Ring Revitalization

posted 2 months ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

With the gold bezel around the stone (this is W/X color diamond), it looks really pretty. This is a bezel with prongs to hold the stone. The bezel acts to perfect the outside and make for a crisp, deliberate two-toned metal look. I know you did not say bezel, but though this added to your inspo pile. This is also > 5 carats (14.7×8.7×5.7 mm). 

The wearer did say she regretted that the stone was set so high and the setting was very heavy. She wished she had them set the stone as low as possible and lightened up the setting. She eventually got used to it, but still did not love the overall height and continuned to comtemplate changing the setting. 

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Post # 36
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27 posts
Newbee

glitterysala :  I could be wrong but I believe the owner if this setting did eventually reset it into a different setting because the halo was so chunky and heavy! 

Post # 37
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27 posts
Newbee

KKJohnson :  What a beautiful diamond!  When you get the finished ring, please post photos for all of us to drool over! 

Post # 38
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1703 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

harperflynn :  I did not realize she actually pulled the trigger on a new setting. She had mentioned it was heavy to wear.

Post # 39
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1703 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

KKJohnson :  What a stunning design. You might consider having them put a sizing bar into the setting. A sizing bar is just a section of the bottom of the shank that is solid metal.  A full eternity, like you’ve posted, is nearly impossible (or highly costly) to resize. Adding the sizing bar is a small thing now that can greatly help you in the future. The sizing bar will also help make sure you don’t crack/chip/damage the diamonds along the palm an catch on your clothes as you do simple things like bruch off lint. 

If you can, try on rings, even cheap CZ bands, to see how tall the diamonds can be in the band and still be comfortable. If your knuckle is bigger than your figure, you have more room than if your knuckle is equal to or larger than the finger. Make sure to try some setting with exposed diamonds, like you’ve posted. They can be scratchy for some and my mom finds those extra prongs tend to catch on more stuff (even well made ones)…its just the math of having that many MORE prongs.

If you will wear a wedding band next to this, make sure they take the height and width of your band into consideration to make sure the diamonds won’t eat the metal of the band or you won’t have diamond to diamond contact.

On cost. I know we all really want to save money. Just be aware that a setting like this, if not execute masterfully, will be really uncomfortable and potentially unstable. Make sure you really understand this jewellers policies and committment to their custom rings.  For something like this, I’d love for you to consider Steven Kirch, Mytal Hallnah and or David Klass. They may not be less expensive, but I am very confident in their design and structural abilities. Your jeweller may be fine, but give it some thought. When comparing quotes, make sure you are getting equal quotes in terms of the amount of metal (in grams), the cut quality of the side stones, the quality of the finishing on the ring, committiment to repairs, etc.

https://www.eternityweddingbands.com/sizeable-rings

 

Post # 41
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Honey bee

I have an entire pinterest board [don’t judge me.. rofl] dedicated to movals, ovals and modern marquise.  There is no way I would halo or bezel that size, I agree with you there.  Can’t wait to see!  I’m sending you a PM.

Post # 42
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1703 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

KKJohnson :  There is a differnt way that stones can be hold called Fishtail. Lots of ways to execute it, but is provides a lot more protection for the diamonds. Some have a V from the side, other have a swoop. This is a 10x view of one of my rings from the 1930s. This is kinda a blend of fishtail and split prong. This execution provide a lovely side view. The diamond’s girdles are inside of those prongs and don’t extent beyond the side of the ring. So, another ring rubbing on this would rub on the metal shank below the prongs…not on the prongs or diamonds. 

Next picture shows swoops that are more dimensional, but it shares the split prong of mine. But, in both, the diamond girdles are inside the line of prongs. 

Your inspriation has the split prongs, but the diamond girdles seem to be extending beyond the prongs. I suspect that with some modification, you can get the same woven look but protect the stones. 

Modern Version: https://www.pricescope.com/blog/jewel-week-pav%C3%A9-diamond-eternity-band

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Post # 43
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Newbee

glitterysala :  I just looked back at her old threads out of curiosity and she did reset the yellow pear into a three stone and then reset it again (or was planning too, she didn’t post new photos that I could find), into a 22K gold square bezel.  Such a stunning diamond!  

Post # 45
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4673 posts
Honey bee

Don’t do it.. you’ll lose so much carat weight, you’ll be sad.  There is  no other cut in the world like it and you will lose half the carat weight.

Pick a jewelry period you are drawn to, pick several piece aspects you want, start sketching and come up with your exact custom design.  A stone like that deserves nothing less than custom perfection.  Pick the prongs, pick the color metals, pick the era, pick the details, like mm, thickness, shank, milgrain, modern, deco, vintage, 6 prong 8 prong claw, flat, side, corners, bezel.. EVERYTHING.  I would start with one pinterest board, and work my way up from there.

Do you want a guard

do you want stackers to mix and match

do you want one cohesive piece/set

do you want a white gold with a vintage feel [not dipping in rhodium will give this to you]

do you want a halo

do you want a half eternity band, do you want 2 half eternity bands

do you want just a solitaire

 

and the list goes on.. and on..but do NOT re-cut that center.

 

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