Post # 1
Help ladies! Recently switched out my 2 carat pear solitaire for a 1.25 carat cushion cut solitaire (but with a pave setting). I have a 7.5 size ring so rhats a big jump for carat size on anyone but especially when you have a bigger finger and sometimes need a bigger diamond. However, the cushion has more brilliance, a prettier setting and at least two grades higher on both clarity and color on the GIA scale. However, I’m having a little remorse (after owning my pear e-ring for over a year and switching out only 3 weeks before the wedding). Has anyone ever “downsized” for an upgrade? Did I make the right choice?
Post # 3
@CQKing: I think you made the right choice, your new one looks so sparkly and clear… Love all your manis
Post # 4
Definitely! Your new stone is GORGEOUS!
Post # 5
I think the pear is pretty but your new ring is absolutely gorgeous! I think you made the right decision!
Post # 6
@CQKing: I love the cushion way more! You can tell just from the photos that the stone is more alive.
Post # 8
looks amazing!! have you tried it with a wedding band? bet it would be stunning
Post # 9
Wow thanks everyone!!! your supportive words make me feel so much better! it was a huge leap of faith but im glad I did it. The sentimental value of the old ring made it really hard though 🙁
Post # 10
I bought a small wedding band (1.5mm) to somewhat match the setting but eventually I want a larger ~2 carat eternity band. My fiancé and I are still younger/ starting out so I figured itd be best to start with a solid base and upgrade/ add a band from there!
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
Awe the pear is so cool! But the other looks nice not too big/ small 🙂
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID
I like your new ring better, as I can see the difference in quality. Also, your nails are perfect. Do you do them yourself?
Post # 14
I think it’s beautiful! I can even tell from your pics the color improvement in the stones- gorgeous!
Post # 15
thank you so much! I wish I could say I do them myself but when they look good…. Typically I haven’t done them haha. The white is OPI alpine snow and the navy is OPI russian navy (shellac) but I did do the silver/ glitter myself – OPI liquid sand but I can’t remember the color name!
Post # 16
They are both gorgeous- you shouldn’t have any regrets!