Boy do I need help. My SO has given the green light to pick my ring. I have my heart set on a three stone ring, however I have been put off by many jewellers, so I am not enjoying the shopping experience. My SO feels like he doesn’t know to offer input.
I was considering an uneven ratio between my middle stone, because of cost. I already have two 0.50 cts diamonds, and so do not see the point of them going to waste. The problem is the centre stone. I have been ‘playing’ with sims, and fallen totally head over heels in love with a 1.5ct equivalent (7.5mm). (naughty, naughty girl)
therefore I’m considering:
option 1: 1.5 ct centre, and 2×0.50 sides (1cttw ).
option 2: (if I am a very lucky girl) 2ct centre with 2x 0.50 ct sides (1cttw).
Unfortunately, jewellers have tried to dissuade me from both these combinations saying it would look ‘ugly’. I have ‘played’ some more with paper cut outs of the diamond sizes involved, but they give a very flat and unrealistic impression, although i didn’t think it looked ‘ugly’. I am doubting myself though because I am not a pro.
None of the jewellers I visited could show me these made up in stock, or seemed willing to help me through the process, (I think they see little profit in me, because I am buying my centre diamond online, and just want them to do the setting). The only advice they have repeatedly said is that I should go with a 1ct centre, as it is a ”tried and tested ratio”. I would be more than happy with this, had i not fallen in love with 7.5mm spread.
Is there anyone out there who has a similar ratio, or could advise me on aesthetics/ratio for a three stone diamond ring?.
Does anyone have any examples they could show me, especially in the sizes stated above. I have tried googling it, but the jewellers are right, it seems to be very uncommon. I don’t know if this is potentially a good thing, or a negative thing. Please help.
If pushed, I maybe could get different sizes for the two sides, but then my centre would definitely be limited to 1.5 ct max. Any advice would be so greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much to anyone who is willing to help me out x
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