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E-ring re-set - honest opinions, please!

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alloamie

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I really wanted a new look from my original e-ring. With my diamond upgrade year & years away, I decided to reset my e-ring to a david yurman-esque rope solitaire, similar to woobugs and some others I have seen posted on PS.

Well I just got pics back and need some honest opinions!
I had asked for an integrated basket, but looks like I got a peg setting. I spoke with the jeweler over the phone, telling him it looked nice, but it wasn''t what I had envisioned in my head at all. He said that he could alter it. We agreed for him to send me the current ring, and if I was unhappy - he''d take it back and fix it to my liking.

The jeweler said he designed it that way so that my w-band will sit flush. I understand that, but it isn''t what we discussed in the beginning, so i was very confused...i''ve never really seen a peg-set ring like this in person, so I didn''t want him to butcher the setting before I saw it in person. i''m not sure about the height of the ring - also the "stuck-on" look of the peg head bothers me...We''ll see how it looks IRL - I should have it early next week...

Ring details: 18K rose gold setting with platinum head. diamond is .56ct.

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marcy

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Pretty ring and diamond. I would give it a try and if it''s not what you like - have him redo in the way you originally requested.
 

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From the top it looks lovely. From the side it looks awkward, stuck on and slightly off straight. I would get a head that flows smoother to the band.
 

CravingDiamonds

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I agree, from the side view it does look awkward, like they just set it on there any old way. From the top, it looks nice. People are only going to see it from the top, so it is your decision if you want it re-done. Remember that it could come out worse though.
 

Diamond*Dana

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I love it from the top, it is really pretty!
But I agree with what has already been said about the profile. It might be ok, the pictures are magnified. I think that I would give it a try and see what you think
 

Hera

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The prongs look a little big also (not sure if it''s just because of the pics.
 

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Date: 3/27/2009 8:31:55 PM
Author: AprilBaby
From the top it looks lovely. From the side it looks awkward, stuck on and slightly off straight. I would get a head that flows smoother to the band.
Ditto!

I would try it out in person though, and if it''s not right- make them fix it!
 

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Date: 3/27/2009 9:23:14 PM
Author: icekid

Date: 3/27/2009 8:31:55 PM
Author: AprilBaby
From the top it looks lovely. From the side it looks awkward, stuck on and slightly off straight. I would get a head that flows smoother to the band.
Ditto!

I would try it out in person though, and if it''s not right- make them fix it!
Yup! You might really like how it sits with your band - give it a chance, and if it''s not doing it for you, have them change it.
 

alloamie

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I used the same jeweler (Quest) as PS screenname: BDJ. Her original post is here: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-cushion-solitaire-from-quest-engagement-rings-direct.58805/

But her pics aren''t up anymore, and all i could find was one pic of her e-ring in the "favorites" post.
Does anyone remember what the profile of hers looks like? I wonder if they made mine that way b/c hers was made the same way...
 

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alloamie

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And I agree that the prongs look pretty big. I''m hoping that its just the pic. I asked for a delicate basket with claw prongs...
 

cinnamon013

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So far I think the prongs are too big. The rope is pretty, but I agree about integrating the head with the shank more.
 

whitby_2773

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stick with your original plan. i can see where you''re heading - you''re just not quite there yet. should be *very* pretty however when you are.

good luck!
 

alloamie

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This is the first custom jewelry piece i''ve had made. Is it common to go back & forth with a jeweler until completely satisfied?
Quest was super accommodating & willing to work with me until I am happy with the final result. Makes it seem like custom pieces are never "perfect" from the start?
 

Kelli

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It''s a really cool looking ring! I agree that your original head idea would be better, but it''s always good to see it in person before you decide. Still very pretty though!
 

alloamie

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Here''s the pic I sent when we first started talking about the design (taken from LM''s site).
Do you think this will work? Split the shank, re-work the basket, then attach the shank to the bottom of the basket?
I''m sure it''s easier said than done...
 

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risingsun

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I have a peg head on my ring. It was the advantage of allowing you to upgrade without changing your setting. I''ve already upgraded twice and
--if it''s in the cards--I may get a third upgrade out of this set
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Date: 3/27/2009 8:31:55 PM
Author: AprilBaby
From the top it looks lovely. From the side it looks awkward, stuck on and slightly off straight. I would get a head that flows smoother to the band.
Ditto.
 

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Date: 3/27/2009 8:42:48 PM
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I love it from the top, it is really pretty!

But I agree with what has already been said about the profile. It might be ok, the pictures are magnified. I think that I would give it a try and see what you think
I think seeing it in person can help you greatly in deciding how you feel about the ring. It made a big difference to me, anyhow! I can wholeheartedly see what you are concerned about, with the narrow shank and the head on top, but overall the ring is very pretty! Perhaps the overall slender effect would not be so nice if the head was integrated more fully into the shank of the ring...?


ETA: hmm, I've just seen the LM photo you posted, it seems that you have a clear (and feasible) view of how you would like the head to be integrated into the shank. I think your idea has a lot of merit!
 

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Date: 3/27/2009 8:31:55 PM
Author: AprilBaby
From the top it looks lovely. From the side it looks awkward, stuck on and slightly off straight. I would get a head that flows smoother to the band.
I agree. I''d ask for a re-do if you aren''t happy with it.
 

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There is a lot to be said for allowing the weding band to sit close. Otherwise, your wedding band is going to hit the prongs and scratch them. I think it looks beautiful, and not all rings need teeny prong tips. My Leon prong tips are so tiny that they are almost invisible. So yours likely will look great in real life! I''d really live with it awhile before altering it, because there will be pros and cons.
 

woobug02

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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I think it beautiful here is mine!!!! Are heads are very similar.
 

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The style is beautiful when viewed from the top. The side is a bit odd, so I would have that redone.
 

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Woooo

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woobug02

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My pictures from whiteflash

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woobug02

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I too love Yurman..... My ring has a little pad the head sits on. I love the rose colored roping.
 

woobug02

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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Your ring is really beautiful. What band are you wearing with it.
 

somehowcollide

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Great idea from woobug02 (still love your gorgeous oval!!) Here are some pictures of Yurman bridals. Head on, your ring longs very much like the original, good work!
 

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Here''s a profile pic of another bridal, you can sort of see how they set the basket here.

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