Post # 1
Hi everyone! This is my first post so hopefully all goes well 🙂 Yesterday my bf and I went to look at engagement rings. I was not expecting to buy anything, but somehow we walked out of the store with a deposit on a ring and an official order placed. I LOVE the ring, it is stunning, but I’m not sure if the centre stone is large enough! I literally can’t stop thinking about it, so I hope that you can help!!
The ring I chose is very similar to the Tiffany soleste. It will have a one carat cushion cut center stone with double diamond halo. I have a size six finger and am not sure if one carat in the middle is enough, as I like finger coverage!! You should also know that we did not order the ring with a diamond center stone – we ordered a CZ center stone and are planning to replace the CZ with a diamond when my bf graduates uni and starts working. This is why I am not sure if I should go larger… will a 1.5 carat size cushion cut CZ look too obvious?? It will give better finger coverage, but I don’t want people knowing it is a cz.
Take a look at this pic of the ring on my hand.. in this picture, the ring is set with a .80 brilliant square cut diamond, but mine will have a 1 carat cushion cz.
I was hoping for finger coverage more like Ashley Tisdale’s e-ring. I’m worried though that the bigger the CZ, the more obvious it will be that it’s not a diamond! I don’t want to have to explain that we are waiting for my bf to graduate before we get the diamond, bla bla bla… Here is Ashley’s ring:
PLEASE let me know what you think… should I stay with the one carat cz centre stone or move up to 1.5?? Time is of the essence as the order has been placed, so I would need to act fast!
Thanks bees! xox
Post # 2
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
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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
Since it’s a double halo I’d stick with the 1 carat
Post # 5
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.
Post # 7
NEAM2014: hey! Thanks so much for your reply 🙂 you are right that since ppl know my bf is in school, it might look strange if I show up to work with a huge rock! Great point.
Post # 8
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
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 # 10
Thank you for the replies so far, everyone! My bf loves you all lol
Post # 11
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
The double halo already makes it look larger than the center stone really is.
Post # 13
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
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
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.