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Upgrading my WF 0.84 ctw diamond studs - please help!

Mina-Lo

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Hi everyone!

I am looking at upgrading my WhiteFlash diamond studs for my 5 year wedding anniversary/Christmas present.

Diamond Shrinkage Syndrome has slowly but surely crept in and these ear lobes are ready for a change!

I want to thank the lovely pricescopers for your help in choosing my current pair ( 2 years ago).

This is what I currently have -
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The goal is to increase the size of the diamonds within my budget - which is approx. $900 USD (without setting).

WhiteFlash will credit me 100% of the cost of the diamonds = $2474, so for diamonds alone I have to stay within $3374.

Is it possible to increase up to .60 points each for my budget? Am I dreaming?
I'm willing to increase up to an I colour if I have to and I'm not fussed on clarity (as long as it is eye clean), still ensuring they are upgradable in future.

My sales person at WF has suggested these 2 pairs -
- http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/compare.aspx?idnos=3328818,3710267,3736751,3738896

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3736751.htm
http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3738896.htm

What are your opinions? I only know the basics so will be guided by your knowledge and expertise!
 

Mina-Lo

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Thanks Coda72, so the pair you suggested- is this pair a good find?
Value for money, good light return, etc? I.e. Would you buy it?
 

coda72

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These are ACA diamonds, so they will be quite beautiful. No need to worry about light return or anything like that. I didn't do any comparison shopping, so I'm not sure about pricing, but generally Whiteflash's prices are in line with any other vendors with super ideal diamonds. The only thing that concerns me about these 2 is that their tables are quite different, one is 55.7 and the other is 57.8, so they might not look like an exactly matched pair. But I'm sure you can ask someone at Whiteflash to look at the diamonds together to make sure they look like a good pair.
 

Mina-Lo

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I have received a photo from WhiteFlash- the sales associate did say that the tables will be different.

I have attached a photo.

What do you think Coda72? - good buy or should I look at other pairs?

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marymm

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^ Beautiful pair! And, FWIW, for earrings I could easily live with that table difference (and I think the table difference is on the slight side anyway).
 

marcy

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Beautiful pair of diamonds! They will be amazing earrings.
 

Arcadian

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I would go for it unless it will totally bother you on a personal level. I got my new pair from IDJ, they're very close in size and measurements. One is a .61, the other .62. table size is very slightly different but the only person that would even know is someone that saw them side by side (and knew what they were looking for ...lets be real right?? )
 

Mina-Lo

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I finally made up my mind and decided to follow everyone's advice and purchase the diamond pair and it's already been sold! :o Oh no!

Back to square one - how do these pairs compare? I have learnt my lesson and won't procrastinate for so long with this pair!

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/diamond-pairs-compare.aspx?idnos=3738902_3752283,3710280_3752283,3710280_3738902,3710280_3707344

The tables are slightly different for the first pair and it is slightly cheaper than the other 2 pairs - is this why?

Thank you so much for your help guys!
 

Dancing Fire

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They are all well cut stones. In the case of earrings I'd pick a pair with the best matching diameter.
 

Mina-Lo

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I finally went ahead and made a decision! These babies are on the way to me as we speak. Glamour shots from WF-

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tyty333

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Beautiful! I'm sure you'll love them!
 

AprilBaby

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I love your settings!
 

ac117

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Gorgeous!! :love: Glad you're able to see a size difference! We would love some ear shots for perspective!
 
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