Find your diamond
Find your jewelry
shape
carat
color
clarity

#JOTW Meet Selene, my 15 ct. Fleur de Lis Moonstone Ring by Daniel M!

platinumrock

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Mar 13, 2005
Messages
2,262
Hello everyone! Hope you are all doing well and staying safe. I had to pop by and share Selene, my new moonstone goddess ring by Daniel M. I bought the stone loose, and contacted Daniel M. for the setting project about month ago. I've always wanted a moonstone ring, but it took me forever to find one in the right size, price, hue, and transparency. Then Selene came along from India through an Etsy seller, in her 15 carat (18 x 14), imperfect but hypnotic glory. I knew that her setting would be her regal gown, and I had to do her justice. It took about a year until Selene decided it was time, and she was ready to sit on my right hand. She wanted to be draped in rich 14K yellow gold, with lots of details and carvings, like a crown, as if she already came like this for hundreds of years, and serendipitously stumbled upon on some Greek island, by a lucky passer-by. Or tourist perhaps? That is her story, and I'm sticking to it. :bigsmile:



inspo.jpg moondstoneCADrevised.jpg moonstoneCAD1.jpg

Inspiration setting and CADs


As always, the whole process was smooth and easy with Dan. I truly think that SHE chose him, and she chose right. I'm just the lady that paid the balance. :lol-2: I sent him pics of the inspiration setting, with some modification requests: adding carving and milgrain on the lower part of the basket, making it black under the stone to enhance the blue hue (he came up with black antique finish on the metal), making the shank 2 mm. I also gave him free reign on the carving design, to come up with something that will complement the fleur de lis. He also made it into a split-shank to give a sense of proportion to the size of the stone. He nailed all of them!


I get lost. I get so lost when I look at her. Sometimes she looks like a blue horizon with white clouds and flashes of lightning. Sometimes I feel like I'm being pulled into another world, a hazy dream, another planet. Sometimes it feels like I'm gazing into a mini crystal ball, the haze fading away, and faces start to gaze back at me. But most of the time, I feel like I have intuitive superpowers, and Selene is my right-hand guardian.



Thanks in advance for letting me share! I am OVER THE MOON with Selene and Dan's work of art!!:kiss2:



il_1588xN.2917909724_kg41.jpg
il_1588xN.2965594345_1xau.jpg


All finished!! Dan's glam pics.


IMG_0740.jpg
IMG_0745.jpg
IMG_0733 (1).jpg
IMG_0737 (1).jpg


Selene finally home!! Indoor morning light. Please excuse my dry hands. :oops:


IMG_0747.jpg
IMG_0749.jpg
IMG_0757.jpg


Getting some noon sun. :sun:
 

MMtwo

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Sep 20, 2009
Messages
2,960
How perfect this setting is for your moonstone. The glowy blue is mesmerizing.
 

Dmndsr4evr11

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Dec 9, 2018
Messages
1,136
Hello everyone! Hope you are all doing well and staying safe. I had to pop by and share Selene, my new moonstone goddess ring by Daniel M. I bought the stone loose, and contacted Daniel M. for the setting project about month ago. I've always wanted a moonstone ring, but it took me forever to find one in the right size, price, hue, and transparency. Then Selene came along from India through an Etsy seller, in her 15 carat (18 x 14), imperfect but hypnotic glory. I knew that her setting would be her regal gown, and I had to do her justice. It took about a year until Selene decided it was time, and she was ready to sit on my right hand. She wanted to be draped in rich 14K yellow gold, with lots of details and carvings, like a crown, as if she already came like this for hundreds of years, and serendipitously stumbled upon on some Greek island, by a lucky passer-by. Or tourist perhaps? That is her story, and I'm sticking to it. :bigsmile:



inspo.jpg moondstoneCADrevised.jpg moonstoneCAD1.jpg

Inspiration setting and CADs


As always, the whole process was smooth and easy with Dan. I truly think that SHE chose him, and she chose right. I'm just the lady that paid the balance. :lol-2: I sent him pics of the inspiration setting, with some modification requests: adding carving and milgrain on the lower part of the basket, making it black under the stone to enhance the blue hue (he came up with black antique finish on the metal), making the shank 2 mm. I also gave him free reign on the carving design, to come up with something that will complement the fleur de lis. He also made it into a split-shank to give a sense of proportion to the size of the stone. He nailed all of them!


