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yehudi

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Here is the Ruby E-ring in its makeshift (temporary) two-tone setting. It has a WG shank with some celtic type scrolling and a YG head. I'll try to post a few pictures in varying conditions and angles.




Very excited. I'll present it to her this weekend. Then, we'll work out the final setting together.




[I'm attaching the image per instructions....let's see if it works]



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chrono

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Beautiful ruby and what a unique setting. Do you mind sharing where you bought the setting?
 

yehudi

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Last one.

In the dark...indirect indoor light, that is.

Let me know what you think.

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yehudi

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Thanks. To be honest, I don''t know much about the setting. I plan on having a custom setting made, so I relied on the advice of my jeweler who said this would hold the (cushion cut) ruby safe and wouldn''t cost too much. It was a cast setting from a catalog he has.
 

chrono

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I have some coloured gemstones that need simple but unique settings and yours looks to fit the bill. It''s even better that it is a stock setting from a catalog.
Any idea who is the manufacturer? I don''t think Stuller makes anything like that.
 

widget

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Congratulations, yehudi! That ruby looks fabulous!


I just looked up your old thread asking about how to find a nice ruby... would you mind sharing your search/purchasing experience? Any specs?

Again...just lovely. Congrats!


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Dee*Jay

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What a nice ruby! I''m sure you''re girlfriend (soon to be fiance!) will love it and I can''t wait to see it in it''s final home.
 

Catmom

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It''s a beautiful ruby and I really like that setting. Hopefully when your ruby finds it''s new, permanent home you can put another gemstone in it''s place.
 

flutterby

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as someone who is biased, from loving my own ruby ering, that one is STUNNING! what a beautiful stone. cant wait till you two decide on something permanent. do you know what she may want?
 

yehudi

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Chrono, I''ll inqure about the maker of the setting and post back. The inside of the shank is marked KBN, but that doesn''t tell me anything.

Widget, here are the details:

Burma Ruby
1.7 cts
7.1 x 6 x 4.6
cushion
color - vivid red
Heat enhancement only

The process:

After some research and calls, I visited Zoltan David, who works in my town. His stuff blew me away and I asked him who he gets his gems from. He said he sources a lot of his gems from Allen Kleiman (some of his work here, click Spectrum Awards, scroll down to the rubies).

Zoltan, coincidentally, has a working relationship with R.W. Wise Goldsmiths. I called Richard as my first step in the process, but he had nothing in in my price range, and was busy preparing for a trip abroad. So, by chance, I walked into Zoltan''s shop and asked if he could recommend a cutter/broker who could meet my needs. He mentioned Kleiman and Wise, among others, but I forgot them. Sorry.

I viewed some samples and liked this one the best. Best color, sparkle, size, etc...

Zoltan creates some great works. I''m looking forward to working with him on the final ring. A lot of his focus is on highly innovative showpieces. That said, I''m drawn to his simpler jewelry, especially for engagement rings. Here is a sample gallery: http://www.hamiltonhilljewelry.com/int_designers/zoltan.html

I love his use of platinum and gold that goes far beyond the standard two-tone approach. The gold will reflect the warmth of the ruby, while being perfectly married to the platinum.

Here are some other images: http://www.zoltandavid.com/photo_gallery1.htm
 

WTNLVR

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What a beautiful stone! I love the color.
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

Simply gorgeous!

cheers--Sharon
 

Linda W

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Wowie, That is one beautiful ruby ring. Please send handshots when you have the final setting. Love it.....

Linda
 

poptart

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I love this ring! The yellow gold is stunning with that color ruby. I really like that setting!!

*M*
 

LdyNghtWng

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Lovely ruby...I keep imagining that mounting with diamonds set into the holes in the
scrolling!
 

widget

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Oooooh...I knew I''d heard the name Zoltan! I recognized him from the Spectrum Awards the minute I saw his work.

I LOVE his two-tone designs...I''ve attached a pic of a band to die for, just for fun.

Do PLEASE come back and show us the results of your collaboration with him!

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MustangFan

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It''s so wonderful, I love rubies!!!

Where did you get such a unique setting from???!!!
 

Mrs Mitchell

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What a beautiful stone - looks amazing. I love rubies and that one is stunning.
Congrats!
Jen
 
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