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My dream solitaire! YG and platinum Vatche U113 upgrade

Biba

Rough_Rock
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Jul 3, 2016
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Hello,

I've been a lurker on Pricescope since 2008 and finally decided to join after years of drifting through the boards! I am in my late 20s and have been with my DH since 2007. We married in 2013 and and had our first baby at the end of 2015.

DH purchased a pave platinum engagement ring (.50 carat round) with a plain platinum wedding band as my wedding set. While I was thrilled with it, it was not really 'me'. Having stalked PS for years I realised I loved 6 prong solitaires and DH promised me that he would upgrade one day on the condition that it would be a first and final upgrade. I was fine with that since upgrades are unheard of where I live in Europe.

DH generously suggested the upgrade as a push present after our son was born and obviously I agreed! In my culture yellow gold is vastly worn and is the preferred metal of choice. I decided to go with YG as I have a lot of pieces in YG received as wedding gifts and I also feel it looks nice against my skin tone.

One thing I did not want to change from my original set was my plain platinum wedding band which is engraved with our initials and date of marriage. I am very attached to it and have worn it constantly since we married. I am okay with mixing metals as I think it looks nice and it is the norm within my social circle to wear YG pieces with WG and platinum rings etc.

So.... introduction aside, I present you with my upgrade!

0.842 J VS2 White Flash ES round brilliant
AGS 000. I have never seen a diamond so beautiful and sparkly. It is full of fire and brilliance and I'm so pleased with it!!
The setting is a Vatche U113 in 18 karat YG with platinum prongs.

WF were excellent and promptly replied to all of my emails. I informed them I was due to go on holiday and they ensured I received my ring in time. I would not hesitate to recommend them. Thank you to WF!

My ring size is 3.5 but both of my rings are sized 3.75.

I have included pictures of my 'everyday' pieces too- diamond cluster studs set in YG, a pave pendant and RHR also set in YG and a petite WG and diamond bracelet. I had my wedding band polished and cleaned to wear with my new ring. It was extremely hard to photograph the jewellery and to capture the brilliance of the diamond is next to impossible, so please excuse my first attempt!

Thank you for reading!

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SirGuy

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Welcome for finally joining! Lovely story and the ring looks great. I think the yellow gold and platinum together looks wonderful. Very pretty stone and kudos for going for what you wanted! The hand shots look awesome; very nice presence on your 3.5-sized finger!

Thanks for sharing. :wavey:
 

Biba

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Last lot of pictures with one modelled by my bubba!

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PintoBean

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I love your two-tone classically gorgeous set!!! :love: :love:
 

Confection10

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Beautiful, timeless wedding set with gorgeous stone. I envy Your tiny fingers!!! And trust me, I know what You are talking of some European countries culture. Sounds like my country :lol: .
 

motownmama

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Gorgeous. I often wear my YG ER with a platinum band. I think it's very pretty. Love your upgrade. Enjoy it!!!
I'm surprised it doesn't swing around. My ER is true to size - 4.25 - but still needs a sizing bead bc it's top heavy (of course). Happy yours fits just right though!!!
 

Polished

Brilliant_Rock
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Feb 28, 2012
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I love the look of the diamond in the Vatche classic solitaire in yellow gold. I also think this ring suits a wider band. They look great together.
 

iluvcarats

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Apr 17, 2008
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Your dream ring is beautiful and looks perfect on your finger. You have beautiful hands btw!
Enjoy!
 

CRYSTAL24K

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Gorgeous ring! I love your two-tone set and it looks fabulous on you! :love:
 

missy

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Beautiful! :love:
Elegant and classic. :appl:
 

Biba

Rough_Rock
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Jul 3, 2016
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Thank you everyone for your comments and warm welcome! :wavey:

diamondseeker2006- I've admired your Vatche ring many times!

mowtownmama- The weather is quite warm so both rings together are quite snug but when my hands are cold the ring does spin a little but I don't mind rolling it back again and looking at it!

Polished- My platinum band is 2mm wide and whilst I waited for my ring I was quite worried about how the knife edge would look with a rounded band. I ended up loving the contrasting shanks.
 

mrs-b

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Love it! Love love LOVE it! And your whole collection is very elegant. Congratulations on your beautiful new ring. :wavey:
 

Skhii

Shiny_Rock
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Sep 18, 2014
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Your wedding set is beautiful! I love the contrast of different shank styles and metal colors! Perfection!
 

Biba

Rough_Rock
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Jul 3, 2016
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Thank you once again for the comments. My collection is very modest by PS standards!
 

JDDN

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Beautiful ring and beautiful collection!!!
 

kmarla

Brilliant_Rock
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Your ring is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!!
 

marcy

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It's beautiful! Congratulations.
 

mrs-b

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Biba - I'd also love to see your original e-ring. Any chance of a photo?
 
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