by michellelynn9175 » Jul 10, 2019 Sorry, I was half asleep last night and read your comment and just hit “like” and crashed before responding. Lol! I’m pretty jealous of you and your empty house this week though, because I’m packing up an entire house and garage alone, and moving four hours away this weekend. Hubby will help me move but packing is up to me. Ugh... I went over the the thread where we had discussed the changes she made, and for the center basket on her version 1 she just had it lowered. Version 2 she had him thin the prongs out as well, so if you aren’t wanting it to sit super high, version 2 may work. My criteria was to not be able to see any basket metal from the top and I wanted small claw prongs. I like the way the design comes down from the girdle and stays “pinched in” before flaring out as opposed to starting to separate as soon as the design wraps around the side of the stone. Gosh I hope that doesn’t sound crazy and at least makes a little sense. I can draw a picture if I need to. Sometimes translating things from my brain into words doesn’t work all that well. As for the measurements, I do agree that comfort fit is the way to go. I hadn’t realized what a difference in appearance that would make. I might bump it up to 2mm thickness and then 2.5mm for the width as opposed to 2.8 since my center stone will be almost a full millimeter smaller than hers at 6.5. I don’t want the band to overpower the basket and stones, but instead compliment it. For the side baskets, this is what I think happened. The first one had a “tick and tilt” going on so the side stones sat a little lower and faced out more, almost sitting under the center stone. For her second version it seems like he faced the sides up more, but also made them *slightly* taller, and in turn it kinda stretched the baskets upward so they look skinnier. It’s a really subtle change, but if you look at her photos from the other thread and compare, you can barely see a difference. I like the wider look simply because it mimics the shape of the center basket more. I have spent WAY too much time going over these images. Like an embarrassingly long amount of time. Lol! I can’t wait to see the CADs for your trio. It’s gonna be gorgeous! And since your stone is deeper like you said, that design is going to be big and bold and airy and amazing. So excited!