- 9 months ago
- Wedding: October 2018
thanks so much for taking the time to help! I’ve been anxiously going back and forth between possible wedding bands since the mysterious disappearance of my original, and since our wedding is quickly approaching, I need to make a decision now.
My engagement ring is a very thin, knife edge, 1.55 ct solitaire. Specs are VS1, G color, 5.5 size!
Im between a few different rings. The blue nile Luna 7 stone (which I was able to try on in their “showroom”, but it was a 1.5 ctw) and I would likely buy only the 1/2 carat version, since the 1.5 overpowered my engagement ring. I would also need to special order this in platnium, which would make it non refundable. https://www.bluenile.com/luna-seven-stone-diamond-ring-14k-gold_37342?gclid=Cj0KCQjw77TbBRDtARIsAC4l83meF-xFTjNWYLP6D2l1VKUk0ftdgQCPp2uR6MiX1AmSHJ6qd69kq6AaAqTKEALw_wcB&click_id=527953917
OR – on Costco, they sell a very similar to the Luna 7 stone shared/common prong ring for the same price as the 1/2 carat Luna from BN. The kicker is that it’s 1 CTW, which I haven’t been able to try on anywhere – I’ve checked out so many brick and mortar stores in the area (and only comes in a 7, but I spoke to a jeweler friend who said resizing it to a slightly small 6 should be no problem). https://www.costco.com/Round-Brilliant-1.00-ctw-VS2-Clarity%2c-I-Color-Diamond-Platinum-Seven-Stone-Band.product.100114428.html
Or – Costco also has a .63 12 stone ring which I was able to try on in store. Gorgeous, waaaay below budget, but it was a pave which I’m not super in love with compared to the shared prong look. This also comes in multiple sizes. The sales person didn’t allow pictures :/ https://www.costco.com/Round-Brilliant-0.63-ctw-VS2-Clarity%2c-I-Color-Diamond-Platinum-Band.product.100146590.html
Basically, my concern is that on my short fingers, if I go too big, it’ll overpower both my engagement ring (which I love to death), and my finger. But on the other hand, I love the shared prong look. The blue nile 1/2 carat 7 stone seems like the way to go, but the Costco equivalent is a full carat for the same price as blue nile’s 1/2 carat, AND the stones on the Costco band are higher quality. So I love the value the costco band has to offer!
Do you think the 1 carat 7 stone would over power my engagement ring?
Photos are of my e ring and the Luna 1.5 carat seven stone. So sorry they’re so big and this post was so long!! If there’s another option you guys could suggest too I’m all ears! We have a $3k budget but of course, would like to save money if possible! Or if you have any of those rings, I would love to see them!
Please let me know what you would choose! Thank you so much!