Tips for "fancy" shape stones?

posted 9 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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
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Bee Keeper

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’d just look for an oval sapphire and have the setting give it the hexagonal shape.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

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 # 7
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Worker bee

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
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Newbee

One of my fav jewelers on Instagram makes a really pretty hexagonal ring! You could look into her.

Post # 9
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Newbee

Not hexagonal but I have a marquise shape diamond and halo. Maybe a little easier to find? 

 

Post # 12
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Newbee

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. 🙂

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