Help me pick a center stone size!

posted 6 months ago in Engagement
Post # 2
Hostess
9548 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

If she’s simple and doesn’t wear a lot of jewelry, I’m not sure that a double halo with triple pave sidestones will be the way to go…

Does she have a pinterest account with any inspiration rings on it? 

Post # 3
Member
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

That’s beautiful! But if she likes simple I would get an idea if she wants such an intricate setting. Does she for sure want moissy?

Post # 4
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2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

mdom7 :  you said you want “believability” so you are hoping the center moissanite will be mistaken for a genuine diamond? Then go small.  As a pp said,  is your future fiance ok with a simulant? That’s very important to know! Many are ok with sims, but many aren’t. The larger the moissanite,  the more obvious that they are different than a diamond.   Smaller moissanites are less likely to be noticed as different or called out.  (Although the vast majority of people will *not* ask and will only compliment, whatever their inner thoughts….)

A .66 or .75 diamond is not all *that* expensive. I would really recommend going that route, if possible.  At least with a diamond there is no chance of getting the notorious hard to remove moissanite stain, no worries about the “believability” you mentioned, and you have a stone to pass on to family some day, an added bonus  (Of course you can pass on *any* stone,  even a sim)

Good luck,  post a pic when you choose!

Post # 5
Hostess
9548 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Also, let us know what her finger size is 🙂 and, I don’t think it’s possible for rings to look like cocktail rings when they are 1 ct and under 😉 I have a 1.15 ct in a double halo, but wear a size 7.

Post # 9
Hostess
9548 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

If she said she loves the setting then go for it! But make sure you know her ring size! A ring like that needs to be cast in her exact size or you can jeopardize the integrity of the pave. I like stones around the 1 ct mark for double halos so they don’t seem swallowed up by the halo, but that’s just my personal preference. I think when the center gets too small it will get lost in all the pave. So I say go at least .75ct – and make sure that the company will either set a sim or let you buy only the setting.

Post # 10
Member
660 posts
Busy bee

 mdom7 :  If you don’t mind – what is your budget? Also, what is her style of clothing and does she have a profession or any hobbies that are active or would require she clean or remove her ring?

Post # 11
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3681 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

 Finding out her ring size is going to make a huge difference in whether or not a ring looks like a cocktail ring on her or not. I think you got offended when people said the first choice didn’t match with the description you painted of your girlfriend. If she doesn’t like flashy, extravagant jewlery then typically a double halo wouldn’t be her style. However she said she loved it, so there’s youre answer regardless of what we think. I think the. 75 would be best.

Post # 13
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3681 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

 The 2nd one is very pretty. Another thing to consider is whether or not she will want a wedding ring to sit flush against her engagement ring. The 2nd one looks like it sits lower and might require a gap between the 2 rings. I could be wrong, but just something to think about. 

Post # 14
Member
660 posts
Busy bee

 

mdom7 :  are you set on that brand? Here is a similar halo setting with pave from James Allen. The difference in price would likely be enough to cover a .7-.9 carat lab created diamond that would not have the staining and optical issues of moissanite.

https://www.jamesallen.com/mobile/engagement-rings/halo/14k-white-gold-falling-edge-pave-diamond-engagement-ring-item-49492?cur=USD&km_source=google&km_medium=cpc&km_term=60646649986&km_campaign=1336818470&km_keyword=&km_adid=307396897120&km_account=shoppinglower&gclid=Cj0KCQiAsJfhBRCaARIsAO68ZM4XZNqAfuFfm03GAXC3sKMzJSviJnhkl9MFa3_dithJn4efSrCL_lAaAin2EALw_wcB

This would also be really gorgeous, and the setting would also protect the stones more. With pave, there is usually a greater chance the small stones will fall out.

https://www.eternitybyyoni.com/engagement-rings/diamond-engagement-ring/Round-halo-525.htm

Since she knows you are shopping, why don’t you pick a few settings and ask her which is her favorite?

Post # 15
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913 posts
Busy bee

This post is so weird. You keep coming back with more information, so it’s pretty disjointed. Go ring shopping with her, find out her size, buy her something you know she likes and looks good on her, and stop asking random Internet strangers if we “think she can pull it off.” We’ve never actually met her, you know. 

 

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