@Clairetoris: yay for rounds with sapphires! Sapphire is my birthstone, adn before designing my own, I heavily considered this ring/designer
he has another design on Custom Made and Ebay that has a smaller, sapphire only round halo (with french cut sapphires…beautiful!). I want someone to own one of these rings!
Edit: foudn this pic! it has the center stone included, so the price is higher, but he totally makes a custom one for more like 600-800.
For my ring (which I am still waiting on!), I had preferences but then we were gifted several family stones, so it changed our plans. Before that, I had spent probably 6 months looking at rings…then we were given 2 rounds, so another year of looking at premade settings and semimounts for 2….then we were given another round, and a selection of smaller rounds….so I looked for 3 months for a designer, style and inspo pics. Finalized designer in June, paid, and worked on design. About a month ago,, given first pics of the piece, I responded with my alterations. Last week, I approved the profile of my ring, and I should have it by Christmas.
I started a pinterest board titled “Research” about 2 years ago, and constantly updated it based on news on stones and my changing styles (love Art Deco, but i’m not flowery, nor overly geometric…then fell in love with bezels. and milgrain. and wheat engraving. and halos.).
Eventually, I just used Paint to combine my favorite images with what I knew we had to work with. Sent it to my designer, and we were on our way!