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Anyone make rings for men anymore?

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by LilAlex, Aug 11, 2019 at 9:26 PM.

  1. LilAlex
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    by LilAlex » Aug 11, 2019 at 9:26 PM
    I've sent a few inquiries to some familiar and well-regarded vendors whose work features in a lot of posts here -- but no responses. Anyone have good luck identifying someone US-based to make a simple man's ring (for a simple man =)2)? Just a cab or faceted unheated blue sapphire, bezel-set or flush-mounted in platinum. I had one made locally for a relative a few years ago but was looking to branch out a little. Needs to be custom and I'd need some help sourcing the stone. Thank you!
     
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  2. qubitasaurus
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    by qubitasaurus » Aug 11, 2019 at 11:45 PM
    Some of the ones that are popular here are veey busy and usually dont respond first time you contact them (irrespective of whether its a girls or guys product). I would try recontacting them.
     
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  3. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Aug 12, 2019 at 4:13 AM
    Bruce at Boone Rings is supposed to be responsive, and he has an excellent selection and can customise :)
     
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    by voce » Aug 12, 2019 at 1:08 PM
    You can also try Phil, the shop owner of Alternatives Lapidary on Etsy. He is very responsive and has great customer service, capable of cutting gems but also setting them in custom made settings.
     
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  5. prs
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    by prs » Aug 12, 2019 at 7:15 PM
    If you don't have a stone, what info have you given these jewelers so they can respond to you, and not waste time on somebody who doesn't know what they want?

    Custom jewelers are not necessarily good at sourcing colored stones, you might want to do that first.
     
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  6. AV_
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    by AV_ » Aug 12, 2019 at 7:21 PM
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  7. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Aug 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM
    2nd the idea of Bruce Boone. He's amazing and responds to messages super fast.
     
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    by hobbitfancier55 » Aug 12, 2019 at 9:45 PM
    Diamonds by Lauren has some really nice men’s rings. I’m sure David would work with you on sourcing some specific stones.

    http://www.diamondsbylauren.com/index.php/categories/mens-jewelry
     
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  9. LilAlex
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    by LilAlex » Aug 13, 2019 at 9:02 PM
    Thank you all! Those are great suggestions!

    This Diamonds by Lauren style is kinda the look I'm after, but not diamond and not (nearly) so shiny.

    http://www.diamondsbylauren.com/index.php/jewelry/062ct-y-z-si2-cushion-diamond-ring-r8645

    Not sure if this style needs to be "hammer-set" and would work with a slightly more fragile stone like sapphire or chrysoberyl, but I'll inquire.

    Boone rings offers a nice selection but look a little industrial and "CAD-ish" for me. I was hoping more old-school -- maybe less "masculine." I'm not afraid of a pretty ring!
     
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    by whitewave » Aug 13, 2019 at 9:26 PM
    Chris Ploof? HPD sells his line
     
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