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My new vertical ring from Daniel M with Vintage stones!

Mreader

Brilliant_Rock
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Ok so I didn't know whether to post this in colored gems, SMTB, show me your Daniel Ms etc. but settled on Antique and Vintage because I love this forum and I used old zircons from some vintage pieces. I was inspired by this vertical ring with transitional diamonds that I loved, but of course this ring was $$$$. And I thought of trying to re-create it by perhaps matching tranny diamonds, or having two euros with a ruby center, etc etc but it seemed a monumental and also very expensive task.

IMG_9151.jpg

And then I realized if I were going to have another diamond ring I would go for more of a classic look anyway. So I thought - blue zircons! Many of those were transitional cut, and they have so much fire for a gemstone. I was inspired by @Polyhex 's past projects with zircons as well as @dk168 's. So I went looking on Etsy and found these (don't hate me that I took the settings apart!) vintage beauties:

zircon.jpg

I figured I could take the bigger one from the marcasite setting and flank it with two from the three stone, and I would have a similar looking ring. I reach out to Dan based on previous recommendations of his work as well as his affordable pricing. I have to say he really came through. I am thrilled with the result. I realize that the vertical look may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I find it eye-catching and fun! Here is a video from my IG that really captures the sparkle:


As well as some more pictures. Side views are so hard to capture because it pics up the color of my shirt and my phone case! Gah! But hopefully you get the idea.

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IMG_0410.PNG IMG_0414.jpg IMG_0413.jpg

I love the blue color and the sparkle!
 

MjK1

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Beautiful zircons...one of my fav stones.
 

Tigerlilyrosepetal

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Ok so I didn't know whether to post this in colored gems, SMTB, show me your Daniel Ms etc. but settled on Antique and Vintage because I love this forum and I used old zircons from some vintage pieces. I was inspired by this vertical ring with transitional diamonds that I loved, but of course this ring was $$$$. And I thought of trying to re-create it by perhaps matching tranny diamonds, or having two euros with a ruby center, etc etc but it seemed a monumental and also very expensive task.

IMG_9151.jpg

And then I realized if I were going to have another diamond ring I would go for more of a classic look anyway. So I thought - blue zircons! Many of those were transitional cut, and they have so much fire for a gemstone. I was inspired by @Polyhex 's past projects with zircons as well as @dk168 's. So I went looking on Etsy and found these (don't hate me that I took the settings apart!) vintage beauties:

zircon.jpg

I figured I could take the bigger one from the marcasite setting and flank it with two from the three stone, and I would have a similar looking ring. I reach out to Dan based on previous recommendations of his work as well as his affordable pricing. I have to say he really came through. I am thrilled with the result. I realize that the vertical look may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I find it eye-catching and fun! Here is a video from my IG that really captures the sparkle:


As well as some more pictures. Side views are so hard to capture because it pics up the color of my shirt and my phone case! Gah! But hopefully you get the idea.

IMG_0408.jpg
IMG_0410.PNG IMG_0414.jpg IMG_0413.jpg

I love the blue color and the sparkle!

So beautiful and creative!!!
 

lulu_ma

Brilliant_Rock
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Messages
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Love this ring! Zircons are one of my faves gems. Daniel M did a great job.
 
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Daisys and Diamonds

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Ok so I didn't know whether to post this in colored gems, SMTB, show me your Daniel Ms etc. but settled on Antique and Vintage because I love this forum and I used old zircons from some vintage pieces. I was inspired by this vertical ring with transitional diamonds that I loved, but of course this ring was $$$$. And I thought of trying to re-create it by perhaps matching tranny diamonds, or having two euros with a ruby center, etc etc but it seemed a monumental and also very expensive task.

IMG_9151.jpg

And then I realized if I were going to have another diamond ring I would go for more of a classic look anyway. So I thought - blue zircons! Many of those were transitional cut, and they have so much fire for a gemstone. I was inspired by @Polyhex 's past projects with zircons as well as @dk168 's. So I went looking on Etsy and found these (don't hate me that I took the settings apart!) vintage beauties:

zircon.jpg

I figured I could take the bigger one from the marcasite setting and flank it with two from the three stone, and I would have a similar looking ring. I reach out to Dan based on previous recommendations of his work as well as his affordable pricing. I have to say he really came through. I am thrilled with the result. I realize that the vertical look may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I find it eye-catching and fun! Here is a video from my IG that really captures the sparkle:


As well as some more pictures. Side views are so hard to capture because it pics up the color of my shirt and my phone case! Gah! But hopefully you get the idea.

IMG_0408.jpg
IMG_0410.PNG IMG_0414.jpg IMG_0413.jpg

I love the blue color and the sparkle!

Wow !
I didn't think this would be my cup of tea but it looks spectacular on your finger !!
You have awsome vision to execute such a project
 

Mreader

Brilliant_Rock
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Super cool ring! Would love more pics!

Happy to oblige. I hate though how the best pics of the ring are the worst of my hands. Ugh my veins seem to show worse in pics. So most of these are sans hands.

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Sprinkles&Stones

Shiny_Rock
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oooo!!! that's some serious finger coverage! You could use that beauty as a weapon if someone tried to mess with you! :lol:
 

Tartansparkles

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I love zircons and this is bright, bold and beautiful. I can imagine that waiting in line at the supermarket, with your hand causally resting on the handle of the trolley/cart might easily become an enjoyable part of food shopping.
 

Alex T

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These are gorgeous stones & I love what you've created with them! :kiss2:

Dan is a master & you should DEFINITELY post this in his thread in CS. It's so unusual from his regular work & it will be good for others to see that he can go off piste when required.
 
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