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My 10th Anniversary Upgrade

YadaYadaYada

Ideal_Rock
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Hi Everyone!

I had been looking to reset my .65 carat princess solitaire into a halo setting for our anniversary but I came to realize I just wanted a bigger stone, my husband gave the green light so I started my search. We are bargain hunters so I started looking online and I ended up on I Do Now I Dont's website. I knew after reading through the Pricescope forums that their return policy wasn't the best and it could be a real gamble, I found my ideal ring there and decided to take the chance. The seller was asking $4700 and I talked her down to $4500.

So what did I get and what was my experience? Well I ended up with just over a carat princess cut G color VVS2 set in platinum with melee round brilliant diamonds bead set on either side. It also included a matching wedding band. The diamonds bead set and in the band are F-G and VS1.

The listing also included a GIA report number: http://www.gia.edu/cs/Satellite?reportno=6107852235&childpagename=GIA%2FPage%2FReportCheck&pagename=GIA%2FDispatcher&c=Page&cid=1355954554547

When I got the rings I took them to an independent appraiser who verified that the ring was exactly as described! The ring and band appraised at $11,400, so she said we did a great job. She also commented that the workmanship was excellent. Huge gamble but I got lucky and I am so thrilled with my rings! I will probably reset my original diamond as a pendant down the road.

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diamondseeker2006

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Wow, that is great!!!! :appl: Beautiful set and I love a bargain! :love: It was good that it had GIA grading, because that's the only way to have assurance you are getting what they say!
 

YadaYadaYada

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I had been reading PS and so I only would consider GIA graded diamonds. My first ring came from Zales and we were young and uninformed so I aimed to be a lot smarter this time around!
 

Queenie60

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Very nice wedding set - you did well with bargain hunting. Looks great on your hand. Enjoy for many years. :wavey:
 

marcy

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Very pretty wedding set. Congratulations.
 

Hipchik

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So glad you had a good experience. Beautiful rings. We are bargain hunters also and upgraded locally with a preloved rings. Congrats on 10 years.
 

CRYSTAL24K

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Congrats on 10 years!
What a fantastic find! It looks wonderful on you and super sparkly! :love: :love: :love:
 

Crazie4Cuts

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Thanks for letting us know how you were able to score such a find! Congratulations on your beautiful ring!
 

YadaYadaYada

Ideal_Rock
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Thank you for all the compliments, I am loving my new rings!
 

missy

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Congratulations on 10 years and on your lovely upgrade! Enjoy in health and happiness!
 

Sundial

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I think that is a gorgeous wedding set and what a great price!!! It looks perfect on your hand - congratulations on your anniversary.
 

YadaYadaYada

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A little better picture of the diamond. My amateur IPhone pics aren't really doing this stone it's full justice. :loopy:

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