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posted 5 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I’d say as the CAD shows, your bands will sit flush and since they’re being custom made, the contour band should be made to fit tight against your ering. As for the engagement ring, the diamonds on the base of the head are different from your inspo photo and the diamonds along the shank of your ering band don’t go as far down. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

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@ solarflares   

I don’t see why the donut pushing out the shank is necessary.  I had a ring made that was six prongs on a 2mm band holding a 6.5mm stone, with the base of the head inset in the shank, and there was no bulge.  A straight wedding band sits flush against it.  The bulge around the base of the head in this design is an unnecessary complication.  This shouldn’t require a contour band.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

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@ solarflares   Are you sure you really want those diamonds around the donut?  They will not be visible to you once you’re wearing a wedding band and will be very difficult for anyone else to see on the other side of the band unless you’re holding the ring up for them to examine the shank.  Worse, they’ll be a source of damage to your wedding band.  The facet edges of diamonds are like razors that saw away at the metal they rub against.  The diamond pave lining the top of the shank will give the ring visible bling.  The diamonds on the donut?  No bling, just damage.  

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

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@ solarflares   I recommend removing the collar.  I’ve seen rings with a raised collar with and without pave.  It inevitably looks off as it serves no justifiable purpose, even regarding aesthetics.  The pave on the shank meets the…. well… need for pave.  Raising the head will make for a higher profile ring, which I’ll tell you from experience, is annoying.  My six prong round is low profile while still allowing a wedding band to sit flush.  It’s comfortable and easy to wear.  But I also have a pear solitaire that is higher set.  It’s pretty but catches on things.  Wearing gloves in cold weather is very frustrating.  The ring spins and the head extends so far out that it really gouges the neighboring finger.  My jeweler did not do the prongs the way he said he would and I was upset about it the day I picked up the ring.  But it had been four months of the run around with him and he was impossible to deal with so I just took my ring and left.  Trust me.  Your ring will be so much more enjoyable and comfortable to wear if you ditch the collar and have the prongs set into the shank just enough for security but not requiring that donut bulge.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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@ solarflares   I see what you mean about the pave being different. Perhaps it’s because CADs are usually much thicker and bulkier than the true thing (they have to have metal to work with for the prongs). I’d also say there’s nothing wrong with a small side detail, but agree with PP that it may cause damage to your wedding band. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I am not an expert on CADs so as people said the side diamond prongs may be larger on a CAD… 

I however am a slight expert on a ring that had too much gold around the diamonds.. it never sparkled right because all the gold pretty much swallowed the diamonds.  

This was my original band that had way too much gold

 this is the replacement band for that first one.  It has very little gold around the diamonds so each one stands out.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I think you should remove the metal circle at the base! I did it for my ring and it’s even thinner than yours (1.7 mm) for a 2 ct oval diamond, it holds up great! And it can sit flush with a band ❤️

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