(Closed) Custom ring design questions

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m not sure about the color of the diamonds, but The diamonds on my ering band only go half way around and it is perfectly fine. I guess it would depend on how rings fit on you though. Mine rarely spins, but if you have larger knuckles it may spin more than mine and then maybe you would want to go a little further down with the diamonds. Also you would have to decide if it would even bother you that much if it spins. I wouldn’t be so picky with my ering. the wedding band may be a different story since it will be likely to spin all the way around unlike my ering. 

Just do what makes you happy! I’m sure your jeweler is just trying to help you, but if you are happy with your decisions stick with them. =]

Post # 4
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

It depends on how color sensitive you are, IMO.  In florescent-free diamonds, I can see color on even near colorless (H-I) stones.  Your F center stone is graded colorless, and H-I stones are on the lower end of near-colorless, so you may see some difference.  Can you compare your F stone to another graded H or I in a larger size to see if you will notice the color difference?

Post # 5
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Can you ask to see the stone options in person before making your decision? I designed my settings, but Mr. LK chose my stones. The jeweler didn’t stock Canadian diamonds, so they ordered a variety of Canadian stones for him to choose from. He chose to stay within 1-2 color grades of difference for my center stone vs. my side stones and the stones in my wedding band because he noticed a difference (apparently he is color sensitive. who knew?). So my center stone is an E, my side stones are F, and my wedding band stones are F-G. I think it really does come down to how color sensitive you and your SO are when determining what looks “right” to you.

Post # 6
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I would definitely suggest staying with F-G, MAYBE H for the diamonds in the halo especially, and the band.  Don’t go to I, you will see a difference from an F to an I.  As for the stones going past the mid-way point, your jeweler is splitting hairs and just trying to get you to spend more money.  Plenty of people, myself included, have diamonds half way and it’s totally fine.  It’s ultimately your decision, but don’t let the jeweler pressure you.  Diamonds halfway are perfectly fine!

Post # 7
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The colour match is money well spent, however, the extra diamonds are unnecessary I think.  As long as your band has diamonds extending the same distnce around the shank, it will match and you’ll be fine.  I wouldn’t pay extra for that, plenty of rings are 1/2 eternity.

Post # 8
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My center stone is a D and the side stones are GH (6 side stones totalling .52 carats), and really, I can’t tell at all that there’s a difference in the color grade.

In my ring, the side stones go 1/2 of the way around the band.  I feel like that’s just fine for me. 

Post # 10
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 1992

We had a custom ring made for our 20th anniversary by a jeweler that was a friend of ours.  The question of the color of the side and halo diamonds was not an issue, but interestingly, how far down the band the diamonds went was.  I had told the jeweler and my Darling Husband that because my fingers are so small, the diamonds did not have to go past the midpoint on the band, if it would help out our budget.  Our jeweler said that the difference in price was minimal (and we had already negotiated the total price after picking out the center stone) and it wasn’t worth it to stop them higher up the band.  He felt the overall look of the ring was worth it and in the end, he placed them past mid point (at no extra cost) and I must say, I love it!

Post # 11
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think it is important to have the same/similar color in the stones.  My center stone is H and so I had the jeweler set in H color side stones (we had my ring custom made).  If the side stones are much more white than the center, it makes the center look a lot more yellow.  I’ve seen some really nice halos at my job, but I can definitely notice when the sidestones are whiter.  It really makes the center stand out as yellow. (and not fancy yellow…)

Having stones go all the way down on the other hand shouldn’t be much of a problem if your ring is properly sized.  Rings only turn on your finger if it is too loose.  My side stone stop about half way and I think it’s perfect. I don’t worry as much about my finger rubbing against stones/prongs that are on the inside, thus making it more of a possibility of losing them (if that makes sense).

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