- Mar 31, 2018
Ok...I picked straight baguettes..gypsy set on the shoulders...I asked David to show me the diamond loose. It may look like a lentil in a setting..but it will be a pretty lentil ring..haha
I appreciate the reply, I know you’ve done a lot of projects with him and I just always wonder how folks figure out what they want! So, it’s interesting to hear the thought process and I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
@YadaYadaYada I always have an idea of what I want. I have definite tastes so I wouldn’t do well with a jeweler that expects me to go along with their aesthetic. I’m pretty picky. He doesn’t really give you ideas. I will give him photos that I would like and he will put together a cad and we tweak it according to my feedback. I really like non frilly simple design so it’s not complicated for me. The way I usually do it is work it out on here. I have to make sure I don’t get persuaded to go against what I really like. I was influenced a lot with Ashlee which is my fault. The halo cushion was perfect but the diamond got dark in the halo with the melee staying bright white. I’ll love it with a sapphire center.The design was perfect but the diamond didn’t go in a halo. I don’t usually make too many mistakes because I like simple things. I really know what I don’t like..and that’s a lot..haha I try to focus on what I like and then ask him if it would work. If you don’t know what elements you like and want him to come up with something on his own and you would be comfortable with that he’s probably not your person. I think to work with him you have to come up with your own ideas but he puts them to life. If you’re doing a project and need feedback to get things solid in your mind about what you like ask for help here. You can eliminate a lot by seeing what people suggest. Then you know that certain elements are a no go. There are designers that people use here that I REALLY don’t like. Of course I don’t say anything but I couldn’t work with them. I’m very comfortable with David. Post a thread so we can see what you’re working on!
I was thinking that beautiful halo would look good with a blue stone like a sapphire!
@MamaBee that’s one gorgeous stone! I love its current home but can see why you’re looking to simplify the look. I ended up doing the same with a 2.57 ct round that ended up looking too overpowering for my taste once it was in a sizable carre cut halo. Looking forward to seeing the reset!
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Thank you @LLJsmom! That’s how I want the baguettes to look. I like the engraving too but maybe just on the top of the shank. I know this was an antique setting which makes it more appropriate for Ashlee even though I’m setting her e/w. I also want the setting a little thicker. Is it okay to send some of your pics to David?
Hi @MamaBee -
I read your thread and have been thinking about your reset. I had an idea and just wanted to throw it out there.
Since you're setting east/west, have you considered doing triple baguettes to stretch the design right across the finger and give you a little more presence? I like the triple baguette look, as it *really* extends the center stone.
What I'm picturing is - center stone - then on each side one longer baguette in the center, then shorter baguettes above and below it. They're straight baguettes (as opposed to tapered) and the look is *very* art deco.
Somebody here on PS has a ring - if not just like this, then very close. If anyone can think of it, pls add it here! it's an elegant design, more streamlined than you currently have, and gives a lot of presence without adding a lot of doo-daddery. I just thought of it because it's very elegant and would suit your style, I think. It's unlike anything you currently have, so there would be no doubling up on styles.
Just a thought - I hope someone can find it for us as I think it would be worth throwing into the mix of styles you might like.
Thank you @mrs-b! I did consider that.
I saw a photo but decided against it. I decided to add three little engraved flowers after the straight baguette. I had a ring that had more than one baguette and I got tired of it. I know the baguette should probably be wider but I don’t like that look..I also sent a photo of a ring that has the baguettes set the way I like..
Poor David..I sent him this scribble. He’s a saint..
Not bitty and she looks like a sparkle bomb!