Post # 1
I am using a family diamond for the center stone of my e-ring. It is a very high quality 1.5 round but I would like a lot of finger coverage and of course, I love ‘bling’. Is there a way (setting style, etc.) to make it appear even larger? I am totally open to ideas and would love some photos to inspire me. I like halos, split and double-shank styles and many others. I appreciate and insight you ladies can give me and of course, photos of your rings will definitely help.
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Set it high and stick a double halo on that bad boy. 🤣
Post # 10
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.