Need some examples of solitaire and sapphire engagement rings? 5.5-5.75?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1477 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

kreyrey :  First of all, congratulations on your upcoming engagement and welcome to WeddingBee. ๐Ÿ™‚

Rings are my favorite thing to talk about so I apologize in advance for the novel!

I would suggest not only perusing/stalking (lol) the ring boards here to get ideas of styles that speak to you, but I would also suggest going to a store and trying on different shapes and styles on your hand.  Sometimes something can look amazing in a picture, but when you put it on it’s just not…you.  I would also buy from an online vendor and not from a chain or big box store–they have an insane markup and most of the time, their quality is not worth what you pay.  If you need advice on where to shop I would get advice from the Pricescope forum, which is another website where they know diamonds, and could be a great help to you

I didn’t know anything about diamonds or jewelry in general prior to getting engaged so I didn’t even know what my options truly were.  Now I know probably way more than I need to, haha!

If you go with a round diamond you can either get a modern cut, a transitional cut, an old European cut, or an old mine cut.  If you are interested in seeing the older cuts, check out Jewels by Grace or Love Affair Diamonds as that is their specialty and you can really get a sense of what the older cuts look like and whether or not they speak to you.  If you go the modern round brilliant route I would (highly) suggest getting an ideal cut diamond (try Whiteflash or Brian Gavin for amazing ideal cut stones–again Pricescope could help you with this in their RockyTalky forum.)  Once you do a bit of research you will find that cut is king when it comes to diamonds.  

I found that I prefer the older cuts of diamonds–Old European & transitional cut stones are my absolute favorites.  I also found that I don’t mind a little color in my stones which is a help because the lower you go in color the more you save a bit of money.  Below is a ring I purchased for myself just for funsies–it’s a .76 ct old European cut, K, VS1. I wear a size 6, so pretty close to what you are asking for.

My engagement ring is a sapphire and my now husband got me the absolute perfect ring.  I love the square emerald cut in the halo–it is dreamy to me and I can’t imagine any other engagement ring.  I just love the step cuts in stones with color (and without, emerald cut diamonds are delicious too…see what I mean?  There are just so many to choose from!)  

Finally, here is a picture of a transitional cut that I purchased and had made into a bangle–it is a .99ct, J, SI1 

Here’s one more picture of it next to my engagement/wedding ring now that it’s in a bangle:

So in summation, I would look, look, look–see what’s out there, what calls to you, and what looks amazing on your finger and then go from there.

We’re here to give opinions when you need them too, so come on back once you’re trying to make some final decisions & let us help (if you’d like!)

Hope this was useful info and congrats again.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 3
135 posts
Blushing bee

I agree with PP for sure. I first started looking online and decided for sure that I wanted a white gold three stone cushion cut diamonds with a very intricate setting. After trying them on in person, I felt completely different about everything except for the cushion cut. 

Congratulations on your upcoming engagement, I wish you luck with finding the perfect ring for you! ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 4
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

 Here’s my diamond round brilliant solitaire on size 5 at different angles!


Post # 5
3327 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

kreyrey :  there are any shades of sapphire except red. Within each colour there are then gadrs/ shades. Sapphire comes in all kinds of different colours. Pink, purple, yellow, blue, green ect. So pick a  colour then research the tones/ grade/ colour that main colour brakes down into

So BLUE _ there is cashmere, cornflower, common ect

Will you be happy with a colour stone, will it bother you matching nail polish and outfits?

For diamond _ the 4 C’s cut, colour, carat and clarity.

People normally go one of two ways, so which is your option

1. BIGGER carat size with lower cut / clarity

2. SMALLER carsr with higher cut/ clarity

You also need to pick your stone shape . either diamond or sapphire.

Round, oval, princess, cushion, emerald and any other shape out there 

Congrats on your up coming engagement

Post # 6
9595 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

My ring is about 1 1/2 and I’m a 5.5 ๐Ÿ™‚ happy hunting. 

Post # 7
2149 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

1.01 Ct center diamond in a 5.25 ring size 

Post # 8
389 posts
Helper bee

8 mm (lab) sapphire 

Post # 9
9736 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I suggest going to a jewlery store and trying on some different styles. I thought I knew exactly what I wanted from just looking at pictures online (white gold, plain band, solitaire, sapphire) but once I was in the store I fell in love with something completely different (yellow gold, channel set diamonds in band, three stone with sapphire center and diamond sides)!

This is my engagement ring and wedding band:

Post # 10
882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

2.3 carat white sapphire solitaire in white gold for my one year anniversary 

My e ring is a 1 ct halo diamond in white gold both size 6. A lil bit bigger than your finger

Post # 11
100 posts
Blushing bee

I’m in between a 5.5 and 5.75 finger size.  I have a 3.45ct shield cut sapphire ring.  The sapphire is 9.4mm x 8.8mm. If you are going to buy a sapphire find the stone before getting the setting.  

Post # 12
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Painswick Church and the Falcon Hotel

 Here’s mine with wedding and eternity bands 

Post # 14
397 posts
Helper bee

That’s beautiful!! Congratulations!

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