(Closed) cushion cut with 3 rows of pave on the band — please help!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@jMariie:  Those are my thoughts exactly!! That’s just lost money pretty much! I agree, my Fiance told me he went in and asked about 1.5 diamond and it wasn’t in the budget but was surprised that 1.2 was haha. Also don’t know if it helps you, but my band is Simon G, it’s very well made and I don’t even get anything stuck in the pave haha. Unfortunately I don’t know any cushion diamond retailers online besides James Allen really. My Fiance got my ring from a local family owned business. I don’t If you have any places that like around you but he raves about the service he got. I agree with 
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BlondeMissMolly About checking Pricescope. They have an amazing forum about cushions and there are always people around who will search out a diamond for you!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@jMariie:  Between the Bee and Pricescope, I can’t believe the information that is out there! It’s so helpful to have it al!! Umm, pretty sure you could never post too many pictures!! I could look at rings all day long!! That ring is gorgeous!!! Do you know who the setting is by? It’s beautiful! It is hard to tell from the picture if it is micropave. I want to say that it is, it’s just throwing me off b/c obviously the picture is larger than it is in real life making the stones look bigger than they really are. Either way, I think that ring is gorgeous!!

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Bee Keeper

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@jMariie:  I don’t know anything about Demarco diamonds so I’m not much help there. I love all your inspiration pictures, but just know it’s not recommended to wear two 3 sided pave bands next to each other and they will damage each other. You can have them soldered or wear a spacer between them though. 

I am partial to Leon Mege myself for pave, and while his work is a little more spendy than others, I think you get what you pay for. I also love Michael B, though you won’t find anything cheap there either lol. I have seen some pretty Gabriel & co settings too, and that’s more budget friendly. Are you thinking halo or solitaire? 

If you want a cushion cut center, I would go with Good Old Gold because they can really help you find a great cushion and give more information and pictures than anyone basically. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@jMariie:  Well it is simply stunning!!! I agree, they look smaller, it is probably micropave! I believe, and I’m not 100% sure, that is called a fishtail or “V” setting? Maybe you could tell them you would like a fishtail micropave setting with a halo? Or better yet, take in the picture? It seems like it would be relatively easy for them to make a setting like that. I know it’s so hard to describe what kind of ring you want to someone because you can see it exactly in your head and can’t understand why they can’t! The next time you talk to someone, I would try mentioning a “V” micropave setting with a halo and see if they can show you some examples of what they think that is at least!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@jMariie:  I don’t have help with the pave portion, however I will say that to have a similar “finger coverage” as the last photo with a well-cut cushion would require larger than a 2ct center.  I have a 1.65 and it “faces up” the same as a 1ct brilliant.  If you’re really interested in a big “look” i might recommend getting a brilliant and then a cushion-shaped halo.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@jMariie:  Oh! Like the actual halo part? I can see prongs so the prongs are holding it up? Do you prefer to not be able to see prongs? I like the look of the 3rd ring you posted, from the top at least but I like the details of the first ring. I’m not entirely sure what to call that mounting, sorry! I wish I was more helpful!! I guess your best bet is to take a picture in. I really can never understand how jewelers don’t know this stuff! I told one jeweler I liked cushion cut diamonds and she just gave me a blank stare then brought out an emerald shaped ring… Someone needs to figure out the exact name of that mounting because it’s gorgeous!

 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@jMariie:  the part of a ring that holds the stone is called the basket. 

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@jMariie:  What you are describing is as follows:

 

Micropave shank (this can be either 3/4 or full eternity) with diamond melee– THIS REFERS TO THE BAND OF THE RING

Inverted pyramid head attached at a single point to the shank. The head is soldered onto the shank in a single spot. There is diamond melee on the basket and halo.– THIS REFERS TO THE  BASKET, WHAT YOU ARE CALLING “THE PART THAT ACTUALLY HOLDS THE DIAMOND”

Micro pave halo with french cuts (also called fishtail micropave). These are the little cuts in between the diamonds where the metal is “Cut down” in a V shape.– THIS REFERS TO THE HALO

 

The ones you have posted look to be by Leon Mege at The Art of Platinum. He doesn beautiful work but I have heard he can be difficult to work with, but he will give you exactly what you want— guaranteed. Be prepared to pay for it though. I would think an all platinum setting from him would run upwards of $7K

I’ve also heard good things about Victor Canera, and the people at Diamonds By Lauren

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

French Cut Mico-Pave:

Inverted Pyramid Basket (this isnt a technical name for it, just how I would describe it):

 

 

** Please be aware of two things:

1) a head that is soldered onto the shank in a single point has a much higher risk of breaking off and you losing your diamond than one that is soldered in multiple points. The ring style you love is a very delicate one with known durability issues. IMO it is not safe for daily wear.

2) It is more difficult to size a full-eternity band, especially one that is micro-pave. I would go with 3/4 if you can.

 

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