Post # 1
Ok. We have a lonely 3-3.5ct gorgeous tanzanite that needs a home. Right now we’re just brainstorming possibilities. It’s deep, deep blue with flecks of purple throughout. Square cushion. My DH thought it might make a cool pendant but I’m not 100% sure I’m on board with a pendant. I think it would make a gorgeous ring. Not sure what type of setting but it would probably go into something with white gold.
We both realized its kinda pointless to have it just sit in a safe deposit box year in and year out so we’re toying with the idea of making something with it. So, I’m turning to you creative ladies. 🙂 what would you do? Oh, and there’s no budget at the moment since we’re just brainstorming so feel free to dream a little. What would you do with it. And if you put it into a ring what setting would you choose?
Don’t have any pics at the moment. It’s still locked away in solitary.
Post # 3
Check out mydiamondzone on Ebay they have some nice affordable settings…good luck
Post # 4
What about setting it in a white gold bezel or halo setting in a ring so the stone is somewhat protected?
Post # 5
@GelaMac: thanks! I’ll check it out.
@canarydiamond: I thought about that. I was a little concerned about the final size of the ring if it had halo or bezel. Would it be too much? Or just enough for a statement piece? Do you think since its a softer stone having it as a solitaire would be an unwise move?
Post # 6
Oh man, if you check out the tanzanite options on Gemvara, there’s some beautiful inspiration:
Post # 7
@claireos: I was thinking a thin bezel or a halo w. teeny diamonds.. I agree if done wrong it could look tacky vs. statement. I do think it could look really good if done right, though. 3 carats is big but not garish. Get a jeweler to do some mock-ups – have fun with it 🙂
Yeah, it occurred to me that as a solitaire it might not be as protected, but I guess if it’s set with fairly thick prongs like you would a princess cut diamond then it’ll be a little more protected. I just think with a bigger stone there is more of a chance of knocking it on things.