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Offline Pinklady

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Casting models....
« on: February 24, 2007, 04:18:08 AM »
Wouldn't it be fun if we could see some new casting models?  :bom:

We could have a poll and the one we choose to be our favorite, David could make.....  :blob3:

I would love to see a split shank with diamonds, but with no diamonds around the center, just diamond on the four "arms" going up to hold the diamond.... did anyone understand what I am talking about??? Hard to explain....can I do it Norwegian...   :icon_jokercolor:

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Re: Casting models....
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2007, 10:15:01 AM »
Cool idea Pinklady.

Do you mean that you would like to see the split shank minus the halo, but instead see the diamonds continue on the sides of the basket and on the prongs?
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Re: Casting models....
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2007, 10:23:28 AM »
Yes that right KK.   :icon_thumleft:

I have seen a picture with a ring that looked close to what I was thinking about somewhere here on CDI, but I can find it.  :'(



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Re: Casting models....
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2007, 10:49:40 AM »
The forum search is TERRIBLE.

Give us a clue and maybe we can do better.

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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2007, 11:05:40 AM »
Was it this one? 

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Re: Casting models....
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2007, 11:07:38 AM »
Hi WM

I don't think it's that terrible. I find what I am looking for most of the times.  :bigclap:

I don't have a clue what to write in the search areas for the ring I am tinking of....  :Confused42:

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Re: Casting models....
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2007, 11:09:07 AM »
Here is another style too....I do love them without the halo too!  I have considered something like this for my pear shaped diamond!~Ronda

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Re: Casting models....
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2007, 11:10:30 AM »
YEESSSSSS KK! You are my Hero!!!! Next time I don't find anything, I will ask you! :bigclap:

I think this model is soooooo exremely nice! SO VERY NICE!!!! David.......????

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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2007, 11:10:50 AM »
I wish I had the picture of the profile view.........it has diamonds going up the basket!  I just can't resist diamonds in the basket of the setting!! :icon_thumleft:~Ronda

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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2007, 11:12:49 AM »
Couldn't agree more!  :1087:

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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2007, 11:16:02 AM »
Any time Pinklady!  :toothy4:

Yes, I do think that the melee goes all the way up the basket and on the prongs.  Snooper would know more maybe as she posted the pics.  It is LeAnn Rimes ring.
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2007, 11:20:03 AM »
Her ring is just gorgeous and perfect in every detail!  I love the way the split shank curves up to the center stone!~Ronda

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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2007, 12:14:30 PM »
I would .. :love7:   :occasion16:   :love10: to have a cushion in that setting.

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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2007, 02:33:46 PM »
Hi Snooper, do you have more pictures of the LeAnn ring? Its soooooo awesome!  :tweety:

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Re: Casting models....
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2007, 02:57:59 PM »
Ask, and you shall receive:) Here's a profile of her ring!

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Re: Casting models....
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2007, 04:46:20 PM »
Wouldn't it be fun if we could see some new casting models?  :bom:

We could have a poll and the one we choose to be our favorite, David could make.....  :blob3:

I would love to see a split shank with diamonds, but with no diamonds around the center, just diamond on the four "arms" going up to hold the diamond.... did anyone understand what I am talking about??? Hard to explain....can I do it Norwegian...   :icon_jokercolor:

First, I'd like to compliment our Norwegian friend on her beautiful use of the English language.
I'm sure we ALL have no problem understanding our good friend.

it's a good question, Pinklady- brings up some interesting aspects of how jewelry is made.

So- we know that there are "castings" commercially available

This, of course, is luvnjewelry's ring prior to setting.

Below, you can see her photo of it after we finished


Getting rings to look like this involves a lot of steps.
Before we ever offer a ring made from a casting, we make one as a test.
If it comes out badly, we remove the diamonds, and scrap the metal.
This can be a costly process.

Just like we reject most of the diamonds we see, we reject almost all the commercially available castings on 47th street.
But some are rejected only after we've experimented, by making one.

The choices are seemingly endless too.

For these reasons, we let the diamonds dictate the style in most cases.
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Re: Casting models....
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2007, 06:01:20 PM »
I do like that split shank setting. It basically has a split shank studded with diamonds and no halo. I think this direction from you guys lets us know what to look for. And I do think it's tasteful. We just need to find one that meets our criteria. Or rather one that meets David's criteria.

Neither of us likes the look of a "cheap" casting to nestle our diamonds. It has to be well built and at the same time be nice looking and show off the diamond. Until I went semi mount shopping with David I never knew how much freaking ugly stuff there was out there. I had previously only been exposed to what we had.

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Re: Casting models....
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2007, 06:56:36 PM »
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I'm quite sure we could find a split shank non halo model.......I guess I should say, we will be offering a non halo split shank soon......
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« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2007, 08:11:49 PM »
Thanks David and WM. I guess I thought it was just to pick a model and that's it! But, what do I know....not much I am afraid.  ???  ;D

I will be standing first in line when you get a non halo split shank. I do have a halo so I need something different..... will it ever stop?  :Confused42: I hope not.....  :toothy4:



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Re: Casting models....
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2007, 08:13:32 PM »
I am right behond Pinklady if you could do it for my yellow EC!  :love10:
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« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2007, 08:18:09 PM »
Oh KK, that would be so classy! In yellow gold with white tiny diamonds? That gave me an ide too.....  :sign13:

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« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2007, 08:36:31 PM »
We'll be looking for one. And we have looked for ideas about new semi mounts to offer.

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« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2007, 08:51:05 PM »
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Re: Casting models....
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2007, 09:56:15 AM »
OK, if you do a split shank with no halo (like Leann Rhimes') I am going to be in trouble, as I will have to get one!


I also vote for a model with an all-around micropave shank for a solitaire, like the shank you have on the double halo yellow pear you have (had?  I cannot find it).

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« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2007, 10:04:19 AM »
This one GL?  I loved that one too :)  It is now in the sold section...

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