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Mrs_Strizzle

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I have never really been a diamond girl. I've always loved colored stones and have collected for almost 20 years. When hubby and I decided to get engaged, I told him I had a FCD to use, so he just bought a beautiful platinum setting and matching band for it. He thought he got off easy! But since being on PS and being exposed to antique diamonds and old cuts I started a new love affair and hubby was in big trouble, lol!

Long story short, here is my new-to-me OEC (GIA says circular brilliant) in a temporary setting. She is an O-P color and 3.63 cts with a teeny-tiny table of 41%. I bought her from a fellow PSer @imdoubler . Man, I had no idea how hard it is to photograph a diamond, so forgive the sorry pics. I can't capture the colors that she throws, so I will have to practice. She truly is a sparkle bomb.

Thanks for looking, as it's hard to share my excitement with my people irl, but I know ya'll will understand and not judge!
 

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Mamabean

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I have never really been a diamond girl. I've always loved colored stones and have collected for almost 20 years. When hubby and I decided to get engaged, I told him I had a FCD to use, so he just bought a beautiful platinum setting and matching band for it. He thought he got off easy! But since being on PS and being exposed to antique diamonds and old cuts I started a new love affair and hubby was in big trouble, lol!

Long story short, here is my new-to-me OEC (GIA says circular brilliant) in a temporary setting. She is an O-P color and 3.63 cts with a teeny-tiny table of 41%. I bought her from a fellow PSer @imdoubler . Man, I had no idea how hard it is to photograph a diamond, so forgive the sorry pics. I can't capture the colors that she throws, so I will have to practice. She truly is a sparkle bomb.

Thanks for looking, as it's hard to share my excitement with my people irl, but I know ya'll will understand and not judge!
She’s so gorgeous! That’s some huge rock @Mrs_Strizzle! You started at the top! :kiss2:
 

Mrs_Strizzle

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She’s so gorgeous! That’s some huge rock @Mrs_Strizzle! You started at the top! :kiss2:
Thank you so much! I will add that hubby and I got married 27 years after our first kiss (with both of us having previous marriages and 5 children between us that we have full custody of) so I didn't start at the top, but certainly feel like I've finally got there!
 

MissGotRocks

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Wow - that's some ring! I can see the tiny table on the diamond - really beautiful! Congrats and enjoy!
 

Madam Bijoux

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Beautiful!
 

LLJsmom

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I am loving that plain bold setting. It’s large and in charge!! Stunning oec. Congratulations !!
 

Alex T

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This has always been one of my favourite old cuts, and it's gorgeous on you! Talk about starting at the top!
 

missy

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Gorgeous. Stunning. OEClicious! So happy for you @Mrs_Strizzle :appl:
Welcome to the old cut club and may you enjoy your beautiful ring in health and blingy happiness.
 

moneymeister

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I bet it is a glitterball of colored fire in low light. Congratulations, it's very beautiful!
 

Mrs_Strizzle

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Thank you so much everyone! I'm absolutely in love with it! Here's a pic I took in the low light that is my dark bedroom and on the way to work today in the sunshine. Hubby has been laughing at me watching it sparkle in the mirror across the room, hehe. 20191119_191247.jpg 20191120_073939.jpg
 

KristyDarling

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What a rock!!! She's gorgeous and looks super white and fiery! I love the setting, too -- very balanced and classic!
 

CravingDiamonds

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I have never really been a diamond girl. I've always loved colored stones and have collected for almost 20 years. When hubby and I decided to get engaged, I told him I had a FCD to use, so he just bought a beautiful platinum setting and matching band for it. He thought he got off easy! But since being on PS and being exposed to antique diamonds and old cuts I started a new love affair and hubby was in big trouble, lol!

Long story short, here is my new-to-me OEC (GIA says circular brilliant) in a temporary setting. She is an O-P color and 3.63 cts with a teeny-tiny table of 41%. I bought her from a fellow PSer @imdoubler . Man, I had no idea how hard it is to photograph a diamond, so forgive the sorry pics. I can't capture the colors that she throws, so I will have to practice. She truly is a sparkle bomb.

Thanks for looking, as it's hard to share my excitement with my people irl, but I know ya'll will understand and not judge!
Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing.
 

Austina

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Congratulations, they’re mesmerising aren’t they, photos just don’t do OECs justice do they?
 

Mrs_Strizzle

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Congratulations, they’re mesmerising aren’t they, photos just don’t do OECs justice do they?
Heck no, they don't! Good thing there are people much better at photographing and videoing them than me because I would have missed out on this beauty if the pics looked like mine!
 

prs

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It's an absolutely gorgeous stone, I had no idea an OEC could sparkle so much.

If it's not too much trouble could you share the GIA cut diagram with us? I'd love to know the cut details on such an outstanding OEC.
 

Mrs_Strizzle

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It's an absolutely gorgeous stone, I had no idea an OEC could sparkle so much.

If it's not too much trouble could you share the GIA cut diagram with us? I'd love to know the cut details on such an outstanding OEC.
Sure, although the diagram doesn't show much.
 

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