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  1. Corbes55
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    by Corbes55 » Feb 17, 2019
    My untreated ruby in a handmade 18kt yellow gold vintage style ring by Kristen Jones 15503862149244672171794224163698.jpg
     
  2. SouthernGent
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    by SouthernGent » Feb 17, 2019
    Beautiful with that 18K gold - it really sets off that stone.
     
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  3. Sfadman
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    by Sfadman » Feb 17, 2019
    That is a beautiful ruby and the ring design is so cool - nice work!
     
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  4. Corbes55
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    by Corbes55 » Feb 17, 2019
    Thanks for the positive feedback! I put alot of time and care into finding this stone and worked closely with the artist to bring my vision to life. I gave her photos of antique Russian rings for inspiration, that I found on pinterest. Most of the photos I liked led me to romanov Russia. Next on the list; an untreated sapphire with the same inspirations!
     
    


    


  5. SouthernGent
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    by SouthernGent » Feb 17, 2019
    @Corbes55 Good job on that, sir. Do you recall what your artist charged for her design fee?
     
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    by Sfadman » Feb 17, 2019
    Where did you end up sourcing the stone - it’s really beautiful!
     
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    by Corbes55 » Feb 17, 2019
    A good friend of mine who is a GIA GG sourced the stone for me. I payed a little over wholesale for it but I didnt mind because it is truly a top quality stone. 2.33CT , GIA report, eye clean, high fluorescence, Slight purplish Red (stunning vivid red in incandescent) with an excellent cut, Mozambique origin
    *And no indications of heating, of course
     
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  8. Corbes55
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    by Corbes55 » Feb 17, 2019
    The end cost after taxes was around 4700$ CDN for the ring. It weighs about an ounce. She charges like $100 an hour for the design, I think it was 800-1000$ for the actual wax carving. And she charges a premium on the gold, which I happily pay because i think she is top shelf! 100/gram.
     
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    by cocotate » Feb 20, 2019
    Some big blings for men. :eek2:
     
  10. CravingDiamonds
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    by CravingDiamonds » Feb 26, 2019
    Beautiful ring.
     
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  11. RockyFPV
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    by RockyFPV » Mar 1, 2019
    My wedding band, made by David Klass. I think it’s phenomenal! (7) Baguette’s 1ctw 16.5 grams in platinum with milgrain in size 10.5
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  12. CravingDiamonds
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    by CravingDiamonds » Mar 5, 2019
    Nice and simple just like it should be.
     
  13. OoohShiny
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  14. Menlikediamondstoo
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  15. SouthernGent
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    by SouthernGent » Apr 10, 2019
    Very nice. Can you post a profile picture of it, please?
    And what size is the stone?
     
    


    


  16. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » Apr 10, 2019
    The stone is 1.56 but actually faces up larger than my 2carat round at 8.5mm because it is soo shallow.

    Profile as in side view?

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  17. SouthernGent
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    by SouthernGent » Apr 10, 2019
    Yes, side view. 1.56 carats? What are it's dimensions in mm?
    And I love how it is so low-profile on your finger.
     
  18. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » Apr 10, 2019
    7.5 up and down 8.5 point to point. Gia cert says 8.71x7.37x3.08 But I’m not exactly sure which way they measure it
     
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  19. SouthernGent
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    by SouthernGent » Apr 11, 2019
    Thanks. I really like it. Who designed the ring for you?

    One other question if you don't mind - is the band solid or open below the culet of the stone?
     
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  20. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » Apr 11, 2019
    I designed the ring! I didn’t want a high polish because the diamond would get lost. I don’t live a satin finish, but the LOVE the brushed!

    Hexagons have a little window in the middle that I didn’t want to see. When they are pressed against metal, you don’t see it. This is why the undercarriage is solid, and the sides are open to let in light. The bezel and the little groove dug out next to the bezel are high polish. There was soo much going on, I’m amazed it came out perfect on the first try!
     
  21. missy
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    by missy » Apr 11, 2019
    Your ring is truly perfect. It's gorgeous.:love:
     
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  22. SouthernGent
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    by SouthernGent » Apr 11, 2019
    Wow - good job, sir! That sounds like an excellent way of handling that window.
    So you designed it and cast it yourself?
     
  23. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » Apr 11, 2019
    Ohhhhhh Lol! No! I actually went with a jeweler I had never worked with before. Quite honestly, the building looks like you need to be a zillionaire to walk in. To get inside the store you have to go through multiple doors that do not open until the door behind you closes. The luxury-ness of the store is the reason I never went in- I was scared of it! They have a competitor walking distance who I thought I had a great relationship with, but they quoted $4,350 for the setting which I thought was outrageous. This store did it for half that.

    I drew it out and they created the CAD, resin casting, ect.

    Quit honestly, when going custom, I feel at the end (for me) there is always something that can be tweaked or something I would want changed “had I known”. This is the first time I’ve ever felt completely satisfied. Needless to say, I found a new jeweler!
     
  24. Keeliamira
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  25. CravingDiamonds
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    by CravingDiamonds » Apr 25, 2019
    Oh yeah very nice
     
  26. RockyFPV
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    by RockyFPV » May 20, 2019
    @Menlikediamondstoo Your ring is badass man. People don’t always think step cuts can shine but if they catch the light just right they can display some real fireball light.

    Here’s mine:
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  27. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » May 20, 2019
    I agree! I find that my round is like fireworks, but the hexagon gives big, blinding flashes of light!

    Your ring looks awesome! Do you have a top view?
     
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  28. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » May 20, 2019
    Ahh just saw it above. Love the easy to West setting! Ugh. I need to stop!! I’m a dead man If I even think about another ring!
     
  29. CravingDiamonds
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    by CravingDiamonds » May 21, 2019
    Very nice ring.
     
  30. axelrich
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    by axelrich » May 22, 2019
    Looking nice..
     
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