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The Biggest Setting Mistakes?

Lessics

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EW is not the only designer in the world. I won’t give my hard-earned money to someone who is rude to me.

what about David Klass?

Thank you for your sharing DK as a a suggestion. I think DK makes great settings especially for people who have love to go custom and try out totally new things. But I have seen Settings he has made that were inspired by this EW setting - and they just didn’t look as delicate as the EW Margot (IMO) so I know I would always want the “real deal”.

Here is a picture of a 8 prong setting which is very similiar to the Margot. Do you see a difference between the prongs in these two settings? They’re both holding a similar sized stone. Which prongs do you prefer?




I find both designers create beautiful settings. I’m definitely not saying one is better or worse than the other. To me the EW prongs win.
 

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LightBright

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Hi Lessics! I think an Erika Winters setting will be perfect for your antique cut diamond. I think her style complements and references historic jewelry so your antique cut will feel at home. My opinion is that Erika Winters is both sleek and modern looking as well. I honestly think you might like the shields; they add an unobtrusive decorative element to the sleek lines, and they deliniate “negative space“ thus making the windows of open space decorative as well. I like your choice!
 

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Another vote for going with the EW Margot! It’s spectacular In all of it’s delicate elements. You will save money in the long run going with the real deal.
 

maryjane04

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Here is my new ring. I still would love to saw off the shields. But I won’t just now. And the whole ring truly is so delicate and refined. Almost like a very very precious mini toy. I love it for now (:

Wow what a beautiful ring. EW Margot is so beautiful and delicate. Everything is perfection. I hope you enjoy your new ring, shields and all :)
 

ItsMainelyYou

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Here is my new ring. I still would love to saw off the shields. But I won’t just now. And the whole ring truly is so delicate and refined. Almost like a very very precious mini toy. I love it for now (:

It's amazing, and I don't think taking off those tiny elements are going to open it up by any significant margin. Just beautiful as it is.
 

Dmndsr4evr11

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Here is my new ring. I still would love to saw off the shields. But I won’t just now. And the whole ring truly is so delicate and refined. Almost like a very very precious mini toy. I love it for now (:

Oh my! What a gorgeous ring!!! Just perfect! Do you mind sharing specs of your stone?
 

MsShnooks

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I think that design just really works as it is. And your diamond does look beautifully colourless from the side as there’s a lot of it to look at.
 

Bonfire

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Your gorgeous stone looks to be floating on your finger. I hope you can make peace with the shields and be completely happy.
Congratulations, it’s a showstopper!
 

Lessics

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I should say I am completely happy! I wouldn’t miss the shields if they were gone, but I’m delighted by the setting it really is a little piece of art!

Thank you all for your sweet and uplifting comments!
 
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LightBright

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Wow! You’ve got a dream ring right there! I would love to hear about your journey at some point, because it’s been epic. Congratulations on this magnificent achievement.
 

Slick1

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Gorgeous! Is this the stone you had recut? Beautiful and white and the setting is perfect. Congratulations!

PS my eyes are old but I don’t see the shields?...
 

simbelmyne

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That ring is dreamy, I personally wouldn't change a thing about it... congrats!! Look at how refined and elegant it is, wow!
 

LLJsmom

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Here is my new ring. I still would love to saw off the shields. But I won’t just now. And the whole ring truly is so delicate and refined. Almost like a very very precious mini toy. I love it for now (:

What are the shields?

this is a setting that I grew to love and appreciate more over time. I have wanted something very similar for a while now. But I can’t reset from my VC setting because I’m emotionally tied to it. However, I do think this setting truly allows the OEC to shine and is most complementary to the stone and yet is so appropriate to the style of an OEC as well. If I could do it over today this is probably what I would get. I got the bezel because I was worried I would bash up the stone. I don’t have that worry anymore. Congratulations. This is perfect. The whole ring is Just perfect.
 

Mreader

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. But I can’t reset from my VC setting because I’m emotionally tied to it.

I feel this! I was thinking of resetting the diamond in my e-ring but then I get emotionally attached and so what I want is another diamond and another setting to then hoard them all :lol:.

Also I love that VC setting!!! Would love to find a pre-loved one :)
 

Mreader

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Here is my new ring. I still would love to saw off the shields. But I won’t just now. And the whole ring truly is so delicate and refined. Almost like a very very precious mini toy. I love it for now (:

this is INCREDIBLE!
 

Dancing Fire

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My biggest mistake was buying a $2100 500 fine Palladium tension setting. I'm not into expensive settings. I would rather put more $$$ into the stone. My current titanium setting cost me $320 bucks, and it doesn't hurt my wallet as much (if/when) I needed to trash it in the future since a tension setting can't be resized.
 

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I should say I am completely happy! I wouldn’t miss the shields if they were gone, but I’m delighted by the setting it really is a little piece of art!

Thank you all for your sweet and uplifting comments!
For now!... :lol: The ladies here change settings more often than I change my underwear. :silenced:
 

Aurora26

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Here is my new ring. I still would love to saw off the shields. But I won’t just now. And the whole ring truly is so delicate and refined. Almost like a very very precious mini toy. I love it for now (:

WOW that is truly amazing. Congratulations on such a gorgeous stone and setting. Is there a thread on your OEC search journey? Would love to have a read :)
 

Kim N

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@Lessics your diamond and setting are my holy grail. They are amazingly beautiful. I would love to hear more about your recut OEC journey. I'm considering going down the same path and could benefit a great deal from your experience.
 

Lessics

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I will make an extra post on the whole process in the next few days/ weeks and I’ll be sure to link it here (:
 
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