- Jul 23, 2012
Where do you find these things??? I need you to shop for me, clearly. Now I want a huge yellow sapphire too.
I like the idea of a crisp bezel for the center stone with graduated diamonds bead-set down the side (if you are trying to use the round diamonds) or baguettes. I don’t think I would change the shape of the center stone assuming irl the cut looks as nice as the pic - it doesn’t appear to have anything wrong with it and is a rarer shape for sapphire so I think more unique to keep it like it is.
And idk your mom of course but is she the type of person to prefer classic and simple or ornate or modern and is she careful with her hands or likely to wear jewelry in “not approved” situations? I don’t know how old she is but I’d also think about something that is easy to resize or if you need an adjustable shank due to large knuckles/arthritis.
The goal is to only use the stones in the setting.No idea about this seller or the size of these, but these caught my eye for my emerald, but I am tapped out.
I apologize if it came across that I was going to recut the stone. I am definitely not. Please ignore the shape of the center stones on the inspiration pics. Only pay attention to the settings.
I’ve told her she needs to be careful with her rings and she’s been relatively careful with an emerald ring we had DK make so if I tell her she most likely will be. She works in an office.
I didn't know if you were necessarily going to recut the stone - I just know you have in the past for rings so thought I'd add my two cents on the issue if it was a consideration.
I like the way the stones taper down in the first pic you posted:
Like that but maybe with a fine bezel around the center stone? Or tab prongs? I'd skip the milgrain. I'd do one of each of the big diamonds then smaller ones... idk what size the big ones are but they look potentially big enough for cute stud earrings? Or sidestones for another ring.
I always worry about bezeling though becuase it’s a large stone if it gets chipped or abraded we’d have to throw away the whole setting to have it polished.
But it would protect it. Hard to say
Not sure how many diamonds you can reuse, but, I think you could do something similar to this and still use the diamonds too.
Maybe even do an unplated white gold maybe?