- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
Okay, so, I’ve been married for over a year now…and have changed my mind twice already regarding my wedding rings. I am a designer so I find that I am constanty finding new styles that compel me. This is an advantage, I think, for my clients; however, when trying to choose a style that I am going to be really pleased with, it seems virtually impossible
I went from a cushion, to an oval, to now an OEC. I love, love, love the OEC and I am quite sure that I will not want any other diamond…ever…unless it’s bigger, of course (lol).
This OEC is not huge, 1.6ct approx with a 7.6mm diameter. The color is a J-K, VS1 clarity (GIA). It faces up very white (typical for the OEC’s & one of their many, many high-points); however, this was not what called me to this diamond…quite honestly, it kind of “spoke” to me. I was considering a similar 2ct, but the faceting and prizmatic effect of the cut was not nearly as expressive as this particular OEC. It is a very, let’s say, “emotional” stone
Anyhow, it is currently set in its pre 1920’s size 6.5 platinum setting…which, btw, I think is awesome & gorgeous & nostalgic; however, it is, quite simply, not for me. I need substance with elegance, edge without gaudiness….so, basically, I am in a class “A” cundundrum because I cannot make up my mind worth a hoot!
I want to have it bezel set, no millgrain detailing, my issue is that I do not know if I should choose a pave diamond halo for it with a tapered pave set shank, plain tapered shank, or a plain heavy bezel with a pave set tapered shank….& so on! If I choose to have it in a plain heavy bezel, I think I will have 1mm rounds pave set into the vertical edge of the bezel for some added bling….madness, I tell you!
Okay, enough blah, blah…I’ll post a couple of pix of the diamond on my hand (which is dry and fairly well brutalized…sorry). I’ll also post some pix of some similar images that I’ve found online to give you all an idea of what I am considering 🙂
Your advice and opinions are appreciated….sorry about the gargantuan photos, btw