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Settings idea for a Jeff White minty bluish/green cuprian tourmaline.

remetau

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Hi everyone. Jeff finished a light cuprian tourmaline for me, and I was wanting to get some opinions on a setting or other setting ideas. I'm having him ship it off to David Klass for a custom setting, but haven't decided what that setting should be.
The stone is 2.77 ct. and 9.62 mm x 7.64 mm.

Screen grab from the video:
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I was thinking of a setting like this in 18k rose gold:

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Any opinions or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
 

Rfisher

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That’s a gorgeous stone!
And it will look lovely against his 18k rose. All rose or are you throwing in some white/platinum as well?

I think the inspo is pretty.

To my eye:
The side view - something is “off” to my eye about how the metal of the halo almost looks like a concave dish.
I’d also entertain using pear shape instead of rounds.
If rounds, the devil is in the details of the size used and what to do with the remaining surrounding metal.

Did you ever show your finished blue sapphire ring?
 

dk168

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Pretty stone, thanks for sharing! :kiss2: :kiss2::kiss2:

And I like the inspiration setting in rose gold.

How about this one:

568706

This is my white Zircon with blue Sapphire sides, and I believe it would work with your Tourmaline with some pinkish side stones in RG:
577246

Looking forward to see your finished ring.

DK :))
 

remetau

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That’s a gorgeous stone!
And it will look lovely against his 18k rose. All rose or are you throwing in some white/platinum as well?

I think the inspo is pretty.

To my eye:
The side view - something is “off” to my eye about how the metal of the halo almost looks like a concave dish.
I’d also entertain using pear shape instead of rounds.
If rounds, the devil is in the details of the size used and what to do with the remaining surrounding metal.

Did you ever show your finished blue sapphire ring?
It is quite a bright stone.
I hadn't planned on any white metal, but if it suits the setting I wouldn't be opposed.

I did wonder about the bowl and how it could be done differently.
I agree about the pear cuts and the metal. Not sure what to do there, but I do like the additional rose gold around the main stone.

I so want to finish the blue sapphire, but I didn't want to ship it from Granada. We were hoping to get back to the states, but I think we are putting that off a bit again. I occassionally take the sapphire with me in the jewel box of course just to admire it in different lighting.

In the mean time, I have this project and David setting the Asscher cut blue/green sapphire also cut by Jeff. I need to get out more and quit spending so much on stones. Sad part is that even when these are done, I won't actually see them until we get back.
 

remetau

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Pretty stone, thanks for sharing! :kiss2: :kiss2::kiss2:

And I like the inspiration setting in rose gold.

How about this one:

568706

This is my white Zircon with blue Sapphire sides, and I believe it would work with your Tourmaline with some pinkish side stones in RG:
577246

Looking forward to see your finished ring.

DK :))
Thank you.

I have considered a 7 stone with 3 marquis cuts on the sides.

I like your Zircon ring. The setting reminds me of this ring of @elle_71125 https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/merelani-mint-garnet-ring.241740/. I've considered doing the exact same setting as hers with the oec sides. Is that tactless?
 

dk168

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voce

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I'd love to see that minty green next to a vivid pink. I love the gallery of your seeing inspiration, but I like the top view of @dk168's setting inspiration better. I don't see why you can't ask for both if you wanted to!

Gorgeous stone by the way.
 

elle_71125

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Ooh, your cuprian is gorgeous! The color is beautiful and the cutting is top notch (no surprise there...Jeff does amazing work). :love:

I attached a few ideas below. I love the idea of setting it in rose gold. I really think that will play up the color perfectly.

First, some low key settings...
1AE36422-4AAB-4E84-A47E-B7622FA39FB8.jpeg

A couple halo options. The top two are very similar but I like the definition of the left one more. I also like the way the petals point in the bottom right setting.
90ADC21E-2EB7-456A-BEB4-41FE0A29412C.jpeg

A few more...
FA3574C5-2499-4A42-A8E0-B62C1EEE2F94.jpeg

BTW, I have absolutely no problem with you using the design from my mint garnet ring if you so choose (see, I even used it above). :D It’s different from anything in my collection and I just adore it. It’s very comfortable to wear and has great finger coverage.
 

remetau

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Ooh, your cuprian is gorgeous! The color is beautiful and the cutting is top notch (no surprise there...Jeff does amazing work). :love:

I attached a few ideas below. I love the idea of setting it in rose gold. I really think that will play up the color perfectly.

First, some low key settings...
1AE36422-4AAB-4E84-A47E-B7622FA39FB8.jpeg

A couple halo options. The top two are very similar but I like the definition of the left one more. I also like the way the petals point in the bottom right setting.
90ADC21E-2EB7-456A-BEB4-41FE0A29412C.jpeg

A few more...
FA3574C5-2499-4A42-A8E0-B62C1EEE2F94.jpeg

BTW, I have absolutely no problem with you using the design from my mint garnet ring if you so choose (see, I even used it above). :D It’s different from anything in my collection and I just adore it. It’s very comfortable to wear and has great finger coverage.
Thanks Elle. So much to ponder.
 

remetau

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Ooh, your cuprian is gorgeous! The color is beautiful and the cutting is top notch (no surprise there...Jeff does amazing work). :love:

I attached a few ideas below. I love the idea of setting it in rose gold. I really think that will play up the color perfectly.

First, some low key settings...
1AE36422-4AAB-4E84-A47E-B7622FA39FB8.jpeg

A couple halo options. The top two are very similar but I like the definition of the left one more. I also like the way the petals point in the bottom right setting.
90ADC21E-2EB7-456A-BEB4-41FE0A29412C.jpeg

A few more...
FA3574C5-2499-4A42-A8E0-B62C1EEE2F94.jpeg

BTW, I have absolutely no problem with you using the design from my mint garnet ring if you so choose (see, I even used it above). :D It’s different from anything in my collection and I just adore it. It’s very comfortable to wear and has great finger coverage.
@elle_71125 , in your post, was the example in the last row on the left from a PS post? I like that halo, but can't seem to locate it.
 

T L

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What a lovely bright stone! Definitely rose gold.
 

ForteKitty

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I believe the picture is of @ForteKitty
It is stunning!

I know DK has done more than one version of that halo - shown on his Instagram - but don’t know timeline
Yep, the one with the three stone is mine, I love that mounting. David Klass made it, they also made it for a big mint garnet for @aljdewey if she sees this hopefully she will post hers since the color and shape is similar to yours! C4FB6731-5F47-407E-867C-32951FD14BDF.jpeg 0E9A2FFC-6637-448E-9491-019AA820DEBD.jpeg D91DC13C-0756-405D-B645-76E842B36DC8.jpeg
 
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