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Valentine''s Day Came Early!!

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tjanson

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It’s finally here!!!! I spent many long nights perusing through posts on pricescope to get to this point. I LOVE this forum! DH and I have been married for 7.5 years. He proposed on Valentines’ Day. About 5 months ago we started talking about how we both very much wanted to upgrade our rings. My original setting was a simple yellow gold tiffany style engagement ring with a baguette and round diamond wedding band. I really loved it when I first picked it out, but that was awhile ago, and my taste has changed. My husband actually never really liked his wedding band, also yellow gold. For our engagement I had given him a very heavy silver band, and I think he never got over the look and weight of that. So anyhow we got to talking about what each of us wanted, and I just happened to mention a stone upgrade.

Well, that just about broke his heart. He actually got a little misty and said, “But what about the day I proposed to you and what that stone symbolizes?” Very sensitive, love him.



Soooooo, I had to figure out a way to deal with the shrinkage issue I was having. And to basically pump up the bling. Enter the halo.

Leon Mege and Ritani were my inspiration. I went down to Derco and brought pictures, and talked with them for a verrrrry looooong time. It was exhausting, actually. And then, just 6 weeks later, I have my custom halo!



Center stone:
1.01 round brilliant cut G VVS1

Setting:
platinum 150 odd diamonds. Don''t know the carat weight of that yet (coming in the appriasal)



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laru0283

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Gorgeous!! Good choice on the halo, it looks amazing! Can''t wait to see more pics!
 

Miranda

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That is just gorgeous! Your pics are great, too! Congrats on your upgrade/reset!
 

Cehrabehra

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I really like your halo!! Congrats!! I''d love to see your husband''s ring too :) Perfect scratch for the 7 year itch haha :D
 

lumpkin

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Beautifully executed!!! It''s perfect on you, and what a solution to the dreaded shrinkage. That is a really, really nice diamond. Very firey!
 

tjanson

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Thanks for all the kind words! I was so nervous it wouldn''t turn out the way I had hoped. But I really love it. The only thing that is standing out for me a bit is the size of the bezel. Ir seems a bit wide. I''m going to sit on it for a few days, and then if it still bothers me, I will ask them to thin it down a bit just like Anna did for her''s (https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/yg-halo.57129/).

Any opinions?

Cehrabehra, as soon as I give it to him (on Valentine''s Day) I will post a pic. But it''s kind of plain compared to mine....!
 

Kaleigh

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Love it!!! Halo''s make such a difference. Your setting is just stunning!!! Enjoy!!!
 

diamondseeker2006

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It''s gorgeous! They did a super job! That was a great solution!

So is your husband getting a new ring, too?
 

MiniMouse

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Oh my, it''s absolutely gorgeous. I can''t say anymore... I''m lost for words. Beautiful!
 

Tacori E-ring

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It''s beautiful!
 

Sundial

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That turned out beautifully! I''ll bet you can''t keep your eyes off of it!!!
 

iheartscience

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what a gorgeous halo!
i love the profile of the ring and i also love how it''s an eternity style band!

but i do agree with you about the bezel looking a teeny bit wide...but waiting a few days to see if you still think so seems like a good plan.

congratulations on your new beautiful halo!
 

Shay37

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Welcome, newest inductee of the halo club.
Halos are great for shrinkage. Diamonds all over it are good for that overwhelming sense of bling we all need.
I love yours. It''s just beautiful. Congrats on the anny.

shay
 

bling*diva*

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~~I love the halo idea!!!!
What does your husband''s band look like??
 

upgrading mama

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I think it is a beautiful, beautiful ring!!! and since changing the stone wasn''t an option, this was a great way to ''grow your stone'' lol......

Are you going to matchi it with an eternity band??


and I too, would love to see a pic of your hubby''s ring!
 

cutes814

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i think your "new" ring looks gorgeous!


what a great alternative to revamp your original stone!

so what did your husband end up doing with his ring? i would love to see pics of his as well.

congrats on your 7 years together!
 

Stone Hunter

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WOW that came out really well.

Do you have any before and after shots for us? Love to see the difference.
 

Anna_Magdalena

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Congratulations! It looks so beautiful! By the way, when I went back in to Derco to get my band filed down and the bezel thinned, they did it for me by afternoon of the same day. So it''s a pretty easy process.

However, I do think your bezel is already a little better integrated than mine was - our settings were probably made to accommodate a 1 carat center, so since mine was a .84, they had to kind of "fill in" with a little extra metal.

Whatever you decide, enjoy your beautiful new reset!!
 

Officers girl

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WOWZA!!
That is the most beautiful halo!!! I love how its bezel but diamond as well its just georgeous!!! Congratulations!!!
 

FireGoddess

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Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous, a million times gorgeous. *adding Derco to list of custom designers*
 
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