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Pippa Middleton engaged

Trekkie

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I personally don't quite understand why Pippa Middleton is news :confused: but ok, lol.

I love the asscher but tbh, I think the halo overwhelms it. They should've asked Gypsy for an example of a well done asscher halo, haha!
 

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Love that dress she has on...to young for me but looks great on her. Yep, halo stones are too large and overwhelming.
He obviously didnt come to PS for advice!
 

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I think she is a fabulous woman, a lovely sister and seems a vigorous athlete, her ring isn't to my taste, those corners are just too big for me, but if she loves it I'm very happy for her. Halo takes away from a nice, large Asscher I think.
 

ihy138

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I actually love the ring itself but think maybe she's too tiny/dainty for a ring so commanding?
 

lyra

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Love the ring. She's news because she's Kate's sister, one day she'll be the sister of the Queen. ;))
 

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Love asschers in general, but I wish her halo was more delicate!
 

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I agree about the halo, but hey, it's her ring. I think this would have been a gorgeous three stone with some side traps.
 

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Not my taste, but good for her! I'll be interested to follow their wedding.
 

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She looks really happy. I like the Middletons as a group - they come across as being a close, loving, supportive family.

The ring? Not my taste. Agree with everyone else it would have been better without the halo, or with a nicer halo. The cost is based on it being a 4 carat "flawless" diamond so I presume IF or even FL, which is pure speculation on the part of the jeweller commenting in the article. We can't guess the size without knowing her ring size - FWIW Kate has small fingers (UK H, US 3.75 - the things I know :cheeky: ) so maybe Pippa does too? Who knows really.

Maybe it will spark interest in different diamond shapes and diamond quality in the UK. I can hope!

As for why this is news... it isn't, but we don't have any Kardashians over here, so... :lol:
 

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susief|1468953570|4057244 said:
As for why this is news... it isn't, but we don't have any Kardashians over here, so... :lol:
Awesome! Haha!!

P.S. I like the ring!
 

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Is that really a four carat stone? It doesn't seem quite that large to me, but what do I know?

I would go with a more delicate halo, but then, Pippa didn't call for my opinion, did she? ;-)
 

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It is too flat and angular for my tastes as well but she is young and beautiful and in love so she probably loves her ring! I sure hope so!
 

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I think I read it was a 1.5 carat asscher. I think I've been on PS too long. The first thing I thought of was when I saw this was all those gorgeous, delicate looking halos we see on these boards.
 

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4 carat center stone? No way. 2 max. Unless her finger is huge...
 

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Well, it does like the plan was to maximize finger coverage in order to compete with Kate's sapphire, as opposed to placing the stone in a setting that flatters it. Congratulations to the happy couple. I hope she had some input on the design.
 

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While I don't like the chunky halo I love the center stone. Asschers are my second favorite cut , but honestly? If offered to me I'd wear it in a heartbeat.
 

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AprilBaby

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I read it was 4 ct but maybe that's total? Love the asscher but the halo is too overwhelming. Can't wait to see what she pairs it with for a wedding band.
AlSo, I thought in England it was considered gaudy to rock such a large ring? Will she take flack for the size?
 

susief

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It would be considered a bit gaudy and assumed fake on a normal person but she / her fiance are rich enough to get away with it. Different rules for "celebrities".
 

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I love her ring, and her setting.

Step cuts are deeper than other cuts, so yes, it might appear to face up small. I wear a 4 ct that I've had two very well meaning sisters argue over if it's 1.5 or 2 carats before. They were bickering to see who was right, not bc they were trying to be mean at all. Though I do have larger size 7 fingers.
 

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What a gorgeous, tasteful ring! It suits Pippa very well. She looks so happy and in love. I'm really pleased for her!

Can't wait to see her dress. She'll make a stunning bride!
 
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