Should I set this ?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: set it or new stone ?
    new stone ! : (51 votes)
    96 %
    set it all the way! : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 2
    3097 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    I would set it as a pendant but it’s too big for an e ring IMO. 

    Post # 3
    5208 posts
    Bee Keeper

    lola.t.gomez:  I love heart shaped stones! That being said, I think a ring that size would be totally impractical. Can you have it recut? That size stone, you could have a ring, earrings, necklace, and bracelet!

    Post # 4
    667 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June, 2014

    I agree with PP. I say use the stone (it’s gorgeous) but maybe get it cut down a little… Or a lot. You could use less than a quarter of that stone and have a pretty sizeable ring. At least that’s what it looks like from the photo. Maybe you could use the rest of the stone in a pair of earrings or a pretty necklace. 🙂 

    Post # 5
    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It’s far too big to be practical and I suspect you will find it uncomfortable to wear. If it is from good rough you could see about recutting it.

    Post # 6
    1649 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I think for an engagement ring it is way too big. It will probably get damaged and you’ll probably need a bulky setting to keep it in its place. 

    I would recommend a pendant or just leave it as is. Or even trade it in for a better cut/quality stone. 

    Post # 7
    537 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2000

    I would set it as a pendant or a bracelet, but it is too big for a ring.  You’re going to end up banging it around all the time.

    Post # 8
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    lola.t.gomez:  I have to agree withother posters 44cts is huge, far too big for a ring but it would make a gorgeous pendant. I have a similar oval rugged sapphire but mine is drilled as a bead. They really are lovely stones.

    I would also think getting it recut would cost much more than the stone is worth and you would have to cut alot off to get it down to a usable ring size.  The heart shape is unsual and it unusual to find these stones in shops but they are more common online. I would look for another heart shaped stone, prob blue sapphire between 1ct-3ct as you seem to like that look.

    My sapphire for my ring is 0.75 because I know any bigger and I will catch the ring on everything ( I am rather accident prone)

    Post # 9
    2731 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

    Set it as a pendant. Far too large for a ring. I have a 2.36 carat sapphire in my ring and its plenty big enough anything bigger would probably get in my way.

    Post # 10
    290 posts
    Helper bee

    I suggest what others already have…. turn it into a pendant. It would be perfect for remaking the necklace from the Titanic!

    Post # 11
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    It has potential, but way too big to be set in any wearable piece of jewelry, in my opinion.  I’d get it recut into a more wearable size (and you said the cut was poor to begin with, so win-win!).

    Post # 12
    49 posts
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I agree with everything yorkiemad00 said.  Getting it recut would be costly, and it would be gorgeous set as a pendant! 

    Post # 13
    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    It looks like the heart of the ocean from Titanic. I’d have it set something like  that. 

    Post # 14
    8589 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Yeah necklace for sure!

    Post # 15
    766 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Agree with PPs: it’s too big for a ring; have it made into a necklace

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