shape
carat
color
clarity

My dream CER in an amazing Victor Canera Art-Deco-inspired Octagonal Solitaire

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by carbonfan, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. carbonfan
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    725
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2015
    by carbonfan » Nov 10, 2018
    I wanted to share one of Victor Canera’s latest creations, and I am practically giddy to introduce this one!! For quite a while I have had a vintage ring “itch” that I just couldn’t shake, and over time that led me to Victor’s European rounds. I ultimately fell in love with a 3.1ct H VS1 CER, which was a relatively easy choice, but deciding on a setting was considerably trickier, a predicament to which I am sure many of you can relate!

    I cannot possibly overstate the joys of working with Victor, whose kindness and brilliant artistry know no bounds! When I embarked on this project I had a flurry of ideas but none of them seemed quite right. At one point I considered a halo, but I didn’t want to distract from the center stone or add too much diameter to the overall ring. I knew that I wanted some type of cathedral setting with embellishment on the shoulders, but I was also intrigued by the unbelievable phenomenon that is LLJsmom’s stunning octagonal ring! :love: We started discussing Art-Deco-inspired ideas and I inquired about a sketch that Victor had posted on Instagram but had not yet created. One thing led to another, and before I knew it we had a plan in motion that far exceeded anything I had envisioned and one that checked off every single box! Adrenaline ensued…

    When I received photos of the finished ring I was completely floored, but I was even more amazed to discover that it looks even more amazing in real life! Seriously, it is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. I have infinite trust in Victor’s keen eye for beauty, and he truly dreamed up a far more exquisite setting for this stone than I would ever have dared to envision. I am so grateful for this, and I am completely content to let Victor work his magic on any and all projects at this point, as everything he touches is sure to become a work of art!

    This new design features an octagonal double millgrain bezel with a scroll ajour basket and gently tapered fleur-de-lis filigree and double-tiered bright cut pavé shoulders. I was initially a little bit concerned about the tapered band, as I have never worn anything with that style and thought it might be too wide, but Victor assured me that the band would quickly taper to 2mm, and as always, he was absolutely right! He also suggested adding pavé around the edge of the octagonal bezel, which I had to contemplate at first, but to my surprise this quickly became one of my favorite features as it is so delicate and subtle, yet it makes the profile even more compelling! I love the way the double millgrain bezel gently frames and protects the CER yet also allows it to be the star. Victor’s millgrain is flawless, and the divine fleur-de-lis filigree and the scroll ajour basket are perfection realized. Oh, and those dainty bezel prongs!! I adore every single spectacular detail and I am so thankful that I took the leap. Not surprisingly, Victor’s creative vision was spot on, as always!

    I am still practically at a loss to describe this masterpiece, which is so exquisite that it defies description! Every intricate, painstaking detail is immaculate, and I am in awe of the way it all flows together to create such a stunningly gorgeous work of art. :love: The top view of this ring really is a carbon copy of the original sketch that Victor had created, which is incredible, too. The delicacy of each ornate element and the complexity involved in its creation highlights how exceedingly talented Victor is at his craft.

    As a side note, I must confess that I have officially fallen head over heels in love with antique cuts! There is still certainly a place in my life for modern rounds, but the facet pattern of vintage cuts has a special charm that it so captivating that it just draws me in!

    Victor was a veritable saint (and an incredibly gracious one at that!) in so generously devoting such time, effort, and care to this project. This ring is unspeakably beautiful, and the hand-forged nature of Victor’s pieces make them all the more special to me. I am truly humbled to wear this extraordinary work of art and I will cherish wearing it for decades to come. I adore this ring so very, very much!! :twirl::love::loopy:

    My apologies for the wall of text; I just couldn’t help myself! Now on to some photos, which truly do not do this piece justice... I will try to get some even better photos soon!!

    VC octagonal sketch with filigree.jpg
    JB-1.jpg JB-2.jpg
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2018
    Hivona, Starfacet, derbygal and 32 others like this.
    


    


  2. carbonfan
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    725
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2015
    by carbonfan » Nov 10, 2018
    Now for a few hand shots...


    IMG_1648.JPG IMG_6357 (profile).JPG IMG_1686.JPG
     
  3. KiloSierra
    Rough_Rock

    Messages:
    96
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2018
    by KiloSierra » Nov 10, 2018
    Oh gosh, it’s beautiful!! I love alll the details and it looks super comfortable to wear!!

