Post # 1
I’m new on here but have been stalking this site for some time now. 🙂 Thanks to all the wonderful input and information from this site, I upgraded my ring and can’t take my eyes off of it. But that also has caused a problemo!
The more I stare, the more I feel it’s too small? Before I upgraded, I had a .86ct center diamond with a halo setting. I now have a 1.55ct center stone with round diamonds on the halo, and princess cut diamonds on the side.
After a few days of wearing the ring, I feel like I should have gotten a 2ct diamond instead.. What do I do? I feel like if I get a 2ct, I will be much more satisfied. But, the problem is, will it over shadow my halo setting? Right now looking from the top you can still see the halo setting. But maybe a 2ct will hide it? So that sort of beats the purpose for my halo setting. (To make the center appear larger.)
My ring finger is a size 4.75. People have been telling me my ring is the perfect size for my finger and I shouldn’t go any bigger, but what woman doesn’t want a bigger stone? My ring is so beautiful and I’m so in love with it but I’m still not satisfied and fear the fact that I’m always going to be wanting a 2ct diamond.
So my last resort is here. I just want to hear it ONE MORE TIME that an upgrade isn’t needed or new insight that an upgrade would be great!
So my questions are :
Should I upgrade my ring?
Should I stick with my current ring?
Can someone show me pictures of their center diamond overshadowing their halo setting? (Just so I have a sense of how it looks..)
Thank you so much for your time! Again, I love this site so much. It has helped me during my most confusing days on what diamond to buy and what type of setting to keep my eye out for.
Thank you, Thank you,
PS – Sorry about the terrible nail polish. 😀
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
Your ring is beautiful…don’t change a thing!
Post # 5
Keep what you have, your ring is absolutely gorgeous!
Post # 6
I don’t know if a jeweler could get a larger stone set in that setting, if you upgraded the stone you’d likely have to upgrade the setting too, and if you are sentimental about that, well, I’d say don’t upgrade.
Some things tend to be a “mind clean” issue however, and if you don’t think you’ll ever be happy with your ring until the center stone is 2ct, and you can afford the upgrade, then by all means go for it!
Post # 7
Oh WOW! I think you have the perfect ring! I wouldn’t change a thing. “Shrinkage” happens. Take your ring off for a day or two (if possible – lol) and you’ll notice when you put it back on, it’s back to it’s normal size. – weird but true.
Post # 9
I agree with a PP that you’d probably have to change the whole setting to fit a 2 ct.
Your ring is unbelievable and looks amazing on you, but if you can’t get over that it isn’t a 2 ct and can easily afford to upgrade, then by all means do it. Think about it for a while and then decide, you might end up liking the 1.55 ct!
Post # 10
I would keep what you have. Your ring is stunnin. But if you have the means and it would make you sleep better at night then by all means get the 2ct.
Post # 11
I thnk you’re seeing things!! Your ring is huge!!
Post # 12
@mvmvang: I’m the SAME WAY! I just got a 1.35 (I wish I had gotten a 1.5 or a 2). If you trade up, gimme that 1.5! 😉
But seriously, I think that ring looks great on you. I was thinking of going up to a 1.75 actually, but the fellow bees talked me out of it. FI said we can do it on our first wedding anniversary. 🙂
Post # 13
You have already upgraded from a .86 to a 1.55… that is a huge jump. Upgrading to a 2ct isn’t going to be THAT big of a difference. Honestly, your ring is huge, if you go any bigger it will look like a cocktail ring IMO. Obviously, some people like that type of look, but it’s not for me. Essentially, it’s your ring, but since you’re asking for opinions I say leave it alone. If you want your stone to look bigger, get a setting with a narrow band instead of what you have now.
Post # 14
You should absolutely upgrade.
….and then send that ring to me
For real though, your ring is beautiful! You may not even see that big of a difference between 1.5 and 2.
Post # 15
I think the center stone and halo is perfect on you! However the band is a little thick and detracts from the center stone. Maybe a thinner and more delicate shank would show off the center stone and halo better.
Post # 16
Thank you so much for your input! I really appreciate it…
I really do love staring at my setting. I wouldn’t want to change that.. So if a 2ct won’t fit it, I probably will stick to what I have.
Thank you for all your great advice and compliments.