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Offline Diamondsbylauren

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"Permanent Stacker rings...do these make sense?
« on: October 18, 2014, 09:41:06 PM »
HI Guys,
What do y'all think of this idea.....
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC0xL2_wqiM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC0xL2_wqiM</a>
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Re: "Permanent Stacker rings...do these make sense?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2014, 08:21:32 AM »
Not a fan for me and only me.... can't explain why.  Probably too much for me in one place.  I like the bezel stackers in smaller stones that rest flush next to each other, but I think this just goes as too much bling for my tastes.

Kind of cool looking though and I am sure someone would love doing it like that!
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Re: "Permanent Stacker rings...do these make sense?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 05:51:16 PM »
I was a bit......shocked at the style myself.
But I love to experiment, so I figured I'd see what others though
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Re: "Permanent Stacker rings...do these make sense?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2014, 06:05:38 PM »
So, D, are they soldered together as-is?

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Re: "Permanent Stacker rings...do these make sense?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2014, 06:51:58 PM »
Experimenting is always great!  It's how we find out what we really like or if new ideas will work.

I think if this were done on a smaller scale or if I had bigger hands, I'd be all over it. 

Not bad, but not my style :)
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Re: "Permanent Stacker rings...do these make sense?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2014, 12:48:12 PM »
So, D, are they soldered together as-is?

They are soldered together Trink....if one was going to wear stackers that would alleviate the problem of the rings wearing each other away...but of course it also limits versatility....
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Re: "Permanent Stacker rings...do these make sense?
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2014, 12:51:23 PM »
Is there a hand shot?

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Re: "Permanent Stacker rings...do these make sense?
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2014, 02:59:45 PM »
There will be...:)
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Re: "Permanent Stacker rings...do these make sense?
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2014, 03:37:29 PM »
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Re: "Permanent Stacker rings...do these make sense?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2014, 04:34:02 PM »
I keep flipping one way and then t'other. Two things leave me a little perplexed - though they could be adjusted very easily:

1. The distance between the stones. They seem very spread out (but a hand shot could well put paid to that perception).

2. I think I'd have preferred plain shanks, or at most only the centre ring with pave.

BTW - the polish on the middle ring is SO good that it looks like the ring isn't there at all. I had to check the video 3 or 4 times, before understanding what I was seeing.

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Re: "Permanent Stacker rings...do these make sense?
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2014, 08:00:42 PM »
Interesting take ( as always) OMC!
I think that one tough aspect of my job is ....."taste suppression"
I don't do it for commercial reasons, although it's surely beneficial- but rather respecting what others find beautiful.
And accepting that I might not.
Take, for example, the height of a center stone.
I like them low.
People who like them set way up are probably on crack or crystal meth, but I can see why they feel that way.
Kidding about the crack part.

Seriously - taste is a polarizing issue.
OMC and I share many things in common. Important things.
But we also differ greatly on other things- which are also important, but probably not nearly as much as other things.
Like music, and cheese.

The hand shot, does not put me further towards "I like it"- in fact the opposite.
But that's my taste, for what it's worth.
And I love Rock and Roll and Cheddar.

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Re: "Permanent Stacker rings...do these make sense?
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2014, 03:48:40 AM »
Flipped one more, final time. Stones too far apart for me.

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Re: "Permanent Stacker rings...do these make sense?
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2014, 06:56:30 AM »
Too far for me too...and I love Rock and Roll and Parmesan!!!   ;D

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Re: "Permanent Stacker rings...do these make sense?
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2014, 07:18:30 AM »
Uh, ah - no cheese for me. And I'd like to hear something composed before 1890, please.

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Re: "Permanent Stacker rings...do these make sense?
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2014, 07:33:50 AM »
Too far apart for me as well in this case.  I agree with that if they were closer I might like them better.  I don't dislike the idea though but on a closer and maybe slightly smaller scale for my hand.  I do like the diamonds on the bands though :)
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Re: "Permanent Stacker rings...do these make sense?
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2014, 08:23:12 AM »
I spent fifteen minutes last night writing a reply then hit the wrong button and erased it all before I gave-up and went to bed. So, I'll try again now.

Initially, I asked to see the hand shot because when I looked at the photos I kept wanting to squish the three main stones together. Also, I wanted to see the piece in context, ie, in-between fingers, because I got a sense that the outlaying stones might interfere in finger movement.

Now that we have the hand shot, the ring looks different than I'd originally thought. Overall, the piece looks more architectural and "tapestried" than I'd expected. I almost want to see MORE stackers for more of the checkerboard look! Regardless, for me the issue is still about the relationships between the main stones. The spacing, or negative space, between stones, looks to be about the same width as the actual face of each stone, the "positive" space, if you will. This makes for a very "regular" and wide pattern over a relatively narrow platform (the finger). As cigwli hinted, this relationship might work best for a wide finger.

Taking-off on D's comment about the height of the main stones, I too, usually prefer low-set stones. Still, in this case, I don't see it as a detriment. The up-and-down texture of the piece is a large part of what makes it distinctive. However, because the overall E-W effect suggests something more band-like, I can see how the high-set stones might not gel.

And, regarding OMC's comment about preferring plain bands, that was my very first thought when I saw the first photo. However, I like the fact that there is something "different" design-wise. I like all the texture.

Overall, there looks to be something very unique and interesting going on here. Still, I'm not sure that in it's current form, this is a dead-on hit for me.