Best ratio for 3 stone ring? What do you think about 1ct stones? Post your pics!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Best ratio?
    4-1-4 (for instance 0.25 ct, 1 ct, 0.25 ct) : (62 votes)
    23 %
    2-1-2 (0.50 ct, 1 ct, 0.50 ct) : (57 votes)
    21 %
    Neither of those, I'll tell you what I think looks better : (11 votes)
    4 %
    I think 1ct is small : (9 votes)
    3 %
    I think 1ct is large : (14 votes)
    5 %
    I think 1ct is juuuust right : (51 votes)
    19 %
    I'm a cat person : (28 votes)
    10 %
    I'm a dog person : (37 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    650 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - EDD 06/12/2016

    @glitter-girl:  I love the ratio of my 3 stone, the center is .96 ct and each side is .55 the I have smaller diamonds on the sides of those but you maonly see the 3. Here’s a pic for reference 


    Post # 4
    222 posts
    Helper bee

    I happen to think they are juuuust right and yes, I am totally biased because that is what I have!

    I have a 1ct centre stone, and the side stones are, (I think) 0.45ct and 0.45ct. Personally, I love the ratio of the stones. They were cut specifically by the jeweller so I guess he thought the same thing. 

    Post # 5
    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    @glitter-girl:  Okay so here is my beauty! It’s a Birks Blue Channel Set ring, 1.1 carats TW. The center is 0.56, the sides are 0.2’s and then there are small channel set diamonds on the sides. I feel this proportion works beautifully!

    Post # 7
    432 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014


    @glitter-girl:  mine is just under 1.5ct, and the sides are around .25ct, I think? Not round stones, though. I could see it being large for a lot of women. However, I’m tall, with big hands and long, fingers… So, anything smaller for the center stone would have probably been dwarfed. I will also be getting the shank slimmed down to be a lot thinner, as that aspect is a little bulky for me.

    Post # 8
    3077 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I like when the center stone is significantly larger. So at least .75 with .25 on the side.

    Post # 10
    2062 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    This is my 2-1-2 (with a band I was trying out) as you put it 🙂

    Post # 12
    334 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I restyled my engagement ring by using my original solitaire diamond, diamond studs, and an anniversary band. My center stone is 0.5, the sides are .15 each. Channel set rubies and diamonds on the shoulders. Smallish stones but I love my ring!


    Post # 13
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I went for a more dramatic ratio that gives me the profile of a solitaire (side stones are flush, semi-bezel set in the band) and the top view of a 3 stone. My center is .94 and each side is .15, for a 1.24 tcw. It’s really a matter of personal preference, and I spent a ridiculous amount of time narrowing down what I wanted in a ring.

    Post # 14
    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I prefer the side stones to be just a little smaller than most. I like .15-.20 side stones and 1 carat is just right, definitely not small by any means. But not huge either. (well depending on where you live. a 1 carat diamond where I live is huge)


    Post # 15
    5248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    My ring is a three stone ring with the centre stone being .74 and the 2 side stones are .25 each. The smaller diamonds are all .10 i belive then the wedding band has even smaller ones 


    Post # 16
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    My 3 stone is 1.25 and .33 on the sides (7.5mm and 4.5mm, roughly) and I think that is perfect.

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