This will be the stone going in the halo - I wanted to use the dark green tourmaline for it but was worried when so many people mentioned how much darker it would be with bezeling - I just love bezels! Also @swaye2010 I would be interested in seeing that simplified CAD you mentioned that was similar to your aqua ring
So the question - yellow gold or white gold?? Or yellow bezel with white gold ring?? It was going to be yellow with the dark green, but with this one I don't know.
Wow! Such a gorgeous color. It will darken a little when it is in a bezel but I still think this is light enough that it won’t go too dark. I think it would be lovely with a yellow gold inner bezel and white gold or platinum for the rest of the setting.
I am working on my CAD right now for mine. I am almost there and trying to make it look a little different then the aqua one. I went as high as 1.8mm on the bezel but I think I might come back down to 1.6. I added baguettes on the corners and designed a flowe underneath with marquise’s and a ruby and diamond cuff. I really wanted to pump up the sparkle.
Here is the simplified CAD for my ring. It wasn’t that expensive considering it is still quite a bit of gold weight. You can get a quote from my jeweler at Debebian’s (Sam). I would give him a call on the phone. He can ship anywhere you are from LA.
*Note - My halo stones are 1.3 but this one is 1.5mm.
Yeah - if you are starting with that color, it is mostly likely is going to be pretty dark in a bezel. You can expect 1-2 shades. That is what happened with my aqua. It goes even darker with the navy sapphire and green’s. Do you have an idea of what you want to do?
I also asked him for some high quality oval sapphire’s from him. I have a 5 carat natural stone but it doesn’t sparkle enough for me. I am going to save it and do a Princess Di setting at some point. I went for the lighter blue. The medium blue can even get dark at some points.
I think the only way to do a bezel it to keep two sides open. You might be able to do something like the Signature Antique that everyone has a version of now. A simple pave ring with pave is also perfect for something like this
I had to go back and look at the mint one. That is gorgeous! It is the perfect cut for a bezel because of the color. Are you doing a halo or just keeping it plain? I did a split color band and then engraved and did black rhodium plating on the yellow gold. I have a feeling you are going for a modern look here though.
As you can see on my ring above, the sapphire is just too dark for this setting. I just did a station necklace with purplish/blue sapphire’s the the stone is a nice match. I am slightly obsessed with color at the moment LOL
Your journey sounds a bit like mine lately. I wanted to design another version of my aqua ring with a lab diamond and I am also remaking a few pieces so that there is nothing I don’t wear sitting in my jewelry box! I also find myself buying things I don’t need but I too have to space them out. I like to gift myself at least one nice piece a year though.Oh wow those sapphires are amazing; when I first saw your post it was on my phone and the video didn't show only a still photo. How lovely! So I'm planning on an art deco halo ring very similar to your aqua ring. I had planned on doing that some time back with the dark tourmaline; PSers wisely cautioned me against it. If you are bored you can read about it here:
Hi all! I’m on a mission to reset and recycle everything this year and have already started. There are two stones that I am trying to figure out what to do with. I know the type of settings I would like but I just don’t know which setting to apply to which stone. I have an emerald that is...www.pricescope.com
I liked the idea of this art deco ring so much though that I bought a whole different stone which is where I got to the mint tourmaline. I am still undecided about this dark green; but with setting the mint one and then my emerald I'm going to be broke so it might sit for awhile.