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  1. Mjay
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    by Mjay » Jan 18, 2019
    I have a small Q/R VS1 OEC diamond. I’m stumped on how to set it. It’s really small at roughly 5mm. I’d like to play it up in a gorgeous ring but I’m kind of stumped. Any ideas? 7110676D-D830-411E-9103-A220A47F586B.jpeg
     
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  2. InsecureSweetGirl
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    by InsecureSweetGirl » Jan 18, 2019
    Gorgeous stone! I’ve been trying to find one just like that to set into my Toi et Moi ring.
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    Do you prefer rings, pendants, earrings?
     
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  3. Mjay
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    by Mjay » Jan 18, 2019
    Gorgeous ring!!! I definitely want to do a ring. I want to play up the size and the color. I’ve been searching for ideas but nothing is quite right.
     
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  5. foxinsox
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    by foxinsox » Jan 19, 2019
    Hmm. Some options: a French or carré cut calibre set sapphire, ruby or emerald halo
    A floral/cluster ring with rose cuts or single cut petals to play up the warm centre?
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  6. AV_
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    by AV_ » Jan 19, 2019
    This could be a pendant too & any colour...
     
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  7. Mjay
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    by Mjay » Jan 19, 2019
    I love target rings! That was what I was initially planning but now that I have the stone I’m thinking it is to yellow for a target ring. I’ve been searching for images of warm/yellow stones in target rings and haven’t found any. It would probably look ok in a yellow gold and emerald target ring but I don’t care for the green/yellow combo. Love the cluster rings you posted.
     
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    by Mjay » Jan 19, 2019
    An onyx target ring is my dream ring! I’m not sure the onyx would do the warm stone justice
     
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  9. Mjay
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    by Mjay » Jan 19, 2019
    these are a few ideas I’ve had. My concerns for the halo would be pairing round brilliant melee with the old European stone. The engraved bezel is gorgeous (I would do without the stones on the shank) but I fear it will be to boring
     
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  11. Mjay
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    by Mjay » Jan 19, 2019
    I’m loving the second two! I looked into the designer of the 2nd photo and her custom services start at $2500. Unfortunately more than I want to spend on this particular piece.
     
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    by foxinsox » Jan 19, 2019
    I know what you mean - Verna Estate have a warm rose cut in a sapphire halo and it doesn’t look quite right to my eye. Now that I look to get the link,
    https://etsy.me/2ywYDDu, that might be because it’s a greenish yellow ie actually fancy colour so the colour is much stronger than yours. Sorry! It wasn’t a great suggestion taking into account your specific stone.
    Are you thinking halo of any sort?
     
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    by InsecureSweetGirl » Jan 19, 2019
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    Yes and unfortunately she doesn’t work with customer supplied stones (ugh) so I suspect it would be a David Klass project, perhaps. I’m still trying to figure out how to set my avatar stone, a 6mm oec. I’d love to do a carved stone halo.... just haven’t made any commitment yet. #hesitating
     
  14. Mjay
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    by Mjay » Jan 19, 2019
    Yes, that does look off to me. I don’t necessarily need a halo. I just want to play up the stones size and color.
     
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    by Mjay » Jan 19, 2019
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    I was so bummed when I saw that. Her work is gorgeous. I’m hoping to keep this setting under $1000 because the stone is only 5mm. If it was 6 + I’d be more inclined to do something more extravagant. It’s just a fun project. I don’t have the funds for a larger stone right now but hopefully will someday.
     
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    by elliefire99 » Jan 20, 2019
    :cheeky::cheeky::cheeky: I never realized that a carved stone halo was something I needed in my life until now. That jade! (And the turquoise. Oh boy, both so cool.)

    If you figure out the best way to commission this kind of project @InsecureSweetGirl, let me know!
     
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Jan 21, 2019
    Ivy and Rose Vintage (on Etsy) has two settings I've been looking at for a similiar stone. Both settings are for 5mm stones. And well below your budget.

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    by foxinsox » Jan 22, 2019
    That second setting omg :love:
     
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Jan 22, 2019
    I actually went back Ivy&Rose to check, and that 2nd one is for 5.5mm center.
    But I did see another option on their site for a 5mm that really would give some size to the stone and I think would be beautiful. By the way , these rings are like $295~500 in 14k. This one is $489:
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    by lambskin » Jan 22, 2019
    I would like to see it in a yellow gold setting as a solitaire. Old diamond in modern setting perhaps a bezel. I am infamous for disliking bezel settings but for certain stones I think they can be really cool.
     
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    by Mjay » Feb 6, 2019
    Sorry for this late reply. I wasn’t getting notifications for this post. I love that one. I’ve been eyeballing it
     
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    by Mjay » Feb 6, 2019
    I think it would look incredible in an 18k gold bezel but I think I’d be really bummed by how small it would be. I’m reserving that for a larger stone
     
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    by Mjay » Feb 6, 2019
    Sooo I still have no set plans for the stone. I really want a target ring but I don’t think it would do this stone any justice
     
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    by InsecureSweetGirl » Feb 6, 2019
    Sometimes the best thing to do is set the stone aside in a safe place and let time wash over you. Perhaps it will uncover the diamond's destiny. <3
     
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    by InsecureSweetGirl » Feb 6, 2019
    @CHRISTY-DANIELLE sorry to ask you this but... could I talk you into doing a photoshop with my Toi et Moi ring (pic at top of page) holding the stone? Just to put me out of my misery of curiosity? Pretty please? :=)
     
  27. Mjay
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    Omg so cool!!! Thank you for doing that!!!
     
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Feb 6, 2019
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    Here ya go!
    Also took the liberty:whistle: and put in two of the Etsy stones I sent you links to. I love that transitional especially!
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  30. Mjay
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    by Mjay » Feb 11, 2019 at 4:19 PM
    AFF6FDA0-5D95-4C09-9339-997E37101BCA.jpeg B356BCA0-4434-47A6-84B3-654A28F5439A.jpeg B72BDC2D-1EC0-4059-8F15-DA453DDDFAE9.png 8CB4E831-A22B-40BB-B7C7-04A215DD7769.png DD512D2C-DCCB-4864-B935-7147C09A9905.png Do you guys think I’d be crazy to put it in a ruby target ring? I want a target ring so bad. I could do a yellow gold bezel and the rest white gold or all yellow gold. I was thinking of searching for a whiter diamond for a target ring but it’s hard to justify buying another diamond when I have this one sitting in my jewelry box. I’ve been searching for pictures of target rings with yellow diamonds and found some examples
     

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