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Discussion in 'Fabulous Fashion Jewelry' started by swaye2010, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. chunkyfacetlover
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    by chunkyfacetlover » Dec 13, 2018
    Yes, please feel free to use the CAD. I am working with Mona. The best way to communicate with her is on WhatsApp, her # is 01186 181 7740 5297. She is VERY patient and kind and responds as soon as she's logged on. The whole factory closes from Noon to 2PM (China time) for them to each lunch so if she's MIA for a couple hours, that is why.

    When you are ready to pull the trigger on the ring, tell her Gigi sent you. I'm going to get some simple earrings from them after the holidays so she shouldn't forget me anytime soon. I will make sure to post plenty pictures and videos of the finished ring when I receive it. She told me 15-20 days about a week ago. I'm not in a rush, don't want them making mistakes. SG has been having a couple issues(only two that I know of) setting ACCs recently so both companies are clearly overwhelmed. I literally had to tell Mona that I want whoever set Lucky_Rabbit's ring to set mine! I'm trying to get ahead of any issues that may arise in production of my ring. Wish me luck!
     
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    by llc328 » Dec 13, 2018
    Thank you!!! I saved all you said .... I have a question though ....That WhatsApp? ...Do I need to install something?... Download it from somewhere?...or I just send a text through that number??? .. I email Tianyu ... have no idea what the WhatsApp is .. lol! ...thank You for all your help ....
     
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    by chunkyfacetlover » Dec 13, 2018
    WhatsApp is an app. I have it on my phone and I have the web version on my laptop. It is the best and quickest way to communicate with the Chinese vendors. Depending on what time of day you're chatting, you can get real time responses. Once you download it, it will find everyone in your contacts that is on there. I make all my international calls that way, better than skype! You can add the phone number to the app and Mona will pop up.
     
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    by Pennyc » Dec 13, 2018
    Ladies can I ask for your opinions on the pros and cons for OEC vs brilliant elongated cushion cut?

    Likely getting a G/H from stars gem and wondering what I should be looking for and what the positives and negatives are in each case

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  5. swaye2010
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    by swaye2010 » Dec 13, 2018
    I think for your finger size 8x6 is a good size for a more elongated look. Lucky used the proportions of my original stone, which was 8x9.5. It made it a little fatter, which I actually preferred. This was around a 2.5 carat equivalent but since cushion’s face up a bit smaller it is similar to a 2 carat round. I decided to order a bigger one after selling mine last week and will also be doing a fat elongated cushion again. I only mention this because on the elongated cushions, they will typically cut them with a long thin culet. If it is a ‘squarer’ cushion, they may not necessarily do this and I wouldn’t want you to be unhappy with the look. I suggest asking for that long, thin culet because it makes it look the most diamond like and looks best in all lighting situations from my experience. My vote is always for platinum unless you go with yellow gold. It is a little lighter than US platinum but I still felt it was a sturdy ring and held up well. White metals look fantastic with this particular cut. I can’t wait to get my new version done. I just completed the CAD’s yesterday
     
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    by swaye2010 » Dec 13, 2018
    I put these on the EC thread and will be adding more pictures tomorrow when I can get some good ones in daylight. This is a Starsgem 11x9 EC in G/H with trap side’s in PT950/RU. The stone is surprisingly white most of the time. I do see some discoball in spotlight but in regular lighting or daylight, it looks pretty realistic. I had the stones set by veandvile.com in Stockholm. I love the hand engraving but it is a little more shinier than I am used to. I would also like the miligrain a little more distinct. I might have my jeweler at Debebian’s take a look at it to do some heavier miligrain work and I have to see about toning the platinum down maybe with some black rhodium dipping or some treatment to bring out the hand engraving better. It is a little too much all one color but it is beautifully made. I just want it to look a bit more vintage.

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  7. llc328
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    by llc328 » Dec 13, 2018
    Thank you!
     
  8. swaye2010
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    by swaye2010 » Dec 13, 2018
    I received the video from Cherry that my loose G/H 11x10 cushion is done. I am sure this will be a huge honker but I am going for it!

    I plan on looking at it before sending it to Sam at Debebian’s in LA. We were looking at some two-toned rings with 18K yellow and platinum. For once, I am not going to do a 3 stone since the center is so big but I still like the hand engraving and miligrain when I don’t have pave because I don’t like to see scratches and dings. I might want to try some of the oxidized metal, IDK. I am looking to do something unique but I am not quite sure what that is yet....? Looks kind of white in the picture for a G/H but I am sure it will be fine in person.

