by Miss Confused » Apr 19, 2019 Hi! (If you want to see CADS directly scroll down ) Would love to get all of your wise ladies and gents input on my CADs that I just recieved from David Klass. Getting way too excited as this project has literally taken years. Im terrible at making decisions for something I find important so instead of getting this ring done Ive upgraded studs multiple times, had a 30th bday emerald ring made, a pendant, a rose cut bracelet, etc., really need to learn to stop procrastinating haha Stone details: Sapphire 2.68 carats measuring 7.87 x 7.28mm, it's precision cut recieving a complete overhaul by Dan Stair. Its so hard to describe colours so added quite a few photos below, its a medium blue with a little bit of violet indoors Side stones are two OEC estimated at G/H VS measuring (5.38mm x 5.25/ 3.44) 0.61ct and (5.41mm x 5.38/ 3.69) 0.69ct For the setting I wanted an 8 prong with very pronounced arches that swoop out nearly giving it an octagonal shape when viewing from the top and set on a triwire shank with a small detail. The inspiration pictures I sent David were the ones below, I wanted the arches to come out similarly to the Elsa, but with a side view merging that of the earrings (assume based on the Margot's) and the last ring ( I want the arches and the strutes to be more integrated compared to the earring version) - also sent a few other photos on shank and showing the location of prongs Now for the CADs, first pass and Im really happy (open to see the detail hopefully otherwise Ill put my paint skills to the test haha) Initial thoughts: Overall love it, very close to what I was envisioning Originally planned for the side stones to have 8 prongs each as well, now Im starting to wonder if it will be too busy and better with 6? but think the discrepancy may annoy me.... concerned that once its polished the arches wont protude enough to be visible and give that octagonal shape Im wanting I would like to have the arches dip further down and make it more dramatic What do you guys think? Am I bonkers? Anything else comes to mind?