Post # 1
After a few trials and some tribulations, a litle second-guessing what it was that I wanted and finally deciding what I didn’t, I’ve decided to go custom. I am absolutely in LOVE with Cathy Waterman pieces, but don’t care much for the designer pricetag and would like to change it up a bit, so I’m going the custom route. I’ve got the setting picked out for the most part, but definitely need some help choosing a stone size and cut. I’ve got a size 9 finger, so keep that in mind when voting. I’ve been thinking maybe a 9×7 mm oval?
As always thanks in advance for your input! It is always greatly appreciated!
Here’s a look at the setting inspiration:
Post # 3
this is really cool/pretty! I think an oval would look great.
Post # 4
Anyone else want to chime in, or do the ovals have it?
Post # 5
I would put an OEC in there. But I’d put an OEC in practically any setting. :p
I think it’s vintagey enough to pull off an oec but the shape of the details would look good with an oval. I wouldn’t put a radiant of cushion in there because of all the round shapes in the setting.
Post # 6
I think an emerald cut would look amazing in there too.
Post # 7
Or…because I’m super indecisive–even though I’ve finally decided on a setting!–would you put a colored stone in the setting?
Waterman does tend to use a lot of color in her work, and I am a fan.
Thanks again in advance, bees!
Post # 9
@taterjuice: I really like that setting! I have a filgree ring too. For that setting style and your ring size, I would say go with an Old Mine Cut. In an ideal world, I suggest 2 carats or so, but do whatever works with your budget!
ETA: I went back to the top and now see that OMC isn’t an option. I don’t know if that’s because you’re not familiar or because you like them less. If that’s the case I’d go OEC.
Post # 10
@taterjuice: Oh! That setting is SPECTACULAR!!! It’s amazing almost beyond words.
I didn’t vote in the poll because I couldn’t make up my mind. I love round brilliants so much. They are probably my favorite cut, even though I know “everyone” has them. I think one would be gorgeous in this setting.
But I think an oval might be even better. A stone with a little more length on it might have the right presence to coordinate perfectlly with that amazing setting.