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Re: 22k gold for careful everyday ring. MoZo, I need pics!

Movie Zombie- so just for clarification, are you saying a 2mm 22kt plain ring would NOT hold up well as a wedding ring worn at least 50% of the time?

I love the richer color of the higher karat gold and was thinking of getting a 2mm 22kt gold ring, but perhaps not a good idea in this width?

by Logan Sapphire

April 24th, 2014, 10:32 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 22k gold for careful everyday ring. MoZo, I need pics!

Replies: 12

Views: 317
Re: show me cads and finished product

I'd say the shank in my CADs were much thicker in real life (2mm). And the millgraining is softer as that aspect is hand done Yeah, I forgot to add that so thanks. You're exactly right- the milgrain is much more delicate in real life, which is how I wanted it. Btw, Niel, I really like your five sto...

by Logan Sapphire

April 23rd, 2014, 5:58 pm

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

Topic: show me cads and finished product

Replies: 37

Views: 860
Re: show me cads and finished product

I'd say the shank in my CADs were much thicker in real life (2mm).

by Logan Sapphire

April 23rd, 2014, 11:27 am

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

Topic: show me cads and finished product

Replies: 37

Views: 860
Re: Change of plans! My new ERD Ering!! Or RHR? :)

Both of your rings are amazingly beautiful! Congratulations! ERD is hitting some home runs here lately.

by Logan Sapphire

April 21st, 2014, 5:36 am

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

Topic: Change of plans! My new ERD Ering!! Or RHR? :)

Replies: 26

Views: 868
Re: Best booster seat for tall five year old?

How tall is he? Just curious because my son turned 4 on April 11 and has a Radian, so I'm wondering at what he might outgrow that seat. He's 43" with a long torso and I estimate he has about 2 more years in the Radian given that torsos are supposed to grow an inch a year. He also has a Britax F...

by Logan Sapphire

April 20th, 2014, 1:36 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Best booster seat for tall five year old?

Replies: 4

Views: 117
Re: Second guessing my ring design. Please help!

It's going to be beautiful! I have a similar ring and it's very comfortable to wear. What are the sizes of your center stones again?

by Logan Sapphire

April 20th, 2014, 4:41 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Second guessing my ring design. Please help!

Replies: 19

Views: 738
Re: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Chrono- you nailed it on the head! I don't know why I couldn't articulate it just like you did! And yes, you're right- I do have small fingers, which has made selling rings very difficult for me. I wonder if a jeweler would take the setting/diamonds for scrap? Do you think it's worth getting the sto...

by Logan Sapphire

April 17th, 2014, 9:03 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Replies: 27

Views: 374
Re: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Yes, he can make it more squarish but you will need a new setting. Are you all right with that? Also with more weight loss due to the change in shape, there is a higher risk of colour alteration in a negative way. Colour zoning might become more apparent or the sapphire becomes less blue (more gray...

by Logan Sapphire

April 17th, 2014, 8:43 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Replies: 27

Views: 374
Re: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Thanks for the translation, Chrono!!! Is is possible for him to radically transform the stone from the rectangular shape to a more squarish shape? I know it would lose a lot of weight...

by Logan Sapphire

April 17th, 2014, 7:45 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Replies: 27

Views: 374
Re: Best person to recut a sapphire?

OK, let me see if I can do this. I mentioned my main concern was the window. It's not huge, but it's there: If window is slight, and not completely the size of the table, then likely enough bulk available to lay in a dozen or so new facets on the pavilion at proper angles to get rid of the window. T...

by Logan Sapphire

April 17th, 2014, 6:26 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Replies: 27

Views: 374
Re: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Jerry and I have already exchanged several emails, in which he explained a lot (not that I understood a word of what he said). He was very responsive and nice- now I just have to figure out the best course of action, as the stone is in a halo that's being consigned with my local jeweler. I haven't h...

by Logan Sapphire

April 17th, 2014, 5:52 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Replies: 27

Views: 374
Re: Best person to recut a sapphire?

I just sent him an email with some pictures; can't wait to see his reply!

by Logan Sapphire

April 16th, 2014, 10:57 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Replies: 27

Views: 374
Re: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Wow, sign me up! Beautiful makeovers! Are you talking a couple hundred dollars in general or more like in the thousands? My sapphire is a light ceylon blue stone- I'm not a huge fan of the color but my husband really likes it. I'm hoping a recut can get it into fighting shape to where we both like i...

by Logan Sapphire

April 16th, 2014, 8:55 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Replies: 27

Views: 374
Re: Best person to recut a sapphire?

I just asked this question, everyone seems to recommend Jerry Newman. He did a wonderful job on a 2+ct. Montana sapphire that had a huge window. Took him about a week. Send him an email with your problem and the measurements of your stone. He will tell you if he thinks it's a candidate for a recut....

by Logan Sapphire

April 16th, 2014, 7:45 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Replies: 27

Views: 374
Best person to recut a sapphire?

