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#JOTW Whiteflash A Cut Above 1.558ct K VS2 Engagement Ring

Gemly

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Just picked this up from FedEx today and was soooo excited to bring it home and see how Whiteflash did. Honestly I was a bit nervous this last week and second guessed my choice to go down to a K color, thinking that I might be disappointed with the ring when it arrived. As I waited for the ring to be delivered, I shopped online for acceptable backup stones I or higher, trying to maximize size while keeping the cost of the stone $9k-ish or lower.

My concerns abated shortly after I opened the ring box and saw the diamond: bright, very sparkly, and bigger than I was expecting. I did notice warmth in the stone (present in the side shots included) but I don't mind it--I got a ring I absolutely love for less than I was expecting to pay! The stone also faces up very white to me. After putting the ring on my finger and checking it out under a few different light sources, I felt that I had really maxed out the value for my budget with a gorgeous, ideal-cut, super-sparkly diamond.

Ultimately, I think I might have saved myself some anxiety by spending more time at a B&M comparing color grades. I only saw a single J, K, and L when my boyfriend and I went ring shopping. However, in light of COVID, I did feel a little conflicted about going to a B&M store just to check out color grades when I was fairly certain I would be purchasing a stone online. I also considered asking my WF SA to take some comparison pics of the K I selected against some Is and Js, but I felt that it wouldn't be akin to seeing the stone in person. So I decided I was ok with taking a chance and ordering the ring to see if I liked it, given WF's generous return policy.

A huge thank you to PSers for sharing your knowledge, advice, and beautiful jewelry pictures. I leaned particularly heavily on reviews by those who purchased warmer-colored diamonds to feel as confident as I could about my selection. I also want to say that picking this ring out was an enjoyable experience, and I appreciate that I was able to reference so many thoughtful opinions to help me find what I ultimately wanted.
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Congratulations! Its beautiful! I know that feeling of anxiety waiting for a ring/stone to arrive. I’m glad your happy!!
 

lurkie91

Rough_Rock
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Aug 30, 2020
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Agree on the band width. The taper is elegant but the 2.5mm width is completely proportional to the size of the stone AND will probably help keep the stone balanced (vs. spinning) on your finger.
The 2.5mm is close to 1/3 of the stone's diameter and my finger coverage is just about 50%. It's so pleasing and satisfying to my eye! I spent a lot of time on diamdb.com trying to come up with the right carat size and width but there's really nothing like seeing it in person!
 

lurkie91

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Congratulations! Its beautiful! I know that feeling of anxiety waiting for a ring/stone to arrive. I’m glad your happy!!
Thank you! I've had package pickup jitters from shopping before but this was on another level!
 

ItsMainelyYou

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I love a bit of color in diamonds as a CS and antique cut girl, so I absolutely think that the color in your diamond with that amazing cut is what makes it for me. It's in my sweet spot proportions and everything.:kiss2:
Perfect.
 

lurkie91

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I love a bit of color in diamonds as a CS and antique cut girl, so I absolutely think that the color in your diamond with that amazing cut is what makes it for me. It's in my sweet spot proportions and everything.:kiss2:
Perfect.
Thank you so much! I totally agree, and it brings me so much joy to see it on my hand! I am so dazzled by the beautiful cut, I've never seen a diamond like this in my life. It was tough to hand the ring back to my BF but now I guess I have something to look forward to later this year :)
 

luv2sparkle

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Wow, I love it! I don't get much warmth from it. I think you picked out a great stone! Congratulations!
 

lurkie91

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Wow, I love it! I don't get much warmth from it. I think you picked out a great stone! Congratulations!
Thank you! It definitely faces up very white to my eyes and it looks white in all the pictures I took. I can only see warmth from the sides in certain light. I'm really not color sensitive, so it doesn't bother me when I do see it.

It is beautiful and looks white and bright!
Thanks! I tried to show a few different angles to give some idea of the color in person, but it's so variable because of lighting. The cut is really mesmerizing, so from above I just catch a wonderful light show. I thought about picking a setting with a less "revealing" profile so the body color wouldn't be as visible but now I'm glad I went with the style that spoke to me. I think it's a beautiful stone and the ideal cut is definitely apparent in person.
 
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marcy

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It beautiful. Congratulations.
 

lurkie91

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Wow! I can't believe this was selected as JOTW! I know an acceptance speech is gratuitous but I just want to say thank you again to all of the PSers who have contributed their knowledge, experiences, perspectives, and gorgeous photos over the years. What a joy to be able to read through so many posts and to finally be able to contribute some pictures of my own. And what an honor to be in such great company!

I showed my BF as well and he is pleased as punch.
 

PriceScopeKayti

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Apr 11, 2012
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I am so glad that some of you beat me to the punch! My computer was on the fritz! Please jump in and congratulate Lurkie91 on the Jewel of the Week! :kiss2:
 

gregchang35

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well done!!!! beautiful diamond and setting. simple and elegant.
 
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