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Re: Help me choose a setting for my AVC

Caysie van Bebber does beautiful antique reproductions (see her FB page, CVB Inspired Design). Take a look at Singlestone for design ideas. They are very expensive now, but you might get some ideas for designs. I really prefer an AVC that size in a halo setting to give it more presence.

by diamondseeker2006

October 23rd, 2014, 9:04 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help me choose a setting for my AVC

Replies: 5

Views: 201
Re: Reset with Victor Canera? What would you do?

What I have come to believe is that we second guess ourselves because it is scary to commit to just one thing. We WILL likely get tired of what we have and see something we want more. It is just a matter of time. That is why I am a little hesitant to spend a lot on a setting.

by diamondseeker2006

October 23rd, 2014, 9:01 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Reset with Victor Canera? What would you do?

Replies: 43

Views: 934
Re: Diamond studs- please help me choose!

I can see the difference between H and J in natural lighting. I'd go for the ACA H color pair you posted earlier if you want .40 each. I would go to I color if they had any in your size range.

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/diamond-pairs-details.aspx?Diamond1=3222840&Diamond2=3171982

by diamondseeker2006

October 23rd, 2014, 8:49 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond studs- please help me choose!

Replies: 17

Views: 401
Re: Princess cut too deep?

What lab did the grading? I don't think that GIA grades cut on princess cuts.

by diamondseeker2006

October 23rd, 2014, 8:39 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Princess cut too deep?

Replies: 14

Views: 92
Re: The Forum Engagement Ring Folder/Eye Candy

Looking for a ring for my very special lady. I like this design, anyone have a link to something similar? We liked the appearance of the 3 stone rings and I think this gives a similar appearance but would allow me to purchase a larger center diamond. Regarding the 3 stone rings, I saw some with 0.5...

by diamondseeker2006

October 22nd, 2014, 9:07 am

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

Topic: The Forum Engagement Ring Folder/Eye Candy

Replies: 9089

Views: 4317843
Re: Advice needed on baguette diamonds

Asschers/carre or horizontal baguettes in a channel. I would not leave the edges of the stones exposed. This is pretty fabulous: https://www.etsy.com/listing/207194551/french-cut-diamond-platinum-stacker-band?ref=shop_home_active_2 or this in platinum https://www.etsy.com/listing/198612532/18k-yello...

by diamondseeker2006

October 20th, 2014, 10:48 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Advice needed on baguette diamonds

Replies: 5

Views: 218
Re: Please help, is this Zales engagement ring a good buy???

Yes of course OP has to decide but we can still give opinions, sometimes they may come out somewhat subjective but we are only human. BTW, I have also made a halo for an L stone and it came out quite nice but as I said above, not in the post you referenced diamondseeker, and agreed with others, OP ...

by diamondseeker2006

October 20th, 2014, 10:39 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please help, is this Zales engagement ring a good buy??????

Replies: 66

Views: 1197
Re: The art of making a duplicate ring...

I would not try to reuse a head if you have a new ring made. I would even encourage you to do some looking because you never know if there is something out there that you'd like better. I do think there is reason to have concern about the way those side diamonds are set and the possibility of repeat...

by diamondseeker2006

October 20th, 2014, 10:20 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: The art of making a duplicate ring...

Replies: 2

Views: 208
Re: ACA Princess faces up small

I love the Legato sleekline! I hope you got the 1.68 I? It will definitely appear larger than the princess.

by diamondseeker2006

October 20th, 2014, 10:14 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: ACA Princess faces up small

Replies: 22

Views: 431
Re: 4.7 ctw Tennis Bracelet. Finally here...

It's gorgeous!!! :love: :love: :love: Wow, it looks huge on your tiny wrist, too! I think you chose a great size for your wrist and for everyday as well as more dressy occasions! :appl: I love the 4 prong setting, too! Thank you DS!! I'm so excited that I get to wear it to a wedding today! I'll tak...

by diamondseeker2006

October 20th, 2014, 9:55 am

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

Topic: 4.7 ctw Tennis Bracelet. Finally here...

Replies: 79

Views: 1399
Re: Please help, is this Zales engagement ring a good buy???

I too think that a cushion would be a great option if she liked them. Hmm, yes I see that the GOG is over budget, maybe they would consider offers or perhaps they could recommend a similar option, I just think that the cut and color of the centerstone are well worth the premium. My family member ju...

by diamondseeker2006

October 20th, 2014, 9:45 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please help, is this Zales engagement ring a good buy??????

Replies: 66

Views: 1197
Re: Finally, something I agree with conservatives about...

Gypsy|1413791214|3769664 wrote:I can respect and endorse the expressionism versus art distinction.

And these are expressions of poor taste.


+1

by diamondseeker2006

October 20th, 2014, 9:22 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Finally, something I agree with conservatives about...

Replies: 10

Views: 377
Re: Please help, is this Zales engagement ring a good buy???

I just don't think that a K color stone is going to look a lot whiter because of fluorescence because one isn't in UV lighting all that much, and a K princess in a halo is going to show the tint. Plus, to be honest, that last stone posted has black globs in it.

by diamondseeker2006

October 19th, 2014, 8:03 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please help, is this Zales engagement ring a good buy??????

Replies: 66

Views: 1197
Re: Please help, is this Zales engagement ring a good buy???

I like the band from good old gold. But their diamonds are a lot more than James Allen. Is there any way I can buy the band from one place and Diamond from another? Also what other good sites are there to find diamonds at a good price? Their diamonds are not a lot more than other vendors when you c...

by diamondseeker2006

October 19th, 2014, 7:58 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please help, is this Zales engagement ring a good buy??????

