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Gio Velez - Open Scroll Engagement Ring

  1. DESIGN
  2. REFINE
  3. WAX
  4. CAST
  5. CLEAN
  6. SET
  7. FINISH



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  • Chris Ritchie on

    Thank you Gi0- Everything with the funeral was hard, but it was a beautiful tribute to his long and happy life. It will just be a group effort now to help my grandmother through her loss. Thank you very much for your condolences.
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    Yes, the second drawing would be all one type of metal, still produced in multiple pieces for the best end product.
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    Both of the 1 carat stones are incredible. I also like the G color of either stone since you are looking at a white metal mounting.
    And, yes, the halo always enhances the center stone size. A 1 carat would look great in this ring design.
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    If your shipping address is in Texas, Texas Sales Tax is added to the total.
    If your shipping address is elsewhere, your total is the just the combination of the chosen prices listed below the image.
    For example:
    $2795 (14k white gold halo mounting)
    $5226 (Diamond 05, wire transfer price)
    = $8,021 ( tax, only if delivery is made within Texas)
    (There is usually a $15-45 wire transfer price to set it up through your bank, but that fee is different at each bank.) I can send you the banking information you will need in order to set up the wire. If you would prefer to pay by credit-card, we will use the CC price.
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  • Gio Velez on

    Chris, again, I am sorry for your loss. I hope everything went well.
    Thank you for the updated drawing. Is this piece white gold throughout? I will probably go with the 14k option. I really love it.
    As for center stones I know I mentioned going higher in carat but as I research more I realize that I am okay with staying closer to 1 ct and having high quality. If I’m not mistaken, the 1 ct will look fairly large in the halo setting. I like diamond 05 the most followed by diamond 04. Both are beautiful stones.
    What other costs should I anticipate? Other than the setting and center stone price.

    Thank you :)

  • Chris Ritchie on

    Hi Gio- Thank you for your patience while I was out for my family member’s funeral. I really appreciate it.
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    I have added a new drawing with all white metal and have updated the prices underneath.
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    I also hand picked five diamond options for you to consider, ranging from 1.81 carat down to 1.01 carat so you can see a wide variety of sizes and their prices.
    Also, note how my prices are anywhere from 20-25% lower than the Rapaport Natural-Diamond trading price list value.
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    All of these diamonds have desirable qualities, which is why I chose them for you.
    My personal favorites are Diamond 03 and 04
    Diamond 03 because the inclusions are extremely subtle and well hidden for an SI clarity stone, and it would get you into that 1.5 carat range.
    I also like Diamond 04, because of the high color and clarity. I also really like this style of cushion cut because it has a very intriguing facet structure.
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    I know you aren’t on a super tight timeline, which is great when creating a custom ring, however, when it comes to picking a center diamond, some of these diamonds could be sold. So if you see one you like, let me know and I will hold it aside in your name while we process the payment.
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    Choosing a center diamond moves us forward to the second step of the process!
    So, click on the diamond videos, spin them around and let me know what you think!

  • Chris Ritchie on

    Hello Gio- Welcome to your design page!
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    Here I have created a new drawing of your ring design featuring your two birthstones. I rotated the birthstone orientation north to south, mainly because the aquamarine requires a delicate assembly method since it can’t survive any torch heat. But also, I like this orientation because it will allow the birthstones to be more clearly seen.
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    Depending on what metal choice you go with, we would have about $4500 – $5000 left in your budget to find a center stone. I think this would allow us to find a couple of options in the 1.0 carat range.
    I am hand picking some center stone options for you and will post the videos as soon as I have them together!
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    In the mean time, let me know what you think of the design!