Center Stone Dilemma!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which morganite center?
    8mm : (35 votes)
    69 %
    11mm : (16 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
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    308 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    That looks like a very elaborate ring. I would say the 3 carat because it makes just as much of a statement as the band. You don’t want just the band to stand out, you want the whole ring to. If you did the 2 carat I would make the band smaller. Either way both stones are gorgeous.

    Post # 4
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    30 posts
    Newbee

     

    Wow, that is such a beautiful design!  Honestly I would say go with the 8mm.  That size with a halo will be lovely on a size 7 finger.  Also, an 11mm centre stone sounds lovely, but taking into account that a halo would add at the very least 1mm around each side, you’re looking at a minimum total width (across) of 13mm.  That’s a lot of finger coverage and depending on what type of jewelry you like, you may love the larger size, or you may realize wearing something that sizeable isn’t comfortable for every day.  I think either way you go though, it will be stunning.  Good choice on a unique ring!

    Post # 5
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    13020 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Sorry, but I think 11mm with halo may be getting into the costume/cocktail looking territory.  I’d go with the 8mm.

    Post # 6
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    1110 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’m going to have to agree with others and say that the 11mm stone would be very cocktail ring and not as elegant as an engagement ring.

    Post # 9
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    4944 posts
    Honey bee

    HisLove4414:  Wow! Your ring is going to be GORGEOUS!! I love the design drawing you posted. Very beautiful. I like the stone with the darker color best. I don’t know if that one is the 2 carat or 3 carat, but I think the color is amazing and that it will look fabulous in your ring. (I’m probably being totally weird in picking by color as opposed to size — LOL.)

    Post # 11
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    4944 posts
    Honey bee

    HisLove4414:  I did see the picture with the 3 CT trillion. I like it quite a lot! I’m definitely a gal who loves the bling, so you might want to take my opinion with a grain of salt — lol. But I don’t think the 3 CT looks like “too much” in the picture you posted. The halo, if it’s going to be similar in size to the image you posted, isn’t super large. Also, the band on your ring appears (from the drawing) to be thicker. I love a ring with a thicker band. Anyhow, taking all of this into consideration together, I think the 3CT would be lovely in your ring.

    I agree that both colors will look beautiful in rose gold. But, to me, the one with the deeper, darker color will look the best. I think the depth within the stone’s color will play off the tones in the rose gold.

    What do you think, overall? When you close your eyes and picture your future ring, do you picture one stone over the other? If so, maybe that’s your heart telling you which way to go. I totally agree with you that this is such a hard choice, but it’s a great dilemma to have! 

    Whatever you decide to go with, I hope you’ll post a picture of the finished ring. I would love to see it, as I think it’s going to be spectacular!

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee

    HisLove4414:  Did the designer mean that the band would have to be thicker to look proportional with the 3CT stone? Or did they mean that it needed to be thicker to look proportional, overall? (Because of the designs and diamonds in the setting …) Just double-checking on that.

    Because if the center stone is driving the thickness of the band, that might be another factor for you to consider in deciding which stone to choose. So, if you like a slightly thinner band, then the smaller stone would be the better choice. If you really like the thickness you’ve chosen (7.5 to 8mm), then the bigger stone would probably work best. The band on my setting is about 6 mm at its shoulders, so I don’t think the size you’re looking at for the band would be too thick. (I’m probably in the minority on that one, but, like I said, I do love a thick band. ) But I also think a thicker band can take a good-sized stone.

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