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Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by stonewell, Aug 12, 2017.

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  1. stonewell
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    by stonewell » Aug 12, 2017
    I had posted my new 1.71ct M color MRB earlier this year and while I absolutely loved it, DSS didn't take long to begin whispering in my ear: "Go bigger!" :lol-2: Not only did I wish for a larger stone, I was also hoping to find an upgrade to one that would offer a smaller table and higher crown.

    I had contemplated trading in my JA stone to get a super ideal, however, even with a generous trade-in offer, I wouldn't get nearly the size I wanted to achieve. So, I figured I would just wait -- I didn't *need* a new stone after all. However, a few weeks ago an interesting stone popped up in JAs inventory. It was a 2.31ct K VS1 and was substantially lower in price than anything else with similar specs. I thought surely something must be wrong with the stone... but no, there wasn't. It had the right proportions - slightly deeper than PSers recommended, but was still a 8.47mm round. It had 35.5/40.6 proportions -- the higher crown I wanted, and a 56% table. The icing on the cake was medium blue fluoro, which was another feature I was hoping to find.

    So I decided to bite the bullet and order an idealscope. Since the stone was overseas, I had to wait a few days. Once it arrived, I knew I had to see it in person. It was a fireball!



    I was in love... and knew it was upgrade time.

    The upgrade process was quite easy and straightforward. Too easy. :lol: I sent the new stone back to JA, along with my ring. I had enjoyed the current setting so I asked to see if they could just modify it to accommodate the new stone. As it turns out, JA remade the ring all together and the modification fee was negligible. I finally received it just this week... I. am. in. LOVE!

    If you've read through all of this, I owe you some pics...

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    I am working on a possible reset design with David Klass, but not in any rush... JA did a good job with this setting and I may enjoy it for a while. In the meantime, I'm hoping DSS will be in check while I enjoy this new stone! :mrgreen2:
     
  2. arkieb1
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    by arkieb1 » Aug 12, 2017
    Congrats, beautiful stone.
     
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  3. junebug17
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    by junebug17 » Aug 12, 2017
    Wow, that is a fabulous upgade!!! I love it, wonderful size and it looks fabulous on you! You must be so excited! :appl:
     
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  4. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Aug 12, 2017
    Awesome! K color does so well in rose gold! The stone looks beautiful and I love the ring with the two bands! So pretty!
     
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  5. stonewell
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    by stonewell » Aug 12, 2017
    Thank you, @arkieb1 =)2


    I appreciate the validation, @junebug17 I am excited - I just can't stop staring at it. I suppose it pays off to stalk the JA site, doesn't it? :lol:

    You're so kind, @diamondseeker2006, thank you! Rose gold is my absolute favorite. I also got lucky and found a Tiffany platinum/rose gold band on eBay for next to nothing, so that's become a regular in my stack.
     
  6. LLJsmom
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    by LLJsmom » Aug 13, 2017
    That is super sparkly, lively and just beautiful! It looks fabulous on you and I love the matching twisting band. Congratulations on a super fast upgrade!!
     
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  7. foxinsox
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    by foxinsox » Aug 13, 2017
    That's lovely! What a nice big stone :love: I love your stack!
     
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  8. Queenie60
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    by Queenie60 » Aug 13, 2017
    Very lovely. Congratulations
     
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  9. OoohShiny
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  10. MissGotRocks
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    by MissGotRocks » Aug 13, 2017
    It is just beautiful and I too love the bands you have paired with the ering! It really looks lovely on your hand!
     
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  11. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » Aug 13, 2017
    Lovely! :)
     
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  12. kathley
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    by kathley » Aug 13, 2017
    So pretty in rose gold! Beautiful on too!
     
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  13. Nitedula
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    by Nitedula » Aug 13, 2017
    That fire! Wow! Amazingly beautiful stone.
     
  14. Bonfire
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    by Bonfire » Aug 13, 2017
    Beautiful firery stone! Congrats on your lovely upgrade!
     
  15. ILikeShiny
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    by ILikeShiny » Aug 13, 2017
    It's beautiful! Congratulation!!
     
