We are working on a commission where the client wants a rose cut diamond center (around 7.5mm). I've sourced a stone I like and that the client is pleased with, but I was surprised how limited the options were!
A few questions for y'all -
1) How do you source rose cut diamonds? I found a good source in LA who seems to specialize in them, but is it just hit or miss and you work your rolodex, as I did?
2) Special considerations when setting or designing? The client wants the ring done in plat (95/5 is what we typically use), but I am fearful that high polish underneath the stone is going to either look really good or really bad given the somewhat windowed nature of a rose cut.
3) Other thoughts? We seem to be getting more and more of these requests lately, are you?