(Closed) Help me tweak these CADs

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

No idea how I would change it because it looks AWESOME! Only thing might be consider how you’d like a band to fit into it if you plan on wearing one.

Post # 3
551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2000

I would swap out the current side stones for bezel set baguette side stones. I would shape the bezel in an Art Deco design. Something like this  

Sorry. I had problems uploading this. 

Post # 4
5985 posts
Bee Keeper

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delphinia :  I would thicken the band just a bit. Other than that I think it’s gorgeous 

Post # 6
232 posts
Helper bee

Your pear is lovely and so is your design. If you want to peruse another option for the side stones, below is a link with some tapered baguettes and you can click to see it with pear center stone roughly your size.  If the budget allows, I think solitary pears ( no halo) with that shape of side stone look amazing and maybe would suit the style of your ring. Just a thought…


Post # 7
1503 posts
Bumble bee

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delphinia :  I really love this design. One thing I wanted to point out for measurements of height and such, on the green CAD, those squares are millimeters so you can count how high it will be. Also, I would consider whether a flush fit band is important because the gallery you have now won’t allow for that. I also hope the milgrain around the bezel will be super fine and not little ball like. I have super fine milgrain on a bezel and love it! It’s a beautiful pear and this will be gorgeous!

Post # 8
257 posts
Helper bee

I can’t offer you any criticism because I actually love it exactly how it is. Your stone is beautiful and I think adding anything else would take away from the beauty of your diamond!

one piece of advice if you plan to have a wedding band with your e-ring make sure there will be enough clearance for a band to lay under the head 🙂

Post # 10
1503 posts
Bumble bee

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delphinia :  You’re welcome. 🙂 It looks to me like the band (shank) directly beneath the gallery (main stone) is about 1mm. I might raise that up a smidge (maybe another 1mm) as most bands will then rub against the gallery and not sit flush, if you desire that. A diamond band might even dig into your gallery damaging it over time. Of course, some love a gap so that is a personal preference. It seems like your jeweler is doing a nice job thus far! 👍🏻

I do not have a pear, I have an OMC but you can see how fine the milgrain is rather than beading.

Post # 11
1656 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I have a couple of thoughts, some have been mentioned. I really like the design, but I’m pretty detail oriented. So, forgive me if I overwhelm…

~ Milgrain. Don’t have them cast the milgrain. You want it done by hand. Like this. Fine and delicate using a small milgrain wheel done by hand.


~I love bezels, but not all old cut stones love them. A lot of old stones need light to enter from the girdle or them die. Your pear is so pretty, I’d hesitate if I was not sure. You can have the jeweler or yourself make a foil packet around the girdle and see what happens. It looks like you bought the stone from MyDiamondZone/IvyRoseVintage. They know old cuts. Ask their opinion too.

~If you want a flush wedding band, the petals need to be altered. The bridge under the head needs to be continuous circle. You may need a donut, like the rose gold ring.  The trick will be to have the shoulder flare, so it does not tip the wedding band away from the ring. If you look at this picture, you can see the two rings are flush. If the shoulder of the ering is wider at the top, it will push the wedding band away at the top. So, you need that flare to occur over the top of the wedding band OR keep the flare within the width of the shank. If you look at the last picture below, CVB keeps the detail the same width as the band, flare a bit at the top (over a band) and then points it.  


~The amount of metal to hold the girdle (the collar that wraps around the girdle) is too tall in your CAD. This ring below is a 1.3 carat OEC, so your bezel should be similar. The CAD shows about 1/3 the height of the gallery as bezel. The ring below is less than 1/4 the height.  I’d send this picture to show the gallery and shank. 

Image result for petal ring gallery


~The wraps (blue outline, above) will be rubbed away over time, as the band rubs. Rather than lose this feature, have a look at the CVB design at the end of this. The “wraps” are created by removing metal, not adding it. So, they won’t be lost as quickly. 

~The shoulder epaulet detail seems unresolved. The diamonds don’t relate to the petals or other elements of the ring. Your epaulets are diamond shaped, but your petals are rounded. If you look at the rose gold ring above, it has more diamond-shaped petals. the white gold ring with the pink arrow has rounded petals. To keep the design connected, you need to either go rounded or diamonds. For an old pear, I’d keep the petals rounded (and delicate). Then, re-think the shoulder to keep the rounded and flowing feeling. 

If you go with a baguette, which is lovely, you can keep detail in the shank (see Pear bezel below)



Detail in shoulder created by placement of stones and some metal work. This does not have retain a flare, but you get a lot of interest without changing the overall shape of the shank. This would work with the diamond gallery shapes.





You can keep the shank interesting by adding a baguette and a diamond-shaped (round stone) under that. This make is much easier to make a flush set, while keeping the detail you want.



Post # 12
1071 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I’d raise the stone up a little- it looks too deeply set, if that makes sense. I also think that the sides, while pretty, will require frequent cleaning. I don’t think that you can go wrong with a classic ring with tapered baguette sides, either.

Post # 13
3194 posts
Sugar bee

It looks great to me!! I agree with PP’s that baguettes on the sides would look beautiful, but it doesn’t have to be changed if you like the rounds.

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