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The pink red LGD heart I am eyeing is only about 0.5ct and it is very affordable, a real FCD in that size would cost much much more!

LGD wins!

DK :lol-2:

Please show us if you decide to buy! What will you do with him (her)? Naturally, I'm partial to heart halos. :bigsmile:
 

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Please show us if you decide to buy! What will you do with him (her)? Naturally, I'm partial to heart halos. :bigsmile:

Don't hold your breath, as I am debating whether to go for a EMD colourless heart or a FCD LGD heart, and am leaning towards EMD.

DK :))
 

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Aww thank you! I know LilAlex has a beautiful green gold CS ring, which I love. But, yes, it probably won't do much to enhance the Argyles. I love blue and black rhodium... just wish it weren't a plating (let's get on top of that, chemists!). I did remix the pinks and yellows so there would be more of the former/less of the latter. I think it makes a positive difference for just a bit more $. Anyway, so glad you and others seem into this design! I'll need to replenish my funds after buying the FCDs, but hopefully the ring will be my next project. This is where I'm at for now. Thank you again!!
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Gorgeous! This is going to be simply stunning.
 

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It's going to be an awesome ring! I have a small band with different color fancy diamonds. I can imagine it as a halo around a white diamond. I can't wait to see it when you are done!

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It's going to be an awesome ring! I have a small band with different color fancy diamonds. I can imagine it as a halo around a white diamond. I can't wait to see it when you are done!

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First, your yellow diamond ring is lovely! Second, I hope my multi FCD halo turns out as nice as your band!! It was really helpful to see an actual photo of them together. Thank you for sharing. :)
 

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First, your yellow diamond ring is lovely! Second, I hope my multi FCD halo turns out as nice as your band!! It was really helpful to see an actual photo of them together. Thank you for sharing. :)

I was hoping it would help you visualize what it could look like.
 
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Hi all! Just thought I'd share my final selection of the FCDs for this project. The yellows (smaller one is for the cleft) and pinks are fancy intense and the Argyle blues are BL2. And now I have zero funds for the actual ring. lol So hopefully we'll begin in the near future once I replenish! Hope everyone has a lurrrrvely day!!

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Hi all! Just thought I'd share my final selection of the FCDs for this project. The yellows (smaller one is for the cleft) and pinks are fancy intense and the Argyle blues are BL2. And now I have zero funds for the actual ring. lol So hopefully we'll begin in the near future once I replenish! Hope everyone has a lurrrrvely day!!

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Those blues are definitely holding their own! I’m so glad you’re going for the multicoloured ring. Can’t wait to see this beauty come to life!!
 
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Those blues are definitely holding their own! I’m so glad you’re going for the multicoloured ring. Can’t wait to see this beauty come to life!!

I hope so! Thank you!! Argyles, as you know, tend to be a violet-blue with lots of gray. So I'm just pleased to be seeing any blue at all. lol The yellows are a bit more saturated than the rest, but I expected that. I think they'll be ok. I once again remixed the combo, this time with 6 pink, 5 blue, and 4 yellow (plus the smaller one). I didn't want the yellow to be overpowering. Here's my final layout... :)

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Hi all! Just thought I'd share my final selection of the FCDs for this project. The yellows (smaller one is for the cleft) and pinks are fancy intense and the Argyle blues are BL2. And now I have zero funds for the actual ring. lol So hopefully we'll begin in the near future once I replenish! Hope everyone has a lurrrrvely day!!

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It's going to be awesome!
 
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I hope so! Thank you!! Argyles, as you know, tend to be a violet-blue with lots of gray. So I'm just pleased to be seeing any blue at all. lol The yellows are a bit more saturated than the rest, but I expected that. I think they'll be ok. I once again remixed the combo, this time with 6 pink, 5 blue, and 4 yellow (plus the smaller one). I didn't want the yellow to be overpowering. Here's my final layout... :)

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I think it works better this way! The yellows are really intense, so having fewer of them should help balance out the colour.

Will you do the individual baskets in different colours, or all plat?
 

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Hi all! Just thought I'd share my final selection of the FCDs for this project. The yellows (smaller one is for the cleft) and pinks are fancy intense and the Argyle blues are BL2. And now I have zero funds for the actual ring. lol So hopefully we'll begin in the near future once I replenish! Hope everyone has a lurrrrvely day!!

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Gorgeous amazing spectacular JEALOUS!!!
 

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Hi all! Just thought I'd share my final selection of the FCDs for this project. The yellows (smaller one is for the cleft) and pinks are fancy intense and the Argyle blues are BL2. And now I have zero funds for the actual ring. lol So hopefully we'll begin in the near future once I replenish! Hope everyone has a lurrrrvely day!!

