SIDE VIEWS PLEASE: 4 prong and 6 prong round brilliant solitaires!

posted 1 week ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Helper bee

ispeakingifs :  That’s why I went with Mark Morrell. He’s a true artist (and his prices are actually quite reasonable for a custom jeweler). He was very easy to work with. My fiance bought my lab diamond from Brilliant Earth, and then shipped it to Mark Morrell to set. He estimated 6 weeks for the ring to be made, but it was done in 3 weeks! Shipping was free, and we didn’t have to pay sales tax because we’re out of state. I’d recommend him to anyone. He’s very responsive too; replied to all emails the next day.

Post # 33
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Helper bee

ispeakingifs :  I guess “reasonable” is relative, lol. My setting was $1500, which I think is fair, considering it’s hand-made. I saw a lot of mass-produced settings online for more than that, and they were ugly, lol.

We don’t live too far from each other, actually! I live in the DC area, on the Maryland side.

Post # 35
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Helper bee

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Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012 - Prairie Production- Chicago (loft)

I have a small 5/8 center stone. 6 prongs cathedral. The setting on the engagement ring was like $150 (spent all the money he had on the stone), so hubs said we can upgrade setting on our 10yr anniversary.

Post # 37
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Helper bee

ispeakingifs :  I’ve only had my ring since September, so I haven’t taken it in for a cleaning yet. My fiance had the ring insured under Jewelers Mutual before he proposed. To keep it clean, I polish it with a microfiber cloth once a week, and I clean it with the Diamond Dazzle Stik every month or so. I’m very careful with my ring, though I have bumped it a few times. But I take it off if there’s any chance my hands might get dirty, lol. I don’t even let it get wet (unless I’m rinsing off the Diamond Dazzle cleaner), and I never let lotion or hand sanitizer touch it. None of this is necessary, I’m just obsessed with keeping it sparkling and clean, haha. I’ll probably take it to a mall jewelery store when I want to have it professionally cleaned, like before the wedding. Most stores charge a small fee to clean your ring if you didn’t buy it from them.

I was super picky about my ring too! I’m glad my boyfriend asked for my input, because I ended up basically telling him exactly what to buy, lol. I’m allergic to the nickel in white gold, so it had to be platinum. I’m a classic solitaire girl; I think I would have cried if my fiance had given me a halo ring. I prefer 6 prongs because I think 4 prongs make a round stone look squarish. And the width of the band was very important to me (something my fiance didn’t even think about, because he’s a guy, lol). I’m a small person with small fingers, so I wanted a thin band, which is really hard to find these days! And a thin band makes the center stone look bigger; it makes me kinda sad when I see a lovely stone dwarfed by a wide band. So I had to be picky, since I’m extremely detail-oriented! Besides, this is a ring I’m going to be wearing every day for the rest of my life. It’s important 😀

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with knowing what you want!

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

Mine is a 4 prong, but I hate the standard straight prongs. I think they look weird from the side and they stick up too high for my taste. Mine is a low set claw prong, 1.5ct.

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