Can anyone recommend someone to at least begin discussions with to see if my sapphire is a good candidate for a recut?

Thanks!

by Logan Sapphire

April 16th, 2014, 7:38 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Replies: 27

Views: 374
Re: ERD ring is done!

A real life perspective, as well as a car mirror shot.

by Logan Sapphire

April 13th, 2014, 3:22 pm

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

Topic: ERD ring is done!

Replies: 48

Views: 1512
Re: Congrats to Laila619 on reaching 10,000 posts!!!

Congratulations Laila! I've always enjoyed your kind and level-headed posts. Hope you're still enjoying your new rings.

by Logan Sapphire

April 11th, 2014, 12:57 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Congrats to Laila619 on reaching 10,000 posts!!!

Replies: 41

Views: 417
Re: What CS for this setting?

WOW! I love that! Congrats and you be must on edge waiting to receive it!

by Logan Sapphire

April 11th, 2014, 12:11 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What CS for this setting?

Replies: 24

Views: 412
Re: What CS for this setting?

I'd be open to any and all colors, including Montana sapphires or even back to my original interest of blue sapphires. I'm not sure why the 2 blue sapphires I had didn't do it for me in that setting- maybe they were too big (is there such a thing??) and looked out of balance in that setting. SMC- be...

by Logan Sapphire

April 11th, 2014, 12:02 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What CS for this setting?

Replies: 24

Views: 412
Re: ERD ring is done!

One showing my ering and new ring.

by Logan Sapphire

April 10th, 2014, 8:24 am

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

Topic: ERD ring is done!

Replies: 48

Views: 1512
Re: ERD ring is done!

Thanks, everyone! I'm loving it more and more. I can't get over how comfortable it is to wear, particularly since the there's a bit of diamond overhang onto my other fingers. I don't feel a thing- maybe because the difference is more subtle between the shank and the height of that last diamond. I'd ...

by Logan Sapphire

April 10th, 2014, 5:59 am

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

Topic: ERD ring is done!

Replies: 48

Views: 1512
Re: ERD ring is done!

Comparison with my ering.

by Logan Sapphire

April 9th, 2014, 10:42 am

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

Topic: ERD ring is done!

Replies: 48

Views: 1512
ERD ring is done!

This is my new right hand ring! It's a graduated OEC five stone in platinum. I asked for a thin shank (I think it's 2mm) and for the stones to be very low-set. I used a few rings people here posted as well as various antique jewelry sites as inspirations with some modifications of my own. I'd waffle...

by Logan Sapphire

April 9th, 2014, 10:37 am

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

Topic: ERD ring is done!

Replies: 48

Views: 1512

by Logan Sapphire

April 9th, 2014, 8:58 am

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

Topic: Under 1ct diamonds

Replies: 2126

Views: 582184
Re: Under 1ct diamonds

Here's my new RHR- graduated 5 stone OECs. I had asked for the ring to be very low-set, and ERD nailed it. The stones are 5.3mm, 4mm, and 3mm.

by Logan Sapphire

April 9th, 2014, 8:56 am

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

Topic: Under 1ct diamonds

Replies: 2126

Views: 582184
Re: If you were to go "belly up" tomorrow ...

It would go to my children and my twin sister- the wedding/ering would be saved for my kids and then my sister could pick something sentimental for herself. I don't think I'd want my ering/wedding ring to go to my son, though, as I wouldn't want him to give it to his wife and then during a breakup, ...

by Logan Sapphire

April 8th, 2014, 8:59 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: If you were to go "belly up" tomorrow ...

Replies: 38

Views: 694
Re: What CS for this setting?

The problem is the colour at the size-point, rather than price-point. The smaller the gem, the more likely the colour will not be as good because there is not much material for the light to pass through. It is easier to find well coloured gems in the 1 ct to 2 ct range, rather than 0.7 ct range. An...

by Logan Sapphire

April 7th, 2014, 8:33 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What CS for this setting?

Replies: 24

Views: 412
Re: What CS for this setting?

No matching band, so no worries there.

I'm open to any and all colors! Do you think aquamarine would look too light for my price point? It's both my husband's and my birthstone, so there's always that appeal.

by Logan Sapphire

April 7th, 2014, 7:15 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What CS for this setting?

Replies: 24

Views: 412
Re: What CS for this setting?

It might be possible, per my jeweler.

by Logan Sapphire

April 7th, 2014, 6:50 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What CS for this setting?

Replies: 24

Views: 412
Re: What CS for this setting?

Sorry- I know the pics aren't great. It's 18kt white gold, I believe. It probably needs to be replated...

Yeah, it would be occasional wear so I would think around $200-$300 would be palatable to the bank account! Is that too low??

by Logan Sapphire

April 7th, 2014, 6:47 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What CS for this setting?

Replies: 24

Views: 412