  16. Matthews1127
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    by Matthews1127 » Aug 13, 2017
    Congratulations!! The size is perfect & I love the smaller table!!! She's gorgeous!!!! :eek2::love:
     
  17. stonewell
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    by stonewell » Aug 13, 2017
    Thanks so much, @LLJsmom! I had thought my other stone was sparkly, but pleasantly surprised how this new one is even more. The twisty band is fun, isn't it? =)2 I added that recently and love how it goes with my cushion ER too.

    Much appreciated, @foxinsox! While I was hoping to get one as large as possible, this felt overwhelming... at first. I'm happy to say I've grown comfortable with it quickly. :lol:

    Thank you, ladies! I feel grateful not only to have found it but for my hubs to agree to go for it. :mrgreen2:

    Thanks @MissGotRocks... I'm still quite a novice at stacking but have found lots of great inspiration on the daily stacks thread. I'm hoping to curb my projects and just focus on collecting bands. We will see... :Up_to_something: :D

    Thank you, I love the fire too!! My other stone was much flatter with a wider table and while it had fire, it was nothing compared to this one. :kiss2:

    You're so kind, @Matthews1127. I was aiming for a 55% table, but am very happy with 56%. I feel good about the size too now -- much better finger coverage and DSS will hopefully be held at bay for a long time. :mrgreen2:
     
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  18. stonewell
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    by stonewell » Aug 13, 2017
    Hope you all will indulge me in sharing another photo shoot...

    First some fire and sparkles shots
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    Love, love this crown!

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    Finally, had to take a few with my favorite antique box...

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    That's it. lol Thanks for letting me share. :kiss2:
     
  19. Roi
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    by Roi » Aug 13, 2017
    Congratulations on your upgrade! Beautiful stone that looks gorgeous in rose gold!!! :appl::appl::appl:
     
  20. motownmama
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    by motownmama » Aug 13, 2017
    Wow!!!! Perfect size on you.
     
  21. tyty333
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    by tyty333 » Aug 13, 2017
    Beautiful upgrade Stonewell!:appl:
     
  22. Tekate
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    by Tekate » Aug 13, 2017
    It's magnificent! I love all your rings, but the engagement ring is to die for gorgeous.. I know DSS :) you did great.
     
  23. stonewell
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    by stonewell » Aug 13, 2017
    Thanks @Roi! I love how the rg can compliment the stone when it's looking warm and at other times make it look strikingly white. =)2

    My husband would agree with you, @motownmama... He asked me just yesterday, "You're happy with the size, so we're all done now, right?" I just responded.... Sure. ;)2:twisted2::lol-2:

    I appreciate that you think so, @tyty333! I feel very blessed to have it. =)2

    Aww... thank you, @Tekate! DSS is totally real - I'm hearing there's no permanent cure, only temporary treatment of symptoms. :P2
     
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  24. ac117
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    by ac117 » Aug 13, 2017
    Absolutely gorgeous upgrade @stonewell !!!! You picked a stunning stone and the setting is TDF on you!!! :love::love::love::appl::appl::appl:
     
  25. starrysim
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    by starrysim » Aug 13, 2017
    Beautiful! I have a weakness for 6-prongs with a delicate detailed basket. :love:

    The rock looks huge. What size is the ring?
     
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    by Hayley87 » Aug 14, 2017
    Your stack! And that FIRE! :lickout: Congrats on a stunning upgrade!
     
  28. Alex T
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    by Alex T » Aug 14, 2017
    Stonewell, I adore this diamond! The crown height is yummy & the fire it throws off must be captivating! Your whole set looks divine :love:
     
  29. blingmeupscotty
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    by blingmeupscotty » Aug 14, 2017
    oh.my.goodness... gimme gimme gimme!!! just amazing.. GOOD FOR YOU!!!
     
  30. stonewell
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    by stonewell » Aug 14, 2017
    It means a lot coming from you, @ac117 - thank you!!

    My hubs said the same thing... actually he asked if I'll also need a sling for my arm. :lol-2: The ring is a size 7.

    Thanks so much, @Crystal_Dreams!

    You're so kind, @Hayley87! I am having lots of fun pairing it with all sorts of bands... and plotting, err I mean *planning* which new ones to get as well. :twisted2::mrgreen2:

    Thank you @Alex T! It's amazing what a little crown height will do. I didn't realize before and now I do, there's no going back. I'm totally addicted to the fire. :lickout:

    Thanks @blingmeupscotty - you made me laugh because I was thinking the same when I found the stone! :lol-2:
     

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