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My Steven Kirsch Halo E-Ring Experience

Seatowner

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Hello,

First of all I wanted to say how helpful I have found this site to be as a hopeful future groom. In fact, it is how I was introduced to Steven Kirsch's work and got the sign-off from my GF. Frankly, I never write reviews but I wanted to share my experience in hopes that it would be useful to others and also convey my thanks to Steven.

Steven was a complete joy and class-act to work with, period. I submitted the online request for a quote from his website and he responded within 24 hours. Since I an frequently in NYC, I scheduled an in-person meeting a couple weeks later. Though, I would have been comfortable doing the entire transaction via the phone/email after the process was over. Steven was incredibly patient in taking the time to understand what I was trying to accomplish and my time frame. In the 25 emails we corresponded, he promptly responded within a couple hours. Sometimes only minutes later.

Steven completed the ring a full week ahead of his initial timeline though it is clear that the work wasn't rushed. The ring came out spectacular in my opinion. The design is inspired by a setting on his website that he produced for another client. I hope she takes that as a huge compliment.

Here is the final result:
The center stone is a 2.26 D VVS1 Oval Brilliant. Steven used 146 round, F VS1 super ideal cut diamonds for the pave. The halo has two rows; one horizontal and one vertical. The stems each have 3 rows of mushroom pave. The shank is 1.8mm and is covered 3/4 with pave in order to allow for resizing.

Let me know your thoughts and I'll try to answer any questions.

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Acinom

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What a gorgeousoutcome and a true piece of art!!!
Please post some handpics when your GF has the ring on her finger.
 

m-2-b

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It looks divine! Can't wait to see the handshots!
 

diamondseeker2006

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Wow, awesome diamond and great setting! :love: I also hope you'll come back with handshots! Someone is going to be pretty thrilled with that ring! Be sure you have Steven make the wedding band, too!
 

Rockinruby

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Beautiful ring! :love: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I love the choice of setting! Well done! :clap:
 

JDDN

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Gorgeous!! Post some hand shots after you propose :bigsmile: !! :appl:
 

Mayk

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Beautiful!!! Please come back with hand shots!!! :love: :love:
 

Seatowner

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Thank you all for the kind words! The photos really don't come close to doing the ring justice. I will have her pose for hand shots after NYE... Wish me luck!
 

Gypsy

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WOW. Lovely. Can't wait for handshots of the beauty!
 

cokitty

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Congratulations. You have designed a lovely ring. I have worked with SK as well and I just adore him, he does an excellent job and you may be confidant that the ring will wear well.
 

moncherie477

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It's amazing :clap: !!!

Can I ask where you purchased your diamond from and what the specs are? Thanks!
 

Seatowner

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I spent a long while on the diamond search. I had a broker in NYC and on the west coast show me a number of stones. I also compared with James Allen, Whiteflash, and a number of other sites. I ultimately went with Blue Nile, which I know is a polarizing choice for many. However, the stone was beyond my expectations and even SK was particularly impressed with the quality, near non existent bow tie and "perfect" shape for an oval. In my case at least, it was the highest specs and most visual appealing stone for the price.

The diamond is 2.26 ct, D color, VVS1 clarity, and 1.35 L/W ratio. 61% table 63.7% depth.

I hope this helps.
 

himni

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one word- STUNNING! I just love it. His work is so impressive and how tempting.
 

lovedogs

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Wow, that is a truly gorgeous ring! SK's work is just amazing--like a work of art. I love the flow of how the head/halo connects to the shank. Pure elegance! I'm sure your intended will LOVE it, and please post hand shots when she has it on her finger :)
 

tyty333

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Gorgeous! :love:
 

woofmama

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Congratulations! What a stunning ring :love: :love: :love: It's gorgeous :appl:
 

Alex T

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Congratulations! That ring is just perfection & it looks right where it belongs on her elegant hand. Job well done :appl:
 
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