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soxfan

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Looking to set my zircon in a right hand cocktail ring. It's huge (10.8x8.5) and is VERY deep. The ONLY thing I have decided on is rose gold. If you have any setting ideas or inspirations rings to share, I'd appreciate it! Stone:

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lovedogs

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Yay, I'm so happy you're setting this one! I can't wait to see it. Last time I checked I'm not sure JuliaB was willing to work with outside stones, but she's who I think of when "rose gold settings" are mentioned since she has lots and they are beautiful.

Here are some pics from her instagram and etsy store--maybe these could be used for inspiration if it does turn out that she doesnt take outside stones.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/228989292/summer-sale-5-carat-peachy-pink?ref=shop_home_active_84
I think this is a great setting in RG, and would look great with a large stone!

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Some eye candy or RG options from instagram

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This is a new setting she has, called "magnolia". Couldn't find any face down photos, but she has this video of the setting (not RG, but just to see what the top looks like): https://www.instagram.com/p/BHuhLnTBxFo/?taken-by=juliabjewelry

I'll look for others, but these were the first that popped to mind :)


EDIT: another idea. I really love this vendor since she just made 2 rings for me, and I think this setting would be stunning if it could be made for your stone size/shape. I know for sure she could make it in RG.

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Acinom

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So excited you will set your zircon :appl:

My blue green tourmaline by Gene is very elongated and deep as well. I had Victor Canera set it in a tri wire setting with diamond cuffs. It's also possible to add a vintage element on both sides.

Enjoy finding the best setting for your stone! What style are you after?

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soxfan

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Acinom|1469148555|4058177 said:
So excited you will set your zircon :appl:

My blue green tourmaline by Gene is very elongated and deep as well. I had Victor Canera set it in a tri wire setting with diamond cuffs. It's also possible to add a vintage element on both sides.

Enjoy finding the best setting for your stone! What style are you after?
Me too Acinom! I could NOT give that stone up. It's one in a million....I am thinking solitaire setting since all my diamonds are halo'ed. I really don't know. That's why I am looking for inspiration. I LOVE the trip-wire idea and I'm obsessed with cuffs!!!!
 

soxfan

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lovedogs|1469128920|4058061 said:
Yay, I'm so happy you're setting this one! I can't wait to see it. Last time I checked I'm not sure JuliaB was willing to work with outside stones, but she's who I think of when "rose gold settings" are mentioned since she has lots and they are beautiful.

Here are some pics from her instagram and etsy store--maybe these could be used for inspiration if it does turn out that she doesnt take outside stones.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/228989292/summer-sale-5-carat-peachy-pink?ref=shop_home_active_84
I think this is a great setting in RG, and would look great with a large stone!

Screen%20Shot%202016-07-21%20at%2012.11.59%20PM.png
Some eye candy or RG options from instagram

Screen%20Shot%202016-07-21%20at%2012.12.44%20PM.png
This is a new setting she has, called "magnolia". Couldn't find any face down photos, but she has this video of the setting (not RG, but just to see what the top looks like): https://www.instagram.com/p/BHuhLnTBxFo/?taken-by=juliabjewelry

I'll look for others, but these were the first that popped to mind :)


EDIT: another idea. I really love this vendor since she just made 2 rings for me, and I think this setting would be stunning if it could be made for your stone size/shape. I know for sure she could make it in RG.

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That setting is so beautiful! I love flowers, that would be stunning! :love:
 

Acinom

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The color of your zircon is truly unique. I am soooo glad you decided to keep her. A solitaire design would be stunning as your zircon is powerful enough to stand on it's own.
I love lovedogs's suggestion for the flower ring :love: I would personally add a cathedral though to visually reduce the depth of the stone. It might also be more secure for a deep stone.

What is the depth of your stone? My natural blue topaz by Doug is more than 9 mm deep, but David Klass did wonders with the proportions. It's a solitaire design with single cuts in the shank. Diamond melee can be added in the gallery as well.

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soxfan

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I haven't measured, but it's REALLY deep. I wouldn't be surprised if it's 10 mm.....
 

chrono

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Less is more for this zircon because it has the size and colour oomph to pull it off by itself. I'm seeing a solitaire with a simple decorative touch in my mind's eye.
 

agingsparkle

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I have a lovely honey zircon ring that was made by msop & David Klass that is also deep, although not quite as deep as yours. They did a simple rose & white gold design with tiny diamonds on the frame so there's a little "extra" when you're seeing it from the side. Here's the link to the design process with photos of the final product: [URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/honey-zircon-asscher-in-dk-setting.214137/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/honey-zircon-asscher-in-dk-setting.214137/[/URL]

If you like floral elements and if it turns out JuliaB takes outside stones, I've always been very fond of this style for a large stone -- the lovely leafy sides would cover the depth nicely. https://www.etsy.com/listing/188878922/custom-design-iris-ring?ref=shop_home_active_27

Can't wait to see it!
 

soxfan

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Acinom|1469218545|4058418 said:
A tri wire with cuffs and a vintage detail:
I love this. Tri wire and diamond cuffs would be amazing!
 
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