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Oval /Tapered Baguette Platinum 1.30tcw E-Ring James Allen

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My family is going to receive one of the very best blessings, a new sister. My brother has decided to propose to a lovely girl. I am ecstatic for both of them. He is not much for internet forums, but luckily for him I have been a pricescoper since 2003 (I used to have another name but lost the login years ago…) and have a good sense of who to work with on various jewelry purchases. In August I purchased a pair of 4.52 tcw studs from James Allen and the experience was excellent, as are the earrings.

The bride to be is a very low key sort of girl. Presently I have never seen her wear any jewelry. Unfortunately this meant my brother did not have any clues to work off of. He wanted the ring to be a surprise but since he wants her to be happy he decided to get the basic of her preferences. So they got her ring size and looked at ta few of my colored stone rings to see what shapes she liked and disliked. The bride liked ovals and pears. After some consideration it was determined that a vet was better off with something that would less likely to catch on things or poke patients. Ovals were the goal.
Once we knew what shape to look for it was time to find the right vendor. James Allen had the biggest selection available and their information was in a format that was pleasant both for a gem hound and a jewelry novice to review together. While I may love jewelry, my brother is not quite as obsessed as I am and I think having the videos of the stones from all angles and being able to zoom them in and out was a big comfort to him. While many of us love the idealscope photos, I can see how those images being stationary makes their information less tangible.
R had narrowed it down to five oval diamonds which appeared to meet the parameters of what he wanted. We reached out to the folks at James Allen to get their impressions of each the diamonds. Connie at James Allen pulled all five ovals and then sent back her notes on each and a recommendation within a matter of hours. After a discussion of Connie’s notes R choose to go with Connie’s recommendation on the diamond.
R and his girlfriend are both understated so the setting needed to reflect their classic tastes and be practical to wear daily. Again James Allen does a wonderful job showing the customer what things will look like when they are combined. You can click on the settings and select the shape of center stone you are considering and it will show you previous rings with the; carat weight, color, clarity of the stone in that setting as a 360* video. I think that is very helpful for folks who new to purchasing jewelry. It allows you to have a solid idea of proportions and how high or low the setting will be once completed.
R made his choice on the setting and placed the order on December 16th. The setting is a simple classic setting that she should be able to wear while working or playing.



Here are the details that y’all are most interested in.

Oval Center (GIA Grading Report)
Carat Weight: 1.05
Color: E
Clarity: VVS2
Polish: Excellent
Symmetry: Very Good
Fluorescence: None
Dimensions: 8.21x5.77x3.39

Setting Information
Tapered Baguette Diamond Ring .25 ctw
Platinum Size 6.5
Inscription in script font


The ring is due to be shipped no later than 12.30...I am sure we will all be on pins and needles until it arrives.

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Re: Oval /Tapered Baguette Platinum 1.30tcw E-Ring James All

That is going to be gorgeous! I love that classic setting! :appl: Can't wait to see the pictures, and congrats on adding a new family member!

In the meanwhile, I think you need to make a thread on your fabulous earrings!!!
 

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Lovely ring! Congrats to your brother and his GF!
 

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Re: Oval /Tapered Baguette Platinum 1.30tcw E-Ring James All

Beautiful! Love that classic setting too, it'll be gorgeous on your sister to be!!
 

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Re: Oval /Tapered Baguette Platinum 1.30tcw E-Ring James All

Such classic and refined elegance. I like!!!
 

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Re: Oval /Tapered Baguette Platinum 1.30tcw E-Ring James All

I love ovals and this one looks fabulous in that setting. She'll love it, I'm sure! :wavey:
 

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My all time favorite setting and shape!!! :love: :love: :love: :love: :appl: :appl: :appl:
 

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Elegant! Hand shots???
 

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diamondseeker2006|1450451206|3963015 said:
That is going to be gorgeous! I love that classic setting! :appl: Can't wait to see the pictures, and congrats on adding a new family member!

In the meanwhile, I think you need to make a thread on your fabulous earrings!!!

Thank you I am very excited about getting another sister! I really hope she loves her ring as much as we all love her!

I will make a thread for my earrings!
 

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JDDN|1450465052|3963138 said:
Beautiful! Love that classic setting too, it'll be gorgeous on your sister to be!!


tyty333|1450452295|3963031 said:
Lovely ring! Congrats to your brother and his GF!


