Post # 1
I’ve been a long time lurker and finally am about to pull the trigger on these rings. Debating between a 6x6mm and 6.5×6.5mm cushion cut which seems to be a good side on my fiancé’s size 4.5 finger.
I want both bands to be 1.7mm once polished. Side stones and halo will be lab grown diamonds, they are all 1.5mm.
Still not sure which cut to go with for main stone, and whether to go with 14k or 18k white gold. Fiancé is worried about it turning yellow and having to get it dipped often….
Would love to hear your thoughts and advice.
This is the inspiration we started with: http://imgur.com/a/jwFU2Cf
Post # 2
Hi! It sounds like your SO is already a bit involved in the process. Are they also on the fence about the centre stone same as you? If you don’t know what shape they want for the centre stone I would just ask. It wont ruin your hard work or surprise.
The 14k vs 18k gold question I will leave for other Bees. I don’t know which is the better option.
Post # 3
your absolutely right. We’ve been designing it together. She wants a cushion cut, but is torn between 6 and 6.5mm as well as which cut type to go for.
Post # 4
Makes sense! I misunderstood your post. Cushion cut either way, but just the actual cut-cut is of issue. Sorry! I am no diamond expert, but I’m sure that is clear from my message. Sorry about that!
As for finger coverage, there are a bunch of ring posts on the Bee that you can both use to look at, as well as https://www.diamdb.com .
A lot of the ‘shrinkage’ phenomenon is how you feel. Ask her about the engagement rings she sees in real life. Do they seem huge or do they seem small/moderate? If everyone elses engagement rings seem large, she is on the fence, and the cost of the additional 0.5 mm is not prohibitive, I would go with the larger stone.
Another thing to keep in mind is- with the larger/smaller stone, what is the difference in how high the setting will be off her finger. Does she think that she will notice this difference? Will it tug on her clothes, is she clumsy (like me) and will whack it off everything, does she have a hands on job, etc.
It is so personal but I wish you both the best! Congrats on your engagement 🙂
Post # 5
I have a similar size finger and always thought a 6.5 mm might be too large, but 6mm just right. It’s a very personal decision though. Here’s a great article about 14k vs. 18k white gold: https://www.lamoredesign.com/blogs/news/14k-vs-18k-white-gold