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The One to Rule Them All....3.07 OEC with SBF

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  1. iluvshinythings
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    by iluvshinythings » Oct 31, 2018
    When we first got married, I found a gorgeous 1.5 ish ct OEC that I loved!!! She looked huge at first and I thought I'd be immune to DSS. I probably should have stayed away from PS and things would have stayed good. Then DSS set in and I started thinking about The One To Rule Them All and what my criteria for that would be. I decided a 2.25+ ct, OEC, with lots of dispersion and fire would be perfect and I started looking.

    Then one day I was browsing and saw "her". She's a 3.07 ct, SI1, K with SBF OEC and she was graded by the GIA and received VG/VG which I don't think I've ever found in an antique OEC. So then I asked hubby and he said to go for it. Then I reached out to Grace and she was still available!!!! I call her the QE4 because she is the one to rule them all and Elizabeth is a mouth full.

    After spending every single penny in my bling account plus a couple of $$$ I had to move from another account, I had her but I didn't have any money left for a setting. So I consulted with hubby who agreed to give me $1,500 as a birthday, early anniversary and Christmas gift so that I could buy an inexpensive setting. Grace suggested Stuller and I agreed since I've seen quite a few on PS that are lovely.

    I found a solitaire that actually looks a little like Queen Elizabeth's (without the side diamonds) and I found out that her ring is also 3 cts and came from her MILs tiara. I only hope my diamond has such an interesting and elegant past. I think QE4 used to be owned by another PSer (because I found another diamond with the same characteristics) but that's all I know about her past so I make up stories in my head for my own amusement, but I swear I look just like I'm thinking about an important work issue while I do so.

    Enough talking, here are some pics....

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    The first couple of pics before she was set. I bought a stone holder just for the occasion.

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    A couple of perspective shots, and a bunch more misc shots.

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  2. iluvshinythings
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    by iluvshinythings » Oct 31, 2018
    IMG_2941_small.jpg IMG_3469 (2).jpg (the Target parking lot)
    IMG_3498.jpg IMG_3622.jpg (under a tree)
    IMG_3654.jpg IMG_3683.jpg IMG_3834.jpg (work where I haven't accomplished much)
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  3. iluvshinythings
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    by iluvshinythings » Oct 31, 2018
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    Grace sent her to me and said she could do some more finishing (thinning) on the prongs but I'm not sure she needs it. They look dainty in real life.

    Thanks for looking and being the bunch of enablers you all are!
     
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    by OoohShiny » Oct 31, 2018
    That is awesome, congrats! :))
     
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  5. Bonfire
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    by Bonfire » Oct 31, 2018
    Wow! QE4 is beautiful! Love her setting too, it’s all stone baby! :love:
    Congratulations on your upgrade!
     
  6. athenaworth
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    by athenaworth » Oct 31, 2018
    Holy cripes that's spectacular!!
     
  7. yennyfire
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    by yennyfire » Oct 31, 2018
    She’s stunning!! Congrats!
     
  8. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Oct 31, 2018
    It’s gorgeous!!! Great find. It looks sparkly and HUGE.
     
  9. JPie
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    by JPie » Oct 31, 2018
    She is stunning!
     
  10. ac117
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    by ac117 » Oct 31, 2018
    What a gorgeous, gorgeous stone!!! :love::love::love: Congrats!!
     
    


    


  11. Austina
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    by Austina » Oct 31, 2018
    Absolutely gorgeous :love:
     
  12. lissyflo
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    by lissyflo » Oct 31, 2018
    A beautiful stone and a spectacular size - congratulations! And I love your setting - it’s timeless, swoopy and shows off your stone beautifully.
     
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    by mrs-b » Oct 31, 2018
    Congratulations, @iluvshinythings! It's absolutely beautiful, and I love that setting!

    Gorgeous ring. :kiss2:
     
  14. missy
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    by missy » Oct 31, 2018
    Wow, so gorgeous!:love: Beautiful stone in the perfect size and perfect setting. It looks amazbling on your lovely hands.:love:
    Congratulations on finding your ORTRTA and HG!:appl:

    QE4=QE4 ever!
     
