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I've played a bit of the Summer rotation in some of the spares households (and I still have picspam from the last chapter to post), but I've been working on a project that was inspired by something Cait and then Di did.  Frankly, after 6 generations, I'm sick of the Maxis engagement ring.  So...Google Image has been my friend as of late.

I've made 9 custom rings from a mesh by SimChic.  Some of them will be suitable for engagement rings for my gen 7 brides-to-be.  I'm not sure if I'll use them for the main house, with the ring back story and all that, but we'll see.  It gives me options at least.  Some of them still need to be tweaked a little - ring making is a PITA since you can't see them well in Body Shop at all.  But some off them I'm rather proud of, and I wanted to share pics.

This first ring is Art Deco.  It's probably something like what Sterling would have given Viola for an engagement ring, so I may put this one on her.

This is a vintage amethyst ring for my Simself.  Purple is my favorite color, so even if I'm not getting married in-game I wanted a pretty ring for myself. :D

This is a vintage diamond and emerald ring, and is one of the ones that I need to tweak.  I need to either shrink the band or enlarge the gems.  I'll probably enlarge the gems, since it loses the detail being so small.

I think this oval diamond ring might be my favorite.  I'm fairly certain that this will be Rosalie's engagement ring.

And if I don't use the oval diamond ring above for Rosalie, I'll use this round diamond ring for her.  It's very pretty too.

This sapphire ring is another one of my favorites, though I probably won't use it for an engagement ring.  It's one of the best, I think.

This is a diamond ring that set into a star shape.  It's pretty.

This is a three stone diamond ring that's very similar to one a friend of mine has.  I'm not sure about this one...I think I need to scale the stones and the band down some for it to work.  I'm not terribly attached to it, so if it doesn't work out I won't be heartbroken.

And last is a diamond ring set in yellow gold.  I need to make the gem bigger for it to work.

So that's what I've been doing.


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Apr. 18th, 2012 03:38 pm (UTC)
I really like the sapphire ring, too. Now these are just accessories, right? They don't use the default replacement of invisible rings, do they? I don't mind my men wearing wedding rings, but it would be really awesome to have more jewelry. That sapphire ring would replace the one that Eden currently wears as her "engagement ring."
Apr. 18th, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they're just accessory jewelry...I wouldn't know where to start making a default replacement. I just wanted a different look, since not everyone would realistically have the same engagement ring. Besides, the majority of married women I know wear their wedding band and their engagement ring.

There are a few other ring ideas I have, and I just may share them when I'm done.
Apr. 18th, 2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
Yay for period appropriate rings! They look lovely Heidi. :D
Apr. 18th, 2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm going to have to find some for the 60's when I get to that point...but it's so nice to have a little variety. :D
Apr. 18th, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
I think it's really awesome that you all are going to this trouble--the rings look amazing!
Apr. 18th, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's actually fun to finally have the skills to pay attention to details like this.
Apr. 18th, 2012 05:13 pm (UTC)
So pretty. I love the amethyst ring. :D
Apr. 18th, 2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Once I get them to my liking I'll probably share...
Apr. 19th, 2012 07:17 am (UTC)
These rings are absolutely beautiful! I too love the amethyst ring.
Apr. 19th, 2012 08:48 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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