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My Custom HPD "Symphonie" ring with 2.793 F-VS1 CBI diamond

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by cflutist, Oct 11, 2017.

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  1. cflutist
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    by cflutist » Oct 11, 2017
    Last time I went with the Vatche Serenity #1541 as the setting for my 2.21 F-SI1 Cut to Order CBI Diamond.
    This time I worked with Melissa and went through 3 CAD designs before settling on my new creation "Symphonie" that I got to name because I designed it. According to Wink it was cast by the same people who cast Harry Winston jewelry. Fine with me. Here is some information about his custom process:
    https://www.hpdiamonds.com/en-us/jewelsettings/jewelsettings-workshop

    There are also some services available for rings purchased from Wink:
    https://www.hpdiamonds.com/en-us/whyus/whyus-service

    First up the CAD design. To improve on my Vatche ring, we raised up the diamond a bit, got rid of the donut, and increased the width of the shank (Melissa didn't recommend 1.8mm for a stone of this size) to 2.1mm. Total weight of the F/G VS H&A melee increased from .12 (Vatche) to .34 (HPD). Since I am a size 4.5, only wanted 10 melee down on each side. For easy cleaning, I wanted the diamond to "float" in the basket and have the culet visible. I always thought that the diamond was a little squished in the Vatche setting (side by side profile view later). So here are the final CADs:

    Final CAD clean.jpg Final profile.png Final Close-up with gap.png Final face-up.png Final side.png
     
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  2. cflutist
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    by cflutist » Oct 11, 2017
    Next up the video. I was really impressed with the workmanship, especially the polish on my ring. Much nicer than my Vatche ring.

     
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    by cflutist » Oct 11, 2017
    Snapped some photos with my phone. Don't want to go outside to use our DSLR because of the extremely smokey conditions due to the CA wildfires 35 miles awayl.

    The ring box 20171011_in Ringbox.jpg

    My new 2.793 F-VS1 CBI along with her smaller 2.21 F-SI1 CBI sister

    20171011_Both CBIs.jpg

    A comparison of the profile views, HPD custom on the larger CBI and Vatche Serenity #1541 on the smaller CBI. Excluding the size of the diamonds, I still like the new ring much better.

    20171011_Profile.jpg

    A side profile shot - Vatche tapered to 1.8mm, .12 ctw melee, HPD Custom 2.1mm shank .34ctw melee

    20171011_Side Profile.jpg
     
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  4. cflutist
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    by cflutist » Oct 11, 2017
    Leaving for a cruise shortly, will try to get some more photos outside with our good camera when we return. Wink tells me that he also will have a video showing how my ring was made, from the initial casting until the final polish after the melee pave was set along with my glorious 2.793 F-VS1 CBI diamond. It is truly a masterpiece in my opinion.

    Finally I love receiving chocolates from Wink too. I saved the black ones from 2014 when I received my first Cut to Order CBI diamond. 20171011_Chocolates.jpg
     
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    by Bonfire » Oct 11, 2017
    Absolutely exquisite in every detail! I love the *stretched* look in the profile shots next to the Vatche ring. Love it! Have a wonderful cruise!
     
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  7. cflutist
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    Close up shot, not bad for phone

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    by Bonfire » Oct 11, 2017
    Gosh, even the prongs are delicious! That stone is :love:. Congrats on such a stunning new creation!
     
  9. arkieb1
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    by arkieb1 » Oct 11, 2017
    Gorgeous stone and ring!!!! Have a safe trip on your cruise!!!!
     
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    by ILikeShiny » Oct 11, 2017
    WOWZERS :geek2::geek2::geek2::geek2:

    The light return and fire is spectacular!!! I love the changes you made to the setting too, especially the swooping basket.

    Congratulations! :appl:
     
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    by Matthews1127 » Oct 11, 2017
    Gorgeous!!! Safe travels!!! :love:
     
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    by bright ice » Oct 11, 2017
    Stunning! The new setting is so much better all around.
    Have a wonderful trip and get your "SHINE" on
     
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    by marcy » Oct 11, 2017
    Gorgeous diamond and ring! Congratulations. :wavey:
     
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    by ac117 » Oct 11, 2017
    Magnificent!!! I really prefer the changes you made to the setting and think it turned out amazing!!! :love::love::love: Enjoy your cruise!
     
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    by MissGotRocks » Oct 11, 2017
    The new setting is far superior to the old - it is very pretty and the stone is just gorgeous! Congratulations on your new beauty!
     
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Oct 11, 2017
    Ugh, you are making me want another superideal cut seeing that beauty!!!:love::love::love: Wink did a great job bringing your setting ideas to life! I absolutely love it! And F VS1...that's perfection to me for a mrb. Congratulations on your fabulous new ring! (Have you considered making the smaller stone into a pendant? What a set that would be!)
     
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    by LLJsmom » Oct 12, 2017
    Stunning beautiful and congratulations!!!
     
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    by Nitedula » Oct 12, 2017
    I am overwhelmed by how beautiful that is. No words, just sighs.
     
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    by Shopaholic » Oct 12, 2017
    Simply exquisite! Enjoy and have a nice cruise!
     
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    by tyty333 » Oct 12, 2017
    Gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I love the wider shank and the beautiful lines in the setting...stunning!!!

    Ok, two CBIs??? I'm jealous:mrgreen:!
     
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    At the local Police Department (we volunteer there) under fluorescent lighting 20171011_181919.jpg 20171011_213209.jpg
     
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    by PierreBear » Oct 12, 2017
    Gorgeous and enjoy the cruise! Ditto to diamondseeker's question... what will you do with the little sister stone? How exciting to have two beauties though. Enjoy!
     
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    Natural lighting in the bedroom (I should get up and have breakfast, almost 9am, lol) 20171012_084807.jpg
     
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    Phenomenal!
     
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    Far out!! That's a gorgeous diamond and aperfect setting - beautiful! :love:
     
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    Holy crap!! BREATHTAKINGLY beautiful!!!!
     
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    I normally wear this pendant that was created with the "Weak Sisters" (leftover FIY diamonds from the parcel that I bought to create my bracelet) a la @Wink. He coined that term, so I used "Little Sister" for my 2.21 CBI. .
    I am open to any ideas that you have. Prefer bracelets and rings so that I can enjoy seeing what I am wearing.
     
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    Nah.. lying there admiring your beautiful rock seems like a much better use of the time :lol-2:
     
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    Congrats, CF
    WOW!!! an amazing pair of rings. They just don't get any better than this..:love::love::clap:
     
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    Just perfect, Cflutist! Hope you enjoy your cruise. Will you be taking your pretties with you? I would have a hard time leaving them.
     
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    Just perfect, Cflutist! Hope you enjoy your cruise. Will you be taking your pretties with you? I would have a hard time leaving them.
     
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    by valeria101 » Oct 12, 2017
    A ring in white and yellow would fit the two bracellets as you are wearing them together - it is almost too obvious ...

    I would have set the two rounds in the same ring - the slight size difference makes the pair interesting & the precise match of the cut puts them OTT !
     
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