- Sep 18, 2003
Would you be comfortable sharing the CAD you are rejecting? I'm interested in an over the top flower ringdant and love to see designs.
Yes, I would, sorry, as I prefer to share final CADs that I approve, as I believe it is not considerate to the bench to share work in progress designs, that's just me.Would you be comfortable sharing the CAD you are rejecting? I'm interested in an over the top flower ringdant and love to see designs.
I have decided against the ringdant design, as the chances of me wearing it as a pendant is remote. I am having some pendants made instead that can be worn as sliders or with a bail.@dk168 I think you've gone with the right design and I agree that the first CADS were underwhelming. Is the new CAD for a ringdant? I think you're right that the petals need to be petal like (and that will reflect the design on the basket as well. One thing I wanted to suggest - the petals slope downwards as they radiate out - do you think it might look different if the petals radiated out straight instead or even curve slightly up? Just a few ideas to throw out there!
@dk168 I do like the petals like that and I've seen a version where there are two layers also which I find very attractive. Do you have a profile view of the red stone version (photo 2 in your second inspiration above)?I have decided against the ringdant design, as the chances of me wearing it as a pendant is remote. I am having some pendants made instead that can be worn as sliders or with a bail.
I like the look of the halo pointing slightly downwards as per the inspiration ring designs.
Thanks for the suggestion re: flat or slightly pointing upwards halo, however, I am not certain if either would suit this stone myself. Sloping downwards will help to distract the eyes from the depth of the stone IMHO.
I have thought about alternating the angle of each petal though, however, decided against it as the inspiration ring designs do not have this feature.
Below is the ring I am trying to recreate with my Rubellite:
A better picture of the petals that I like:
Both rings have their halos pointing slightly downwards that I like.
Yup, that's what I have asked for, as I worry about them popping out, having lost a 10pt stone in my 3-stone heart Ruby ring, and it cost 400 GBP to replace that stone!!!
Here you go, screen grab from the video of the ring:
Yup, that's what bugged me with the flower ringdant design - the basket and stone sit too high and proud relative to the petals. May be the shapes and curves of the petals were wrong, the CAD just left me cold, so it is canned.
I hope they live up to your expectations, and look forward to seeing your pieces from them.I like halos which slightly tilt downwards also, especially with deep colored stones it helps to connect the shape of the ring with the finger. I like bead settings also to reduce the amount of metal showing between diamonds.
I am trying Diamondmounts now based on your good experiences, because they will manufacture a partly silver and partly gold item, whereas CaiMao will not. Thank you for the recommendation!