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Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by Colored Gemstone Nut, Mar 15, 2003.

  1. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » Aug 31, 2018
    The Triumvirate. Center diamond (4.01ct I VS1) by WhiteFlash. Settings by DKJ.

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  2. msop04
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    by msop04 » Aug 31, 2018
    Holy freaking LAWD!!! I... am speechless.
     
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  3. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » Sep 1, 2018
    Laughing here!! :mrgreen: I'm glad you like them, @msop04!
     
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  4. LoveWins
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    by LoveWins » Sep 1, 2018
    Amazingly beautiful ❤️
     
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  5. DiamondBaby
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    by DiamondBaby » Sep 2, 2018
    All I can say is WOW :-o
     
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  6. jinshil
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    by jinshil » Sep 2, 2018
    This band!! LOVE Do you mind sharing who made it?
     
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  7. Austina
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    by Austina » Sep 3, 2018
    F30BEC57-2821-4BD1-8758-49881B907313.jpeg

    I think I may have the title for longest wait for an ER - only 40 years - but boy was it worth the wait :lol:

    Bella, 4.56ct L VS1 OEC with a plain 2mm platinum band.
     
  8. luv2sparkle
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    by luv2sparkle » Sep 3, 2018
    Austina, Love your ring! More pics please!
     
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  9. ChickityChicken
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    by ChickityChicken » Sep 3, 2018
     
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  10. Austina
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  11. metro
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    by metro » Sep 7, 2018
    SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!
     
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  12. ZestfullyBling
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  13. RosieR
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    by RosieR » Sep 13, 2018
    Oh Wow @ZestfullyBling :love: Those diamond drops are just delicious :lickout: Please share details!!!!
     
  14. junebug17
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    by junebug17 » Sep 14, 2018
    Gorgeous!!! :love::love::love: Love these SO much! :appl:
     
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  15. Voldemort
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    by Voldemort » Sep 14, 2018
    Because it's amazing as you are.. ;)2
     
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  16. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » Sep 15, 2018
    Thank you, @Voldemort - back atcha! :kiss2:
     
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  17. Alex T
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    by Alex T » Sep 29, 2018
    @Austina This ring is so perfect for you. And a whole carat for each decade! Definitely worth the wait!

    @mrs-b Are you wearing all 3 rings together? They are SO beautiful. Can we have a hand shot?
     
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  18. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » Sep 29, 2018
    @Alex T -

    Well, here's the deal....

    I decided the stone was just too warm for me. So I downgraded considerably in size, and went up a lot in color. I went from a 4.01ct I VS1 to a 3.05ct F VS2. It's about 1mm less in diameter.

    I also bought a lovely pair of matching ACA sidestones - each .625ct - and I'm going back to what my heart loves; a 3 stone setting.

    I'm also buying a lovely rich green tourmaline to put in the halo setting. I'll wear that with my holly band, so everything should look very green and lush for that setting. :)) As well as that, I'm having a 9 stone ring made with 10 pt stones to wear with the 3 stone. Everything in my new set will be E/F in color - so, very white.

    Apart from the color, which bothered me, I discovered that the reason I've never had a halo before...is because they're not really to my taste. It ended up just looking like a big dot on my finger. I think the green stone in the halo will look very different and I expect to like it a lot. But on my hand, a big dot, surrounded by another circle, was just...meh.

    So all that to say - it's gone.

    On the other hand (or the same one, depending on how you look at it!) I'm seriously crushing on my new stones and their proportions. I know for SURE that I love a 3 stone ring, so I feel quite confident about where this is all heading. As I've always said - make three, keep 2, remake 1.
     
  19. Kaycee2018
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    by Kaycee2018 » Oct 2, 2018
    Just back from a trip to Europe and couldn't resist taking this quick snap of my upgrade

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  20. mrs-b
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  21. Kaycee2018
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    by Kaycee2018 » Oct 2, 2018
    Thank you! It is my 1.85 ct :D
     
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  23. HappyNewLife
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    by HappyNewLife » Oct 8, 2018
    :O

    That will be an amazing 3-stone!

    I just looked up pricing for a 4ct I ACA... so yeah, that upgrade will never happen, haha.
     
  24. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » Oct 8, 2018
    @HappyNewLife -

    The price for my 4.01 I VS1 and my 3.05 F VS2 was virtually identical. I'd love to upgrade all 3 stones by a little in the coming years (.75 / 3.5 / .75), but it will take a LOT of money to do that. So we'll see. I'd love to get to a 5ctw 3 stone - it's not a thing you often see, especially not in F/VS stats.
     
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  25. HappyNewLife
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    by HappyNewLife » Oct 8, 2018
    Do you have the 3ct in your possession yet? I'm wondering if going down an entire carat after having a 4 carat would be hard. It's nuts how much upgrades cost! Hopefully diamond prices come down at some point.
     
  26. mrs-b
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    @HappyNewLife -

    I do - and it's gorgeous.

    3ct is still a very large diamond, and I'm fine with that as a size. With sides, it's almost 20.5mm in spread, so if I ever *do* go up a little, that will be the farthest I could go anyway.

    The 4ct stone was gorgeous - absolutely beautiful. And if warmth didn't bother me, I would have kept it in a heartbeat. But I do have an upper limit as to what I think looks aesthetically pleasing on my finger, and I think 10.35mm might have been rocking the edges a trifle. I like seeing the sides of the ring, and I've never been fond of just one big circle. If I could go back and do it all over again, I'd do a cushion or an EC; I just find the shape more interesting. That's probably why 3 stones have always been so appealing to me; it uses circles, but the overall shape is a left to right stretch, which I really like.

    So all that to say, I prefer the stone I now have, and will also prefer the ring these stones make. And I'm not ruling out going up again in the future. But it will be another F colored stone, and it will be around the 3.5ct mark.
     
  27. HappyNewLife
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    by HappyNewLife » Oct 8, 2018
    yay! I'm glad you're happy! I can't wait to see the newest member of the mrs-b family!
     
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  28. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » Oct 11, 2018
    Should be on my finger within the next week! :love:
     
  29. msop04
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    by msop04 » Oct 12, 2018
    Say it ain't so, @mrs-b!!! :( I freaking LOVED that diamond!! That size would be my holy grail! Do you think the yellow gold made it look more tinted? Was it a "low I"... or maybe you're just more color sensitive? Please help me understand... I'm in mourning for this ring. :(
     
  30. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » Oct 12, 2018
    Awwww - I'm sorry, @msop04!

    I haven't thrown out the setting, or anything heinous like that. I'm in the process of buying a truly stunning 5.3ct tourmaline to put in it.

    As for the diamond - it was awesome. I suspect if I'd never put it in a halo, I would have kept it as a soli and not traded it in. But I *did* put it in a halo, I *did* see the tint, and then I *couldn't* unsee it.

    My new diamond is really clean and white. You don't often see large diamonds in the colorless range, so I'm pretty chuffed. And since you're in mourning, let me give you a progress-almost-finished shot to perhaps ease your pain, or at least distract you a tiny bit!

    ETA It's an F VS2 3.05ct with 2 x .62.5. 4.3ct in total, all ACAs.

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