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HPD “Astoria” Solitaire with 1.87 F SI1 CBI

AstoriaSwan

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After selecting the the CBI diamond (https://www.pricescope.com/communit...in-person-w-pics-and-video-comparison.248180/), we worked with Layla at HPD to design a setting. We wanted an elegant, classic 6-prong cathedral solitaire setting. Our design inspirations were Vatche’s Swan and HPD’s Symphonie. After concluding that we wanted a ring that could sit next to a straight wedding band, we eliminated the surprise diamonds in the design.

We made some modifications to HPD’s “Astoria” design. The end result from HPD’s bench is what we’d hope for and more. The prongs and polish on the ring are exceptional. The custom process took a little over a week with a few rounds of iterations. The bench took 6 weeks to make. However, when HPD inspected it, they were not satisfied with one of the prongs. It took a week to resolve that issue. Their commitment to the highest standards is evident, as the finished product is exquisite.

In terms of design, we wanted the diamond to sit up a little but not too high. The shank is slightly tapered to from 2.7mm to 2mm, which we think has a nice balance with the diamond. The metal is platinum.

I’ve tried to capture the beauty and life of the diamond in the pictures and video, but it’s not possible. We are still getting used seeing it in different environments.

If anyone can help me figure out how to upload videos, I can share those as well.

Here is the CAD:
HPD Astoria Design - Final.jpg

A few shots of the ring:
IMG_0329.jpg IMG_0326.jpg IMG_0332.jpg
 

Wewechew

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I saw this the other day and it’s making me want to go back to a six prong! I seriously considered emailing Layla about it! Seriously, beautiful ring and diamond :kiss2:
 

Laila619

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I love it! Such a gorgeous solitaire!!
 

AstoriaSwan

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Thank you for all the kind words. Layla at HPD really helped make sure the design and details are perfect.

We're still finding new ways of seeing the sparkle of the CBI. Any favorite environments to best capture this?

Here is a video of the ring outside in late afternoon sun.
 

cflutist

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Wow, what a gorgeous ring, I love it :love::love::love:
You will find that it surprises you when you least expect it.
Check it out with the lighting at Home Depot and Costco.
Welcome to the CBI family.
 

Dancing Fire

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Congrats, A beautiful 6 prong solitaire!. Yup, A CBI diamond can blind you .:wink2: :cool2: . HPD team are the best! :clap:
 

Dancing Fire

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Wow, what a gorgeous ring, I love it :love::love::love:
You will find that it surprises you when you least expect it.
Check it out with the lighting at Home Depot and Costco.
Welcome to the CBI family.
My CBI loves Taco Bell. :love::lol:
 

Alex T

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Absolutely beautiful! The setting is stunning for this stone - congratulations!
 

foxinsox

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That’s a graceful elegant setting for a beautiful beautiful stone. Congratulations!
 

mk206

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What a BEAUTIFUL set! Gosh, this is just gorgeous. Congratulations! Welcome to the CBI family!
 

Gemstonesrock

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I love this setting! Gorgeous pairing of a beautiful CBI in an elegant, fluid solitaire setting!
 
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