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heididdl

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They aren't in our face I love the size you can see they are the perfect size.
 

gregchang35

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these are my black diamond studs. May have posted before… not sure, but here ya go, again. Hehe.

think they are 0.6ct each. They are cut a bit deeper than MRB.
Also repurposed the basket setting that were for my princess studs.
 

cvalier26

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Not sure what they're called in English but basically they are tiny bits of diamonds put together like a sort of halo in a bezel ! Not quite up to PS standards :) but they are really shiny I love them :). Any ideas on how to keep them clean ? :) tempImageMs7YvQ.png
 

ArielleB

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When we found out we were having our first bub (ten years ago), my lovely hubbie got me a precious pair of .5ctw studs. I wore them daily and, while they’re not PS quality, they sparkled and were such a luxury at the time, a true treat.

This year, I passed them along to my 10-year old daughter, and I got two .56s as upgrades. The settings were made by JACAFineJewelry, who I would absolutely recommend. Platinum, 6-prong. They are so fine and perfect and look huuuuge to me. B3D8B0F2-73DC-406C-AB93-28AEB28A2111.jpeg BFAC4710-61ED-4DCD-AD1F-4CE842B7544F.jpeg
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junebug17

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Here are my everyday discreet studs (well, I don't have bigger studs yet actually... other post coming soon :) !! ). They are .16 dbty Tiffany (G VVS1 if I remember correctly :)))
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Beautiful!!! :kiss2:
 

TheyCall

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My *just delivered* 0.6CTW J VS1 ACA YG martini studs with petite claw prongs from Whiteflash!! They are little stunners!!! They’re my first pair of diamond studs; I’m in love. I’m so happy with their size and presence on my ears. I almost went 0.8CTW but I’m glad I stuck with my gut and trusted I had small lobes.

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cvalier26

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So I really wanted a pair of (tiny, because I wanted to leave a good budget for more of a presence round diamond studs with a rose gold bezel) melee studs to change things around a little, and I found these babies :) !
I love them ! There was a pair with bezels but these sparkled more.
Upthread I posted the first pair I bought and returned, and you can see these sparkle much more :)
I really like them but please do advise me though like the first pair if you think there is something off :), I won't mind :)
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Cerulean

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When we found out we were having our first bub (ten years ago), my lovely hubbie got me a precious pair of .5ctw studs. I wore them daily and, while they’re not PS quality, they sparkled and were such a luxury at the time, a true treat.

This year, I passed them along to my 10-year old daughter, and I got two .56s as upgrades. The settings were made by JACAFineJewelry, who I would absolutely recommend. Platinum, 6-prong. They are so fine and perfect and look huuuuge to me. B3D8B0F2-73DC-406C-AB93-28AEB28A2111.jpeg BFAC4710-61ED-4DCD-AD1F-4CE842B7544F.jpeg
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These are the perfect size for everyday IMO! So pretty
 

Sprinkles&Stones

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My *just delivered* 0.6CTW J VS1 ACA YG martini studs with petite claw prongs from Whiteflash!! They are little stunners!!! They’re my first pair of diamond studs; I’m in love. I’m so happy with their size and presence on my ears. I almost went 0.8CTW but I’m glad I stuck with my gut and trusted I had small lobes.

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Wow these look way bigger than .6CTW! Gorgeous!
 

ice empress

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I purchased the most beautiful pair of 3.71 ctw H VS1/VS2 ACAs from Whiteflash but immediately thought they would have been more impactful and that I should have gone larger… my most loving and supportive husband is now saying I should upgrade to 6 ctw (see picture enclosed).

This leads me to the following question: to all of you who upgraded your studs through Whiteflash… what did you do with your previous setting? Does WF have a buy-back policy for the old setting?

Thanks!
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diamondseeker2006

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I purchased the most beautiful pair of 3.71 ctw H VS1/VS2 ACAs from Whiteflash but immediately thought they would have been more impactful and that I should have gone larger… my most loving and supportive husband is now saying I should upgrade to 6 ctw (see picture enclosed).

