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Re: Can I get your thoughts on this setting? First time E-ri

You may also want to check out the Lyria designs from Paradedesign. They do very whimsical, ethereal designs, and their signature crown looks like flower petals holding the center stone.

http://www.paradedesign.com/lyria-bridal/

by Winks_Elf

April 28th, 2016, 3:02 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can I get your thoughts on this setting? First time E-ring

Replies: 35

Views: 479
Re: Ring made in progress pics

It's not really easy to tell, but the head does not look hand fabricated. Is this a setting you are thinking about purchasing from someone? Why not ask them?

by Winks_Elf

April 18th, 2016, 11:12 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Ring made in progress pics

Replies: 5

Views: 601
Re: Fancy light colors - yellow or brown?

For me personally, I'd pick yellow. There's something about the look of sunshine that comes from yellow diamonds that is just so enchanting to me.

by Winks_Elf

April 8th, 2016, 9:25 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Fancy light colors - yellow or brown?

Replies: 18

Views: 620
Re: Victor Canera Champagne Engagement Ring!

That is stunning! I'm a huge fan of colored diamonds, and that is just luscious!!! Wear it in good health, and congratulations! :appl:

by Winks_Elf

April 8th, 2016, 9:22 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Victor Canera Champagne Engagement Ring!

Replies: 85

Views: 7873
Re: Do jewelers accept old setting towards cost of new setti

You may want to consider consignment, or listing it for sale yourself on a site like diamondbistro.com as a semi-mount. You'd need to give the measurements of what size center stone fits in there. Selling as a semi-mount instead of scrapping it would give you more money as when a piece is scrapped y...

by Winks_Elf

March 31st, 2016, 3:52 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Do jewelers accept old setting towards cost of new setting?

Replies: 6

Views: 352
Re: ISO: Cathedral Tapered Pave setting

$250 to customize a setting with pave diamonds is not bad, considering the labor involved. These are just a few settings I thought you might like (we are not vendors of any of these companies). Not as low set as what you have, and some may not taper in towards the center stone, but just to give you ...

by Winks_Elf

March 23rd, 2016, 8:04 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: ISO: Cathedral Tapered Pave setting

Replies: 4

Views: 251
Re: Heirloom EC Sapphire Ring by Caysie van Bebber (CVB and

That is just drop dead gorgeous!!! The color of the sapphire is just drool worthy, and the setting for it is just perfect. Love the triple split on the sides. Just spectacular!
Re: 20+ Carats! Drool Worthy!

I would be hard pressed to choose between the top or the bottom one! The bottom one because it seems to be set so nice and tight (prongs are not obtrusive at all), and the top because the size looks really comfortable. For my fingers, the best size for my hand is an eternity with .15-.20ct each ston...

by Winks_Elf

March 13th, 2016, 7:24 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: 20+ Carats! Drool Worthy!

Replies: 17

Views: 1133
Re: French cut eternity ring---sizing help please

I can wear anything from a size 5.75 in winter to a 7.25 in summer, so when we bought my T&Co. eternity we went with a size 7. My e-ring is also a size 7, and while it will slip around in winter, I wear a diamond insert guard with it when it's really cold. It's better to have it sliding than not...

by Winks_Elf

March 5th, 2016, 8:04 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: French cut eternity ring---sizing help please

Replies: 10

Views: 420
Re: Paraiba dipped in Coloured Sugar Sprinkles.

That is gorgeous! Luscious colors!

by Winks_Elf

March 1st, 2016, 4:12 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Paraiba dipped in Coloured Sugar Sprinkles.

Replies: 78

Views: 2149
Re: JCK/PS weekend?

I believe, IIRC, that Voldemort is a real LADY :dance: If there is a GTG this year, I'd like to go, but I'm intimidated because it seems like many PSers have met in person before, and I'd be a perfect stranger (a shy stranger!) :errrr: I've only been two years in a row, so I'm still relatively new ...

by Winks_Elf

February 29th, 2016, 3:30 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: JCK/PS weekend?

Replies: 28

Views: 939
Re: $20k for custom engagement ring?

This is just my opinion: The ring you posted from BE is such a popular design, that there is no need to go the expensive custom route. Most of the manufactures that jewelers keep in their stable make several versions of it, ranging from plain as you linked us to encrusted with diamonds. I would go t...

by Winks_Elf

February 4th, 2016, 7:46 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: $20k for custom engagement ring?

Replies: 4

Views: 498
Re: Advice/Help looking for a similar ring set.

I would check both the Stuller and the Unique Settings sites. It's a fairly simple design, and bypasses (as well as twin rings) seem to be coming back into style, so they shouldn't be hard to find. On US, look in the engagement sets, semi-mount area. This way a peg head can be used for the emerald c...

by Winks_Elf

February 4th, 2016, 7:39 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Advice/Help looking for a similar ring set.

Replies: 15

Views: 463
Re: Ideas Needed on how to spend $6k!

Hmmm...does it have to be a ring? Just going by the title of the thread, if I had $6,000 to spend on jewelry, I'd be looking into a daily-wear, bezel set bracelet, or a really nice signature piece necklace. I had a gorgeous locket with over a carat of diamonds on it. I sooooooo miss that piece!

by Winks_Elf

January 28th, 2016, 8:43 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Ideas Needed on how to spend $6k!

