(Closed) Need centre stone advice…help!!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I really think a round center stone would look best.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

i love cushion cut as well. I’ve seen a bunch of cushions with halos, and it looks amazing. I like it much more than the round cut actually. i feel the round somehow looks more modern?  I think it’d look great, and a lot more unique!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I say cushion cut! This will look amazing! And totally unique! 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would be worried that the cushion cut might leave space between the centre stone and the halo?  I’d have to try it out first before buying it for sure.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I tried building it in Blue Nile design your ring to see what it looked like and it wouldn’t let me 🙁 However IF a jeweller says it is possible and it is what you want go for it 🙂 (AND show us pics :))

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think it would look great with a cushion. Ask your jeweler about if there is going to be any spaces between the center stone and the halo. They can probably help you choose a stone that will look right in the setting.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

BE CAREFUL – I put a cushion cut diamond into a setting designed for a round stone. Although I had a jeweler set my ring (obviously) – he did not take that into consideration. My center stone fell out 2 months after I got engaged and almost lost forever (it’s insured but it still took us about 16 hours to find the stone!!). The new jeweler we took it to said that the prongs made for a round stone cannot always support other cuts, including my cushion, and that a lot of jewelers don’t realize this…. we had to get new prongs put in, and with the price of gold these days, all of the repairs neared close to $1000. Not that it’s not possible but just be really careful putting another cut into a setting designed for a round stone!

 

Edit: I didn’t mean to scare you – because it can definitely be done, and isn’t always a problem. I realized that my post seems a little dramatic. Just — make sure to check in with the store/jeweler to make sure it’ll be OK! 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@gjj424: no, I agree. Some settings can only hold certain cuts of stones.

I have a cushion cut stone in a square halo. I originally wanted a round stone in a square halo. Truthfully, it is not that big of a difference. When I look at the original ring I loved and mine, they are both very similar. Some cushions are so rounded they look round! No matter what you pick, it will be beautiful in that setting, promise!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I vote round. I think a cushion in that mount will be awkward, not unique.  Like setting a princess with the points out

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I agree with PP. Ring Bearer stone is the way to go! Please keep in mind that a Ring Bearer outsparkles a cushion cut as it has more facets.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Cushions are by far my fav shape, but since you aleady bought the mount, I would go with the round.  A cushion in a round hole is not going to fit as well, and will look a bit out of place.

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