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Finally! My GOG cushion reset

acaw2015

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Hi!

As some of you may know I have had a bit of a journey finding a setting I love for my cushion. Now I can finally say that I have found it and I am (along with my husband who grew tired of this project one year ago!) extremely happy that I finally have it on my finger! I have so many of you to thank for all your help, knowledge and advice, I simply cant thank all of you. I especially want to thank mrs blop for encouraging me when I felt most hopeless and indecisive.

The diamond is a chunky cushion from GOG, 1.01 ct J VS1. I have thanked GOG in another thread, they are simply great.

The ring is custom made by a very reputable local jeweler in my town. Head in platinum, hand made using wire, and the band is in red gold, cast. The design is inspired by the classic six prong tiffany, but four split claws. No knife edge though, I preferred a rounded look instead.

I understand now why I got the advice from some of you that split claws can overwhelm a stone this size. I never found any other option that I liked though and I think this jeweler managed to make the prongs very fine. I think it looks ok. Maybe have to upgrade the stone in the future for a more perfect look for split claws! :halo: :lol:

The band is 2,5 mm wide. My previous ring was 1,9 mm and I felt that was too thin, but it takes some time getting used to this new width!

This will be a RHR and I wont be wearing a second ring next to it, but the photos are taken on my left hand because I simply cant take photos the other way around! :roll:

Now onto the pictures! :appl:
 

msop04

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Love your new ring! It looks so elegant and fresh! Congrats to you! [emoji4][emoji1303]
 

Alex T

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That diamond is beautiful! I love the new setting, the gold colour & even the split claws - they've been done so beautifully :love:
 

acaw2015

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... and more

Kozibe :love:


Adore the side view. The diamond sparkles beautifully there too!




I also really like how this setting showcases the chunkiness of the stone!


Thanks for looking! :wavey:
 

JDDN

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LOVE your GOG cushion and LOVE your new reset!! I agree the setting really showcases the chunky goodness of your cushion!! :love:
 

Laila619

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It's really beautiful!! Love the wider shank!
 

Sagefemme

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Your jeweler did a beautiful job with a beautiful stone. Maybe post the jeweler's name so he/she can get kudos? I love the hint of knife edge just near the stone and then it dies away. Also like the fact that each set of two prongs is a perfect "V." Nice job, and it looks great on you.
 

acaw2015

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Thank you all for your nice comments!! :appl: :wavey:

Sagafemme: thank you! I really like all the details of this ring and that it is so well made, especially compared to my old setting. Youre absolutely right re posting the name of the jeweler, it didnt occur to me to do it because I'm not based in the US. **name edited at request of OP**. I highly recommend them! :wavey:
 

azstonie

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1. Love the red gold. LOVE LOVE LOVE that with the stone!! :love: :appl:

2. Cushion cut stones, most jewelers will not set them in anything other than double prongs. What you would do to mitigate them for a smaller stone (not that yours is smaller, you know what I mean) is make them as narrow and needle-like as possible, like a Leon Mege prong. FWIW I bet that your prongs disappear IRL. Am I right? :wavey:

Beautiful stone, beautiful setting, looks amazeballs!!!
 

Bayek

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Beautiful.. a true work of art!!!!
 

lorrissey

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Gorgeous! Love the setting - the thickness and the 2 tone. Looks lovely on you too!
 

kathley

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Your ring is lovely and looks really comfortable to wear! Well done!
 

Resonance.Of.Life

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Gorgeous! The faceting is lovely ! :love: :love:
 

msop04

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I keep coming back to your ring -- seriously loving the yellow gold with this! Lovely! :appl:
 

sassy_pants

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Very elegant and well-made setting. I love the chunkiness of your diamond! Just stunning! What is red gold? I've never heard of it. Is it like rose gold?
 

m-2-b

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It looks wonderful on you! Thanks for sharing pics of your lovely cushion! :appl:
 

Rockinruby

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Gorgeous stone! :love: It looks so lovely in the new setting! :appl: Congratulations on your beautiful new ring! :clap:
 

foxinsox

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OH MY GOODNESS :love: your reset is delightful. I love how those double prongs are reminiscent of a fishtail prong looking top down but have the lovely clean lines of the wires that form them when you look at the side view. It's so elegant and makes your stone really pop. Also the flower pattern in that second picture is perfect.
 

nala

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I love your reset! Your stone looks amazing!!
 

Acinom

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Amazing reset. I love every detail about it. Enjoy wearing this beauty!!
 

diamondhoarder

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What a gorgeous stone and lovely remount! Love those double prongs - they really compliment the shape of the cushion. :clap:
 

missy

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So beautiful. :love:
 

luv2sparkle

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I love both the setting and the stone. Just gorgeous!
 
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