Post # 182
ok so ring.
Not sure if mentioned, she saw a ring with the four stones but didn’t like really and so it was back to drawing board. Loved the 3 stone emerald cuts trilogy style with sapphire centre so thats all cool.
So had a look at vintage pieces from 1920’s and 1950’s, If I could merge the three stone look she likes and then perhaps add some small stones on band as accents just to make it that little bit more unique.
Found this ring, its a vintage/estate 1950’s piece and thought could combine this with a 3 stone ring so you would have 3 stones as the star of the show and then two smaller stones on the band mounted like this.
Two problems with this… size 6 finger and the 2 stones are 3.5+5+3.5mm (12mm alltogether + Setting) so putting on two 4x2mm long side mounted baguettes would be plus 8mm and then too wide and woundn’t work. Would be uncomfortable to wear or require a high setting (she doesent like these either! Short answer was I needed shorter diamonds. So eventually found these.
They are 1.8-1.9 x 2.2mm so only little diamonds but should work! Getting these on tuesday fingers crossed (buying online).
Will let you know when purchase and arrive, next will be taking all the stones to jeweller for final design and costing from him.
I’m happy with thoughts, suggestions too!
Post # 183
I thought some of you might be interested in this..
This is one of the most upscale jewellery stores in my city. Now whilst they do 1.5-2+ct single stones, If you notice very few are listed. A 1ct solitaire is still big enough here, you add .33-.4 side stones and your at the bigger side of their 3 stone range.
How different is that to a lot of the rings on here/US, I’d considered a much bigger sapphire only for my jeweller to talk me out of it. Had a huge amount of questioning on this thread if big enough etc after looking at a lot of american Bee’s. rings.
Finally calmed down a bit and am happy size wise now, uts small enough for a ring for everyday wear, but still should look impressive but not gaudy (I hope this isnt taken the wrong way but 2ct’s here would be like 5ct’s in the states) 🙂
Post # 184
I’m in the UK and you’re definitely wise to think smaller. I have a 1.25 and it is MASSIVE! seriously massive – people always comment about how huge it is. I’m lucky that I like it (and picked it!) but it’s hard to not look as though you’re showing off!
I get the opinion that large rings/showing wealth is admired in America – much like driving around in a fancy car. Over here, people with huge fancy cars tend to get looked down on because they’re being flashy.
I think it’s good to take that into consideration – either way the amount of effort you’ve put into this is amazing and she’s going to be very happy with the final result – regardless of what it is or how big it is!
Show her this thread – seriously, she’ll cry lots!
Post # 186
Sorry this has gone so slow folks, I suppose like a lot of folks times have been a bit tough of late, but anyhoo. This is a happy development post!
So as you know,
I have a 1.25ct emerald cut sapphire and 2 x .33ct emerald cut diamonds.
Now I just bought this ring today for the diamond. It’s a .25ct emerald cut diamond. The setting is 18ct gold and will be just sold as scrap to offset the cost of the ring/diamond.
so ring plan is .25ct-.33ct-1.25ct-.33ct-.25ct
I’m not sure yet to use prongs for the side stones or something like this, but with all emerald cuts and flat prongs for the sapphire.
Post # 187
The last pic is gorgeous. My thought – – pull the trigger, get the ring made, and propose! I’m sure she’ll be so happy that you put all this work into getting it perfect that she’ll just melt. Good luck!
Post # 188
@lookingaring: I just came into this but I’m a bit confused, I thought your last post before said you showed her a ring with the 4 stones & she didn’t like it?
By The Way I LOVE that vintage 1950s piece
Post # 189
to be honest with one thing and another things have been a bit tight and everyday life a lil crazy, despite that quality control counts lol Anyway this purchase kind of chooses the design. Personally I’d have went for the diamond centre stone, but an emerald cut sapphire is what she wants so thats what shes getting.
@soontobemrs11 I had a look at .10ish baguettes in real life and they just looked too small for me. so I knew the second stones needed to be at least .20. I wanted something with a bit of bling but not too much for the uk.
Just need a matching .25 for the otherside and then thats alll the stones done and I can get final costing from jeweller for ring design.
Post # 190
let me explain the 5 stone thing..lol
I showed her this, and she didnt like it at all.
I showed her this though and she loved it…
Post # 191
Ok, so first off.
Took the ring I bought to a jewellers I know that scraps metal, they took out the stone and took the 18ct gold as scrap, paid for 35% of the rings cost 🙂
Went over to see the bench jeweller who is making the ring, he checked out the stone along with the others and we did a rough sketch of final ring.
I should hopefully get the final stone in the next couple of weeks (fingers crossed to the ebay gods). Next step is it to be professionally CAD designed in 3d and wax moulds etc made. This isn’t huge money and apparently saves money down the line with setting costs.
The whole platinum v palladium debate then starts its literally about $1500 more due to metal cost. I dunno I reckon theres deals to be done with this though.
He was laughing saying I should do an article about the ring once its all finished. I kind of laughed and thought of this thread. I don’t know if the general public should be reading my dodgy dealings lol. He said I should consider reselling stuff online at the prices I seem to be able to pick things up for lol.
Anyway, the important thing is, its progressing well and it’ll be a great/unique ring I think she’ll love and one that I could never have afforded had I bought retail. 🙂
Post # 192
So trying to get the final diamond for the ring on ebay, hopefully this one, just haggling over price now. its a .25 emerald cut and 4.5mm x 3.5mm x 2mm.
saw this on ebay too, gorgeous vintage piece. 🙂
Post # 193
Wow. This is gorgeous! I can’t wait to see then end result. You have put so much thought I to it all. Cant wait to see the finished product!
Post # 194
I love how much thought and creativity you have put in to this process. I’m looking forward to seeing the final product of all your hard work and to hearing your proposal story!
Post # 195
Wowzer! Enjoying your story!
Post # 196
It’s going to look so gorgeous when it’s finished! Can’t wait to see the mould!