Post # 1
Hi there! I have a .75ct or 6mm center moissy with a flower halo and I absolutely love the design as it reminds me of a Victorian era piece I was obsessed with before my engagement. I have been married for 2 years now, but I’m so self conscious about wearing my ring as I feel it looks huge on my 5.5 finger. I’m more of a dainty jewelry girl and have recently thought about changing the center stone to .33carats or 4.4mm and hopefully making it smaller. I would love your opinion on whether I should change the ring or not.
Post # 2
If you do like more dainty settings/rings…. then this definitely isn’t it imo. It’s “big”, but not too big to me and I’d wear it…. so it’s really up to your personal preference.
Post # 3
You would have to change the whole setting in addition to the center stone to make a smaller stone fit, right? As PP said, definitely a personal choice, but I think your ring is beautiful and looks great on your hand!
Post # 4
Your finger seems be able to carry it OK, but since you like dainty… if the halo stones were not as big, maybe you would like it better since that would give it a more refined / dainty look.
Post # 5
changing the centerstone wouldnt change the overall size of the setting. Youd have to have the whole ring remade, with smaller stones in the halo too. If you love it I wouldnt bother! Just wear it and enjoy it.
Post # 6
I don’t think changing the center stone would make the ring more dainty, it’s the cluster/halo that’s large.
Post # 7
You can find some dainty victorian rings on etsy and ruby lane for a small sum. With that setting you would need to totally redo the ring to make it look smaller.
Post # 8
I think it looks great, but agree that I would leave the center stone as is and make the halo stones smaller if you want to keep the same style ring. Otherwise, if you’re ready for a change you could move the center stone to a classic solitaire where it would look more dainty.
Post # 9
I mean it does look big but if you love it stop worrying about it.
Post # 10
Since the center stone isn’t large, removing the chunky halo would make it much more dainty. Same with replacing the halo stones with smaller ones.
Really any option other than replacing the center stone with something smaller will have the desired effect.
Post # 11
I’d keep the center stone as is but have it set into a daintier floral halo setting. It’s the pointers in the halo thats adding bulk and finger coverage.
Post # 12
Thanks for the input everyone! I see a few comments saying the center stone should remain the same while the halo stones are changed to smaller stones. Unfortunately, all of the settings I’ve seen that would allow me to make the entire ring appear smaller, have a smaller center stone as it keeps the look proportional. I’m really torn about changing it as I don’t think it will look the same, but also agree with everyone here that has said the halo is too big/chunky and reducing the size there would provide the best results.
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2017 - Orange County, CA
I think your ring is lovely, and I love the floral motif! I do understand what you mean about “too big” though, the coverage is almost the entire width of your finger. If you change out the center stone, you’ll also have to change the halo to make it look smaller.
Perhaps asking the jeweler if you could size down the halo stones? A little reduction would make the whole ring seem daintier and still keep the floral feeling.
Post # 14
IT definitely reads more ‘cocktail’ style than ‘engagement’ style. But its very pretty.
Post # 15
I do think it looks cocktail, as well.