Please share your TIANYU CADS and the finished product!

posted 3 months ago in Rings
Post # 121
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Busy bee

motherbee33 : I personally like the donut there.  It is very small but protects the prongs from getting eaten up by my eternity band and then I need no spacer.  Since this is a knife edge, it will never sit perfectly flush with a band unless you also do a matching knife edge band.  As I said about the CAD, I worked it out to have the band hit the donut and not the prongs, the prongs are tab prong instead of claw prongs, and the setting itself sits a bit more squat. High enough to clear the band but low enough to not get in the way.  I personally prefer tab prongs on rounds and claw prongs on ovals. Couple pic’s with diamond eternity band and 5 stone band before I had it sized.

Sorry pics are kind of dark because we are in the Hurricane’s path today….what fun!

  

Post # 122
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Helper bee

motherbee33 :  The other thread was closed, so I’m posting here. I measured the height of the top of my ring this morning and it’s 7.5mm tall.

angelwaye : Was the head of your ring originally 8mm tall? My ring has a 7.5mm head without customizations. Is it safe to say if she makes the same adjustments you did to the cutouts and donut, she could get it down to 7mm tall? (I’m factoring in your 10mm moissy vs my 8mm moissy)

Post # 123
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Busy bee

j_bishae :  Technically speaking, yes, you should be able to drop it a little lower.  There are several different versions of this Tiffany style solitaire.  I went with the one that has a softer ‘U’ shape rather than the V.  I have seen some V settings that still sit pretty low and some that sit really high. It depends on the look that you are going for. My inspiration ring had a smaller stone but I was still able to drop it down and keep the height at 7.5 mm.  My stone sits as low as you can get.  I also like the very small donut to protect the prongs but again, it depends on what kind of band you will be wearing it with.  The donut might not be necessary with a plain band or channel set, but any shared prong band will start eating into the setting within a few weeks and you risk prong breakage or the stone coming loose.

Since my stone was 10 mm and would be deeper than an 8 mm stone, it would make sense that you can drop it a little lower if that is the look that one is going for. Without the dimensions, I don’t know if they can get down to 7 but they should be able to get lower than 7.5.  Also, the softer ‘U’ shape versus the deeper ‘V’ shape might also need to be considered if you want to keep it low. I obviously have a large stone and it would have been very difficult to wear if this was a tall setting because I would have been knocking it around on everything.

Post # 124
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

 help me with my CAD!!! I’m going to request upper and lower shank measurements. Is the height of the basket ok? I do want relatively high profile. 

Post # 125
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

 

Modeling after Schubachs ballerina ring 

Post # 126
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

 

angelwaye :  hey sorry if this is a double reply to you – here is my CAD – so i needd to change the thickness of the band to 2mm from 2.8mm and i think def the height of the prongs to the same as yours ?

 

Post # 127
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motherbee33 :  Your CAD didn’t post but mine on the width was 2.5, than 2 mm and I believe at the top was 1.8 where it tapers to meet the head.  On the thickness, it was 1.6 and 1.8 in the middle.  I am not sure your finger size is but mine gave it a really balanced knife edge look. In hindsight, I may have bumped up the bottom thickness to 1.8 since that is what most of my rings are at but I wear an 8+ so that is just what I like.  Your stone is slightly smaller so they may be able to drop it down a little bit if you are going for a really low setting.  I am not sure what your priorities are with your ring?  

As a side note – knife edge rings have a tendency to fit tighter than other rings so a little extra room is suggested to avoid muffin topping.  If you have a finger w/o bigger knuckles though, it is not usually a problem.  

Post # 128
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

angelwaye :  hey thanks for replying – your my go to gal to help m get this thing done – if thats ok lol

 

so mine is going to be a comfort fit to match my wedding band from blue nile 2 mm comfirt fit-

i dont want the setting to be to high but also dont want really thick prongs either – i cant tell from your pics if your prongs are on the thicker side?

my main priority is the ring fits right u against my plain 2mm band from blue nile and second that the prongs dont cover to much of the stone

i was thinking of doing claw prongs instead maybe – bbut i do like your prongs to im just not sure of the thickness of them becase if theyre to thick itll bother me

Post # 129
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

angelwaye :  hey so the CAD should be posted now i uploaded it instead of copy and paste

im woking on mashing mine and yours together and fixing the dimensions on paint

let me know what you think

 

Post # 130
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  • Wedding: May 2018

Post # 131
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Helper bee

motherbee33 :  Is this what you’re trying to achieve (give or take the width of the individual prongs)?

Post # 132
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  • Wedding: May 2018

Post # 133
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

j_bishae :  hey yes this is the look almost exact but i want the prongs to be thin-ish and to be pointed on the top of the stone as you can kinda see from my version of the corrected CAD

Post # 134
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motherbee33 : So the ring that you are trying to match it to is 2mm.  I think the only thing you need to tell them is to drop it down from 2.8 to 2 mm.  Now when I have checked some of my rings with a caliper at the jewelers, they have been smaller than my CAD so you might want to ask them if it will get smaller after polishing.  Some people like to have their bands the same size as their rings and other’s like them a little bigger.  I would think anywhere between 2 mm and 2.5 mm would work for your design.

The prongs on this style are thicker than just standard prongs.  I am sure you have seen many pictures of these Tiffany replica bands.  You can also ask them to keep the prongs on their thinner side. They can make these adjustments for you.  The ring is pretty tall but that maybe what you need to clear one of the prongs to get the flush fit that you are after.  It is not ridiculously tall but it is on the taller side. 

From what I have seen, non-pave rings are not usually as thick as they are wide.  Since your other ring is from Blue Nile, I am going to guess that it is most likely 2 mm wide and 1.6 thick. I think based on the CAD they already provided you, you just need to correct the measurements to say that you want the width to ‘end’ at 2 mm, thickness to be 1.6 mm and to ask how far can you drop that head before that profile facing prong gets in the way of a flush fit for your band.  If they can’t drop it anymore than that, than it will have to sit that high unless you want a spacer.

Below is what the claw prongs would look like.  I like claw prongs on oval stones but I prefer tab prongs on rounds so they don’t obstruct so much of the stone on the face up position.  It is all about preference though.

Here is the prong thickness on the Whiteflash replica version of the ring.

Post # 135
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Helper bee

motherbee33 :  I’m not a jeweler, but I think it may be hard to get the height down to 7.5mm from 8.8mm. Your ring is taller because the head sits on top of the band. It would be shorter with the donut. To lower the head that much, they’d need to almost set the stone on top of the band. Even with thinner prongs, metal would obstruct the light passing through the stone. It will be interesting to see what they say.

No matter what direction you take, as angelwaye said, the prongs are pretty standard for this type of replica setting. I did not have CADs but from what I’ve seen, the CADs seem to appear larger than the ring does in real life. 

Here are the prongs on the ring I posted. They are a cross between tab and claw prongs.

Here is a claw prong ring Tianyu made that they posted on Instagram yesterday. 

Here is my ring with tab prongs.

 

 

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