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#TBT The Making of a 3.62ct Radiant Engagement Ring

DradiantR

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I've been lurking on the PS forums for several months now and the knowledge gained has been invaluable. Thank you all very much for this great resource and online community. I figured it was time to give back a little and everyone loves pictures, right? So here goes....

At the beginning of the year I started the search for the center stone for my girlfriend's engagement ring. The ring and proposal will be a surprise to her but I had a pretty good idea of what she wants from comments she has made in the past, a few innocent questions here and there, etc. After six weeks of searching and looking at dozens of radiant shape diamonds, I found the one. Here are the specs:

Carat weight: 3.62
Certificate: GIA
Color: F
Shape: Radiant
Clarity: VS2
Depth: 72.4%
Girdle: Thin-Slightly Thick
Table: 59%
Culet: None
Polish: Very Good
Symmetry: Very Good
Fluorescence: None
L/W/D (mm): 8.86 x 8.62 x 6.24

The ring will be platinum with two brilliant cut trapezoid side stones, 0.54cttw, and sixteen 0.06ct rounds on the band in shared prong settings. The goal is to minimize the amount of metal visible.

I received some pictures of the ring as it's being made. It's still very unfinished. Stones all have to be set, prongs shortened and filed (double claw prongs on the center and single on the side stones), holes in the band for the sixteen rounds, everything polished, cleaned, etc.

Here are a couple of pictures of the unfinished ring and center stone (in desperate need of a wipe down) I received from the jeweler. The ring should be finished next week and I'll post some pictures of the final product then!

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Rosebloom

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How exciting! That's going to be a showstopper!

What jeweler are you using?
 

Laila619

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Yum, 3.62 carats?! That's gonna be blinding!
 

DradiantR

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Rosebloom|1362768802|3400020 said:
How exciting! That's going to be a showstopper!

What jeweler are you using?
I'm using a local jeweler through the dealer that sourced the diamonds for me. Not a big name jeweler. Just someone that does quality work.
 

rosetta

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Looking top notch so far!
 

vintageinjune

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Lovely, thank you for sharing these "in progress" photos, your ring is going to be sensational!
 

alisonia333

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Your stone is beautiful and I'm super excited to see the finished ring!! Congratulations!!
 
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I'm so excited to see!!!
 

Enerchi

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That will be a gorgeous, classic ring that will never grow old... "timeless"!!! Excited to see the finished ring :))
 

woofmama

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Oh my-what a gorgeous stone! Really looking forward to seeing the finished piece. Very exciting for you!
 

ariel144

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That radiant looks like a great preforming stone...nice choice...lucky girl! Congrats!
 

Jereni

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I cannot WAIT to see this finished. Sounds divine! My favorite ring on PS looks very similar to how this will look, I think.

Def come back and update when this is done!
 

pandabee

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oh my gosh it looks stunning already and it's just beginning!!! Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!!
 

DradiantR

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Here are a couple of pictures I just received from the jeweler of the nearly finished ring. The prongs on the center and side stones don't have the Leon Mege claw look that I want so those are going to be refinished but other than that it's nearly done. Enjoy!

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luv2sparkle

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Wow! That is stunning! What a gorgeous ring!
 

tyty333

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two_little_birds|1363195424|3403969 said:
Wow, it's stunning!

Ditto! Waiting for hand shots!
 

Nyc2chigal

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Wow!!!!! Beautiful!!!
 

misskittycat

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Wow! Not that's an amazing ring! Just gorgeous!
 

meredeth11

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So stunning, eye-popping beauty!!!Beauty of the finished one is of unbelievable beauty!!! :appl: :appl: Congrats on the new item!!!
 

DradiantR

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The ring is finished! I got some more pictures from my jeweler that include some hand/finger shots. The ring size is 3.75. I will be picking it up this weekend and cannot wait to see it in person!
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Enerchi

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hOLY COW!! Can I marry you??? We can run away together and I'll slice my hand in half, if I could wear that ring!!! :bigsmile:

GORGEOUS!! You did a fantastic job selecting that design--- GORGEOUS!!! :love: :appl: :love:
 
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Sigh...3.62 carats on a 3.75 finger... Oh the jealousy!!!!
 

ylapis

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Ohh my goodness. You better make sure shes sitting when you propose. When are you planning on popping the question?
 

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Enerchi|1363297859|3405067 said:
hOLY COW!! Can I marry you??? We can run away together and I'll slice my hand in half, if I could wear that ring!!! :bigsmile:

GORGEOUS!! You did a fantastic job selecting that design--- GORGEOUS!!! :love: :appl: :love:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Agreed! The ring is STUNNING!!!! :love: :love: :love:
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

WOW!!!! Luv it!!!

cheers--Sharon
 

chel180

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That looks stunning. Well done. When do you plan on proposing? I'm sure the lucky girl will be knocked out.
 

MrsBettyBoop

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Absolutely gorgeous!
 

alisonia333

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You knocked it out of the ballpark!!! She will be thrilled, it's an absolutely gorgeous ring. Unique and classic at the same time. Great job and congratulations! Best of luck with the proposal :)
 

Laila619

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That ring is SO gorgeous!!! Great job!
 
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