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#TBT Penelope, 5ct Early Round Brilliant Diamond in a New Ring!

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My first thread about my diamond, a 5.01ct GIA L/VS1 Early Round Brilliant:

https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-5-01ct-gia-l-vs1-round-brilliant-diamond.195392/

We had weighed our priorities and had chosen a diamond that fit within our parameters. I loved my diamond loose. It had personality and moods, and I loved the color. Then, though my husband wanted to go with a solitaire, I thought I wanted something blingy. We had it set in a blingy ring with 72 1-pointers. My diamond's angles (1.6 on the HCA, but not within Pricescope ideal range) cause it to be a major reflector so it actually takes on the colors around it (in a pink room, it's pink; in a blue room, it's blue; in a room with a dark wooden ceiling, it's...). When I was outside in indirect light, my L diamond looked perfectly lovely with the melee, but inside the contrast bothered me. And the huge prongs drove me crazy!

After months of obsessing over the parts of my old setting that bothered me, I just did a reset! And I've named my diamond 'Penelope'. Actually, my 7-year-old came up with the name. Thank you, PSers, for your input along the way! I went back and forth about design options and metals/alloys. Missy and her ring convinced me to go with platinum, in an antique-style setting based on a ring I saw here:

https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/introducing-my-new-lovely-3-5-oec.186508/

It is a rainy day here in upstate NY, and I'll probably take eleventy billion pictures in the coming months, but here are the initial photos of Penelope in the new setting. I am THRILLED with it, and I can't believe I waffled for so long! Now my diamond shines on its own, without any pesky little whiter melee upstaging it, and I love the personality again! :) :love: :)

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Oh, I love the simplicity of this setting much better along w/ the delicate prongs! Your diamond is the star of the show now! :appl:
 

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The new home looks perfect! Definitely puts the emphasis on Penelope! Nice reset!
 

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I love the new prongs! Penelope looks right at home! :appl: Gorgeous!
 

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Thanks! I am so happy with it!
 

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Penelope is a stunner!!!!
 

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It's just gorgeous, Tourmaline. Nice choice!
 

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I love the reset. Really think it looks much more focused on Penelope now. :love:
 

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That setting is perfect for your diamond! Great choice!
 

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Just what a stunning stone in its perfect setting-- wonderful! So classic. I love it!
 

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It feels so much more right to me. I love how low it is in the setting, so I won't worry as much about smashing it. I wish I had done this sort of setting from the beginning! I notice that it seems to be asymmetrically set in the photos. I can't perceive this with my eyes (looking at the ring), so I think (and hope) it's the angle of the pictures.
 

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Wow wowb I love it. Love love love that its a solitaire.
 

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LOVE this reset! that stone deserves to be the center of attention. It is drop dead gorgeous!
 

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Penelope found her final home!!! It's a Gorgeous reset. I am so glad you took the plunge. The delicate prongs are so delicate and elegant and the details in the profile are such great eye candy :love:
Would love to see a profile pic while the ring is on your finger.
Congrats!!! :wavey:
 

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Okay, that is just yummy!! What a transformation, great job!
 

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Acinom|1402595516|3691697 said:
Penelope found her final home!!! It's a Gorgeous reset. I am so glad you took the plunge. The delicate prongs are so delicate and elegant and the details in the profile are such great eye candy :love:
Would love to see a profile pic while the ring is on your finger.
Congrats!!! :wavey:

Thank you! :)

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Job well done!... :appl: that is a BIG sucker!... :lol:
 

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Love those new profile pics :love:
Your jeweller did an excellent job!!
Your stone takes true center stage in this setting and seems to 'belong' in this setting. Your stone always seem to have a vintage vibe to my eye :love:

Enjoy wearing your beautiful giant stone in delicate solitaire.
 

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Acinom|1402597049|3691731 said:
Love those new profile pics :love:
Your jeweller did an excellent job!!
Your stone takes true center stage in this setting and seems to 'belong' in this setting. Your stone always seem to have a vintage vibe to my eye :love:

Enjoy wearing your beautiful giant stone in delicate solitaire.

Thank you! I agree on all counts. :)
 

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Dancing Fire|1402596934|3691728 said:
Job well done!... :appl: that is a BIG sucker!... :lol:

Hee hee. :)
 

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Here's another photo.

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Love it!!!
 

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Various lighting/colors:

Bathroom:

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Pink room:

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Blue room:

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Under wooden ceiling, but near a window:

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Around green plant life:

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Re: Penelope, 5ct Early Round Brilliant Diamond in a New Rin

Sooooo much better! I love it, this new mount looks much higher quality and the flow of the lines is more fluid and pleasing... it is not that your previous setting did NOT look all of those things, but when you put the two setting side by side, this new one just mops the floor in all categories :sun: Like how everyone looks a little more drab when a super model walks into the room :Up_to_something:

Really good choice, and it very much suits the flavour of your stone.
 

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Wow, it looks great!!!
 

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Your diamond and your ring look amazing. It's beautiful.
 

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Dreamer_D|1402600042|3691785 said:
Sooooo much better! I love it, this new mount looks much higher quality and the flow of the lines is more fluid and pleasing... it is not that your previous setting did NOT look all of those things, but when you put the two setting side by side, this new one just mops the floor in all categories :sun: Like how everyone looks a little more drab when a super model walks into the room :Up_to_something:

Really good choice, and it very much suits the flavour of your stone.

Thanks! I agree, this ring just doesn't try as hard to be lovely. :)
 

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I love this new setting, I think it some how makes your stone look bigger and brighter. Really beautiful, great choice!
 
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