- Apr 25, 2014
Thank you Karl!Top secret :}
Not really, it happened on PS.
I organically planned on a 40% table but when actually cutting it vs virtual it came out around 34.
I learned from it and can get it better now in virtual.
We thought about opening it up to 40% but a bunch of people loved it as is with the prototype so we went with it.
I believe one has been cut closer to 40% due to some rough material issues. It has the Octavia look and performance just a slightly bigger center section.
It's within my accepted range.
Under roughtly the low 30%s the center becomes to small at 1ct to stand out as 10 miles deep.
If we ever cut a 10ct we would consider going with an even smaller table in the low 20% range.
We treat them as art in how they are made, they are not cookie cutter like if we were making h&a rounds.
They are hand tuned by eye for the brands performance and look.
12mm deep!!10ct is 12x12mm so at 25% ch with the 34% table.
3mm crown height.
At 20% table could be 30% CH and depth would be over 82+ and would have to change pavilion a bit.
3.576mm crown height.
These numbers would change a bit as its optimized for our performance levels which is a several hours to days job. Its close enough for now
We could do a 20% table with the same 25% ch as the 34% table. ~3mm and to much work to model right now.
Looking it over I would likely go for the current design even at 10ct but who can say. :}
Are you going with Bruce Boone (who made kenny's)?Yes!
That’s what I’m basing the channel design on!
I actually contemplated that setting but find myself wanting something with harder, more “architectural” lines to accent the lines of the stone.
I think the Octavia already has hard lines and can work well in a “softer” setting. The RA however seems to have a somewhat softer feel in person, so want to give the setting hard edges.
Thank you for suggesting this!Are you going with Bruce Boone (who made kenny's)?
If you've not already made contact, I think he would be open to creating something special / unique
Thank you for the perspective Kenny!I first wore a platinum Gelin Abaci tension setting.
It was very heavy.
Then I wore a titanium, lighter but my SO's titanium turned darker over the years.
Now I wear cobalt chrome and I prefer how bright it is and stays.
No, I never forgot it was on because of the light weight.
I consider the metal's weight is just personal preference.
With gold or platinum there's less money left over for the diamond.
Some people think a real diamond "deserves" to be set in a precious metal.
I don't think that way.
Don't forget you might also change shape and weight substantially as you get older! and tension settings can't be resized...You’ve definitely made me think twice about precious metals! ...and, truth be told, I don’t know if I’d be willing to suffer the price tag on a custom-made platinum ring that would be worth pennies if I ever decided to sell or change the setting.