- Sep 16, 2019
WOW!! I just received this gorgeous solitaire necklace in the mail from Wink at High Performance Diamonds! I decided to take my 2.02 ct F VS2 radiant cut stone out of its old three-stone ring setting and give it a new life. For numerous reasons the three-stone ring had been sitting in a safe deposit box for 13 years. I picked that radiant cut stone long before I discovered Pricescope. Back then I really did not know much about diamonds except that I am color-sensitive and prioritize high color over super high clarity. While my radiant stone always looked dazzling white, it tended to appear one dimensional. As a three-stone ring, the radiant was accompanied by two princess side stones that I think were a bit too large for it and didn't let the center stone stand out. The whole thing just looked a bit "messy" visually- like lots of tiny bits of crushed ice. I consulted a few firms about selling the piece but I would have lost a whopping 50% of its value. Now I'm so glad I didn't sell and finally commenced this necklace project. The radiant being by itself in this solitaire setting looks so much better and bigger! It will always have that bright white, crushed ice look and lack the fire of an ideal cut round brilliant, but I think it makes for a gorgeous and substantial necklace. I am loving the east-west orientation of the setting, too. THANK YOU to Wink and Layla for this wonderful reset!
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