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Introducing my new Steven Kirsch reset

lemondrops

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Dear PS-ers,

I wanted to share my new reset made by the fabulous Steven Kirsch!!

Long story short, I purchased my original halo setting at a store in NYC's Diamond District. The setting was intended for a cushion cut but I had it custom-made to fit my square stone. Fast forward to a few weeks later when I picked up my ring, I noticed the melee on the halo was not flush against the stone and there was so much excess metal exposed. I left the store content but completely satisfied. I thought I was being overly critical and wanted to give myself a few days to see if my feelings would change... it didn't. :nono:

I researched halo rings on PS and contacted the experts, Victor Canera and Steven Kirsch, for quotes and feedback on how their handmade settings would compare to my cast setting. I chose Steven since he was local, fast to respond, and gave me the best turnaround time of 12 days - incredible!! I am so glad I chose him - not only is he skilled in his craft, he is a pleasure to work with. Throughout the process, he put my worries at ease and provided honest advice. When Steven presented me my reset 2 weeks later, my jaw literally dropped to the floor. It's not surprising how highly rated he is in the PS community due to his keen eye for detail and the level of his craftsmanship. :praise: :bigsmile:

I strongly recommend Steven Kirsch for custom settings, even his solitaire settings are TDF!! :lickout:

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lemondrops

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Comparing the old setting vs new.. striking, isn't it? :o

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pandabee

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It looks great! What a world of difference. Enjoy your reset!!!
 

AudiLover

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Incredible setting! I love it!
 

SB621

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Woa you can really tell in that comparasion shot can't you!!!!! I love your new reset and think it looks magnificent!! Can we get a hand shot? :appl: :love: Steven is amazing and I'm so glad you went with him!
 

Laila619

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Wow, absolutely gorgeous!

I really love his ring box too, nice touch!
 

lemondrops

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As requested, here are some handshots!! ;))

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BriBee

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I love this! :love: And the prongs are SO MUCH BETTER compared to your other setting...that's one of the biggest improvements from what I can see (JMHO) :appl:
 

lemondrops

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Thank you all so much for your sweet words :love: I keep staring at it and cannot find any faults with this one.. I AM SO HAPPY!! :appl:
 

yennyfire

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It is gorgeous! So much more refined than the other setting! You did good!! :appl:
 

Enerchi

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oh my! it is beautiful!!! YEs indeed, you can certainly see a dramatic difference between the original and the SK one - wow! Good call - far superior detailing and finishing on the SK one!

Its beautiful and looks GINORMOUS on you - enjoy!!!
 

ame

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Holy crapola. That looks amazing!!! NO COMPARISON. NONE. Divine!!!
 

pregcurious

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Nice. I even like the box. Classy blush colored.
 

pandabee

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Had to come back and say, my favorite thing about this is that the halo is so well shaped. Not overly pointy as some princess halos I have seen!! :appl:
 

stargurl78

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Wow, what an improvement, that is absolutely stunning :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
 

diamondseeker2006

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Absolutely gorgeous!!! :love: I try to tell people here all the time not to waste money on a mediocre cast pave setting when they can spend a little more and get a work of art like this! It is SO worth it! The quality difference is very evident!
 

gemtastic

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Stunning!!! More handshots please!!
 

imspecializd

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Wow so beautiful!!
 

minousbijoux

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Lovely!
 
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Loooove the picture with you holding the mug!!! It's like bam!!! In yo face! I'm a huge diamond! Look! At! Me!
 

JaneSmith

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BIG differrence! That is the nicest square halo I've ever seen. That handshot with the cup is particularly beautiful.
 

Ally T

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Oh my gosh, the differences in the settings are so subtle and yet the finished rings have a totally different look! The new setting is perfect and refined and sexy and screaming to be drooled over!! :love:
 

lknvrb4

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Stunning, I love the new halo. What size is your diamond if you don't mind me asking?
 

lemondrops

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2.05ct, G, VS1 :tongue:
 

lemondrops

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Steven just sent me the video he made of my ring and I wanted to share with you all. I was lucky enough to have a quick tour of his workshop, his photoshoot setup is pretty impressive. He certainly is a man of many tricks, now I just need to find a new project for him... Hmm!! :praise:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrBjAhJ7IuU

Thanks so much Steven!!
 

Enerchi

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GORGEOUS!! Wow - that just comes alive in that setting!!
 

two_little_birds

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WOWZA! :love: :love: :love:

What a transformation! Truly a stunning ring and it looks perfect on you! :appl:
 

junebug17

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Wow, a picture really is worth a thousand words, especially in this case! My gosh, what a difference between those two settings. Absolutely beautiful and perfect, looks amazing on you! I love the pic with the mug too!
 

woofmama

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The difference between the settings is very apparent. Steven did a beautiful job. Very stunning ring :love: :love: :love:
Looks amazing and Huge on you! Congratulations!
 

CharmyPoo

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Here a question .. how much more do you love the new setting? Worth every cent?
 
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