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Discussion in 'Fabulous Fashion Jewelry' started by swaye2010, Aug 14, 2018.
by michellelynn9175 » Aug 13, 2019 at 12:43 AM
Can’t wait to see it! Looks gorgeous!
by Somethingabitdifferent » Aug 13, 2019 at 1:00 AM
Ok.. i’m trying to get my eyes around this..
I think I might have made a mistake getting double prongs. Either that or my ratios with the side stones vs centre are off —- what do you think?
I’m sure the difference won’t be as noticeable when it’s here and flashing beauty at me from my hands but it looks way more different to the inspo ring than I had planned.
Why didn’t I just copy the original exactly !? Lol.
Urrrgh. I dunno if I like it as much. The contrast in heights between centre and sides doesn’t seem as dramatic as they are on the inspiration ring.
The centre is definitely the correct size so perhaps it’s the sides..
centre is 12x8mm and the moons 6x4 I didn’t think the 5x3’s were large enough.. but i’m thinking that’s what they are.
It’s just not as delicate — the whole thing is a little more bulky than I’d intended but in saying that it’s VERY magnified so maybe it’s not a thing in person.
by bbk0885 » Aug 13, 2019 at 9:04 AM
First off, I think it looks gorgeous. I can see what you’re saying about the ratio, but also you can’t see the band at all the way they’re holding it in the pic, and I wonder if that doesn’t make it look bulkier than it really is because you can only see the largest part? I will also say that I really like the double claw prongs. I think they look a little ‘extra’ in a good way. I really hope it will be everything you want when you get it in person.
by Somethingabitdifferent » Aug 13, 2019 at 9:10 AM
Thanks for the reassurance the more I look at it the more I like it. It’s growing on me.
I think the prongs on the original ring were very tiny too which is an aesthetic I enjoy but not overly practical and I want the stones to be secure so all in all I think i made the right design choices... we’ll see soon enough when it arrives I suppose !!
by bbk0885 » Aug 13, 2019 at 9:14 AM
CAD feedback please!
I asked for pointy prongs on the center, and I’m happy with that. I also asked for 6 prongs on the sides, but I’m wondering if I should go to 8 or if that will look too crowded. Also wondering if I should have the prongs oriented so the top prongs are at 11 and 1 rather than at 12 o’clock. To me, I find that makes them look less noticeable. Finally, I’m going to have at least the side stone basket/prongs done in white gold, like the inspiration. Should they be able to do that, or will I have to do the whole head in WG?
Other feedback is also welcome! With Tianyu, my ring didn’t turn out quite as hoped because I misread the CAD so trying to examine it extra closely this time.
by swaye2010 » Aug 13, 2019 at 2:18 PM
I think the WhatsApp is fine because she responded with the usual ‘don’t worry’ LOL! I only worry because I have to answers all the messages when it doesn’t work! She said it is fixed now. I haven’t heard anymore now on reddit so hopefully it is ok.
by swaye2010 » Aug 13, 2019 at 2:20 PM
Before I respond, what was wrong on the Tianyu CAD that made you not like the ring?
by bbk0885 » Aug 13, 2019 at 5:32 PM
I thought the CAD showed shared prong side stones inside a thin rail (because that’s how I interpreted the inspiration pic), but it turned out that they were channel set. I didn’t notice until the ring was done, and when I asked about it, Ella referred to the CAD, and she was right. It wasn’t apparent to me until she said it that they were channel set on the CAD. I still have the ring and wear it, but it isn’t exactly what I was going for.
by swaye2010 » Aug 13, 2019 at 6:02 PM
Can you upload the old CAD? Just curious... wanted to see how they did the sides compared to this one. Your new one is very similar to the oval I did but I had pears so the side baskets were different.
by bbk0885 » Aug 13, 2019 at 6:53 PM
Oh sure, the one I did with Tianyu was just a round solitaire with small side stones, so a bit different than this one. Not sure why the image quality looks SO terrible (much better if you click to enlarge it), but here it is:
It was totally my bad on the side stones. As soon as she said they were channel set on the CAD, it seemed super obvious.
by swaye2010 » Aug 13, 2019 at 7:06 PM
I see... I mean it would be hard to know that they were channel set unless they actually told you or you looked at CAD’s a lot! LOL!