This leads me to the following question: to all of you who upgraded your studs through Whiteflash… what did you do with your previous setting? Does WF have a buy-back policy for the old setting?

Thanks!
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I personally would stay under 3 cts each due to the price jump. Your ear lobes are tiny, too! To answer your question, no, WF doesn’t take trade-ins on settings other than to offer you the melt value of the metal. I’ve upgraded several times. I have kept most of my previous settings in case I decide to set stones for my daughters. Otherwise I will just try to sell them on LT eventually.
 

ice empress

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I personally would stay under 3 cts each due to the price jump. Your ear lobes are tiny, too! To answer your question, no, WF doesn’t take trade-ins on settings other than to offer you the melt value of the metal. I’ve upgraded several times. I have kept most of my previous settings in case I decide to set stones for my daughters. Otherwise I will just try to sell them on LT eventually.

Thanks! That’s very helpful. I wouldn’t even know what the melt value is, but judging from your answer, I’m inferring that it is a relatively small portion of the total cost?
 

AllAboardTheBlingTrain

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I purchased the most beautiful pair of 3.71 ctw H VS1/VS2 ACAs from Whiteflash but immediately thought they would have been more impactful and that I should have gone larger… my most loving and supportive husband is now saying I should upgrade to 6 ctw (see picture enclosed).

This leads me to the following question: to all of you who upgraded your studs through Whiteflash… what did you do with your previous setting? Does WF have a buy-back policy for the old setting?

Thanks!
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This is a stunning, stunning size on you! If you go for something like 5.8-5.9ctw I don’t think you would see an appreciable difference and it would be a bit cheaper than 6ctw. But I would love to enable you towards this upgrade because it looks so stunning in your ears. I’m jealous of your lovely fine earlobes!!

As for the settings - I would keep them, either using them for coloured stones or CZs for travel; or sell them on LT. The melt value is the scrap value of the gold or platinum, which will be ~$100 max most probably, if they’re simple solitaire settings. Not worth scrapping considering most of the value is in the labour.
 

Alybird

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I purchased the most beautiful pair of 3.71 ctw H VS1/VS2 ACAs from Whiteflash but immediately thought they would have been more impactful and that I should have gone larger… my most loving and supportive husband is now saying I should upgrade to 6 ctw (see picture enclosed).

This leads me to the following question: to all of you who upgraded your studs through Whiteflash… what did you do with your previous setting? Does WF have a buy-back policy for the old setting?

Thanks!
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Those look gorgeous on you!
 

diamondseeker2006

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Thanks! That’s very helpful. I wouldn’t even know what the melt value is, but judging from your answer, I’m inferring that it is a relatively small portion of the total cost?

Yes, the metal value is a fraction of the actual cost of settings. That's why I've generally saved mine instead of taking the metal value. If I end up never using them, then maybe all of mine together will be the cost of one platinum setting pair!

My WF studs are 1.6 cts each and also H VS1/VS2! I'd love to see the size of yours on your ears if you have a picture!
 

ice empress

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Yes, the metal value is a fraction of the actual cost of settings. That's why I've generally saved mine instead of taking the metal value. If I end up never using them, then maybe all of mine together will be the cost of one platinum setting pair!

My WF studs are 1.6 cts each and also H VS1/VS2! I'd love to see the size of yours on your ears if you have a picture!


Here is my current pair:
3.71 ctw H VS1/VS2 ACAs

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diamondseeker2006

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Here is my current pair:
3.71 ctw H VS1/VS2 ACAs

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Those are gorgeous! I love them in all sizes, but certainly, upgrading is wonderful! Those would be a great next size for me! :lol: I do think in ACAs, even 2.5 cts each is pretty large and likely would look very large on your small earlobes. The ones you have must be around 7.8mm or so, and ACA 2.5 cts is about 8.7mm which is a pretty big increase. Do you know the diameter measurements of the 3 ct ones you tried on?
 

ice empress

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Those are gorgeous! I love them in all sizes, but certainly, upgrading is wonderful! Those would be a great next size for me! :lol: I do think in ACAs, even 2.5 cts each is pretty large and likely would look very large on your small earlobes. The ones you have must be around 7.8mm or so, and ACA 2.5 cts is about 8.7mm which is a pretty big increase. Do you know the diameter measurements of the 3 ct ones you tried on?

