Post # 1
So after going through virtually every type of setting and stone for my ring, I have decided on a simple Aquamarine solitaire emerald cut.
Now, do I get 8x6mm 1.50ct or 9x7mm 2ct stone? I want it to look substansial, but not too big. I have a size 4 finger.
There is a $455 price difference…. I’m not sure an extra mm each way is worth that, but equally I’d rather pay more than have a stone that I think is too small.
I’ve done the bits of paper on my finger thing, and looked at stone size apps, it hasn’t helped me decide
Post # 2
Go to a jewelry store and ask to try on gemstone rings in those sizes. (Call ahead to see if they have them available to try on.)
ETA: Make sure to ask about the size in mm, not in ct. Deeper stones face up smaller.
Post # 3
An emerald cut aquamarine solitaire will be stunning!!!💙 I have collected several aquamarine pieces over the years and depending on the color saturation of the aqua, oftentimes aquas show better color in bigger sizes with more surface area, especially in an emerald cut. Although with a size 4 finger, either size would probably work. Please post when you receive it!!! Good luck…
Post # 4
That sounds like it will be stunning! I’ve been lusting over emerald cut aquamarine solitaires on Etsy (especially those set in a thin gold band with large claw prongs).
This is my 9x7mm emerald cut on a size 5.5 finger if that helps give you an idea. I think 8×6 on size 4 will be perfect!
Post # 5
Honey.Bee: Thank you!
ellyd23: Your ring is gorgeous! That is exactly what I’m looking at, but with Aquamarine. Although a small part of me is swaying towards its sister stone Morganite, I love them both.
Post # 6
So I went with the smaller stone, the 8x6mm. So glad I did, this feels massive so the larger one would have been too much I think.
It arrived today, love it.