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Which setting for 3ct lab emerald

Discussion in 'Fabulous Fashion Jewelry' started by MakingTheGrade, Jan 22, 2019.

Which one?

  1. Setting 1: https://www.stuller.com/products/build/71673/10900567/?groupId=121067&recommendationSourc

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  2. Setting 2: https://www.stuller.com/products/build/122705/11811970/?groupId=125555&recommendationSour

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  1. MakingTheGrade
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    by HappyNewLife » Jan 22, 2019
    I LOVE the first one so much. I don't know anything about the durability of 10K gold though
     
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    by bludiva » Jan 22, 2019
    I like the 1st one. I wouldn't heritate to use 10k on a "fun" ring. Whatever you choose will be great with that pretty green :)
     
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    by BMI » Jan 23, 2019
    I'm apparently in the minority, but I voted for the second one. I love the face down view of #1 but I don't like it much from any other angle. I think the second one is very attractive from all angles and will nicely compliment your emerald. (It is listed as a best seller so I am guessing it must look pretty good IRL). Your stone is really pretty!
     
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    by lambskin » Jan 23, 2019
    I love the first one. I love a chunkier yellow gold solitaire setting for a huge emerald!
     
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    by MakingTheGrade » Jan 23, 2019
    Hmm. That’s a really good point...
     
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    by elliefire99 » Jan 23, 2019
    Hmmm... I'm torn. I love the concept of a big emerald in a gold bezel, but the construction of this setting looks a bit heavy in the renderings. I imagine it would be even more so with a big stone.

    The second one will really let the emerald shine (as it already has quite a presence in just the ring holder) and looks beautiful and delicate. BUT it does read rather e-ringy to me. Maybe it won't so much with a colored stone...

    I tentatively vote #2?
     
    


    


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    by elle_71125 » Jan 23, 2019
    I voted for #2. I like the simplicity of it, while still providing eye pleasing elements (like the twisty shank). :love:
     
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    by MeowMeow » Jan 23, 2019
    I like number 2!
     
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    by elle_71125 » Jan 23, 2019
    I thought it might help to see the two settings you picked with a green center. :D

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    by MakingTheGrade » Jan 23, 2019
    Oooo, thanks!!
    When you see it like that I think setting number 2 looks better, I think the swirly vine design goes well with the green. Sort of a romantic forest theme?
     
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    by MakingTheGrade » Jan 23, 2019
    Also I forgot how price efficient stuller settings are! For setting number 2 my jeweler quoted me 375$ including setting and finishing and resizing in 10k. My last two custom settings were both over 1k!
     
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    by elle_71125 » Jan 23, 2019
    You sorta get used to paying those custom setting fees. :lol:
    I can’t believe this will come in under $400. I really need to start using stock settings.
     
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    by MakingTheGrade » Jan 23, 2019
    Yeah part of why I was excited to snag this emerald was that it's 3ct and pretty close to the standard 9x7mm (it's 9 x 7.3mm which my jeweler said should be fine)
     
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    by SouthernGent » Jan 24, 2019
    10K gold is VERY durable.
     
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    by MakingTheGrade » Jan 24, 2019
    Yup. It tarnishes more quickly I think. But I’m ok with the occasional polish
     
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    by SouthernGent » Jan 24, 2019
    I had a 10K class ring and I don't remember it tarnishing. But, my girlfriend wore it most of the time. LOL
     
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    by MakingTheGrade » Jan 25, 2019
    Decided on setting 2 after all after much chatting with my jeweler and measuring of my finger diameter lol.
    Will start a thread when it’s done :)
     
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    by elle_71125 » Jan 25, 2019
    Can’t wait to see how it turns out. :dance: You’re making me want to set my emerald now, now, now!
     
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    by MakingTheGrade » Jan 25, 2019
    Oooo. Any pics of your emerald?
     
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    by voce » Jan 26, 2019
    :eek2: I am dismayed to find that the first setting is still winning in the polls! I find the gold beads on the first one to be too large and a little gaudy looking, not at all like a milgrain effect. The second setting is simpler and more elegant, and if I may say so, fits in with the aesthetic of your other two rings more. The leaf motif in the gallery is lovely and makes me think back to your abstract lotus ring.
     
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    by MakingTheGrade » Jan 27, 2019
    I ordered the second one :)
     
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    by MakingTheGrade » Feb 11, 2019
    Pick up on Wednesday. I can’t wait to see it! Squee!
     
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    by SouthernGent » Feb 11, 2019
    Don't forget to post pictures!
     
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    by marymm » Feb 11, 2019
    Excited to see your pics and hear your comments MTG!
     

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