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My (I Color) Canera Antique Cushion with Emilya Halo

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  1. Annachering
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    by Annachering » Nov 1, 2017
    This may be a bit redundant, but I wasn't sure where to go from wrapping up my RockyTalky thread to posting specifically about my FINALLY acquired "princess ring" (my husband's name for my e-ring). :lol-2: Primarily, I wanted to make a new post with a clear title because I scoured the internet and PS for pictures of CACs, but there just aren't THAT many to be found (esp compared to AVCs, espesp in an I color); so, for future searchers, here's my contribution!

    Thanks to everyone would weighed in on my diamond search, rejecting the baddies and rooting for the one that finally stole my heart!

    Specs:
    Cut: Canera Antique Cushion, AGS Ideal/0
    Carat: 2.024
    Color: I
    Clarity: VS1
    Setting: Emily Halo with flush fitting stems, size 5 (a teensy bit big for my finger, but I think I'm about to suffocate and die if I can't get rings off fairly easily)

    Worth mentioning:
    - Most of all, I struggled with the color. Since there are not an abundance of these Ideal antique style cushions, you gotta choose from what's there (unless you wanna stand at the alter with a naked finger...hard pass). I was hoping for around a 2 ct. The nearest GOG had that wasn't many thousands (and several carats!) above my budget was a 1.73 H; the trade off was 1 color grade for >1/4 ct.

    - **For anyone losing sleep over whether an I color is "ok": well, personal choice. HOWEVER, I will say that I was TERRIFIED when I got the FedEx box and just sat in silence refusing to open it...then I squealed out loud when I first saw my ring and haven't felt a second of regret about my decision. I have witnessed the tiniest bit of fleeting creaminess (NOT YELLOW! as everyone reassured me), but really it's been the most notable in pictures. In person, it's FIRE!

    - It is WORTH IT to buy diamonds from VC for that setting. Man oh man, it's a work of art. And he is incredibly kind, extremely responsive to calls/emails/fears/freakouts/neuroticism, and so very humble.
    (Paraphrased phone convo...
    Me: "you have such amazing reviews on Pricescope and every ring I've seen that you made is absolutely gorgeous!"
    Victor: "oh...well, I'm not sure what to say...I do try my best to make every ring as beautiful as I can.")

    - My iPhone and I are not really finding great success in the picture taking department. I want to say that it is MUCH livelier and more beautiful in person. (#cliche, but true) If you're thinking, "that's the same stupid, bad photo over and over", I was just trying to get different lighting/sparkle/faceting/color/etc...I apologize!

    So anyway, here's my forever one perfect beautiful amazing magical masterpiece PRINCESS RING!

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    Last two, from VC before they shipped to me:
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  2. Austina
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    by Austina » Nov 1, 2017
    Wow gorgeous, looks lovely and white to me :love:
     
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  3. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Nov 1, 2017
    What a stunning ring!! Both the stone and the setting are absolutely amazing. Enjoy wearing your gorgeous ring.
     
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  4. carbonfan
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    by carbonfan » Nov 1, 2017
    What an incredible stone (I love CACs!!) and an equally gorgeous ring!! :love: You made an amazing choice, and Victor hit it out of the park as always! It is truly a masterpiece! Congratulations!!
     
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  5. GearGirly
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    by GearGirly » Nov 1, 2017
    It’s beautiful!!! Really a work of art! Lol at what you said about having to get it right off, I am
    The same way. I once put on one of those love bracelets that have to come off with a little screw driver and I almost chewed my arm off lol.
     
  6. lalala
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    by lalala » Nov 1, 2017
    LOVE IT! :love: :love: :love:
     
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  7. Alex T
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    by Alex T » Nov 1, 2017
    Ahhh... such a dreamy & romantic ring! And I love the diamond - it has such an old world feel about it & the colour is perfect :love:
     
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  8. foxinsox
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    by foxinsox » Nov 1, 2017
    I think you did great with the photos! if you want to see some ridiculous colours, sit under a leafy tree with dappled sunlight coming through the leaves. Seriously amazing for pretty much any diamond but the chunky antique cuts look insane in that sort of lighting.

