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mrs-b

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Thank you, @bling_dream19 and @Sparkles88 :wavey:

It's a lovely size diamond for something you can clealy see, but which doesn't draw a lot of attention. I got it from Blue Nile, but it's very nicely cut, with all the right stats, and it's very clean, especially for an SI1. And I'm REALLY impressed with the color; I've had 3 I-colored solitaire diamonds in my time, and this one is by far the whitest I've ever had, and has ZERO side tint. If I could be sure I'd get such a white 'I' when I upgrade next year, I'd be looking for another I-colored stone.
 

Mamabean

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Just a couple of photos I took this morning with various bands. Again - it's my new 1.4ct I SI1 in platinum by DKJ.

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And lastly - my favorite....

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It’s lovely @mrs-b! It looks so white! What will you do with your platinum setting when you upgrade? I don’t know how much give a setting has...I’m wondering if you can use the same setting..Maybe that’s your plan?
 

Sparkles88

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Thanks for sharing the extra photos @mrs-b, are you able to post some profile shots? I’ve been thinking of resetting my soli, sorry to derail thread, but do vendors sell just the setting if I provide the measurements of my diamond.
 

mrs-b

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Hi @Sparkles88 :)) I'm sure DKJ would make you just a setting - I seem to remember them having done that a number of times in the past. Are you outside the US?

I don't have any profile shots of this setting to hand, but I initially had this setting made for a 2.5ct diamond, and here are some photos of that setting. Same setting - just a bit bigger, and I have to say, for something plain - this is my all time favorite solitaire setting. Something about the curve of the arms.

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mrs-b

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It’s lovely @mrs-b! It looks so white! What will you do with your platinum setting when you upgrade? I don’t know how much give a setting has...I’m wondering if you can use the same setting..Maybe that’s your plan?
Hi @Mamabean :wavey:

Well, I'll re-use it - in that it will be melted down and the metal will be re-used. But ultimately, it will probably be a halo or a three stone. The center stone in the 3 stone in my avatar will be upgraded and turned into a plain solitaire at some point, and this smaller diamond will 'fill its spot' as the three stone in my jewelry box. Everything that goes around comes around.... :))
 

Sparkles88

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Hi @Sparkles88 :)) I'm sure DKJ would make you just a setting - I seem to remember them having done that a number of times in the past. Are you outside the US?

I don't have any profile shots of this setting to hand, but I initially had this setting made for a 2.5ct diamond, and here are some photos of that setting. Same setting - just a bit bigger, and I have to say, for something plain - this is my all time favorite solitaire setting. Something about the curve of the arms.

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IMG_6182.jpg
Thank you so much :kiss2:
Yes, I’m in Australia, my diamond is 2.4ct and I’ve always thought my prongs were bulky when my ring was made but I didn’t have the heart to tell my DH. It’s been over 10 years now, so I don’t think he will mind if I change it, just a bit :lol:.
 

Mamabean

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Hi @Mamabean :wavey:

Well, I'll re-use it - in that it will be melted down and the metal will be re-used. But ultimately, it will probably be a halo or a three stone. The center stone in the 3 stone in my avatar will be upgraded and turned into a plain solitaire at some point, and this smaller diamond will 'fill its spot' as the three stone in my jewelry box. Everything that goes around comes around.... :))
:wavey: @mrs-b! You are the ultimate jewelry recycler...I like the way you think things out and reuse or repurpose all your jewelry so there's no waste! I make plenty of decisions I regret and it’s wasteful. I could have bought the Hope Diamond at this point.
I remember you saying you were going to upgrade your center diamond before you go back to Australia. Are you going back to the size you previously purchased...but traded it in for the higher color but smaller diamond? It’s hard to say that about your 3+ diamond...:love:
 

mrs-b

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:wavey: @mrs-b! You are the ultimate jewelry recycler...I like the way you think things out and reuse or repurpose all your jewelry so there's no waste! I make plenty of decisions I regret and it’s wasteful. I could have bought the Hope Diamond at this point.
I remember you saying you were going to upgrade your center diamond before you go back to Australia. Are you going back to the size you previously purchased...but traded it in for the higher color but smaller diamond? It’s hard to say that about your 3+ diamond...:love:

Awww - thank you for those kind words, @Mamabean! I DO know what you mean about being wasteful with jewelry - I've had some spectacular failures that have cost plenty! At this point, tho, I want forever settings, so I'm prepared to pay the extra to re-set or re-do if that's what it takes.

