(Closed) Need help on deciding what to do with my ring….

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Worker bee

If this is what you truly want, upgrade the center stone size only since that is what you say just doesn’t look right.  I think it would be inconsiderate to change the setting, or type of stone, because your husband went through a lot of time and emotion choosing the ring for you. 

Especially since he already initially expressed some discontent with changing the ring, I wouldn’t change too much.  Upgrading is one thing, but totally changing the ring is another.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

The center diamond does look a little lost in the setting because it is so wide.  If he’s fine with the upgrade then I would do it because once you start spending money on houses and kids, it will be much harder to do so.

I am guessing, however, that it’s going to cost a LOT more than $5-7K to go from a 1ct to a 1.75ct diamond.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Just getting a thinner band in the setting will make your diamond look a lot bigger.  It’s really wide and that may be why you don’t feel like it looks super blingy.  That is where I would start before looking at significantly bigger diamonds.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Well, how much more it costs depends on the quality of the cut, clarity and color. Where did your husband buy the diamond? Do they have an upgrade policy? If so, you’ll probably be able to come in under $7,000 without having to sacrifice quality when changing the stone, but if not, it may be difficult to find an upgrade. I think your best option might be to add a halo and upgrade your stone to what the remainder of the budget can afford.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

@Lt.Columbo:  This. That setting is very wide, and a thinner band might make a huge difference visually. Try that before you decide to change your diamond. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i agree with PP, change the setting and itll totally make your ring stand out more, also a halo setting with make the 1ct look waay bigger, i love halos hehe i have one so im biased.  BUT if you can afford it get a bigger center stone. i went from a .75ct to a 1.25 then to a 1.50ct set in a halo. and im totally happy with it.

Its your ring and you have to love it!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Agree with PPs, the center diamond is gorgeous but lost in the setting. A different setting will definitely make it pop out =)

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I am with you on how the band makes the centre stone look smaller. My set is super simular to the OPs. IMO you should use the same set and just upgrade the centre stone

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

do they have an upgrade policy at the store?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’d find out out what the upgrade policy is.  For example, at Jared the new stone must be at least twice the value of the old one.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Maybe in your case keeping the diamond is the route to go so hubby will be happy also… I also think a different setting will make your princess stand out more, adding a halo will be a completely different look but will look awesome! Your current set is stunning but if you’re not happy with and it doesn’t feel like you then I say change it. Sometimes peoples aesthetics just change.

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