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Um, wow, that is an incredible line-up! :love: I envy you so much! Do you mind sharing what the FCD total weight is?
 

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Hi all! Just thought I'd share my final selection of the FCDs for this project. The yellows (smaller one is for the cleft) and pinks are fancy intense and the Argyle blues are BL2. And now I have zero funds for the actual ring. lol So hopefully we'll begin in the near future once I replenish! Hope everyone has a lurrrrvely day!!

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This. is. going. to. be. spectacular!!!!!
 
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I think it works better this way! The yellows are really intense, so having fewer of them should help balance out the colour.

Will you do the individual baskets in different colours, or all plat?

Agreed! Good question... I am going to ask David what he thinks, and I'll probably end up going with whatever he recommends. He's headed to an antiques show in Miami (lucky), so maybe we'll chat once he returns. :)
 
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Um, wow, that is an incredible line-up! :love: I envy you so much! Do you mind sharing what the FCD total weight is?

Thank you for the encouragement! These photos are all so blown up... I just hope when everything is "life-sized," the colors stand out and don't muddy. That's why I thought it was important to have a pattern this time and use 3 distinct colors, rather than randomly placing various shades. I guess we shall see what happens!!

Of course! The weight clocked in right around .70ctw.
 

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I hope so! Thank you!! Argyles, as you know, tend to be a violet-blue with lots of gray. So I'm just pleased to be seeing any blue at all. lol The yellows are a bit more saturated than the rest, but I expected that. I think they'll be ok. I once again remixed the combo, this time with 6 pink, 5 blue, and 4 yellow (plus the smaller one). I didn't want the yellow to be overpowering. Here's my final layout... :)

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So exciting! This is going to be lovely (like all your projects)! :love:
 

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I hope so! Thank you!! Argyles, as you know, tend to be a violet-blue with lots of gray. So I'm just pleased to be seeing any blue at all. lol The yellows are a bit more saturated than the rest, but I expected that. I think they'll be ok. I once again remixed the combo, this time with 6 pink, 5 blue, and 4 yellow (plus the smaller one). I didn't want the yellow to be overpowering. Here's my final layout... :)

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First of all love the look of the FCDs! I think I might have a different opinion about the arrangements, if yellow is the color that will pop the most I would have it in a way that outline the shape of the whole project best, i.e with it on the bottom point of the heart (as in the second combination). But that’s just what I think without visualization of the real thing, I could be wrong:D
 
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First of all love the look of the FCDs! I think I might have a different opinion about the arrangements, if yellow is the color that will pop the most I would have it in a way that outline the shape of the whole project best, i.e with it on the bottom point of the heart (as in the second combination). But that’s just what I think without visualization of the real thing, I could be wrong:D

I had a difficult time deciding on that very issue, because I really felt even slight variances in the color layout could make a big difference in the overall look. But I ultimately thought the yellow needed to be at the cleft, and this is the only way I could make it work. lol I liked it the other way too though!
 

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I had a difficult time deciding on that very issue, because I really felt even slight variances in the color layout could make a big difference in the overall look. But I ultimately thought the yellow needed to be at the cleft, and this is the only way I could make it work. lol I liked it the other way too though!

Good point! Cleft is important:)
 

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I hope so! Thank you!! Argyles, as you know, tend to be a violet-blue with lots of gray. So I'm just pleased to be seeing any blue at all. lol The yellows are a bit more saturated than the rest, but I expected that. I think they'll be ok. I once again remixed the combo, this time with 6 pink, 5 blue, and 4 yellow (plus the smaller one). I didn't want the yellow to be overpowering. Here's my final layout... :)

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Your ring is going to be so amazing!:love::love::love:
I loved seeing all of your mock-ups and I think they would all work very well, but your final choice is perfection!! I can’t wait to see your dream ring come to life!
 
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Your ring is going to be so amazing!:love::love::love:
I loved seeing all of your mock-ups and I think they would all work very well, but your final choice is perfection!! I can’t wait to see your dream ring come to life!

Thank you, my friend! How are you doing addressing that issue with your sapphire ring?
 

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Thank you, my friend! How are you doing addressing that issue with your sapphire ring?

I actually decided to leave it as is! The gap is so very tiny to the eye when I have the ring on my hand. The more I look at it, it actually looks intentional to me, like it was meant to follow the flow of the open metal work of the scallops on the sides. After thinking it over, I didn’t want to ship the ring back and forth, have the center stone unset and reset, just to fill the tiny gap. I think I was just expecting it to be one way, but once the surprise wore off, everything is fantastic and I love the ring!
Thanks for asking :))and sorry to derail your thread for a moment!
I’m so excited for you to have this ring in the works!! It‘s going to be incredibly gorgeous!! :love:
 
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