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My new Hexagon!

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  1. JPie
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    by JPie » Feb 6, 2019
    I think you should name it Sexy Hexy. :mrgreen2:
     
  2. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » Feb 6, 2019
    Oh no! I love that name! My mother already named it Charlotte because she thinks it looks like a spider web!
     
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  3. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » Feb 6, 2019
    Here’s a little inside scoop on the design. I lasted one day with the stone before brining it to the jeweler

    I loved the way the stone looked against a white metal so I am going to do 18k white gold with a diamond brush finish (it shines more than a satin finish) On each edge of the stone, we are going to do a little indent which will look like a bezel but be completely flush. The metal inbetween the the stone and the groove will be high polish and it will be open on the top and bottom (flat parts of the stone). This way it wil go band-diamond- band

    We are also going to have little vents on the side for light to get in. Now I have to play the waiting game (which I’m ohh soo bad at).

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  4. Matthews1127
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    by Matthews1127 » Feb 6, 2019
    Of course!! Your journey was exciting, and interesting! I’m super excited for you!!
    I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished ring!!! :kiss2:
     
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  5. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » Feb 6, 2019
    Ha! Interesting for sure. My poor husband. “All I ever wanted was a 2carat round diamond”- we went in on it together and made my dream come true. Three months later- “All I ever wanted was a hexagon” (I just want to find one, I won’t set it right away”- next day at jewelers.

    A excited as I am, I know this will be my last for a very, very, very long time!
     
  6. Matthews1127
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    by Matthews1127 » Feb 6, 2019
    :lol-2: Love it!! You sound like me....
    :bigsmile:
     
  7. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » Feb 8, 2019
    last video before I sent her away because obviously I’m obsessed

     
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  8. GlitterInMyHair
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    by GlitterInMyHair » Feb 10, 2019
    I have never seen a hex diamond before, until yours. Then IG popped this ring in my feed, lol.

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  9. Niel
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    by Niel » Feb 10, 2019
    Are you planning to rhodium plate the white gold?
     
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  10. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » Feb 11, 2019
    I’m going to have a diamond brush finish applied. My reason is that the satin finish is a bit too flat for my liking and with a high polish, everything is soo shiny that you can’t see the stone if it’s flush with the band!

    I’m feeling better and better about this purchase. I’ve reached out too soo many people that I still have vendors getting back to me. One came back saying to custom cut a 1.5 I VS2 it would be $22,000. I’m really glad it didn’t come down to that, because I REALLY wanted this stone!
     
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  11. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » Feb 11, 2019
    That’s it! Instagram is what started this obsession my my end. No more Instagram for me!
     
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  12. Niel
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    by Niel » Feb 11, 2019
    No I am asking if you’ll rhodium plate it. 18k white gold can be pretty yellow. Is that what you want? Do you want the upkeep of continually redipping? If not I might consider a different metal.
     
  13. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » Feb 11, 2019
    Ohh! Ok. Yes, I will rhodium plate it. I have a 2carat round brilliant in a platinum setting and I honestly like the color of 18k white gold more. The lifespan of my platinum ring is going to be 2 years with the amount I have it polished.
     
  14. Niel
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    by Niel » Feb 11, 2019
    Then I might consider a 14k or something that looks whiter. Would reduce the amount of times you have to rhodium plate it.
     
  15. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » Feb 11, 2019
    I’m going to look into it. My ring now was actually a mistake. I asked for white gold and they cast it in plat950. Doesn’t hurt to go look at them all side by side.
     
    


    


  16. Tekate
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    by Tekate » Feb 12, 2019
    Men come up with the coolest stones and coolest way of setting them! I love your stone.. it's sophisticated, and I cannot wait to see it set, the pix with your drawing looks great, I also LOVE thin bezels, congratulations and great find, if you would, please should me out when you post pictures!! of the ring @Tekate (so now I called out myself ha!) but I do not want to miss your ring.. Great stone!
     
  17. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » Feb 13, 2019

    Thank you! I’ll be back! I think a new ring is going to solve my problem of always resetting my other one. Now I’ll be able to change it up! At least, let’s just run with that excuse
     
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  18. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » Feb 14, 2019
    Update!

    Stone came back from GIA (wow they are fast!)

    1.56 Hexagonal Step Cut
    I vs1
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    VG
    None

    I’m glad I sent it even though it didn’t really matter what it came back as as it’s about the uniqueness of the cut. I was actually surprised at the vg sym grade- I thought being a weird shape that it would be much lower.

    Ring is now in production :)
     
  19. JPie
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    by JPie » Feb 14, 2019
    Nice specs! Looking forward to the finished ring.
     
  20. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » Mar 1, 2019
    I’m back with annoying news! My jeweler (finally) gave me a quote of 4,300$ for WHITE GOLD! I was shocked. I know it’s custom, and I’m a big fan of “you get what you pay for” but that was crazy (In my opinion). It’s literally going to be a 7.5mm white gold band.

    I picked up the stone and brought it to a very high end jewelry store across the street from them. This store scares me because they have diamonds bigger than my face. I was first soo happy that they complimented the stone and told me how beautifully cut it was (especially after they searched and searched and told me they couldn’t find a hex).

    Meanwhile- they gave me a quote of 2k and I couldn’t believe how much attention to detail they provided. I left the stone with them and 100% feel it will be the best craftmenship.

    Soo.. now we start the process over. Had I only known weeks ago
     
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  21. StepCutLover
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    by StepCutLover » Mar 2, 2019
    That hex cut is amazing! Can't wait to see the finished ring.
     
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  22. arkieb1
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    by arkieb1 » Mar 2, 2019
    Very cool stone!!!
     
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  23. missy
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    by missy » Mar 2, 2019
    Good news (though sorry the original place didn't work out) and cannot wait to see your completed ring.:appl: It's going to be gorgeous! Sexy stone and a sexy ring.:love:
     
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  24. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Mar 3, 2019
    I love hexagonal cuts so much! Yours is beautiful! I look forward to seeing it set, and I am SO glad you got another quote!
     
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  25. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » Mar 26, 2019
    Hey @Niel,

    Just tuning in to thank you for your recommendation. I decided to go with 14k white gold which I never would have brought up to my jeweler had it not been for you. They agreed that it would be better than the 18k. My other ring is platinum which I love, but I like white gold better for a brushed finish.

    I changed the CAD a few times. Approved it, and tried on the resin-which I loved!

    Here is a sneak peak. The half bezel and the little groove next to it will be high polished. The rest of the band will be diamond brushed.

    Should be done in about a week. They also built the little “seat” on the inside for the stone to sit in.

    I purposely didn’t include the photo with the stone placed in because I want to save it for the final reveal

    Also, I love the blue. Wish we could have just set the stone in the resin and call it a day.

    Edit: after looking at this I think I need to shave my hands

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  26. Niel
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    by Niel » Mar 26, 2019
    This is going to be fabulous. Do you have a pic of the type of finish it’ll have?
     
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  27. Menlikediamondstoo
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    by Menlikediamondstoo » Mar 26, 2019
    Yup. Something like this, with all the little scratches.

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  28. Niel
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    by Niel » Mar 26, 2019
    This will be fab. And don’t feel bad I also feel compelled to shave my fingies when taking hand shots.
     
  29. Mamabean
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    by Mamabean » Mar 26, 2019
    Love it! I’ve never seen one before! It’s gorgeous!
     
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