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    <p><a href="">200038DC-D07A-40B8-99B2-3002242007C3</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user85749469">Angel Waye</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
     
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    by swaye2010 » Dec 15, 2018
    I wanted to include some new photo’s that I took of the SG emerald cut in G/H with stone size 11x9 with trap sides of 6x4x3 in platinum band made by veandvile.com. Playing around with the new iphone camera so this will be a photo bomb:

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    by Moissamight » Dec 15, 2018
    The engraving looks fantastic! (And the stone). Do you know if you would have been able to get the ring made my SG and add engraving after? Not sure what the process is like, just curious.
     
  12. swaye2010
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    by swaye2010 » Dec 15, 2018
    I think if you make it clear to Cherry or your sales rep that you will do this after, I don’t see why not and it is actually a really good idea. I am not sure about gold but the platinum engraving is done after the fact. I know that people have had miligrain added by David Klass as well. I have someone in the US and in Europe to recommend if you want it to look like that. It would have to be a flat shank I assume rather than a comfort or knife edge band to properly do the engraving. Inspiration pic’s always help of course.
     
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    by chunkyfacetlover » Dec 16, 2018
    So Mona sent me a ton of videos and pics of my ring. It looks great except the bottom right prong looks turned to the left to me. She swears they are placed properly, but I saw it immediately. What do you think? The rest of the ring is beautiful .

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  14. swaye2010
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    by swaye2010 » Dec 16, 2018
    I think it looks great! I did have to look twice to see what you were talking about and it is ever so slight. In blown up pictures you may see it but not notice it in person. It is always the same problems with these elongated ACC’s and prong placement. It could be just where the prong sits on the facet and not much you can do about it because they may straighten out the prongs but it will cause your stone to shift and not sit straight in the setting. You can ask her to take one more look at it or a few more pic’s to put your mind at ease before they ship it out.
     
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    by chunkyfacetlover » Dec 17, 2018
    Thank you so much. She sent one more pic and it looks much better.
     
    


    


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    by Moissamight » Dec 17, 2018
    Not sure I notice it, to be honest? I guess they don't look 100% perfect maybe but I can't put my finger on it? It is beautiful though! Also, wow, that was, what, 2 weeks? I'm surprised, I was told 15 business days for mine.
     
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    by chunkyfacetlover » Dec 17, 2018
    Thank you for the feedback ladies. The prongs aren't 100% but I have to remember for the price, it's a great ring. I'm sure they won't be as noticeable in real life.
     
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    by MeowMeow » Dec 17, 2018
    If it helps your ring looks gorgeous! I love double prongs like that.
     
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    by Lucky_Rabbit » Dec 18, 2018
    Woot! Can't wait to see it! Honestly, the prongs look so noticable in pics, but in real life you hardly notice them. SG turn around time is pretty impressive even during the busy season.
     
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    by chunkyfacetlover » Dec 18, 2018
    Mona wasn't able to grab the ring off the repair line in time so they are working on polishing the prongs a bit more and fixing the one on the bottom right that seems turned in the wrong direction. I told her I was worried that working on the prongs might cause the stone to shift, but she said not to worry. I will ask for a few more pics and a video before she ships it. It will take only one more day before I get to see the final result. Keeping my fingers crossed!

    Thank you for all the reassuring messages. I've never ordered a ring like this, definitely a learning curve.
     
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    by chunkyfacetlover » Dec 20, 2018
    I received a video and some pics of my ring today! The issues I had with the ring were fixed without messing up the things that were good the first time around. I can't wait to see it on my finger!



    Some pics: ring 1.jpg

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  24. swaye2010
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    by swaye2010 » Dec 20, 2018
    I received my chubby cushion from SG today. The stone is G/H and the size is 11x10. It is even pretty from the back! This one is going to Debebians to work on after Christmas in a platinum & yellow gold setting with a pave taper and miligrain & hand engraving. Can’t wait to get the design process started!


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    by chunkyfacetlover » Dec 21, 2018
    Wow, it's crazy how diamond like SG's OMC cuts are! I asked you on the WB thread if this is the one you are planning on sending to LA, then I came here and saw that it is. I can't wait to see how this new project turns out!
     
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    by Lucky_Rabbit » Dec 21, 2018
    oOOOO WEE! When will you be getting your ring deliver? I'm super excited for you:D

    One of the most beautiful ACCs for sure. So glad you're happy with it.:love:
     
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    by goldielox » Dec 21, 2018
    Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the detailed milgrain work and the antique feel the stones give :love:
     
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    by goldielox » Dec 21, 2018
    Your stone is stunning! The prong looks much better. I couldn't notice it before you pointed it out, but then it's all I could see afterwards :confused2:. Can't wait to see video of when you get it!
     
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    by chunkyfacetlover » Dec 22, 2018
    Thank you! I was so worried they were going to make it worse but they did a great job.
     
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