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Upgrade! 1.27ct VS1 K HPD in Sholdt

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by Wewechew, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Wewechew
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    by Wewechew » Jan 1, 2019
    I am enjoying staring at it! I have to be careful at work sitting at my desk because I don’t want anyone to catch me staring at my ring :lol-2:

    Still trying to figure out a wedding band to wear with it. So far I’ve been wearing it solo and may continue to do so.
     
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  2. Lykame
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    by Lykame » Jan 2, 2019
    Sooooo gorgeous!

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  3. kgizo
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    by kgizo » Jan 2, 2019
    So much fire! Looks stunning!
     
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  4. missy
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    by missy » Jan 2, 2019

    BEAUTIFUL! Love your gorgeous new ring.:love: Congratulations on an amazbling upgrade. Now that's the way to start the new year.:appl:
     
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  5. Wewechew
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    by Wewechew » Jan 2, 2019
    Thank you!
    Thanks!
    Thank you! Yes, it is a wonderful way to start the New Year, AND our fourth year of marriage (it arrived the day before our three year anniversary).
     
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  6. Wewechew
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    by Wewechew » Mar 8, 2019
    Adding an update to this thread... unfortunately the K turned out to be too warm for me :( @LaylaR and @Wink went above and beyond and found me a future diamond (I SI1) that met the size requirement of my setting. The diamond ended up coming back from AGS as a VS2, and I could not be any happier with the proportions :) I received the finished ring last week and I am THRILLED.

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    by ceg » Mar 8, 2019
    How did I miss this? It's gorgeous! The setting is elegant and sophisticated! Looks great on you! Very white and beautiful stone!
     
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    by Starfacet » Mar 8, 2019
    Love!!! Can't wait to see you and the ring! I totally dig the setting!!
     
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  9. Wewechew
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    by Wewechew » Mar 8, 2019
    Thank you so much, @ceg Coming from you that means a lot :)
    Thank you!
     
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    by Dancing Fire » Mar 8, 2019
    Congrats, Beautiful ring!:love: love the proportions. :love:
     
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  11. Wewechew
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    by Wewechew » Mar 8, 2019
    I was so excited when the AGS certificate was finally posted :)
     
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  12. D&T
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    by D&T » Mar 8, 2019
    Gorgeous! I'm a Sholdt Fan, and this is fantastic protection especially since we tend to hit our diamonds mostly on the North end
     
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  13. Wewechew
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    by Wewechew » Mar 8, 2019
    That was exactly why I picked this setting over their other ones :geek2:
     
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  14. MissGotRocks
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    by MissGotRocks » Mar 8, 2019
    It looks beautiful and the setting is just perfect for the stone!
     
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    by CravingDiamonds » Mar 11, 2019
    Very cool.
     
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    by LinSF » Mar 13, 2019 at 1:49 AM
    @Wewechew Did they do a comparison shot of the I vs the K when you sent it back for upgrade?
     
  17. Wewechew
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    by Wewechew » Mar 13, 2019 at 6:10 AM
    No they didn’t; I didn’t think to ask for it :(2
     
  18. mk206
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    by mk206 » Mar 13, 2019 at 9:02 PM
    Absolutely beautiful! Always love working with HPD. I especially love that setting as well!
     
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  19. pearaffair
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    by pearaffair » Mar 13, 2019 at 11:55 PM
    Wow, really stunning!!!!
     
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  20. Dancing Fire
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    by Dancing Fire » Mar 14, 2019 at 2:39 AM
    Do you notice any difference in performance b/t this stone and the K since the two proportions are much different?
     
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    by angeline » Mar 14, 2019 at 7:32 AM
    That's so great that you were able to change out your stone for a higher color. I'm glad that you can just enjoy that beauty now.

    It's so sleek, and elegant. Yum!
     
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    by Wewechew » Mar 14, 2019 at 9:06 AM
    Thank you! And yes, HPD is wonderful to work with :)
    Thank you!
    Thank you :)
    Yes, I do. I've been trying to narrow down my preferred proportions for a while now because I do gravitate towards some super ideals more than others. I narrowed down the LGF I prefer about a year ago (76), but now I think I've finally figured out the other proportions too.
     
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    by Lykame » Mar 15, 2019 at 9:47 AM
    Wow it's gorgeous too!

    Interestingly I suspect you were struck more in person by the warmth than comes across in your pictures? Although I can see a difference in the glamour shots. :geek2:

    I'm so glad you're getting to the stage where you can pinpoint the proportions that your eyes find pleasing. :D
     
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    by Wewechew » Mar 15, 2019 at 3:18 PM
    Thank you!

    Correct- I saw more warmth in person that you can tell from the photos. The photos were mostly taken face up and in the light, and portray accurately what I saw under those conditions. Unfortunately, I spend 90% (or more) of my time inside so I was able to see the warmth more easily- I would be sitting at my desk and turn the diamond ever so slightly and would be able to see a bit too much warmth for my liking.
     
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  25. Lykame
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    by Lykame » Mar 15, 2019 at 3:27 PM
    Do you have the I in person yet?

    How are you finding it?
     
  26. Wewechew
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    by Wewechew » Mar 15, 2019 at 3:36 PM
    Yes, I've had it almost a month now and I love the diamond. I can still see warmth and if I had an extra $5k I would probably go up in color, but at this point in time the I color is my compromise and I am happy with it :)

    I should also add- I saw warmth in my GIA graded .9ct H with MBF... so I'm a bit color sensitive/intolerant :)
     
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  27. Lykame
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    by Lykame » Mar 17, 2019 at 10:56 AM
    I am also very colour sensitive; I can see the colour in a G without a comparison stone. Frankly it's annoying. :lol: I think I originally interpreted my colour sensitivity as colour intolerance, but I have realised that I am more colour tolerant with CBIs.

    My current stone is a J, and it is beautiful. It's definitely somewhat warm from the side though, and probably I will upgrade it in colour at some point. But it's still so beautiful, that like you, currently I can't justify the extra money. And if I do upgrade the colour, by how much? You went up two colour grades - but perhaps you still don't feel that's quite enough and you would prefer a colourless or closer to colourless diamond?

    I recently had the pleasure of seeing a CBI H - I could see the colour in it too, but it was much less - would I be 'happy'? Or would I still need an F or a G? Maybe it would jump out less to me though. If you were going to upgrade in colour again how high would you go? :D
     
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  28. Wewechew
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    by Wewechew » Mar 17, 2019 at 9:13 PM
    I don’t know how much higher I would go. When the time comes I may end up having several colors brought in to the CBI retailer in my area and see what I’m drawn to.

    And I agree- being color sensitive is super annoying.
     
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  29. Starfacet
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    by Starfacet » Mar 18, 2019 at 9:37 AM
    Please invite me along when you do this! Or maybe make it a DFW GTG! =)2
     
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  30. meely
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    by meely » Mar 18, 2019 at 11:01 AM
    Beautiful stone and I love the setting, beautiful and contemporary but so much detail!
     

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