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#JOTW My almost 4 carat Old Euro Diamond holy grail ring!!!!

Mreader

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Well I am over the moon! For my next bling project I started putting away funds for what I thought was going to be a diamond stud upgrade, but then I started thinking that if I were going to spend that amount of money, that I want to be able to SEE it, and that an even larger engagement ring is what I should do. I have a 2 ct oec with baguette side stones, but there was one ring that I had been eyeing for almost a year. After putting some more funds away and trying to sell my current OEC, my husband just said to go ahead and purchase the ring I had always loved despite not having sold mine. When I went to do that, it was already sold. I think I probably missed it by a few hours. That ring had about a 2.5 carat center stone and was gorgeous. I was crestfallen. So that plan became to wait until my current ring sold, save more, take my time, get input from the forum, do it right. But noooooo. Because when have I ever had patience?? A few weeks after TRTGA (the ring that got away), I saw the most amazing ring on Diana’s IG (SinCityFinds). It was a 3.98 carat OEC with an amazing facet pattern, L in color with faint fluor, 9.82x10.19x6.27. I thought “wow that is amazing but no way.” But when DH saw it, he was in love too and said to go for it. She arrived Sunday and I cannot stop staring at my finger! Those beautiful facets, those pastel flashes! Also, a HUGE bonus – Diana’s caption said it was in a “designer setting” but didn’t name the designer. Well I was very excited to learn that it is a platinum CVB “Olivia” setting!

I never in a million years dreamed I would own a diamond of this size. I am so thrilled. I cannot quite capture her beauty in photos, though I try. I need tips from @Tourmaline and @missy to help me. Also special thanks to @lulu_ma for listening to my many, many messages! For now, I will upload a few photos, but first videos, which capture her better:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTx70__AgvX/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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For some reason, when I take my phone case off, I can't get the facets as well - putting the case on reflects the orangy color too much but you can see the pattern.

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FL_runner

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Congratulations, it’s absolutely gorgeous! I love the floral pattern! Are you going to keep the setting? I think it’s perfect on you :)
 

Tourmaline

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It’s absolutely stunning! The proportions look fantastic and the flowery pattern is perfect! The profile is also beautiful, and the ring is fantastic! I’m so thrilled for you! :kiss2:

Photography tip: hold it far enough away that the center lights up, focus, and overcast lighting is best.
 
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Rfisher

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Absolutely gorgeous
what a dream goal of a ring you have!
the diamond - the setting - the whole package
:love: :mrgreen: :love:

enjoy!
 

ean

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Perfect!!
 

lulu_ma

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She's a stunner-SO happy for you! Sometimes the stars align and it all works out the way it was supposed to!:dance:
 

yennyfire

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Sheer perfection!!
 

Starstruck8

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It's stunning! The flower pattern and the eight pointed claws are just perfect.
 

AprilBaby

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Lucky you, she is perfect in every way!
 

maryjane04

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I am so happy for you @Mreader what an amazing upgrade and everything is just perfect!! This was meant for you!! Please indulge us in more photos :)
 

Diamondbug

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You lucky ducky!! Are you glad "THE RING" got away and now you landed this gorgeous perfection of a ring is YOURS??!! And a CVB to boot? Some people just have all the luck I tell you!! Enjoy your stunning huuuuge ring!! :kiss2:
 

Cerulean

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Absolutely beautiful diamond, congratulations
 

bling_dream19

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Wow this is truly soo beautiful! I am soo happy you found this ring and she is gorgeous on you! This was meant for you!
 
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icy_jade

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She’s so pretty! Love the facets and the size and the bonus setting!! Congrats!
 

Diamond Girl 21

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Congratulations! Your ring is absolutely gorgeous!
 

Mreader

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Congratulations, it’s absolutely gorgeous! I love the floral pattern! Are you going to keep the setting? I think it’s perfect on you :)

Thank you! When I first saw it online I thought I would change the setting because the band is thin. The plan would still do a solitaire design just a little bit thicker band with maybe some diamonds in the shoulders. But now that I have it I don’t think I will. Not for a very long time anyway. And excuse to maybe buy some blingy bands haha!
 

Mreader

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I am so happy for you @Mreader what an amazing upgrade and everything is just perfect!! This was meant for you!! Please indulge us in more photos :)

I will when I can take better ones!
 

nala

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We need like tons more pics of this beauty! Wow!!! Amazing!!!!
 

HS4S_2

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This is so beautiful. Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Your joy in your new ring makes me smile. I hope it brings you joy every day. I do think we need many more photos!
 

Mreader

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Photography tip: hold it far enough away that the center lights up, focus, and overcast lighting is best.
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Thanks for the tip!
 

HS4S_2

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Photography tip: hold it far enough away that the center lights up, focus, and overcast lighting is best.

Thanks for the tip!
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I find that under trees and indirect light the diamond dances the most. I think when it is sun light the camera struggles to focus. There is just too much going on with the fire.
 

Mreader

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This is so beautiful. Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Your joy in your new ring makes me smile. I hope it brings you joy every day. I do think we need many more photos!

Thank you! I hope you are enjoying your new stunner as well :)
 

HS4S_2

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I find that under trees and indirect light the diamond dances the most. I think when it is sun light the camera struggles to focus. There is just too much going on with the fire.
 

oncrutchesrightnow

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Wow wow wow wow wow. That ring is beeeeeyoutyfulllll. Love the colors and the overall look. All the attention is on that gorgeous diamond. Moar pics!!!
 

HS4S_2

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Thank you! I hope you are enjoying your new stunner as well :)

I am absolutely loving it. Probably taking way to many photos. Lol.
 

HollyC

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Congratulations @Mreader on your new beauty. What a stunner! :kiss2:
 

Austina

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Absolutely stunning and the setting is just perfect.
 

Klaus

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So beautiful, congratulations and enjoy!
 

Calliecake

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@Mreader, She is a beauty!!!! Absolutely gorgeous! Your pictures are stunning. Please, please post more pictures. I’m so happy for you! It’s so fun much reading the stories of people getting their dream ring.

Your post reminds me of the post @Matata posted when she got her beautiful ring. Your excitement jumps off the page. Thank you for making Pricescope a happy place.
 
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