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Your best bet is to disregard the weight altogether and look at the diameter. As a rough rule of thumb, 0.5 mm you will see and remember (as in: shown one stone and then the other, you'll be able to tell which is larger without comparison). 0.2 mm you will see with the stones next to each other but are unlikely to remember, and 0.1 mm is at the edge of visibility with comparison. Hundredths of mm you won't see.

 

Having said this, a well cut stone will look larger because it sends back more light, and personal visual acuity varies. So, help yourself from the salt bucket. ;)

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Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
Diamonds by Lauren (http://www.diamondsbylauren.com)
davide@diamondsbylauren.com

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Hello All,

Well, I went to Tiffany's - what a treat that was! Nice to see how the other half lives, that's for sure! Everything I looked at there was stunning, as I expected it would be. I decided to immediately go see the D stone I was considering right after, while the Tiffany beauties were still in my head. When I saw the stone again, I made my decision - it was perfect. The Tiffany stones had nothing on this one that I could see. I love this stone! I am happy to say I have finally found my dream ring. I had it set in a pave split shank setting with .25 ct on either side, and I just LOVE it. It has this gorgeous fire and brilliance, and an "icy" look. I love it.

 

I wanted to let you all know how grateful I am for this experience. I am by no means wealthy, and this for me was a once in a lifetime. I have never in my life purchased any jewelry for myself of any significance. We both work very hard for our money, and these funds were built over time of extra work in a little "fun" kitty..I have always been drawn to diamonds. The only diamond I have ever owned is my engagement ring (which will always be my top favorite). It was my 3 year old son who noticed when I would go to stores, I would look at all the diamond rings with some sort of longings I suppose. He asked my husband to please get me one for mother's day. That is what started this. My three children 5,3, and 2 collectively informed me that they wanted me to have the perfect ring and envy none. This alone touched me, and was all the gift I needed. It is important to me that you all realize how helpful you have been. I would not, and I am convinced, found this perfect stone and gained the knowledge without your help. I appreciate that you offered expert opinions, guidance, education, and advice solely out of the goodness of your hearts. I don't know how to thank you for that - What I realized today when I saw the ring, -and it surprised me -was there seems to be a hidden gift I didn't expect. when I looked at it - I thought of all of you. The bonus of this ring now has a symbolic meaning to me that there are wonderful people out there that will take the time to help a virtual stranger. I will always be grateful for that and enjoy my ring more because of it.

I know for you it may have been easy or just fun to help out, but for me, it made a dream for my family to provide me with this, a reality.

 

I know this may be corny, but I really felt the need to explain to you how heartfelt my appreciation is and thank you for the gift of knowing there are selfless souls out there still, that will help a faceless neighbor....

(sorry for the really long post!)

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What? And you think we do this just out of the kindness of our hearts? We want pictures, young lady! ;)

 

Kidding apart - it's been a pleasure to help, and I'm really glad that you got something you love and will cherish, not just because it's a beautiful diamond, but because of the story behind it and what it means. May you wear and enjoy it in good health for a very long time.

 

Oh, and I wasn't kidding about the photos. Please do post - as many as you want and can. We all love to see what others like!


Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
Diamonds by Lauren (http://www.diamondsbylauren.com)
davide@diamondsbylauren.com

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Here are some I just took with my phone. I do not have access right now to my SLR but will try to get better ones when I can - this certainly does not give the ring justice, but should provide an overview of the look...

I have told anyone who will listen about your website as well as this forum. I have had a folks call me back already to comment on your fantastic work, plus I have my eye on a couple of pieces (this self indulgence thing isn't so bad! I could get used to it!), so hopefully there will be some tangible benefit as well. Lord knows you earned it...

 

I apologize for the quality of these photos as they are cell phone substance..

What? And you think we do this just out of the kindness of our hearts? We want pictures, young lady! ;)

 

Kidding apart - it's been a pleasure to help, and I'm really glad that you got something you love and will cherish, not just because it's a beautiful diamond, but because of the story behind it and what it means. May you wear and enjoy it in good health for a very long time.

 

Oh, and I wasn't kidding about the photos. Please do post - as many as you want and can. We all love to see what others like!

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Hi Davidelevi,

I tried to email you, however I "wasn't permitted"... so.. I found a piece on the diamonds by lauren website. I have a friend who just was diagnosed with cancer, and I thought this to be the perfect gift for her at this time (it is the journey pendant). Anyway, part of the reason that I wanted to purchase this was for all your fabulous help - but I am unclear as if this is your store or how this works - I just want to make sure this will benefit you in some way, for all your help, you have deserved at least this...

 

Thanks

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beautiful ring! i'm not normally a fan of criss-cross settings, but something about that balances very nicely :) congrats on your purchase :)


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nancial - I am really sorry about your friend.

 

You may email me on davide (at) diamondsbylauren (dot) com for whatever questions you may have, on DBL pieces or otherwise - or simply call David on the phone. I appreciate the thought - it's definitely too kind. I am kind of a partner in the business (a very small one), so anything you buy will benefit me, but I'm doing this because I enjoy it, and finding great people to talk to is always fun.

 

On your diamond: I look forward to seeing the better photos. At the moment, it looks rather sparkly and fairly large!


Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
Diamonds by Lauren (http://www.diamondsbylauren.com)
davide@diamondsbylauren.com

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