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3.11 fancy gray diamond. Setting ideas?!

MakingTheGrade

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It’s been a tough Monday but this was certainly a nice pick me up!

3.11 GIA fancy gray diamond. Bought from JA who rated it “ideal” cut.

Would love ideas and inspirations for pendant/brooch designs! It’s a bit too big for a ring for me and I already have my daily wear bracelets..

Will take nicer pics later but too excited not to share a few now :)

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I LOVE IT!!! Whatever design you choose, I pick black rhodium, at least around the center diamond, to bring out the steeliness.
 

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It's very cool! Of course I love the idea of a brooch!
 

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Gosh, It’s really beautiful and big! I kinda like it in the bezel (personal bias). I might add milgrain and make it a stationary shorter choker, that looks so current and edgy (and you’re cool) and keeps it close when you’re with patients. I wish my Drs had beautiful bling to ogle. :lol: I also love the idea of rhodium colored metalwork too. Can’t wait to see what you do with Grey!
 

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I’m speechless!!! It’s so HUGE and beautiful!!! I love it layered the way you have it with Beau’s paw pendant...An engraved bezel would look beautiful too...Your idea of a combo brooch/pendant would give you more wear..OMG DF03FE74-4255-4E13-B745-8515B7286FA4.gif
 

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Whatta COUP!

I would wish for a softer shaped bezel (attached this way? WWW), maybe - maybe finished to point out the gray, but the current 'pipe' suits the colour.
 

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The diamond is much bigger than I thought it’d be. Having trouble figuring out designs. Lol
It would be awesome in an Art Deco design but I don't know if you like that style.

I could see it in the middle of something like this...
 

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So.... the chain is quite delicate and it got caught on my bangle and snapped :/

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But I have lots of wiring wrapping stuff so I made a temp loop since the setting is so open so I can still wear it until I can ship it back for repairs.

I like how it looks much better on a longer chain.
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Frankly, it is not too big for a ring, but I woudl do that kind of necklace with some gunmetal involved - I am possibly too fond of this black iron, but just about any way too - the fealty dark sets off anything splendindly.

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Frankly, it is not too big for a ring, but I woudl do that kind of necklace with some gunmetal involved - I am possibly too fond of this black iron, but just about any way too - the fealty dark sets off anything splendindly.

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Oh I just meant too big for my tastes on me. I feel like rounds this size makes my chubby hands look chubbier!
 
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I am not seeing what you are seeing. It fits.

I'd do something like the Elipse by Cartier (I only like that kind of ring; - digressing: Boone has an 'elipse' & plays with grayer metals)
 

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more digression: likely an original 1920s version of the mentioned necklace - www , there are few around for reference
 

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Oh I just meant too big for my tastes on me. I feel like rounds this size makes my chubby hands look chubbier!
tut tut
you have lovelly hands

i adore your grey dismond and can't wait to see what you do with it
...a small piece of me with 1980s remnants, wants to see it it rose gold

but i like the ideas mentioned above about black rhodium
 

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So.... the chain is quite delicate and it got caught on my bangle and snapped :/

D7CDFCB4-3E07-4A23-9065-EEA922A56CDC.jpeg

But I have lots of wiring wrapping stuff so I made a temp loop since the setting is so open so I can still wear it until I can ship it back for repairs.

I like how it looks much better on a longer chain.
AEA0A869-4DC6-4F93-9C91-FA77802FBD29.jpeg
I was going to say have it as a choker but I love how it looks on a long chain. You just need something more sturdy that isn't going to snap whilst you wait on a final design idea. Some sort of necklace or some sort of shawl pin or coat pin sounds like it could be awesome.

Also regarding long chains, be slightly careful... I had some long chains and I lost them. Couldn't find them... Looked everywhere. A few years later (literally) a rarely worn dress for special occasions came out of my wardrobe and out fell the chains... They'd clearly come right over my head with the clothing and I hadn't noticed. I'd only worn it briefly so it hadn't gone into the wash... Probably not a bad thing...!
 

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So.... the chain is quite delicate and it got caught on my bangle and snapped :/

D7CDFCB4-3E07-4A23-9065-EEA922A56CDC.jpeg

But I have lots of wiring wrapping stuff so I made a temp loop since the setting is so open so I can still wear it until I can ship it back for repairs.

I like how it looks much better on a longer chain.
AEA0A869-4DC6-4F93-9C91-FA77802FBD29.jpeg
No! Did they provide the chain? It’s probably because it’s so huge and heavy..lol
 

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I was going to say have it as a choker but I love how it looks on a long chain. You just need something more sturdy that isn't going to snap whilst you wait on a final design idea. Some sort of necklace or some sort of shawl pin or coat pin sounds like it could be awesome.

Also regarding long chains, be slightly careful... I had some long chains and I lost them. Couldn't find them... Looked everywhere. A few years later (literally) a rarely worn dress for special occasions came out of my wardrobe and out fell the chains... They'd clearly come right over my head with the clothing and I hadn't noticed. I'd only worn it briefly so it hadn't gone into the wash... Probably not a bad thing...!
Oh don’t worry this chain doesn’t fit over my very big head lol.

Because if the size I think it’d make for an awesome pin/pendant convertible. The trick is finding the right size balance that would work for both!

I found this example from Lang

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