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Need to approvve on Monday. Thoughts on this setting -Please

Crazychinaman

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Hello Everyone,

I have been a long time lurker and have learned so much from these forums. Now its my time to post.

I am going in on Monday to look at a wax in person and I wanted to know your thoughts. My first impression is that the prongs are too large and chunky. Do you think they will be square and chunky when "finished"? What would you change about this setting?

First the stone.
1.03 Canadian Ideal Square
Color: E
Clarity SI1

Setting will be in platinum. Please let me know your thoughts.

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yennyfire

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Re: Need to approvve on Monday. Thoughts on this setting -Pl

I like the setting. It is very elegant. Any time anyone posts a wax photo around here, they worry that it looks too bulky, but when the actual ring is made, it's much more delicate. I'd ask your jeweler if that's the case and can he show you an example of finished prongs.
 

marcy

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Re: Need to approvve on Monday. Thoughts on this setting -Pl

It looks like a beautiful setting. I would also ask if the prongs would be that pronounced. I would guess they just look large in the wax mounting.
 

diamondseeker2006

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Re: Need to approvve on Monday. Thoughts on this setting -Pl

Yes, I think they will look much more delicate when made. You do need good protection for those corners, so you wouldn't want prongs too tiny.
 

slg47

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Re: Need to approvve on Monday. Thoughts on this setting -Pl

what type of cut is the center stone?
 

Crazychinaman

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Re: Need to approvve on Monday. Thoughts on this setting -Pl

Its a Hearts and Arrows Ideal Square.
 

Crazychinaman

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Re: Need to approvve on Monday. Thoughts on this setting -Pl

Do you think I should go for a claw type prong or a square? I'm not sure if you can see it but the stone is beveled in the corners. Anyone have any other prong recommendations?

Thanks for looking.
 

asymons412

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Re: Need to approvve on Monday. Thoughts on this setting -Pl

I think the prongs will be fine; the mold is cast that way so that the prongs can be shaped to hold the diamond later. I highly doubt they'll be so square and bulky. :)) Very elegant!
 

asymons412

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Re: Need to approvve on Monday. Thoughts on this setting -Pl

Oh, and I think a claw prong could be pretty! It would match the tapering on the ring, I should think. As long as it doesn't overwhelm the stone! It's hard to judge.
 

Crazychinaman

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Re: Need to approvve on Monday. Thoughts on this setting -Pl

That's what I'm thinking. A simple claw prong would be perfect!
 

mrssalvo

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Re: Need to approvve on Monday. Thoughts on this setting -Pl

I agree, a simple claw prong, it's going to be beautiful!!
 

Crazychinaman

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Re: Need to approvve on Monday. Thoughts on this setting -Pl

So right now the ring is 2.8mm tapering down to 2.2mm. Do you think I should bump up the shank to 3mm? Price difference is about $122

Let me know what you think....
 

mrssalvo

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Re: Need to approvve on Monday. Thoughts on this setting -Pl

I wouldn't bump it up to 3mm. I think the 2.8 will be fine...
 

Crazychinaman

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Re: Need to approvve on Monday. Thoughts on this setting -Pl

One thing I'm concerned with is the durability. This ring will be a daily wear ring and she probably will knock it around a bit. Do you think .2 will provide additional strength from bending and twisting?
 

mrssalvo

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Re: Need to approvve on Monday. Thoughts on this setting -Pl

anything 2mm and greater is plenty safe, especially with a plain shank like you are doing, IMO.
 
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