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  1. elizat
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    by elizat » Aug 12, 2019
    So, I bought a 1.53 marquise cut from Parks Fine Group. I don't have that shape. I had it set in a very simple rose gold setting. I am not a solitaire person, really. I don't think they look good on me.

    It came today. I like the stone. The setting doesn't look good in me though, I don't think? I'm thinking an East West halo? Or something? Thoughts welcome. Stone is 15.2ish by 5.25 I think.

    Bad photo as well for reference. IMG_20190812_110302347.jpg
     
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  2. tyty333
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    by tyty333 » Aug 12, 2019
    I love the e/w look. Plus I think a halo will give you a little more finger coverage. Is this for a RHR or will you wear it as an ering?

    I really like the look below but I think your stone is possibly too big for it.
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    This is something a little different...
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    Or you could do something with a split shank to also give you some more coverage...
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    Or go with an antique look with double halo
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    Lots of fun ideas to think about! Good luck!
     
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  3. Tonks
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    by Tonks » Aug 12, 2019
    Are you wanting to make it wider or longer or both? Trying to understand what you don’t like would help with suggesting a setting.

    FWIW, I love marquise shapes with sapphire halos. Does something like that hold any appeal?
     
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  6. elizat
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    by elizat » Aug 12, 2019
    Thanks! It's just a ring, if that makes sense. I wear my rings on either ring finger and switch them often. I don't have a designated finger for anything. And sometimes I wear nothing for weeks, so it would be for either ring finger depending on mood.

    What I don't love about it is that it is plain and too modern looking- which I knew would be the case, but I had it set temporarily so I could wear it while I figured out what to do. And I think it looks small on me. I like third and fourth settings a good bit.


    I also found this and think it's pretty. vintage-engagement-ring-erstwhile-1872-2_1024x1024.jpg
     
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    by Weecam » Aug 12, 2019
    Ooooo that’s beautiful as well!!
     
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    by missy » Aug 12, 2019
    I think it's for sale.:Up_to_something:
     
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    by Weecam » Aug 12, 2019
    I’m not looking, I’m not looking.....
     
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    by AdaBeta27 » Aug 12, 2019
    north-south will be more flattering to you.
     
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    by lovedogs » Aug 12, 2019
    I know Alex does those settings often for his Marquise stones, and unfortunately I'm just not a fan of them. I think they make the stone look kind of flat and a little sad, and are rarely flattering on anyone's hand. For me, it makes me like a stone *less*, which is unfortunate. I like all of the other options posted, but just wanted to chime in that it's not just you who isn't a fan of the setting :wavey:
     
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  14. MK Malone
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    by MK Malone » Aug 12, 2019
    I think a north/south setting, with more diamonds would be fabulous!!! Have fun and enjoy your new stone!!
     
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    by Rfisher » Aug 12, 2019
    Graduated halo -especially if you are keeping it e/w. With an antique vibe.
    Very pretty stone!
     
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  16. meely
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    by meely » Aug 12, 2019
    Exciting project! As others have said I think setting north south would be more flattering.
    I agree with the @Rfisher on the graduated halo, as the stone imo would benefit visually when set from looking wider rather than longer as it is already long and skinny.
    I think it might also benefit from something elaborate on the shoulders to widen it. Assuming you want something vintage inspired here are some ideas.
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    by motownmama » Aug 13, 2019
    Another vote for north/south on you.
     
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    by KristyDarling » Aug 13, 2019
    Ooooh, I'm loving this one! I think a halo'ed antiquey setting like this set east-west would be divine....maybe with colored gemstones on the "Vs" at each end. :kiss2:

    I think setting the stone E-W in a detailed halo (or even a double halo, like the gorgeous ruby version @meely posted!) would be so beautiful on your hand.
     
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    by elizat » Aug 13, 2019
    I like sapphires. I was kicking around rubies. I don't have a ruby halo. I wish I had a long skinny finger, but I wear a size 7... so wider is the goal.
     
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    by elizat » Aug 13, 2019
    I think you have to have a certain finger to do it. I clearly don't have it... I am on the fence about east west, even though I love it on others. Maybe my finger is too chunky.
     
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    by elizat » Aug 13, 2019
    I really like that one a lot. It's so pretty. I am kicking around a ruby halo. I love that design though. Diana's bench with SinCityFinds will probably do it for me. I just am not sure if I can do the east west or if my finger is too chunky. I actually don't wear round stones because I think my finger is not suited for them.
     
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    by KristyDarling » Aug 13, 2019
    I definitely don't think your finger is "too chunky" for east-west. I think the left to right coverage -- especially with a more substantial halo setting -- would be very flattering to your hand!

    Personally I feel that north-south orientations for marquise stones work best when the stone size is much larger in relation to the size of the finger. Sure, you could beef up the proportions of a N-S stone with a halo but my experience has been that N-S skinny stones actually make my short and stubby fingers look even shorter. Just my own perception though!
     
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    by elizat » Aug 13, 2019
    @meely I really like the last one. I actually have two yellow diamonds that are in earrings, that are basically 4.4mm each. I could maybe do that type of design and use my yellow stones instead of colorless diamonds. I wonder if a kind of scalloped ruby halo would be pretty on that last design. I stink on mock ups, but I like the idea of using stones I have too.
     
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    by Tonks » Aug 13, 2019
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    This is on LT right now. It’s just the band, not the marquise halo, but holy cow, what a gorgeous marquise halo! I vaguely remember this being from Alex. The username is @Morenita21 Will try tagging her here in case that’s the same person and maybe she has more photos of her gorgeous ring.
     
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    by meely » Aug 13, 2019
    @elizat last one was my favourite too, chunky enough to balance out the skinniess of your marquise. Have you a pic of your yellow stones?
    Not sure if yellow and ruby together might be a bit garish if that’s what you mean, maybe someone has a visual? One or the other would definitely look nice though.
     
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    by elizat » Aug 13, 2019
    @meely just took one. It would have to be a halo shaped around the stones to be cohesive, but it might work. They could be oriented at an angle too, set like kites.

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    by meely » Aug 13, 2019
    Yes it’s got potential hasn’t it, I wonder if they went vertically if it might look better proportion wise?
    Just a thought I wonder if doing a cobblestone pave surround night work well?
     
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    by D&T » Aug 13, 2019
    I like this look very much proportional all around? Great finger coverage any which way.
    I usually like EW non traditional look only because if I pair band for Marquise as I like to have a donut Under the gallery I cannot wear a band with it on Marquise as I too have short finger stubby:confused2: unless it was set EW, but if you aren’t going to wear a band then N/S looks perfect with those yellow sidestones.
     
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    by elizat » Aug 16, 2019 at 5:31 PM
    I decided to ask Alex if he'd allow me to exchange for another stone. He graciously agreed, with no hesitation.

    I decided to go with a 2.54 q-r OMC he posted. I loved it and that's more my speed. I have been wanting to make a larger target ring with an emerald or ruby halo, so I think I will do that.

    If anyone liked this stone- it is a very pretty marquise cut, and a nice size, he will have it back shortly and it will be available again.
     
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