- Nov 19, 2006
Rockzilla, I think this first stone looks gorgeous in the video! The color is to-die-for! It looks like a very brilliant stone with nice scintillation. To me, it looks like that color is achieved because of the depth of the stone. The video indicates that the "keel" is a little off-center longitudinally, but I don''t think that''s anything to worry about. I was worried about an off-center keel with my pink sapphire and I was told by several "experts" that many times this helps to increase the brilliance of the stone. A cutter may be trying to retain an area with a certain color quality that enhances the stone. It''s all about face-up performance.Date: 1/12/2007 12:25:26 PM
This would be a replacement for my lost tanzanite ring =(
Any opinions (or alternates!) always appreciated
rockzilla, there''s no simple answer to your question. They were truthful in saying "it depends on the setting." Each stone and each setting is unique. Some "off the rack" settings will accommodate deep stones but many won''t and it''s dangerous for a seller to generalize.Date: 1/16/2007 12:31:58 PM
I contacted them to find out if it would need a custom setting, and really the answer was ''it depends on the setting.'' They were nice about it, they said if I had a setting already (which I don''t) I could send it in to them and they would check.
Rockzilla, it sounds like you aren''t "set" on a particular setting, so maybe the way to approach this is, "Do you have a setting in the XXX price range that would accommodate this stone?" I guess you''ll need to have an idea if you want diamond sidestones, or a halo, or a simple basket setting or what.Date: 1/16/2007 12:31:58 PM
Thanks everyone for your help so far -- I contacted them to find out if it would need a custom setting, and really the answer was ''it depends on the setting.'' RZ
Wow, that's a great find diamondseeker! I should have been more specific - I didn't see any choices for "halos" from the "Mounting Options" tab. And oops, I should have looked harder, the halos are under "Pave" from the Mountings Options. Thanks - sorry for any confusion!Date: 1/16/2007 7:01:00 PM
Oh gosh, one of my favorite settings is on the NSC site:
RZ - yes, NSC often sends out stones for preview by customer. Just make sure that the status of your stone is "available" or "in house" and you''re good to go! i live in new york city and have visited the store a few times...they''re really nice and accomodating. Good luck!Date: 1/17/2007 1:10:01 PM
Diamondseeker - I love that mounting! It is gorgeous. I think if I were to do a halo it would be between that and one with just a single band.
It also looks much better in your picture than the simple mounting photos they have on their site - is that from a different company''s site? I also think the NSC mounting photos are throwing me off because they show them all in rose gold (not my favorite!)
Do you think that NSC would send me the stone to inspect, then let me send it back to them to be mounted? From what I''ve read on here they have pretty good customer service...