Post # 1
This is going to sound very needy of me but I’m really self conscious about my engagement ring.
my fiancé and I picked it out together and we went for a smaller diamond (0.71 carats), because of being on a budget. We were shown a 1 carat that was on sale but my fiance wasn’t feeling it so we went with the smaller more affordable diamond.
ive been wearing it for about two months and just keep feeling more and more self conscious about it for some reason. I feel like the prongs make the corners look too heavy and bulky and it takes away from the actual diamond itself, almost making it appear smaller to me. Maybe a slightly bigger diamond would make me see less of the prongs and more of the diamond.
heres some photos so you can see what I’m talking about. Let me know your opinions.
i do not want anything huge. Just thinking 1 carat, to slightly outweigh the big prongs. Does that make sense?
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
I actually really love the contrast of the prongs with your diamond! Would you have to sacrifice diamond quality to get the 1 carat? What if the bigger diamond doesn’t fix your issue, what’s your game plan then? I, personally, think that your ring is beautiful and should be left as is, but I’m pretty sentimental so take my opinion for what you will haha.
Post # 3
I think it looks good on your finger! I vote smaller prongs – or whatever makes the most sense financially.
Post # 4
The prongs looks very prominent. If you are on a budget I would first have the prongs redone before considering a diamond upgrade.
Post # 5
You can just have them remake or maybe shave down the prongs a bit. That is a lot more affordable than going from .71 to 1, unless you downgrade in quality a lot too, which I do not recommend.
Keep in mind that the corners on princesses are pretty vulnerable, so generally you want a bit of protection around there.
Post # 6
It looks fine as it is, but if you must make a change I would shave down the prongs.
Post # 7
It is a lovely diamond – I wouldnt change it. It does look like the setting head is meant fr an oval…..dont they have prongs that are a little different for most square cuts? I dont have a square cut, but I am feeling that those prongs are more suite to a round stone. I might be crazy…not sure. I think the ring is simply beautiful overall.
Post # 8
At this point after 2 months, you’re probably past the return policy and would have to eat the cost of that ring AND put in all that money again and then some for a 1ct. If he wasn’t ok with the cost of it the first time, i doubt he would be ok with spending it all over again plus more for a 1ct just 2 months later. I would try to reowrk the prongs, see what a jeweler says. They may not want it any smaller since it’d be more fragile.
Post # 9
Beautiful ring! I think the size of the diamond is perfect. If your diamond is princess cut the prongs are probably protecting the corners. I would leave them be. But if it is a cut cornered radiant I would ask for different prongs. My prongs taper and almost disappear on top. You could ask that they taper your prongs.
Post # 10
The diamond is a beautiful size, so I would say downsize the prongs.
Post # 11
That’s a beautiful diamond. I agree with PPs about seeing if you can just shave the prongs down a bit.
Post # 12
def smaller prongs. that stone is perfect in size i think, so beautiful.
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
Don’t touch that center stone! It is beautiful as is. The size is prominent on your hand and it sparkles nicely. If you must do anything, alter the prongs slightly as long as the corners will still be protected. But that ring, as is, is perfect on your hand!
Post # 14
The ring is a designer ring. Is there anything that actually can be done to the prongs in this case? sorry, ive never done this before so i dont know how it all works
Post # 15
Maybe that is the issue. The ring, when we looked at it in the case, had a circle stone in it. But I really didnt like those so we went with a princess cut. Maybe the prongs just need to be a different set of prongs to fit the square cut.
How would I go about getting new prongs then? This wasnt a custom ring, it was a designer ring, so it bought it exactly how the designer made it….