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Resetting “Ashlee” my antique cut cornered step cut..Opinions please

lissyflo

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@lissyflo I took your advice. I contacted David and Amy to see if they can find a stone to fit in the space. Amy said she will look. I don’t think it will be easy..I may have to go out of my comfort zone with color if she finds something that fits..I don’t want to trash that setting. I think it’s pretty..It just didn’t go well with Ashlee. I think a colored stone would be pretty.

Sorry @MamaBee , I missed your post and forgot to come back with a picture.

Here’s my synthetic spinel (if I’m allowed to post it here - if not please delete, mods). If DK can’t find something that fits, having synthetic rough cut is a cost effective option. The rough itself was negligible (I think $2 kind of negligible) so the cost was just in the cutting and I think from memory that was around $150, so really reasonable to make use of an existing setting.

The cutter used the report measurements of my original stone in combination with a zoomed in photo of it to work out where to place windmills etc. It’s obviously a compromise on the coloured material to cut it to diamond parameters, but for a comparatively cheap fix to make use of a setting it was absolutely a compromise worth making for me. I think there’s a little extra depth in the synthetic spinel than there was in the original stone, and the setting has enough height to accommodate that, but the outline from the top is exactly the same as the original centre stone.

If Dk can’t find a pre-cut stone to work, maybe their cutter could do something similar with either synthetic or natural rough?
 

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MamaBee

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Sorry @MamaBee , I missed your post and forgot to come back with a picture.

Here’s my synthetic spinel (if I’m allowed to post it here - if not please delete, mods). If DK can’t find something that fits, having synthetic rough cut is a cost effective option. The rough itself was negligible (I think $2 kind of negligible) so the cost was just in the cutting and I think from memory that was around $150, so really reasonable to make use of an existing setting.

The cutter used the report measurements of my original stone in combination with a zoomed in photo of it to work out where to place windmills etc. It’s obviously a compromise on the coloured material to cut it to diamond parameters, but for a comparatively cheap fix to make use of a setting it was absolutely a compromise worth making for me. I think there’s a little extra depth in the synthetic spinel than there was in the original stone, and the setting has enough height to accommodate that, but the outline from the top is exactly the same as the original centre stone.

If Dk can’t find a pre-cut stone to work, maybe their cutter could do something similar with either synthetic or natural rough?

Thank you @lissyflo! Your ring is beautiful! Who did you use? It came out great. I can’t believe how close your setting looks to mine!
 

MamaBee

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I contacted Precision Gem to see if he could cut something to fit the setting. He answered back that he only commissions lab stones. Since his cutting is so pretty I asked him if he could cut one to fit this setting. I think it would have to be a radiant or emerald cut. I don’t think an elongated asscher would work..I hope he can do it. I’m waiting for him to answer my email.
If he can I’ll move pics to the lab section..:bigsmile:
 
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Thank you @lissyflo! Your ring is beautiful! Who did you use? It came out great. I can’t believe how close your setting looks to mine!

I missed this message too - at least I’m consistently bad?!

Caysie arranged it for me and her cutter cut the stone to fit. I’m afraid I can’t pass on his/her details as I was only involved with Caysie - sorry. I have sometimes seen Caysie reference on IG where she got particular stones, so if Precision Gems can’t do the work maybe you could either ask Caysie or directly contact the cutters she mentions on IG?

Sorry I can’t be of more specific help!
 

MamaBee

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I missed this message too - at least I’m consistently bad?!

Caysie arranged it for me and her cutter cut the stone to fit. I’m afraid I can’t pass on his/her details as I was only involved with Caysie - sorry. I have sometimes seen Caysie reference on IG where she got particular stones, so if Precision Gems can’t do the work maybe you could either ask Caysie or directly contact the cutters she mentions on IG?

Sorry I can’t be of more specific help!

Thank you @lissyflo..I’m hoping Precision Gems will do it. If not I’ll start asking other cutters. I don’t want to email everyone just in case he says he can. I’ll wait a bit.
 

MamaBee

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Okay..update..I contacted Jeff White to see if he could cut a spinel to fit. I thought about a color for a while. Although I think blue would be amazing in the setting..I already have two blue rings. I want pink..He has some pink spinel rough that he could cut to fit. Since the proportions have to be exact..David had to let him know what the fudge room is. It’s more than I wanted to spend to be able to use the setting..but I wouldn’t worry about windows, etc. David also had some options. Still thinking….TBC haha
 

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Sorry @MamaBee , I missed your post and forgot to come back with a picture.

Here’s my synthetic spinel (if I’m allowed to post it here - if not please delete, mods). If DK can’t find something that fits, having synthetic rough cut is a cost effective option. The rough itself was negligible (I think $2 kind of negligible) so the cost was just in the cutting and I think from memory that was around $150, so really reasonable to make use of an existing setting.

The cutter used the report measurements of my original stone in combination with a zoomed in photo of it to work out where to place windmills etc. It’s obviously a compromise on the coloured material to cut it to diamond parameters, but for a comparatively cheap fix to make use of a setting it was absolutely a compromise worth making for me. I think there’s a little extra depth in the synthetic spinel than there was in the original stone, and the setting has enough height to accommodate that, but the outline from the top is exactly the same as the original centre stone.

If Dk can’t find a pre-cut stone to work, maybe their cutter could do something similar with either synthetic or natural rough?
@lissyflo David just cut me a pink lab sapphire. It‘s a lighter pink which I like. He did a great job from what I can see in the video. I’ll post it over in the lab stone area when it’s set. Thank you so much for the suggestion!
 

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@lissyflo David just cut me a pink lab sapphire. It‘s a lighter pink which I like. He did a great job from what I can see in the video. I’ll post it over in the lab stone area when it’s set. Thank you so much for the suggestion!

That’s great news! Could you tag me when you post so I don’t miss it - I’d love to see the outcome!
 

MamaBee

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That’s great news! Could you tag me when you post so I don’t miss it - I’d love to see the outcome!
@lissyflo I will! It’s a light pink which I know people don’t favor..but I love baby pink..I’m happy I’ll be able to wear it now! Thanks again!
 

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This sounds like a great idea, love a pink ring, can’t wait to see the end result!
 

MamaBee

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Update! David cut me a pink lab sapphire for the setting. I didn’t want to put in a ton of money into a ring I wouldn't wear that often. He cut it himself..It’s really light baby pink…I love it..I don’t know if I can post it here so I’ll head over to the lab gemstones thread to post a pic. I’m thrilled.
 

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Update! David cut me a pink lab sapphire for the setting. I didn’t want to put in a ton of money into a ring I wouldn't wear that often. He cut it himself..It’s really light baby pink…I love it..I don’t know if I can post it here so I’ll head over to the lab gemstones thread to post a pic. I’m thrilled.

Eep! ??

 

ksluice

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I can’t tell you how glad I am you went this route rather than selling it. This is fantastic, and I hope you wear it with great joy!
 

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