Post # 17
@yogimom1984: I *believe* it’s an emerald cut. The ones on the sides I think are called baguettes. Honestly, I know little about my ring. I was *very* uncomfortable shopping for one, once I realized how expensive they were! I never buy jewelery. When I found this ring, I just LOVED it. My husband liked it too, but he didn’t like the center stone that was in it before. I didn’t notice anything wrong with it, but when they compared the former center stone to different ones, I could see what my husband was talking about. I was uncomfortable choosing a new center diamond, given how expensive they were! So, my wonderful husband had the jeweler order a few new center stones for me to choose from. I didn’t ask the price, any of the four “C’s” or any specs on the diamond–just picked out the one I liked. I hope I picked the least expensive! 🙂
Post # 18
@yogimom1984: Thank you! Erica Weiner, NYC. It’s one from their collection, it’s not specific to me, but they make them to order 🙂 I’m almost 2 weeks in to a 6-8 week wait.
I’ve also ordered one from Alison Macleod and Digby & Iona. I’ll take a photo when they are all together 🙂
Post # 19
@yogimom1984: Well, mine can’t be found on Etsy (it’s actually the Cartier Ballerine ring), but I still think it’s pretty unique (and stunning!!! Omg, I’m so in love with it!).
Post # 21
My rings were designed by a local goldsmith (http://www.billplattes.com/). He specializes in Australian black opal. His work is well known at the local jewelry stores in our community.
Post # 22
@Lovewinz: Wow! I love, love, love your set! The mixed metals are so pretty, and the type of setting works really well to show off your beautiful stones.
I don’t have a “set” yet, as I’m still not sure exactly what to pair with this ring. My husband mentioned having something custom made for it, so perhaps we’ll end up going that route — but not for a year or so! Until then, I’ve ordered a .5 ct half eternity band to wear with it. Still, I think my ring setting might count as “unique”.
Post # 23
Mine is fairly unique considering I had it custom made at a local jeweler
Post # 25
@yogimom1984: My Fiance is 3D printing my setting and mounting the stone himself. I got to try on the plastic prototype a few weeks ago which is why it is a flattering forest green, haha. He designed it all on his own and has worked with 3D printing and design before, but never done anything even remotely like jewelry before, so it has been a labor of love. The setting is a semi-bezel and the “swirl” in the gallery is actually a carefully engineered spring that will help hold the stone in place. The plastic got a little deformed, so the band was a little bit too small and there are lots of burrs/unsmooth edges/plastic bits where there should not be from the plastic printing overrun, as the prototype did not get buffed up. The final will be printed in palladium. Super duper excited to get it in the next month or two!
Post # 26
@busybee3791: Thank you so much!