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Quote this post and reply to it Post#1 @ 09-05-00 , 01:25 PM


i read a while back that some of you are looking for the exact knock-off of the tiffay 6-prong setting.

i just talked to the jeweler and fusaro makes it.

here's the link: http://www.r8w.com/fus7.html

hope this helps some of you.

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#2 @ 09-05-00 , 01:33 PM


Do the tiffany's sit that low? I thought the crown was higher.

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#3 @ 09-05-00 , 01:36 PM


to be honest, i don't remember exactly what the tiffany ring looks like.

but i do like the fact that the prongs are thinner. it does cost twice as much as a generic 6-prong setting, though.

i'm having some internal conflict on this setting. on one hand, i do want the "perfect ring". but on the other hand, i'm paying twice the price for something that most people won't see. sigh.

i guess i'll talk it over with my fiancee and see how he feels about it.

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#4 @ 09-05-00 , 01:44 PM


doris,

Thanks for the picture! This setting really does make the stone look pretty, but I don't know whether it is worth the extra cost or not. It is prettier than your average smooth solitaire setting and will get noticed, though.

Good luck!



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Quote this post and reply to it Post#5 @ 09-05-00 , 01:50 PM


The prongs on mine are really thin-the crown does sit higher. Ask StevL about my setting-I don't think it was expensive.

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lawmax,

does steveL sell something similar? or did you have it custom made?

thanks!

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#7 @ 09-05-00 , 01:53 PM


My husband bought my ring from StevL. It's a brand I can't find online. I love it. E-mail him.

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i sure will. thank you!

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#9 @ 09-05-00 , 01:56 PM


You're very welcome!


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Quote this post and reply to it Post#10 @ 09-05-00 , 05:50 PM


Doris-

You may also want to speak to Joe Bacon. He may have something similar to this or you could talk to him about something custom. He participates on the forum.

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#11 @ 09-05-00 , 05:52 PM


thanks guys for your help.

by the way, the stone in the picture is a cz-not that you can't tell already.

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#12 @ 09-05-00 , 06:50 PM


Doris,
I can't tell from that picture - is the pavillion completely exposed or does it sit in a basket? It seems like the prongs on that setting are very petite and accentuate diamond. Thanks for the info!


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Quote this post and reply to it Post#13 @ 09-05-00 , 06:52 PM


this is completely my guess- but i'd say the 1/2 of the pavilion is exposed and the lower half is covered by the crown.

right now i'm wearing a 6-prong setting with no crown at the bottom, so you can see the whole pavilion through the prongs.

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#14 @ 09-05-00 , 07:02 PM


Doris,
I like the look of your ring. I think the pavillion is very pretty when exposed - although a bad area for dirt collection. Having the whole pavillion exposed gives the stone the diamond profile that we have all become accustomed to. I really like the settings at Tiffany's, but I think too much of the diamond is hidden in a setting that is supposed to totally highlight the diamond. Unfortunately, I understand that if the diamond does not sit in a basket, the prongs have to be more substantial to provide the strength to hold the diamond. Ideally, I would have a setting with six petite prongs which exposes as much of the diamond as possible. Thanks for the pic and info.


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i understand what you're saying jeremy- basically we want the diamond to be as naked as possible. the strong prongs i have do bother me a bit, although i would have to make the sacrifice of covering the pavilion if i want thinner prongs.

i have also seen a setting where a thin band hugs the diamond mid-pavilion - so it covers a thin section of the diamond while exposing the bottom point of it. the prongs extend from the band and are quite thin, too. it the ring band splits into two sections as it converge towards the diamond. (from the side view) the lower part of the band forms the ring that we wear and the upper part of the band merge onto the thin ring hugging the diamond. it's sort of like a modified cathedral setting.

i may have to end up having my setting custom made. funny how i spent so much time researching and searching for the perfect diamond and never realized that even a simple solitaire setting can have many variations.

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#16 @ 09-05-00 , 11:52 PM


<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:<HR>basically we want the diamond to be as naked as possible. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Tension setting is the way to go for this. I like the look as well but not sure how secure it is.

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#17 @ 09-06-00 , 06:17 PM


after much consideration, i have decided to order the setting.

as it turns out, a friend of a friend works at a jewelry store and was able to give me a really good deal.

the ring should arrive in three weeks. i will try to post a picture of the setting with my stone in it- 1.54 D SI1 AGS 000.

thanks for all your advice. this is a great forum for info exchange.

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doris -- congrats on the selection, it looks great. and it should look even more spectacular with that nice rock in it. cant wait to see the pic when you take it.

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#19 @ 09-14-00 , 11:23 PM


Doris, do you mind sharing how much the setting cost?


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Quote this post and reply to it Post#20 @ 09-14-00 , 11:35 PM


All this talk about thin prongs and invisible settings makes me want to try again to post a picture of my ring. (I overpaid so much for the custom-made setting that I at least want *someone* to see it!!!) I can't take a decent photo. Short of sending the ring to someone (like Jan) with a good camera, can I take the ring somewhere locally to be photographed? Who would do a reasonably priced good digital photo? Surely not a *portrait* photographer!

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#21 @ 09-14-00 , 11:44 PM


AGBF...

Got any friends with a digital cam? Then you can take as many photo attempts without wasting film. In any case, you'll probably need a camera with good zoom function to do a nice close up of the ring.

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AGBF,

Some public libraries have cameras even ones attached to a PC (webcams) that could take a picture. I have a 3Com Bigpicture camera which I got from Best Buy for $129 which takes very very good pictures at high resolution. It automatically adjusts for light and such which is important for good pics. Or go to a store and 'try' a Mavica and bring your own floppy (Staples/Office Max) has these. Kinko's may also have cameras.

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AGBF - I'm dying to see your setting, please try to get a picture up! Where did you get it made?

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#24 @ 09-15-00 , 09:28 AM


Johannes,

Thanks for the interest. I have tried (and Gilbert has tried to help me) to post a picture of this ring before, with dreadful results. I don't know anyone with a digital camera at the moment. When my best friend gets back from Mexico, I will ask him for help. He got rid of his digital camera, but is a computer and video pro. Once he gets settled back in the States, maybe he'll have time to help me. I own a good camera; it's ridiculous to be unable to take a decent picture of a ring!

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AGBF -

Did you buy this setting at Tradeshop.com? If so, do you have a reference number or something to identify the ring? I'm sure they still have the design on file... I'm thinking of buying from them. Please feel free to email me directly.

Many thanks,

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