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My new ACA in a new head and my old diamond in a new pendant

adlgel

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Hi everyone - starting back in April I decided to have David Klass redo the head on my engagement ring because although I love my setting the existing peg head was very utilitarian and I wanted something prettier.

Back when I found Pricescope in 2008 I realized the diamond we got in 1995 was really not a high performing diamond and was likely lower in color than the I it was graded as by EGL. So if DK was going to redo the head of my ring why not put a prettier diamond in it too?

Without hesitation I started looking at Whiteflash’s inventory of diamonds for something that was better cut (going up in color, clarity or carat weren’t my objectives). And after some debate about expert selection vs. ACA and lots of assistance from folks on this forum I ended up with a 1.451 H SI1 gorgeous ACA diamond. So an added bonus that in addition to the much better cut I also got slight bumps in color and size.

I can’t stop looking at my new stone/ring. It is absolutely gorgeous and exactly what I was hoping for.

But now what to do with my original 1.3 I SI1 diamond? I decided to set that in a 14k yellow gold sliding bezel pendant also from DK to give to my daughter for her 21st bday in a few weeks. It’s beautiful and the diamond sparkles so I hope she loves it (and if she doesn’t I’ll be happy to take it off her hands lol).

Without further ado, here are some of my pictures as well as DK’s professional shots of my upgraded diamond and e-ring as well as the new pendant. I just had to take a few modeling shots of the pendant (having just come back from the gym because I have no patience) before forcing myself to put it back in it’s beautiful round box.

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LLJsmom

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Congratulations on your new ACA and new setting!! Your whole set looks lovely. And the wonderful bezel pendant for your daughter. I am sure she will love it.
 

tyty333

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How exciting! Lovely new stone in a beautiful head! Plus the pendant for your daughter turned out beautiful!
Win, win!
 

diamondseeker2006

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LOVE how DK remade the head of your ring, and the new ACA looks fabulous in your ring! My daughter wears my original diamond in a DK pendant, too! I am sure your daughter will be thrilled! The marquise pendant is beautiful, too!
 

WDWDiamond

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The new head looks perfect! Truly beautiful. I love the pendant as well and I’m sure your daughter will treasure it dearly.
 

valenledge

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Beautiful for you and her! I love how meaningful your daughter’s pendant will be made from your original engagement ring.
 

Ally T

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Absolutely gorgeous - you will both sparkle beautifully!
 

Catmom

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Congratulations on your new ACA and setting, it's perfect! I love that pendant setting. It's beautiful as well. How can your daughter not love it?
 

Sprinkles&Stones

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Gorgeous! And you’re so sweet to give that to your daughter
 

ean

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So excited that the day has finally come that I get to give my daughter her new pendant. It’s been tough waiting for so long to give it to her. Not surprisingly she loves it and put it on immediately!

She’s lucky to have you!
 

Austina

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Lucky daughter and lucky you, beautiful, beautiful pieces :kiss2:
 

junebug17

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Love your new ACA and your wedding set is gorgeous! What a lovely gift for your daughter too, she'll enjoy it for years to come.
 

MissGotRocks

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beautiful transformations. Love the new head and diamond for your wedding set. The pendant turned out really well too - I am sure your daughter is thrilled to have it.
 

RunningwithScissors

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Beautiful set! Everything flows well together. Lovely piece for your daughter too!
 

GeorgieQ

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Brilliant choice in selecting an ACA for your replacement diamond - you just can't go wrong with ACA's. And your daughter is a very lucky young lady to be getting that gorgeous pendant, I'm sure she's going to love it! :love:
 
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