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What I'm doing with my $1000 Pricescope Gift Voucher Win!

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I am one of the lucky winners of the Pricescope 2015 Holiday Giveaway, and I drove myself crazy for the last several days, trying to decide what to do with my $1000 gift voucher! I spent time looking at every single website of the sponsors. I would love to have a piece by Victor Canera, but we weren't planning to purchase anything right now (I am happy with my wedding ring, and Victor's settings cost well over $1000). I considered a multicolored diamond white gold Lilies band from Leibish, and I enjoyed my chat with Itzik, but they didn't have my size in stock, and I prefer warmer metals lately (I'm having a rose gold year). Also, they weren't able to provide images of specific pieces (just one like it). I thought about a rose gold and diamond toe ring, but the setting would have eaten up a lot of the money, so I decided to put it all into a diamond and figure out what to do with it later. I called Wink, and he said there aren't any small CBI diamonds, which I already suspected. I contacted Good Old Gold (I love the August Vintage line), but all three of the diamonds I was interested in were glitches in their website (that had been sold long ago). I looked at Whiteflash, but I couldn't gather much from the photos and videos with the black background.

I looked at James Allen and loved the videos. I really felt like I could understand each diamond. At first, I thought about getting the biggest well-cut diamond I could find, but...I already have warm diamonds (and I love them), so I decided to go for something different with this little unexpected windfall.

I chose this .37ct D VVS2. It scored .7 on the HCA and I love the 75% lower girdle facets. I think this is an absolutely beautiful diamond, and I look forward to receiving it!

Stats: .37ct, D VVS2, 4.67x4.65x2.83
Table: 57
Depth: 60.8
Crown Angle: 34
Pavilion Angle: 40.6

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.37-carat-d-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-804781

This photo is a screen capture of the video. The video is much better for viewing the diamond. :)

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Re: What I'm doing with my $1000 Pricescope Gift Voucher Win

Yay!! Cannot wait to see what you do with this beauty. :appl:


Pendant perhaps? It would make a lovely pendant.
 

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Congratulations on your win, how exciting and generous of PS!! :appl: :appl:
 

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Thanks, missy and sarahb. Yes, it is really generous of PS!!

missy|1451485992|3968388 said:
Pendant perhaps? It would make a lovely pendant.

Maybe, but it's pretty small. I'm trying to think outside the box here. Toe ring? Ear cuff? Hair clip? Bangle? Bookmark? Haha!
 

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Tourmaline said:
Thanks, missy and sarahb. Yes, it is really generous of PS!!

missy|1451485992|3968388 said:
Pendant perhaps? It would make a lovely pendant.

Maybe, but it's pretty small. I'm trying to think outside the box here. Toe ring? Ear cuff? Hair clip? Bangle? Bookmark? Haha!

I love the hair piece idea. :love:
It's decadent and delicious. :love:
 

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missy|1451489409|3968411 said:
I love the hair piece idea. :love:
It's decadent and delicious. :love:

My daughter has some hair jewels (rhinestones) that are each just a gem on a sort of coil that she twists into her hair while her hair is pulled taught (secured somehow). They're really cute. But maybe I'd want something more elaborate...I'm bigger than she is, haha.
 

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Re: What I'm doing with my $1000 Pricescope Gift Voucher Win

A diamond after my own heart! :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
 

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Beautiful stone!
 

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Dancing Fire|1451526135|3968742 said:
Beautiful stone!

Thanks, DF and Andelain! I find the video mesmerizing. :)
 

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It looks like a real beauty! Congratulations Tourmaline. :wavey:
 

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The diamond is a beauty, and I love your out-of-the box thinking. I'm looking forward to hearing about what this stone whispers in your ear once you see it in person!
 

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Congratulations! :clap: I really love the diamond you chose! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it! :appl:
 

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Congrats with your choice Tourmaline!!! It looks like a beautiful stone.
 

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That is beyond exciting to win! congrats and cannot wait to see how you set it!
 

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Congratulations! Will look forward to seeing this new stone!!
 

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Thanks, everyone! Here's something I am considering. It's from Stuller's 3C collection.

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That's a very pretty setting - think it would look beautiful with that new stone!
 

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Tourmaline, I vote for bookmark! :lol: That is an awesome lookin' rock! D and VVS2. OMG. Seriously you've got to put that little guy in something you can stare at all day. How about a tiny bezeled stacker in platinum? That can be on your right hand while you wear your honker on your left. Can't wait to see it!!
 

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Congratulations Țourmaline! That's a beautiful stone!
 

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Thanks, ladies!

LLJsmom|1451582741|3968945 said:
Tourmaline, I vote for bookmark! :lol: That is an awesome lookin' rock! D and VVS2. OMG. Seriously you've got to put that little guy in something you can stare at all day. How about a tiny bezeled stacker in platinum? That can be on your right hand while you wear your honker on your left. Can't wait to see it!!

I am considering a stacker. I have wanted to do some for a long time. I might like to have a little Mahenge spinel in the stack. :) As for platinum...I know it's a D diamond, so platinum would be the go-to choice, but I'm really not feeling platinum lately. I am about to reset my solitaire in rose gold. I'm super into rose gold lately.
 

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Beautiful stone!! I think a bright white D in rose gold would be so lovely. The contrast in color between the warm rose gold and the ultra white D stone would be stunning.
 

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Very pretty stone! Hard decision what to do with it! Maybe a nice graduation pendant for your daughter?
 

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Tourmaline|1451569017|3968870 said:
Thanks, everyone! Here's something I am considering. It's from Stuller's 3C collection.

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LOVE this!!
 

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diamondseeker2006|1451612499|3969125 said:
Very pretty stone! Hard decision what to do with it! Maybe a nice graduation pendant for your daughter?

She's 11. :) I just gave her a small OEC/single cut halo ring for Christmas. She'll probably get this one someday. Not yet, necessarily. :)
 

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Oh, no, I would not give an 11 year old a $1000 diamond, either! My older daughter got her first diamonds for college graduation (studs).
 

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I received my .37 VVS2 D diamond from James Allen, and it occurred to me that it was similar in size to a diamond I had that had been in a Tiffany & Co solitaire that my grandmother had worn when I was a kid. I used the setting for another stone a while back. I dug around and found the original diamond, and...it has a very slightly larger diameter and a lower color, but they are similar enough that I could use them as components in earrings, I think. I'm not sure if I want to...still brainstorming.

The old diamond is on the left, and the new D is on the right.

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Here, the old diamond is higher and the new D is lower:

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they look like a good match to me and definitely close enough for an earring project. What are you considering?
 

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What a great match....keep us posted!
 

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I would just exchange the JA diamond for one the same color and exact size of the Tiffany diamond! That is really awesome you realized that!
 

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diamondseeker2006|1452365441|3973264 said:
I would just exchange the JA diamond for one the same color and exact size of the Tiffany diamond! That is really awesome you realized that!

Same. Have someone tell you the mm size and color of the old Tiffany stone and get a match. Maybe it'll be cheaper you could use the difference to get martini studs from them too
 
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