I LOVE this second video even better too. The setting with the ribbon prongs and graduated stones and milgrain work is TDF!
I, personally, don't care for the blue side stones. Which is weird, because I LOVE blue, but it feels too modern in what looks like an antique mounting.
And the other reason I love the second video better is because the OEC just looks more at home in the antique mounting. But I'm not one to talk as I'm considering putting an OEC or OMC in a simple modern solitaire OR into my Julia Bezel (getting this one by Sept. *fingers crossed* a private sale between another BTD member and me. Go me!)
But I think it's more about those ribbon prongs and the graduated side stones. I LOVE THEM together!! It's making me rethink also. What the h-e-double hockey sticks is wrong with the 2 of us!? hehe.
That second ring is to die for! I agree on minus the blue stones, watching the video my first impression was "Whoa!" followed by a "Oh..." when my eye caught the Chatham blues. The stones are beyond gorgeous, just where they are located threw me for a loop for a second.
well, I am staying with my original plan!! It will be made at the same bench as that second ring though...and it will have these!! They are antique stones from JbEG, so a bit wonky... but I love the character and romantic feel. These pics are magnified like 5000x, so when set you won't see the wonky so much.
Normally, I am more of a precision cut kinda girl...but with the OEC and warm metal, I think these are perfect!
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