by StoopidMonkey » Nov 17, 2011 This is a branch-off of my thread in RockyTalky (backstory here: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/roc...ed-me-from-poh-s-to-chunky-avc-s-t167785.html) since I thought it deserved a thread here so I can Show You The Bling. After having different variations of this ring bouncing around in my head since March, it's finally complete! It arrives at my doorstop tomorrow, and I can't wait to see that icy white AVC beauty in the sunlight. It's simply the most beautifully cut stone I've ever seen. I love it! I'm also in love with the ring. My future fiance only had a few requests for the setting when we "play shopped" a few months ago (something I highly recommend to serious couples should the situation arise while wandering past mall jewelry stores, under the playful and suspicion-diffusing guise of "it's not going to be for a while so let me know what you like now so I don't look suspicious later"): she did not want yellow gold, did not want a thin shank, liked the cathedral shanks but also liked those with tapered/pinched tops (she thought she couldn't get both, hehe). I love the balance this ring strikes. It's artful and interesting yet beautifully simple. I also like how the channel baguette diamonds enhance the ring's presence while not competing for attention with the center AVC. So I present to you the Vatche style 108 Royal X-Prong w/channel set baguettes in a customly requested 900/100 Platinum/Iridium alloy (thanks PS for that recommendation) paired with my .94ct E VS2 August Vintage Cushion, size 9: More pics will follow next week and hand shots on the happy recipient will show up in about a month. It's the most wonderful time...of the year!