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dfm00

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Hi Everyone,

I asked for advice on stones several weeks ago and ended up going with the 1.523 H/SI2 from WF in this thread: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/rb-opinions-greatly-appreciated.55830/. I received the diamond on Friday and am amazed by how beautiful it is in person. I was worried about the SI2 even though WF said the stone was eye clean but I certainly agree with them; there is one inclusion I can see face up from about 6 inches or closer but even that one is tough to find if I haven''t just located it with magnification. I''m glad I went with H color over I; I can certainly see color from side and even face up. Would have liked to have gone higher on color (and probably clarity) but size was very important to us (her) and I needed to keep it under $10K. I know how much everyone here enjoys pictures, so I thought I''d share some I took. Idealscope and H&A images were challenging...as a disclaimer to guard WF''s reputaion, my photography skills were certainly the limiting factor, not the cut of the diamond. I''m having so much fun playing with this diamond, I almost don''t want to relinquish it to be set tomorrow!

The idealscope (expert) was purchased from David Atlas (along with an ultrasonic). Very smooth transaction and the order was shipped extremely quickly. Tracy et al at Whiteflash were also great to work with!

On my hand:

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Gothgrrl

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Looks very good. Can''t wait to see hand shots. What kind of setting are you going for?
 

dfm00

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grand finale...took a bunch of shots trying to capture flashes of fire. this is my favorite, maybe i''ll post some others in the fire thread.


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Gothgrrl

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I agree with JulieN, very nice fire shot!
 

Kaleigh

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Awesome!!!! You took great pics!!!!
 

Ellen

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Date: 2/25/2007 11:25:03 PM
Author: dfm00
grand finale...took a bunch of shots trying to capture flashes of fire. this is my favorite, maybe i''ll post some others in the fire thread.



Holy cow, that is one awesome shot!! Just beautiful.


You can put as many fire shots as you want in there, but please include this one!

Oh, and congrats!
 

dfm00

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Wow, that''ll teach me to post pics from a laptop, they''re much larger and darker now that I look at them on a desktop. Oh well.

Gothgrrl, I dropped off the stone this morning at a local B&M to be set in a platinum split shank micropave from Mark Patterson.
http://www.michaelcfina.com/ic/mcfina/sections/wedding_engagement_rings/wedding_engagement/marc_patterson/:product/code/PL0689PROM0010.html?block=1 Better picture at www.markpatterson.com (first picture under the Promise collection). Yes, I''ll have to convince my future fiancee that I''m not crazy wanting to take a picture of her hand to post on the internet


Ellen and everyone else, thanks! I''ll try to post some images in the fire thread this evening.


Dave
 

SuzyQZ

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WOW! That fire shot is unbelievable!!!!!
I''ve never seen that intense of a color burst captured in a picture before!
Great shot!
 

canuk-gal

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Date: 2/26/2007 1:09:21 PM
Author: SuzyQZ
WOW! That fire shot is unbelievable!!!!!
I''ve never seen that intense of a color burst captured in a picture before!
Great shot!
HI:

Ditto! You have the magic touch! Oh beautiful diamond, btw.....

cheers--Sharon
 

Beacon

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Best fire shot I *ever* saw. You should make a poster out of that one!
 

dfm00

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I had the same idea, Beacon. I think it will make a nice large print.

Dave
 

dfm00

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An update: the ring is finished and I''m extremely happy with it. Pictures here: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/her-ring-whiteflash-and-mark-patterson.60503/.

Also, I recently received a very gracious call from Brian Gavin at Whiteflash, following up on my transaction and making sure I was happy with everything. Unfortunately I missed the call, but answered with an e-mail and received very nice responses from Brian and Debi Wexler. Just one more part of my great experience with Whiteflash.


Dave
 

diamondfan

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Looks like a great stone and I love that setting. Post it, and she will soon come on board!!!
 

lumpkin

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Gorgeous! Please take more pictures when it''s set!
 

Lynn B

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*Pop, pop*
(That's me trying to put my eyes back in my head!)
HOLY COW, Batman! Gorgeous, gorgeous stone!!!

That diamond is a KILLER and your GF is gonna be one HAPPY girl! You done good!!!
 

kcoursolle

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I said this in your other thread, but oofta you have a gorgeous stone and ring there!!!
 

dfm00

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Thanks, all. The two big, natural light pictures above look kind of gross to me now, but IRL it's beautiful. More pics toward the end of "the fire thread".

Lumpkin, pictures of the completed ring are over in SMTR!
 
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