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Help with ring design for my new scissor cut/ crisscut elongated cushion

diamondhoarder

Brilliant_Rock
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I should be taking delivery of my new scissor cut/ crisscut elongated cushion tomorrow. Here is a photo and the ASET image.


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Im probably jumping ahead because I still need to make sure I'm happy with it in person, but in the meantime I've been thinking about setting options. I'm hoping to make a 3 stone ring in platinum and have found some options for different side stone shapes with various facet patterns that I hope will complement the centre stone. I'm going to end up having to take a leap of faith and order the side stones (from abroad) without having seen them in person next to my stone, so I'm trying to understand how they could each work with my stone stone.

I decided to make a scale drawing of my stone together with some side stone options I have identified to see how they look. My drawing skills aren't great, but the dimensions are accurate for all the layouts, including the scale on the shank to get an idea of "finger coverage".

The side stone options I have found in order are: tycoon trapezoids, step cut cadillacs, emerald cuts and step cut trapezoids.

I am trying to achieve:

Good balance of proportions/ shape of side stones to centre stone
Facet pattern of side stones to complement facet pattern of centre diamond
Side diamonds to be bright enough to hold their own against the great light performance from the centre diamond
Good finger coverage (I might add some pave diamonds to the the shank for extra sparkle)


Option 1: tycoon trapezoids
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Option 2: Step Cut cadillacs
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Option 3: Emerald cuts
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Option 4: step cut traps
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I think I have narrowed it down to 3 favourites :lol: and I would love to hear everybody's opinions on which are their favourite of the options, and why.
 

diamondhoarder

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Seems like 2 and 4 are the winners so far. (They were both in my shortlist of 3)


Not sure my drawings are doing justice to the facet patterns of the side diamond types :lol: though - for completeness:

Tycoon trapezoids:

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Cadillacs:

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Step cut trapezoids:

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Lovesparklesparle

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I think the contrast of these “pattern textures” is the most flattering for your stone. The other 2 look a bit busy/too similar/splintery. If the steps in the traps were fatties I would like it more!

I love the table/crown of 1.
 

KKJohnson

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I like the Cadillacs
 

diamondhoarder

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Thanks everyone for your feedback. Unfortunately I received the diamond today and will be returning it rather than going ahead with the project.

Its an SI2 with a feather, and having examined it under the loupe I can see that it breaches the surface of the girdle. So I dont want to take the risk in case it causes durability problems. Its a shame because its otherwise eye clean, and has lovely light return.
 

caolsen

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Cadillacs - like it’s an early bird dinner special in Orlando!
 

diamondhoarder

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Thanks guys. I'm going to try and get the project back on track with an alternative centre stone, with similar specs (but no troublesome SI2 inclusions this time)
 

rocksjust4me

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Thanks guys. I'm going to try and get the project back on track with an alternative centre stone, with similar specs (but no troublesome SI2 inclusions this time)
can i ask where you are sourcing your scissor cut stones? Are they Crisscut brand?
 
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