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#JOTW New girl in a vintage dress - 3.243 I VS2 ACA

Gussie

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I just upgraded my stone, 3.443 J SI1 ACA, to a 3.243 I VS2 ACA.

It is gorgeous and I am so pleased with this decision! Although it is a tad smaller at 9.5mm, the bump in color and clarity more than make up for a barely noticeable size difference. Both color and clarity improvements are definitely noticeable. My husband even noticed the color difference. She is sharp and crisp and glorious! I had her set in CvB Dahlia that I had from a previous stone. It is a beautiful setting and the petal prongs add to the dimension of the stone.

I will still be on the lookout for a 9.7-9.8mm stone so that I can use my Erika Winters setting but until it comes along, I am very happy with this girl (stone and setting)!

Thank you to all psers who urged me to give this stone a chance! And a big thanks to Michelle and the whole WF team! Once again, they have gone above my expectations! @Vera W :kiss2:

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I also got a new phone last night and I am pretty impressed with the camera!
 
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MamaBee

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I just upgraded my stone, 3.443 J SI1 ACA, to a 3.243 I VS2 ACA.

It is gorgeous and I am so pleased with this decision! Although it is a tad smaller at 9.5mm, the bump in color and clarity more than make up for a barely noticeable size difference. Both color and clarity improvements are definitely noticeable. My husband even noticed the color difference. She is sharp and crisp and glorious! I had her set in CvB Dahlia that I had from a previous stone. It is a beautiful setting and the petal prongs add to the dimension of the stone.

I will still be on the lookout for a 9.7-9.8mm stone so that I can use my Erika Winters setting but until it comes along, I am very happy with this girl (stone and setting)!

Thank you to all psers who urged me to give this stone a chance! And a big thanks to Michelle and the whole WF team! Once again, they have gone above my expectations! @Vera W :kiss2:

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Beautiful @Gussie! I love the setting too!
 

Tonks

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Gorgeous!!! Look at those arrows—so crisp! Love the color, too. She is so white and bright!

Tell us about your uber cool band!
 
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Horsegirl76

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Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! I absolutely love those petal prongs. Beautiful!
 

junebug17

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Beautiful upgrade! Gorgeous diamond and it looks perfect in the setting!
 

Starfacet Jewelry

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I love it and the gold band next to it!! I've always thought that I color would be my sweet spot for an MRB and your photos confirm that. So cool that you already had a setting for it too. No waiting for it to be custom set!
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

What's not to love??

cheers--Sharon
 

diamondseeker2006

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I love the new diamond, and how great that you saved the Dahlia setting! It is beautiful and a great ring until you find the larger version!
 

Gussie

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Gorgeous!!! Look at those arrows—so crisp! Love the color, too. She is so white and bright!

Tell us about your uber cool band!

Thanks! It's the small Eden band by Singlestone. I really like it and wear it a lot! I haven't worn bands with stones since the pandemic started. They just get too gross using sanitizer so much.
 

missy

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Gorgeous!❤️
Arrowlicious!
 

LemonMoonLex

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What a lovely lil' sparkle bomb!
Yes the lil' is added for flavor here & isn't literal.
We all know this :Up_to_something:

I love that last photo by the pool!
I can imagine being a magpie passing by & crashing into a tree
over that baby!
 

mrs-b

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Very nice! And very sensible. An I VS2 up from a J SI1 is a significant rise in quality. And the setting is perfect for it.

Lovely!
 

RunningwithScissors

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Very pretty! Enjoy and wear in good health!
 

Tonks

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Thanks! It's the small Eden band by Singlestone. I really like it and wear it a lot! I haven't worn bands with stones since the pandemic started. They just get too gross using sanitizer so much.

Ooh, I wondered if it was that one! It is beautiful and looks great with your solitaire. Just the right touch of edge. I have been thinking I would like to get some all metal bands because of the sanitizer issue. It gunks up stones quickly!
 

nala

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Gushing here :kiss2::kiss2::kiss2:! I’m so glad you utilized and have plans to keep utilizing your upgrade policy! She’s beautiful!! And I love recycling dresses!
 

Big Fat Facets

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That's a spectacular set!!! I LOVE the way you upgraded, going up in color and clarity, just brilliant!! I am so smitten by that fabulous serpent band.
 

asterismdispersion

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Greatly enjoy this! That's really beautiful, with a lovely clean and bright diamond that was definitely worth a slight size compromise. The subtle milgrain, taper, and basket details in the setting are a pleasure to see, too. Thanks for sharing this upgrade!
 

Dancing Fire

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Beautiful ring!, Congrats! :clap:
 
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