I do like the prong orientation if you stick with 6 prongs. I think it will look a little strange from the profile with the prong arms coming off the stone and they were not centered. If you go to 8 prongs, it would probably be balanced wit 2 on each side of the stone on the profile so it would look fine. The rest of the measurements are good. It looks like a very durable setting. I just can’t tell what the profile on your inspiration looks like. Do you have any pictures of that too? The 8 prongs look so dainty and cute on the inspiration pic but I know you said your stones are much smaller.
by bbk0885 » Aug 13, 2019 at 7:46 PM
I have a pic of sort of a side profile, but there was no straight-up shot of the gallery.
Looks like there’s a small cathedral here, but I didn’t even send this pic. I assumed they’d do a simple basket setting, and I’m fine with that. Do you think they could do only the moissanite basket/prongs in white gold, or would I have to do all three stones set in white gold and just the band in yellow? I definitely want two-tone, but I like the yellow gold with the emerald itself. I may have to ask Sue. You made a good point about the orientation of the prongs—I’ll leave them as-is. I love all the tiny prongs on the inspo ring, but I’m concerned about them being thicker than on the antique, and yeah, the stones are smaller, so I’ll probably stick with 6. I’m getting a moissanite from shinyprecious and will probably get DK to make a setting, so I’ll use that opportunity to do something more refined.
by swaye2010 » Aug 13, 2019 at 8:26 PM
I don’t mind the ratio’s at all with the side stones. Sometimes i really like the idea of a larger center with smaller sides. Gemstones never look as big in person so it might look more proportionate when you receive it. I have to say that the double claw prong’s are not my fav. I really think double claw only work on squarer stones and single claw should be on ovals. I don’t think it would be very hard for them to fix before mailing it if you are not crazy about them either. I know it is always hard when you can’t see these things in person!
by swaye2010 » Aug 13, 2019 at 8:30 PM
I have seen it with yellow in the center for the colored stone and then white gold or platinum for the side stones and shank. I don’t know if I have seen it with yellow, white and then yellow. I think that might be too many breaks in the gold for them to put together because there needs to be an area where they can make the transition. I know a more skilled jeweler can do this because I did it with one of my rings by cutting the shank in half with two colors. I tried to google some examples but I can’t find anything. Doesn’t hurt to ask but you would probably need to draw some lines on a pic to show them. I really think it looks fine with all yellow gold though.
by bbk0885 » Aug 13, 2019 at 8:58 PM
Yeah, that’s a good point about the transition...a two-tone head/basket might even look a little odd. I appreciate all the feedback!
by Somethingabitdifferent » Aug 13, 2019 at 9:02 PM
I’ve always always wanted double prong so i’ll wait till it arrives .. worst case scenario i’ll have my jewellery fix it here if I want to change it. I think given the size of the main stone the extra security is probably worth it. I’ll give it 6 months to see if it grows on me if not i’ll Have it worked on.
by veridot » Aug 14, 2019 at 1:02 AM
Just a note about communications - if anyone is having trouble with Whatsapp or experiencing delay, Wechat is actually a better app to go through! Whatsapp is blocked in China so they have to use a VPN to use it, whereas Wechat is the main method of communication there. I think they encourage the use of Whatsapp because that's more internationally used, but if you don't use Whatsapp to begin with it's probably better to download and use Wechat instead. This is how I communicated with Grace, and now Sue.
by Somethingabitdifferent » Aug 16, 2019 at 2:03 AM
I am in LOVE. This is definitely my absolute favourite ring from starsgem. I love the double prongs as well. So thrilled.
by bbk0885 » Aug 16, 2019 at 9:50 AM
It looks AMAZE! Glad everything turned out with all the details and you love it!
by michellelynn9175 » Aug 16, 2019 at 6:07 PM
Well, I finally paid the invoice for my loose stones I decided to go with SG over Tianyu because I don’t like how Tianyu has jacked up their prices so much. Not a good way to gain business IMO, plus SG has really upped their game with the H&A cut!
I got a 6.5mm center stone and two 5mm side stones. All H&A and all IJ, so I’m excited to see how the color is IRL. I told Lucy I wanted videos before they ship, but I’m not holding my breath. I know they’re really bad about that. If they skip that step I’ll still be sure to post when I get them so anyone thinking about IJ can see how much of a tint they have. I’ve only seen a couple on here since DEF and GH are WAY more common, and the IJs were set already I believe. I can flip them over on white paper too for anyone that’s interested.
They’re being custom cut to have the thick arrows so it might be a bit before I get them.
by Ra2nl » Aug 19, 2019 at 3:51 AM
Just saw this on their IG page, promotion H & A cut 7.5mm DEF color, only $ 38,-
If anyone is interested.