StarsGem CADs and final products

posted 8 months ago in Rings
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Busy bee

alicewndrlnd :  The diamonds are harder wearing and sparkle more than their moissanite equivalent. The price difference is so minimal that it is worth going for the lab diamonds.  You can ask for a couple extra loose melee stones so you have them on hand in case you ever need to replace them.  

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Worker bee

I’m considering getting my engagement ring made by Star Gem. The centre moissanite by AV. The design is grain or pave knife edge so I don’t want to use moissanite. How are mele lab diamonds when compared to natural diamond mele? 

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Strawberries1 :  As long as you provide inspiration pictures from all the angles, they should be able to replicate this for you.  I would suggest picking a stone out first so you that you have the correct dimensions including the depth. AV doesn’t type cut a stone to exactly a standard size.  They cut it based on the quality of the rough so each might be different.  The stones also face up much whiter typically than their grading so it might be best if you get to see the loose stone in person first so you can decide if you want colorless or near colorless diamond melee.  If you are doing a pave knife edge, the diamonds for this type of setting are very, very small. Lab diamonds are essentially the same thing as a mined diamond and in this size, I don’t think it really matters.  It would be more of a concern if you were comparing a lab diamond to a mined diamond for a center stone.

Long term, the lab diamonds will hold up better since a knife edge pave ring can take a beating on both sides over the years and if you ever loose any diamonds, they would be easier to match and replace than a moissanite equivalent. 

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Worker bee

angelwaye :  Thanks angelwave, I’m not in NY nor in China so I can’t see the stones in person. I’m gonna have to trust that AV will want to keep a good name and I feel comfy with them. It’s a moissanite I’m getting from AV for my centre stone. Just wondering wether to get lab grown ior natural diamonds for my mele and whether it’s a good idea to go wiith a China based manufaturer. In fact who to go with whether China or not. 

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Busy bee

Strawberries1 :  I think it depends on your budget. A pave knife edge does take a certain amount of skill. I think someone like SG can make it, but it will be of higher quality made by a custom jeweler. There is an obvious difference in cost though. August Vintage is very trustworthy and they do stand behind their work. 

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Newbee

angelwaye :  I got a price from Grace to change to lab diamond and it’s more than I want to pay total for this ring. Almost $200 more, which if I go with the estimate per stone another bee mentioned it comes out as though the moissy pave is free! I’m sitting this one out, maybe on the next one. It’s a shame, I was actually curious to see how it’d turn out. I’m excited nonetheless. 

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Blushing bee

So Starsgem has been making so many rings for all the bees. Has anyone gotten a comfort fit band? Have they gotten better at that? I’m thinking of getting a classic 6 prong solitaire with a comfort fit band. ORRR I’m debating a Tiffany style knife-edge? Though I’ve never seen it or tried it on in person……..

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Sugar bee

hm2012 :  Hello enabler lol.

So I just ordered the lace ring in size 6.75. I spoke with Jocie and she was very prompt with emails. I can’t wait to see the finished product.

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Worker bee

hm2012 :  

  Was this millgrain on the band? It looks like it might’ve been quite rough. Did you get it smoothen? Did you feedback to SG that it was rough and what was their response?

I’m looking to make rings with milgrain.

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Worker bee

hm2012 :  I was referng to your 1st post. The band and ring. The band looked like milgrain but sharp. 

Can you please show the bead work you refer to?

Thanks.

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