(Closed) Setting makes my diamond seem smaller than it is?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
2766 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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ambergraf08:  I think the reason why thinner bands are so popular is because they make the stone stand out, and as a result, look bigger.

I think your set looks pretty, but if you’re experiencing diamond shrinkage, then feel free to speak with your jeweller about shaving down your setting. It can be done in some instances.

Post # 3
2936 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

This might be crazy….maybe he can cut out some of the metal and make it a split shank? That would make it stand out more. Shaving off the sides seems possible, but the prongs sit almost flush with the sides of the ring so I’m not sure how well that would work. It’s a very pretty ring!

Post # 4
438 posts
Helper bee

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ambergraf08:  I don’t think you can just ‘thin’ that particular setting, I think you’ll have to have your diamond completely reset into a new one. A thinner band would definitely make the diamond stand out more, but it’s a large stone and that is still obvious from the setting you have now.

Post # 6
6519 posts
Bee Keeper

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ambergraf08:  I think it’s stunning! I love how the thicker band sets off the shape of your center stone. Then again, I tend to be a fan of thicker bands, in general … so I might be biased — LOL.

If you really think the stone needs a thinner band, that would be gorgeous with it. But I think your stone still looks big (meant in a good way!) and beautiful in its current setting.

Post # 7
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If the basket for your center stone is built into your shank, you might have a difficult time thinning it out. I’d consult a good jeweler to see what your options are. 

If you’re interested in changing your setting altogether, here’s one with a similar design aesthetic that I think would be awesome for your stone: 


This design is from Sholdt. It has a similar look to what I think you’re going for, but it’s a little more delicate and might make your center stone stand out a bit more.

Post # 9
36 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Forest Park Central Fields - During the Annual Balloon Glow!

+1 to seeing if they can make it a split shank

That is if you really don’t like it as is.  I personally like it 🙂

Post # 10
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

I think it is pretty.. But, if you want a thinner band I say asking can’t hurt. I also like PP’s idea of a split shank! 

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