  15. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Oct 31, 2018
    Stunning! Is that going to be her forever home or are you already plotting a reset lol.
     
    


    


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    by MakingTheGrade » Oct 31, 2018
    Stunning! Is that going to be her forever home or are you already plotting a reset lol.
     
  17. imitcan
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    by imitcan » Oct 31, 2018
    Beautiful. No need to reset, it’s perfect in this setting.
     
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    by plad25 » Oct 31, 2018
    Wow wow wow. And you got some great pictures to show off the faceting! Beautiful! :love:
     
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    by natasha-cupcake » Oct 31, 2018
    That's a spectacular diamond. The facet pattern and sparkle look amazing! I really like the setting too. Congratulations!
     
  20. iluvshinythings
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    by iluvshinythings » Oct 31, 2018
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    Thank you!

    Thank you! I think she's a beautiful stone and I wanted her to enjoy how beautiful she is "naked". Normally I go all out on the setting and compromise on the diamond, but I wanted to do the opposite with my forever ring.

    Thank you!

    Thanks!

    She is sparkly and HUGE! When I first got her she looked like a sky scraper and I was a bit shy about showing her off. I'm over all that now.

    Thank you!

    Thank you!

    That's quite a compliment coming from you as yours is one of my faves.

    Thank you! I wanted something feminine, minimal and swoopy. I'm super happy with the setting. The size is TDF too and I don't know what I'll do if I have DSS again.

    Thank you! I love your avatar. #ringgoals

    Thank you @missy! Yours is also gorgeous!

    Haha. You know me so well. I have an art deco emerald and baguette setting that I had initially planned to set her in, but wanted to enjoy her in a solitaire for a while. (also I knocked a baguette and a piece of emerald off in just a few wearings so now I'm concerned about durability) Now that I have the solitaire, I'm very pleased and not sure I'll want to re-set her.

    Thank you! I agree!

    Thank you! I'm not a great photographer and am using my phone. I think the diamond is beautiful enough to make up for my lack of skills.

    Thank you! I fell in love with the facet pattern at first sight myself.
     
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    by mol42 » Oct 31, 2018
    @iluvshinythings. Hello there! Your entire ring is beautiful and the diamond is uh-mazing. I say that from experience lol :lol:
    I especially like that picture in the Target parking lot. I’m pretty sure I’ve done the exact same thing (and in Costco, Home Depot, the list goes on.)
    I know you were concerned about the SI1, but it is off to the side and kind of clear colored (I’m sure there is some professional term for it that I don’t know!) even the jewelers were surprised at its rating.
    I’m a bit O/C so I kinda liked having a “beauty mark” to orient the diamond, because I always wore it in a certain direction on my hand. My eyes are bad, so I needed to loupe her to do so.
    I’m not royalty but am the “queen” in my family lol, I feel related to you in some cosmic way! Enjoy your beautiful ring!:love::wavey:
     
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    by kayla17 » Oct 31, 2018
    She is beautiful! Congrats!
     
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    by tweeter8177 » Oct 31, 2018
    Such a beautiful stone and the size is amazing on you!!! Congratulations on a wonderful upgrade!
     
  25. Queenie60
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    by Queenie60 » Oct 31, 2018
    Simply beautiful. Congratulations and enjoy.
     
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    by LLJsmom » Oct 31, 2018
    Whoa. She’s gorgeous and flashy and certainly makes her presence known. Congratulations on finding your HG. Wear and enjoy her in good health.
     
  27. MissGotRocks
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    by MissGotRocks » Oct 31, 2018
    Beautiful ring and I love the simplicity of the setting that lets the diamond speak! Enjoy that beauty!
     
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    by nala » Oct 31, 2018
    Wow! So gorgeous! Congrats!
     
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    WOW! What a beauty! She’s glorious :love: huge and sparkly af! Thank you for all the lovely pictures
     

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