New ring time!!! Show off your new rings!

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Post # 76
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Honey bee

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@sunburn:  Believe me, I have tried everything. There was a time that I had fake nails, but I couldn’t stand them because I couldn’t do a lot of stuff with them on. I have tried vitamins, special nail building polish, nothing works. My mom was the only one who had decent nails in my family. The rest of us inherited Dad’s 😐

Post # 77
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Napa, CA

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@sunburn:  

Your rock is gorgeous!😍

I have an I colored diamond and I love it! I was a bit hesitant when our jeweler brought my specific diamond because of the color but I ended up falling in love with it! Visually it was my favorite even though he brought out higher color gradings. Mine does have flourescence which helps cancel out some of the yellow.

These are the two ovals that I ended up narrowing down on so we went outside to look at them in natural light. The one on the left is the one I ended choosing which is I colored with blue fluorescence and the one to the right is H colored with no fluorescence and looks significantly more yellow.

Ultimately I chose mine due to the shape, I prefer a chubbier oval versus elongated but I also love that it faces up very white!

Post # 78
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Bee Keeper

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@phuntsman93:  

That’s a beautiful oval! The shape of it is much nicer than the other IMO – elongated yet chubby. Perfect!

You are exactly right that fluorescence makes a diamond appear whiter. I think fluorescence is cool. I love to play around with the black light on my loupe! My new diamond has medium fluorescence, my diamond studs are fluorescent, my yellow diamond has very faint fluorescence, and a pear diamond that I just sold had faint fluorescence. Only my D color is fluorescence-free.

There used to be a premium on fluorescent diamonds, they called them blue-white diamonds. Now they cost less – sometimes. I have yet to see one that exhibits the dreaded cloudiness and in fact I have read articles by gemologists that state that the cloudy phenomenon is actually pretty rare.

Post # 79
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2021 - Schoharie, NY

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@sunburn:  I like the J color better between the two TBH. GORGEOUS ring upgrade. Congrats on the 35yrs

Post # 80
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Bee Keeper

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@woofwoof1017:  

I love your name lol. I’m out in the woods with my woof woof right now. The D color is very nice, my photo didn’t show it to its best advantage. But the J color is nowhere near the yellow tone I feared. I believe that I and J colors ought to be delineated into high and low color ratings. This one would be a high J. Ive seen I color diamonds with more warmth.

Post # 81
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2021 - Schoharie, NY

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@sunburn:  same, we saw a bunch of rings and the k we saw (and didn’t choose) looks DRAMATICALLY more warm than your J. Obviously, one color grade lower, but it looks more like 3 or 4 differences to me. Yes, different cuts and likely different fluorescence, but the photo was taken in a jewelry store, which I would assume uses whiter lighting than warm lighting. Just for viewing pleasure:

1A1A8E18-FAB8-4C43-8349-4999AD6A3574

07EA01E8-AE98-4DFD-9A85-866309A8A2F0_1

Post # 82
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2019 - City, State

I just got a Cartier Trinity ring for an early birthday present! 

Post # 83
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Bee Keeper

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@woofwoof1017:  Whoa that is warm!  Looks more like an N color that I had. Was it GIA graded? Different labs have different standards. GIA and AGS are the best for natural diamonds. What color did you decide on?

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@volvo321:  Lovely! But I really like your crisscross ring.

Post # 84
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2021 - Schoharie, NY

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@sunburn: That was actually not a lab ring. Supposedly, it was a real diamond or Earth-created? I’m not sure what the language is, but that diamond was around 4 carats and GIA graded at a K. There is also 0 filter on that photo (although, tbh I should honestly filter the crap out of it so you can’t see my horrific mani).

I had to go back to our confirmation email from Brilliant Earth (we went to the one in Boston) for the specs on my lab diamond (setting was separate): “3.50 Carat, Cushion, Very Good Cut, F Color, VS1 Clarity, 9.04 x 8.30 x 5.65mm, Conflict Free Lab Created Diamond” — I would HOPE that a lab diamond is conflict free LOL 

Post # 85
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Bee Keeper

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@woofwoof1017:  It had better be conflict-free…..unless the scientists get into an argument! I sometimes wonder about the future of moissanite with lab diamonds growing so popular. 

Post # 86
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2021 - Schoharie, NY

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@sunburn:  I love moissanites! I doubt they will be replaced completely by lab diamonds unless the lab diamond industry gets their act together and significantly lowers the price. If not, then why not get multiple moissanites for less than one lab diamond? Plus, moissanites are SO sparkly, like a disco ball! I haven’t owned one yet, but I hope to! 

Post # 87
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Helper bee

new wedding band! I am smitten 

Post # 88
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Busy bee

I already made a separate post about my new ring, but I just got it last week, so I figured I could post here. My old mine cut moissanite ring:

ETA: Cat hair and I are a package deal. 😂  

Post # 89
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Newbee

 

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@phuntsman93:  Do you know the dimensions of your oval??

Post # 90
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Newbee

Engaged 6/22!

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