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Honey Zircon Asscher in DK Setting :)

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I had been itching for a "neutral" gemstone ring to wear with all colors of metal, but just hadn't had any luck finding what I wanted... or at least what I could afford! :lol:

Enter Peter Torraca's Honey Zircon Asscher (pause for reflection... :-o :cheeky: :love: :love: ) -- I contacted him immediately, and this is what arrived the next week!

7.48 ct. (9.69 x 9.67 x 7.67)
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The color is a true neutral and a chameleon at that! Sometimes it looks pinkish peach, other times it looks a lighter champagne brown... ALL THE TIME IT LOOKS AMAZING!!! :love: :love:
 

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Yay! I will make sure to stay tuned in. Glad you made a separate thread for your beautiful stone and setting.
 

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Now for the setting...

I thought I wanted an antique inspired setting, so I thought this was beautiful. I loved the juxtaposition of the geometric lines of the asscher against the ornate, floral metal.
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...with my asscher:
(don't laugh at my mad photo shop *skillz*) ;))
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The shank would be 14K unplated WG and the basket and prongs would be 18K RG. :love:

DK sent me these CADs...


...after a little back and forth, we updated to these (more tapered and pinched shank with a slight knife edge).

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Then, I started having second thoughts on the everyday wear, and decided a solitaire would be the best idea...

Okay, Niel made me realize that... HA!

DK was AMAZING about changing the design and got right to work on it! He is really a nice guy! :))
 

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I told him what I wanted and he sent these CADs within a few days.

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...just needed a little tweaking!

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DK's last set of CADs -- PERFECT!!


With pave on the basket as well.

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I was so excited to get these photos -- DK was super accommodating and so easy to work with!!


...now, let's get this party started!! LOL [emoji322][emoji322][emoji7][emoji7]

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The finished product -- I'm so pleased with it!! David did an AWESOME job!! It was even more beautiful than I could've imagined... [emoji95][emoji7][emoji95]

David's pics:

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More from David...

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WOW the stone is stunning and I love it in that setting. It's the perfect setting for showing off the stone.

:appl: :appl:
 

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I finally got it!! :appl: :love: :appl: :love: :appl: :love: :appl: :love: :appl:
I wanted the perfect neutral ring, and this fit the bill PERFECTLY -- it seriously goes with every color metal and style of dress!

You can tell it's a real chameleon -- just look at those flashes! The 18K RG truly melted into the stone and let it shine! (pay no attention to the pharmacy background... gotta take photos!)

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Thanks for getting through this lllooooonnnnnggggg SMTB and 61,456,378,853 pics! :bigsmile:

...and a HUGE thanks to Niel for helping me through the entire process!! :clap: =)


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Stone Hunter|1434918814|3892307 said:
WOW the stone is stunning and I love it in that setting. It's the perfect setting for showing off the stone.

:appl: :appl:

Thank you, Stone Hunter! I have to agree -- it's so rich and sophisticated without being fussy or too fancy! Effortlessly chic! :love:

This is my "Blaire" ring -- our little girl will be here in Sept, and this will be hers one day! 8) :halo: :))
 

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Gosh I just love this ring so much! I bet it's soooooo sparkly, too. Makes me want a big asscher zircon!
 

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HOLEY MOLEY!!!!!!! That is an amazing gemstone and an amazing setting!!!! WOW!!!! I love everything about it. I hope you absolutely hate it, because I want it. I don't think there has been another ring on PS that I have wanted like this one!!!!!!! Ok, I will try to calm down now.


msop04, it is lovely. I hope you really love it. (not really but I am trying not to be greedy, nasty and so selfish) Yes, I do. It is stunning and beautiful, and the setting is perfect. love love love.
 

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distracts|1434923920|3892354 said:
Gosh I just love this ring so much! I bet it's soooooo sparkly, too. Makes me want a big asscher zircon!

You need one, distracts!! #enablerrighthere :naughty: ;))
 

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luv2sparkle|1434924354|3892357 said:
HOLEY MOLEY!!!!!!! That is an amazing gemstone and an amazing setting!!!! WOW!!!! I love everything about it. I hope you absolutely hate it, because I want it. I don't think there has been another ring on PS that I have wanted like this one!!!!!!! Ok, I will try to calm down now.


msop04, it is lovely. I hope you really love it. (not really but I am trying not to be greedy, nasty and so selfish) Yes, I do. It is stunning and beautiful, and the setting is perfect. love love love.

WOW!! Thank you so much, luv2sparkle!! It's okay -- now you need one! DOOOOO ITTTTT!!!!! :naughty:
 

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Seriously, that gemstone is so gorgeous I don't think I could ever find another one to match it. I will just have to love it from afar.
 

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msop04, Your new ring is gorgeous. I also love everything about it!!! I need a right hand ring like this one. So, so pretty!
 

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This ring looks absolutely perfect on your finger. It's really beautiful!
 

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Congratulations on your pregnancy!!! I'm so happy for you!
 

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Never apologize for photos. This ring is amazing and I can't wait to see how huge it looks in little baby fingers!
 

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That is a :love: splendid :love: custom ring!!! Love it :appl:

Zircons are hard yet brittle, so it's a great rationale for bowing out of any manual labor while wearing it.

Congratulations on an amazing stone and ring!!
 

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It looks amazing!!!! Out of curiosity how deep is the stone and ring overall?
 

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arkieb1|1434939060|3892436 said:
It looks amazing!!!! Out of curiosity how deep is the stone and ring overall?
I'm not sure the depth overall but the stome is 7.67
 

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Amazing, yummy ring! Love the zircon! The setting is perfect. I covet your ring :love:
 

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What a gorgeous stone. And setting. It really does look like a fancy yellow diamond. I love it!
 

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Gorgeous ring!!
 

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Just. Absolutely, Gorgeous.!!!

Wow...congratulations at such a great find!

Judy
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