    Your ring is gorgeous! and what a fab turnaround from VC to be able to deliver it in time for your wedding day (I remember you had quite a short timeframe). Is this your wedding ring and engagement ring in one or are you wearing a band with it as well?
     
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  9. AprilBaby
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    by AprilBaby » Nov 1, 2017
    It’s spectacular! I don’t know how you didn’t rip open the box!
     
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    by LightBright » Nov 1, 2017
    Divine. Perfection. Thank you for sharing your beautiful stone and ring and the story behind it. And enjoy it in good health!
     
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  11. Sparkles88
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    by Sparkles88 » Nov 1, 2017
    Gorgeous ring, I'm so happy you are absolutely delighted with it, it's stunning :love:
     
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    by Madam Bijoux » Nov 1, 2017
    Congratulations on that unique beauty:love:
     
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    by Akalahab » Nov 1, 2017
    Gorgeous!
     
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    by junebug17 » Nov 1, 2017
    Oh it is perfect! :love::love::love: Really gorgeous and so elegant, congratulations!
     
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  16. arkieb1
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    by arkieb1 » Nov 1, 2017
    Gorgeous stone and I can never say enough about Victor's settings they are honestly the best pavework and well made settings around!!!!!
     
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    by tlfiore » Nov 1, 2017
    That is one lovely beautiful ring. It looks lovely on your hands (which are gorgeous). And it's great to hear about the positive interaction you had with the designer. Enjoy your ring.
     
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    by Tekate » Nov 1, 2017
    To die for exquisite! love it.
     
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    by m-2-b » Nov 1, 2017
    It turned out beautifully!:appl:
     
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Nov 1, 2017
    Gorgeous stone and ring!:love: I absolutely love the antique cushions in an Emilya!!!
     
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    by tyty333 » Nov 2, 2017
    Lovely!!!
     
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    by Annachering » Nov 2, 2017
    Can’t wait to try that picture idea...I love when I get big chunky reflections of color off of it!

    You’re right, the turnaround was awesome! I spoke to Victor on the morning of 10/09, sent my bank wire on 10/10, ring was done on 10/27 (Friday afternoon), sent out from LA on 10/30 (Monday morning), and in my hands in VA at 9:30 am on 10/31! He assured me he could have it done in the 31 days until the wedding, and he had it to me in plenty of time. :clap:

    My husband proposed and we got (courthouse) married with a micropave band from BN which was perfect until VC ruined me! It’ll always be my “I left my family/home state and moved across the country for my Navy boyfriend who proposed right when we got here and married me 4 days later, then I turned 30 and we bought our first house...all in a week” ring :kiss2: and it’ll always be SO special to me (not to mention, it’ll likely be what I wear to work in the ER)...but I will be getting a VC band to match. I’m a sucker for these single cuts!
     
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  23. LLJsmom
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    by LLJsmom » Nov 2, 2017
    Congratulations. Your description of your experience with Victor really made me smile. That’s exactly how he is. Not pushy. Not impatient. Not snooty. I think he gets as much pleasure and satisfaction with you loving his work as much as you get from the ring.

    Your CAC is amazing, so beautiful and colorful and bold. The Emilya is the perfect setting to highlight a CAC. Congratulations on getting it right the first time around. And yes, I agree too. His single cuts spoil you for anything else. Good luck with that and let the addiction begin. ;)2
     
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  24. Annachering
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    by Annachering » Nov 4, 2017
    Thank you, everyone! :roll2:
     
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    by Matthews1127 » Nov 4, 2017
    Absolute PERFECTION!!! VC does it, again!!! Love love LOVE CAC’s!!! Congratulations!
    Please post your wedding set, once you get your new band!!! :mrgreen2:
     
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    by msop04 » Nov 4, 2017
    Gosh, this is just so perfect! And I have to say, I think I like the antique cut stones in lower colors better... they're so dreamy and romantic!
     
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    by Calliecake » Nov 4, 2017
    Your ring is beautiful. Victor does amazing work.

    Congratulations on your marriage!!!
     
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    by LisaRN » Nov 4, 2017
    Gorgeous! Sure to turn heads. Wear it in good health!
     
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