    Congrats!
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  4. carbonfan
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    725
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2015
    


    


  5. dkata
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    823
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    by dkata » Nov 10, 2018
    I have seen this ring on Victors IG. I really hoped, it would belong to a PSer, and that I could see more photos of it.
    This is an utterly stunning ring with a lot of detail.
    Congratulations!
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  6. Bonfire
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    2,689
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2014
    by Bonfire » Nov 10, 2018
    I drooled over that sketch when Victor posted it on IG!! It is just gorgeous! Then when he posted the finished piece, it was just devine! What a stunning stone in a magnificent setting! You have the most artistically beautiful collection @carbonfan! Spectacular pieces! I agree with every word of yours about Victor, and I’m so glad you took the leap of faith on this design! Congratulations and enjoy this very special ring! :love:
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  7. Tekate
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    5,381
    Joined:
    May 11, 2013
    by Tekate » Nov 10, 2018
    Thud.. how beautiful.. it looks PERFECT on you CF.. just perfect. love it.. Congratulations!!!
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  8. foxinsox
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    2,693
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2015
    by foxinsox » Nov 10, 2018
    Wow, what an absolutely beauty - stone and setting are perfect for each other :love:
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  9. elliefire99
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    558
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2018
    by elliefire99 » Nov 10, 2018
    :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :love:

    This is incredible! One of the few examples of antique style rings in which the craftsmanship and detail rivals (even exceeds) the originals! Much props to VC and congratulations to you!

    That giant OEC ain't too shabby either ;P
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  10. canuk-gal
    Super_Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    19,317
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    by canuk-gal » Nov 10, 2018
    HI:

    I am a fan of your carbon also!! WOW!:love::appl:

    cheers--Sharon
     
    carbonfan and missy like this.
    


    


  11. Alex T
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    4,024
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2012
    by Alex T » Nov 10, 2018
    Absolutely beautiful! Can we get a heap more close up pictures of the detail? Pretty please?!
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  12. BrownGinger
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    133
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2018
    carbonfan likes this.
  13. leukolenos
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    816
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2016
    by leukolenos » Nov 10, 2018
    Mooooooooooore photos! Gosh it’s beautiful!
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  14. MissGotRocks
    Super_Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    11,437
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2005
    by MissGotRocks » Nov 10, 2018
    It is absolutely beautiful Carbonfan! It looks wonderful on your hand and showcases the stone perfectly!

    Is this in addition to your new CBI or does it replace it? I somehow feel like I'm a couple of stones behind!
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  15. diamondnewbieny
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    317
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2018
    carbonfan likes this.
    


    


  16. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    876
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2017
    carbonfan likes this.
  17. Diamond425
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    129
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    by Diamond425 » Nov 10, 2018
    Beautiful ring. Congratulations
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  18. Queenie60
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    3,558
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2014
    by Queenie60 » Nov 11, 2018
    Wow! What a ring. More photos please.
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  19. ice empress
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    369
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2013
    by ice empress » Nov 11, 2018
    Gasp, what a beautifully intricate and unique design!! Congratulations! :love:

    When I was in his office a mere two days ago, he proudly showed me the pics of your ring and stated that it was one of his favorite pieces to date!
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  20. yennyfire
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    6,373
    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    by yennyfire » Nov 11, 2018
    It it gorgeous!! Congrats and welcome to the octagonal halo club! ;)2
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  21. Austina
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    3,181
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2017
    by Austina » Nov 11, 2018
    Just stunning
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  22. missy
    Super_Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    25,610
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    by missy » Nov 11, 2018
    It's breathtaking. Love everything about this. The diamond, the setting and the super romantic antique feel about it. :kiss2: And it looks stunning on your hand. Another Victor Canera masterpiece.:love:
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  23. natasha-cupcake
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    783
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2017
    by natasha-cupcake » Nov 11, 2018
    WOW! This ring is incredible. :love: So many gorgeous details! It really makes a statement. Congratulations!
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  24. Lookinagain
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    960
    Joined:
    May 15, 2014
    by Lookinagain » Nov 11, 2018
    Your ring is stunning and looks great on your hand. Congratulations.
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  25. Tonks
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    295
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2017
    by Tonks » Nov 11, 2018
    I am a sucker for octagonal shapes and have always loved @LLJsmom ‘s ring so you can probably guess that I had to pick myself up off the floor just now.

    Your ring is unbelievably beautiful. Jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Congrats and enjoy!
     
    carbonfan and LLJsmom like this.
  26. rainydaze
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    2,634
    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    by rainydaze » Nov 11, 2018
    Utterly spectacular in every element and detail!! So happy it came together for you and you get to wear that gorgeous piece of art!!
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  27. junebug17
    Super_Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    11,499
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    by junebug17 » Nov 11, 2018
    How gorgeous!!! Love all the intricate details, so beautifully done :love: Looks right at home on your hand, perfection!
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  28. Rpb
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    314
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2018
    by Rpb » Nov 11, 2018
    Amazing... perfection!!!
     
    carbonfan likes this.
  29. ac117
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    3,614
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2014
    by ac117 » Nov 11, 2018
    Utter perfection!!! :love::love::love: Would love to see pics of the gorgeous details on the shank!!! And a family shot with all of your AMAZING pieces wouldn't hurt either!! ;)2

    On another note, did you decide what to do with your incredible 2+ ct CBI?
     
    carbonfan and Krisking like this.
  30. sparlie
    Rough_Rock

    Messages:
    61
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013
    by sparlie » Nov 11, 2018
    What a magnificent ring by a true artist!
     
    carbonfan likes this.

Share This Page