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DiamondsNPearls

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Good evening ladies (& gents) it has been awhile since I've posted. I had originally been proposed to w/ a halo engagement ring that was "floating" I guess you could say..anyway, it was beautiful but I really wanted my ideal ring to be a halo flush instead of an airline/floating halo. So for New Year's Eve, my wonderful husband blessed me with a brand new ring upgrade. My original stone was a J, Si2, 1.02, excellent cut EGL International cut (which I know isn't that great) and so my husband got me an H, Si1, 1.00ct, medium fluoro, excellent cut EGL USA (which I have heard is closer to the GIA scale). The most important thing is that I wanted the stone to sit FLUSH with the halo, instead of sticking out. I had no idea he was going to get a brand new stone to go with the ring setting!! The stone is slightly smaller (1 carat vs 1.02 carats), but I am thrilled with it & I wanted to show off my new gem.

Let me know what you think & please be honest, (I am looking for validation here LOL!!) image_286.jpg

The original ring is on my pinky finger.
 

DiamondsNPearls

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Here are some more photos of the ring, I'm sorry I don't know how to rotate:/ image_292.jpg image_291.jpg image_290.jpg image_296.jpg
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DiamondsNPearls

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Is the sizing of 1.02 (old) vs 1.00 (new) very obvious? I think the quality of the 1.00 is better....
 

Asscherhalo_lover

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The overall look and fit in the setting is much much better IMO. The weight of the stones isn't nearly as important as the measurements and the cut. If the EGL certificates include cut measurements you can compare them using the HCA tool under the "tools" tab above to get an idea of the cut quality. Enjoy your upgrade!
 

MissGotRocks

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Congratulations on getting the ring you want! It looks beautiful on you and I much prefer the new setting to the old one.
 

cinnamonstick

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Hi! Nice job! Sizing no way noticeable in the design is much better on the second execution. Congrats!
 

cinnamonstick

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Like ur skinny little fingers BTW! Diamond ring looks fantastic on them!
 

DiamondsNPearls

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Here is how it looks it daylight :love:
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cinnamonstick

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Nice! Are you loving it?
 

marcy

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It is beautiful. It looks fabulous on your hand.
 

diamondseeker2006

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caribbeanbridetobe|1452385839|3973450 said:
Is the sizing of 1.02 (old) vs 1.00 (new) very obvious? I think the quality of the 1.00 is better....

That is such a tiny, tiny weight difference that the 1.0 could easily have a larger diameter than the 1.02 depending on depth, girdle thickness, etc. Even if they were cut exactly the same, you could not look at a 1.0 and 1.02 and tell the difference!

The new ring is beautiful and I much prefer the lower set diamond! :appl: It looks so much larger than the old ring, too!
 

lilsweetie

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the new one does look a lot larger despite being smaller!

are you going to keep the old ring or reset it? what plans do you have for the stone?
 

DiamondsNPearls

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I have no idea what to do with the old ring. Maybe just keep it as a keepsake? I was thinking about setting it into a solitaire pendant but I wasn't sure :love:
 

tropicalbarbi

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Beautiful!! Can you tell me more about the settings? I'm looking for a new setting for my RB in the lines of a Vatche Grace but looking for options!
 

cloreene

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Beautiful! I love that it sits flush. It looks great!

caribbeanbridetobe|1452464219|3973830 said:
Here is how it looks it daylight :love:
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DiamondsNPearls

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tropicalbarbi|1452544439|3974365 said:
Beautiful!! Can you tell me more about the settings? I'm looking for a new setting for my RB in the lines of a Vatche Grace but looking for options!

My husband did all the work, I did tell him that I originally wanted a Vatche Grace model. I am so happy w/ my ring, I could not stop staring today. hehe, I doubt anyone noticed but I was over the moon w/ it :love:
 

Rockinruby

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Beautiful! Congrats! :appl:
 

kathley

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Your ring is beautiful and it really pops on your hand!
 

pinkgem2522

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This is a nice upgrade congratulations!
 

cinnamonstick

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Look fantastic in the sun! Pretty color(s)! Loovvee! :clap:
 

cinnamonstick

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BTW....good hubby ;-)
 

DiamondsNPearls

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cinnamonstick|1452649883|3975120 said:
Look fantastic in the sun! Pretty color(s)! Loovvee! :clap:

Is the finger coverage good with my stacked bands?? Too much going on?
 

pregcurious

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I much prefer your 2nd. Congrats!
 

junebug17

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Caribbeanbridetobe, I remember you and your other posts and I'm glad to "see" you again! I absolutely love your new halo, it was beyond sweet of your husband and it looks stunning on you - I'm so glad you're enjoying it! I think the way you are wearing it looks lovely, your long slender finger accommodates the bands really well. :love:
 

arkieb1

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Congrats, I like the second ring much better too!!!
 

bugbear

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Your hubby did great! Your new ring is prettier.
 

Polished

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I think your new ring looks wonderful - I remember how your previous one bothered you.
 

Acinom

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What a beauty!! Congrats with this upgrade. The ring looks so beautiful on you.
 

tuffyluvr

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The new stone looks like much better quality, so I think it looks even bigger! Congrats!! It looks great on you
 
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