shape
carat
color
clarity

6.5ct light yellow diamond project- Two ways use jewelry? Ring and pendant

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by diamondnewbieny, May 26, 2019.

  1. diamondnewbieny
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2018
    by diamondnewbieny » May 26, 2019
    I recently had purchased this amazing 6.5ct radiant light yellow diamond from Diamond By Lauren, and I am super excited about working on the setting project!

    I came across an idea from a jeweler in Hong Kong where they can use the ring 2 ways. What do you think of this idea? Will the ring look strange?

    I personally find the ring setting or custom made ring to be too expensive in United States. because I would rather spend that kind of money in the center stone. (I am cheap that way):P2 I am thinking in the U.S. will cost anything from $7K to $10K. Anyone have custom made their ring and tell me if I am correct in the estimate?

    It doesn’t make sense to me to spend that kind of money on the setting, and down the road I might reset it and the setting does not worth much anymore.

    Therefore I am planning to have someone custom make it in Hong Kong, which I know is much cheaper, I had done this before with my 2.5ct ACA.

    This is my vision of how my ring should look like.
    8D8C1C54-6038-4266-92DD-7C8C6C42BA39.jpeg
    D5DF3F9B-4FFB-439B-BC61-AA824D9D6A31.jpeg

    And here are some picture of how they can make it into 2 ways use.

    F86BD084-5300-4641-9CD8-0DA9BABC7492.jpeg 5CDD172C-0613-4F4F-904E-261CB6725F56.jpeg 05B6EE90-4AA7-4942-8BDB-43E4862A83F0.jpeg 85896AA0-DBEF-4976-B083-045A43BDFFE4.jpeg FB78CB67-79B8-461A-A2AD-8EF3F656BB6A.jpeg
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2019
    joelly, dk168, bling_dream19 and 2 others like this.
    


    


  2. DAF
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    323
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    by DAF » May 26, 2019
    I LOVE the idea of a ringdant! I really want one. A specific someone on here in Trade had advised multiple times against it.
     
    lovedogs likes this.
  3. diamondnewbieny
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2018
    by diamondnewbieny » May 26, 2019
    Oh what is the reason this person advised against it? I would really want to find out.
     
  4. DAF
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    323
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    by DAF » May 26, 2019
    @Rockdiamond, care to chime in?
     
    


    


  5. Rockdiamond
    Ideal_Rock
    Trade

    Messages:
    7,615
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2009
    by Rockdiamond » May 26, 2019
    Thank you Daf!
    The reason I generally advise against convertible designs is that a ring needs to be very strong. A person uses their hands all day long. Even if a person is not doing hard work, the ring will be exposed to stresses doing everyday things, like opening a door. When designing a ring to have a removable top there are mechanical compromises necessary. This means it won't be as strong as a ring without the hinging mechanism. That's why I am generally against "Ring-dants"
     
  6. DAF
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    323
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    by DAF » May 26, 2019
    So, in your case, your diamond is much bigger. Additionally, when you add the surrounding white diamonds, which won't be small, you run the chance of a very substantial monetary loss if the top of the ring comes off and is lost. I do love your design idea.

    I also wonder if the whole ring would be insurable given the convertibility. Please check into this before you choose to proceed.
     
  7. lovedogs
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    7,734
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    by lovedogs » May 26, 2019
    I have a "ring-dant" and I love it!!!!!
     
  8. diamondnewbieny
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2018
    by diamondnewbieny » May 26, 2019
    Do you mind sharing how it looks like at the bottom where it connect to the ring?
     
  9. cokitty
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,200
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    lovedogs likes this.
  10. diamondnewbieny
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2018
    by diamondnewbieny » May 26, 2019
    Thank you so much for letting me know! I did leave a comment, hopefully she comes back to PS and see my comment.
     
