Post # 1
Hi! I am from South Africa so keen to get the USA take on settings for this stone I received for Xmas – Sapphire is my birthstone and its a naturally heated 3.94 ct sapphire from Thai Native Gems in Bangkok (bless Tarun’s soul – took me nearly a year to get this stone:)and i am sure I drove him crazy!)
Anyhow, would love some ideas as I have an idea to set diamonds around it, aka Diana styled ring – or two pear shapes on the side or something like that! Measures 8.31×9.34 and I currently have 6 pointer diamonds I can use, but anyhow, any ideas are welcomed! Have surfed the web crazily but maybe you girls have some ideas! Hope the pic comes out ok! was set in a pendant but want to change to a ring setting!
Post # 3
Wow! That is one gorgeous sapphire! Personally, I don’t think you would need big diamonds around it – it’s a beautiful stone on it’s own, and I’m sure you wouldn’t want to take away from it with big diamonds or something. I think it’d look great with a halo of very small diamonds around it, or on a pave band – something that’ll add a little extra shine, but won’t take away from your amazing stone 🙂
Post # 4
I agree with pp about not using a big diamond halo- a halo of really tiny diamonds would be pretty though. For large stones, I like halos that also use a bezel setting like this:
I think it looks cleaner and less “encrusted” or gaudy than standard prong-set halos when the center stone is that large. I also loove milgrain, with or without a halo:
(This is another bee’s ring that I just drool over)
I like the simplicity of this eight prong setting:
It shows off way more of the gorgeous stone than a halo setting would.
Post # 5
@Blingbaby: that’s a gorgeous stone. i wouldn’t do too much to take away for it.
if you like the halo look, i would keep the halo small and tight. another option is to add side stones to it. again, keep it simple. of course there is always just a nice solitaire with maybe a thin pave band.
Post # 6
@Blingbaby: Thank you ladies for the lovely ideas! and pics! I am off to see the jeweller this morning, so will also ask his advice and post pics once its done! I had the following two rings in mind when I thought of “diana” ring:and also just with a simple stone on either side….(gosh, dunno why it uploaded so beeeeeeeeg)!!!! something like this – obviously this is more square than mine, but you get the general idea! till later!x
Post # 7
Hi ladies, just to show you what I eventually did do with my sapphire! hope you all like it as much as i LOVE it! Melinda x