- 2 weeks ago
I was going to wait to share this until it was all done. But I’m just too excited! I can’t hold it in any longer — LOL.
I unexpectedly got the go-ahead from my husband last month to have a ring made for my birthday. He was shopping for diamond bands (which was so sweet of him <3 ), and he asked me what I would want if he got me jewelry. So I told him I would love to get a setting made for my little yellow sapphire so that I could wear it. It’s a rather small stone at 1.24ct equivalent. But I love it — so much so that I have had it sitting out on my desk in its little case ever since I got it. Just because I love to look at it — LOL.
Here is my stone. It’s 1.24ct equivalent, 6.6 x 6mm, modified oval brilliant cut, and basic heat treatment, if anything. As I said, I love the color of it, as well as the way it seems to glow. It has a slight inclusion, which shows up in my macro photos but doesn’t show up in person.
So, my husband told me to check into pricing for a setting. And, if it was a comparable price to the diamond bands, we could go ahead with the project. I contacted David Klass and received a great price quote. Which meant we could go ahead with the design. I wanted a sun burst design or motif on the ring, and I found this image, which seemed like the perfect inspiration. I really love it.
We went through four different images, with each one becoming more and more like the sun I wanted to see. I’m including the third and fourth ones here. The third one is pretty much perfect, and you can see the sun on the gallery really well in it. The only thing I didn’t like was the little diamond shapes on the sun. So I asked for those to be removed.
And I got the final image on Wednesday. (Which was my birthday, so that was kind of awesome!! It was like a little extra gift.) I gave the go-ahead for casting, and I am hoping it will be done soon. At any rate, I feel like I am on the very tail end of the project. And I’m super excited about it.
The plan is to use 14K antique yellow gold. I wanted some contrast between the setting and the stone, but not a hard contrast.