(Closed) Ring HELP!!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1657 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I think I would trade in the diamond to get a smaller one and pay for the setting. I wear a 1.5ct on a 6.25 finger and I find it pretty darn massive, lol. In retrospect I would have chosen something in the 1.25 carat range or smaller. Plus, because you guys are super broke, paying for a setting would be impractical, as the money could go to better things such as paying off some debt.

Post # 4
142 posts
Blushing bee

First of all, congratulations! 

Well, that center stone will look HUGE on you! Normally, even a one carat stone will look quite large on that size of finger. However, you probably won’t be able to get much trade value for the stone, unfortunately. Maybe what you could do is get a thick band setting, so that the stone won’t look as large. If you like the large size, though, I would just go with buying your own setting. It might be better looking with a plain band because of the stone. A stone band could have that same gaudy look you’re trying to avoid. Also, a plain band won’t be so costly! Sorry I don’t have a picture, but I hope some of that helps!


Post # 7
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@dazedfocused:  if you like the stone (it’s quality, colour, etc) i would keep the stone and get a simple setting.  a simple 4 or 6 prong setting will not break the bank.  on the other hand, if you trade your stone, you may not get the value that it’s truly worth.  i would suggest trying on a few large rings with simple bands and see how they look on your hand.

i have a 5.25 finger and i have an very large (8ct) solitaire padparadscha pink sapphire rhr with simple band and i love it.

Post # 8
142 posts
Blushing bee

@Dazedfocused Good to hear! Good luck!

Post # 10
422 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

You should totally show us the ugly ring. ;p Also, have you considered having the metal in the ugly ring melted down to make your setting? That could save you some money. I’d keep the big stone, if anyone questions it, tell them it’s an heirloom, plus, you’ll be an actual doctor soon, so nobody will think twice if you have a giant diamond.

My husband is a nurse, and I’m a mortician, so it’s not like we’re rolling in it, but I have a 2ct (moissy), and nobody ever questions it because people typically assume that nurses and morticians make more than we actually do. 

Post # 11
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Well, that is up to personal preference… I’m not a fan of solitaires but that is my personal opinion, but I think the halo would be too much. How about just having diamonds on the sides? 

I found a couple of posts that might help you:

Show me your 2-2.5 carat rings please 🙂


Small fingers, which carat?

Post # 14
1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@dazedfocused:  I would keep the original stone if it is good quality (sounds like it is). I would buy a simple solitaire setting. You referenced a Tiffany setting, if you are speakng about their original classic, you won’t be able to get that as Tiffany won’t sell a setting alone. However, the good news is that Tiffanyesque replica’s abound. You can probably get one for $800 or even less, maybe even in platinum. The “gaudy” original setting (hope it’s big and weighty one for ya Wink) can likely be used to offset the cost of a new setting.

I wouldn’t worry too much about people thinking your ring is “fake”.  While most people have a pretty good idea who is really wearing a very expensive large diamond, it would be rare for anyone to say something out loud. Most people what ever their thoughts are, will be complimentary. All you have to do is mention it’s a family diamond and it will disperse any thoughts about genuineness.

As an aside, I do think it’s funny that here you are with the real deal yet worrying that others will think its fake. So many others have large sims but are absolutely certain that everyone believes they are real diamondsLaughing


Post # 15
11392 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@dazedfocused:  If you really want a large stone just go for it. Otherwise in the future you will desire more. You can always melt down the gold or just trade in the gold for a simple solitaire setting. 🙂

Post # 16
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I say keep the stone and use the gold from the setting and make it into a solitaire.  Later on down the road you may regret having traded it in for a smaller stone.

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