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I’m resetting my tapered baguette setting..

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  1. Mamabean
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    by Mamabean » Jun 20, 2019
    Well...I decided after much agonizing...I’m going to tweak the design of my recently reset diamond. David will do the reset for me this time. He listens to what I want..which is really important. Last year I had someone make me a setting but it fell short of what I wanted. Truthfully I didn’t know what I wanted...All I knew was that I wanted a tapered baguette setting since I was 20 years old. I’m sixty-five now..so that’s a long wait. When I got it I was thrilled but something was off..After staring at it all year and not loving it..even though it was beautifully made..it just wasn’t making me happy. I loved it in theory but it just wasn’t right. What I realized was it was too stumpy and squished. I love a low setting but my present design made my diamond look like a lentil and swallowed it up. I also missed my six prong setting..I felt the four prong made my diamond look square and less round. I contacted David with some inspiration photos of it being raised up in a six prong. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea but the heart wants what the heart wants. It’s being mailed off today! :appl:
    These are the inspiration photos I sent David..I’ll also include my old new setting for a before and after.
    I will post the cads when I get them...and hope to get feedback from you..I realize I’m going from a cast setting but I trust David to give me the design I’m looking for..I’ll be reusing my tapered baguettes..
    Before pics..
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    Inspiration pics...
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  2. missy
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    by missy » Jun 20, 2019
    Good luck Joanne! I hope it returns as the ring of your dreams. You deserve that sweet lady. :appl:
     
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  3. Mamabean
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    Thank you @missy! :kiss2:
     
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    by bling_dream19 » Jun 20, 2019
    Soo exciting!!! You've got great taste and a 6 prong with baguettes could not be more classic. It will be so beautiful! And I love when I hear folks going for their dreams! Keep us posted, I'm excited for your journey. :bigsmile:
     
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  5. Mamabean
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    Thank you @bling_dream19! I’m excited!
     
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    by Morenita21 » Jun 20, 2019
    I love this classic style, however it looks terrible on my fingers. But when I see it on others, it’s just so beautiful! You must share photos!
     
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    by junebug17 » Jun 20, 2019
    @Mamabean, I'm excited for you, I think this new setting is going to make you happier. A setting can make a big difference in the appearance of a diamond. My OEC is a pretty stone but it came to life even more in a new setting. Good for you for going with your heart. I truly hope you love it!
     
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  8. Mamabean
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    by Mamabean » Jun 20, 2019
    Thank you @junebug17! I had to get over the cost of the setting because I just had it reset last year. I’m just eating the cost...which is hard...It wasn’t cheap as it was cast...Life is too short to not get what you want....within reason...of course...David really listens to what you say and gets it...I hope I love it too...:pray: I’m happy you love your new setting for your OEC! :appl:
     
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    by elizat » Jun 20, 2019
    I think it's a classic lovely choice. I hope you love the remake!
     
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    It will be beautiful.
     
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  11. arkieb1
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    by arkieb1 » Jun 20, 2019
    You might need baguettes that taper more rather than being straighter ones in either design, that might help them "flow" into the head of the main stone better.....
     
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    by Bonfire » Jun 20, 2019
    I’m all about doing what makes one happy! I’ll be following with interest to see your new design!
     
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    by jbake » Jun 20, 2019
    So excited to follow this project! Fingers crossed you absolutely love “lentil” in her new home ❤️
     
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  14. cmd2014
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    by cmd2014 » Jun 20, 2019
    The imagery associated with you thinking that your diamond looked like a squashed swallowed up lentil made me laugh. Oh how the heart wants what it wants. May your new ring bring you much joy! (I can see how raising the stone and putting it in a 6 prong basket will make all the difference in the world).
     
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  15. KKJohnson
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    by KKJohnson » Jun 20, 2019
    I hear ya about having a design that is nice but just not overall happy with it! I feel the same way about my own ring and just like you I am having it reset. Best of luck on round 2!
     
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  16. Mamabean
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    Thank you @elizat...I hope I love it too...:geek2:
     
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    Thank you @KKJohnson Do you have a thread on your reset? :appl:
     
  18. Mamabean
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    Thank @lambskin I hope so!
     
  19. Mamabean
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    Thank you @cmd2014 I feel I need to free her! :lol:
     
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    Thank you @jbake I’m hoping to rename her after David releases her from her cocoon! I want her to be proud of her lentilness! :lol-2:
     
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    Thank you @Bonfire I’m praying I get this right..for me. I know it’s not a design that most people would want..but I want to love it.
     
  22. Mamabean
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    by Mamabean » Jun 20, 2019
    Thank you @arkieb1 They are a little more tapered than what appears in the photo..I don’t like skinny tapered pointy baguettes..and I do want to use these..I have baguettes and stones all over the place..I don’t want to collect another pair. Keep ideas coming!
     
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  23. Bonfire
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    I don’t know why you think that. I’ll bet we will all be oohing and ahhing over it when it’s finished! :appl:
     
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  24. Mamabean
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  26. Mamabean
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    Thank you @Austina I’m in for the long process! I just sent it off..
     
  27. Alex T
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    by Alex T » Jun 20, 2019
    Ooh, how exciting! I'm glad you figured out what it was that was bothering you as that's the biggest hurdle sometimes.
     
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    Thank you @Alex T It took me a year! I kept staring at it and I just didn’t love it. It took me a while..but I’m glad I didn’t rush into doing something else. I even thought of changing it to a soli..but I thought I would try one more time with my baguettes..Fingers and toes crossed!
     
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  29. Slick1
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    by Slick1 » Jun 20, 2019
    I’m so happy for you that you are going for a re do. Sometimes we have to live with something to truly know what we want. Wishing you alll the luck that this hits the spot! Can’t wait to see it! I love a baguette setting!
     
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  30. nala
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    Yes. I was going to suggest this as well.
     
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