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#JOTW 4.02ct blue zircon ring by Jeff Davies

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  1. mochiko42
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    by mochiko42 » Oct 19, 2016
    So Acinom reminded me that I should be a good PSer and start posting my latest projects to the CS forum. :angel: I have a couple other projects in the works but this is the first one to be fully completed. I'm wearing it now! :)

    Heartfelt thanks to Acinom, Niel, arkieb, and DK168 for shepherding me through this project by providing support and advice; and a special shoutout to Niel for her eagle-eyed scrutiny of the CADs! :love:

    ==Back Story==
    I have admired Pandabee's iconic emerald-cut zircon ring for a while now, and although I'm not usually a zircon person, there's something about emerald-cut zircons that just spoke to me. When I saw this zircon listed on Jeff Davies' FB page, I decided to get it! It is a lighter blue than the usual blue zircons but I was specifically looking for a lighter tone. I would say that it has deepened a little after being set.

    I had bought gems from Jeff before but this is the first time I used his bench for the setting. The setting was based on the classic HW 3-stone ring, and Jeff and his bench did a great job! I was particularly impressed by the prong work (especially the prongs for the sidestones).

    Here are the exact instructions and inspiration photo I gave him:
    "3 stone, claw prong, tapered bagette 0.2 ct diamond, low profile, max 2.3mm band width, US ring size 6.75, but with all 14k white gold"

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    The first CAD that he sent was almost perfect, I only asked for a slight adjustment to the placement angle of the baguette sidestones (thanks Niel!) and to show the claw prongs. The second CAD was perfect. Jeff was extremely easy to work with. He's not super verbose so it helps if you have an exact setting / design in mind when you talk to him.

    It is super comfortable to wear and the finish and detailing is excellent considering that the price was extremely reasonable. Communication and turnaround was great, no problems (it took about 5 weeks to confirm the design and make the ring). Jeff sent it by FedEx from Bangkok at 4pm this Monday and it arrived at my door at 11am on Tuesday morning (yesterday), i.e. less than 24 hours! All in all, I'm very pleased with how this ring turned out and will consider Jeff for my future projects.



    ==Specs==
    Center stone: 4.02ct blue zircon, heated, Cambodia, 8.73x7.21x5.56mm
    Setting: 3.55g 14k white gold
    Sidestones: 0.41tcw G VVS diamond, tapered baguettes (4x3mm)
    Size: 6.75
    Shank width: 2.3mm

    Here is the vendor photo of the loose stone:
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    Here are my photos:

    ==Indoor==
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    ==Outdoor==
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  2. arkieb1
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    by arkieb1 » Oct 19, 2016
    Yay!!!!! It turned out beautifully!!!
     
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    by Resonance.Of.Life » Oct 19, 2016
    Holy cannoli the proportions on that ring are SPECTACULAR.
     
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  5. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Oct 19, 2016
    Yay for sharing your beautiful pics and the video here!!!

    Your ring looks amazing on you. Both the stone and the setting radiate such high quality. Jeff Davies should create more stunning settings for PSers.

    Congrats with you lovely new piece and enjoy wearing it Mochiko.
     
  6. missy
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    by missy » Oct 19, 2016
    Wow, gorgeous ring Mochiko. :love: :love: :love:
    Love the Zircon and love the setting. It is perfect! :love:
    Thank you for sharing it with us.
     
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    by theredspinel » Oct 19, 2016
    Yes! Mochiko so happy you're going to be regularly posting your goodies.... so much gorgeousness to come for us :love:

    LOVE this new ring! I love the vibrant blue of the zircon.... you are reminding me how badly I want one... too many wants not enough $$$ :lol:

    Love the setting too, now I also need a setting with vertical baguette sidestones :roll:
     
  8. distracts
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    by distracts » Oct 19, 2016
    This is amazing! It looks perfect!
     
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    by Sagefemme » Oct 19, 2016
    Proportions and color are perfect. I love it!
     
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  11. Arcadian
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    by Arcadian » Oct 19, 2016
    Ooo so pretty! :love: :love: :love: When I saw this ring in the eye candy screen on the home page I wondered who it belonged to!
     
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    by ac117 » Oct 19, 2016
    Absolutely beautiful ring! I usually just lurk and learn in the CS forum but this is just too pretty! :love:
     
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    by SapphireStyle » Oct 19, 2016
    Gorgeous, gorgeous ring! You have excellent taste. I am also really pleased to see and hear about the quality of Jeff's bench. I have been considering a project with him for a while and may jump on board now, having seen this beauty.

    Enjoy your lovely new acquisition!
     
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    by dk168 » Oct 19, 2016
    It's a gorgeous ring, thanks for sharing!

    DK :love: :love: :love:
     
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    Wow. This is fabulous!
     
    


    


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    by OTL » Oct 19, 2016
    Beautiful! Congratulations!
     
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    by Rosebloom » Oct 19, 2016
    Oh my!!!! Amazing!
     
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    by minousbijoux » Oct 19, 2016
    Really stunning. Excellent work all around.
     
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    by maccers » Oct 19, 2016
    I rarely comment in SMTB but wow! I love your ring. Such a lovely setting and that stone really pops. Congratulations!
     
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    by hathalove » Oct 19, 2016
    I want this ring!!!!! It's stunning. Absolutely gorgeous and he proportions are perfect. Man I want to make this!
     
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    by lilmosun » Oct 19, 2016
    Beautiful....I had decided that I didn't want a zircon but seeing this changes my mind :wall:
     
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    by mochiko42 » Oct 20, 2016
    Thanks everyone for the kind comments. The weather is really nice today even though there is supposed to be a typhoon (hurricane) tomorrow, so I managed to get some nicer photos.

    Apologies for the pic overload. I sometimes go overboard and then have to share my excitement! :appl: :bigsmile:

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    by Siameseroo » Oct 20, 2016
    Everything about this ring...from the zircon to the setting and proportions... Is just perfect! Well done :appl:
     
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    by missy » Oct 20, 2016
    Mochiko! Thank you for the extra photos. GORGEOUS ring. :love: :love: :love:

    Hoping that Typhoon doesn't hit you and that it dies down and becomes just gentle breezes. Sending good wishes and safe dust your way!!!
     
  25. by SparkliesLuver » Oct 20, 2016
    What a stunning ring! :appl: :love: Really. It turned out so well. Lovely and classic. Sometimes I'm not sure how to read JD's photos, so thank you for posting that too.
     
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    by motownmama » Oct 20, 2016
    GORGEOUS!!!! Looks so darn pretty in the Mrs Box too - what color!!!!
     
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    by mayday » Oct 20, 2016
    I've never seen prongs like those on the baguettes! What a great detail for a heavenly ring, it looks like the big South Pacific sky. Well done.
     
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    by pearaffair » Oct 20, 2016
    That is DIVINE! I looooooooooove it.
     
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    by Loves Vintage » Oct 20, 2016
    I seriously love this ring. I love how the ends of the baguettes have that little notch taken out. Brings something extra to the classic design. And, the zircon is just stunning!
     
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    Be still, my heart! :love: 1st dibs on it if you ever decide to let go of it one day. :tongue:
     

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