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Mayk

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So I had the perfect diamond and setting. Except I had moved from a halo to a solitaire. Don't get me wrong I love the look of a solitaire I just didn't have one that was a big enough diamond to compensate for that real estate coverage you get with a halo. :-o Grace told me this when I bought it but what does she know? :cheeky: (more than I do).

In January '15 I met ROL in Miami to cruise the Antique Jewelry Show. On this trip Grace found this beauty for her. http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/loose-diamonds/2-01-to-3-00/2-56ct-old-european-cut-diamond-gia-j-vvs2-916#.VwO7fXr3aK0
I had the misfortune of trying it on first in the diamond holder. That was it, I'd been bitten by the bug. It was so stunning.

Flash forward to this year's Miami Antique Show. I had talked DH into going. With my diagnosis/surgeries last year we hadn't celebrated our birthdays, our engagement-versary or New Years and we were due! We arrived just in time to visit with Grace in the afternoon before she took the red eye home after a week of diamond shopping. (I want her life). She introduced me to this little pretty.
http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/loose-diamonds/2-01-to-3-00/2-69ct-old-european-cut-diamond-gia-j-vs2#.VwO8UXr3aK0

DH and I studied it and I handed her my BGB 2.0 ct set in the very beautiful Victor Canera Evelyn for her return home asking her to list it and to start the ball rolling on my upgrade. To my surprise a very busy JbG Instagram account meant there would be a flurry of inquires. :appl: we are still working out the final details but she listed it in the February Jewel Journal and it sold by 4/4. This was a nice surprise. :appl:

Today my upgraded arrived in the Erika Winters' Laurel. This was not an easy choice. I picked it for two reasons. One, I still wanted the look of a solitaire. Two, I'm a flush fit girl. I love, love, love the Margot but I like my bands to sit flush. Owning two EW bands I really wanted one of her settings. I'm also a matchy matchy girl. (Borderline OCD). I love the finishes and the details. Actually, I love everything about her designs.

This diamond is so white it glows. It's so hard to get the true glow in pictures. Anyone thinking a J OEC is warm... Think again. My pictures are never great and these don't come close to matching the beauty. I will try this weekend with the nice camera to get better pictures.

Now sharing pictures of my latest upgrade. :devil: Hopefully my last. (Don't quote me and don't bookmark this and remind me when I'm off on another adventure).

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Acinom

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What a stunning ring!!!! I was wondering what you were up to when you where selling your VC.
And what a fabulous outcome. Your diamond is so big and sparkly and the EW setting is a dream. I love the combination with the band. Ah! To be able to wear a set like this. :love: :love: :love:

Hope you have recovered from surgeries. Enjoy wearing your new ring.
Pleasssse post a lot more pics
 

Queenie60

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Mayk - absolutely gorgeous ring! Congratulations. You deserve it after all that you have been through. Enjoy it for many years in good health. Sending blessings your way.
 

msop04

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Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I'm in love with the bands as well! Congrats on your new upgrade!! NEED. MORE. PICS. ...much more. :naughty:
 

PintoBean

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WOw!!! :love: :love: :love: :appl: :appl: :appl:
 

m-2-b

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What a lovely new upgrade, especially in the EW setting! Hope you continue to enjoy wearing it for many years to come! :appl:
 

bright ice

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Mayk, It's Gorgeous :love: The setting is beautiful and it pairs perfectly with your bands :appl: Enjoy!
 

Bonfire

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Can you say "meant to be?" :appl: I'm so jealous but really happy for you! :mrgreen:
 

diamondseeker2006

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Yay! Congrats on your old ring selling, and the new upgrade is gorgeous! :love: :appl: Choosing the Laurel was perfect to go with your pretty bands! Now we need some close up shots including the profile!
 

Rockinruby

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Gorgeous! :love: :love: :love: It looks lovely with your bands too! :appl: Perfect set! Congratulations! :clap:
 

liaerfbv

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This is amazing. I love the bands together. It's a perfect set.
 

laurenk

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Love it!!!! Love the story and it feels so meant to be!! It looks beautiful on you!!
 

sarahb

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Oh it is beautiful! The bands, everything, congratulations! :love: :love:
 

Haven

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This ring and set is perfection, Mayk. I can't stop looking at your pictures. Just gorgeous.
 

Mayk

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Thank you so much for the very nice comments. :love: {{((hugs))}}
 

ihy138

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I adore it! So lovely - congrats on your upgrade. :love: Also, you have perfect hands!
 

Enerchi

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oh MYYYY!!!! its stunning, MayK! I love the size on your hand the way it works (obviously!) so perfectly w the EW bands you have - fantastic selections and what great luck you had with all the pieces falling into place!!

Can't wait for the 'big girl camera' to come out and play, so we can get even MORE pics to drool over :love:
 

Bayek

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It is such a beautiful stone and ring.. congratulations!!

:love: :love: :appl:
 

tweeter8177

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Boy I loved your VC ring, but this one is more amazing! Enjoy that beauty!!!
 

Phoenix

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Beautiful upgrade, MayK. I can't believe it doesn't have fluor, it's so white!
 

Resonance.Of.Life

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Holy Canoli! I love her so, so much ! The EW set is just simply, stunning !

I can't wait to see you again, dear friend and I am glad I could be a part of this upgrade in that small way.
 

junebug17

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:love: :love: :love: Soooo Gorgeous!!! :appl: Fabulous upgrade Mayk, what a rock! :dance: Beautiful stone and amazing finger coverage, and I adore that setting!
 
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