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#JOTW 4ct cushion in Steven Kirsch halo setting

Boom

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I bought my 2plus carat RB from ERD a few years ago and had it set in a solitaire. Unfortunately, DSS set in soon after especially since the stone was set really low. I also got a little bored with the simple setting and longed for something more blingy.

I worked with Mark of ERD and to be honest, like some other posters had experienced, he was sometimes responsive, sometimes not so much. However, he was very helpful and accommodating throughout this transaction and I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again.

Once I purchased the stone, I contacted Steve Kirsch to make the setting for me. Having had a bad custom experience once, I was very nervous to embark on this one. I exchanged many emails with Steven to hash out the details and not once was he short with me.

A couple of things were particularly important to me that I really wanted to get right this time, the size of the halo, and the airline (or the lack thereof). I wanted to go as small as feasible on the halo, smaller than the original HW setting, bearing in mind that this was not an everyday ring for me. And the airline, well, I just didn’t want one.

I sent Steven a few photos and even though he assured me that he knew what I wanted, with no CAD, I was nervous until the very last minute. I heaved a huge sigh of relief when Steven sent me photos of my ring. It was exactly what I had envisioned. The ring IRL is beautiful and the pavework, just impeccable.

So here are the parts that went into building my 100% hand forged ring.

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tenyearanniversary

Shiny_Rock
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Gorgeous!

How much is the setting if you don't mind me asking? (And if it's not against the rules to say.....)
 

yennyfire

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Holy Mother of Bling! That is gorgeous! You know that we need handshots!
 

March16

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beautiful!! hopefully we will eventually see hand shots :appl:
 

Boom

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My own, taken at home.

The stone is a 4ct, J color. It is as expected, white under certain lighting and creamy in others. I’ve taken a few photos that hopefully shows the color difference. Steven set a CZ in my old solitaire setting. I’d wanted to set a CS but could not find a suitable one. I expect the CZ is a D color. The asscher is an H and the cushion, a J.

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Laila619

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Gorgeous! I love the gallery! :love: What a ring!
 

Mayk

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Your ring is so beautiful.. the pave detail on the basket is the cat's MEOW!!!! This might be my new favorite lust... on SMTB... just beautiful.... :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: =) :love: (had to sneak in just a little envy...)
 

Rhea

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Wow! Nice ring! I love seeing all the photos as the work is done - so cool.
 

Boom

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Thanks everyone! I had some trouble resizing and uploading the photos but I've finally got them all up.
 

tyty333

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Heavenly! Love, love, love it...especially the gallery. Your colored stone ring also made me want to drool!
 

purplesilk

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:love: I'm speechless!!! Both your diamond rings are to die for!!! :love:
THANKS for sharing!!!
 

slg47

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um WOW!!!!! the gallery is amazing. Also thank you for posting pictures of the hand forging process.

truly a beautiful piece :love:
 

ame

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*DIES* THAT. IS. AMAZING. I absolutley LOVE that basket!
 

SC86

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I saw this ring in person while in Steven's office about a month ago and I can attest to its beauty. The basket is so unique and the stone is breath-taking! I saw it with only half of the pave in place, and I was hoping it belonged to a PSer who would show it off when done!! Lucky us! :appl:

Edit: What are the stats on that lovely stone?!
 

mrssalvo

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It is beyond gorgeous!! You have a beautiful collection...
 

coati

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hehe no worries about DSS now! It's gorgeous! I'd love to see more pics. It's stunning on you.
 

cmarie

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That is jaw-droppingly gorgeous!!! Absolutely stunning. Thanks so much for posting it -- I vote for more handshots!!

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manderz

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Amazing! Thanks for sharing your process. I think that the pictures while it's being made are just so cool. Your ring is BEAUTIFUL, too :)
 
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