OK I’ve been asked to design and set an ~1/2ct diamond solitaire
ring, the down side is that the stone in question is a slightly
tinted one and my customer wants it to appear as white as possible.
He does understand that quoting his words “it won’t be actually
white, but it would be nice to have it look as white as possible”.
Now right now I’m travelling (I’ll be back in my studio at the end of
next month) so I don’t have any metal samples with me so I’m having
trouble visualising what effect the differing shades of gold (14K)
will do to the apparent intensity of the yellow tint of the stone.
So I guess I’m asking for an opinion from the group on what colour
gold will best mute the N/M yellow tint of this stone. I figure
white gold would probably not be a good idea (bigger contrast and
all usually high lights colour differences), so I’m starting to
think a muted yellow/almost white gold might be an option, maybe
even a green gold.
The current ring design candidates are all designed to be cast etc.
so thistoo is a major consideration.