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Ideas for remaking emerald and diamond cocktail ring

Mreader

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I have a cocktail ring that has 1.5 ctw of diamonds and a cute little asscher emerald that's about 4.5 mm long and 4.1 across. Since it's a cocktail ring I rarely wear it and I even considered selling it. Now I am considering repurposing it because Daniel M recently repurposed another ring for me and the cost was really reasonable (I'm waiting to get it the mail and can't wait to share btw). I was thinking of doing a small bezel around the emerald; I don't currently care for the prongs because you cannot make it out that it's an asscher shape. And perhaps using the outer melee as a shared prong band? I think I might even have enough melee for a double band. I cannot really find anything online that looks like that, but what do you guys think? Or do you have other ideas?? Provided I like the quality of the work when I get my first repurposed ring in the mail, I think I'm going to do a big push to recycle some pieces this year.

Here's the cocktail ring. The emerald is little, but it's a really lovely color. IMG_0230.jpg IMG_0229.jpg IMG_0227.jpg IMG_0231.jpg
 

Mreader

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Also I say outer melee because the inner is a different size; in fact the outer looks like it may have been added later ( I got it as an estate piece). The small rings I've seen are like this even though in these the center is bigger than mine would be. Just trying to visualize how it would looks and/or if a double band would look weird.

small-asscher-cut-engagement-ring-pearl.jpg asscher-cut-basket-prong-diamond-small-engagement-ring-in-14K-white-gold-FDENS3104ASR-NL-WG.jpg
 

voce

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It is a lovely emerald! I adore the top view, but you are right about the Asscher shape not coming across well with prongs.

I personally love the double halo, and if it were me, I'd keep the diamonds and have Dan bezel the emerald and make the emerald recessed into the center, so it's more protected, rather than popping out as the top part of the ring in the current setting, where it's the least protected.

I don't know what you mean by a double band. A bezel center with diamonds pave ring is very doable if that's the look you want. I think your emerald will look very good in most types of settings with diamonds.
 

meely

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It’s very pretty from the top down but from the side it’s obviously too high to be practical. I like @voce idea. If it were mine I think I would have it all pave set into platinum so it sat flat like a circular panel ring. That way the top view would remain similar but it would be much more practical and the emerald less vulnerable. If you still feel this is too big then your idea would obviously make a much smaller and less blingy ring but perhaps it might lose some of the charm.
 

peacechick

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What about making a set of two bands that can stack?

My thought is you could keep the emerald with the smaller halo, but make the halo square, not round. Use a couple of the large melee for the sides, and the rest to make a stacking band.

I agree with changing the prongs. Very hard to tell it’s a asscher.
 

meely

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What about making a set of two bands that can stack?

My thought is you could keep the emerald with the smaller halo, but make the halo square, not round. Use a couple of the large melee for the sides, and the rest to make a stacking band.

I agree with changing the prongs. Very hard to tell it’s a asscher.

That could work well
 

Mreader

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What about making a set of two bands that can stack?

My thought is you could keep the emerald with the smaller halo, but make the halo square, not round. Use a couple of the large melee for the sides, and the rest to make a stacking band.

I agree with changing the prongs. Very hard to tell it’s a asscher.

I really like the idea of a square halo and I thought of that, but I didn’t know if the emerald was to small and the diamonds a bit too big to make it square?
 

Mreader

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It is a lovely emerald! I adore the top view, but you are right about the Asscher shape not coming across well with prongs.

I personally love the double halo, and if it were me, I'd keep the diamonds and have Dan bezel the emerald and make the emerald recessed into the center, so it's more protected, rather than popping out as the top part of the ring in the current setting, where it's the least protected.

If I recessed it I wonder if the diamonds would still need to be pulled out and redone. If so and the square halo is doable I really like this idea...
 

Mreader

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It’s very pretty from the top down but from the side it’s obviously too high to be practical. I like @voce idea. If it were mine I think I would have it all pave set into platinum so it sat flat like a circular panel ring. That way the top view would remain similar but it would be much more practical and the emerald less vulnerable. If you still feel this is too big then your idea would obviously make a much smaller and less blingy ring but perhaps it might lose some of the charm.

Yes it would be less blingy for sure but was thinking I would get more wear that way. . If the square halo is doable that’s appealing too. Especially since I’ve been getting emerald fever!
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Good luck with the remodeling
Wear it, don't warehouse it as Calla Gold says in her jewlery blog
i actually feel quite inspired by the ring now - how that extra ring of melee - im thinking of a ring of my mum's from the 80s - nowhere near as nice as your find, but its a thought I'll tuck away
 

meely

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Yes it would be less blingy for sure but was thinking I would get more wear that way. . If the square halo is doable that’s appealing too. Especially since I’ve been getting emerald fever!

I’m a total believer in having what you love and will wear, I just don’t see the point otherwise! Yes emerald interest seems to be hotting up!
 

peacechick

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I really like the idea of a square halo and I thought of that, but I didn’t know if the emerald was to small and the diamonds a bit too big to make it square?
I think the proportions will look something like this, it looks good to me!
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And you could also space out the diamonds around the halo using metalwork. Imagine this but square. Instead of the tiny melee, just have metal and then diamonds at closer intervals. Alternating melee size here will be a cool look!

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Mreader

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I think the proportions will look something like this, it looks good to me!
6989011D-D9A4-420E-80AB-F4CD50D0954D.jpeg
ED166B6F-E6E4-44ED-821D-789FF9E6FA9B.jpeg
And you could also space out the diamonds around the halo using metalwork. Imagine this but square. Instead of the tiny melee, just have metal and then diamonds at closer intervals. Alternating melee size here will be a cool look!

BBF4E19D-9BAC-4585-A566-04D4FDC6B4DB.jpeg

I really like the second pic you posted! I love the first too but the stones are so much larger than mine that it’s hard to envision a teensy version haha.
 

peacechick

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I really like the second pic you posted! I love the first too but the stones are so much larger than mine that it’s hard to envision a teensy version haha.

If you used the outer ring of melee, I think you could achieve the first look. I think it will look even better since I think the diamonds are too big in the example.

For the second example, you won’t be able to do it with the inner ring of melee as it needs more than 7. So you could mix the two sizes. It will look a bit like a “bubble” halo. Like this picture but without the bezel.

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