Help me design a new setting!

posted 1 week ago in Rings
Post # 2
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986 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Your requirements are pretty simple so I think I’m going to focus on the basket because I love me a fantastic basket! Since you are going custom I assume, everything can be modified to 4 prongs, pave added and wedding band sits flush. designs im showing are from fantastic jewelers that do custom work. Love transitional cuts!! 😍

Cvb.inspired.design

 

 

Your opinions on this topic below are very much welcomed… I first created my CvB exclusive Chloe Solitaire about a year & a half ago, to add to my line of uniquely designed & hand-crafted engagement rings. This was not a replica of an existing vintage ring: I put in the time, with concept development, hand-renders, some tweaks here & there, to ultimately create a very popular bespoke style solitaire; one easily translatable to different stone shapes and sizes, beautiful from all angles & very comfortable to wear. So when I'm alerted that another jeweler is using my designs & replicating them, be it this one and others; & these being far from inspired, but rather copied, (element by element); you may understand my frustration. This particular LA based jeweler rather prides himself in promoting on social media his rip-offs of many other talented up-&-coming designers, including but not exclusive to @loveaffairdiamonds; then blocks their ability to respond to his social media posts as an attempt to preemptively prevent a calling out. Now, I think we're all fairly-well accepting of the fact that it's one thing to borrow elements from another jeweler's repertoire of exclusive creations; but to copy in its entirety is an affront to the art of design. It's stealing…it is illegal, not to mention, unethical. For those of us who are not commercial jewelry producers; for we who are small scale independent producers of artisan designed & crafted jewelry; & who don't have access to the financial resources in which to wage a costly, full-scale legal battle enforcing our copyrights…with how is this dealt? *photo credit goes to Erica Derout of @loveaffairdiamonds thank you for providing me with this beautiful shot

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David klass. Some are videos 

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Joseph schubach

The side view is important too.

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A beautiful @beverleykcollection engagement ring. Available now. 💍

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Our ever popular Scroll Solitaire 💍

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Post # 3
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671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Ceremony and Reception: Historic mansion on the water

MdcDiamonds

Post # 4
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795 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Some of my favorite rings I’ve seen…

Post # 6
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986 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

mrsgreeneyes :  awesome! I can’t say enough wonderful things about DK. He is my jeweler and him and Amy are such wonderful people. Definitely gather your ideas and let David work his magic. I swear anything is possible with him. They are so great about creating the ring of your dreams with even minimal ideas. Can’t wait to see what you decide to do! 

Post # 8
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986 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

mrsgreeneyes :  so many projects! How exciting. They are currently making a plain band for me when I don’t want the bling of my wedding band.

I should also mention I live about 20 minutes from his shop…it’s the best and worst thing ever lol. Im biased but I love a solitaire with no pave..especially with Dk’s metals because they are so gorgeous. Plus I also love the look of a diamond band with a plain band solitaire. 

You could do diamonds in the basket and shoulders as a nice happy medium! Here’s a pic of my set from him in case you haven’t seen it in other threads 😁

Post # 9
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986 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I saw this ring in person before it went to its lucky owner and it has single French cut side stones which was really pretty! I think some French cuts would look great with your transitional. 

Post # 10
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1387 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

There are a lot of good ideas here, but most of the CVB’s will not allow a band to sit flush, Erika Winter’s are a mix bag. It is surprising hard to find a ring that allows a flush solitaire, but not impossible.

What kind of budget do you have in mind for the ring? If the transitional is certified or otherwise described, what do they say about the girdle in terms of thickness? 

Post # 12
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1387 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

mrsgreeneyes :  The girdle thickness will be important to determine. The girdle on old cuts are really fragile and if they are at either end (thin or thick), you may need to protect it to avoid chipping with more prongs or a bezel (or semi-bezel).  If you got to a good appraiser (https://www.pricescope.com/appraisers) or just send the stone to GIA (it has to be unmounted/loose). The full appraisal is helpful for insurance, but the GIA will only cost about $150 (plus mailing unless you can walk it in). You could talk to a local GIA Graduate gemologist, but you’ll need to find one that specializes in old-cuts. 

Pave is lovely and super popular, but it can be difficult to get re-sized and is on the fragile side of diamond mounting. Within pave, bead-set in a channel is much more secure than U-prong. 

Check out JYB. I adore her Aurora and I bet that the shoulders could be adjusted to be more cathedral.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/504188848/vintage-inspired-6-prong-solitaire?ref=shop_home_active_3

aurora

In terms of budget, I think its sufficiency will depend on what you want, in the end. Have a look at settings by TheGemstoneProject (https://thegemstoneproject.com/) (insta https://www.instagram.com/thegemstoneproject/?hl=en). Elle is the calmest and most patient soul you will ever meet. Many of her settings are 4-prong and her prices are great (she also uses David Klass as her bench, she does the design work). If you look at TGP’s website, my ring is the Resilient. It was fully custom (we started with her Vivant; the setting ended up being around $3k, but I’m a size 10.25, so that is a lot of platinum and it took of 3 months ot design).  

The Elan (does not fit flush, but I bet she can adjust it to do so within budget)

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Provacant (sits flush and it would be easy to add pave to the band like the rose gold ring below the pics)

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The Resistance (flush and pave)

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Post # 14
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1387 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

mrsgreeneyes :  Awesome about the moissy. They are easy to set for designed. Do look at Elle’s website and contact her about your ideas. I found working with her so easy (and I’m a totaly detail freak…not that anyone would notice embarassed). She was lovely and I really think we came to a fantastic setting. I think the Elan, in particular, if adjusted to make fit flush and adding the pave would be awesome. There is something about the claws on that Elan that are fierce.

 

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