Thanks!

I didn’t think to check the diameter… oops. An ACA in 3ct would likely be in the 9.3mm range though :love:

My current studs measure

7.82 x 7.92 x 4.88mm
7.82 x 7.91 x4.87mm
 

AprilBaby

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dumbo

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I personally would stay under 3 cts each due to the price jump. Your ear lobes are tiny, too! To answer your question, no, WF doesn’t take trade-ins on settings other than to offer you the melt value of the metal. I’ve upgraded several times. I have kept most of my previous settings in case I decide to set stones for my daughters. Otherwise I will just try to sell them on LT eventually.

My wife tried on 6+ TCW studs at a local jewelry store-G color. They were incredible, but not $290,000 incredible!

I got her a set of BGD 4.3 TCW studs in M color. Sure, they don't "quite" have the pop of the G color studs but are still a great size and color! Just a hint of vanilla in there instead of the "icy" G color.

I am pretty sure the $265,000 we saved could be enjoyed elsewhere! The G studs at $290k is a "I have more money than I know what to do with" price. (not that any online vendor would charge $290k for a set of 6 TCW studs-overhead is expensive in a store location).
 

H4happy

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My wife tried on 6+ TCW studs at a local jewelry store-G color. They were incredible, but not $290,000 incredible!

I got her a set of BGD 4.3 TCW studs in M color. Sure, they don't "quite" have the pop of the G color studs but are still a great size and color! Just a hint of vanilla in there instead of the "icy" G color.

I am pretty sure the $265,000 we saved could be enjoyed elsewhere! The G studs at $290k is a "I have more money than I know what to do with" price. (not that any online vendor would charge $290k for a set of 6 TCW studs-overhead is expensive in a store location).
Wow! I’d be lucky to just get a chance to try on a pair that size.
Out of curiosity - at such a large size - do the diamonds not stick out too much if set as studs? Does anyone have an opinion on what size diamonds protrude too much from a side view to not look so great in a stud setting?
 

AllAboardTheBlingTrain

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Wow! I’d be lucky to just get a chance to try on a pair that size.
Out of curiosity - at such a large size - do the diamonds not stick out too much if set as studs? Does anyone have an opinion on what size diamonds protrude too much from a side view to not look so great in a stud setting?

I think this depends on the setting style, lobe thickness and hole positioning. I’ve been lucky to see some enormous studs on people in real life, including an acquaintance who has a 6ct stud on each ear (total 12ctw), with a halo, too. Her earrings obviously protrude a bit from her ear, but not as much as you’d expect honestly. And it looks amazing tbh. If your piercings are misaligned or at an angle, or if your lobes are small and petite I can imagine that it may look a bit sticking out types, or if the stone is set high in the setting. I would imagine a martini setting is probably best for keeping stones low profile.
 

diamondseeker2006

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My wife tried on 6+ TCW studs at a local jewelry store-G color. They were incredible, but not $290,000 incredible!

I got her a set of BGD 4.3 TCW studs in M color. Sure, they don't "quite" have the pop of the G color studs but are still a great size and color! Just a hint of vanilla in there instead of the "icy" G color.

I am pretty sure the $265,000 we saved could be enjoyed elsewhere! The G studs at $290k is a "I have more money than I know what to do with" price. (not that any online vendor would charge $290k for a set of 6 TCW studs-overhead is expensive in a store location).

I think we need some pictures! While I personally couldn’t go down to M color, I am totally in agreement that $290k is a LOT of $$$$$!!! I’d definitely have to go down in color to go over 4 ctw!
 

tuckie

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Absolutely loving my new 2.38 CTW, which feel like an extra luxe upgrade to my 1.26 CTW pair

1.18 H VSI
1.20 H VS2



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