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#JOTW My Third Child is Born

Linnie

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I picked out my original engagement ring with my now husband from a B&M store. We didn’t do much homework on diamonds as I wasn’t very into Jewelry at the time. It was a 0.72ct round solitaire in a four prong setting paired with a delicate diamond eternity band. I loved it. It was simple yet classy. Very good cut. Sparkles nicely. I could even see the arrows. Months into it, I noticed some visible carbon inclusions near and under the prongs that was quite disturbing to me. We went back to the store hoping to mini-upgrade it to a better quality but similar size stone. During that time, I had also done quite a bit research online to educate myself on diamonds. I eventually decided to shy away from B&M stores and hold off on upgrading. I wanted myself to earn the upgrade by a milestone year to make it more meaningful.

During that period, I came across PS and discovered WF ACA. I decided to upgrade my small pair of B&M studs as a test drive. We purchased a pair of I VS2 0.623 ctw ACA studs. They are wonderful.

Five months ago,we celebrated our five year anniversary, we were ready to upgrade but COVID hit. Being a conservative couple, we decided to wait to see how COVID might impact us. Luckily, we have both been employed through COVID. Our area hasn’t been hit very hard either. In a way, I am glad the upgrade was delayed a bit because we had a little more savings. We ended up splurging from 1.25 ct to 1.5 ct to celebrate my recent MS graduation and our second child due in early November. I am glad that this stone will very likely be my forever stone that I can wear for many years and eventually pass it down to one of my girls. How special! Coincidentally, after we made the purchase, we realized that the diamond was certified on my husband’s birthday. Perhaps, it was meant to be ours.

So here she is. Introducing my WF 1.591 ACA H VS2 set in semi-custom WF Tiffany setting.

Depth % 61.5
Table % 55.4
Crown Angle 34.5
Star % 50.0
Pavilion Angle 40.8
Crown % 15.4
Lower Girdle % 78.0

4A30215B-5ECE-420E-B963-E8CD1815A867.jpeg 0589416C-1037-4756-9055-4252759E85AD.jpeg ABE3D42D-93F5-451E-A96F-282C7DDAACC2.jpeg 4FDAB0FD-8879-4FA1-BE5F-1F5CBE3C2E0E.jpeg 5E5FA828-07EC-4596-80BF-4EA8ACB5CF75.jpeg 34788B9D-5726-4480-8168-C4843F56FF48.jpeg
With my studs CAB9E91D-3DC1-48F7-BECA-325D9C8823B7.jpeg 8CD78D85-BDD1-4E43-B604-DB9D7D6DE860.jpeg

I don’t take very good pictures. Thank you for letting me share my upgrade with you.
 
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Linnie

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Linnie

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Fabulous50

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I picked out my original engagement ring with my now husband from a B&M store. We didn’t do much homework on diamonds as I wasn’t very into Jewelry at the time. It was a 0.72ct round solitaire in a four prong setting paired with a delicate diamond eternity band. I loved it. It was simple yet classy. Very good cut. Sparkles nicely. I could even see the arrows. Months into it, I noticed some visible carbon inclusions near and under the prongs that was quite disturbing to me. We went back to the store hoping to mini-upgrade it to a better quality but similar size stone. During that time, I had also done quite a bit research online to educate myself on diamonds. I eventually decided to shy away from B&M stores and hold off on upgrading. I wanted myself to earn the upgrade by a milestone year to make it more meaningful.

During that period, I came across PS and discovered WF ACA. I decided to upgrade my small pair of B&M studs as a test drive. We purchased a pair of I VS2 0.623 ctw ACA studs. They are wonderful.

Five months ago,we celebrated our five year anniversary, we were ready to upgrade but COVID hit. Being a conservative couple, we decided to wait to see how COVID might impact us. Luckily, we have both been employed through COVID. Our area hasn’t been hit very hard either. In a way, I am glad the upgrade was delayed a bit because we had a little more savings. We ended up splurging from 1.25 ct to 1.5 ct to celebrate my recent MS graduation and our second child due in early November. I am glad that this stone will very likely be my forever stone that I can wear for many years and eventually pass it down to one of my girls. How special! Coincidentally, after we made the purchase, we realized that the diamond was certified on my husband’s birthday. Perhaps, it was meant to be ours.

So here she is. Introducing my WF 1.591 ACA H VS2 set in semi-custom WF Tiffany setting.

Depth % 61.5
Table % 55.4
Crown Angle 34.5
Star % 50.0
Pavilion Angle 40.8
Crown % 15.4
Lower Girdle % 78.0

4A30215B-5ECE-420E-B963-E8CD1815A867.jpeg 0589416C-1037-4756-9055-4252759E85AD.jpeg ABE3D42D-93F5-451E-A96F-282C7DDAACC2.jpeg 4FDAB0FD-8879-4FA1-BE5F-1F5CBE3C2E0E.jpeg 5E5FA828-07EC-4596-80BF-4EA8ACB5CF75.jpeg 34788B9D-5726-4480-8168-C4843F56FF48.jpeg
With my studs CAB9E91D-3DC1-48F7-BECA-325D9C8823B7.jpeg 8CD78D85-BDD1-4E43-B604-DB9D7D6DE860.jpeg

I don’t take very good pictures. Thank you for letting me share my upgrade with you.
Wow, its fabulous and looks much larger than 1.59!!!!! So sparkly and gorgeous!
 

Linnie

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You got good spread from your lovely stone! I, too, wear a 4... actually, slightly smaller. Oh how I long for that kind of finger coverage!! Congrats again!!!
Thank you! Your ring is beautiful too!
 

Linnie

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Wow, its fabulous and looks much larger than 1.59!!!!! So sparkly and gorgeous!
Thank you! It looks huge. Will take some time to adjust to the size difference!
 

mrs-b

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Congratulations on your second child and your gorgeous new ring!
 

MissGotRocks

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Such a sweet story and a gloriously beautiful ring. It looks perfect on you and I am glad the timing and the budget worked in your favor. Congrats on the ring and the new baby on the way. Thanks so much for sharing with us!
 

lurkie91

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So lovely, Linnie, thank you for sharing! I enjoyed reading your progression over the years. Congratulations on your MS grad, your baby on the way, and 5 years of marriage. What a beautiful way to commemorate and celebrate, your new ring looks absolutely stunning on you!
 

pearaffair

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I love the story and also the ring is GORGEOUS!

What will you do with your first e-ring? Necklace?
 

Yelena

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Lovely =)2 Congratulations.
 

joelly

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Very beautiful. The story behind this ring is very touching.

Congratulations!
 

Linnie

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I love the story and also the ring is GORGEOUS!

What will you do with your first e-ring? Necklace?
I’m leaning towards necklace but haven’t decided on the setting yet
 

missy

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@Linnie absolutely stunning ring! :love:
 

Girlfriday17

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I never tire of this style of setting and a gorgeous ACA. So beautiful and elegant on your petite finger.
 

AprilBaby

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Absolutely spectacular!
 

DrCocoChanel

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Wow, what a gorgeous stone and classic setting! Do you have the measurements of the center stone? I’m in the process of upgrading to a 1.57 carat round and hope it looks like yours on my 4.25 sized finger :)
 
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