Help: Loose stone for a ring setting?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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399 posts
Helper bee

That’s a beautiful setting! If you’re going down the cz route try 

https://www.diamondcz.co.uk/

People swear by his stones. I just got an antique cushion from him and it’s gorgeous. I don’t know how well they hold up as I haven’t set it yet, but I know cz is supposed to cloud over time. I have a moissy but got it already set in a ring so don’t know much about loose stones. I got a few Ebay ones and while they’re beautiful they’re not as well cut as my c&c one in my ring. I would love to see pics once you get your ring. That setting is right up my street!! 

Post # 5
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204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2002

lualualua :  I think an OEC would be perfect in that setting! I love JYB Jewels for an OEC moissanite. If want prefer a modern cut the Neo Diamond Cut would be great. A 6.5 mm stone should be perfect.

Post # 7
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150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

lualualua :  My setting is from that company! Like you said, you can have them set a stone that you send in. My fiance found this to be too much of a headache so he opted to just buy the setting and have the diamond set separately. He did this through our local jeweler (he also purchased the stone through them). The whole process was pretty easy and someone from Leigh Jay Nacht works with you along the way. The only issue my fiance ran into was that although the diamond he chose fit the carat specifications on the website, it almost didn’t fit in the ring because of the depth – something that’s not specified. Basically, the prongs were almost too short to fit the diamond. Luckily our jeweler was awesome and was able to mold the prongs just right to hold the stone in place. I know I’m a little biased in saying that Leigh Jay Nacht has the most beautiful rings! Best of luck!

Post # 8
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1231 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

 Gemstones are cut for color and not to diamond proportions so they tend to be deeper than diamonds to intensify color.  If you opt for a gemstone find out its depth and ask the vendor what dimensions the setting will accommodate(length,width,depth).   If you want a more diamond like appearance then I would suggest moissanite. 

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