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Chunky moissanite cushion and Daniel M project

MMtwo

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I'm starting a new project with Daniel M to make a setting for this pretty moissanite OMC cushion I bought on LT several months ago. It's a 7.5 x 7.5 (approx 2 ct?) G-H stone. It shows a Maltese cross in some lighting. Not a disco ball stone, the dispersion is more diamondlike. It surprises me how much variety is apparent in moissanites. I have had others that had an unpleasant plastic appearance.

Dan is going to create a double claw yellow gold knife edge setting. Another gold solitaire. I wear the .82 yellow gold solitaire more than my 1+ ct old OMC platinum halo. I think I am a solitaire girl at heart.
I sent an inspiration picture with a tulip/lotus type basket for a start, but it did not have double prongs or a knife edge.

This is fun - I can't wait to see what he cooks up. I will definitely need help with cads - I don't know how to read them.

Edit: I hate when I stop and start a post a few times and repeat myself like a parrot, then drop down a paragraph and start over. I am not day drinking.

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Looks like your project will turn out amazingly! That stone looks so beautiful!
 

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Looks like your project will turn out amazingly! That stone looks so beautiful!
Thanks MeowMeow. I've heard so much good about Daniel M. He was delightful to chat with and very helpful so far.
 

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I'm starting a new project with Daniel M to make a setting for this pretty moissanite OMC cushion I bought on LT several months ago. It's a 7.5 x 7.5 (approx 2 ct?) G-H stone. It shows a Maltese cross in some lighting. Not a disco ball stone, the dispersion is more diamondlike. It surprises me how much variety is apparent in moissanites. I have had others that had an unpleasant plastic appearance.

Dan is going to create a double claw yellow gold knife edge setting. Another gold solitaire. I wear the .82 yellow gold solitaire more than my 1+ ct old OMC platinum halo. I think I am a solitaire girl at heart.
I sent an inspiration picture with a tulip/lotus type basket for a start, but it did not have double prongs or a knife edge.

This is fun - I can't wait to see what he cooks up. I will definitely need help with cads - I don't know how to read them.

Edit: I hate when I stop and start a post a few times and repeat myself like a parrot, then drop down a paragraph and start over. I am not day drinking.

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Lovely! A very special stone!
 

MMtwo

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Wow, I love the prongs and the way they are hugging the stone.
Thanks Tartansparkles - One of the things I love about a solitaire is the triangular shape from the base. That "ringpop" silhouette is so feminine. I also have a huge love of a clean knife edge band. I look forward to see this ring!

I am thrilled with Daniel M on etsy. He is a careful listener and translator of wishes.
 

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A very exciting project, can't wait to see the ring. I myself am thinking of having my next ring being done with Daniel M.
 

MMtwo

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A very exciting project, can't wait to see the ring. I myself am thinking of having my next ring being done with Daniel M.
He is so intent in his understanding the project and the "feel". He had these CADS back super quick and he invited feedback to tweak anything I wanted. I'm very happy with his service and have enjoyed seeing his finished projects for others.

I look forward to seeing your ring project, Musia.
 

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really pretty facets on that stone - and lovely designs!

I will echo your experience Daniel M - he has been such a pleasure to work with so far! I have two pendants being made now and it's been such smooth sailing and then some

So excited to see how this turns out for you!
 

MMtwo

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really pretty facets on that stone - and lovely designs!

I will echo your experience Daniel M - he has been such a pleasure to work with so far! I have two pendants being made now and it's been such smooth sailing and then some

So excited to see how this turns out for you!
Thanks @Cerulean ...How exciting, I'd love to see the pendants when they are done. I'm happy your experience has been similar.

I should add: he doesnt know about this thread.
 

Austina

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That’s gorgeous!
 

MMtwo

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Thanks ladies! I will be sure to share pictures when it comes.
 

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And another picture :). Hubby and I were looking at it and noticed this has a glassier look than diamond. I am wondering if that's a moissy thing, a larger stone thing, or is it a slightly leaky stone? Just nerding out - if anyone knows?


MeowMeow - THANK YOU :) Hey, not too expensive - you can join me :)
 

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It’s beautiful! I love the faceting and the classic setting and band. Gorgeous. Enjoy!
 

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20201113_133540.jpg

And another picture :). Hubby and I were looking at it and noticed this has a glassier look than diamond. I am wondering if that's a moissy thing, a larger stone thing, or is it a slightly leaky stone? Just nerding out - if anyone knows?


MeowMeow - THANK YOU :) Hey, not too expensive - you can join me :)
Haha I will eventually >.< a French cut moissanite band is still a dream of mine.

For your question though my experience with looking at larger moissy IS that it looks less diamond like to me :( Especially in round shapes. I found that cushions up to 7.5 still looked good to me. Anything above it seemed funky. The limit was 7mm with round moissanite :/ Your cushion still looks pretty to me though!! Could it be the patterning?
 

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20201113_133540.jpg

And another picture :). Hubby and I were looking at it and noticed this has a glassier look than diamond. I am wondering if that's a moissy thing, a larger stone thing, or is it a slightly leaky stone? Just nerding out - if anyone knows?


MeowMeow - THANK YOU :) Hey, not too expensive - you can join me :)
I had a rose cut moissy in a CvB ring once that was kind of glassy. It was from Harro, I think. I tend to think that once they get to a certain size and in certain cuts, they can look glassier than a diamond. That's why I think that it is more of a substitute, rather than an alternative. They perform and look differently to me. I prefer moissy for earrings.

So, that said I don't think that what your stone is doing is unusual.
 

MMtwo

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Thanks everyone for the kind comments!

Haha I will eventually >.< a French cut moissanite band is still a dream of mine.

For your question though my experience with looking at larger moissy IS that it looks less diamond like to me :( Especially in round shapes. I found that cushions up to 7.5 still looked good to me. Anything above it seemed funky. The limit was 7mm with round moissanite :/ Your cushion still looks pretty to me though!! Could it be the patterning?
This is 7.5, so right on the cusp. Thank you. Yes, it could be the patterning. It only shows sometimes and is not objectionable, just different.

I had a rose cut moissy in a CvB ring once that was kind of glassy. It was from Harro, I think. I tend to think that once they get to a certain size and in certain cuts, they can look glassier than a diamond. That's why I think that it is more of a substitute, rather than an alternative. They perform and look differently to me. I prefer moissy for earrings.

So, that said I don't think that what your stone is doing is unusual.
Thanks elizat. It seems that your experience along with meow-meow's helps me to understand it is just part of owning a moissy. CvB...how dreamy! I'm a huge fan.
 

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Thanks everyone for the kind comments!



This is 7.5, so right on the cusp. Thank you. Yes, it could be the patterning. It only shows sometimes and is not objectionable, just different.



Thanks elizat. It seems that your experience along with meow-meow's helps me to understand it is just part of owning a moissy. CvB...how dreamy! I'm a huge fan.
I'm just so glad you still like it! I think moissanite is such a pretty stone too!
 

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I'm just so glad you still like it! I think moissanite is such a pretty stone too!
I still do think it is pretty.I appreciate your thoughts. I bet that is why so many get a moissy and turn around and sell it. It is not exactly like a diamond.
 
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Thanks everyone for the kind comments!



This is 7.5, so right on the cusp. Thank you. Yes, it could be the patterning. It only shows sometimes and is not objectionable, just different.



Thanks elizat. It seems that your experience along with meow-meow's helps me to understand it is just part of owning a moissy. CvB...how dreamy! I'm a huge fan.
I own a 9mm unenhanced round moissy & it has never looked glassy IMG_3101.JPG
 
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