Help setting 3 carat diamond!! Tell me what you REALLY think! Part II

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: should i buy this ring? i think its gorgeous!
    yes : (23 votes)
    36 %
    no : (41 votes)
    64 %
  • Post # 3
    25 posts
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I have a 3 carat princess cut with a micro pave halo and band! I wanted the center diamond to stand out as much a possible and look as if a giant diamond is floating on my hand lol. Mine is set very low, not a fan of the big pointy look. 

    Post # 4
    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The 3rd photo, where you can see the height of the setting – it looks like a ice cream cone or ring pop. I know larger carat stones have more depth, but I wouldseriously reconsider the stone if it can’t be set better or less obtrusively. Or maybe a different cut? Or maybe a channel or different setting would bring down the profile. The other photos you don’t notice, but it looks bad in the third profile shot. 

    PI know some women think bigger is better, no matter what, but I’m not of that thinking. (I thought Jennifer Anistons recent e-ring was a tacky embarrassment, but I’m sure some women thought it was the best)

    You want a ring can wear comfortably (without it sticking out from your finger like a weapon) unless you only intend to wear it occasionally. It should look elegant (sometimes big diamonds can look gaudy or like a rap video flaunt – not saying that’s the case with yours but 3 carats is really pushing it unless you have large hands or the setting works well). those photos I can’t judge, it only looks off and weird in the 3rd. I think jewelry designers recommend a certain percentage of finger coverage for a ering to look best. I’ve seen it posted in the forums a few times.

    If I had a lot of money to spend /invest on a diamond e-ring, and already have quality part covered (NF-VVS clarity & excellent cut)  and my jewelry designer picked out – I’d look at natural fancy colored diamonds before just getting a crazy carat size in white – the real deal natural color, not enhanced colors. (One day I would love to own a natural red diamond, but at over $1 million per carat, I won’t hold my breath. But if I had over a hundred mil in the bank, oh baby red diamond ring here I come!)

    Or maybe having ajewelry set made for the engagement (ring + matching necklace or earrings) if you have lots to put toward the engagement.

    Aesthetics preferences aside giant diamonds rings make me think of cocktail rings – not engagement rings. Most diamonds over three carats are generally used in necklaces and other non-ring jewelry for a reason.

    I’m sure my opinion will not be the norm on this.


    Post # 6
    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    @cuppeeecakes:  without the whole thing getting too blingy

    It is pretty, but I would call it VERY blingy!  As pictured, that ring is practically up on its own mountain top.  Even if they set it lower, that setting will never be considered truly low-set.

    Post # 7
    4134 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Honestly it looks to me like the mount is not designed to hold a diamond that big. I think you should get a similar mount custom made so it’s held properly. Not just for looks, but I’m scared that’s going to drop the stone. Also Congrats 🙂

    Post # 8
    253 posts
    Helper bee

    @cuppeeecakes:  That ring is really beautiful. It looks pretty on your hand. I think I may like it set lower? which is odd because I love high settings.

    I just think because the band has a lot going on, having the diamond set so high looks a little off.

    Congrats on your engagement and beautiful ring

    Post # 16
    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    What a beautiful diamond! I would find a setting that is a little more subtle and will display that gorgeous rock of yours without taking away from it 🙂 Lots of luck!

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