Post # 1
Hey bees! So I’m thinking that three stone is really what I want! However, when looking at some on the online stores (Brilliant Earth, Ritani, Adiamor) the settings include the two side stones, and you pick the center stone.
Is this how your ring was purchased? I was thinking I wanted my side stones to be closer to 0.25-0.35 carats, but a lot of these online are 0.15 carats or so. Would it be cheaper/smarter to pick out my own stones and bring them to a local jeweler with a custom request?
How did you/your SO pick out your three stone ring?
Post # 2
Hey there, I had my three stone ring made by a jeweller in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. Like you I wanted the side stones to be slight bigger so I picked out the stones with my fiance and got them made into a ring. The sides stones are 0.35 carats and the central stone is 0.60 carats.
Post # 3
My mom has a 3 stone ring and she went to a local jeweler for the same reason – she wanted to pick out her side stones and have them slightly bigger than the stock settings offered.
Post # 4
My side stones are .3 carats each (1.3 carat center) and from what I understand from Fiance, that’s how the setting was sold — he just had to choose the center stone.
My guess is that if you keep looking, you can find larger side stone settings (although you could always go the custom route).
Post # 5
Blue Nile does a custom 3 stone option where you pick your center stone and matched side stones. They only do this for round and princess shapes, though.
I have a sort of mini 3 stone setting (side stones are ~.1 ct each). It was purchased as a completed setting and I just picked my center stone.
Edited to add: if you decide to purchase stones yourself and have them set, make sure you purchase a matched set of side stones rather than picking them out individually. Diamonds of the same carat weight can vary a lot in face up size.
Post # 6
I’m glad I’m not the only one who wanted bigger side stones, I was a little worried I was being a diva 😇 I almost think it might be cheaper this way anyways, plus I want a thin band and this is probably the only way I can get one under 2.5
do you have any pictures? That sounds like what I want 🙂
Post # 7
thanks, I’ll have to look at Bluenile!
Post # 8
My side stones are trillions — probably not what you’re looking for!! — but here’s my beauty!
Sorry about the crappy lighting. I’ll try to take a better one!!
Post # 9
Mine was custom and husband picked out the size of the sidestones as well as the center. It’s not a biggie like most rings on here, but it’s what we wanted. Keeps the ring from getting in my way! Custom is the only way you’ll get exactly what you want, but you can probably find something close enough if you keep looking, too.
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
It can be done both ways. My center stone was selected first and then I selected the setting after looking at samples. The jeweler then crafted the setting, side diamonds included. I simply asked what clarity and color the stones would be and the size.