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New Jeff White Blue Zircon!!!

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by violet3, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. T L
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    by T L » Mar 18, 2018
    I love pastel blues, and when an asscher is well cut, it's like a hall of mirrors. I would love to see it paired with pale pink stones as traps on the sides or melee in a halo. Enjoy!
     
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  2. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Mar 18, 2018
    Yay!! Love it in your pics! What a beautiful stone!! And indeed a perfect size with your eternity band.
     
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  3. shinyrocks
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    by shinyrocks » Mar 19, 2018
    Gorgeous! Looks like Jeff's photo is spot-on with yours. Congrats on a beautiful stone!
     
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  4. violet3
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    by violet3 » Mar 19, 2018
    Thanks everyone! It really is a sparkly little stone - I have just reached out to a friend from high school who is a jewelry maker. I was thinking we could do this project together, if she's up for it. Nothing further can be purchased until the sale of my home is complete, but I'm looking forward to a project once that is finished.

    Question: If I'm looking for sidetones, who would you recommend to source diamonds? Jeff says he doesn't do those. Any recommendations?

    Also, what shape would you most like to see next to my pretty asscher? I tend to like a brilliant cut, which is why I was thinking trillions or those crescent traps, but money is certainly a factor here, so if you know more than I do, please weigh in!
     
  5. violet3
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    by violet3 » Mar 20, 2018
    I've been looking at some semi-mount settings, and I think something like Stuller might be the most cost effective way to go. I'm meeting my jeweler friend tomorrow, and I was thinking about these three settings...any will take the asscher cut and dimensions of my stone. Surprisingly, I'm sort of leaning toward the pears, which wasn't my first (or second or third) thought regarding this ring. Any opinions or ideas on this? Should I start a new thread so more people will chime in? Thanks everyone! Stuller-1.jpeg Stuller-2.jpeg Stuller-3.jpeg
     
  6. missy
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    by missy » Mar 20, 2018
    Yes start a new thread in rocky talk so more people see it and can weigh in with their thoughts. I have trouble visualizing the settings and need to see real life examples. I love pear sides generally but not sure how it would work with the shape of the asscher. Would it be too much competition? The asscher has straight sharper edges and the pear curvy softer ones. Let me see if I can find real life pics of a similar combo.
     
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  8. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Mar 20, 2018
    It’s all about personal preference. It will certainly look gorgeous with tapered baguetes like in Mochiko’s ring because of the step cuts.
    The pears are really nice in the example @missy found as the bezels tie it all together. Personally I prefer the fluid look you get when you combine it with step cut sides
     
  9. missy
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    by missy » Mar 20, 2018
    Yes it does come down to personal preferences and no right or wrong. I too prefer the fluid look when combined with step cut sides.
     
  10. violet3
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    by violet3 » Mar 20, 2018
    Thank you @missy and @Acinom! Yes, I agree that the step cut center looks good with step cut sides. Ideally, if I did step cut sides, I'd prefer traps to tapered baguettes, but I didn't see that on the stiller website. (really ideally, I'd like traps on each side of the stone and then tapered baguettes on each side of the traps).

    The reason I would like brilliant cut sidetones is that my eternity band is made with round brilliants. I thought the brilliant cut side stones would possibly tie it all together. Perhaps I'm overthinking all of this.

    New England Lady's ring was the one I was thinking of when I mentioned I was leaning toward the pear side-stones! Funny you found that @missy - I saw the stuller setting and thought, "I think I've seen that somewhere before."

    I'm in such early stages of this, it won't be done for a while, but it's really fun to play around with different ideas - thanks for chiming in to help me! I'll start a thread in RT.
     
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  11. dkata
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    by dkata » Mar 22, 2018
    As I have myself an asscher cut zircon, which I still haven’t set, I’m also still looking for ideas.
    Your ideas from Stuller are beautiful, and the first one is just perfect I think.

    I was considered this setting for my stone originally:
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  12. Angelwk
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    by Angelwk » Jun 4, 2018
    Oh my god you got. The one I wanted !! Sadness for me but happy for you! Luckily he's made a pink one with my name on it heheh
     
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  13. violet3
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    by violet3 » Feb 11, 2019 at 5:22 PM
    Hi all!

    I started a new thread in rocky talky about my three stone ring that I am planning to make - if anyone has any advice for me on settings, please pop over there and share it with me. I appreciate your help!
     
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