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piccolascimmia

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Hi all!

Tomorrow is D-Day...I go to FedEx to pick up these beauties...and Blue Nile should also be delivering the other pendant to my office tomorrow too! My original thread figuring out what I wanted/bought is here.



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piccolascimmia

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Thanks FG, its in its charger just waiting for this moment.


We''ll have to see how my photo skills are with my neck and ears...I hear those spots are infamously hard to photograph on yourself!
 

Catmom

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Oooo, gorgeous! Can''t wait to see them on you.
 

HooCares

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Those look beautiful! You must be excited to get the matched set! Please take a neck shot with the necklace if you can. I am thinking about getting one to go with my martini studs. Enjoy your new pieces!
 

Jelly

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Is the BN necklace also a martini?

Can''t wait to see the pictures!
 

piccolascimmia

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Thanks Catmom, Rascal, Anchor, HooCares, Jelly...Only 24 hours away!

The BN necklace is a bezel set...they dont carry a martini/3 prong option. I can''t wait to see the wf G and the bn I with very strong fluorescence next to each other...
 

Sundial

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This is so exciting! I can''t wait to see all of these new goodies when they arrive and see what you think!!! Post pics for us as soon as you can.
 

Tacori E-ring

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How exciting! I can''t wait to see pictures.
 

monarch64

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Can''t wait for ear and neck shots, lol! Very pretty choices, btw!
 

piccolascimmia

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Ok, so the night when I desperately need to wrap and ship my presents to California so they get there before Christmas is the same night I receive both necklaces and the earrings! So of course I had to try to get any shots I could. And this morning I took a few outside...so they will follow this post!

I really don''t know how I''m going to choose between these 2 necklaces...I like them both for different reasons! The martini is delicate/gorgeous and the BN bezel is similar, and makes the same size stone look larger. The I color doesn''t bother me at all.

In the end, the WF option cost $998 (289+709), and the BN cost $737 (150+587). If I keep to my budget, then the studs plus the BN puts me $80 over my $1k budget, but the WF would put me to $350 over. Which do y''all prefer?

And I LOVE the RSG WF studs (.20 tcw). They are perfect to ''class up'' my extra holes (which I got from impulsive college friendship statements, heh). I can''t wait to someday get bigger ones for the main piercings!
 

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The earrings are perfect! And the necklaces are both pretty, but I prefer the bezel''d one from BN. It does look bigger and I think the bezel "defines" the stone a bit.
 

Cehrabehra

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Date: 12/14/2006 11:33:23 AM
Author: Dee*Jay
The earrings are perfect! And the necklaces are both pretty, but I prefer the bezel''d one from BN. It does look bigger and I think the bezel ''defines'' the stone a bit.
ditto verbatim what deejay said about the necklaces! I was thinking every word just as she said it lol
 

Sundial

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I agree. The studs are gorgeous and I prefer the bezel set pendant. It really does give the diamond an extra "kick" in my opinion.
 

piccolascimmia

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Sundial, Cehrabehra, Dee*Jay - I''m glad you solidified what I was thinking...I love both, but the BN is cheaper and just plain looks bigger! And not that this should be a reason to decide, but the BN is so EASY to get photos of the arrows :) I guess in my heart I wanted the WF to work out, so I could be matchy matchy, but with the cost difference and my fiancee also preferring the BN... I think we have a winner!

Any other opinions?

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piccolascimmia

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Oh, and one last question...do you think the BN bezel chain thingy makes it look like mickey mouse? I read that in a thread somewhere, and the phrase/critique is stuck in my head as something I DONT want
 

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I actually like that the rings that attach to the chain are a little bigger and heavier than the links of the chain itself, and I don't think it looks "mickey mousey" (although I do see where you're coming from with that!).

BTW, your pendant is the perfect size too! I have a .5 ct in a while gold bezel and I just got a .45 ct in a yellow gold bezel (although it has some sort of tear-drop doo-hickey attached to it so it looks different) and I think they go with everything. Blingy enough but not too blingy to wear with anything. Perfect!
 

piccolascimmia

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Dee*Jay...thanks! I''m intending to wear this 24/7 like I do the rest of my jewelry...If I take it off I''ll forget to put it back on!
 

Sundial

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I don't think the Blue Nile chain rings look Mickey Mouse at all and it is probably much more delicate in real life than it appears magnified in these photos. I think that pendant is a perfect everyday piece. The diamond looks fantastic and I actually prefer the fact that it is not all matchy matchy with your studs. Enjoy!!!
 

gailrmv

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piccolo, just wondering what you had decided! I don''t know how I''d choose, both pendants are really beautiful!
 

piccolascimmia

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Date: 12/21/2006 12:46:31 PM
Author: gailrmv
piccolo, just wondering what you had decided! I don''t know how I''d choose, both pendants are really beautiful!
Thanks! I went ahead and kept the BN bezel set...for the $$, beauty of the stone and the setting, I just couldnt justify keeping the WF martini, although I was tempted to keep both! In the future, I definitely want another solitaire or a DBTY necklace to wear with it...I like the layered look.

I''ll take more photos later, but I leave first thing tomorrow for a week long carribean cruise! So I''ll post in the new year Thanks all!!!

 

Beacon

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Great stuff! I really love that bezel pendant - the stone looks so big on you. It''s very flattering - great choice!

Now I want a bezel pendant too!
 
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