Post # 1
I have been obsessed with this setting for years. The photo of it has been pinned to my Pinterest board and saved in my phone forever. I just keep coming back to it. So I’ve finally decided to bite the bullet and use this ring as inspiration for a new custom setting in white gold. I know I want the center stone to be cushion cut, and around 1ct give or take (6x6mm or thereabouts) and the diamonds on the sides and in the halo to be white. My dilemma is that I can’t decide what kind of center stone to put in it. I love the look of black diamonds contrasted with white metals, but I also love the sparkle that a white or clear stone would offer. I’m not opposed to gemstones either……argghhh….this is why I can’t make up my mind! Tell me bees, what type of cushion cut stone would you put in a setting like this one? Thanks!
Post # 2
Between black or traditional diamond I would go traditional because I think black diamonds look cheap. However since you are open to other stones I would look into a dark blue sapphire they are my favorite stone.
Post # 3
I would do a gemstone like a sapphire or even a tourmaline. Something that would offer contrast but still reflect some light. Black diamond don’t really sparkle at all do they?
Post # 4
Black! Since it seems like that is what you truly want! 🙂 obviously, a majority would pick a clear diamond, that’s why ~90% of all women has see through stones in their engagement rings! But this is not about pleasing the majority, it’s about pleasing you! 🙂
Post # 5
I have a black diamond rhr and I love it. You could look at onyx as an alternative. Black diamonds don’t sparkle like white diamonds, they shimmer instead 😉
I think your choice of the black diamond ring is so gorgeous and unusual.
Post # 6
I never understood black diamonds. I mean the black diamond is gorgeous but I’d look at it and think it was onyx. Yet you’d be paying a trillion dollars more for something most people wouldn’t think is a Diamond. Couldn’t you get something similar as a right hand ring in onyx and save a ton? I’d go clear. For the sparkle factor. It’s mesmerizing.
Post # 7
I have a black diamond engagement ring and I love it. Go for what you would like. I’m not a big fan on clear stones and wanted something unique (hence the black diamond ring). 🙂
Post # 8
You know what they say: “Once you go black, you’ll never go back”! I say go for it. It may not be my style but it certainly sounds like it’s yours and that ring is beyond gorgeous!!
Post # 9
If you want a black diamond,get one! I have a black diamond engagement ring and I love it. It definitely catches people’s attention.
Though I do agree with previous commenters,they do not sparkle but they do shimmer. And since you’re getting a white diamond halo around it it really looks cool with the sparkle reflecting of the shimmering black diamond center stone. I catch myself just staring at mine when it does it.
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK
th contrast of black and white will look amazing! and all the small diamonds will give you the sparkle you want still 🙂
Post # 11
I strongly dislike black diamonds because they look like a black hole to me… so I voted for white.
Post # 12
I love black diamonds but something seems off about the black diamond in this setting. I think it would be beautiful with a blue sapphire.
Post # 13
Get a nice gray spinel instead. Much more sparkle but same darker color.
Post # 14
- Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island
it sounds like you want black, so go for it! Plus I love the contrast of the black diamond in teh side view of that setting!
While black diamonds don’t sparkle as much as the white ones, I think the sparkle in your halo will satisfy any sparkliness you want. Stay true to what you like!
Post # 15
Get what you want! But I personally dont get black diamonds. The whole point of them for me is the amazing sparkle.