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luvthemstrawberries

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Date: 3/4/2009 7:20:51 PM
Author: Haven
luvthemstrawberries--What a great deal! It sounds like you guys totally lucked out.
I remember your e-ring now, with the swoopy designs in the shank. I love it! It''s very unique.

I have a sneaking suspicion that my ring is a lower color than a G, as it sometimes looks warm to me in certain lighting. I don''t really care, though, because I luuuuurve it, warmth and all!
Thanks Haven! Hehe I luuuuurve mine too. I''m happy with the stone, no matter what it really is.
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Haha it''s not like anyone in my life knows anything about jewelry though, so no one''s ever even asked me. They just say "oooo pretty!" Hehe, I love PS.
 

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Date: 3/4/2009 8:12:16 PM
Author: DiamanteBlu
I wished I had used different criteria for my first e-ring. It was a 1.56 carat I VVS1 RB. The color was fine but the clarity was way higher than necessary. I would have preferred a larger stone. This was in 1980 and I had no idea what I was doing as far as diamonds went at the time!
I think you got your larger stone in the long run tho
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My ering is an OEC that was sold to us as a K, but appraised as an L and I LOVE it! My OEC earrings are J''s and I kind of wish they were L''s or even M''s! I lover the "warmer" colors (especially for old cuts).
 

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I wouldn''t have minded a little lower in color in exchange for a little bit bigger of a diamond!

I have a radiant, though, so I wouldn''t have wanted to go much lower than what I got (a G) because that cut shows a lot of color.
 

rainwood

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I really like my stone which is I color with med. blue fluorescence. I''d probably stick with I the next time too, but maybe drop down to an eye-clean SI 2.
 

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Date: 3/4/2009 2:15:28 PM
Author: elle_chris

Date: 3/4/2009 1:38:59 PM
Author: fleur-de-lis
My engagement ring is an E, and because I am very color-sensitive I feel very fortunate to have been able to be given such a beautiful stone and have no regrets and would choose an E again today, but... I have to admit that I almost literally swooned in my seat when I realized that we could have gone to a touch over 5 carats had we considered J color.
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link to thread with pics please. Don''t believe I''ve ever seen yours.
Ditto. Pretty please?
 

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Date: 3/4/2009 7:53:21 PM
Author: Chrono
I am aware of colour but am not bothered by it. I like it ''cool'' for step cuts and fancies, but like them ''warm'' for rounds and antiques.
I feel the same way as this, although I''ve seen J emerald cuts IRL and thought they were fabulous, so I guess it''s really all about the individual stones.

When I bought my engagement ring, I got an I and had no problem with the color what-so-ever. But the cut wasn''t great. When I had it recut and recerted, it got graded an H. It really and truly does look a LOT whiter now, I''m wondering if there happened to be more color in an area that got cut away? Anyway, I don''t really have any regrets on the color because I think my stone is stunning, but I do now know that I also LOVE warmth. The videos from wink and GOG have convinced me I NEED something in the K-O range and SOON!!
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And with older cuts, no color is too much!
 

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i don''t regret getting a lower color at all. my ering is a D as is my pendant and earrings. i would not change any of it, not even if i was able to get a larger stone.
 

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Not at all, at the time I could have gone just over 2ct J for a little less then what we paid for mine. After purchasign and before it was sent to LM I was almost tempted to drop the colour and clarity a little to get the same size diamond and get a second slightly smaller cushion as well but FI and I had already fell in love with her and felt she was meant to be mine so I am happy with what we decided.
 

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Date: 3/4/2009 9:04:45 PM
Author: ckrickett

Date: 3/4/2009 8:12:16 PM
Author: DiamanteBlu
I wished I had used different criteria for my first e-ring. It was a 1.56 carat I VVS1 RB. The color was fine but the clarity was way higher than necessary. I would have preferred a larger stone. This was in 1980 and I had no idea what I was doing as far as diamonds went at the time!
I think you got your larger stone in the long run tho
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I think this should say "stones", he he!
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LOVE yr rings, DB.
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Yes and no.

My original e-ring and fith wedding anni. ring, at G VVS1 (both are just over 1ct each) are OTT, particularly as far as clarity is concerned, but both of these were pre-PS
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. I love them for sentimental reasons but wish we could have gone larger. Now, these have been re-set into earrings and I really wouldn't have minded H or even I colour VS or Si1/2 (eye-clean) to get 2 carat each instead.

I love my upgraded e-ring at F VS2. I'm soooo glad I didn't get VVS, because this afforded me the chance to get the 3ct! I've had fleeting thoughts that I should have gone for a G or even an H to get a 4ct or even 5ct, but I love that it is so icy white. Having said that though, I wouldn't rule out upgrading to a 4 or 4.5ct G colour at some point in the future, esp if it has medium-strong blue fluor. Then it'd look just as white as my current ering!
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Both my RHR have stones that are H and I love that I was able to get the size I wanted with the colour H, particularly for the pear.

I have earrings at K colour (ACA's) and whilst the cut is great, the warmth of the K in this size (3.444cttw) does bother me. I guess I'm fairly colour sensitive. If and when we can afford to upgrade, I'd like to go to J (but I think for earrings and pendants, my sweet spot is I, which is not likely to happen any time soon!
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I wanted my RB solitaire in the colourless range (upgrade e-ring) so went F.

I feel happy with this, I did view a larger G, but decided a smaller F (not so small, for me, at 1.1) was the sweet spot. I guess my circumstances, including social circle, meant that size in itself was not necessarily the overwhelming thing though for this particular purchase.

Regional Australians are a bit more ''under the radar'' it seems, but perhaps now that I''ve ''broken the ice'', I might feel more comfortable looking at larger diamonds in the future! Perhaps a dream ring would be E/F VS2 1.35
 

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Date: 3/5/2009 3:57:07 AM
Author: Phoenix

Date: 3/4/2009 9:04:45 PM
Author: ckrickett


Date: 3/4/2009 8:12:16 PM
Author: DiamanteBlu
I wished I had used different criteria for my first e-ring. It was a 1.56 carat I VVS1 RB. The color was fine but the clarity was way higher than necessary. I would have preferred a larger stone. This was in 1980 and I had no idea what I was doing as far as diamonds went at the time!
I think you got your larger stone in the long run tho
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I think this should say ''stones'', he he!
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LOVE yr rings, DB.
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How could I have forgotten that.
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DB and Pheonix definately have some drool worthy collections!
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