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Setting for my ruby?

Discussion in 'Colored Stones' started by Upgradable, May 8, 2012.

  1. Upgradable
    Ideal_Rock

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    by Upgradable » May 8, 2012
    I have two possibilities for mounting my ruby. There are different things I like about each. I'd love to hear your input and recommendation.

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  2. bright ice
    Ideal_Rock

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    by bright ice » May 8, 2012
    I like #1 because the prongs are inset somewhat, I don't like the prongs out on the end of the melee of #2. But I like the gallery of #2 better.
     
  3. Upgradable
    Ideal_Rock

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    by Upgradable » May 8, 2012
    That's exactly what I think BI.
     
  4. chrono
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    by chrono » May 8, 2012
    BGD
    Love the way the melees are set. The soft scalloped edging is very feminine and the gallery is open. But why is the stone set so high? The shank is solid and thick (even throughout) so it's a setting that is made to last and withstand a lot of physical stress.

    IDJ
    Totally different look. The prong at each tip gives it that angular edge. The gallery is also busier and more enclosed. Some people like that style. Shank is thinned as it approaches the bottom.
     
  5. Upgradable
    Ideal_Rock

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    by Upgradable » May 8, 2012
    Would an $800 difference in price make a difference to you?
     
  6. chrono
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    by chrono » May 8, 2012
    Depends on how strongly you feel for one design over another. Also I am quite sure the BGD setting has ideal cut melees. How is the quality of the IDJ stones? The bigger the diamonds, the more obvious the difference when it comes to cut quality.
     
  7. Upgradable
    Ideal_Rock

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    by Upgradable » May 8, 2012
    Both settings would hold 10 pt stones. BGD cannot guarantee me the fluorescent melee. We'll have a yellow gold shank and prongs.
     
  8. NKOTB
    Brilliant_Rock

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    by NKOTB » May 8, 2012
    I like #1 better. 800 dollars would make a significant difference to me. I might pay it if I LOVED one more than the other, but if I liked both equally, I would go for the cheaper one.
     
  9. TravelingGal
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    by TravelingGal » May 8, 2012
    There are things I like about both, but first reaction is that IDJ's strikes me as elegant and classic, and BGD's strikes me as cute.
     
  10. chrono
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    by chrono » May 8, 2012
    What about cut quality of the melees? 10 pointers are fairly large and light performance can make or break the look. I am rather particular about fine details and have paid $1k more for a setting where most people cannot see the difference between the two. So the question is, how much will it bother you?
     
  11. colorluvr
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    by colorluvr » May 8, 2012
    In all honesty, neither one... but I am only saying that because you don't seem to like all the aspects of either one. If there is ANYTHING about either one that you don't like, I'd pass, unless of course you are looking at this as a temporary setting.

    From what you have shared, this stone is a once in a lifetime, I have been looking for this stone forever type of thing, which means personally, I wouldn't settle on any setting that I found any fault with.

    I would continue looking until you found a setting that you felt was perfect and then save until I could afford that setting if it was currently out of your price range.

    To answer your second question, the $800 would only make a difference to me if I found two settings that were both perfect and one was less money than the other.
     
  12. Tanzigrrl
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    by Tanzigrrl » May 8, 2012
    With a ruby like yours, $800 more for the setting you like the most is nothing. Get whichever setting you like better and spare no expense in getting the "perfect home" for that amazing ruby!
     
  13. colorluvr
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    by colorluvr » May 8, 2012
    Having said what I just posted, I am like most of the others in that I find some things I like better about #1 and some about #2.
     
  14. Upgradable
    Ideal_Rock

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    by Upgradable » May 8, 2012
    I would be all over #2 because I think it has a beautiful aesthetic. However, I don't like the outside prongs causing a pointiness on the top view. If I could get #2 with minimized outer prongs, then it would be perfect!

    Chrono, I would want to make sure the melee is ideal or nearly so.
     
  15. chrono
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    by chrono » May 8, 2012
    On paper, it is easy to say "lose the prongs at the end" but in reality that is not the case. The BGD setting shows shared prongs, so the line of the prongs sit on the inside, giving that smooth seamless appearance. The IDJ prongs are done very differently. One unshared prong at the end, with the prong closer to the setting being shared. This is what gives that more enclosed profile or gallery. I don't think IDJ can do anything about the pointiness of the prongs.

    Perhaps the melees in this setting are larger, so the pointiness of the prongs is less apparent.

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  16. athenaworth
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    Trade

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    by athenaworth » May 8, 2012
    I'm actually a fan of #2 all around. It's so flowery, seems like it may take up a little more finger real estate and I love the gallery.
     
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    Ideal_Rock

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    by Upgradable » May 8, 2012
    This is another version of setting #2 from IDJ. It has a 20pt stones. Don't you think it really minimizes the "pointy" prong issue?

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    by chrono » May 8, 2012
    Looks less pointy to me. I'm thinking it because the prongs are smaller relative to the diamond melee?
     
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    Ideal_Rock

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    by Upgradable » May 8, 2012
    You don't think it would be disproportionate to my stone? It's 8.27 x 6.54 x 4.15
     
  20. Kismet
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    by Kismet » May 8, 2012
    I like the look of the 3rd one the best. I probably should know this, but how big are 20 point stones anyhow?
     
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    by JewelFreak » May 8, 2012
    I like the 3rd one best too, in fact think it's very pretty. Pointy end prongs aren't so noticeable & it has the same grace as #2. I can't tell if it's the same gallery, looks different, but like what I can see of it.

    YG should be really gorgeous with your magnif ruby.

    --- Laurie
     
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    Ideal_Rock

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    by athenaworth » May 8, 2012
    I think it'd be beautiful and make it a statement piece - one that you'll love forever and pass on to your children.
     
  24. TravelingGal
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    by TravelingGal » May 8, 2012
    Are you absolutely set on full cuts and that type of style? Cuz....

    :lickout:

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  25. TravelingGal
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    by TravelingGal » May 8, 2012
    Or for something even more different...

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  26. TravelingGal
    Super_Ideal_Rock

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    by TravelingGal » May 8, 2012
    Yes, so please don't shortchange yourself. This one is not one to quibble $800. Get EXACTLY what you want.

    My 3 stone ring started with a budget of $1500. Until I realized I hated everything in that range. I hate to tell you where I'm at now, lol.
     
  27. Upgradable
    Ideal_Rock

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    by Upgradable » May 8, 2012
    Good Lord!! Rose cuts would be gorgeous!!

    But I think I want the more traditional look for this one. I can't believe I'm saying that. But I really want the Broadway lights on this stone.
     
  28. TravelingGal
    Super_Ideal_Rock

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    by TravelingGal » May 8, 2012
    Here's one from Singlestone.

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  29. athenaworth
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    Ideal_Rock

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    by Lovinggems » May 9, 2012
    Oh my I love the rose cut diamond halo setting...
    The pink sapphire ring is also gorgeous.
     

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