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Gypsy

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Hello All,


My friend, from my hangout thread on Maternity, is getting engaged. Her BF has a .25 to .30 carat round from his grandmother that they are going to set into an e-ring for her... and she''s asked my help to find a setting to maximize the diamond. I''m thinking halo.


Money is tight for them with the baby coming, so the less $$ the better. Definitely under 1500... under 1K would be even better. So I''m thinking 14K or 18K.


I''m hoping that the ring will finish looking something like this ring from curly''s SMRT thread: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-little-e-ring.60162/


PLEASE HELP ME FIND HER A GREAT SETTING!!

 

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I do not like the look of smaller diamonds in a halo. I think that instead of maximizing the size, as is the case with bigger stones, smaller diamonds tend to look dwarfed by a halo. I seems to emphasize their smallness. I really think in this size I would do a bezel or 1/2 bezel. I was originally going to go this route myself and I couldn''t believe how much more oomph the metal around the diamond gives to the overall look. Definitely adds some millimeters.

Think the etoile:

http://www.tiffany.com/expertise/engagement/engagement.aspx?style=etoile&ring=platinum
 

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Okay... lets open it up to any setting you all like then. Doesn''t have to be halo!
 

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Is more vintage style also an option? There are a TON of settings on Fay Cullen that would do the trick.
 

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Date: 4/4/2007 12:57:11 PM
Author: Dee*Jay
Is more vintage style also an option? There are a TON of settings on Fay Cullen that would do the trick.
I love this idea!
 

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i tend to agree with jazmine. i'll have a look.


eta: i noticed signed pieces has a tiffany .20 solitaire for $760.. would this be an option and put the other diamond in a band, set flush. not sure if that would look right since the diamond they have is some larger, just a thought.
 

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Date: 4/4/2007 12:52:08 PM
Author: jazmine
I do not like the look of smaller diamonds in a halo. I think that instead of maximizing the size, as is the case with bigger stones, smaller diamonds tend to look dwarfed by a halo. I seems to emphasize their smallness. I really think in this size I would do a bezel or 1/2 bezel. I was originally going to go this route myself and I couldn''t believe how much more oomph the metal around the diamond gives to the overall look. Definitely adds some millimeters.


Think the etoile:


http://www.tiffany.com/expertise/engagement/engagement.aspx?style=etoile&ring=platinum
I wonder if a halo in a different colored stone, sapphires might give the bigger look without having the center look dwarfed. That way you can have the maximizing effect of the halo, a little color and have it look somewhat unique. And since the outside stones won''e be diamonds the center will "stick out" more.
 

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For halos, I like the look of bezels surrounding the stone and I think it helps make the stone look even larger. This are nice ones that could probably be made for a .3 and maybe for less money.

http://www.knoxjewelers.biz/index.htm?crn=266&rn=1086&action=show_detail
http://www.knoxjewelers.biz/index.htm?crn=266&rn=1082&action=show_detail

If she doesn''t like halos, how about a tension setting? My friend has a .30 in a tension setting and I swear the stone looks quite substantial and elegant.
 

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Okay, I''m coming out of the lurking shadows to respond. I like the first choice in BunniBling''s last post. It is almost identical to the ring my brother-in-law had made for my sister for their anniversary last year. He used a .25 diamond that had been in a ring of his father''s. It is very nice and sparkly and the center stone is not overwhelmed by the sidestones. Good luck to your friend.
 

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Great suggestions (The knox halo is my favorite)... Choices from Faye Cullen would be fine... anything. I''m not at all familiar with tension setting so if you want to suggest a few I''m totally good with it!! THANK YOU ALL!!
 

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Date: 4/4/2007 12:52:08 PM
Author: jazmine
I do not like the look of smaller diamonds in a halo. I think that instead of maximizing the size, as is the case with bigger stones, smaller diamonds tend to look dwarfed by a halo. I seems to emphasize their smallness. I really think in this size I would do a bezel or 1/2 bezel. I was originally going to go this route myself and I couldn''t believe how much more oomph the metal around the diamond gives to the overall look. Definitely adds some millimeters.

Think the etoile:

http://www.tiffany.com/expertise/engagement/engagement.aspx?style=etoile&ring=platinum
normally I would agree with this but for *some* reason I haven''t put my finger on, I find exception to curly''s ring. I really like it!
 

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Date: 4/4/2007 12:57:11 PM
Author: Dee*Jay
Is more vintage style also an option? There are a TON of settings on Fay Cullen that would do the trick.
I wouldn''t want to mess with their policies though, especially if I couldn''t afford to have the ring fixed potentially.
 

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I was just on the Beverley K site (I have the password) and they do... I''m not sure if these can be made to accomodate a .30 round.

But I think this one is MADE for a smaller round, and it''s stunning, IMO. What do you think??

8WR392-A-D-D-M.jpg
 

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Date: 4/4/2007 11:38:26 PM
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I was just on the Beverley K site (I have the password) and they do... I''m not sure if these can be made to accomodate a .30 round.

But I think this one is MADE for a smaller round, and it''s stunning, IMO. What do you think??
IMO as well - I think that''s a beautiful setting!
 

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Vatche-- great designer, solid vendor.

http://www.exceldiamonds.com/-Engagement-Rings-5/Vatche-Design-Open-Gallery-Shank-Pear-Shape-Diamond-Engagement-Ring-696.html

$760 and it looks like a three stone-- but its a five stone. Very elegant and pretty.

$830 and it takes down to a .25 center.
http://www.exceldiamonds.com/-Engagement-Rings-5/Diamond-Ideal-Engagement-Ring-1096.html


Or if she wants to have the .3 as a side and have a color center.. perhaps with another .25 on the side:
Pretty Iolite: large and at only $240 it's a great price. Plus it's really nicely cut.

http://www.acstones.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=8&idproduct=2062
 

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Date: 4/4/2007 11:38:26 PM
Author: Gypsy
I was just on the Beverley K site (I have the password) and they do... I''m not sure if these can be made to accomodate a .30 round.


But I think this one is MADE for a smaller round, and it''s stunning, IMO. What do you think??
LOVE this one.
 

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All the input and help has been wonderful. She was a little unsure about the size of the diamond being large enough to give her a nice ring... but I KNEW that with your help we could find her an amazing setting that she'll love!!

If it were my choice it would between any of the beverly K's if they can accommodate the size, and the Knox elegananza or Ritani inspired one KC posted. Or the mock three stone from Vatche... if that's the look she prefers over the halo.


Any other suggestions are MORE than welcome!


What's your favorite?
 

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http://www.knoxjewelers.biz/index.htm?crn=266&rn=1086&action=show_detail

that one would be my first choice!
 
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