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Upside down cushion experiment

oncrutchesrightnow

Shiny_Rock
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Apr 17, 2006
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Here is the story of a modest little jewelry project that does not compare to many of yours but that was still a lot of fun. TL;DR photo:


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Well, the Etsy Rose Cut Diamond Trend of Hipness infected my brain a few months ago. I bought one little 0.25 ct oval rose cut diamond ring with a halo. I don’t like halos and I didn’t own any other rose cut diamonds so expectations were low. The ring came in the mail and I opened the box and the ring inside was super cute.

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The diamond’s delicate cut and subtle sparkle made for an understated style. Plus the overall poofy shape felt classic. Now I am craving a bigger one so that the facets are more visible.

Another pretty quality of the rose cuts is that they are supposed to be warm. Even if they are colorless, their large facets will show skin underneath. My other diamond jewelry is colorless and rose cuts present an opportunity to try a new look. So I started looking at rose cuts diamonds and specifically looked for warmer colors. There are some yellow stones out there that are nice. But what I was imagining in my head was more of a pinkish-peach. Kind of like the other Etsy Trend of Hipness — Morganite in Rose Gold edition. I found some rose cut morganites but then I found out that people who buy morganite jewelry for daily wear are often disappointed because the stone is soft and dulls quickly. I thought about rose cut sapphires, but while there are a few white ones out there and I could probably find a peach one with some more looking and asking, in the end, nothing sparkles like a diamond.

All that was in the back of my mind when I was browsing one day. Then I got sucked in to the third Etsy Trend of Hipness which is the subject of this post — Highly Included Color Diamond edition. For those of you who might not know, you can find inexpensive colored diamonds pretty easily — they are just going to have a lot of flaws, and/or be nearly opaque. Still pretty, though. A few have the pinky-peach color that I was imagining for a rose cut. Well, it turns out that these highly included color diamonds have another side to them, one not seen very often. Like literally the other side of them. Here’s what I saw:

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Now flip it over...

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Voyla. Pinkish-peach diamond with big facets, large flashes of fire, a poofy profile, and a flat bottom. 0.20 ct.,r ing is size 9.




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This ring was just an experiment... not the best stone or setting execution. The other jewelry projects on this board are so much more impressive. But this little adventure was fun and imaginative. I like the end result and might repeat it in grander fashion some day. Seller’s glamour shot:

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Thanks for reading!
 

Taylorbug!

Brilliant_Rock
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That makes me think of the megesaurus band by Leon Mege. He uses antique french cut diamonds and sets them upside down. One of my favorites. :kiss2:

 

caolsen

Brilliant_Rock
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Feb 21, 2010
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Upside down never looked so good :)) love the thinking outside of the ring box on this one.
 

Lisa Loves Shiny

Ideal_Rock
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Love it! I remember years back there was a poster who bought an antique pear cut diamond and I was sure was a regular pear set upside down.
 

oncrutchesrightnow

Shiny_Rock
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That makes me think of the megesaurus band by Leon Mege. He uses antique french cut diamonds and sets them upside down. One of my favorites. :kiss2:


Hahaha that is awesome
 

LLJsmom

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I love upside down diamonds. I have a pair of studs with upside down pave diamonds, and it's so interesting. Your ring is so sweet, lovely and so original. Well done!
 

Austina

Ideal_Rock
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It’s lovely, I’ve got some garnet earrings and pendant set that way, it really gives a different look to the piece.
 
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