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I Finally Finished the Sketches for my Pendant!!!

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  1. Andelain
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    by Andelain » Jul 10, 2010
    and emailed them off...

    I posted a few weeks ago that I was working on a custom pendant design and was doing the sketches myself. I posted a pic much like this one and got feedbacK from several of you. I was initially leaning toward having the largest of the 3 diamonds at the top and the smallest at the bottom. A couple of you liked one of the ideas where I reversed that, but I didn't like the rounded contours as much as some of the more angular ones..........

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  2. Andelain
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    But the idea to invert the stones stuck with me, and I bounced back and forth on which one to choose for a couple weeks and just tonight realized how I wanted to do it. Here's the general idea as I did several drawings trying to get it right...

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  3. Andelain
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    by Andelain » Jul 10, 2010
    I finally got it as close as I'm going to get right here, now it's in the hands on the CAD artist to fine-tune it....

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  4. Andelain
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    by Andelain » Jul 10, 2010
    Here's a pic showing the side profile and gold cutaway I'ce drawn up.

    The bottom stone will be an 1.10 F colored Eightstar I got recently from JbEG, featured here. https://www.pricescope.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=143201 It's 6.7 mm in diameter.

    The middle stone will be a 5mm D colored WF ACA and the top stone will be a 3.3 mm ACA melee.

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  5. tyty333
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    by tyty333 » Jul 11, 2010
    Wow...thats gonna be a whole lot of bling in a little pendant (I mean that in a good way!) Who are you having make it?
    White gold? Are they going to do cads? Keep us posted.
     
  6. mattbrown516
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    by mattbrown516 » Jul 12, 2010
    Andelain-
    Very impressive. Looks like it could really be a dazzling piece when it is all said and done. Keep us posted with updates!
     
  7. yssie
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    by yssie » Jul 12, 2010
    Sweeeet
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  8. Andelain
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    by Andelain » Jul 13, 2010

    Thanks tyty, Yssie, and MattBrown. :appl: WF is doing it for me in 18kt yellow gold with white gold heads. The're doing CADs that I can't wait to see (and tweak :bigsmile: ) I should have them back in a week or so.

    Here's a peek at the center stone, I'm getting it from WF too.

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  9. tyty333
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    by tyty333 » Jul 13, 2010
    Pretty stone...post the cads so we can all see (please) :)) . I love watching jewelry go through the design process from
    begining to end.
     
  10. Andelain
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    by Andelain » Jul 30, 2010
    I got a rough CAD back a few minutes ago to confirm the basic shape I wanted and WOW! This is going to be nice, if I do say so myself. :love:

    Wait, I do say so myself, it was my idea! :bigsmile: I do have to change out the center stone to get the desired effect thouth. Oh boo-hoo, I have to use a bigger diamond.... :lol:

    :lol:

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  11. vbnet
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    by vbnet » Jul 30, 2010
    oh my, my! This will be one great beauty! So sorry you have to get a bigger stone LOL! :naughty:
     
  12. FancyDiamond
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    by FancyDiamond » Jul 30, 2010
    Lots of bling.
    When will the pendant be ready?
    Can't wait to see neck shots.
     
  13. susimoo
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    by susimoo » Jul 30, 2010
    You must be devasted having to use a LARGER diamond! lol :devil:

    Looks fab! Be safe LW!! :wavey:
     
  14. yssie
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    ::snort::

    Awesome, Ande!!
     
  15. tyty333
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    Going to be cool! Cant wait to see more!!!
     
    


    


  16. vbnet
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    yes, when , when??
     
  17. missydebby
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    by missydebby » Jul 31, 2010
    Too freeken cool LW ;))

    You are my jewelry goddess.
     
  18. Andelain
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    by Andelain » Aug 2, 2010
    Ummmmm, yeah...... tragic isn't it? :lol: :lol: :lol: Of course
    that 7-8 point jump in stone size is going to cost around $500-600 because I crossed the half-carat mark. Oh well, we only live once. :bigsmile:


    I don't know when it'll be ready, but I'm hoping they finish it YESTERDAY! I'm so ready to get my hands on it. Here's the latest update, the prongs are drawn in here. I emailed back to ask if they could move the gold a bit away from the diamonds to give room for 4 prong white gold heads with tiny claw prongs.

    I get more excited with each drawing I get from WF. :naughty: :bigsmile: :appl:

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  19. vbnet
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    I hope they can, I also prefer small claws - - but in any event it is beautiful!!! Can't wait for it to be finished!
     
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    What will be the total dimensions of the pendant? I'm guessing about 2 cm long , 1.5 wide, but I don't think I'm quite right? It is going to be drop dead gorgeous!
     
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    by yennyfire » Aug 8, 2010
    Wow, how awesome that you have the talent and vision to create your own design! I love it...it sounds like it's going to be beautiful! How long do you think it will take before you get to wear it (and post pics of course!)
     
  22. Andelain
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    by Andelain » Aug 8, 2010
    Yennyfire, thank you. What a nice thing to say! Thank you all for the compliments. I'll have to admit that I'm proud of this design. It's not based on anything I've ever seen before, it just formed in my head and I've wanted to do it for a long time. The final design isn't too different that the idea I had years ago, but the order of the stones is reversed.



    You're not far off at all. I took the latest prelim CAD and shrunk it down until the largest stone was life size and then measure 2.25 cm lone and 1.35 cm wide at the widest part. Here's the last prelim, I told Joe at WF to move on to the real thing. I think I'm in :love:

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  23. Andelain
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    And here's the stones that I'll be using. I had to go up around .2mm on the middle stone to make the design work, so I picked the .511 F-SI1. Bob at WF was kind enough to go through several of that size and pick out the eye-clean one, plus he picked me a .14ct melee that will go nicely.

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  24. vbnet
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    EEEKS! My heart just quickened! It's going to be soo beautiful! Keep us posted!
     
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    Can't wait to see it!!!! :appl: :appl: :appl:
     
  26. tigian
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    Your pendant is going to be gorgeous! The stones you picked look great.
     
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    Wow. This is going to be gorgeous! I love the line up of the stones!! :appl:
     
  28. Andelain
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    Me either!!! But I got to wait for the CADs.... then they have to make it......... then they have to ship over here....................


    I can't stand it any more!!! :errrr:
     
  29. starryeyed
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    Wow, that's going to be stunning! Can't wait to see pictures. :praise:
     
  30. Gypsy
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    Wow. That is going to be seriously blingy! Can't wait for neck shots!
     

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