by Crystal_Dreams » Jan 29, 2019 I’ve been sitting on this project for awhile and needed some encouragement. My last pair of studs was a pair of BGD signature stones K, VS2 1.1ctw set in 8 prong settings that I loved. The only thing that would bother me would be at times, the tint of Ks as I am colour sensitive. I was aiming for size and ideal cut when I bought them, and colour was a relatively lesser concern. As luck would have it, I had the opportunity to purchase a 0.8ct BGD blue stone from @JDDN 1-2 years later. I had actually bought this as a likely contendor for an e-ring stone for my little brother at the time, but after shopping around, he decided to go bigger. So I took on the cost of the 0.8ct stone as it was already in my hands, and kept it for a future project I hung onto it for another year or so before I finally decided to make the leap to an upgrade for my studs. At first, I wasn’t sure whether 0.5ct to 0.8ct stones would provide enough of a visible difference to be worth the cost. You lovely people convinced me it would be! So the search began. BGD was sadly low on stock for BGD blues within my range but I waited patiently... you can only imagine my delight when a stone became available shortly before Black Friday!! I know BGD does a ‘sale’ for Black Friday so I rushed to sell my old (very well loved) studs in order to fund the purchase of my new stone. Thanks @amoline !! Then came the challenge of setting them... I have drooled over @snotty_pie ‘s gorgeous earrings many times and ultimately decided to start a thread on PS to ask about the settings. Snotty_pie was so accomodating and helpful! I didn’t want to seem like I was totally ripping off the design of her studs and offend, but I REALLY loved them- and she was super helpful in taking some more close ups to show me the detail and answering my questions. I asked David Klass to help me make them. We revised the CADs many times over till they were just right (he was extremely patient with me and never made me feel like a bother!) as I was quite particular about the spacing I wanted between prongs, the outline of the entire stud and the curvature of each of the prongs. He did a magnificent job!! So here they are: 2x BGD Blue stones (SBF) 0.8ct each H VS1 and VS2 Set in floral platinum settings with la pousette backs. I only have an older iPhone so found it quite difficult to photograph these... the sparkle is out of this world!!!