Buying Gemstone seperate from Setting Advice!!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Personally I love the 9 mm. I love color and larger stones show more of the color to me. She will love whatever you choose though!  You will have to show us the beauty once you get it.

Post # 4
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8518 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Edit: Nevermind, I need to learn to read before I post. 😛

 

Post # 5
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8518 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I bought my stone and setting seperately. Its good for getting exactly what you want, but you need to make sure you have a trusted jeweler you can take it to. Theres not very many around us, and the guy we took mine to ended up scratching the setting a bit on one side. Its not very noticable, but it was enough for me to notice it, so we didnt have to pay for it.

Post # 7
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695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@otto2008:  I thought I would share because I have a square cushion.  It’s not a perfect square but its around a 10.5mm.  I love large pieces so I got the largest stone I could get my hands on.  I ordered it from the internet.  When I got the stone I thought the size was nice.  My finger size is 5 1/2.  Theres no such thing as to blingy for me, not ever.  But, I have to say when I got my ring back from my designer the stone looked much larger in size than I ever thought it would.  Between the prongs and the size of the stone it looked quite larger than I thought it would.  

I know 1mm is not a lot.  But, you also have to allow for the metal to be in the design that holds the stone.  All these things contribute to how large the ring looks on.  I love my ring and the fact that it looks even bigger was a gift to me.  But, I would just be aware of these things.  I would say the 8mm stone or 9mm stone would make quite a large setting with a halo.  Again, I love large pieces.

If you wish to be extra careful it may be an idea to go to a zales and check out their solitaire rings.  They have them in lab created emeralds, rubies and sapphires I think.  And they are all cushion cut!

Heres a picture of mine if it helps.  And good luck – it will be a beautiful ring either way you go.

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