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Moderate anniversary upgrade made a big difference!

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by sixmillionmiles, Aug 14, 2019 at 10:38 AM.

  1. sixmillionmiles
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    by sixmillionmiles » Aug 14, 2019 at 10:38 AM
    First time poster here - we just upgraded to a .63ct diamond (I color, VS2, triple excellent) from a .47ct (J color, I2, likely good cut) for my first anniversary. The original set is from my husband’s great-grandmother, which I adored, but I had issues with the visible inclusions in the center stone. I also wanted the diamond to be set a bit higher, but not be too much larger so as to distract from the setting (plus, I only have a size 4 finger).
    Here are the before and after pics! I can't believe what a small increase in size plus better specs and a higher setting has done for the set. We're also getting a gold and diamond chevron stacking band made for the top - it's in the works :)

    Before:
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    After:
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  2. cushioncutnut
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    by cushioncutnut » Aug 14, 2019 at 10:52 AM
    Such a lovely upgrade!! It looks beautiful on your lovely hands!
     
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  3. Diamond Girl 21
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    by Diamond Girl 21 » Aug 14, 2019 at 11:24 AM
    Your ring is beautiful and looks lovely on your hand. Congratulations.
     
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  4. hypermom
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    by hypermom » Aug 14, 2019 at 11:58 AM
    I love the before and after. The before ring looks so dainty and feminine on your hand. Oh to have a size 4 finger!

    The upgrade is so flashy and bold. Beautiful!
     
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  5. GearGirly
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    by GearGirly » Aug 14, 2019 at 12:50 PM
    OMG I absolutely love this set, congrats!
     
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  6. luv2sparkle
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    by luv2sparkle » Aug 14, 2019 at 1:33 PM
    It made a great difference! Congratulations!
     
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  7. KristyDarling
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    by KristyDarling » Aug 14, 2019 at 1:43 PM
    Wow! What a difference! The diamond and set are so beautiful!! Congrats!
     
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  8. sixmillionmiles
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    by sixmillionmiles » Aug 14, 2019 at 4:38 PM
    Thanks, everyone! I had been feeling guilty about going through the effort of making a relatively small upgrade (.47 to .63 seemed rather trivial to me), but now I'm so glad we did it! The higher setting and better specs made a world of difference.
     
  9. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Aug 14, 2019 at 5:25 PM
    What an amazing difference! Your new diamond has a great sparkle and looks so big. Your set is stunning! I love this look
     
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  10. Trionacat
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    by Trionacat » Aug 14, 2019 at 5:36 PM
    Fab ! And happy anniversary
     
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  11. Queenie60
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    by Queenie60 » Aug 14, 2019 at 6:37 PM
    Such a difference. The ring looks beautiful on you.
     
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  12. Matthews1127
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    by Matthews1127 » Aug 15, 2019 at 6:15 AM
    Day & night!!
    So beautiful!!
    The set looks like it was made for you!!
    Congratulations!!! :kiss2:
     
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  13. tyty333
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    by tyty333 » Aug 15, 2019 at 10:29 AM
    Beautiful setting and that upgrade made a huge impact! Enjoy your new stone!
     
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  14. Tekate
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    by Tekate » Aug 15, 2019 at 10:33 AM
    your ring is magnificent! what a sparkler(s)!! :love::love:
     
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    by edelweissmaedl » Aug 15, 2019 at 12:36 PM
    Beautiful! I look forward to seeing the new band too!
     
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  16. OdetteOdile
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    by OdetteOdile » Aug 15, 2019 at 4:14 PM
    Beautiful! The setting and the new diamond are just gorgeous together! I can't wait to see the band you have in the works too!
     
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    by tkyasx78 » Aug 15, 2019 at 6:10 PM
    It is beautiful! CONGRATULATIONS on your new diamond!
     
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  18. arkieb1
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    by arkieb1 » Aug 15, 2019 at 6:43 PM
    Congrats!!!
     
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  19. bunnycat
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    by bunnycat » Aug 15, 2019 at 7:03 PM
    Congrats! That really did have quite an impact! I love how they were able to inset a new head on there for you for the new stone. It fits in well to the 5 stone look of it.
     
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  20. sixmillionmiles
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    by sixmillionmiles » Aug 16, 2019 at 12:32 PM
    Thanks everyone! I'll post the full set when I get my chevron band next week :) It's crazy how ring "shrinkage" (or simply familiarity with a new size) works...when I first got it, I was like "WOW, it's so much bigger than before" and now a few days later, I'm already used to it!
     
  21. Natylad
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    by Natylad » Aug 16, 2019 at 5:02 PM
    Congratulations on your amazing upgrade!!! Your set is absolutely perfect for your lovely hands:love:
     
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  22. LLJsmom
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    by LLJsmom » Aug 16, 2019 at 7:04 PM
    Really like your set!! :love:
     
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