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Help re vintage style ring setting chunky cushion

acaw2015

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Hi all! :wavey:

Ok, so I am back again with my cushion. I think I am starting to realize that my "clean" solitaire setting isn't really working (for me) with my cushion and even worse, I understand now that don't like four prong settings (on me, my personal preference!). Four prongs make my diamond look square, and I don't want that look. I don't want a halo.

I started looking at other diamond shapes, maybe change my cushion to an OEC or something else that could work in a 6 prong setting, but then I realized that this truly is the most beautiful rock I can find (for me). So, no luck in finding another shape/cut.

That brings me to my problem. What to do re the setting.

I want the ring to have a vintage look. I found this ring, Jessica, made by Single Stone. I really love the shank and the little diamonds on the shoulders, I think my cushion may need some "friends" like that, single cut melee... The band/ring is perfect, but the head is not what I want though. I hope its ok to post a picture, please let me know and I will try to remove it otherwise...

https://www.singlestone.com/rings_c29/jessica_p198/


edl posted this wonderful van craeynest ring. I love the eight prong look, top down. I haven't really found many settings like this, maybe that is because it is too much for a 1 ct stone? My old solitaire was "only" 0.5 ct and had 6 prongs and I loved it. 1 ct and eight prongs should work then, right?

[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/van-craeynest-484-584.99732/?hilit=cushion%20antique']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/van-craeynest-484-584.99732/?hilit=cushion%20antique[/URL]


Ok, to make things even more complicated. I found this gorgeous head of a setting at a nice vintage store selling diamond rings in my city. I never took a photo of it, but it reminded me of Tourmaline's gorgeous ring, but instead of hearts between the prongs there were diamond shapes (I mean squares, not rocks.. :loopy: )

[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/penelope-5ct-early-round-brilliant-diamond-in-a-new-ring.202967/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/penelope-5ct-early-round-brilliant-diamond-in-a-new-ring.202967/[/URL]


My limited photo shopping skills resulted in this creation. :|


My question..? Well.. what do you think? Has anyone seen something close or similar to this? Maybe point me in some direction.. or perhaps if you have some other settings in a vintage style that you think might suit my cushion... Any help appreciated! Not sure I want to go custom, but maybe I will have to...

Sorry for long post!! :saint:
 

solgen

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Honestly, it's not going to work very well. I had a 1.5 ct round and wanted a fancy 8 prong basket but the stone was just too small. If the basket was the correct thickness then you'd lose basket detail. I'd stick with a 6 prong in claw style. You might be able to pull off that diamond shaped basket in a 6 prong design.
 

acaw2015

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Thank you for your honest reply and advice solgen! I see what you mean with the details. :think: I guess I need to keep looking.

//aca :wavey:
 
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