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Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ :)

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Hi all! Just wanted to share my excitement regarding the pair of IDJ huggies that'll be heading my way soon. They should be getting shipped out tomorrow but since I'm not based in the USA, it'll probably be a week or so before I get to see them in person.

Initially, I thought I wanted a pair of WF ACA studs (i still do!), but then I stumbled upon a couple of old PS threads about huggies from IDJ. It was mentioned in those threads that IDJ's prices for the huggies (even at 2ctw) were pretty affordable. So I took a chance and emailed IDJ for a quote. The things PS does to you - I went from "hmm I'm just gonna get a pair of small diamond studs and stay within budget" to "might as well stretch the budget a bit more (no, actually a lot more) to get those huggies now before I get priced out down the road". :nono:

TL;DR - The huggies are 2ctw, PS quality diamonds (i.e. excellent cut, F-G color, SI eye-clean clarity), 18K white gold setting. The following are some preview glamour shots from IDJ. I'll report back on the overall quality when I do receive them. Thanks so much for letting me share!

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

Those are beautiful! Huggies are my dream everyday earrings. Please post model shot of your beauties once they arrive.
 

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

Those are gorgeous! Huggies (as well as studs) are just so wearable! I really NEED a pair! :shock:

Pictures when you get them!
 

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

They look gorgeous!! Can't wait to see how they look on!! :)
 

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

They are gorgeous! Please help me out with my maths.....1ct per earring or 20 points per stone?? They look so sparkly and big! Enjoy [SMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES][SMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

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Gorgeous earrings - congratulations!!
 

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Wombats|1473718082|4075660 said:
They are gorgeous! Please help me out with my maths.....1ct per earring or 20 points per stone?? They look so sparkly and big! Enjoy [SMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES][SMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
You're correct on both counts
Each earring is 5 stones x 20 points = 5x0.20=1

Beautiful :appl: :appl: :appl: can't wait for the ear shots!
 

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

Thank you PintoBean. I can't wait for ear shots too!

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

Beautiful!! Congrats! I can't wait for modeling shots.
 

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

They look gorgeous and I bet they will be fabulous on! Can't wait for you to get them, and I really hope you post some ear shots!
 

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

Thank you everyone for the kind comments! I'll be sure to come back with ear shots when I receive the earrings :) Can't wait!
 

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

HI:

I write this because I think you've made a great purchase.

Yesterday I saw an old friend who, 3 years ago, purchased my diamond huggies from me. She was interested in a single pair of earrings to wear daily, and as I rotate mine daily, I was happy to rehome them to her.

She wears them everyday and never takes them off--"cleaning" them in the shower as she washes her hair. They look MARVELLOUS and are SPARKLE bombs--as beautiful as the day I bought them from Wink.

Diamond huggies are the perfect jewellery pieces--dress up and down. Understated elegance.

Congratulations on a wise (and gorgeous) purchase! :appl:

cheers--Sharon
 

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These look gorgeous!! :appl: I can't wait to see the ear shots, they're going to look beautiful!
 

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This is really stunning.
 

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Pretty sure these are the ones they just posted on YouTube! Beeuuuttiful!!!!!
 

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

GeorgieQ, CravingDiamonds - thanks for the lovely comments!

Canuk-gal - Thanks! Actually I'm more like you instead of your friend, as I love collecting earrings and tend to rotate a different pair each day. But I suspect these new huggies will get worn much more often than the others!

Ringo865 - Thanks so much for the heads up regarding the YouTube video!!! I only got the glamour shots and didn't know IDJ made a video as well! I've now watched it one too many times haha.
 

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

They are gorgeous. You will love them.


Marcy
 

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

Haha looks like Tami did inform me about the earrings video, but I only just saw her email. Here's the YouTube link if anyone is curious:

https://youtu.be/AS7VEqiWudQ

And the ETA of the package is this Saturday, barring any customs delay. That's way faster than I expected!! :)
 

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whimsyglory|1473828705|4076241 said:
Haha looks like Tami did inform me about the earrings video, but I only just saw her email. Here's the YouTube link if anyone is curious:

https://youtu.be/AS7VEqiWudQ

And the ETA of the package is this Saturday, barring any customs delay. That's way faster than I expected!! :)
They also popped up on my instagram feed. https://www.instagram.com/p/BKUdBKyAL7w/?taken-by=idjewelry&hl=en

The stones are just spectacular! Enjoy when you get them :love: :appl:
 

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

Those are beautiful!!! :love: Do you mind telling us the specs you asked for? Ballpark price?

