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ItsMainelyYou

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Well sh*t, I'm torn now!
I love both iterations. Which orientation is singing to you?
I think, I think, I may actually favor N/S?!
I can't wait for it to be done, so I can see what my future ring will look like...:Up_to_something:
 

Rfisher

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I seem to like the flow of the cutout gallery area merging in to the lines of the shank from the narrower tab prong on the n/s version better than how it looks on the e/w version, coming from that wider tab prong. (Or is it that the cutouts themselves may need to be bigger, in the bigger area that was created by rotating the sapphire?)
But I seem to like the top down look of the e/w setting better.
Do you think the partial bezel is enough different from the full bezel to let more light in the way you wish?
 

Bluemuse

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Wow! Not an easy choice! I like things about both and either will be beautiful.
The NS wins out by a narrow margin for me. Can’t wait to see the finished ring!
 

Cerulean

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Thank you @ItsMainelyYou, @Rfisher and @Bluemuse for your feedback!

I love both - I also think NS is winning by a small margin for me.

@Rfisher now that I am seeing it - I wonder if it’s letting in enough light...I think it will be better than the current setting (which lets in none) and I love the cutout detail...but I wonder if the original design would let in a bit more? I just don’t want pave on the sides because I thought it might scrape against bands...I’m not sure how else to let more light in - I only find bezels / semi bezels all that comfortable to wear

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Edit -maybe I could ask him to cut a little more out?

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Niel

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I agree cut down the prongs on the east west and it will look markedly better. I’d say the same for the north south.

I prefer east west. Stone looks bigger setting looks more fluid and the floral design is not changed by the extra mm if size.

But this ain’t my ring! ;-)
 

Tartansparkles

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Ohh, it looks gorgeous. My initial reaction is that EW looks chunkier and NS looks more refined. Obviously I'm biased...but I would defo explore removing more of the bezel but with the disclaimer that you need to be more careful when placing the ring on a hard surface.

I hope these are helpful. The zircon is 10x8ish (a bit wonky). The band is 2mm off the finger and 4mm wide.

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OreoRosies86

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I don’t have anything to add design wise, but this ring is going to be stunning! That blue! Holy cow!
 

Cerulean

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Ohh, it looks gorgeous. My initial reaction is that EW looks chunkier and NS looks more refined. Obviously I'm biased...but I would defo explore removing more of the bezel but with the disclaimer that you need to be more careful when placing the ring on a hard surface.

I hope these are helpful. The zircon is 10x8ish (a bit wonky). The band is 2mm off the finger and 4mm wide.

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Beautiful ring - I just adore it!!! I have a semi bezel 3 stone ring so was looking at slightly different versions of “semi bezels” so they didn’t seem too similar - thanks for sharing yours
 

Cerulean

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I think I am sticking to the N/S version - but David made the cutouts bigger on the E/W version and I think that will make a big difference letting more light in

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Cerulean

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Ok so - I knew that if I didn't get to see two orientations in person, that it would always gnaw at me - woulda coulda shoulda...

So, DK, in his infinite grace - made a wax of each.

Now that I have seen them in person, I know that my heart is with the N/S orientation and I think it flatters my hand more as I suspected it would.

For those who are curious....here they are (forgive my dry as a bone, ruddy hands....cold weather does a number on my skin)

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Cerulean

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