I've been wanting a step cut diamond for a while. Just love the elegant look. Finally decided between three different stones and decided to go with a 'collector's piece' of sorts - a little .36ct D Internally Flawless no fluorescence emerald cut. I knew I wanted a 3 stone ring and after discussing things with David I decided to "go big or go home" and went with GIA graded side stones. I thought I wanted asschers but decided in the end I wanted emeralds that were only slightly smaller in size.
So I searched some stones and found 2 good candidates for sides. With in an hour or two we had them and David put them together so we could see. They were as perfect as one can get for sides. They were off by a grand .03mm total from each other and still beautifully cut. The only 'downfall' is that they are 'only' E VVS1 stones and one has slight fluorescence (though I cannot pick up on it with my UV pen).
We have been working with a fantastic group to make rings. They've been doing a lot of the solitaires we have posted recently. Not super pointy and long claw prongs, but lovely all the same. So I decided to have them make a trellis style in platinum for me.
The result is amazing! Perfect and bright and OMG for a 'mere' 1ctw it has a huge impact on my hand. Real quality looking piece too.
I only have a couple pictures for now. My camera that has good macro has a dead battery and I cannot find the charger. So cell phone pics and a profile shot from David will have to do for now. I'll add more in a few days I hope.