Oh, and we need earshots asap after they arrive!
 

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

Those are beauties :appl:
 

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

diamondseeker2006|1473877499|4076491 said:
Those are beautiful!!! :love: Do you mind telling us the specs you asked for? Ballpark price?

Oh, and we need earshots asap after they arrive!
Hi DS, and anyone who may be interested in the same style of earrings, here are some extra details:

In my initial email, I indicated that I wanted a shared-prong closed-basket design similar to the one shown in the following web-link:
http://idjewelry.com/14kt-white-gold-common-prong-no-airline-round-cut-diamond-huggies-2-00ctw-e1957-ijrd.html

However, I added that I wanted to upgrade the setting to 18K and the diamonds to PS quality. That's an additional $400 on top of the price listed in the web-link above.

Regarding "PS quality", I did clarify and have it in writing that it means excellent cut, F-G color, and SI eye-clean clarity. (Tami said there will be no visible inclusions to the naked eye)

The product code of the setting is E4825, and the following is a picture of the setting with measurements. (Sorry the picture is huge but I don't know how to re-size it!)

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

whimsyglory|1473700427|4075560 said:
Hi all! Just wanted to share my excitement regarding the pair of IDJ huggies that'll be heading my way soon. They should be getting shipped out tomorrow but since I'm not based in the USA, it'll probably be a week or so before I get to see them in person.

Initially, I thought I wanted a pair of WF ACA studs (i still do!), but then I stumbled upon a couple of old PS threads about huggies from IDJ. It was mentioned in those threads that IDJ's prices for the huggies (even at 2ctw) were pretty affordable. So I took a chance and emailed IDJ for a quote. The things PS does to you - I went from "hmm I'm just gonna get a pair of small diamond studs and stay within budget" to "might as well stretch the budget a bit more (no, actually a lot more) to get those huggies now before I get priced out down the road". :nono:

TL;DR - The huggies are 2ctw, PS quality diamonds (i.e. excellent cut, F-G color, SI eye-clean clarity), 18K white gold setting. The following are some preview glamour shots from IDJ. I'll report back on the overall quality when I do receive them. Thanks so much for letting me share!

dsc_8105-1.jpg

dsc_8099-1.jpg

dsc_8091-1.jpg
So lucky!
 

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

The earrings are here!! :dance:

I'm extremely pleased with the earrings - they are really sparkly! :love: The earrings are much sparklier when I compare them to my 37 pointer diamond pendant. (The diamond pendant is a GIA excellent cut and HCA < 2, so I assume it's reasonably well cut.) All the diamonds in the earrings are eye-clean - I scrutinized each one of them and held the earrings probably around 3 inches away from my eyes. I could see some white inclusions here and there when I louped them at 20x magnification, but it's no biggie. As for the color, it's not 100% absolutely icy-white, but they're white enough for me in most angles when I look at them. It's definitely not tinted or yellow, just a softer white. (Could more experienced PSers let me know if this is consistent with F-G diamonds?) The setting is well made and seems secure enough - there is a "click" sound when I close them.

Oh and even though I technically ordered 2ctw, the receipt and appraisal stated 2.23ctw! I guess they hand selected diamonds that were each a hair larger than 20 pointers.

Lastly, I just wanted to add that email communication with IDJ was really smooth. I received timely replies and all my questions were answered in a satisfactory manner.

Okie here are some pictures!

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

They're beautiful! Congratulations :love:
 

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

They are beautiful!! I saw them on instagram & instantly wanted them!! Great choice.
 

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Re: Sparklies headed my way - 2ctw diamond huggies from IDJ

Wow - what a presence on you!! Stunning! :appl:
 

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LOVE these!! :love: They look huge and so blingy on you!!! :lickout:
 

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I love those that's the perfect size!!!
 
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