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EmeraldEmpress

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I wanted to set my pair of sapphires with a decent diamond halo and was quoted $8,000 here in Sydney! Needless to say they are still in gem jars!
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Oh my they are gorgeous!!
$8k for a diamond halo seems excessive for sure! Have you looked into sending them off to a US jeweler to set? I've heard jewelry prices are higher in Australia and New Zealand : (
 

Dandi

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I wanted to set my pair of sapphires with a decent diamond halo and was quoted $8,000 here in Sydney! Needless to say they are still in gem jars!
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What about a pre-made semi mount? I'm eying these off:
 

Dandi

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@EmeraldEmpress I have SERIOUS sapphire envy over here! The halos on the earrings are beautifully proportioned, and each sapphire is the most gorgeous rich blue :kiss2: Lovely, lovely set!
 

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What about a pre-made semi mount? I'm eying these off:

The sapphires are 9.2mm round and I needed (if I recall correctly) about 1.2 carats (10 points each) of diamonds per earring.
 

Dandi

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The sapphires are 9.2mm round and I needed (if I recall correctly) about 1.2 carats (10 points each) of diamonds per earring.

Yikes, that's some serious bling! :kiss2: I have some diamond melee from K Rosengart in my cart, they're far cheaper than anything local.
 

Sydneyphoenix

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Maybe go more of smaller diamonds of slightly lower colour grades, possibly even melee white sapphires to lower the costs? Look at jewellers and setters at the Dymocks Building!
 

Dandi

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@EmeraldEmpress may I please ask who set your beautiful earrings? Or were they purchased already made? I have a pair of rubies to set in diamond halos and I just love yours. How big are the sapphires? Sorry for all the questions but they are just so lovely!
 

EmeraldEmpress

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@Dandi, thank you so much for the compliments : )

@Dandi, @Efleon- I don't mind sharing the specs at all! That's a big part of what this forum is all about right? ; ) I always appreciate when others share & help : )

These earrings were made by Martin Flyer and excellent, really saturated sapphires were chosen.

Each earring centers an oval faceted sapphire, accented by 26 round brilliant-cut diamonds, set in White Gold.

The sapphires are a combined total weight of 3.04 cts and the round brilliant-cut diamonds- all 52 - total just .75 cts, but pack a powerful punch! They are H-I in color, but seem to face up whiter to me?? Perhaps I just got lucky lol
 

Dandi

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@Dandi, thank you so much for the compliments : )

@Dandi, @Efleon- I don't mind sharing the specs at all! That's a big part of what this forum is all about right? ; ) I always appreciate when others share & help : )

These earrings were made by Martin Flyer and excellent, really saturated sapphires were chosen.

Each earring centers an oval faceted sapphire, accented by 26 round brilliant-cut diamonds, set in White Gold.

The sapphires are a combined total weight of 3.04 cts and the round brilliant-cut diamonds- all 52 - total just .75 cts, but pack a powerful punch! They are H-I in color, but seem to face up whiter to me?? Perhaps I just got lucky lol

Thank you so much for the info, the diamonds do look super white! I've heard great things about Martin Flyer!
 
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