Post # 1
I found a ring that is what I want. My ring size is 5.25 and the center stone is 8mm. Do you think that would be overpowering?
Here’s the ring: http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/estelle-ring-8mm-gem/cushion-blue-topaz-14k-rose-gold-ring-with-london-blue-topaz/ffqdk
I want the center stone to be citrine, sides to be London blue topaz, prongs to be yellow gold, and band to be silver.
Also, has anyone had any experience with ordering from Gemvara?
Thank you for your thoughts!
Post # 3
I think the center stone is lovely and the size is fine! My center stone is 9.3 mm (ring size 7) . Enjoy!!
Post # 4
@MissDahlia08: That’s a very pretty ring! I think it all depends on you. You need to try on a bunch of sizes until the right size pops out at you (that’s what happened to me when picking my 1.25c center stone).
Here are some good pics for you! http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/cushion-cuts-7mm-75mm-8mm-stones-please#axzz2YmPZZTFM
Post # 5
Sorry, I have never ordered from Gemvara but that ring is outstanding! I think a 8mm center stone will look great.
Post # 6
I’ve ordered several rings from Gemvera, and have been extremely satisfied! I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again!
Post # 7
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 # 9
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 # 10
Your ring is stunning! Good size I think.
Post # 11
Thank you all for the ideas and suggestions. I am set on a citrine center stone and London blue topaz side stones. I am having trouble finding local jewelers and online jewelers who are willing to make that in our price range. This ring is the closest I could find, but on the larger side. I think I’ll try the CZ idea to try something on! Getting closer!
Post # 12
@MissDahlia08: i think the size will be just fine. i can’t wait to see the finished product.
Post # 13
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
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
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
No such thing as too big in my books, lol 😉