Post # 1
My FI and I have been engaged only now for about 5 months. We looked at rings only once together and in that time I chose a setting and a stone. We learned about diamonds that day. I knew nothing about them before that day. I REALLY thought we would look at more places and shop around a bit. Nope, thats the ring he bought! I’m not complaining but theres a teeny tiny part of me that wishes we would have looked around a bit more, maybe there was something out there i would have loved more?
I always thought i wanted and emerald cut diamond but i ruled that out very quick when trying rings on. At the time I said i didnt like a round or princess cut and ruled those out a well.
Today i was at the jewler and while my ring was getting cleaned i was looking in some of the cases. My center stone is .75. I saw some rounds and princess cuts that were .6-.7 that looked bigger than my .75. I understand that all diamonds are cut differently and some are more shallow so they will have a bigger face.
I love my ring and when we get married i will be adding two bands and think its going to look amazing!!! The only tiny thing that bothers me is there are slight gaps on both sides of the radiant cut stone and setting. Im not saying i want something bigger, just somthing fuller to fill those gaps. And the more i think i “didnt like the round and princess” is because those are very common and i wanted to be a little different. I think a round or princess would do exactly what i want it to. I can change stones for pretty much exactly what we paid for my current center stone.
Am i being silly? Over thinking? Would you want the same? Especially since there will basically be no cost.
And then theres a part of me that says, NO. This is the ring he used to ask you to spend the rest of your life with him. Dont change a thing.
Ive seen posts like this get nasty, i dont feel like i’m a materialistic ungreatful person so please if your going to be nasty keep your comments to yourself. Im looking for real helpful feedback. Thanks!!! 🙂
Here is my ring
Here is a picture of my ring with examples of the stones. .75 in all of them.
Post # 3
I say go for it!!! I think both the round and the princess would be amazing!
Post # 4
@soontobehisbride: First off let me say your Ering is drool gorgeous…. At first I did notfully get your question but now I think I see what you are talking about. I think a round or princess cut stone could possibly allow more coverage and will fill the gap between the center stone and prongs….
But honestly you do have a beautiful ring
Post # 5
I know that if something bothers you about your ring it won’t likely get any better. Yes, you might stop looking at it with such a critical eye – but if it’s bothering you enough to figure out how the other stones will look 5 months in, then why not change it?
You need to be happy and if your FI is willing and doesn’t mind? What harm?
You’re right, some posts about this topic do get heated, but I wouldn’t give it any mind. You have a valid question, don’t second guess your right to ask it on this ring forum.
Beautiful ring! I cannot wait to hear what you decide.
Post # 6
@soontobehisbride: I like your ring the way it is. Radiants are less common and very sparkly. I’d keep it. You won’t notice a huge difference in size if you change the stone, unless you get a larger carat one. Yeah, some stones face up bigger than others, but I don’t think that doing a straight swap will suddenly make everything better.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I would change to a round!
Post # 8
@soontobehisbride: It’s your ring, do what you want with it. Tell your FI that you like the look of the other stone better. The diamond/ring are only symbols of him wanting to marry you so anyone who throws that in your face is the superficial one, in my opinion. I think the round stone will be perfect in your ring, btw. 🙂
Post # 9
Your ring is gorgeous but you should do what makes you happy.
Just some info- I just upgraded to a new ring that has a 1ct princess cut center stone with a cushion cut halo and I also have spaces between my center and halo. A larger stone might fill the space a little more but unless you get the same shape as your halo and a larger stone, I think the space will still be there.
Here is a stock photo of my ring that has it with .75ct center. Mine is still being sized so I can’t post pics yet.
Post # 10
I actually really like it with a round! But do what YOU want to do!
Post # 12
Your setting is so pretty. The princess stone would be gorgeous in it!
Post # 13
Beautiful ring!!! I am also a fan of halos that are flush with the center stone. That was a “must have” when ring shopping. I even tried on a ring with a double halo and there were gaps between each halo…yikes!
I appreciate that it’s nice to have a different type of stone to stand out from all the same that’s out there. Your ring is SO unique though…so you do stand out in a good way already. It’s true that the round and princess stones show a much larger face than the radiant (thanks for teaching me that!). If the gap bothers you, change it!! No cost?! Amazing. And it’s still the same ring, the setting is the same.
Good luck with your decision! 😉
Post # 14
They are all damn beautiful to me. Pick the one that ‘speaks’ to you, lol, if you know what I mean. I can’t even pick a slice of pizza without picking the one that ‘speaks to me’. Ugh, nevermind.
Post # 15
Round!!! Your ring is lovely and I think the round looks really nice in the setting!
Post # 16
@soontobehisbride: Pretty setting! Get the round! Round diamonds with a square halo look awesome!!