(Closed) I need advice about my center stone…

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I upgrade the center stone?
    Leave it as it is (1/4 ct) : (33 votes)
    39 %
    Upgrade it (1/2 ct) : (52 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Pretty ring!

    It’s really your call. I think it looks very nice on your finger at the size it is, but .50 would also be beautiful. I do agree that a larger center would stand out more against the sidestones.

    Are you happy with how it is now?

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think it’s pretty as is, but would look great with .5 centre stone because, like you said, would really make it stand out from side stones. Either way is beautiful though!

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Personally, I would leave it and wait until I could upgrade to a bigger stone. If 0.5 cts is as big as you want in the next 5-10 years, then sure get it now. But if you would eventually want bigger than 0.5 cts, I’d wait and save the money. 

    Post # 10
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Your ring is gorgeous! 

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Size is entirely up to you. BUT, you should consider the other three Cs when you’re shopping. I choose a smaller diamond with better specs for my solitaire. Lots of bees can help!

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Kdiaz824:  GIA graded diamonds seem to give the truest grades.  Really, IMO, your first concern should be CUT.  An ideal cut diamond allows all of the light to reflect back at you (with no “leakage” through the bottom of the stone).  Then look at CLARITY, and don’t necessarily rule out a diamond graded SI2.  The GIA report will show you a diagram of the particular stone with any inclusions.  If you have the opportunity to view the stone under a scope, do so!  It’s actually quite interesting, and you’ll have a chance to compare what you see to what was found by the GIA.  COLOR is going to completely up to you.  Some people are very color-sensitive, and prefer to stay in the colorless (D-E-F) or near colorless (G-H-I) ranges.  A jeweler with loose stones should be able to put two side-by-side to let you see differences in color.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Is it possible to replace the current stone with a larger one in that setting? Some rings cannot accommodate larger stones.

    I love your ring this way, but with a ring of this beauty, you can’t go wrong either way.

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