Help Me Redesign My (Custom) E-Ring

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
6689 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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anikaof9 :  I think your ring and your inspiration are gorgeous! The only thing seeming “off” with your ring, if I had to pick something, is the band width. I don’t think it is proportionate to the diamond size. Maybe if you went with a 2.8 or 3 mm band and kept the rest the same you’d feel satisfied? Congrats on your engagement anyway!!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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anikaof9 :  Congratulations! Honestly, I think the inspo pic is near-perfect. I’m not a fan of the bigger more square band. I do think the lower-set center stone was a good improvement and I like the swirly head. My advice would be keep the head/basket, and put it on a thinner band. I also like the lace design on the inspo pic better. The close-up cluster pic is not showing up for me, so I can’t compare, but I prefer the proportions and placement of the inspo pics clusters better. 

Post # 5
669 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Oo really neat inspo design! I’ve not seen anything like it!

I totally see what you mean by something feeling a ‘off’ with yours though. I actually prefer your interpretation of the ‘lace’ pattern, but I feel like it was maybe put too low on the band? It’s almost lost being so close to your middle and pink fingers, I feel like it would look a bit better and more cohesive if it were closer to the center stone. Right now it almost seems like that design element was an after thought, and if it were closer to the center I feel like it would flow a bit better. I also feel like the band is a bit wide, and that maybe 3mm would suit it a bit more. But that’s just my personal preference of course!

Overall it’s a really beautiful concept and I totally see where you were going with it ๐Ÿ’–

Congratulations on your engagement bee!!

Post # 6
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Thinner band by half and thinner claw prongs. 

Post # 7
287 posts
Helper bee

I wrote like the inspiration photo! If you don’t want to narrow your band though, perhaps make the lace pattern start a bit closer to the centre stone. Right now I feel like it’s pretty hidden and not as noticable when you view the ring from the top, and it’s a really cool element!

I think smaller claws would make it look a bit less heavy. I’d reduce band width a bit, start the lace closer to the centre stone, and maybe put more of the lace pattern than you currently have. I love the side profile!!

Post # 9
5176 posts
Bee Keeper

The Lace ring seems to have the design laid out on 3 sides of the shank. Your band is thick enough so that it all fits on the outside of the band. This would be fine if your centerstone was 3+ carats. But it’s out of balance as it stands now. Personally I’d scrap the ring and start over and do the design on 3 sides rather than trying to fit it all on the outside.

But this is all personal taste. 

Post # 10
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Your inspiration pic has 6 patches of diamonds, which breaks up the plainness more. If you want to keep the thickness, perhaps more diamonds should be added?

Post # 11
1430 posts
Bumble bee

 What about turning the shoulders of the cathedral portion (the part that goes from the band up to the diamond) into a split shank (so cut out the middle portion a little) until right above the first pear. Then add some milgrain to border the triangle you’ve basically cut out. I think that will bring a little more “gentleness” to the design.

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