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Help resetting my cushion halo into a 3 stone

valenledge

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This is going to be so unique! A brand new design by Caysie! I will be sending you perfection creation dust and impatiently waiting for updates and when you get these beauties in-hand!
 

yssie

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The 2 1-carat cushions arrived. They’re so cute and a perfect match in style, shape and color!

I took a few cell phone pics. The stones all look a lot warmer than irl, I imagine from the reflection of my blue porch roof and yellow flowers.

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Those all look so nice together! :love: :appl:


Over the last 2 days, I had a long chat (over text) with Caysie and all I can say is that she is BRILLIANT (and SO nice)!!!! I'm so excited!!!!! :dance:

We went back and forth over the basic design. She was worried that the octagon (I kept mistakenly referring to it as a hexagon halo) halo PLUS 2 1-carat cushion sides would be too large and not work. After some thought, she is going to try to design it with the side stones set on a steeper angle but cup & bezel set them so that we're not just looking at the girdles from the top. She thinks this will really enhance the stones and create fluidity in the overall design.

She is thinking asscher bezel cups for the side stones like her Exeter ring:

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Her Birdie engraved octagon halo that will be used for the center stone:

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We still have to work out the gallery/basket design and if there will be any engraving or melee on the shank. I do want at least engraving I think..

I do like this gallery that she designed but tweaked a bit to change the hearts.

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I also decided to send her my rose cut eternity and have her remake it into a design I saw on her IG account. Maytal did a wonderful job with my eternity - it is such great craftsmanship - BUT I never liked how low it was set, which was my fault because I didn't specify.

Here it is now:

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Here's how it'll be remade (not sure what this design is called - maybe it's the Exeter with engraving on the side - it's on Caysie's IG):

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I LOVE it! :kiss2:

Both rings will be platinum.

I'll put my 2 mm hammered 18k yellow gold ring between the two rings.

I send the rings and stones off to her this weekend! My husband said that once we get these rings back I can go ahead and reset my IDJ 5.6 carat eternity into Caysie's Norah setting which I've ADORED forever!

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Now I just have to work out the rest of the details on the ring with her. :)

And I am seriously loving ALLLLL these project ideas!!! Your new rose cut reset will be gorgeous - and I want her to reset my RB eternity too!! I want her Legacy - same face-up look, similar gallery. My eternity is a baby compared to yours though!

I’m so glad to hear that you and Caysie are clicking well ::) I adore her, as a vendor and as a friend, and I’m totally confident she’ll be able to meld your design ideas into something stunning!!! The GALLERY of your new ring is gonna be TDF. I can’t wait to see the designs... :bigsmile:
 

LALove

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Thanks @yssie!

The stones and rings all arrived to Caysie and I’m in the queue to start CADs in 2 weeks!

I happened upon this antique ring on 1stDibs and really love the gallery... I wonder if something similar would look nice on my ring instead of an octagon gallery... I do know that I have to have an “open bottom” setting so I can clean the pavilion. I can’t take not being able to clean it.

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Once I get these 2 rings back, I’ll send her my big eternity band.

Actually the setting I thought I wanted for my 5.6 carat eternity is her Bianca-

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BUT- after seeing the Legacy Holy cow how gorgeous! I didn’t know that setting existed. After you mentioned it, I searched for it and am in love. I love all 3 eternity styles to be honest but the legacy in a full eternity with .40 points would looks so stunning I think!
 

KristyDarling

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Late to the thread but just wanted to say how happy I am that you'll be working with Caysie! I love what you guys have planned. It's going to be a work of art....and with that perfectly matched suite of stones! :kiss2: It is going to blaze like the dickens on your finger and will certainly become a PS Hall of Fame piece!

Cannot wait to see the finished pieces!

PS - maybe we should start a 3-stone cushion club here! 8)
 

LLJsmom

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Another gallery option is “swoops” with baby oec melee...

Another couple antique settings..

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Just a comment about melee in the basket. I asked Victor about when I was doing my octagon and he mentioned that might have to make the octagonal bezel bigger to give room for the depth of the diamonds set in the basket. And that may result in a higher set stone than desired. I just mean a deeper setting in general. Not sure if I’m explaining correctly. Something to consider. Looking forward to your finished ring!
 

LALove

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Late to the thread but just wanted to say how happy I am that you'll be working with Caysie! I love what you guys have planned. It's going to be a work of art....and with that perfectly matched suite of stones! :kiss2: It is going to blaze like the dickens on your finger and will certainly become a PS Hall of Fame piece!

Cannot wait to see the finished pieces!

PS - maybe we should start a 3-stone cushion club here! 8)

Thank you!!! Thank you for inspiring me!! I ADORE your 3 stone! I nearly changed my mind on the engraved halo and just copied your ring! 8)

I am sooooo excited to be working with Caysie!!!!

Love a 3 stone cushion club!!!
 

LALove

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Just a comment about melee in the basket. I asked Victor about when I was doing my octagon and he mentioned that might have to make the octagonal bezel bigger to give room for the depth of the diamonds set in the basket. And that may result in a higher set stone than desired. I just mean a deeper setting in general. Not sure if I’m explaining correctly. Something to consider. Looking forward to your finished ring!

Huh that’s interesting....

I found a design of Caysie’s that I love and would love to incorporate in the basket.. I wonder if it would work with baby rose cuts since they’re pretty flat...

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maita13

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Huh that’s interesting....

I found a design of Caysie’s that I love and would love to incorporate in the basket.. I wonder if it would work with baby rose cuts since they’re pretty flat...

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Goodness, @LALove ! That’s one heck of a gallery! Your rendering of it is quite impressive. Another 3 stone lover here and an admirer of kristydarling’s CvB ring. My EC 3 stone was also done by Caysie (she did my sister and SIL’s rings as well). I admire her artistry and overall aesthetic. Simply can’t go wrong with Caysie.

Can’t wait to see to see your CvB rings!! I’m sure they’ll be masterpieces❤️
 
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