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Re: Question about engagement ring setting adjustment.

Okay, good to know it's the basket, and thank you for clarifying that we'd have to remake the ring (bummer). Also, thanks for suggesting the spacer. Unfortunately, the band is already paid for and the idea of buying another band 1 - is frustrating, and 2 - isn't in the budget. I should have clarifie...

by beesbop0131

June 4th, 2014, 10:32 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Question about engagement ring setting adjustment.

Replies: 4

Views: 182
Question about engagement ring setting adjustment.

We are getting married next January and picked out/ordered our wedding bands in March (at our jeweler's trunk show - great prices). I picked a band with three rows of small stones that wasn't part of a set with my engagement ring, but was very similar. I really liked the band, and with the trunk sho...

by beesbop0131

June 4th, 2014, 9:55 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Question about engagement ring setting adjustment.

Replies: 4

Views: 182
Re: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

updates? I'm super excited to see this! Hi Niel and thanks for checking in on my five stone ring project. I apologize for not responding more promptly; however, I'm presently traveling outside of the states. My ring will be available to ship sometime after June 25, as this is about the time I will ...

by beebopper

May 29th, 2014, 11:24 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

Replies: 37

Views: 797
Re: Another newbie, can you help with opinions?

Good for you with wanting to do this, sounds like it's definitely time now for you to get the ring of your dreams! What do you plan to do with the other two diamonds, have Brian G suggest two that match? It's a very exciting project! Brian G suggested these 2 to pair with the center stone: http://m...

by BeeGeez

May 27th, 2014, 7:30 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Another newbie, can you help with opinions?

Replies: 8

Views: 163
Re: Another newbie, can you help with opinions?

Hi BeeGeez and welcome! You might be named after my favourite singing trio! Thank you also for your very kind words about the community here, they are the best! That's a great diamond you picked, as The Seeker rightly says, it's an excellent diamond and I don't think you could go wrong with it. I c...

by BeeGeez

May 27th, 2014, 6:22 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Another newbie, can you help with opinions?

Replies: 8

Views: 163
Another newbie, can you help with opinions?

I'm a long time lurker and have learned so much from this forum. I really appreciate the thoughtfulness of the posters here. I'm working on an anniversary project and found this stone - http://m.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/0.648-i-vs2-round-diamond-ags-c-104070408019 Based on wha...

by BeeGeez

May 26th, 2014, 9:38 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Another newbie, can you help with opinions?

Replies: 8

Views: 163
Re: Round 2 CADs of RG Five-Stone...thoughts??

Niel|1399515176|3668232 wrote:Another example


Hmmm...I'll have to think about this, good point and thank you for bring this up; I am kind of inclined toward the recent modification, however, I think it adds a bit of glam to the profile :lol:

by beebopper

May 7th, 2014, 9:11 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Round 2 CADs of RG Five-Stone...thoughts??

Replies: 7

Views: 182
Re: Round 2 CADs of RG Five-Stone...thoughts??

I just received the face-up view of the render! I'm happy...very pleased indeed :tongue: Caysie said that she would have her goldsmith hand carve the metal areas in between the diamonds so as to appear like tiny bows when viewed up-close, or through a loupe. The only thing that I'm really concerned ...

by beebopper

May 7th, 2014, 9:08 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Round 2 CADs of RG Five-Stone...thoughts??

Replies: 7

Views: 182
Round 2 CADs of RG Five-Stone...thoughts??

Amazingly fast returns on these CADs; if nothing more than gorgeously rendered is the speed with which they are modified! Quite impressed actually :appl: I have decided after much consideration to remain with my decision to utilize the ergo shank for this ring; however, Caysie did add an under galle...

by beebopper

May 7th, 2014, 6:25 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Round 2 CADs of RG Five-Stone...thoughts??

Replies: 7

Views: 182
Re: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

Just to be clear, my request for the top view had nothing to do with the shank. It was to see how the metal looks from the top as it surrounds the diamonds (prongs, etc). And I think the transition piece looks fine. Ah, yes, I understand now; I will be getting more renders as the CADs are being mod...

by beebopper

May 7th, 2014, 1:30 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

Replies: 37

Views: 797
Re: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

Here are the photos that Caysie just texted me, these were apparently just taken at my request. She asked me to please overlook her "horrifically filthy set"; she has a wonderful sense of humor, for anyone who isn't acquainted with her, by the way!! . The middle band is an ergo shank. I s...

by beebopper

May 7th, 2014, 11:41 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

Replies: 37

Views: 797
Re: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

Here are the photos that Caysie just texted me, these were apparently just taken at my request. She asked me to please overlook her "horrifically filthy set"; she has a wonderful sense of humor, for anyone who isn't acquainted with her, by the way!! . The middle band is an ergo shank. I si...

by beebopper

May 7th, 2014, 10:51 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

Replies: 37

Views: 797
Re: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

The squared-off shank will help keep the ring from spinning around. Since the shank sits on the sides and palm area of your finger, it won't be noticeable. There's no rule that says you can't wear a round band with a squared shank. It's a matter of personal preference. An alternative to the squared...

by beebopper

May 7th, 2014, 10:34 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

Replies: 37

Views: 797
Re: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

I think the initial CAD looks great! But add me to the list of those who would want a traditional round shank especially with an antique style ring. I just don't like modern paired with antique and it would basically force me to have her make the wedding band with the same shank . It has never cros...

by beebopper

May 7th, 2014, 10:24 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

Replies: 37

Views: 797
Re: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

I think that's a nice shank and I totally get why you are having her do it. I'd leave it. I know the tcw of the stone, but what are the sizes of the individual stones. Also, what bands will you wear with it? Thank you for your reassurance; I was becoming a little distressed at the above post. I am ...

