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#JOTW Sapphire Anniversary Ring by DKJ

mrsgreeneyes

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I received this ring last September and I really am in love with it. The sapphire was given to me a while ago and I don't know much about it, other than it is approx 10 x 8 and an octagon cut. I had previously seen the aquamarine Love of my Life ring by Cathy Waterman and really loved the idea of it, but wanted to make a few design tweaks. Here is that ring:

sapphinspo.jpg

My main goals were that I wanted the prongs set in the traditional orientation, I wanted them to appear more floral (in person they looked a little too claw-like for me), and of course I wanted a much cleaner job on the milgrain and beadset. With that in mind and having previously done a couple of projects with David Klass, I reached out to him to see if he'd be willing to take this on. He was game! This is the CAD:

sapphire CAD.jpeg

I made zero changes, haha. He had previously done such a good job of interpreting my design wishes that I pretty much let him have free reign on this. It also helps to know that everything looks bulky on a CAD and David will do everything he can to make a design right, even if that means a recast.

This was the first glamour shot he sent me:

sapphire glamor.jpeg

And it really took my breath away! Other than adding a satin finish, it was exactly how I had envisioned. And so now everyone's favorite part - hand shots!

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Trying to get a more detailed look at the prongs, though I'm no whiz with a camera:

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The only problem I have with this ring is that it's such a hard choice trying to decide which to wear - my e-ring or this gorgeous sapphire! :D
 

Ally T

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Gosh, it's beautiful! The detail is stunning & I absolutely love the colour. Huge job well done & we need many more pictures!
 

missy

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I received this ring last September and I really am in love with it. The sapphire was given to me a while ago and I don't know much about it, other than it is approx 10 x 8 and an octagon cut. I had previously seen the aquamarine Love of my Life ring by Cathy Waterman and really loved the idea of it, but wanted to make a few design tweaks. Here is that ring:

sapphinspo.jpg

My main goals were that I wanted the prongs set in the traditional orientation, I wanted them to appear more floral (in person they looked a little too claw-like for me), and of course I wanted a much cleaner job on the milgrain and beadset. With that in mind and having previously done a couple of projects with David Klass, I reached out to him to see if he'd be willing to take this on. He was game! This is the CAD:

sapphire CAD.jpeg

I made zero changes, haha. He had previously done such a good job of interpreting my design wishes that I pretty much let him have free reign on this. It also helps to know that everything looks bulky on a CAD and David will do everything he can to make a design right, even if that means a recast.

This was the first glamour shot he sent me:

sapphire glamor.jpeg

And it really took my breath away! Other than adding a satin finish, it was exactly how I had envisioned. And so now everyone's favorite part - hand shots!

IMG_2819.JPG

sapphire.jpeg
IMG_3438.JPG

Trying to get a more detailed look at the prongs, though I'm no whiz with a camera:

fullsizeoutput_5b23.jpeg

The only problem I have with this ring is that it's such a hard choice trying to decide which to wear - my e-ring or this gorgeous sapphire! :D

@Alex T took the words right out of my mouth! Your ring is so beautiful @mrsgreeneyes! :love: Love the color and detail and wow. And please yes, more pics.:appl:
 

Catmom

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It's just beautiful! I love the setting. All the detail work is just amazing!!
 

Acinom

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What a stunning design!!! A perfect setting for your beautiful blue sapphire. It looks also beautiful stacked with your diamond band. The detailing is top notch.
Looking forward to enjoy more beautiful pics.
 

junebug17

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Oh MGE this ring turned out SO beautifully! Love all of the gorgeous details, it showcases your pretty sapphire really well!
 

ac117

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What a gorgeous ring!! DK really did an amazing job!! :love::love::love: Lovely color on the sapphire too
 

737liz

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I'm so glad you did a thread on this! I was itching to ask you for more details when you posted it on someone else's thread but didn't want to hijack her thread. It's amazing!
 

redwood66

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What a gorgeous sapphire and that setting is just beautiful!
 

foxinsox

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Oh goodness! That’s amazing. The blue is the most gorgeous deep velvet and the setting is so classic but also unusual. The detail and milgrain is insanely crisp
 
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Unique and quite gorgeous. Enjoy!
 

nala

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So stunning! :love::love::love:
 

mrsgreeneyes

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Thank you for the kind words, everyone! This piece is very special to me and I appreciate all the love. :kiss2:
 

arkieb1

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Oooooh I love it, really pretty!!!!
 

SimoneDi

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Psych a beautiful ring! :love: Happy Anniversary!
 

missy

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Be still my heart. The new pics are glorious. :love::love::love:
Here are the remaining glamour shots, as my camera skills will never do it justice. Again, this was before the satin finish was added.

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Thank you for the extra pics. LOVE LOVE LOVE.:love:
 

BlingDreams

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I adore every single aspect of your ring :geek2:. What an outstanding design :appl:
 

tyty333

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Beautiful! I really love what you did with the prongs...unique and beautiful!
 

Sylvie

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To die for! I love it! The color is amazing!
 
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