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So in love with my new CBI studs from HPD!

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by carbonfan, May 8, 2019.

  1. carbonfan
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    by carbonfan » May 10, 2019
    Aww, I appreciate your kind words @Alex T, @Gussie, and @arkieb1! As you could tell from my post, I really agonized over the size (to the point of getting frustrated with myself), but maybe all of that obsession was beneficial in a way, as I absolutely love this size! The studs feel significant without being overpowering, and I feel comfortable wearing them all the time! So despite all of my lengthy flip-flopping I feel like everything worked out for the best!
     
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    by carbonfan » May 10, 2019
    Aww, that really means a lot @diamondseeker2006! Your current studs have certainly been an inspiration to me and they look so perfect on you! :love: And thank you for the encouragement/enabling... it is nice to find people who understand the whole serial upgrading phenomenon, LOL! And you never know, I may work my way up to a slightly larger size someday, but for now this size feels just right! Thank you so much for all of your advice and encouragement along the way!
     
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    by carbonfan » May 10, 2019
    Thank you so much, @LLJsmom and bling sis! This little project kind of took on a life of its own, and for a little while there I almost put it on hold because I couldn't figure out the sizing aspect. I didn't want to go too big, but just large enough that I wouldn't be tempted to upgrade for a good long while! Only time will tell about that, but at the moment I feel like I stuck the landing! Thank you for cheering me on!
     
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    by carbonfan » May 10, 2019
    Thank you so much, @cflutist... truth be told, neither have I! As you well know, when you are working with Wink and CBI it is really hard to go wrong, and really easy to upgrade later! So having those assurances removed the stress from the process when my perfectionistic tendencies started to take over. And I am beyond thrilled with the result! I am so excited about your CBI upgrade as well!! :love:
     
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    by carbonfan » May 10, 2019
    @yssie and @ac117, you are both too kind! When I started this project I told myself I was going to take my sweet time to find just the right set of stones, and in the end it really did feel like serendipity. To most people it probably seems strange to have both modern and vintage studs, but for me it is really a mood thing... some days I gravitate toward floral facets and old world charm, and on other days I find myself reaching for something more crisp and modern. But I can wholeheartedly say that both varieties of studs are just out of this world gorgeous and I am very grateful to have both of them in my collection!
     
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    by carbonfan » May 10, 2019
    I feel exactly the same way, @SandyinAnaheim and @Lykame! I seriously don't know how I got this lucky. And yes, Wink truly could not have been more wonderful throughout the process, and his reassurances along the way made the process so much more enjoyable. He is so delightfully easygoing and just a genuinely kind and honest soul, and as you know, CBI diamonds are off the hook! We are so fortunate to have such wonderful vendors, and it makes me so happy to give my business to those who genuinely have their customers' happiness at heart.
     
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    by carbonfan » May 10, 2019
    How exciting, @Kaycee2018! I know first hand how confusing the choices can be, and I am glad that my post was helpful in some way. Thank you for your kind words, and please keep us posted on your studs project as it unfolds!
     
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    by carbonfan » May 10, 2019
    Aww, thank you so much @missy! It really does feel like the best of both worlds, and I will certainly report back about which ones I gravitate toward the most! I have a soft spot for Victor's work and I absolutely love his CERs, but I truly adore the CBI studs as well, so I have the feeling both sets will see their fair share of sunshine! And I love what you said about variety being the spice of life... I find that idea to ring so true in so many domains! In so many life scenarios there is no right or wrong, and differences/variety are so enriching and vital and beautiful and they are meant to be embraced. Sometimes our preconceived notions can be our biggest stumbling block, but when we let go of those we open ourselves up to a world of possibility. But I digress... it has certainly been a fun journey to get to this point, and I appreciate you sharing my excitement. Thank you again!
     
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    by carbonfan » May 10, 2019
    Wow, @mrs-b, this means so much coming from someone as discriminating and knowledgeable as you! You know I love your whole amazbling collection! :love: I had been scoping out the inventory at HPD for a good while, but despite my overly analytical nature I have to say that I really lucked out in finding these treasures, and I am quite humbled to wear them!
     
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    by Dancing Fire » May 11, 2019
    Amazing pair of earrings,:love::love: Congrats!.
     
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    by carbonfan » May 11, 2019
    Thank you so much DF! Your CBI upgrade is spectacular as well! :love:
     
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    by Queenie60 » May 12, 2019
    Simply beautiful and classic earrings. Enjoy them - they look great and blingy on you.
     

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