Post # 1
Yesterday the jeweler called and said that he got the Santa Maria Aquamarines in for me to look at. I decided to walk down and see them right away. I took pictures to show SO (they are from a cell phone only, and not that great). I didn’t realize that the jeweler was going to bring in such large stones. My ring was made for a 1 carat stone. Now after trying the two stones, I don’t know what to think. He showed me 2 cushion custs, one that was more square at 1.89 carats, and one that was elongated at 2.08 carats. I just need some expert bee help! SO is going to try and stop by today, then we will go together next week when the time allows.
I’m not sure if I should try and ask for a smaller stone or if once it is set if it will look different than just floating ontop of the prongs. My other concern (i’m leaning towards the elongated one) is that the prongs will be in the way and take away from the side diamonds.
I’m sorry the pictures are so big… I don’t know how to make them any smaller…
Thank you ladies in advance!
Post # 3
Did you ask the jeweler if the setting could be changed to accommodate the larger stone?
Post # 4
@KatNYC2011: He said it would be able to be set with it… I’m still worried though that it may be too big… I didn’t know he was going to show me stones this large. I was under the assumption they would be in the 1 carat range. I like the second one, but I guess I just need to ask more questions. I’m just wondering if it’s too much as a whole and takes away from my setting or not. SO likes it, but wants to ask the same questions as I do…
In all honesty, I was so excited to have my ring on my finger and looking at center stones, that I just flat out didn’t ask these questions.
Post # 5
They are both very pretty. I think the bottom one shows off the ring setting better.
Post # 6
I like the 2nd as well. Doesn’t look too big to me.
Post # 7
I agree with the PP. second one is gorgeous and seems to fit much better with the setting.
Post # 8
@cas2thom: I like the 2nd one better as well. The elongated shape allows you to see the setting well. And if the jeweler can move the prongs so they are at the corners of the elongated stone I think that’d look the best.
Post # 9
That’s what I think as well. I guess what I’m thinking of now is how big the prongs are to begin with. I guess it was all in the design of the setting. My SO is going to the jeweler tomorrow so he can see it in person. I will send some questions with him to see if he can get a good idea of how it will be. I’m in love with the color of the stone though… I just wish I could bring it home today!
Thanks for all of your responses!
Post # 10
I usually like square cushions but I love the 2nd one, doens’t look to big!