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bright ice

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Just curious as to what your preference would be if you were setting an Asscher or Emerald cut diamond? I know either is fine depending on personal preference. Let's say you were wanting Art Deco style, which would you choose?
 

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I don't think I'd be able to make a choice without seeing the settings being considered.
 

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Bezel...especially for art deco. I love the way a bezel going around the cut corners of an asscher/emerald make the shape
stand out. Are you planning on milgain with bezel or plain?


Hi Brightice :wavey:
 

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Prongs; even if well cut, it can do with more light coming in from as many angles as possible and it is almost a requirement to keep clean all the time because with fewer facets, any dirt, oil, or grime is going to affect the light performance more than for a RB.
 

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tyty333|1457618147|4002652 said:
Bezel...especially for art deco. I love the way a bezel going around the cut corners of an asscher/emerald make the shape
stand out. Are you planning on milgain with bezel or plain?


Hi Brightice :wavey:

Hi tyty333 :wavey:

Thanks! Yes, if I bezel it I will add milgrain.
 

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Chrono|1457618657|4002655 said:
Prongs; even if well cut, it can do with more light coming in from as many angles as possible and it is almost a requirement to keep clean all the time because with fewer facets, any dirt, oil, or grime is going to affect the light performance more than for a RB.

Thanks Chrono!

I do agree with you but I am very torn because I love bezels :love:
 

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How about only bezeling the girdle to give you the best of both worlds? ;))
 

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Chrono|1457620811|4002682 said:
How about only bezeling the girdle to give you the best of both worlds? ;))
Do you by chance have an example photo that you can post so I am clear on what you mean?

If I bezel, I would need a gallery design I suppose?
 

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Chrono|1457620811|4002682 said:
How about only bezeling the girdle to give you the best of both worlds? ;))

How does this work, like a prong setting with a basket ring under the girdle? Or do you have an example?
 

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No, the gallery will be open to allow light in and ease of cleaning. All the fancy Art Deco stuff will be on top only.

collet_set.jpg
 

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I will do ribbon prongs in a heart beat!
 

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bright ice|1457623375|4002705 said:
Chrono|1457623039|4002700 said:
No, the gallery will be open to allow light in and ease of cleaning. All the fancy Art Deco stuff will be on top only.
Ah, Ok!! Thanks ;))

This makes me lean more to ribbon prongs because I want a bit of a gallery. I am going to have a set of side stones so they can be bezeled.

Love these prongs :love:
http://www.langantiques.com/vintage-engagement-rings/diamond-engagement-rings/3-95-carat-european-cut-diamond-ring-gia-i-vs2.html
Goodness! :love: So many gorgeous settings, so little money to do them all!!!!

You know I adore ribbon prongs! I just stopped in to see what others would say. I do like that a bezel defines the shape of the stone, BUT, the stone you have in mind doesn't need that. I think a smaller one would benefit more from defining the shape, but the light issue Chrono brings up is an important consideration.
 

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diamondseeker2006|1457624692|4002720 said:
bright ice|1457623375|4002705 said:
Chrono|1457623039|4002700 said:
No, the gallery will be open to allow light in and ease of cleaning. All the fancy Art Deco stuff will be on top only.
Ah, Ok!! Thanks ;))

This makes me lean more to ribbon prongs because I want a bit of a gallery. I am going to have a set of side stones so they can be bezeled.

Love these prongs :love:
http://www.langantiques.com/vintage-engagement-rings/diamond-engagement-rings/3-95-carat-european-cut-diamond-ring-gia-i-vs2.html
Goodness! :love: So many gorgeous settings, so little money to do them all!!!!

You know I adore ribbon prongs! I just stopped in to see what others would say. I do like that a bezel defines the shape of the stone, BUT, the stone you have in mind doesn't need that. I think a smaller one would benefit more from defining the shape, but the light issue Chrono brings up is an important consideration.
Thanks for dropping in DS :wavey:

I always appreciate your input ;))
 
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