- Sep 20, 2008
Ditto Linda. Where is the setting from?Date: 3/17/2009 12:03:48 AM
Author: Linda W
OK honest opinion for what mine is worth ha. I don''t care for yellow diamonds in rose gold, now that is just me.
They are beautiful diamonds though.
Soft, soft.Date: 3/17/2009 12:53:10 AM
TL, I hate to be negative but on this occasion it doesn''t float my boat hon. Is that setting 18K? I think you are creative enough to come up with a better combo. I''m guessing a green gold setting would have to be a custom job and then you''d be stuck with it, but I think the gold needs to recede more than this rose gold version does.
Ma Rae,Date: 3/17/2009 4:15:57 AM
Author: ma re
I have to say nay too. Those diamonds deserve something better, and if you''d like to use all three in the same piece, I think going custom is probably your only option. In order to achieve balance and symmetry in a piece that holds three different stones, you can do something like:
- ''stack'' them on one another (like THIS), with the darkest being on the bottom, and the lightest being on top, with the medium one being in the middle off course
- set each of them in a different color of gold - example, the brown one in the middle in rose gold, bright yellow in yellow gold on one side, light yellow in white gold on the other, with either a rose gold or a three tone shank (maybe even mokume-gane)
- set them in a crossover ring (like THIS), with colors graduating from lightest to darkest.
Those are some of my ideas.
SCN,Date: 3/17/2009 9:06:01 AM
TL-normally I love color, but for some reason I don''t think that the RG is making anyone of the stones POP. Which is funny because I actually love RG and yellow diamonds together. I''m leaning that way for my FDY RB.
What a fun project, can''t wait to see how you set your lovelies
I should note that the yellow diamonds are green as well. They''re greenish yellow diamonds, and not strictly yellow.Date: 3/17/2009 8:54:32 AM
I don''t love it, the yellow diamonds are taking on a greenish cast. Did you try 18k yellow gold?
It is fun to experiment!Date: 3/17/2009 9:47:14 AM
Date: 3/17/2009 9:06:01 AM
TL-normally I love color, but for some reason I don't think that the RG is making anyone of the stones POP. Which is funny because I actually love RG and yellow diamonds together. I'm leaning that way for my FDY RB.
What a fun project, can't wait to see how you set your lovelies
I just think the rose gold on this ring is dull and lifeless as well and the polish isn't very good. I'm going to return it, but I just wanted to see how the diamonds would do in rose gold, so it was like an experiment. It's like comparing a yugo to a mercedes after you just posted your gorgeous setting. BTW, I had thought you were going to use another setting for your fluorescent FGY diamond. Well, in any case, this one is gorgeous as well.
I just went weak at the knees looking at yours.
Date: 3/17/2009 10:03:19 AM
I also noticed that your rose gold is more pink/purple, and mine is more coppery. That also has a lot to do with it I''m sure.
I worry about the plating gettng removed though. I love your ring, do you mind sharing where you got the setting from?Date: 3/17/2009 10:39:38 AM
You can have the setting plated/dipped in a different RG alloy. I had that done with one of my other rings and it turned out a really lovely shade of pinkish RG(it was an 18kt RG alloy-but I know that they are all a little different, so you might ask to see what that specific jewelers RG looks like first).
Date: 3/17/2009 10:16:40 AM
What are the colors of the diamonds? I have often seen pink diamonds in rose gold, yellow in yellow gold. The few green diamonds I have seen, the one I have, one in harvey nichols London, one in Rome were set in platinum. Blue diamonds are also mostly set in white. It''s amazing what the right combo will do to punch the color up a notch!