I want to go to something at least as big as the one I had before - but no halo this time, and whiter. That won't be for about another 3 years yet, tho. My 60th is next year, and we're doing a few jewelry things then, so that will be fun. But my biggest problem re jewelry at this point is that I've just lost 45 lbs and anything with either an eternity setting, or a lot of diamonds going over the top of my finger, will need to be remade. And everything will need to be at least resized. I want to lose a few more lbs, but then I'll start the excruciating and hideously expensive task of resetting / resizing. o_O
 

Mamabean

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Awww - thank you for those kind words, @Mamabean! I DO know what you mean about being wasteful with jewelry - I've had some spectacular failures that have cost plenty! At this point, tho, I want forever settings, so I'm prepared to pay the extra to re-set or re-do if that's what it takes.

I want to go to something at least as big as the one I had before - but no halo this time, and whiter. That won't be for about another 3 years yet, tho. My 60th is next year, and we're doing a few jewelry things then, so that will be fun. But my biggest problem re jewelry at this point is that I've just lost 45 lbs and anything with either an eternity setting, or a lot of diamonds going over the top of my finger, will need to be remade. And everything will need to be at least resized. I want to lose a few more lbs, but then I'll start the excruciating and hideously expensive task of resetting / resizing. o_O
@mrs-b I just had my 65th birthday..I still feel young inside so I find it humorous when I look in the mirror and see what I really look like! :lol: I’m very grateful though because I’ve had major health scares so I’ll take my aging face and body any day!

My husband gives me mad money for gifts...which sounds weird... but he likes to buy me jewelry and handbags and I’ve had to accept them even though they were hideous. It was a lot of wasted money because I didn’t wear them except when we had to go somewhere and I knew he wanted me to wear them. I slowly got him to the point where he gives me a lump sum and I can do what I want with it. This year..because it was my 65th...and I don’t like a fuss or parties in my honor...I got a larger sum for a gift. He wanted me to upgrade my diamond..We didn’t buy my original diamond from a vendor that had a good trade-in policy. I felt I would have lost too much money selling it...so I bought my cushion..which I LOVE...and my beautiful cluster ring..and lots of other things..I still have money left over so was considering trading it in with Wink and starting a trade up..I get paralysis thinking about it..which is why I admire how you have a vision and are fearless in your mission.

I’m also very impressed with your weight loss!
 

headlight

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I posted a thread in Jewelry Pieces here about my setting, when the stone was set too high originally. The jeweller agreed to lower the stone for no extra cost and while a tiny airline is still visible from the side, it is much better now!
Centre pear is G SI2 0.65 and total ct weight is 1.10 on a size 2.75 finger :wavey:
Absolutely stunning!!! one of the prettiest pear rings I've seen!
 

mrs-b

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I posted a thread in Jewelry Pieces here about my setting, when the stone was set too high originally. The jeweller agreed to lower the stone for no extra cost and while a tiny airline is still visible from the side, it is much better now!
Centre pear is G SI2 0.65 and total ct weight is 1.10 on a size 2.75 finger :wavey:

This is perfect on your hand. And what a lovely ring! Love it. :kiss2:

ETA Love it with the band, too - great choice!
 

mermaid

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Beautiful ring that looks fabulous on your hand! You did the right thing. Is there a profile shot?
 

goldenfire

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Thank you, @bling_dream19 and @Sparkles88 :wavey:

It's a lovely size diamond for something you can clearly see, but which doesn't draw a lot of attention. I got it from Blue Nile, but it's very nicely cut, with all the right stats, and it's very clean, especially for an SI1. And I'm REALLY impressed with the color; I've had 3 I-colored solitaire diamonds in my time, and this one is by far the whitest I've ever had, and has ZERO side tint. If I could be sure I'd get such a white 'I' when I upgrade next year, I'd be looking for another I-colored stone.
It's gorgeous Mrs. B! That is a great find and really nice white I. When I was looking for WF studs, I was lucky to find some whiter "I"s, that color can be top notch if you get the right stone...a high I is a great color and much nicer on the budget then having to go whiter. I was afraid I was going to have to go whiter but soooo happy I tried this whiter pair of I's before jumping to H. DK is setting them in halos right now...
 
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