Please Help! Should I get a larger center stone for my e-ring??

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: 1 carat cz (enough finger coverage?)? Or 1.5 carat for more coverage? Dont want it to look fake!
    1 carat is big enough! : (83 votes)
    64 %
    1 carat is too small, not enough finger coverage - go for 1.5 carat! : (24 votes)
    19 %
    1.5 carat will look fake. Stay with 1 carat! : (22 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 2
    736 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Really I think a 1 is better.  If your passim as a diamond (I’m not judging) and changing it later with out wanting people to know. The 1.5 is going to be a bit more questionable for people who know you and know he is still in school ect. 

    Post # 3
    959 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery


    sunnydee86:  I think your ring is ideal.  It suits your finger perfectly.  IMO, halos with anything over 1 carat center can be custumey in appearance

    Post # 4
    8605 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Since it’s a double halo I’d stick with the 1 carat

    Post # 5
    539 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I would make sure that you know the dimensions that the setting will fit.  A “1ct” stone could have many different variations of dimensions…cushions can be elongated or more square, with all diff types of ratios in between.  So it might be difficult to find a stone to fit in the setting that looks exactly the same as the CZ.  Just something for you to keep in mind.  With that being said, i think that the 1ct looks nice.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  LoveLikeCrazy.
    Post # 6
    2185 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Your ring is fine.

    Post # 8
    871 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    sunnydee86:  A 1.5 won’t give you the look of Ashlee’s ring, her center stone is over 2 carats. Just because your boyfriend will graduate and start working soon, that does not mean he will make enough for a 1.5 carat diamond. I’m sure he will have to start paying off student loans etc and that’s costly. Does he have a job lined up with a salary that allows you guys to know this in advance? Do you know how much a 1-1.5 diamond costs? I’m a huge lover of big bling, but not a lover of trying to pass something off as something it’s not. I understand why you are doing it in this situation but being that everyone probably knows your bf is in school and can’t afford a 1.5 let alone maybe a 1carat I would be weary. 

    Post # 9
    8271 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    1 carat is plenty big, especially with a double halo. I think 1.5 with double halo will look wayyyyy overkill- I like the pic you posted with .8 even. 

    And replacing it will be much easier- 8k vs 15k+

    Post # 11
    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    That ring is not to my style so I can’t comment on the look of it – but that ring would probably cost $6-8k if it had a diamond.  If your concern is “passing” it, is that even something he can afford?

    If not, people will probably still assume it is not a diamond whether it is a 1 carat or a 1.5 carat.  Do you intend to tell people it’s a diamond?  If so, I probably wouldn’t even go that large.

    Post # 12
    6717 posts
    Bee Keeper

    The double halo already makes it look larger than the center stone really is.

    Post # 13
    1987 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I am also in the ‘stay with 1 ct’ camp. But aside from that, I have to know–what color are your nails?? I love them!! 😀

    Post # 14
    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    sunnydee86:  the ring is beautiful as is. Just to let you know, a 1.5 can cost somewhere in the $10k neighborhood, depending on specs *just for the stone alone*. That’s a scary number when you’re fresh out of college, or anytime really!

    Post # 15
    549 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    sunnydee86:  The ring you posted looks kinda like a nipple bc the center stones so small compared to the halo and the inner halos raised up. I cant unsee it.

    But srsly w such an overwhelming halo you need a stone that can stand on its own and I don’t see the stone in the pic you posted doing that.

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