Replies: 34

Views: 1021
Re: Winter Storm Jonas

I'm in Northwestern Warren County, NJ, and we got about 27" from Jonas. They had forecasted 4-6" for our area, lol. My cars are still half buried in the snow, and because I spent the weekend sick, digging out anything unnecessary was just not in the cards. I'll finish digging out my car ev...

by Winks_Elf

January 26th, 2016, 8:24 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Winter Storm Jonas

Replies: 79

Views: 1269
Re: Old e-ring disaster recycled into a blingy five stone

That looks beautiful on your hand! Congrats. :clap:

by Winks_Elf

December 30th, 2015, 9:02 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Old e-ring disaster recycled into a blingy five stone

Replies: 57

Views: 2539
Re: 3.9 carat fanpurplish pink and 4.15 carat natural light

Both rings are beautiful, and I have a major soft spot for radiant cuts. That is just stunning!!! Congratulations! :love:
Re: My Pink Tourmaline Engagement Ring

Beautiful color!!! Congratulations! :clap:

by Winks_Elf

December 30th, 2015, 8:49 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: My Pink Tourmaline Engagement Ring

Replies: 28

Views: 1116
Re: 4 prong or 6 prong for Low Colored Stone in WG

Just my two cents, but I always recommend going with a 6-prong vs 4 for a round over a carat. The 6-prong offers more protection against loss than a 4, plus I personally like the way a 6-prong echoes the shape of the stone. Light enters the stone from the table, so that shouldn't be an issue. My rin...

by Winks_Elf

December 30th, 2015, 8:39 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 4 prong or 6 prong for Low Colored Stone in WG

Replies: 12

Views: 338
Re: 60% of men think 1ct Ering is too big

I grew up in the typical NJ Italian circles, and the women thought anything under 1.5cts as a starter was too small (even the grandma's would say, "Whatsamatter, he can't afford to take care of you??? How's he going to take care of the children when they come along!"), while the men though...

by Winks_Elf

December 4th, 2015, 1:37 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 60% of men think 1ct Ering is too big

Replies: 9

Views: 697
Re: Which 5 stone round is more modern? Graduated / equal si

I personally am a fan of the graduated sides look. I like the way it draws the eye upwards to the center, and makes a nice transition from sides to metal shank.

by Winks_Elf

September 29th, 2015, 9:53 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Which 5 stone round is more modern? Graduated / equal sides?

Replies: 10

Views: 488
Re: Platinum Ring Sizing

I can wear anywhere from a 5.75 to a 7 depending on the weather (my fingers swell up in the hot, humid summers here in NJ), so I always go with the largest size (7), even though come winter my rings will be ready to fall off. You can definitely see a gap between my ring finger and pinky because of t...

by Winks_Elf

September 14th, 2015, 9:35 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Platinum Ring Sizing

Replies: 4

Views: 261
Re: The jeweller dropped my stone!!

Many, MANY moons ago (about 17 years ago to be exact), on my very first day working for a jeweler in Charlotte, NC we had a client ask to see a few loose diamonds in the 2ct range. My manager handled the diamonds, but the first stone he took out of the paper with tweezers hadn't been locked in, and ...

by Winks_Elf

September 12th, 2015, 4:22 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: The jeweller dropped my stone!!

Replies: 19

Views: 1247
Re: Grandpa Wink Scores another Grand Daughter

Another princess to spoil, how wonderful!!! Love her name. Congratulations to the new parents, and to you & Resa!

by Winks_Elf

September 9th, 2015, 11:42 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grandpa Wink Scores another Grand Daughter

Replies: 36

Views: 516
Re: What ring size should I order??

Either ask her straight out what her finger size is, or ask her BFF/mom/sister. Most likely any of the three would know it.

by Winks_Elf

July 21st, 2015, 10:24 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: What ring size should I order??

Replies: 12

Views: 312
Re: Meet my Intricate cushion halo within a halo!

It's very unique! Love the sides of it. Enjoy wearing it!

by Winks_Elf

July 18th, 2015, 9:49 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Meet my Intricate cushion halo within a halo!

Replies: 14

Views: 1191
Re: Do you take off your ring(s) when you get home?

I take my rings off to cook, wash dishes, or wash my face, other than that my ering is always on. My wedding band I wear sometimes but is always off at night because my hands swell while sleeping. I'm like that with both of my rings. I take them off while cooking, doing dishes, gardening, washing m...

by Winks_Elf

June 19th, 2015, 8:36 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Do you take off your ring(s) when you get home?

Replies: 49

Views: 1770
Re: Add channel set diamonds to band?

It really depends on how the ring is made, but typically a channel set ring that was made to be an engagement ring is going to have a gap where the head for the center stone sits, and to attempt to remove the head, channel set stones were there are not supposed to be any is going be reinventing the ...

by Winks_Elf

June 3rd, 2015, 12:56 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Add channel set diamonds to band?

Replies: 3

Views: 210
Re: My new OEC studs, a dream come true-thanks to Wink n Mel

I loved your project idea, so it was easy to get excited about. The settings are the perfect feminine touch to showcase those beautiful antique cut diamonds, and they look perfect on you. Wear them in good health and much happiness!
Re: Need help- Harry Winston type setting with shallow diamo

Can your son talk to her BFF or maybe to her in a casual conversation to find out what she would want? Some women can't stand the look of the prongs being mounted on a band (looks like you can snap off the head without much effort), while others seriously dislike the look of an airline cathedral set...

by Winks_Elf

September 20th, 2014, 9:54 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help- Harry Winston type setting with shallow diamond

Replies: 17

Views: 927