(Closed) 8mm center stone too big?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4808 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think the center stone is lovely and the size is fine!  My center stone is 9.3 mm  (ring size 7) .  Enjoy!!

Post # 5
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

Sorry, I have never ordered from Gemvara but that ring is outstanding!  I think a 8mm center stone will look great.

Post # 6
21 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve ordered several rings from Gemvera, and have been extremely satisfied!  I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again!

Post # 7
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I have size 5 fingers and my emerald is a 10 X 8 mm oval. I don’t think it’s overpowering at all, but maybe you’ll think differently.  It’s all personal choice.

Post # 8
8468 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

That’s a beautiful ring. 

Post # 9
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I think it depends on personal preference and your lifestyle.  I like dainty jewelry, and I’m around kids a lot, so a larger stone wouldn’t work for me.

Have you tried out Berricle?  They sell CZ jewelry at decent prices, and they’re a great way to see if a certain stone size is too big or not.  I’ve worn a sapphire solitaire ring from there every day for about a year and a half, and it still looks pretty good.

Here’s one that looks a bit like yours.  The center stone is only 7mm though.  They have tons more on the site.


Post # 12
11259 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MissDahlia08:  i think the size will be just fine.  i can’t wait to see the finished product.

Post # 13
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Your finger size is about the same as mine and my ring is a 4.8 mm round. I like its size. If the cushion centre stone is 8 x 8 mm, the Internet suggests that would equate to a 2.5 carat diamond cushion. For me that would be too large, as my fingers are very small. (I think the maximum I would choose is a 7.5 mm x 7.5 mm.) If your fingers are long and slender, I’m sure it would look great.

Post # 14
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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Me again ;p 

When you’re talking to the jewelers, are they looking at it as completely custom (as in they create the setting from scratch), or are they looking at your ring as setting stones into a premade setting?

Premade settings can be A LOT cheaper than custom, from what I’ve heard.  I’ve never priced it out, but I’ve been looking at settings from Stuller.com, Adwar.com, and Uniquesettings.com.  These three manufacturers seem to be the most popular makers of premade settings.  I’ve heard that most jewelers will at least have a Stuller catalog at the storefront to look at, too.

Post # 15
2732 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Here’s 8mm on a size 4.75. It’s the largest I’d go with for a solitaire (it looks way bigger in the pic than irl!). I do find that with gemstones, you can get away with large without having the same overwhelming effect as a diamond 😉

Post # 16
1226 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

No such thing as too big in my books, lol 😉

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