(Closed) Pretty ring settings?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee

Where are you located? There are lots of jewelers now who will help you design a completely custom ring and even supply you with a computer or wax model for approval. Just don’t go to a jewelry store if you’ve seen their commercial before. You’ll overpay for sure. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

David Klass (based in LA) does beautiful custom work (he has a FB page). 

Joe Schubach (based in AZ) also does gorgeous work – can be found on insta. 

Cvb inspired designs – etsy

Just to name a few!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Custom  Jewellery Co and Ethical jewelly both in Brisbane do amazing custom work. 

Mtdesign in Melbourne is a bit pricey, but very good. 

Brian Gavin, we’ll regarded online seller, is based in Sydney.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

glitterysala: Brian Gavin is definitely Houston, TX based. They operate online but you can make an appointment at their physical location in Houston.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

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glitterysala :  They aren’t physically in Sydney though. They still are based in Houston, and just happy to serve international customers via FedEx. If you go to this page and pick any location they have a similar write up for “cities they have had customers” and they definitely aren’t phsyically in any of them except Houston:

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/cities/

Believe me, if as a Canadian I could have bought my BGD rings in http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/toronto-engagement-rings-loose-diamonds-diamond-jewelry/ rather than ship them across border with duties, I would have!

I imagine those pages are good for SEO purposes, though.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

How blingy do you want? I find Verragio rings to be over the top blingy – but stunning if you love that sort of thing (I certainly would love a Verragio Parisian!!). You can also contact jewellers to custom make whatever you want. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I think Ken and Dana have some gorgeous rings.  They are international (NYC) which may be a deal breaker for you, but thought I’d share (for eye candy at the least).

Diamond Engagement Rings

Post # 11
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Newbee

We used heirloom diamonds and bought a setting. Our jeweler had us pick a setting out from Stuller. You can look at their settings at Stuller.com. 

Post # 12
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Newbee

Also-  we paid 650$ for the setting and labor. We are on a fixed income so price mattered to us. I was happy with the 650. 

Post # 13
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Wannabee

This is my ring! My FH purchased it from Heidi Gibson, she’s amazing! All of her designs are beautiul, and I’ve read several stories of patrons sending in their existing gemstones and having her place them in a new setting. Here’s her website! http://www.heidigibson.com/designs/ 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

 

  • RayKay
  • Well…that’s misleading. It makes it sound like they are in Sydney. Bummer for OP. Isn’t there another Aussie ring maker that is used by some folks on the CS board on PS? I can’t remember his name…

OP…I’m not sure where you are located, but in Cairns…my friend had her Argyle pink diamond ring made by http://www.rowedesign.com.au/diamonds.html. It was really well made and has held up very well. Her ring was a three stone, all ovals, with the center one pink with pink diamonds in the rose-gold halo and the two sides had white diamonds on the platinum halo.

There is another shop in Cairns, Cibnails (https://www.chibnallsjewellers.com.au/) and they are great. Havn’t been there since last year, but the website is up, so I’m assumign they are still open. They were great. They were happy to show me pink diamonds (the reason I went there…eye candy) and a variety or rings. They did custom work that was quite lovely. i did not personally see any pave work, so have a look at that if you go with them.

If working with a US maker is ok, I’d second David Klass. He made my ring and it is wonderul. The pave work on the sides is tiny and wonderfully done. The ring was designed by Elle at the Gemstone Project, so you can check on beauty shots on her website to see the quality of his workmanship (and her design!). https://thegemstoneproject.com/the-resilient/

 

 

 

 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

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glitterysala :  There is, yes sorry I totally forgot about him. He does handmade work – I am not sure if OP is looking for handmade or cast (I generally recommend handmade, but there are some settings and of course budgets where casting is preferable). By “blingy” I expect OP is looking for a halo or something with sidestones, and you can see some examples of both on his site:

http://www.alistairkelsey.com/

There’s a thread in the Colored Stones forum showing some of his work. Acimom has several rings from him, and I think she lives in Europe so she finds it worth ordering from Australia (she has photos of her collection starting on Page 3): https://www.pricescope.com/forum/colored-stones/the-alistair-kelsey-collection-t218921.html

And a recent example of his work: https://www.pricescope.com/forum/rockytalky/review-of-victor-canera-alistair-kelsey-from-sydney-t226646.html

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