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Antique Chic

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Now to find the perfect setting. Any suggestions??? 1.6ct Asscher: Blue Asschuer Diamond.jpg
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OoohShiny

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Tension setting ;-) :D
 

Antique Chic

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It's lovely! what sort of settings do you like?
I love platinum, art deco, and delicate-looking. I thought for sure I wanted claw prongs with bullet sides but now I don't know. I'm looking at compass settings (NSEW) with some sort of unique halo. I think it needs some white diamonds to contrast with the blue. I want something that will fit flush to triple stack with my 1mm plat bands.
 

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foxinsox

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I love platinum, art deco, and delicate-looking. I thought for sure I wanted claw prongs with bullet sides but now I don't know. I'm looking at compass settings (NSEW) with some sort of unique halo. I think it needs some white diamonds to contrast with the blue. I want something that will fit flush to triple stack with my 1mm plat bands.
Hmm.. I was going to suggest this as my total favourite setting for an asscher. Tab prongs and baguette sides.
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There’s this NSEW version
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And this thread of compass-settings for asschers
https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/asscher-with-compass-setting.222303/. Any help?
 

dk168

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Lovely stone, and here are some of my inspiration pics for an Asscher cut CS.
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This is my own natural blue Asscher cut Topaz and white step cut trap all by Doug Menadue of Bespoke Gems:
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DK :))
 

jeaniefish

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Hi Antique Chic,
I love foxinsox first suggestion.....tab prongs and baguette sides would be perfection with your stunning blue asscher!
 

Antique Chic

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I like the triple horizontal baguettes.
That just screams art deco to me. I've seen something similar before.

I actually meant for the stone to be turned on a NSEW setting, not the prongs. Although that's a possibility I wasn't aware of! Here's an example of what I was talking about: Ashley Zhang Diana compass hand2.jpg

But I also like kite diamonds. Agh! Too many choices... Cushla Whiting Delilah with kite diamonds.jpg
 

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AV_

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I love this blue... & I am quite drawn to baguettes set parallel to the girdle of a center stone ---| |---
In any case, white diamonds on the setting seem almost required - it is the usual way to give due honor to Color.
 

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C3D2B6D2-8EC2-459B-9976-D2E314C3C080.jpeg Can anyone photoshop these to light blue instead of teal? These are the top contenders but it’s hard to imagine with my stone. :think:
 

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I do not have any image editing means at hand - else I'd be editing the pictures just to see what the shield sides look like with the stone in the corner-up position...
 

Antique Chic

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I do not have any image editing means at hand - else I'd be editing the pictures just to see what the shield sides look like with the stone in the corner-up position...
I found out last night I can use Paint 3D (came with my Windows laptop) to select and rotate things! It's not perfect but does a good job and is super quick.
!!! Cushla Whiting Delilah with kites compass set.png
 

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@Antique Chic Intriguing! & if the uncommon type of sides is not available, pears could work.
 

Antique Chic

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I was originally thinking bullet sidestones, but think I need something a little wider. Some jewelers call them shields. I don't think they'll be too hard to find. And I have patience ;)2
 

Antique Chic

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I took my diamond on a field trip to a local jeweler today. I felt like the 3 stone settings and halos actually took away from the stone instead of showcasing it. Of course they only had more common ones, no kites or bullets. But a thin pave cathedral ring with the stone NSEW/compass set took my breath away. They would have to set the head so the prongs hold the corners, not the sides, but it fit flush with my two bands. Thoughts? 0623E954-761D-4860-917A-65DC3DADCBE9.jpeg CF8B4ABA-E63D-43C8-B088-44B896B7BBA0.jpeg 64766CBB-A24A-4ED1-AA0D-DDA70D91E506.jpeg
I wasn’t nearly as excited about it when it was square set: B6FE7FBB-DCDB-4DAA-B9A4-A87B786AEC0F.jpeg
 

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I think that looks like a great combo when compass set! :)

You could leave the prongs as-is (but making them tabs) - I think that's how @Karl_K had one set?
 

Niel

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This NEEDS a halo. The color is delicate. It needs a rim of white diamonds to emphasize the color.

I think it would be a a mistake to set it any other way
 

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I will not disagree, @Niel
 

MelloYello8

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+1. I did not intend to halo my yellow diamond either and did so at my husband’s insistence. He was right. It makes the color pop.
 
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