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DoeEyes

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New setting and wedding ring are ordered! They say to give 10 days for production and then it ships in 2 days, so with the holidays coming up I'd expect to have it by 1/10. Then it'll be at the jewelers to be set for a week or two. Fingers crossed, my set should be totally finished by the end of January.

Next step, Mr. Doe Eyes needs to pick a ring!
 

mrsthirdcharms

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New setting and wedding ring are ordered! They say to give 10 days for production and then it ships in 2 days, so with the holidays coming up I'd expect to have it by 1/10. Then it'll be at the jewelers to be set for a week or two. Fingers crossed, my set should be totally finished by the end of January.

Next step, Mr. Doe Eyes needs to pick a ring!
Congratulations! I think that you’re going to be really happy with the larger diamond in the new setting. It will look great on your tiny finger. Wear and enjoy it in good health.
 

MeowMeow

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New setting and wedding ring are ordered! They say to give 10 days for production and then it ships in 2 days, so with the holidays coming up I'd expect to have it by 1/10. Then it'll be at the jewelers to be set for a week or two. Fingers crossed, my set should be totally finished by the end of January.

Next step, Mr. Doe Eyes needs to pick a ring!

Congratulations! Your new stone looks lovely! Can't wait to see it in it's new home and see it with your wedding ring!! I'm so excited for you!

Going to take a quick detour back to spacers. There are some that are around .80mm. I put a picture in my post so you can see. In this picture I have my 2.5mm platinum black diamond band, skinny platinum spacer, 1.5mm rose gold knife edge band, and my 3 or 4mm white diamond band. Spacers don't need to be huge and extremely visible to do their job. I got my 1.5mm band (also meant to be a spacer but I don't use it as one as both my gold bands come off after a few hours so I don't get rashy) and my .80 mm platinum one at different places on etsy. Hopefully seeing spacers of different sizes might help you feel better if you do end up going down the spacer path. I can also give you the name of the vendor I got my .80mm one if you want. Just don't want to bombard you with more if you just decide to stay spacerless anyway.

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DoeEyes

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Congratulations! Your new stone looks lovely! Can't wait to see it in it's new home and see it with your wedding ring!! I'm so excited for you!

Going to take a quick detour back to spacers. There are some that are around .80mm. I put a picture in my post so you can see. In this picture I have my 2.5mm platinum black diamond band, skinny platinum spacer, 1.5mm rose gold knife edge band, and my 3 or 4mm white diamond band. Spacers don't need to be huge and extremely visible to do their job. I got my 1.5mm band (also meant to be a spacer but I don't use it as one as both my gold bands come off after a few hours so I don't get rashy) and my .80 mm platinum one at different places on etsy. Hopefully seeing spacers of different sizes might help you feel better if you do end up going down the spacer path. I can also give you the name of the vendor I got my .80mm one if you want. Just don't want to bombard you with more if you just decide to stay spacerless anyway.

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Oh wow that .8 is TINY I almost didn't even see it at first. I found this 1mm on Amazon, $50 for 10k $60 for 14k. My rings will be 14k but I could order both and see if I like them... Free returns.

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MeowMeow

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Oh wow that .8 is TINY I almost didn't even see it at first. I found this 1mm on Amazon, $50 for 10k $60 for 14k. My rings will be 14k but I could order both and see if I like them... Free returns.

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Yeah it's an almost invisible size. I wear mine between my engagement ring and my wedding rings and hardly see it.
The prices you found on 1mm bands aren't bad at all! If returns are free I think it could be worth trying it out!
 

DoeEyes

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Guess what guysssss... My rings are here! They were actually delivered on Wednesday but I sent them to my fiancé's office and he worked from home all freaking week and made me wait! Obviously the engagement ring setting is empty right now. I'll be taking it in next week to be set.

The engagement ring prongs are sized for a 0.75 head (the jeweler will stretch it a bit for my .88 Lightbox diamond) and the wedding ring is 0.49 tcw 7 stone mined diamonds. I don't think the wedding ring stones are graded, at least they don't come with a certificate.

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And here's one pic with my current 0.5 Lightbox ring in white gold.

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I'm feeling very good about this change. Excited to see it all finished. I'll try to take a pic with the new Lightbox diamond sitting in the empty setting when I get home but it might be too difficult while it's still in the necklace setting.
 

MeowMeow

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Guess what guysssss... My rings are here! They were actually delivered on Wednesday but I sent them to my fiancé's office and he worked from home all freaking week and made me wait! Obviously the engagement ring setting is empty right now. I'll be taking it in next week to be set.

The engagement ring prongs are sized for a 0.75 head (the jeweler will stretch it a bit for my .88 Lightbox diamond) and the wedding ring is 0.49 tcw 7 stone mined diamonds. I don't think the wedding ring stones are graded, at least they don't come with a certificate.

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And here's one pic with my current 0.5 Lightbox ring in white gold.

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I'm feeling very good about this change. Excited to see it all finished. I'll try to take a pic with the new Lightbox diamond sitting in the empty setting when I get home but it might be too difficult while it's still in the necklace setting.
They look amaaaaazing!!!! You picked such a lovely wedding band!!
 

OdetteOdile

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Guess what guysssss... My rings are here! They were actually delivered on Wednesday but I sent them to my fiancé's office and he worked from home all freaking week and made me wait! Obviously the engagement ring setting is empty right now. I'll be taking it in next week to be set.

