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CareBear

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First of all I have to say, this has been a busy month for Whiteflash here on PS! I see "WF" and "ACA" in every other thread! I hope I'm not boring everyone with yet ANOTHER WF ring!

Anyways, I came back to PS a few years ago to research my MRB upgrade and got sidetracked by all the beautiful cushions. I ended up taking a detour with a cushion halo, but ultimately MRBs are what I love the most and I still yearned for that bigger MRB. Luckily, DH is VERY understanding of my diamond obsession, and for our 10 yr wedding anniversary, I got back on track with the upgrade I intended 3 years ago.
The stone I had for the last 10 yrs was I-colored, and about 6 months ago there was a ~2.8ct 9mm I VS2 ACA that I was eyeing, but before I could make a decision, the stone was snatched up. I waited and searched for a similar stone, but no luck. WF had a couple of 2.6+ct I VS and 3ct J-SI stones in their inventory but none of them felt right. Finally one day late last year, this 3.23ct J-VS2 popped up in my search. Though I was apprehensive about a J-colored stone, I kept going back to WF's site to see it. It isn't a ACA but looking at the photos and specs, it comes pretty close! After another month of waiting, I finally gave up on a 2.8ct I VS2. Becca from WF later emailed me a side by side comparison of a 8.9mm I next to this stone and while the color difference was negligible, the size difference is very visible, so I'm glad I went with a bigger J!

The stone
3.228ct J VS2
Depth % 62.2
Table % 56.6
Crown Angle 34.6
Star 49
Pavilion Angle 40.9
Crown %
Lower Girdle % 78
Measurements 9.42-9.46X5.87
Fluorescence Negligible
Girdle Thin to Slightly Thick Faceted

The setting
WF custom made a new Tiffany style head for my original setting, which was not made by WF.
 

Acinom

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Another amazing Whiteflash extravaganza!!!
You have such a stunning ring with a huge diamond with star quality.
You have made a great choice. Have you received the ring yet?
I am looking forward to see your hand pics (and a lot more pics in general :naughty: ).
Congrats!!! :wavey:
 

Laila619

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This size difference is definitely noticeable, wow! Great choice, looks like a beautiful diamond!
 

Sphene

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You made the right choice wow its a day chock full of beauties on PS
 

m-2-b

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Beautiful--I always love a classic solitaire ring! We need to see some hand shots please!
 

CareBear

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Here are some hand shots I took under department store lighting. I didn't get a chance to download them off my phone and resize them until now.

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CareBear

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Another of the side profile, which I LOVE! You can see a slight tint of the J in this photo.

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missy

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Ooh your new ring is just gorgeous! Please come back and post tons of pics when it arrives. :love: :appl:
 

CareBear

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D2B, Acinom, Laila619, Sphene, Missy, Downsy - Thank you for your sweet compliments!

m-2-b - Before I found the stone, I had decided on the Vatche U-113 for my next setting, until I saw the setting WF made for your 4.5ct beauty. It has definitely inspired a few of us here on PS! :D
 

HegemonyCricket

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CareBear|1456561005|3996493 said:
First of all I have to say, this has been a busy month for Whiteflash here on PS! I see "WF" and "ACA" in every other thread! I hope I'm not boring everyone with yet ANOTHER WF ring!
Haha, I was going to say -- it does seem like every other thread says "WF" or "ACA." No matter -- they deserve the love! Enjoy your beautiful new diamond!
 

CareBear

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Thank you HegemonyCricket! Aside from their beautiful stones, WF customer service is beyond exceptional and definitely deserve the love here on PS!

HegemonyCricket|1456584333|3996562 said:
CareBear|1456561005|3996493 said:
First of all I have to say, this has been a busy month for Whiteflash here on PS! I see "WF" and "ACA" in every other thread! I hope I'm not boring everyone with yet ANOTHER WF ring!
Haha, I was going to say -- it does seem like every other thread says "WF" or "ACA." No matter -- they deserve the love! Enjoy your beautiful new diamond!
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

Congrats! Happy Anniversary!! :appl: :love:

cheers--Sharon
 

alongcat

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Oh my goodness! What an incredible ring. I love love love it!!! That diamond is huge!!! Enjoy her xx
 

diamondseeker2006

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Carebear! :wavey: Wow, what a gorgeous ring!!! :love: The fact that that stone was ES shows how strict WF is on ACA specs because those images look pretty perfect to me! :appl: They also did a fabulous job with the new head and the ring looks brand new!
 

junebug17

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Carebear, your new ring is absolutely gorgeous and you must be so happy and excited to own this beauty! It's huge and sparkly and wonderful! :love: :appl: Congrats!
 

Alex T

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Ooh.... Beautiful! Everything about this is beautiful :appl:
 

msop04

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Congratulations on your GORGEOUS new diamond!!! :love: :love:

Can you tell us more about your setting -- it's really nice! :wavey:
 

CRYSTAL24K

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WOW! This is my favorite shot of your gorgeous ring! What a spectacular diamond! It looks absolutely amazing on you! Enjoy! :love: :love: :love:

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tyty333

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Nope, never get tired of seeing ACAs! Your's is just another lovely one to add to all the beautiful ones we've seen lately!
 

grateful4life

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Our new rings look like sisters! It looks simply GORGEOUS on your finger! Isn't it hard to get anything done...the sparkles are so distracting! LOL

Becca helped me too. She's amazing! I can't say enough about WF...stunning diamonds, impeccable customer service, and everything that they do is "a cut above" :)))

Enjoy you new absolutely stunning upgrade!
 
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