Thank you! I will share your good wishes with them!
 

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derbygal|1450467763|3963162 said:
I love ovals and this one looks fabulous in that setting. She'll love it, I'm sure! :wavey:

Oh thank you! We are both hoping she will, he is keeping it all quiet until she says yes!

Acinom|1450467697|3963158 said:
Such classic and refined elegance. I like!!!

Thank you!
 

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Congratulations on your new family member to be and looking forward to hand shots when the happy occasion happens. Love ovals. :love:
Now please get started on that earring thread. 4.52 ctw studs :love: :appl:
 

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lambskin|1450473917|3963195 said:
My all time favorite setting and shape!!! :love: :love: :love: :love: :appl: :appl: :appl:

Fingers Crossed that she will feel the same! :errrr: :))
 

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azstonie|1450474137|3963199 said:
Elegant! Hand shots???

The ring has not been shipped. Once it is here I will definitely come back and post more pictures. I am not sure about hand shots, I will have to ask her about those.
 

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missy|1450529655|3963457 said:
Congratulations on your new family member to be and looking forward to hand shots when the happy occasion happens. Love ovals. :love:
Now please get started on that earring thread. 4.52 ctw studs :love: :appl:

Exactly, I love shopping for jewelry but am even more excited about how sweet they both are.

Okay okay...I may have some photos on my computer of the earrings!
 

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cokitty|1450529880|3963461 said:
missy|1450529655|3963457 said:
Congratulations on your new family member to be and looking forward to hand shots when the happy occasion happens. Love ovals. :love:
Now please get started on that earring thread. 4.52 ctw studs :love: :appl:

Exactly, I love shopping for jewelry but am even more excited about how sweet they both are.

Okay okay...I may have some photos on my computer of the earrings!

YAY! Thank you cokitty! And you are so lucky to be in love with your SIL to be. That is the really wonderful news. :appl: But OMG those new earrings of yours don't hurt the happiness any lol. :love:
 

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Re: Oval /Tapered Baguette Platinum 1.30tcw E-Ring James All

Beautiful & elegant!
 

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Lovely, feminine and classic. She will love it! Congratulations to your whole family!
 

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Lovely ring! :appl: I love the setting! So elegant! Thanks for sharing! :wavey:
 

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I love the look of the oval with tapered bags! Also, I am so happy for your family. My SIL and I are very close friends, and I'm so thankful she is in my life!
 

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Love it. Looks so classy and beautiful!
 

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LLJsmom|1450531219|3963467 said:
Lovely, feminine and classic. She will love it! Congratulations to your whole family!
I hope so!

woofmama|1450530130|3963464 said:
Beautiful & elegant!
Thank you, I will pass that on to R!
 

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Rockinruby|1450716477|3964290 said:
Lovely ring! :appl: I love the setting! So elegant! Thanks for sharing! :wavey:

Thank you!
LLJsmom|1450531219|3963467 said:
Lovely, feminine and classic. She will love it! Congratulations to your whole family!
Thank you, I am so excited to have her become official!
 

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HegemonyCricket|1450809346|3964893 said:
I love the look of the oval with tapered bags! Also, I am so happy for your family. My SIL and I are very close friends, and I'm so thankful she is in my life!

That is so nice to hear! We are already pretty close given the age difference (10 years) and I am hoping we will continue to grow closer as we age. :halo:
 

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mr148th|1450812315|3964924 said:
Simple classic ring. Cant go wrong.
That is so sweet!

pinkgem2522|1450812247|3964923 said:
Love it. Looks so classy and beautiful!
That is so sweet, I will share it with him!
 

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Best News!!!! James Allen just emailed me to let me know the ring is shipping two days early! I am so excited! :appl:
 

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:clap:
 

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The ring is here. It is charming. Opening the packing is an experience. A small disclaimer. I do normally take many many photos of things when I am this excited. However this is not my ring, and I am a little hesitant to handle it to much, lest I drop it and or have some sort of accident. I gave myself one song (and cheated and picked Parabola) to take a few photos for the PS crowd.


The outer box


The scale for the packaging is engaging


The Inner box and smaller drawer with documents

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Ring Box Open

Just a little fire

Inner Envelope with documents

Documents Included with the shipment

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On The Grading Report

Trying to show the script font for inscription

Good Shot Of The Setting

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