by beebopper

May 7th, 2014, 9:51 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

Replies: 37

Views: 797
Re: Modern Vintage Ring from ERD

Simply stunning, all of the details compliment one another perfectly...congratulations on this beauty :love:

by beebopper

May 7th, 2014, 9:42 am

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

Topic: Modern Vintage Ring from ERD

Replies: 67

Views: 2758
Re: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

It's gorgeous! The only thing I would ask about is the transition piece to the shank. It looks sort of funky and I'm not sure why but perhaps it is the angle of the picture. Chrono pointed it out before I could. I'm not loving at all the transition piece. I would find an inspiration picture and giv...

by beebopper

May 7th, 2014, 9:27 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

Replies: 37

Views: 797
Re: Chrysoberyl and diamond baguettes

This is very striking! I love the rich neon yellowish-lime green Chrysoberyl with the baguettes! :appl:

by beebopper

May 7th, 2014, 8:24 am

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

Topic: Chrysoberyl and diamond baguettes

Replies: 24

Views: 1038
Re: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

It's gorgeous! The only thing I would ask about is the transition piece to the shank. It looks sort of funky and I'm not sure why but perhaps it is the angle of the picture. Chrono pointed it out before I could. I'm not loving at all the transition piece. I would find an inspiration picture and giv...

by beebopper

May 7th, 2014, 8:12 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

Replies: 37

Views: 797
Re: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

Good morning everyone :wavey: Wow, thanks for all of your speedy replies and I wasn't expecting the majority of them to be on not the euro shank, however, as CvB has named it, the ERGO SHANK (which I believe to be abbreviated from "ergonomic") :appl: Here's my most able explanation: If you...

by beebopper

May 7th, 2014, 7:48 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

Replies: 37

Views: 797
Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

Well, needless to say, I (technically, we) decided on a vendor to help bring to life my vision of an Edwardian inspired five-stone diamond ring in 18k rose gold. After contacting a few vendors, we chose to have CvB of CvB Inspired Design help bring my vision to life. After researching the small hand...

by beebopper

May 6th, 2014, 10:35 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Rose Gold Edwardian Inspired Five-Stone CADs

Replies: 37

Views: 797
Re: On a quest for an antique five stone diamond ring

SB621|1399122484|3665502 wrote:so any chance you were the buyer who purchased the 5 suite that was for sale by Grace for less then 30 minutes last night? I'm really hoping it was you!!!


Humph! No!! Unfortunately NOT me. :confused: Would you mind telling me what I missed out on? Just for laughs :rolleyes:

by beebopper

May 3rd, 2014, 9:51 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: On a quest for an antique five stone diamond ring

Replies: 32

Views: 875
Re: On a quest for an antique five stone diamond ring

Stuller has a stock setting that would have to be finished by a skilled jeweler, but that would at least offset the cost of trying to do a custom mounting. http://www.stuller.com/products/12436/14873/?groupId=6024 The side view of this ring is lovely, & thank you for providing the link =) As we...

by beebopper

May 2nd, 2014, 6:43 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: On a quest for an antique five stone diamond ring

Replies: 32

Views: 875
Re: On a quest for an antique five stone diamond ring

Thank you both for responding. I did look into ERD, & thanks for suggesting the company :)

by beebopper

May 2nd, 2014, 5:18 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: On a quest for an antique five stone diamond ring

Replies: 32

Views: 875
Re: On a quest for an antique five stone diamond ring

After discussing all of this & sharing photos with my increasingly disinterested boyfriend; we have decided it best to proceed with the custom setting option :appl: I have contacted a number of vendors who came well recommended by my PS advisory board. After committing to the custom option, I ha...

by beebopper

May 1st, 2014, 7:04 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: On a quest for an antique five stone diamond ring

Replies: 32

Views: 875
Re: On a quest for an antique five stone diamond ring

Like this one! Looks like 2 carats is roughly where the budget gets tight (at least by Lang standards): http://www.langantiques.com/products/item/10-1-6291 THANK YOU, Circe!!! Few things in each of these rings that I love, and a few concerns with each, at the same time. My main concerns, firstly. I...

by beebopper

May 1st, 2014, 1:54 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: On a quest for an antique five stone diamond ring

Replies: 32

Views: 875
Re: On a quest for an antique five stone diamond ring

Would you say that these diamonds in the ring I just posted are old european cuts, or more of a transitional?

by beebopper

May 1st, 2014, 9:09 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: On a quest for an antique five stone diamond ring

Replies: 32

Views: 875
Re: On a quest for an antique five stone diamond ring

I think this is a wonderful quest, regardless of whether you go custom or hunt vintage. They both have their pros and cons: custom, you get exactly what you want, and vintage ... you definitely get history and maybe a level of craftsmanship it's hard to find today and maybe a steal, since vintage t...

by beebopper

May 1st, 2014, 9:07 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: On a quest for an antique five stone diamond ring

Replies: 32

Views: 875
Re: On a quest for an antique five stone diamond ring

Hey fellow PS newbie! Everyone giving you advice here knows this process inside and out...and knows just who is able to pull off a setting like this if custom is the way you really feel that you want to go. Personally; I would encourage you to go the custom route, and SB621 gave you a list of names...

by beebopper

April 30th, 2014, 8:46 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: On a quest for an antique five stone diamond ring

Replies: 32

Views: 875
Re: On a quest for an antique five stone diamond ring

Have you tried on rose gold? I ask only because I know that rose gold is popular in concept for old stones, but it doesn't always work in reality. In my case, rose gold doesn't show well against my skin so pieces set in rose gold tend to "melt" into my skin. I have tried on rose gold and ...

by beebopper

April 30th, 2014, 8:38 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: On a quest for an antique five stone diamond ring

Replies: 32

Views: 875