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VICTOR CANERA RB HALO RING - MY FOREVER SETTING FINALLY !

frankiextah

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the amazing Victor Canera completed this ring in 10 business days, and was so kind to coordinate with Malca Amit so that the mailing of the ring (both ways) was fast, safe and inexpensive !

100% Hand Forged Setting:

- 90% platinum with 10% iridium
- shallow u-cut pave (aka cutdown pave)
- 1.8mm uniform hand forged wire shank with single row pave, ending at 5 and 7 o'clock
- center diamond set at 7-7.25mm
- small donut at about 5mm in diameter, with pave
- curved wire struts with pave
- halo to tilt down at 25 degrees, minimal metal at the lip of the halo, so for the halo part this was achieve with hand forged PLATE (like a slab), not the WIRE shaped metal which is only possible if the halo is at 0 degrees tilt / leveled with no tilt.
- 1.5mm halo viewed from top down, so the actual width of the halo would be about 1.7mm if the halo would tilt at 25 degrees downwards (used trigonometry for this calculation!)
- diamond melee size on the halo must be absolutely uniform so that the halo is absolutely in the shape of a perfect circle. spaces between each melee diamond on the halo must also be uniform and not irregular
- absolutely no metal between center diamond and halo, absolutely no airline
- center diamond is set off-square so that the claw prongs would rest on the kite facets of the diamond and also point at the corners of the table exactly
- Victor used 0.75ctw in melee diamonds on the setting, F-G VS+


I'll start off with the ring making process...

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frankiextah

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Re: VICTOR CANERA RB HALO RING - MY FOREVER SETTING FINALLY

on to the completed ring !

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Hand Pics (so happy about the absolutely perfectly circular halo with thin "lip" on the side) !

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centralsquare

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Re: VICTOR CANERA RB HALO RING - MY FOREVER SETTING FINALLY

That is amazing! What are the specs of the stone?
 

frankiextah

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Re: VICTOR CANERA RB HALO RING - MY FOREVER SETTING FINALLY

one more on the beautiful profile ...

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whitneyc

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Re: VICTOR CANERA RB HALO RING - MY FOREVER SETTING FINALLY

It's beautiful! Victor Canera seems to be quite an amazing artist!
 

Snooper

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Re: VICTOR CANERA RB HALO RING - MY FOREVER SETTING FINALLY

Beautiful work! I like the profile too!
 

princessfeedme

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Re: VICTOR CANERA RB HALO RING - MY FOREVER SETTING FINALLY

Frankie,

I'm most content in the shadows and rarely feel compelled to comment, but I must say this Victor Canera ring is breathtaking! I've followed your journey through the various design changes, and I admit at times I thought you were just too critical. However, now that I see this masterpiece, I understand. I have never been able to verbalize why the halo's profile is not attractive to me until now. The profile view of most of the halo's out there look too much like donuts or inflatable swim trainers, or even like UFO ships. The tilt angle on the halo makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE! Victor Canera's craftsmanship is unparalleled, and I'm a halo convert. Not only that, I'm truly impressed by your critical eyes and relentless pursuit for perfection. I hope you continue to love this (hopefully final) incarnation of your ring. Wear it in good health!

Cheers,
pFEEDme
 

princessfeedme

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Re: VICTOR CANERA RB HALO RING - MY FOREVER SETTING FINALLY

Oh another thing, more pictures please! Perhaps with your wedding band also? :naughty: Thnx!
 

lknvrb4

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Wow, I love it!
 

maplefemme

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princessfeedme|1313137664|2989185 said:
Frankie,

I'm most content in the shadows and rarely feel compelled to comment, but I must say this Victor Canera ring is breathtaking! I've followed your journey through the various design changes, and I admit at times I thought you were just too critical. However, now that I see this masterpiece, I understand. I have never been able to verbalize why the halo's profile is not attractive to me until now. The profile view of most of the halo's out there look too much like donuts or inflatable swim trainers, or even like UFO ships. The tilt angle on the halo makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE! Victor Canera's craftsmanship is unparalleled, and I'm a halo convert. Not only that, I'm truly impressed by your critical eyes and relentless pursuit for perfection. I hope you continue to love this (hopefully final) incarnation of your ring. Wear it in good health!

