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remetau

Rough_Rock
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Good day everybody,

I've been working with DK on a ring design for a blue sapphire, and was wondering about inputs from the peanut gallery here. I like the look of yellow gold and platinum, but can't decide on the balance. Can't decide if I should just do the whole ring in one or the other.

I'm also up in the air about the gallery. I was thinking more open, but is this too simple and plain?

I was also thinking about adding fine milgrain around the diamonds including the baguettes.

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Here is the sapphire outside in overcast skies:

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Sorry about the blue, but here is an inside during the day.

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chrono

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I don't think the design is simple or plain at all! My preference is to leave the gallery as is to allow easy access for cleaning. Given the tilted halo design, you probably won't see much of the gallery.

As for milgraine, although I love it, for me, the lines are very clean and "soft" enough so I would not add milgraine.
 

Rfisher

Ideal_Rock
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“Sorry about the blue”
No - do not be sorry :)
Lovely stone! Tell us more about it as well!

Have you seen @whitewave DK yellow sapphire floral cluster?
She’s got her CAD posted here somewhere - and it’s somewhat similar style. Maybe seeing her CADs compared to the finished product will help you decide on some details?

I love :love: the yellow gold/platinum mix you have going on in the cad - so that mix is a definite “yes” from me!

Edited to add whitewaves thread with cad and finished ring :love:
 
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remetau

Rough_Rock
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I'm probably no help but sharing mine since it's 18K yellow gold and platinum to to give you an idea of the coloring - I love the mixed metals.
Very pretty. I do love the mixed metals. My wife loves yellow gold and the mix with it and platinum as do I.
 

remetau

Rough_Rock
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Good day all,

I still haven’t set this sapphire due to COVID and us remaining where we are. In the meantime, I’ve had DK make some changes to the design to enclose the gallery, use rounds instead of baguette on the shoulder, go with 10 prongs and share for the diamonds, use OEC for the diamonds, and then added a ruby and emerald to each side of the shank.

We have lived on and cruised our sailboat for the past 15 years, and since the sapphire reminds me of the ocean and boating is such a big part of our lives, I wanted to incorporate something in that regards. So, I decided to add the little ruby and emerald to represent the port and starboard lights on a boat. This is a gift to her as a rhr and not an engagement ring.

Are the ruby and emeralds tacky and take away from the ring?

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lovedogs

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Good day all,

I still haven’t set this sapphire due to COVID and us remaining where we are. In the meantime, I’ve had DK make some changes to the design to enclose the gallery, use rounds instead of baguette on the shoulder, go with 10 prongs and share for the diamonds, use OEC for the diamonds, and then added a ruby and emerald to each side of the shank.

We have lived on and cruised our sailboat for the past 15 years, and since the sapphire reminds me of the ocean and boating is such a big part of our lives, I wanted to incorporate something in that regards. So, I decided to add the little ruby and emerald to represent the port and starboard lights on a boat. This is a gift to her as a rhr and not an engagement ring.

Are the ruby and emeralds tacky and take away from the ring?

58796-QUAD-13[1486].jpg
omg no, not tacky! They are tiny details that will be really meaningful to you two and not noticeable by others. I love stuff like that because it's so sweet. I am trash at CADs, but I prefer this version because you have all gold prongs around the center (and I think the other version was alternating gold and platinum, which I liked less). I don't mind mixed metals at all, but I would want prongs around a single stone to be a single color.
 

lmyracle

Shiny_Rock
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Wow, 15 years aboard a sailboat! My husband's dream! He follows YouTube blogs of people that sail for years. I'd love to say I could do that but I am not great on the water whatsoever and now that we are nearing retirement, we have healthcare concerns so we live vicariously through people like you. We just day-sail for the most part but anyway....I love the idea of the lights that you chose and that will be so sentimental to her.
 

remetau

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@lmyracle thank you. We do love being on the water but it has got tougher as we have gotten older. We're now looking at land back stateside to split our time so we can spend more time with our grandchildren and rest of family.
 
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