Just really want to drive home exactly the size, weight, and wearability of what you’re looking to create.
I just wrote David to request a wax model. That way I can get a better idea of halo size. Right now my shank is super thick and substantial too. That’s exactly how I want it but perhaps I should rethink that to
I could also lighten it by doing something like this
Thank you. The shank and basket design on my existing CAD is practically the same as your sapphire ring. This will not be an everyday wear but still I might need to consider adjusting. I just haven’t seen any inspiration that I like better. David is doing another CAD for me with smaller melee so I can compare
Agreed! I was very skeptical when purchasing but it all worked out! I’m absolutely thrilled. I’m debating if I should send it directly to DK or sit on it for a month or two. I want to make sure I don’t let my excitement rush the setting process. Caysie ghosted me after I asked for definitive melee size (no surprise there based on other PS experiences)
Don’t get me wrong I love the design, this is why I chose it for my own. If I could do it again I would absolutely choose white gold so it’s lighter and I would hollow out the shank a bit probably to cut down even more. I get “platinum means expensive” but like it’s so heavy I have to wear it in my pointer finger because it’s too heavy for anything else and even then feels like I’ve got brass knuckles on
I'm a weirdo who likes to sit with new gems for a while before setting them. I sort of enjoy looking at them in bed at night when they're all cozy in their gem boxes.
But I also don't see any harm in wasting no time setting it, since there's zero chance you're going to fall out of love with that baby!
you don’t need to send it back. No silly question.
I am glad you got the wax I think both have their positives - like you outlined in your post- so I don’t think you’ll go wrong either way.
I personally like the look of the slightly smaller ones? But I can appreciate the desire to have larger ones too. The larger is more of a cocktail the smaller more of a engagement. The smaller I think more proportionate and more to your inspiration pic but like I said- no wrong answer. Excited for you! I am glad you got wax so can be filled with only excitement!
I too love a big fat halo but I do think the smaller one looks perfectly sized for your finger.
So I am in complete agreement with @CBianco. For me, the bigger the diamonds, the better. That being said, the smaller halo does indeed look better on your finger. And it's still quite impressive!! I think you could go either way, but since you're just a tad uneasy about the larger halo, it seems like your ultimate decision may be an easy one. I'm excited for you!!
I think both look great. I would go with the bigger halo
I don’t know if this will help you or if it’s overkill analysis
I pared down the outside prongs to what they’ll might appear after set/worked.
Hard call imo, with what info you’ve stated.