- Jul 17, 2008
Got an email this morning about Lightbox out, stones that didn’t quite make the cut To the regular. I predetermining the .50 white to see the difference. Will update you on how it goes.
That's beautiful! What do you think of the cut quality? It looks pretty good from the pics!
My 1.5 ctw bezel set Lightbox earrings have arrived. As expected, they are very nice. I’ve shown them below with some other pieces for the purpose of size comparison.
The new earrings do have a little bit of warmth to them, I would say they are in the region of H/I colour. I can’t see any inclusions at all. The cut looks perfectly decent - under a loupe it’s possible to see that the ideal cut stone (the yellow gold bezel set pendant) is better, but to the naked eye there is virtually no difference in sparkle. I was concerned about martini style settings, however the ‘arms’ seem to have sufficient spread to stop them intruding into my piercings. They sit up nicely on the ear and they don’t droop. The butterflies they came with are all but useless so I would advise always swapping to a larger tighter set of backs.
Top row left to right: QVC 1.5 ctw prong set earrings (5.72mm), Lightbox 1.5 ctw bezel set earrings (7.12mm), Diamonique 2 ctw CZ (6.49mm).
Middle row left to right: Kimai 0.85 carat yellow gold bezel set pendant (7.4mm), Lightbox 1.0 carat princess cut bezel set pendant (6.7x6.7).
It’s interesting seeing how the different sizes stack up. My rationale when ordering these bezel set studs was to see if they had enough additional presence to justify not paying out for a 2 ctw prong set pair. It would be interesting to get your opinions on that.