Post # 1
So I am creating my own e-ring in which I am trying to mirror the design after the Vera Wang love collection. The problem I have with the collection is the diamonds are not ideal but the price reflects that they are. Therefore, instead of spending a lot of money on a so so diamond ring, I am designing my own.
The question I have is that I am in love with the Amora gem in a square brilliant cut as the center stone, but to keep costs down would it look right making the halo from unenhanced moissanite stones? I am wondering essentially if side by side will you be able to tell that they don’t match up?
Additionally, just as a preference question, do you think using bigger than a .5 center stone with a double halo will make the ring look gawdy? I kind of want the center stone big, but at the same time I loved the double halo. Ladies, let me know what you think!
I am looking to create a ring like this: http://www.zales.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12111056&kpc=1 ’ defer=’defer;
Post # 3
@Christaonahorse: I don’t think that mixing enhanced/unenhanced would be an issue. My center is a 1ct amora enhanced, and my wedding band (we bought them as a set) has unenhanced stones. The smaller stones always look whiter than the larger ones, so it’s very difficult to tell.
I believe that it’s sometimes actually cheaper to use diamonds in the setting for smaller stones. We looked at switching out my SI diamond baguettes for moissanite, and actually found that it was more expensive to buy moissanite than diamonds (both would need to be custom cut, according my my jeweler). Granted, if you want moissanite for the whole setting, then you should get that. It just might not actually be cheaper 🙂
Post # 4
Why not do a halo out of diamonds? Small diamonds like that are not much more expensive than moissanite that size would be.
Post # 5
That is a great suggestion, I was just trying to keep the cost down as much as possible. I didn’t realize how cheap tiny diamonds could be!