(Closed) What size side stones for a 1.5 ct center? (Three stone e-ring pics welcome!!)

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What size side stones would look good with a 1.5 ct round center stone?

    5.0 mm / .50 carat

    4.5 mm / .33 carat

    4.0 mm / .25 carat

    3.5 mm / .15 carat

    3.0 mm / .10 carat

  • Post # 3
    1704 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I like the 4.5mm side stones for a 7.5mm center personally for a three stone, unless you want the center to “pop more, then I would opt for the 4mm.

    Yssie’s ring is heavenly, and I have every intention of reproducing a ring as similar to her stone proportions as possible in the next couple years! My ring finger is a size 4 too and ever time I see her three or five stone my heart skips a beat. <3

    Post # 5
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 1994

    Well, mine is 1.50ct RB with 0.28ctw side baguettes, might not be what you’re looking for (you want round cut sides, right?). I think my side baguettes could be a little bigger. I voted 5mm sides.

    If you don’t mind my sharing:


    Post # 6
    1704 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Yssie’s ring is actually from PriceScope, not BTD, but her ring has been drooled over across the web and pictures for inspiration posted on all kinds of boards! With her setting though, it’s all about that gorgeous overlap you see when looking down at it, and the center stone covers a little bit of the two side stones. *drools*

    Lovely ring nktu22! So classic. ^.^

    Post # 7
    4410 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

    I chose the .33 ct with a 1.5 ct center stone. I like the definition between the sides and the center. The ring you’re considering is beautiful!

    My ring has a 1 ct center stone and the side stones are .20 ct.  The center stone that came with the ring was smaller than 1 ct, and it didn’t stand out, it blended in too much for me. I wanted the center stone to stand out, so we upgraded it. 

    Ohhhhh… I miss my rings.  They’re still at the jeweler being resized!!!  It could be another week or so before I get them back!!

    Post # 8
    11515 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

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    @nkwu22:  Beautiful!!

    Hey, I’ll trade you some of my .75 carats of baguettes for some of your 1.5 center stone, haha. (My center stone is 1.21.)

    Post # 11
    7 posts

    I struggled with side stone size too for a 2 ct center…..Go Bigger, when you have a center stone of a 1.50 ct you would be surprised how small you think a side stone looks in comparison…my side stones ar .5 ct…I had the center stone set up highter…actaully none of the stones sit in the mount, I like the side view if the stone as well

    Post # 12
    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I really think it depends on the look you’re going for – three stones closer in size or a larger “feature” stone. Both are lovely but they are quite different looks.

    At the jeweller where we bought my ring, their three stone rings with 3 round brilliants had side stones half the size of the central stone.

    My ring has pear shaped side stones and these are a third of the size of the centre stone. Pears face up bigger than rounds.

    0.45 centre stone, 0.15 sides on size 6.5 finger:


    I think your best bet is to look at lots of pictures and see what proportions you like best!

    Post # 13
    64 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I have the same setting, size 6.5, with 7.5mm center stone and 5mm side stones. I think it’s perfect!

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