Cheers,
pFEEDme
+1
Took the words from my mouth!
It's perfection, Frankie, Victor did and INCREDIBLE job, WOW :love:
 

Amys Bling

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That halo is perfection!!!
 

bright ice

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Simply OUTSTANDING :love: Victor is an amazing artist in the true sense. I am glad you are satisfied with the outcome.

I LOVE it!
 

MissGotRocks

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Re: VICTOR CANERA RB HALO RING - MY FOREVER SETTING FINALLY

Never would have thought about the 'tilt' to the halo - it truly does make a difference! The stone fits seamlessly into the halo and yet doesn't look like one huge circle - you can still determine where the center stone begins and ends!

Beautiful job - you've obviously got a great eye for detail. So glad that you are happy with your ring! :appl:

I second more pictures and would love to see what band you've decided to pair with it!
 

yennyfire

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It is breathtaking! Victor truly is a master artist! The ring is gorgeous! Congrats on your new setting!
 

mrssalvo

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It's stunning! I know you've been through quite the journey to get here but I'm happy you finally have your dream ring! Enjoy!!
 

wakingdreams53

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I'm truly not the biggest halo fan, although there are some drop-dead gorgeous ones on PS! Congratulations! :love: Your ring is now on the DROP DEAD GORGEOUS HALO list ;))

Enjoy it!
 

LAG2010

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wow! that halo fits like a glove and it looks gorgeous! congrats on finally achieving your dream look!
 

Sundial

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Apparently this ring has been quite a process for you and I am glad that you have a setting that makes you happy. The workmanship and design are absolutely exquisite! It is quite a commanding piece on your hand and breathtakingly beautiful.
 

SparklyOEC

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It's stunning! Congratulations on the perfect ring.
 

Gypsy

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Lovely! Wear it in good health.
 

OCmom3xboys

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Re: VICTOR CANERA RB HALO RING - MY FOREVER SETTING FINALLY

WOW! Another stunning setting :appl:
 

slg47

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beautiful! I really like the angle on the halo. I have been impressed by all of Victor's pieces on PS. I wish we had known about him when I was looking for my ring!

Frankie may I ask why you went with the re-set?
 

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It's gorgeous Frankie!!
 

luckky

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Re: VICTOR CANERA RB HALO RING - MY FOREVER SETTING FINALLY

This is stunning one TDF!! :love: but I was just wondering what you do with the old setting which I sooo...in love with that one too and it was so beautiful even though...I know what you found out. But I love how the line of diamond around the edge of halo...I really do love that. Happy for you to find what you love and will be forever :)
 

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Re: VICTOR CANERA RB HALO RING - MY FOREVER SETTING FINALLY

It's been a very interesting journey reading about the story behind your engagement ring--looks like you finally reached perfection!

BTW, what do you plan on doing w/ the old settings? I wonder if you could reincarnate the diamond melee from you last ring into a pair of diamond hoop earrings?
 

rosetta

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Re: VICTOR CANERA RB HALO RING - MY FOREVER SETTING FINALLY

Oh my.

I've just realised why I never liked halos around diamonds: they always looked like illusion settings that were designed to make the centre stone look bigger. But the tilt of the halo changes this completely. The halo is now enhancing the stone, and looks like a separate entity and soooo much better to my eyes.

It's perfection and that's the kind of halo I would get should I ever get a reset!
 

frankiextah

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Re: VICTOR CANERA RB HALO RING - MY FOREVER SETTING FINALLY

had a chance to take a few more photos !

with the band in the kitchen under spotlights :

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sorry the lighting is a bit dim here :

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