my heart gets a thumping any time I see a faux bezel cup with prongs - so the first one gets my vote.
One thing I would do - if this big beryl beauty was mine - and I don’t know if this is a imagined aspect or real
But - I would find out if true full bezeling vs faux cup bezel vs other faux bezel DK does makes any difference in contrast of visual facet pattern evident to the eye.
but that’s just me and my wants on seeing that gorgeous facet pattern to its most enhanced.
The second ring somewhat reminds me (another DK ring) of Acinom’s cab Paraiba ring setting that is gorgeous -
So I’m no help really, as I love that one as well.
My ring is done!!!! I don't have it yet, but it is on David's Instagram. I can't wait to see it in person! He does such an amazing job! I also had him do a ring for my daughter for her 18th birthday. She chose an oval lavender Spinel with a diamond halo in white and rose gold, Her birthday is Saturday and I can not wait!!!! She is going to love it
And happy 18th to your daughter - what a lovely gift! Can’t wait to see that one as well.
Happy birthday to your daughter. What a lovely gift from you to her. I can't wait for you to post pictures of the ring on your hand. I don't usually go for rings that have ornate designs but yours is just perfect. Not overdone, just perfect. I really love the contrasting colored metals, and the gallery design---it's just beautiful. Very well done. This ring is very much an inspiration project for some people.
LlGemzGal thank you for the birthday wishes for Elizabeth. I did diamonds in the gallery and had the rose gold band engraved. I had asked David to put 2 rubies from my Mom's ring into the band. Mom and I share July birthdays and I thought that would be a special touch. Unfortunately they were too large but he was able to take 2 diamonds from Mom's ring and use those instead. I am so excited for her to have her ring on her finger I could burst lol.
I can't wait to see it on my hand! It is a larger stone than I have ever had and it's deep. So I am so curious to see how high it will sit up. For me I like ornate depending on the ring and the stone, other times I like simple. With this Stone being an OEC cut, I wanted something more vintage to complement the stone. Thank you for such complimentary words. That was so very nice of you. I know I have taken a lot of inspiration from people here on Pricescope. If you look on David's Instagram page you will see I took inspiration for this ring from a ring he has on there. I can't take a lot of credit for this, but thank you.
You're welcome. Yes, his Esty shop is very limited especially compared to his Instagram. He does quality work, at a fair price, and for me as been an absolute pleasure to work with. I can't wait to see you 2 projects completed!!! They sound beautiful. Please post pictures. Thank you!!!I'll definitely check out DK's instagram page, thanks for the suggestion. I've perused his etsy shop, but it's somewhat limited. I'm considering commissioning him to craft the settings for my black spinel halo earrings and black spinel pear shaped halo bypass ring project---cost dependent, of course. Here's to you wearing that new ring well for many years!!!!