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chele162

Rough_Rock
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I’m having serious DSS right now! I just got my BGD studs last December and I’m already wanting bigger! Mine are .80tcw. The problem is that my studs are an E VS2 and a F VS1. I’m definitely going up in size but I kind of painted myself in a corner when having to upgrade either the clarity or color, per BGD’s upgrade policy. I wish it were like WF. I’ve thought about selling my studs and just buying from WF. I don’t know. I want at least 1ctw, maybe 1.20ctw. What I need is to stay off the board and just enjoy what I have but that’s not gonna happen. Lol
 

missy

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I’m having serious DSS right now! I just got my BGD studs last December and I’m already wanting bigger! Mine are .80tcw. The problem is that my studs are an E VS2 and a F VS1. I’m definitely going up in size but I kind of painted myself in a corner when having to upgrade either the clarity or color, per BGD’s upgrade policy. I wish it were like WF. I’ve thought about selling my studs and just buying from WF. I don’t know. I want at least 1ctw, maybe 1.20ctw. What I need is to stay off the board and just enjoy what I have but that’s not gonna happen. Lol

Can you call BGD and ask them if they can help you upgrade within your budget parameters? Perhaps they can make it work for you.
Alternatively, you can contact WF if BGD won't/can't help you and see if they would take your studs in as a trade towards a WF purchase. it doesn't hurt to ask. Good luck and I hope your blingy stud dreams come true.
 

KristinTech

Brilliant_Rock
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I’m having serious DSS right now! I just got my BGD studs last December and I’m already wanting bigger! Mine are .80tcw. The problem is that my studs are an E VS2 and a F VS1. I’m definitely going up in size but I kind of painted myself in a corner when having to upgrade either the clarity or color, per BGD’s upgrade policy. I wish it were like WF. I’ve thought about selling my studs and just buying from WF. I don’t know. I want at least 1ctw, maybe 1.20ctw. What I need is to stay off the board and just enjoy what I have but that’s not gonna happen. Lol

I have to believe that BGD would work with you on upgrading through them... I mean, what do they tell their customers who buy D VS stones right off the bat?
 

chele162

Rough_Rock
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Can you call BGD and ask them if they can help you upgrade within your budget parameters? Perhaps they can make it work for you.
Alternatively, you can contact WF if BGD won't/can't help you and see if they would take your studs in as a trade towards a WF purchase. it doesn't hurt to ask. Good luck and I hope your blingy stud dreams come true.

Thanks for the suggestions! To be fair to BGD, I haven’t contacted them and asked about upgrading. I’ve only looked at their website for stones that fit with the upgrade parameters. They’ve always been good to me so I’m not saying that they wouldn’t work with me, I haven’t asked. You’re right, it doesn’t hurt to ask.
I just need to make sure that the upgrade is in my 2021 budget before I ask because no sense in doing it if I can’t get them right away.
 

chele162

Rough_Rock
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I have to believe that BGD would work with you on upgrading through them... I mean, what do they tell their customers who buy D VS stones right off the bat?

That’s true! As I said before, this is no knock on BGD. I haven’t asked if they’ll work with me. I just wish their upgrade policy with more simple, like WF. I’m not 100% sure that I have the budget for them this year so I don’t want to ask them until I’m sure.
 

KristinTech

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That’s true! As I said before, this is no knock on BGD. I haven’t asked if they’ll work with me. I just wish their upgrade policy with more simple, like WF. I’m not 100% sure that I have the budget for them this year so I don’t want to ask them until I’m sure.

I totally get it... I want to upgrade my studs, but I keep wavering on some details, so I just keep saving and researching.
 

chele162

Rough_Rock
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Dec 15, 2011
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After mulling over my upgrade options this weekend, I sent an email to IDJ and asked them how much a pair of 1tcw and 1.20tcw would be. I’ve bought studs from there for my mom (among other things) and I loved them so I figured I might as well try. They sent back quotes for the two different sizes and they were way cheaper than WF or BGD (as they should be) and definitely within budget.

I ended up buying the 1.20tcw, because why not get the biggest you can afford? I ordered in Tuesday and they arrived today (Thursday)! I’ve never had a faster jewelry purchase. While they may not be as perfect as my smaller BGD studs, they are amazingly sparkly, icy white, and beautiful. I really can’t find fault with them. I included a few pictures but I really suck at taking pictures of diamonds.

This way, I get to keep my smaller studs and enjoy both of them instead of having to trade them in.

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idealw2boys

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Nov 21, 2014
Messages
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After mulling over my upgrade options this weekend, I sent an email to IDJ and asked them how much a pair of 1tcw and 1.20tcw would be. I’ve bought studs from there for my mom (among other things) and I loved them so I figured I might as well try. They sent back quotes for the two different sizes and they were way cheaper than WF or BGD (as they should be) and definitely within budget.