The engagement ring prongs are sized for a 0.75 head (the jeweler will stretch it a bit for my .88 Lightbox diamond) and the wedding ring is 0.49 tcw 7 stone mined diamonds. I don't think the wedding ring stones are graded, at least they don't come with a certificate.

IMG_20200118_141702.jpg IMG_20200118_141642.jpg IMG_20200118_141434.jpg IMG_20200118_141503.jpg IMG_20200118_141425.jpg

And here's one pic with my current 0.5 Lightbox ring in white gold.

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I'm feeling very good about this change. Excited to see it all finished. I'll try to take a pic with the new Lightbox diamond sitting in the empty setting when I get home but it might be too difficult while it's still in the necklace setting.
I love seeing your updates. Such a beautiful set! Do you like the sparkle of the diamonds on the band?
 

OdetteOdile

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Beautiful!! They look lively in the video and the photos. I really like the size of the new solitaire as well!
 

DoeEyes

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Beautiful!! They look lively in the video and the photos. I really like the size of the new solitaire as well!
Thank you! I think the size will be perfect! I can't remember if I asked them to set the stones in the wedding band low but it looks like they did anyway compared to the try-on version, so it's the perfect size now for the engagement ring. Some were saying it was a little overwhelming for the engagement ring but I think it's perfect! Cannot wait to see everything completed together.
 

MeowMeow

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Here are a few videos and pics next to the Lightbox stone. Hard to capture the final look while it's still in the necklace setting, and the lighting sucks because it's dark out but I think the stones in the band look pretty good with the Lightbox diamond?





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I think it looks perfect next to your wedding ring! I love the look so much!
 

MRBXXXFVVS1

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They look amazing!!! Yes, the stones appear to be set much lower in the wedding band which is great! Excited to see the diamond set and the completed engagement ring!
 

Dandi

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Love love LOVE!! I think the proportions are PERFECT on your tiny finger, and I am loving the rose gold on your lovely skin. I've been checking this thread constantly, I love it when you update us on the progress of your gorgeous rings! I can't wait to see the finished product.
 

DoeEyes

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Side by side of the try-at-home one vs the actual ring. Definitely lower set but same size stones. I'm so glad they did that, it's exactly how I wanted it. I had discussed with them my concern of the diamond band rubbing against the engagement ring prongs so I think that's why they did it. It's perfect! I'll be taking it to get set on Tuesday, not sure how long it will take to be completed. Excited to post another update soon!
 

DoeEyes

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She's heeeeere! Picked up my new baby this morning. It looks amazing! My jeweler nailed the dainty claw prongs I asked for. Diamond is sparkling like crazy (making me realize how filthy my old one is and I really need to clean it).

The only weird thing is that in pictures the band looks thicker than it does in real life. It's weird but hopefully won't bother me too much.

Videos first, then a few pics. Wedding ring is at home, I'll post some pics with them together this weekend.

Outdoor morning light

Indoor office lighting

Subway lighting

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DoeEyes

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Does it almost look like yellow gold to anyone else or just me? In person it's rosy.
 

OdetteOdile

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Oh my gosh - this looks amazing!!! Remind me - who made the engagement ring setting? It looks awesome!! Are you so thrilled with the bigger size? I’m so happy for you!!
 

MRBXXXFVVS1

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It looks amazing!! It looks like rose gold to me, maybe it's the lighting? Would love to see pictures next to your 0.5ct as well!
 

Miss_LK

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Beautiful!

I know you've most likely mentioned it before, but would you mind sharing your ring size?
 

DoeEyes

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Oh my gosh - this looks amazing!!! Remind me - who made the engagement ring setting? It looks awesome!! Are you so thrilled with the bigger size? I’m so happy for you!!
Thank you! The setting was made by Hayden Cudworth, they are in NYC and I did everything online and through email. They agreed to do a semi custom setting for me, it's the Iris head on the Hayden Classic band (thinner than the band used on the Iris and no knife edge). The Iris is close to a Tiffany dupe but not exactly.

Yes I think the new size is PERFECT. It has the finger coverage and presence I really wanted. So happy it all worked out, and I still ended up spending less on TWO rings than I would have on one mined diamond ring. I think my total is a little under $2k and now I have a .5 that I can match with another later on to make my first diamond studs! I feel totally satisfied with the ring and still frugal.

It looks amazing!! It looks like rose gold to me, maybe it's the lighting? Would love to see pictures next to your 0.5ct as well!
I will post comparison pics when I get home and clean up my poor dirty little .5 lol.

Beautiful!

I know you've most likely mentioned it before, but would you mind sharing your ring size?
Size 4!
 

DoeEyes

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More pics! With wedding ring and with .5 engagement ring, in some different lightings. Got home right before the sun set so I only got a few. I still have not cleaned the .5.

Comparing them side by side, the new setting is definitely wider/thicker than the old. Not sure why since it was supposed to be the exact same band. I don't hate it, but I was looking forward to the thin band looking even thinner with the bigger diamond, and it doesn't because they scaled the band up.

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DoeEyes

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I actually think the settings are totally different. Where it connects to the head looks different. Am I imagining things? It's supposed to be the exact same setting just with a larger head and rose gold.

When I had the white gold set, I asked the jeweler to shave down where it meets the stone but I didn't think he did. I'll see if I can dig up picture from before I had that done. I'm pretty sure it always had that little indent on either side of the head.
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