Post # 1
My boyfriend and I have just started ring shopping and I think I know what I want now…but it may be expensive or impossible to find.
I totally fell in love with the overall shape of an elongated hexagon ring, but I want a bolder center stone that fills the entire center.
I found a photo of a ring with an elongated hexagon stone and halo, so I know it can be done.
But I also have pretty specific parameters in mind as far as the type of stone (sapphire) and color range (grayish blue to sky blue) that I want. I figure I’ll have to go custom, but I don’t know if anyone will even be willing to source or cut a stone this shape for me without way more money than I’m willing to spend on a ring. And then I get to start worrying about what the heck I do for a wedding band, lol!
So does anyone else have an oddly-shaped stone in a custom ring? How hard was it to get in terms of time and/or money? How about ideas for a wedding band?
Post # 2
That looks like it might be an Alexis Russell design. It’s worth contacting that designer and finding out if they can make something fitting your parameters and how much it would cost. I would worry about the e-ring first and then decide on what wedding band will go with it. Likely if you go custom, they can make something to fit with it.
Post # 3
This would probably be pretty expensive in natural sapphire as the rough is generally expensive and this cut loses A TON of material. A synthetic/man made blue stone or corundum might be a better bet.
I do see this shape more common in rose cut diamonds (which looks like what the 2nd picture is), which have a flat bottom and pointy top. I’d think you’d actually be more likely to find what you’re looking for in diamond than in sapphire lol.
Eta- this vendor loooves rose cuts, so if you want to look at diamonds…
Post # 4
I’d just look for an oval sapphire and have the setting give it the hexagonal shape.
Post # 5
TheGridMonster : This is a good idea. A thinner oval will be much easier to find, and the setting can be created to conform to the dimensions of the stone. There are a number of reputable gemstone dealers online if you want names.
Post # 6
TheGridMonster : I actually really like the look of that! I had considered an emerald cut in the center, but I thought that might end up looking like elevator buttons, lol. Oval is much better!
Post # 7
I have an oval and the setting was custom! Once we picked out the stone the custom was easy, just find an inspiration picture that you love and show them! I didnt want to know when the proposal was so I looked at diamonds with him and then gave him the picture and they made it, I didnt see it until he proposed! I don’t think your design would be difficult at all and fancy cut diamonds are cheaper than the typical round! I think an oval would be perfect for your design but I know Im biased lol
Post # 8
One of my fav jewelers on Instagram makes a really pretty hexagonal ring! You could look into her.
Post # 9
Not hexagonal but I have a marquise shape diamond and halo. Maybe a little easier to find?
Post # 10
maddi92 : Besides the fact that I really like the more angular look, I don’t think I could go with a marquise ring because that’s the shape of my stepmom’s ring. Maybe that’s super petty/superstitious of me, but it would just weird me out, especially because she and my father are each on their third marriages.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2017 - Orange County, CA
narolepsy : Check out Caleb Quashen on Instagram. They have beautiful custom cut stones and their prices great! I think they also do custom rings.
Post # 12
narolepsy : my parents have been married for 30 years and my mum has some marquise diamonds in her cluster engagement ring. That is partially the reason I chose marquise. Funny how our likes and dislikes are so affected by associations we make.
Good luck finding your ring. 🙂