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VCA Vintage Alhambra Studs White Pearl

flyingpig

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My first post on SMTB
5k CAD (4k USD) budget.
I had been debating between VCA Alhambra Studs and other options for awhile and finally pulled the trigger. There just was not great investment and iconic pieces at that price range. For studs, the best I can do was 2 x 0.9 J SI1. I already got my wife diamind hoops.
Now, between VCA Alhambra Sweet and Vintage, get the Vintage. You just cannot appreciate the iconic design with the Sweet. Too tiny.
Between WG and YG, we decided to go with YG. While WG gives cleaner apperance (and they use whiter pearl), YG just looks more classy and YG color provides defined outline and definition.
Now between Frivole and Alhambra, this one was really tough. The polish and 3D effect of Frivole were unreal. Actually, it looked slightly better and more substantial. However, it was a bit too youthful, whereas Alhambra was for all ages and all occasion. Now, during finally inspection, I noticed one was really white and other other displayed red and green. I was really debating to ask for another set that has more consistency between two studs. But... It is pearl and that is how it is. I get to have VCA pearls of different characters. My wife did not mind the color difference and actually preferred that.
Here are couple photos. Overall... VCA is Damn expensive. But I am satisfied and happy. I am more excited than my wife.
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Kim N

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These are gorgeous! I love that you chose yellow gold, and the size looks wonderful on your wife.
 

MiniMinerva

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They look amazing on your wife’s ears! These are quintessential VCA and a perfect classic, classy choice. I’m sure she is thrilled with them and especially with your thoughtfulness!
 

HollyC

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I love these earrings - I'm sure your wife will wear them all the time as they look absolutely beautiful on her.
 

MissGotRocks

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What a sweet and special gift for your wife! Thanks so much for sharing these with us.
 

diamondseeker2006

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Excellent choice!!! You must post them in the VCA thread, too! (But hey, the white gold with mother of pearl is just as classy! Some of us prefer white metals! ;-) ) Welcome to the beginning of the slippery slope! VCA is pretty addictive!
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

Nicely done! Did you get them at Birks?

cheers--Sharon
 

Catmom

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Beautiful and a great choice!
 

yssie

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Iconic and classic - I’m confident your wife will be enjoying these for decades to come :appl:
 

m-2-b

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The MOP VA earrings look perfect on your wife! You did a great job picking them out for her!
 

LLJsmom

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What a sweet and lovely hubby you are. VCA vintage MOP studs are perfect. So elegant and refined yet simple and neutral enough to wear casually with everything. And they look beautiful on her. Your wife is a lucky woman.
 

RunningwithScissors

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Love these! Beautiful, iconic earrings!
 
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