Kenny,Date: 1/9/2007 8:14:46 PM
How clean and classy!
I really love it.
Did Bruce make it slightly wider than the stone for protection, or the same width?
Side view please.
Starryeyed,Date: 1/9/2007 8:15:55 PM
asquareguy, VERY nice!
I like how the band width is similar to the diamond width. I also like the fact that there is no cathedral. It is very masculine and tasteful. The setting really draws your eye to the pattern in the asscher. Gorgeous!
Ellen,Date: 1/9/2007 9:02:51 PM
Wow, I didn''t think I would ever ''swoon'' over a guys ring, but I just did. LOVE it!
Oh, what''s that saying?Date: 1/9/2007 9:12:51 PM
Thanks, swoon is better than faint, which is what I almost did when I got the WF quote for the band with the blues!
Ladies, let''s just say that you are might lucky that you don''t have size 10 fingers to raise your all-platinum ring quotes ! Yikes !
Since we are buying a house this month and we won''t be getting married any time soon, let''s just say that the second ring will be a while on the shelf...
Good lord, I can''t imagine what my 5 ct. will cost in, oh, 10-15 years.Date: 1/9/2007 9:37:50 PM
If you take Starryeyed''s advice, I should let you know that Bob at WF said that this stone today is about $7700, about 60% more than what I paid...
lol What I think I better do is face the fact that unless I win the lottery, or inherit an insane amount of money (which is more probable but unlikely), I''m not getting it.Date: 1/9/2007 9:58:27 PM
Ellen, I saw this 5-carat on Blue Nile for $76.6K: 5.01 H VS2. I saw another 5.03 carat F VS2 for $114.5K.
So at 5% inflation per year, in 10 years, the BN diamond will cost $124.8K. At 7% inflation, $150.7K. You had better buy that 5-carat right away!
Swingirl,Date: 1/9/2007 11:27:51 PM
Very nice. I love the satin finish with the asscher. Aren't you glad you are not sitting on it anymore!! It'll look much nicer on your finger...hand shots next??
N8StarDate: 1/10/2007 12:16:15 AM
I had been following your other topic when initally going through with the ring decision process... I myself am about to have a ring made by Bruce Boone... I had never considered a two-tone ring... It looks fantastic!!! Congrats!!
Did you end up using the 8-1-1 titanium?
Scott,Date: 1/10/2007 2:40:48 AM
Author: Scott 00
The ring is absolutely stunning! I had never seen an offset ellipsoid (which is what I would consider getting should I make another ring). It is always a pleasure to see multiple pictures to give one a better sense of the design elements that compose your wonderful ring. I cannot wait for your set to be complete so you can get those handshots in the SMTR area, also I would be intensely curious if upon wearing, you find that the culet touches the top of your finger (this happens to me on the days my ring is loose).
I am somewhat surprised however, since I was under the impression that you chose the 'bead blasted' satin finish but what I see is the 'brushed' finish using Bruce's terminology [NB, other people call this satin, much to my confusion when speaking with other jewelers]. Because I once had a miscommunication with a jeweler about this... I did EXACTLY as you did and sent the Boone ring to the jeweler and asked him to replicate the 'brushed' aka satin finish for my Iceberg ring. My personal bias is towards the 'brushed' finish simply because of the ease of maintainance, though I am rather OCD about my rings and haven't yet (knock on wood), scratched the shank once.
And thanks for sharing the ring size, it helps give a sense of scale to the highly magnified pictures... I totally understand where you are coming from with the price of Platinum and how larger sized rings tack on added metal expenses (thankfully I can get away with a size 7-7.5)
I am glad that the few men's rings that do get posted on PS are some of the most sleek, handsome designs to be available in the market today (personally I NEVER enjoyed gold nuggets... shudder)
Love the blues.Date: 1/10/2007 11:35:35 AM
Oh, the pic of the blues came in,