- Oct 29, 2012
Luuurrrrvvvvveeeeeee it!!! Awesome find, congratulations!
Yes I should have chosen a different word than “thin” - I wasn’t trying to be critical haha. But I love it so much more than I thought I would particularly the side view. It feels strong and secure.
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:
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.
Ok some of you asked for more pics and here they are (like, a lot of them). I found it's easiest to photograph when it's not on my hand; just can't keep the hand perfectly steady. Anyway first another video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CT0RYnTlIil/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
The the shade is the best lighting I find. I got bitten by ants trying to photograph it on the leaves etc but these are the sacrifices we make.
Omg!!!!! I’ve been DYING to see this, but am traveling across country and didn’t have good enough service for the pictures to download. I was so MAD!
this is truly gorgeous. The facet pattern is spectacular. And a CVB setting too? In platinum? To die for. So happy for you! Never be shy about sharing pics!
@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.
Can you please give me a very detailed play by play of precisely how you convinced your husband that a last-minute 1.5ct jump was the most reasonable thing to do? Asking for, y’know, a friend…