I get lost. I get so lost when I look at her. Sometimes she looks like a blue horizon with white clouds and flashes of lightning. Sometimes I feel like I'm being pulled into another world, a hazy dream, another planet. Sometimes it feels like I'm gazing into a mini crystal ball, the haze fading away, and faces start to gaze back at me. But most of the time, I feel like I have intuitive superpowers, and Selene is my right-hand guardian.



Thanks in advance for letting me share! I am OVER THE MOON with Selene and Dan's work of art!!:kiss2:



il_1588xN.2917909724_kg41.jpg
il_1588xN.2965594345_1xau.jpg


All finished!! Dan's glam pics.


IMG_0740.jpg
IMG_0745.jpg
IMG_0733 (1).jpg
IMG_0737 (1).jpg


Selene finally home!! Indoor morning light. Please excuse my dry hands. :oops:


IMG_0747.jpg
IMG_0749.jpg
IMG_0757.jpg


Getting some noon sun. :sun:

It is mesmerizing ! Congrats!!
 

yennyfire

Ideal_Rock
Trade
Joined
Jun 6, 2010
Messages
6,680
I’m a sucker for a moonstone and yours is a beaut! The setting couldn’t be more perfect!!
 

HollyC

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jul 22, 2020
Messages
353
Oh my goodness, the Adularescence is so attractive. It is a stunning piece. Wear it in good health :kiss2:
 

ItsMainelyYou

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Jun 27, 2014
Messages
1,546
:love: Preeeetty, and must be awesome to have your very own satellite!
* also saw your Fanta avatar and immediately started singing, "Moonstone, moonstone, that's a blue stone." to the old Fanta jingle- did a little shimmy and everything:lol:
 

platinumrock

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Mar 13, 2005
Messages
2,262
Thank you so much Canuk-gal, MMtwo, Dmndsr4evr11, MakingTheGrade, Yennyfire, HollyC, and Farleysmom!
 

platinumrock

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Mar 13, 2005
Messages
2,262
Last edited:

platinumrock

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Mar 13, 2005
Messages
2,262
:love: Preeeetty, and must be awesome to have your very own satellite!
* also saw your Fanta avatar and immediately started singing, "Moonstone, moonstone, that's a blue stone." to the old Fanta jingle- did a little shimmy and everything:lol:

Thank you! Haha! I love your jingle! Would not be the same without the shimmy :lol:

PS: Own satellite? Sometimes it feels like another planet. :eek-2:
 
Last edited:

lissyflo

Brilliant_Rock
Premium
Joined
May 23, 2016
Messages
1,370
It’s absolutely beautiful! The setting suits it to perfection and your stone is dreamy and enviably large!
 

tyty333

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Dec 17, 2008
Messages
23,560
She's really pretty! He did a great job on the setting!
 

platinumrock

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Mar 13, 2005
Messages
2,262
Thank you so much Slick, Tayberry, Inbloom, Maita, Daisys and Diamonds, Oncrutchesrightnow, Lissyflo, GeorgieQ, Alex T, Mrs. Strizzle, LLJ'smom, and Tyty333!

I look down at my right hand and I still can't believe she's mine! :eek2: Definitely a distraction when I'm driving. :devil:
 

platinumrock

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Mar 13, 2005
Messages
2,262
How do you think of this combination? Inspirational!

I just totally saw her as antique, over a hundred years old, and something that would be found in a shipwreck. When I found the inspiration pic, I couldn't imagine her any other way.
 
Be a part of the community It's free, join today!
    Actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco's Wedding
    Actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco's Wedding
    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s Love Story told through Jewelry
    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s Love Story told through Jewelry
    Style File: Emma Watson
    Style File: Emma Watson

Need Something Special?

Get a quote from multiple trusted and vetted jewelers.

Holloway Cut Advisor



Diamond Eye Candy

Click to view full-size image.
Top