- May 13, 2018
they are all gorgeous, but
can you give more details on the sapphire ring, please?
if you’ve got a thread with more pics of it - please point me the way
Thank you!I never did start a thread for her. She’s an antique Georgian ring and it’s embrassing how little I know!
Here are more pics:
That shield halo setting in the middle is something really special!
Thanks! That shield ring was one of my customised projects which did not turn out as I expected. It was a combination of my inexperience interpreting CAD and with milgrain; sounds silly but I did not expect that additional "bulk" to the ring. However in the end, it turned out fine since I now favour larger rings as I age.
Oh, so you were originally planning to have a narrower halo with milgrain on the edge?
Yes and maybe I could have done it without the inner row of milgrain. Plus I wanted the shape of the shield a bit more regular, rather than a bit pointy and curved at one corner. It felt a rather big when I first got it but now, the size feels right for me.
I feel like the minority here who isn't into rich, deep or vivid colors. Not only do I like light tones, I also enjoy a bit of grey (my favourite color). Ice/steel blue? Lovely! Dusty pink? Perfection! The best part of this is.... lower competition? And sometimes lower prices ?
I'm currently obsessed with pastel purples like lilac, lavender and periwinkle. I had a laugh with my husband the other day because I saw a grading chart for tanzanite and I'm most drawn to the lowest quality ones, right at the bottom. He can't complain.
Are you a pastel lover too? Show me your pastel stones so I can oogle!