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porkandham

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distracts - Thank you for posting the link. It's a really pretty setting, but I'd prefer something plainer.
 

porkandham

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I stopped by the jewelers today. She suggested haloing either the tsavorite or the half moons but not both, since I don't want it to be overly blingy. Thoughts?

The price she quoted for 5x3 half moons seems high. It was a max of $2540, but it might be a bit less. I feel like I can do better buying them online myself. Can anyone recommend online vendors for matched pairs?
 

derbygal

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I can't wait to see this set. I think the halo with side stones would be stunning. Bring on the bling!
 

porkandham

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derbygirl - Thank you!

qubitasaurus - Thank you for the link! I looked at Africagems, but they didn't have the sale info up yet. That helps! I'll check out Lebish too.
 

porkandham

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Should I go with 5x3 or 5.3 x 3.3? Will the difference in size make a difference with my stone?
 

qubitasaurus

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The dimensions of the main stone are quite different from the dimensions of the side stones. If I was trying to choose, then I would cut some semi-circles out of paper to see if I liked the look. (I might also open up something like adobe illustrator or ink scape to play arround with the proportions).

If you don't like 5×3 next to your centre stone, then I am a bit worried you wont like 5.3×3.3 either.
 

porkandham

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It's not that I didn't like the 5x3. I thought the price I was quoted was high, so I'm on the hunt for something less expensive. Sadly I don't know how to use either of those programs.
 

qubitasaurus

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Actually they are really easy to learn -- I am one of the least artistically gifted individuals, and it only took like 1.5 hours of youtube videos to get the very basics for ink scape. I am still totally hopeless, but it is enough to help me visualize.

I mocked it up for you, but the picture is so tinny, that the magnified image pricescope displays is a bit blurry. Next time I will remember to scale it up.

--edited to say the magnified version is a bit deceptive, in the actual file the difference doesn't looked particularly pronounced on my screen.

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porkandham

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qubitasaurus - Thank you so much for that image! I really appreciate you taking the time to do that.

The more I think about it, I'm thinking I don't want to halo the stones at all. I feel like maybe it's too blingy for an everyday right hand ring. Not doing the halo will also save me $800-1000! So maybe I need the bigger side stones to keep it from being too dainty.
 

qubitasaurus

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I think what you're planing sounds really lovely -- the 5.3×3.3 halfmoons sound great.
 

porkandham

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My half moons from Africa Gems arrived yeaterday! Sorry for the dreadful picture. It was taken with my iPhone late last night. The tsavorite is much prettier in real life. Any last minute thoughts before I get them set?

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LawmaLlama

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Gorgeous. The proportions look great.
No additional thoughts here. Did your jeweler say stuller setting will work?
 

derbygal

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This is such an exciting ring project. I love the half moon sizes. :love:
 

porkandham

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LawmaLlama - Thank you! She said the Stuller wouldn't work, but now I don't remember why. We talked about so many different things!

derbygal - Thank you!
 

derbygal

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Years ago I found my dream tsav at my local jeweler but we were broke back then and couldn't afford it. I have never gotten over that ring. It was an oval, 3.25 carat with a diamond halo. Seeing yours in the making inspires me, so thanks again for sharing.
 

LawmaLlama

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porkandham|1480632831|4104141 said:
LawmaLlama - Thank you! She said the Stuller wouldn't work, but now I don't remember why. We talked about so many different things!
Are you going custom with a ps vendor?
I can't wait to see how this turns out.
 

porkandham

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LawmaLlama|1480633628|4104145 said:
porkandham|1480632831|4104141 said:
LawmaLlama - Thank you! She said the Stuller wouldn't work, but now I don't remember why. We talked about so many different things!
Are you going custom with a ps vendor?
I can't wait to see how this turns out.
No, I'm using someone local. I'm going to stop by tomorrow and drop off the stones. The ring should be ready in early January.
 

dk168

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Love the half moon side stones combination, and I am looking forward to see the finished ring.

DK :))
 

chrono

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porkandham|1480639624|4104156 said:
No, I'm using someone local. I'm going to stop by tomorrow and drop off the stones. The ring should be ready in early January.
Make sure that you are satisfied with the quality of the local shop's work by looking at all their custom jewellery. Also confirm that they have a soft enough hand to set a garnet. Do you have insurance in case they chip the stone?
 

porkandham

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Chrono|1480682465|4104267 said:
porkandham|1480639624|4104156 said:
No, I'm using someone local. I'm going to stop by tomorrow and drop off the stones. The ring should be ready in early January.
Make sure that you are satisfied with the quality of the local shop's work by looking at all their custom jewellery. Also confirm that they have a soft enough hand to set a garnet. Do you have insurance in case they chip the stone?
I have total confidence in this shop. They've done custom work for me before. I'm in a major city with lots of options, but I use them because I've always been happy with their work.
 

lilmosun

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The combination looks perfect in every way...can't wait to see the finished piece!
 

LawmaLlama

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I don't have experience with cad images, but I agree with you about the band. To me, the half moons are lost, it's a little too busy. Maybe lose the pave? Or if you are wanting pave, then scrap the split shank and go with a dainty single shank. I think one or the other has to go so the half moons stand out more. I can barely tell they are there.
 

minousbijoux

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Or maybe micropave with smaller prongs? I agree that its hard to see the half moons unfortunately. :(sad
 

porkandham

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LawmaLlama and minousbijjoux - Thank you for chiming in!

I went in today and the head designer and owner both agreed it wasn't quite right. Part of the problem is that the CAD drawings tend to look very prong-y. I went back and looked at the drawing of a ring they made for me fairly recently and the finished ring, and the ring much more delicate and refined than it looks in the drawing. She suggested bezeling the half moons to make them appear larger and widening the split on the shank.
 

elle_71125

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I'm not great on looking at CADs and seeing the final product. I don't like that the side stones seem to get lost in the band. What about going without the split shank...just one band (with diamonds, of course :naughty: ).
 
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