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indigoblue

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It's a long story, but I finally have a stone that makes me smile. I had a 1.5 RBC from my marriage that was a nice, sparkly stone. After I remarried, it didn't get much wearing time, so I bought a used setting from a PSer and took both to my local jeweler for a reset. That jeweler "lost" the envelope with the rings and a few months later replaced the stone and setting with a comparable stone. Here's the link if you want to know more:


After wearing the replacement ring off and on for a few years, I slowly began to dislike it because it didn't sparkle like the lost diamond. It might as well been made of metal because it had a plain, steely look to it. The cut was good, but something was off. Maybe it was the fluorescence. It just didn't make me smile, and that's what this is all about. Right??

So I recently found a new jeweler. He doesn't have a B&M store but has a small office on the fifth floor of an office building. You ring a doorbell in the hallway outside of the door, and he buzzes you in. Really nice guy. He deals mostly in estate jewelry. He was recommended by a friend when we were looking for some jewelry for my mother. She bought a lovely opal ring with a diamond halo and a really nice 1.5 ct emerald cut diamond ring with two 0.5 ct side traps. But I digress.

He also had a 1.99 ct L VVS2 European cut in a simple setting. He said he weighed it before setting it, and he tried and tried to get it up to the 2.0 mark, but it really is 1.99 ct. I have been wanting an OEC around an M, and this one was so pretty and sparkly. He agreed to trade for my 1.56 replacement ring (plus $1000), and I jumped at the offer. I was just glad to get rid of the replacement ring that I didn't like.

Here are pictures of my new ring. This one sparkles!! It's a keeper!
 

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KristyDarling

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Your new sparkler makes my heart skip a beat! "Crisp" is a great way to describe it, @Lessics ! And it looks so beautiful on your hand. Congratulations!
 

indigoblue

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Thanks everybody for the kind words. These are just some quick phone pictures taken inside on a cloudy day. I'll try to take some with a camera later. Gotta go for now.
 

dreamer_dachsie

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Wow, this is a phenomenal upgrade, you really traded up! I love this ring, and maybe it’s bc I also have a three stone with the sides much smaller than the center. Though yours is more extreme. I really like it.
 

Calliecake

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It’s gorgeous. It sounds like a good move all the way around. What is the point of having a diamond if it doesn’t bring you joy?
So glad you found a diamond that makes you happy. It looks lovely on your hand.
 

missy

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Stunning in every way.:love: Wear in health and blingy joy. :appl:
 

carbonfan

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Your new ring is utterly gorgeous, and it looks amazing on you! :love: Enjoy this beauty, and please post many more photos!
 

Slick1

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Your new-to-you-ring is absolutely gorgeous! I love the setting too. Wear it in much happiness.
 

tyty333

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What a beautiful stone! Congratulations on such a beautiful find!
 

luv2sparkle

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The new ring is a dazzler! I am so sorry about what happened with your previous ring. I can't even imagine. I would be so upset. It is appropriate that they replaced it but usually things that replace don't really make the loss easier.

Your new stone though certainly would. It is gorgeous. So happy you found one you can truly enjoy.
 

diamondseeker2006

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Beautiful ring! What a great find! I really like the setting with the diamond accent sides, as well! Does he think this is the original setting for the center stone?
 

Catmom

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It's beautiful!
 
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