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dmack

Shiny_Rock
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Having worn a cheap Etsy CZ bezel necklace nearly daily for years, I finally decided to practice my fledgling PS skills to buy myself a real diamond version. It was fun! I filtered the site to death, had a whole notepad of possibles, asked JA to send me all the certificates for the finalists, and checked HCA scores.

The winner is a petite .32 carat J SI2 from JA set in their yellow gold sliding bezel setting. I want to say it scored .8 on the HCA but don’t quote me. The only inclusion was “clouds”, so at SI2 I knew it could have haziness. As far as I can tell, it’s just as sparky as my ring diamonds. And it’s so tiny I’m not sure I could see haziness even if it was there. And, tbh, I wasn’t that invested in getting better specs because I didn’t want to, well, invest.

I had the chain shortened to 16” because that’s the length that works for me. Man, am I bad at diamond pics! This was the best I could do but I included the link to the diamond. The pink tones are coming from my phone case. The back has a flower detail that I didn’t love online but is super delicate and smooth in real life.

So anyway, that’s my new bling! I loooooove these necklaces because I think they look so classy with everything.


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AnastasiaBeaverhausen

Brilliant_Rock
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Congrats on the new bling! It looks great on you. I especially love the metal work on the back of the pendant. And yay for Team Bezel!
 

dmack

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Aug 8, 2019
Messages
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Looks wonderful! So you know what width the chain is? Do you feel it's sturdy for the size? Wondering as I'm contemplating what size chain I'd like for a pendant.
Gosh, no, I’m sorry. It’s very delicate but feels ok for such a tiny stone. If the length were longer (like 20”+) or the stone heavier, I’d probably want something a little thicker.
 

dmack

Shiny_Rock
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Aug 8, 2019
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Oooo lovely, I have one of a similar size, and it‘s such a wearable piece.

It is! What's interesting is that my CZ version was always sliding around so that the clasp was in front, which didn't bother me a ton but I did always adjust it. This version is actually heavier, so I'm finding the clasp stays in place more reliably. Added benefit, who knew?
 

Wrkbrk

Rough_Rock
Joined
Jan 30, 2020
Messages
90
Having worn a cheap Etsy CZ bezel necklace nearly daily for years, I finally decided to practice my fledgling PS skills to buy myself a real diamond version. It was fun! I filtered the site to death, had a whole notepad of possibles, asked JA to send me all the certificates for the finalists, and checked HCA scores.

The winner is a petite .32 carat J SI2 from JA set in their yellow gold sliding bezel setting. I want to say it scored .8 on the HCA but don’t quote me. The only inclusion was “clouds”, so at SI2 I knew it could have haziness. As far as I can tell, it’s just as sparky as my ring diamonds. And it’s so tiny I’m not sure I could see haziness even if it was there. And, tbh, I wasn’t that invested in getting better specs because I didn’t want to, well, invest.

I had the chain shortened to 16” because that’s the length that works for me. Man, am I bad at diamond pics! This was the best I could do but I included the link to the diamond. The pink tones are coming from my phone case. The back has a flower detail that I didn’t love online but is super delicate and smooth in real life.

So anyway, that’s my new bling! I loooooove these necklaces because I think they look so classy with everything.


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I absolutely love that. Wear it in good health!
 

itskcc

Rough_Rock
Joined
Jul 27, 2019
Messages
54
One of my favorite pieces of jewelry! I have a bezel set sliding pendant that I got when my first son was born almost 22 years ago and I can count on one hand the number of times I've taken it off. Congrats! Yours is beautiful!
 
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