Post # 1
I’ve inherited my grandmothers round 1 ct diamond engagement ring. I’ve spent so much time going back and forth on whether to reset it as a 3 stone or solitaire. I’ve finally made my decision. I’m setting it as a platinum 3 stone. I dont want to take away from the center stone since it is so beautiful, but I do like bling.
With my 1 ct. round center stone, what size round side stones should I put with it? Opinions and picutres with sizes please. Thanks.
Post # 3
Do you want the centre diamond to pop or would you like the diamonds all to be of equal size?
I’d go for this setting.
Post # 4
I’d like the center diamond to pop a little bit. I was even thinking of having it set slightly higher than the side stones.
Post # 5
If you want something like this….it will be your 1ct center end .25 ct on each side 🙂
Post # 7
I think .25 ct side stones will be perfect.
Post # 8
My center stone is about 1 ctw and my side stones are about .25. I think that the proportions are great…good finger coverage but it still lets the center stone pop.
Post # 9
Mine is a 1.1ct center and I believe the two side stones are .25ct or less.
Post # 10
@showmethebling: I like the look of two different types of 3-stone. The first is pretty classic. Here’s a 1ct center with two .25 side stones (as other pp’s have said). It would look gorgeous!
Although I don’t usually like halos, I really like 3 stone halos. Here’s Bee HeatherMM‘s. Gorgeous!
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Mine is a 6 prong set .94 center diamond with .15 (each) side diamonds semi-bezel set flush in the shank. It’s a hybrid in that it has the side profile of a solitaire and the top view of a 3 stone.
Post # 12
I think typically the side stones are 25% the weight of the center stone. I have a 1.6 center stone and my side stones are .45 each, so the tcw is 2.5 cts.
I don’t have a great photo of my ring on my hand, but you can see it here.
Post # 13
Thank you everyone for the advice and pics! Keep it coming. I think I will take your advice about the .25 sides.
Post # 14
@louisianablue: I love your ring! My all time favorite. I love the look of your diamond proportion. Only in my dreams would I ever have diamonds that big :o)
Do you have a side view picture?
Post # 15
My center is 1.10 and my sidestones are about .33 or .34. The center is raised higher.
Post # 16
0.25 will compliment it nicely!