Replies: 66

Views: 1197
Re: Please help, is this Zales engagement ring a good buy???

A K colored princess cut is going to appear yellowish next to a halo. I recently helped my son-in-law's brother get a similar ring and the princess cut stone was I color. That is honestly as low as I would go in a princess cut. I think this is the setting he chose (because it is what she wanted, als...

by diamondseeker2006

October 19th, 2014, 5:41 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please help, is this Zales engagement ring a good buy??????

Replies: 66

Views: 1197
Re: Need some help.

Me, too, because they just may stock that standard size and try to put a wide range of diamonds in them, whereas if you go through a jeweler and have them order from Scott Kay for your size stone, they should have a different head for a .75 and a 1.25, let's hope! At least that is true of most desig...

by diamondseeker2006

October 19th, 2014, 4:12 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need some help.

Replies: 14

Views: 230
Re: Need some help.

Okay, they are selling out their supply of that setting, obviously. It may have a standard 1 ct head judging from the range they say will fit, and if so, you are going to need to get as close to 1 ct as possible for the ring to look right. I think you will be looking at more than $3k for a center st...

by diamondseeker2006

October 19th, 2014, 2:41 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need some help.

Replies: 14

Views: 230
Re: Help! Double Duty Earrings

I can't think of anything better than studs for the purposes you mentioned. I'd honestly buy the largest you can in your budget and get the least expensive settings from somewhere like WhiteFlash and then you can upgrade later as you are able.

by diamondseeker2006

October 19th, 2014, 1:36 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help! Double Duty Earrings

Replies: 6

Views: 250
Re: Please help, is this Zales engagement ring a good buy???

Nooo, you don't want to overpay for poor quality. Niel will help you find something better!

by diamondseeker2006

October 19th, 2014, 1:23 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please help, is this Zales engagement ring a good buy??????

Replies: 66

Views: 1197
Re: Tiffany ring questions: want to maximize face up size

So you are in your exchange period? These are the parameters I use and they generally fall into the ideal cut range: table: 54-58 depth: 60-62 (up to 62.3 but in your case, stick with 62 or less) crown angle: 34-35.0 pavilion angle: 40.6-41.0 You can go on a site such as WhiteFlash.com and look at t...

by diamondseeker2006

October 19th, 2014, 1:20 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Tiffany ring questions: want to maximize face up size

Replies: 2

Views: 353
Re: Seeking stock setting for an ~8mm heart ....

Just send them to ID Jewelry tomorrow. I know they carry a lot of stock settings and probably can order the head and get it in quickly. You don't have time to do anything else.

by diamondseeker2006

October 19th, 2014, 1:01 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Seeking stock setting for an ~8mm heart ....

Replies: 7

Views: 337
Re: Is the basket crooked or is the ring not exactly round?

Yep, return it if you can. They clearly can't fix it.

by diamondseeker2006

October 19th, 2014, 12:59 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is the basket crooked or is the ring not exactly round?

Replies: 13

Views: 542
Re: Diamond studs- please help me choose!

I love matching diamonds for studs, and WF makes it so easy! http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3222818.htm http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3222817.htm not understanding the pricing on one of these, but it might just be a lucky buy (like...

by diamondseeker2006

October 19th, 2014, 12:36 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond studs- please help me choose!

Replies: 17

Views: 401
Re: HELP PLEASE with AGS000 Report

Definitely not worth upgrading from a 1.1 ct stone to this one. You need to be at or above 7mm to really see a difference and make the upgrade process worth it.

by diamondseeker2006

October 19th, 2014, 12:26 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: HELP PLEASE with AGS000 Report

Replies: 8

Views: 257
Re: Help finding this Varna band or a lookalike?

My Tiffany Legacy band looks very much like that, but there are many sources of bands in that style (beadset diamonds with milgrain edge). Beverley K has several and any can be made in platinum. Victor Canera could make you a beautiful handforged one. http://www.pearlmansjewelers.com/jewelry-designe...

by diamondseeker2006

October 19th, 2014, 12:21 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help finding this Varna band or a lookalike?

Replies: 2

Views: 201
Re: My 5.54 ct sapphire is here. And she is blue!

Absolutely gorgeous! :love: You could look a very long time before ever finding another sapphire with such a fabulous color! I very much like the setting as well! The stone is large enough to stand on it's own with the side baguettes!

by diamondseeker2006

October 19th, 2014, 12:11 pm

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

Topic: My 5.54 ct sapphire is here. And she is blue!

Replies: 90

Views: 1819
Re: 20th anniversary RHR by BGD

What a lovely way to use your mother's diamond! I love side sapphires, too! :appl:

by diamondseeker2006

October 17th, 2014, 11:24 pm

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

Topic: 20th anniversary RHR by BGD

Replies: 47

Views: 1463
Re: My newest

Such a pretty addition to your enviable collection, Madame B! :appl:

by diamondseeker2006

October 17th, 2014, 11:21 pm

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

Topic: My newest

Replies: 36

Views: 1427
Re: 4.7 ctw Tennis Bracelet. Finally here...

It's gorgeous!!! :love: :love: :love: Wow, it looks huge on your tiny wrist, too! I think you chose a great size for your wrist and for everyday as well as more dressy occasions! :appl: I love the 4 prong setting, too!

by diamondseeker2006

October 17th, 2014, 11:19 pm

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

Topic: 4.7 ctw Tennis Bracelet. Finally here...

Replies: 79

Views: 1399