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Advice on side stones please! Looks weird to me...

ftsc

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Hi everyone. Long time lurker here, especially on this thread. Would really appreciate some advice on brilliant cut trapezoids.

I'm trying to get a three stone LG ring made with a radiant as the centre stone. I'm working with Vijay at Ouros and it's his 3rd attempt at cutting trapezoid side stones! (The first two times, inexplicably, step-cut traps were cut instead of brilliant cut...).

This is the attempt at brilliant cut. It looks really strange to me - what are those black arrows??
Vijay has said that the "arrows" will disappear when set. I can't really get my head around this?
Has anyone ever set brilliant trapezoids and do they look like this?

Thank you in advance

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Sprinkles&Stones

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Oh dear. The radiant looks great! The side stones look wonky
 

monipod

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I think he's struggling to get a trap to work with the length of your radiant but not be heavier in carat weight (assuming you've agreed not to spend more than a set value for the sides?) . Would you consider two side stones on either side instead? Like two baguette cuts that taper on one end (I'm sure there's a proper name for the shape?).
 

lucida818

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I am not convinced the arrow will disappear after setting too. None of the trapezoids I saw looked like this.
Just weird.
 

DejaWiz

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Since these pictures are of the diamonds in a lidded viewing box, see if he can place them in some sort of mock-up setting and send you pictures of it in a variety of lighting conditions.

That's going to be a quick and sure-fire way to tell if those chevrons will disappear once they are set.
 

AprilBaby

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I can’t imagine how the chevrons will disappear when set.
 
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