by Bordeaux » Oct 7, 2017 My engagement ring from Caysie (CvB Inspired Design) is finally on my finger! My now fiance proposed in the chapel in the spot where we will be exchanging vows in exactly one year! It was perfect—as is this beautiful ring! The diamond is a 1.7ct J VS2 August Vintage Round (https://www.augustvintageinc.net/) set in platinum with 12 custom-cut French cut side stones. The inspiration ring was a 1920s Art Deco ring but it had a illusion box setting that felt distracting from the center stone. Caysie suggested double claw prongs and away she went on designing this heirloom piece. I echo similar sentiments from others on this forum: Caysie is a pleasure to work with! She is insanely talented and her investment in this project and desire to make us completely thrilled with the final product was so apparent. I will say she did give an underestimate on the timing for ring completion initially saying about 5 weeks from CADs. All in all from originally contacting her to my fiancé having the ring in hand, it was about 10 weeks. The delay was due to the Frenchies needing to be custom cut and her cutter being out of the country for a month in that window. We had mentally prepared for a longer timeline so it didn’t strongly impact our experience with the process but it certainly was a challenge to wait (especially when wedding planning was underway!) Her work is perfection: the milgraining is so dainty and even with the significant amount of geometric metal, it still feels and looks light, refined and elegant. The French cuts really enhance the sparkle of the AVR in ways I couldn’t imagine with the CADs! And don't get my started on the claw prongs!!! It's truly stunning from every angle. I'm not sure how I'll ever stop staring at it constantly!! For the backstory on the AVR, the design of this ring and (many!) pictures of the stone: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/pastel-perfection-1-7-j-vs2-avr.232205/ Stats August Vintage Round AGS 1.708 J VS2 7.45 x 7.49 x 4.97 44% table 66% depth 20.1% crown height Medium culet Negligible Fluorescence Platinum setting, 12 French cut side stones Ring size 6 So without further ado, here is the CvB “Alexandra” ring! More pictures to come!