I ended up buying the 1.20tcw, because why not get the biggest you can afford? I ordered in Tuesday and they arrived today (Thursday)! I’ve never had a faster jewelry purchase. While they may not be as perfect as my smaller BGD studs, they are amazingly sparkly, icy white, and beautiful. I really can’t find fault with them. I included a few pictures but I really suck at taking pictures of diamonds.

This way, I get to keep my smaller studs and enjoy both of them instead of having to trade them in.

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They’re beautiful! I bought one of my earring studs from them since I used an existing stone that I already had. It’s a fireball, 1.09 F VS2 GIA triple x....

I have the opposite dilemma.... mine are 2.15 tcw and I want a smaller pair.... if you ever decide to sell your .80tcw let me know.

Enjoy! =)2
 

Iola80

Rough_Rock
Joined
Sep 24, 2017
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After mulling over my upgrade options this weekend, I sent an email to IDJ and asked them how much a pair of 1tcw and 1.20tcw would be. I’ve bought studs from there for my mom (among other things) and I loved them so I figured I might as well try. They sent back quotes for the two different sizes and they were way cheaper than WF or BGD (as they should be) and definitely within budget.

I ended up buying the 1.20tcw, because why not get the biggest you can afford? I ordered in Tuesday and they arrived today (Thursday)! I’ve never had a faster jewelry purchase. While they may not be as perfect as my smaller BGD studs, they are amazingly sparkly, icy white, and beautiful. I really can’t find fault with them. I included a few pictures but I really suck at taking pictures of diamonds.

This way, I get to keep my smaller studs and enjoy both of them instead of having to trade them in.

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Beautiful
 

Ontheblackrock15

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Jun 8, 2017
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My little OEC studs from @Ontheblackrock15 (thank you!!!) - I love them! They are very sparkly, ~3.8mm, ~0.5ctw H SI2/I1 set in platinum

I was looking for a daily pair - was originally shooting for ~1ctw, but decided to focus on other projects first this year, so these will tide me over just fine!

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YAY! They look great on you!!! So glad they went to a good home :)
 

missy

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Adding my OEC studs.

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And a real life perspective shot.

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They are approximately 4.52 ctw Edwardian old cut european diamonds in their original setting.
Measurements are:
8.61 - 8.64 x 4.87 mm
8.56 - 8.58 x 4.85 mm
 

Leigh10

Rough_Rock
Joined
Jul 11, 2017
Messages
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Adding my OEC studs.

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And a real life perspective shot.

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They are approximately 4.52 ctw Edwardian old cut european diamonds in their original setting.
Measurements are:
8.61 - 8.64 x 4.87 mm
8.56 - 8.58 x 4.85 mm

I just LOVE these earrings. Thanks for sharing such terrific photos and details. Wear them well and enjoy!
 

Missie1

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jan 12, 2018
Messages
379
Adding my OEC studs.

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And a real life perspective shot.

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They are approximately 4.52 ctw Edwardian old cut european diamonds in their original setting.
Measurements are:
8.61 - 8.64 x 4.87 mm
8.56 - 8.58 x 4.85 mm

Absolutely love them
 

jaysonsmom

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Mar 13, 2004
Messages
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I recently put in earrings in all of my piercings, which I haven’t done in about 20 years. I blame it on lock down boredom :)

.50 tcw studs in first hole, and regular sterling silver ball studs in second hole, with tiny 1mm crystal piercing studs from my daughter’s ear piercing at 4 months old!
 

mrs-b

Ideal_Rock
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Aug 18, 2013
Messages
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My 1.5ctw OECs with blue-grey Sea of Cortez pearl drop jackets. The small, outer diamond is a BGD .17ct stud.

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And this one is as good as I could do for a perspective shot. Full disclosure - I have huge lobes.

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NicoleNeedsHelp

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Aug 20, 2020
Messages
378
I had David Klass create new a new setting for my studs. I already had these diamonds set as studs, but the setting was poor and the earring didn’t sit flush to my ear and drooped. Basically I needed a large back on the setting because I have stretched out lobes. My diamonds are each just under a carat. These are not ideal diamonds- they are not certified, but they are fine for me. This new setting is so comfortable- I cannot even tell the earrings are in. 7AE0A3C5-4253-49EE-A11E-04B4F751E638.png D6344013-E656-45B9-85C5-6B4D8D88FBD6.png
 

heididdl

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Oct 25, 2012
Messages
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I’m having serious DSS right now! I just got my BGD studs last December and I’m already wanting bigger! Mine are .80tcw. The problem is that my studs are an E VS2 and a F VS1. I’m definitely going up in size but I kind of painted myself in a corner when having to upgrade either the clarity or color, per BGD’s upgrade policy. I wish it were like WF. I’ve thought about selling my studs and just buying from WF. I don’t know. I want at least 1ctw, maybe 1.20ctw. What I need is to stay off the board and just enjoy what I have but that’s not gonna happen. Lol

Sorry you have the DSS but Ive had it several times lol
 
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