
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just- holy crap! i absolutely adore them... wow wow wow
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and i have to admit i am feeling a little suspicious about websailor''s april 1 surprise, but if it''s true- WOOHOO cograts cflutist!
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moremoremore

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april fools?
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both of you I suspect
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websailor

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Just sneaking a peek before I head off to work...gotta keep this fast and quiet - cflutist has really sensitive ears! I''ll get back to you all at work...


Re April 1 - yeah, I didn''t quite think of it that way. Never in a million years would cflutist think I would do anything serious on Apr 1 - it''s the perfect day for this. It''s just a very lucky coincidence of timing - the stock market, her looking for a pendent, our jeweler getting the right stone in, and the cruise...see my YIKES!!! thread to see how my life goes in regards to diamonds....


I am so excitd thinking about cflutist''s reaction in a little bit!

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