Post # 1
Hello! First time poster, long time lurker on these boards
I know the image is HUGE but I don’t know how to make it smaller…
so I recently got engaged, and I love love love my ring, he did such a good job designing it…the only thing I would have maybe done differently is the frame around the diamond in between the halo and the stone.
What do you ladies think?
Specs are: 1.5ct tw, the 1ct cushion is cut from a brilliant and is E colour VVS1 clarity…I feel like the frame detracts from the makn diamond and doesn’t allow it to shine as it is set so far down.
any ideas? Do you think it would look better in claws maybe?
I just want to show its full beauty!
thanka in advance for any input 🙂
Post # 3
First off, I think it’s lovely.
One thing to consider about bezels is that they protect your stone more, both holding your stone more securely and making it harder to chip. you can’t just add prongs or scrape away metal here. You’ll have to remove the diamond and reset it into a whole new setting.
Post # 4
I think it’s lovely and I like the bezel, but I would consider having the bezel milgrained so it matches the rest of the ring a little better.
Post # 5
I like the bezel, personally. Like others have mentioned, your stone is protected and there are no prongs to catch on anything…love that!!! It is your ring..so, if it really bothers you see about getting it changed, but I think it’s great.
Post # 6
It’s beautiful and congrats on the engagement! I see what you’re saying. I think PP has a good point about getting the bezel milgrained – maybe that would be easiest? I have a soft spot in my heart for claw prongs though so if it were mind I think I’d want the same type of setting but instead of bezel, claw prongs. Maybe it could be set just as far down, just held in with claw prongs?
Post # 7
OP, consider miligrain. It will add a delicateness to the frame and make it more uniform with the rest of the ring. It is also not a huge ordeal to have done.
Post # 8
Thank you all for your suggestions and congratulations to you ladies too 🙂
oooh I hadn’t considers milgraining! But sounds like it would be a great deal less stressful than resetting and it would stay true to the original design as well…
now just to find a jeweler in Melbourne who can do it…my fiancé had it designed and made interstate, I don’t think I could part from it for that long
If I were to get a claw setting, does anybody have an idea as to rough cost? My ring is 18ct white gold, thankfully not as expensive as platinum!
thanks again, everyone’s so lovely here 🙂
Post # 9
Love your ring and the bezel! Congratulations! I agree with PP milgrain would be stunning : )
Post # 10
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I think its very pretty & secure! Hehe but I love radiants with double claw prongs!
Post # 11
OH that is such a pretty ring! But I totally understand – I have a cushion in prongs and I love how I can see the entire stone and the depth (nothing covers the sides of it, so I can see all the way through.) I always thought I wanted a halo until I tried them on, and although I LOVE all the halos I see on the Bee, I’m glad my own doesn’t have one.
You may want to have your fiance check with the jeweler where he had it designed – mine was a custom too, and they had a deal for one free re-make, which we used ’cause it didn’t turn out right the first time. They would have to completely re-make the setting to put it in prongs, but at least you’d know if it was an option or not – or what it may cost to make a different setting.
With the specs of your stone, it would look stunning by itself in prongs, BUT that ring is also gorgeous – and super special that your fiance designed it himself… just adding milgrain around the center stone would be a nice touch!
That’s so unhelpful – I am a cheerleader for both sides! I’d say talk to your fiance, if he’s cool with it, have him talk to the jeweler (even if its overseas, it would likely be worth the wait – you could get a big sparkly cheap stand-in in the meantime!) and see if they have anything to offer.
Keep us posted!