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New setting for OMC

stracci2000

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I recently made this sterling setting for my little OMC.
What do you guys think?
Is it better than the drop shaped setting that I had previously made?

Do you like the round setting or drop shaped setting?

All opinions welcome!

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The diamond is not mounted yet, it is just laying in the setting for now.

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And this is the older drop shaped setting:

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stracci2000

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I really love the new one. Seems to make the stone look bigger and centres the eye on the star of the show. How awesome that you can make your own settings!

Thanks for your input!
I need new eyes on this project, because I have been looking at both of these settings too long.
 

stracci2000

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I like them both but I think the round one makes the diamond look bigger :)

Ok, two votes for the round setting....
If only I had the magic to actually make the stone bigger!
 

Dmndsr4evr11

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I recently made this sterling setting for my little OMC.
What do you guys think?
Is it better than the drop shaped setting that I had previously made?

Do you like the round setting or drop shaped setting?

All opinions welcome!

1610906561601.png


The diamond is not mounted yet, it is just laying in the setting for now.

IMG_20210117_094636.jpg

And this is the older drop shaped setting:

1610906651015.png

I like the round setting :).
 

Lisa Loves Shiny

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I like them both. Really nice work and both are beautiful. I like the drop shape because it is elongated and elegant. I like the round setting because the diamond IMHO looks larger surrounded by the white metal and appears more casual.
 

dk168

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I prefer the drop as it makes the pendant more substantial, if you know what I mean.

I would probably surround the stone entirely in metal to make it more substantial.

DK :))
 

stracci2000

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Wow, it looks like the round setting is winning!
Thanks to everyone who responded!
 

LightBright

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Wow, it looks like the round setting is winning!
Thanks to everyone who responded!

Hi Stracci2000. I love the round nearly collet style setting because it makes the stone look bigger. I love the teardrop for the reasons that Nala gave, the edges are more defined.

OT but I’d love to hear what you do for jewelry making. Is this something you learned somewhere? Do you work in sterling? It’s so cool.
 

stracci2000

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OT but I’d love to hear what you do for jewelry making. Is this something you learned somewhere? Do you work in sterling? It’s so cool.

Thanks, @LightBright !
I learned silversmithing back in 2004. A woman from the Zuni Pueblo here in NM, gave me a crash course in jewelry making.
I've been on my own ever since.
I am lucky that jewelry making is alive and well in my area, mostly due to the large Native American population here. It is really easy to get supplies and tools, as there are many shops around who cater to the industry.
I just do it as a hobby, and have made a few things over the years for family and friends.
Here are a few things I have made and posted here on PS.
There are lots more buried up in the 'colored stones' forum.

 
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Mreader

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Thanks, @LightBright !
I learned silversmithing back in 2004. A woman from the Zuni Pueblo here in NM, gave me a crash course in jewelry making.
I've been on my own ever since.
I am lucky that jewelry making is alive and well in my area, mostly due to the large Native American population here. It is really easy to get supplies and tools, as there are many shops around who cater to the industry.
I just do it as a hobby, and have made a few things over the years for family and friends.
Here are a few things I have made and posted here on PS.
There are lots more buried up in the 'colored stones' forum.


I am so impressed!!!
 

junebug17

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Thanks, @LightBright !
I learned silversmithing back in 2004. A woman from the Zuni Pueblo here in NM, gave me a crash course in jewelry making.
I've been on my own ever since.
I am lucky that jewelry making is alive and well in my area, mostly due to the large Native American population here. It is really easy to get supplies and tools, as there are many shops around who cater to the industry.
I just do it as a hobby, and have made a few things over the years for family and friends.
Here are a few things I have made and posted here on PS.
There are lots more buried up in the 'colored stones' forum.


@stracci2000 , wow, these pieces are beautiful!! Really impressive that you made these yourself!
 
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