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Help me find a Rose Cut Pear Diamond!

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by Ontheblackrock15, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. PreRaphaelite
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    by PreRaphaelite » Aug 2, 2019
    This is going to be a great necklace! I can’t wait to see it!
     
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  2. Ontheblackrock15
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    by Ontheblackrock15 » Aug 3, 2019
    Thank you!!
     
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  3. Ontheblackrock15
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    by Ontheblackrock15 » Aug 5, 2019
    It came so quickly. I absolutely love it :kiss2::kiss2::kiss2:

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    I don't have time for proper photo shoot but I had to at least get one!
     
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  4. Ontheblackrock15
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  5. marymm
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    by marymm » Aug 5, 2019
    Beautiful rose-cut pear and a lovely color!
     
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  7. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Aug 5, 2019
    Love it!!!!
     
  8. Ontheblackrock15
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    by Ontheblackrock15 » Aug 5, 2019
    Thank you all! Trying to get a few more snaps tonight capturing the colors and sparkle.

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    I can't believe I love rose cuts this much! :kiss2:

    DH likes it too! He was playing with it for a bit - there's hope for him yet :lol-2:
     
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  9. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » Aug 6, 2019
    @Ontheblackrock15 -

    I am sooooo jealous! This is gorgeous!

    Would you mind if I asked you how this compared the the smaller, D-colored diamond, price-wise? Also - the link to this stone is no longer there; can you pls tell me its ctw?

    Thank you - as someone who was eyeing that turtle also, this is going to be fabulous!
     
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  10. Ontheblackrock15
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    by Ontheblackrock15 » Aug 6, 2019
    Of course! Mine cosr $935 and is 0.78 ctw with dimensions of 8.2 x 5.6mm. It was described as a J VVS1 but could easily be warmer than that.
     
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  11. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » Aug 6, 2019
    Thank you so much! I want to do a turtle, toooooooo!! :lickout: I'll be watching your project with an eagle eye!!
     
  12. Ontheblackrock15
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    by Ontheblackrock15 » Aug 6, 2019
    Newest CAD!
    Screenshot_20190806-172342_Gallery.jpg
    Inspo pic for legs, head and tail:
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    What do you think? I feel like the side view might be off?
     
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  13. Ontheblackrock15
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    by Ontheblackrock15 » Aug 7, 2019
    Is there anyone in particular I should tag for CAD help? Really want to make sure I get this right :mrgreen2:.
     
  14. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » Aug 7, 2019
    I think he's really cute. Some designs don't translate well to CADs. My only concern is that his limbs and head should perhaps be a tiny bit more chunky. Is the center stone bezel or prong set? I would probably go with bezel, but it's personal choice.

    ETA I think the dimensions on the first CAD were a closer reflection of the turtle on Alex's Instagram. He was a little smaller, meaning his limbs weren't as long - given that the diamond remained the same size. I also preferred that shape to his head. I understand about you wanting him to be more 3D, but I think the overall shape was better.
     
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  15. AV_
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    by AV_ » Aug 7, 2019
    Noticing big flippers at interesting angles with the body especially while swimming, so proportions are easier to appreciate in the first photo on sand:

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    WWW_3 (my choice of model)

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    Happy search this!
     
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  16. Demon
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    by Demon » Aug 7, 2019
    I can't comment on the side view, because I am no good with CADs. But I love the texture of the head, legs, etc of the one you posted
     
  17. AV_
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    by AV_ » Aug 7, 2019
    This is already simplified as a small sculpture WWW


    over & out
     
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    by Swirl68 » Aug 7, 2019
    Yes, the flippers look better being more three-dimensional rather than flat. But, I also like how the flippers angled down in the original Park version. It sort of looked like he was walking or swimming.

    ETA: I also like the flippers and head better just done in smooth gold without the skin pattern. I don't know why. I guess I just like the simplicity of it.
     
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  19. Rfisher
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    by Rfisher » Aug 7, 2019
    This is a tough call on the proportions, IMO. Any way you can find cheap trinket turtle charms like you want? I’d think that’d help cement what you do want/don’t want in the final piece?
     
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    by bling_dream19 » Aug 7, 2019
    Check out Honolulu jewelry company turtle collection. They might be able to give some inspiration I love your project!
     
  21. Ontheblackrock15
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    by Ontheblackrock15 » Aug 7, 2019
    Thank you everyone for the feedback!!

    - I definitely agree that the first turtle was more similar to Alex's. I decided to ask DK to make the shape of the fins and head more lifelike.
    - I think the limbs and head are long enough, but I agree they would look nicer a bit wider. I don't want the neck or the spot where the front legs attach to the shell to be wider. I do want to trim down the area where the neck meets the shell (the traps). I'd also like the front legs to be shifted down a touch, so the prongs are centered on the legs.
    - I'm leaning towards prong set with short squatty claw prongs.
    - No current plans to do the texture on the skin, but I do agree in looks nice in the inspo pic!!
     
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    by whitewave » Aug 7, 2019
    Me too!!!
     
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  23. Ontheblackrock15
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    by Ontheblackrock15 » Aug 10, 2019
    Ok, I'm starting to stress . Here's the newest (3rd CAD):
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    I liked the 2nd one a lot better. I don't know if it's just the head, but I think the current version looks cartoonish!?
     
  24. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Aug 10, 2019
    Don't stress. But I agree this one doesn't work. Now the arms and legs and head are way too big and look like a cartoon.
     
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  25. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Aug 10, 2019
    IMHO after looking back thru this thread, the issue is that the inspo pic you have him had a mic bigger center Stone, so the legs/arms/head/tail were proportioned accordingly. And DK basically took those sizes and put it with your stone, whxuh made it look kind of cartoonish.
     
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  26. jackieblue78
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    by jackieblue78 » Aug 10, 2019
    Are you going to back the diamond with foil?
     
  27. Ontheblackrock15
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    by Ontheblackrock15 » Aug 10, 2019
    I think that's a good point. I'm going to print out a picture of the second CAD and draw on it to see if i can figure out the proportions before going back to DK.
     
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  28. Ontheblackrock15
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    by Ontheblackrock15 » Aug 10, 2019
    I haven't really thought about it - what are the pros/cons of foiling?
     
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  30. JPie
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    by JPie » Aug 10, 2019
    You could have DK put a high-polished metal cup under the diamond so you get the foiled look without the high maintenance.
     
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