    


    


  11. lovedogs
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    7,734
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
  12. lovedogs
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    7,734
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
  13. Rockdiamond
    Ideal_Rock
    Trade

    Messages:
    7,615
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2009
    by Rockdiamond » May 27, 2019
    @lovedogs OMG What a gorgeous piece!!
    Please don't take ny comments as any sort of dis!!!
    The truth is I've never seen one fail myself- but like your hubby, the idea scares me.
     
    lovedogs and Asscherhalo_lover like this.
  14. diamondnewbieny
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2018
    lovedogs likes this.
  15. diamondnewbieny
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2018
    by diamondnewbieny » May 27, 2019
    It is a very scary thought! But the convertible is so tempting. Decision decision...
     
    


    


  16. dk168
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    4,446
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2013
    by dk168 » May 27, 2019
    I LOVE anything convertible, especially ring-pendant.

    The designs will be quite ornate, and the rings will not suit for daily wear, more special occasion pieces.

    I would like my larger and better CSs to be set in ring-pendant designs.

    I have seen a ring-pendant piece listed in the past in the shop of the eBay setting vendor in China that I use, therefore I know they are capable in making such pieces for me.

    Just need to find pennies for them as they will be quite costly. Good job I do not have to fork out for the centre stones!

    DK :))
     
    diamondnewbieny and lovedogs like this.
  17. Rockdiamond
    Ideal_Rock
    Trade

    Messages:
    7,615
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2009
    by Rockdiamond » May 27, 2019
    To my knowledge they are made in the far east. The thought that it would be a " special occasion" piece makes sense to me. Although I've never seen one fail, I've seen more regular rings get damaged than I can count, over the years. Part of our customer service is taking care of rings long term- which is another reason they scare me.
     
  18. lovedogs
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    7,734
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    by lovedogs » May 27, 2019
    You're welcome!!

    @Rockdiamond no offense taken at all! I definitely understand the fear of it falling off as a ring! My thought process was that this was a very fancy piece that I won't be able to wear every day (sadly!), So making it into 2 options would allow me to wear it more . Mine definitely looks less huge/fancy as a pendant, so I feel like I can wear it that way more often. But i definitely wouldn't feel comfortable changing it from ring to pendant daily, since I don't want to stress the convertible part more than necessary.
     
    diamondnewbieny and Rockdiamond like this.
  19. diamondnewbieny
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2018
    by diamondnewbieny » May 27, 2019
    @diamondseeker2006 I am responding to you on this thread because I decided to creat a new thread about the setting project here.

    You have brought up a few good point to me that I need to consider seriously. I am not sure if I really want to have a cocktail ring... so I need to explore my options.

    For my life style a cocktail ring might not suit me. I recently became a stay at home mom with two young children. Therefore no more work parties, no more important meetings. I am not sure how often I get to use the cocktail ring. That is also the reason why I wanted the convertible idea so I can use it more as a pendant.

    I do feel that the simple halo design is the most versatile and I would be able to wear all the time, but on the other hand I feel it’s too common. I need to take a step back and see what I really want.
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2019
  20. diamondnewbieny
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2018
    Last edited: May 27, 2019
  21. diamondnewbieny
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2018
    by diamondnewbieny » May 29, 2019
    A549276F-342D-497B-8CDD-9A433EE81CB0.jpeg

    Silly me attempting to draw out my idea.:lol-2:
    This actually help me visualize better.

    If I want to make a ringdant, then I would want duet halo, but if I am just make it into a ring, this is what I would like. This would also be a ring that I can wear more often.

    Idea #1.
    I don’t want my ring to look too much of a pointy corners, and I don’t want my ring to look too much of a round cluster ring, maybe more like an oval shape cluster ring. I don’t know if this idea would work by just increase the size of the melee on the top and bottom.

    Idea #2
    I don’t want a duet halo, but didn’t want the ring to be too simple, so maybe hidden Pavé on the bottom would work. Maybe half pointer melee?

    Idea #3
    For the ring band, I am not sure if I should go with the cathedral style or not.:confused:
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2019
  22. joelly
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,308
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
    by joelly » May 29, 2019
    Wow :geek2: I do love the idea of a ringdant. I hope you can find a jeweler who will secure the ring so you don’t lose it. I really love the setting with the white diamond surrounding the yellow stone. Just gorgeous! :dance:
     

Share This Page