Thank you so much for the thorough response. Yes, the 3-stone design. Again, untrained eye what about these prong placements is sloppy?Hi, @yungAppetite
There is a "whisper thin" 3-stone & a ring with round center stone and baguette side stones on RC's website, but I'm not seeing a "whisper thin setting with tapered baguettes" depicted on the site.
So although I can't comment on the setting that's apparently captured your GF's fancy, I'd say that the standard round with baguette side stones is unremarkable; as I see it, the only distinctive aspect of the ring shown in this pic is a negative attribute, the sloppy prong placement:
FYI: Ring Concierge's settings are all cast, not hand-forged -- see The seven steps of crafting a Ring Concierge engagement ring toward the bottom of this "puff piece" re RC:
A jeweler who makes custom engagement rings took me behind the scenes of a workshop in NYC's Diamond District, and I finally understand why people drop 6 figures on ringsRing Concierge is a New York City-based jewelry company founded by Nicole Wegman that sells customized engagement rings and other jewelry.www.businessinsider.com
I have no idea what the price range of RC settings are (I assume the stated starting price of $12,000 refers to a complete ring, not the setting alone?!), but Steven Kirsch in NYC offers a more graceful rendition of a classic baguette setting -- his Trio Ring R-0153 -- that would be entirely hand-forged by him personally -- and he's a really nice guy with excellent customer service; will work with a center stone you bring to him or source the stone for you. Clicking on the link below will take you directly to the page for the Trio Ring setting:
Specialties: Our jewelry shop is located in the very heart of New York's "Diamond District". We specialize in producing one-of-a-kind pieces. Steven Kirsch Inc has set it's own standards of originality in fine jewelry, elevating the…www.yelp.com
from what I can tell, the setting itself is about $2k. Simple settings are about $1,500, the 3 stone is 5k but that includes the stones.
Will definitely check out your placements... this search is about to go into overdrive due to timeline. Thanks re: puff piece- I haven’t found this one but there are multiple out there which is concerning. Next step is researching the benefits of hand forged vs cast.