(Closed) How to make a 1.5 round center stone look bigger- please show me your pics!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
933 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Depending on your finger size, 1.5 carats could look quite big already! That being said, who doesn’t want their diamond to look bigger, lol. One of the easiest tips is just keeping the diamond and setting clean! A sparkly diamond looks way bigger than a dirty one. 

In terms of setting, I think the best setting to make a diamond look bigger are a halo with a thin band. I (personally) find that split and double shanks make the stone appear smaller, because everything kind of gets muddled in the middle. I think a simple 1.8-2mm band would make it pop!

Post # 3
1586 posts
Bumble bee

Now mine is actually a cushion cut, a square but it’s kind of hard to tell so I’ll show it.  This setting does really give more coverage.


And since those two don’t show the real beauty of the stone (a FB Moissy):

Post # 4
2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

I don’t have any pics to post, but what about making it a 3 stone? Or a 3 stone with a halo? That would add a lot of coverage. I’m with you, I like the bling! Also a delicate halo and thin band would really make the center stone pop. A cushion shaped halo makes a round appear bigger as well (that’s what I plan on doing) 🙂 

Lots of options for a beautiful round! Lucky you! 

Post # 5
412 posts
Helper bee

This is a 3 Stone with Halos. It would definitely make your center stone look large.


This is a double halo. It also makes the center stone look bigger. 


Everyone has their own opinion. Some love halos, because this is their main purpose, to make a stone look even bigger. Some dislike halos, because why make a lovely diamond look bigger?


You’ll have to post the finished ring when you get it!

Post # 6
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I personally think a 1.5 ct can speak for itself. A rock like that doesn’t need pebbles. 

I personally always assume that rings with a halo have a smaller stone. Except the stone is so huge that you can make it out within the halo. 

Post # 7
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I have a 1.26 but just to give you an idea of finger coverage between a stone alone and a halo…. The halo on the left is a real band with a 1.25 cz.  Some days i feel like a halo, so I got a band. The picture on the right is my 1.26 real diamond.  Of course the halo gives more finger coverage but it would distract from my diamond.  If I ever decide, I can put my diamond in the halo.  To this point, I like my diamond without a halo.  A thinner band will also make a diamond look bigger if you go the non halo route.  Go to the store and try on tons of different settings for 1.5ct stones.  Good Luck!!d

Post # 8
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I don’t know how much finger coverage you want but this is a 1.49 ct in a dainty halo. My ring is size 5 and my finger 4.75. Hope this helps. 😚

Post # 9
376 posts
Helper bee

Set it high and stick a double halo on that bad boy.  🤣

Post # 10
1178 posts
Bumble bee

lisabraedon415 :  as PP mentioned, a high setting makes the stone appears larger with 6 prongs. I personally don’t like halos and I think it does distract from the stone.

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