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Need advice on a 1.7ct round in a halo + pave setting

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  1. blueMA
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    by blueMA » May 14, 2018
    OK, got some time now to start looking but I'm going to recruit help from the local experts such as @rockysalamander and @Lorelei because their inaction here simply means they somehow missed this thread
     
  2. blueMA
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    by blueMA » May 14, 2018
    Yes, that Brian Gavin diamond is a solid choice. Call them to verify how eye-clean it is - they're super helpful and will help you with comparison to other options under their inventory. Also reserve a diamond that you really like because stones you find could get snatched up by lurkers.
     
  3. Lorelei
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    by Lorelei » May 14, 2018
    Thanks for the taggie Blue, I did miss the thread, I'll take a look.:wavey:
     
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  5. rockysalamander
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    by rockysalamander » May 14, 2018
    Me too. I can take a look after work.
     
  6. blueMA
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  7. sparlie
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    by sparlie » May 14, 2018
    Victor Canera set my Canera Antique Cushion in his Emilya setting. The pave is beautiful and I highly recommend him, at very least for the setting.
     
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  8. rockinit
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    by rockinit » May 14, 2018
    Yes I’ve already reached out to him for that exact setting, so far very helpful.
     
  9. blueMA
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    by blueMA » May 14, 2018
    OK, I looked around all vendors and those two are probably best options under the specs. I couldn't even find one through Whiteflash at that price point. If it were up to me, I'd choose the Fourmine one because of the higher clarity and G color, and the proportions and cut symmetry are solid to be a solid performer in real life. There's something to be said about getting a Brian Gavin's H&A but the I color is a concern to me. However, their service is stellar and the diamonds come with lifetime upgrade policy.
     
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  10. rockinit
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    by rockinit » May 14, 2018
    Final choices are below. I'd prefer to go with WF as there is a trade-up involved. Thought that I would sell it private party but would rather not at this point.

    Both are WF ACA. Eye clean, Halloway scores 1.4-1.5.

    1.796ct I/VS2
    7.78x7.82
    $14,925
    https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3971985.htm

    1.816 I/SI1
    7.87x7.89
    $15,725
    https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3947719.htm

    Thanks everyone for the feedback so far!!!

    Things are moving with VC as well! Thanks for that recommendation- his halo/pave is just the ticket!
     
    


    


  11. HappyNewLife
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    by HappyNewLife » May 14, 2018
    I usually go for BIGGER as long as it's eye-clean, but the actual mm difference won't be noticeable to the eyeball. In this case, I'd go with I/VS2, which is my budget-friendly sweet spot for WF. But maybe ask them to put both diamonds side-by-side so you can determine which is a higher colored "I"
     
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  12. blueMA
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    by blueMA » May 14, 2018
    They're both good choice. I missed them cause I didn't tick the I option. Call Whiteflash and have the staff take pic side by side, and choose which one looks better in person. Verify SI1 is eye clean by haw-keyed younger staff.
     
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  13. rockinit
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    by rockinit » May 14, 2018
    Went with the 1.796ct & Victor Canera Emilya Pave/Halo. :dance:
     
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  14. blueMA
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    Congrat! Be sure to come back and post photos please!
     
  15. rockinit
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    by rockinit » May 14, 2018
    Will do, and that’ll be a lot sooner than you think... such a short timeline that I don’t even want to mention it until it’s all complete for fear of disappointment :shhh:
     
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    by Mturgeon05 » May 14, 2018
    These amazing folks found my 1.61 VVS2 H Triple Excellent for under $11K. I am most definitely a mind clean kinda person, but I was willing to go down a bit in clarity to stay within budget if I had to. Don’t know how they did it, but they made it so I didn’t have to compromise...can’t wait to see what you end up with!
     
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    Didn’t notice the 2nd page! It’s going to be gorgeous...congrats!
     
  18. rockinit
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    by rockinit » May 14, 2018
    That’s pretty spectacular, way to go!

    My reference point was a 1.4 and I knew I had to go bigger. We shall see if 1.8 is big enough. There’s always the halo to add to the size. Had to compromise somewhere. My budget was 20k, not a penny more, and I wanted a truly great setting, did the best I could within those constraints.
     
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  19. EllieTO
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    by EllieTO » May 14, 2018
    Yay, I can't wait to see it when it's done. So VC will set a diamond newly purchased elsewhere. Interesting.
     
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  20. rockinit
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    by rockinit » May 23, 2018
    Ring in hand. Folks, I can’t even begin to tell you how stunning this ring is. Let alone how absurdly fast (upon my request) Victor was able to complete everything. Including shipping coast to coast. Order was placed May 14. Wow.

    Will post pics in a few days when the deed is done. ;-) I just wanted to share how spectacular this experience has been, and under an almost unreasonable time crunch. Amazing. Victor is a master. And the service is as good as the product- Nicholas was great too!
     
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  21. EllieTO
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    by EllieTO » May 23, 2018
    You have the ring but no pics for us? That's just mean. :confused2:
     
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  22. rockinit
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    by rockinit » May 23, 2018
    Alright alright... 5A1CAF5B-5223-467A-8D92-9BD5F84898B6.jpeg 57F4007D-99F5-4B59-82BA-08C0FCF2ABCF.jpeg
     
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  23. blueMA
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    by blueMA » May 23, 2018
    Absolutely gorgeous!
    :love:
     
  24. ac117
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    WOW!!! That first pic :love::love::love: jaw dropping! She will definitely be thrilled!
     
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    by ringo865 » May 24, 2018
    When the deed is done. Haha.

    You mean "after she says yes ...

    and then..."

    you'll post hand shots???

    :lol::lol:
     
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    by HappyNewLife » May 24, 2018
    wowwwwww. I'm not a halo person, but if I ever did change my mind it would be because of this setting. The ring is spectacular! Congrats!
     
  27. rockinit
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  28. blueMA
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    by blueMA » May 30, 2018
    Looks beautiful! Is she happy? Share the sentiments!!
     
  29. Acinom
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    Congrats!!!!!
    The ring is spectacular. Victor did an amazing job and you have made great choices
     
  30. rockinit
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    by rockinit » May 30, 2018
    Thrilled!!!
     
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