(Closed) Center stone opinions?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I go for the 1.25, or the 1.5 ct center stone?
    1.25 (as it is now) : (9 votes)
    39 %
    1.5, go bigger! : (14 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think you should compare the two diamonds.  One of them might have a better cut than the other and be more sparkly.

    If you have a size 8 finger, I think you could definitely pull off a 1.5 center stone without it looking over the top, but it all depends on your preference (and possibly your region and profession).

    Also, what would you do with the 1.25 stone if you took the 1.5? Just curious.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Do you know what cut ( Ideal, good etc) your stone and the other stone is? I would rather have a sparkly diamond and a little bit smaller then one that didnt sparkle and was big

    Post # 5
    Member
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I’d say go bigger, but only because it’s grandma’s!

    Post # 6
    Member
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Congratulations!

    I agree with PP and would look at both stones and compare. But, I’m not really sure that a .25 of a carat would make a huge difference especially in a 3 stone ring but I could be completely wrong.

    Post # 8
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    7175 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Congrats on your engagement!  I think your ring will be beautiful either way.  I’d say, see if you can see the ring set with g’ma’s stone and see what you think.  I don’t think you could go wrong, honestly.  You also might want to think about what you will do for a wedding band – that might help you make up your mind.

    Post # 9
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    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I say go bigger.  The proportions will actually be better because if the side stones are close in size to the center stone it makes the center stone look smaller (in my opinion).  And, why not use a beautiful family heirloom that’s free and get your money back on the 1.25 diamond he purchased.

    Post # 10
    Member
    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I might go with the grandmother’s then… when did his grandmother buy this ring?

    If it is her engagement ring it seems to me like it must be a European Cut.

    Post # 11
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    One more thing to think about is do you want the two other stones to look more like side stones or do you want your ring to be more of a three stone ring?

     

    Post # 12
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    1254 posts
    Bumble bee

    Congratulations on your engagement and welcome to WeddingBee. I agree with the others, I think you can pull off a bigger size, plus it’s got some sentimental value in it being his grandmothers. Go for it!

    Post # 13
    Member
    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    congrats!!!

    i don’t think the stone size is going to be that noticeable. on that note, i would take the bigger one because its heirloom and it sounds like a great quality stone.

    Post # 15
    Member
    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I vote the 1.5 then!

    Post # 16
    Member
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    With that last post I say go for the 1.5 without a doubt!

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