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Considering Sierra solitaire engagement ring by Whiteflash

Sadiegirl

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Hi all!

Newbie here...so please excuse if I have a few faux pas in my postings :wink2:

I have been looking for a setting for my 1ct RB for several months. My future fiancé bought the center stone about 6 mos ago and I have been looking for the setting since....have narrowed it down to the Sierra in plat, which I loved :love: the first time I saw it on Pricescope or just a plain 4 prong Tiffany style setting. Also considered a setting with tapered baguettes on each side but can't find one within price range (~$1700). I am concerned the double claw prongs on the Sierra are going to overpower my diamond as it is cut a little deep (I think) based on what I have read on here and faces up a little smaller than an ideal cut 1 ct. As you can tell, I like the "classic" look. I am also in the process of having an eternity band made that will be ~3 ctw (15 pointers) and is made using stones from my Gma and Gpa's rings and also some new stones. I will not be wearing it very often, if ever, with ER as I think it will be too much bling for my RB to compete with :wink2:

Diamond specs:
GIA cert
RB 6.31-6.35x4.03
1.00 ct
E
SI1 (eye clean)
CutVG PolEX SymG
Depth:63.7%
Table:55%
Flour-none

I would very much appreciate any suggestions you could give me! Thanks again!
 

slg47

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Re: Considering Sierra solitaire engagement ring by Whitefla

I think the sierra setting could work well...that is definitely not a small stone.

your stone is a little deep, probably to get to the 1 carat mark. if you are interested in improving the optics maybe get it sent to Brian Gavin and ask if it is a good candidate for a recut? he does amazing diamond transformations
 

Sadiegirl

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Re: Considering Sierra solitaire engagement ring by Whitefla

Thanks for the reply slg47! I was hoping or a few more opinions about the Sierra...maybe I will just go ahead an order it...was wanting to do so tomorrow b/c won't have a chance to again until next week.

Thanks again and I hav learned so much from this site!
 

Laila619

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Re: Considering Sierra solitaire engagement ring by Whitefla

I like the Sierra, but I think 6 prongs make a stone look bigger personally. If that's not a concern for you, then the Sierra is a beautiful and sleek choice!
 

centralsquare

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Re: Considering Sierra solitaire engagement ring by Whitefla

The sierra is a lovely setting!
 

rubybeth

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Re: Considering Sierra solitaire engagement ring by Whitefla

That is a really pretty setting! I love the swoopy lines of it.
 

hmr_mama

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Re: Considering Sierra solitaire engagement ring by Whitefla

I wouldn't worry too much about the claw prongs on the sierra--they're very delicate in real life.

new prongs 047.jpg

new prongs 001.jpg
 

motownmama

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Re: Considering Sierra solitaire engagement ring by Whitefla

That's a very pretty choice - good luck!
 

slg47

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Re: Considering Sierra solitaire engagement ring by Whitefla

hmr_mama|1315496105|3012730 said:
I wouldn't worry too much about the claw prongs on the sierra--they're very delicate in real life.
hmr_mama that is a beautiful ring!!
 

Sadiegirl

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Re: Considering Sierra solitaire engagement ring by Whitefla

Thanks for all the input! I did finally decide to go ahead and order the Sierra and am so excited :appl:


hmr_mama what size is your center stone b/c it looks huge :love:
 

hmr_mama

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Re: Considering Sierra solitaire engagement ring by Whitefla

slg47|1315499046|3012766 said:
hmr_mama|1315496105|3012730 said:
I wouldn't worry too much about the claw prongs on the sierra--they're very delicate in real life.
hmr_mama that is a beautiful ring!!
Thanks!
 

hmr_mama

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Re: Considering Sierra solitaire engagement ring by Whitefla

Sadiegirl|1315539153|3013268 said:
Thanks for all the input! I did finally decide to go ahead and order the Sierra and am so excited :appl:


hmr_mama what size is your center stone b/c it looks huge :love:
Can't wait to see it!
My center stone is 1.543 carats (roughly 7.4mm).
 
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