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asmpic

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Hello everyone,

I'm looking to propose and I'm currently on the hunt for an engagement ring. I know that my girlfriend really likes yellow/rose gold so white metals are out.

I'm looking at the 3 stone rings and I found a good one that I really like in rose gold but I noticed that there have been a lot of talk on how yellow/rose gold affects the diamonds color. From the pictures on jamesallen of an actual ring, I don't see any different tints to the diamond, I understand that they're probably doing their best to take the best possible pictures in the best conditions but I was hoping I could get some opinions from you all in regards to this type of ring?

I'm looking at a .8 carat, H/G color and VVS1/2

http://www.jamesallen.com/engagemen...-pave-set-diamond-engagement-ring-item-41346g

Thanks so much!
 

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Ok, so , a few things.
First, ask this to be moved to Rocky talky by hitting report concern.

G/h will be a great color in rose gold. It won't have a shockingly white contrast with the metal but it'll still appear white.

Does she need vvs clarity for some cultural reason?

Did she ask for rose gold? Rose gold three stone? Or specifically a rose gold three stone with pave in the shank like that one?

What's your budget for this endeavor?

There are some three stones that have the head of the ring in white metal to avoid the issue of warmer metal against the diamond.
 

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Niel|1437914474|3907639 said:
Ok, so , a few things.
First, ask this to be moved to Rocky talky by hitting report concern.

G/h will be a great color in rose gold. It won't have a shockingly white contrast with the metal but it'll still appear white.

Does she need vvs clarity for some cultural reason?

Did she ask for rose gold? Rose gold three stone? Or specifically a rose gold three stone with pave in the shank like that one?

What's your budget for this endeavor?

There are some three stones that have the head of the ring in white metal to avoid the issue of warmer metal against the diamond.

Thanks for the reply Niel. I have asked for the post to be moved to the right forum.

She hasn't asked for anything specifically, I have been bringing it up casually as we walk by jewelry stores and it seems that the 3 stone has caught her eye most of the time. Rose/yellow gold is all she wears so I assumed that it would be same in this case as well. The ring I shared in the link is something that I really liked, the setting, in my opinion, is very elegant in comparison to the ones without the pave.

I'm still a complete beginner in this whole diamond 4C's, so I just realized that there is no need for the VVS, I will probably go for the VS instead.

As far as budget: $6500 is my max.

So you think, as is, the G/H should be fine for the rose gold setting?
 

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I think a 3 stone is a great idea if that's what she's leaning toward.

The reason I ask about the setting is a few things.

Having pave in the shank kind of limits the wedding band that will "go " with it. A plain band could look too bring next to it, and really that leaves you only with a pave band that's matching the pave in the shank of the e ring. If you go plain she could mix and match all sorts of wedding rings. Examples shown in the link below.

Also, its a lot to add onto one ring. 3 stone and pave seems like gilding the lily. If you split the idea into two rings, it gives you the same look but a bit more purposeful, and lets the color of the metal really shine though. And I mean, she'll end up wearing 2 rings right? E ring and wedding band, at least....

Lastly, its a lot of times less expensive.

Here's an example of Hs in rose gold



[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-bgd-rose-gold-trellis-three-stone-reset.181886/page-3']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-bgd-rose-gold-trellis-three-stone-reset.181886/page-3[/URL]

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http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond_pair_comparisions/compared_diamond_details/CAGS-104074588071/BFG-17057

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/0.801-f-si1-round-diamond-ags-c-104077451115

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/three-stone/diana-18k-rose-gold-5981r18

If you paid with a wire transfer this would be within budget. Colorless is an option if you drop down in clarity. They'd be able to tell you if the stones are eye clean.

That's just one place I looked. Let me see of there are others.
 

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Niel|1437921208|3907664 said:
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond_pair_comparisions/compared_diamond_details/CAGS-104074588071/BFG-17057

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/0.801-f-si1-round-diamond-ags-c-104077451115

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/three-stone/diana-18k-rose-gold-5981r18

If you paid with a wire transfer this would be within budget. Colorless is an option if you drop down in clarity. They'd be able to tell you if the stones are eye clean.

That's just one place I looked. Let me see of there are others.

Thanks! I really like this one actually! I wasn't aware of all these different sites, just jamesallen and bluenile. I'm assuming these are all just as reliable?

I guess I have a lot more browsing to do...
 

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asmpic|1437922294|3907667 said:
Niel|1437921208|3907664 said:
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond_pair_comparisions/compared_diamond_details/CAGS-104074588071/BFG-17057

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/0.801-f-si1-round-diamond-ags-c-104077451115

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/three-stone/diana-18k-rose-gold-5981r18

If you paid with a wire transfer this would be within budget. Colorless is an option if you drop down in clarity. They'd be able to tell you if the stones are eye clean.

That's just one place I looked. Let me see of there are others.

Thanks! I really like this one actually! I wasn't aware of all these different sites, just jamesallen and bluenile. I'm assuming these are all just as reliable?

I guess I have a lot more browsing to do...

This one is my favorite too. The setting is feminine, and something about all colorless stones seems special. Plus, they are all extremely well cut.

Yes these places are very reliable. Google "Brian Gavin Pricescope" or "bgd Pricescope" you'll get all sorts of info on them from buyers here.
 

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Niel|1437922890|3907671 said:
This one is my favorite too. The setting is feminine, and something about all colorless stones seems special. Plus, they are all extremely well cut.

Yes these places are very reliable. Google "Brian Gavin Pricescope" or "bgd Pricescope" you'll get all sorts of info on them from buyers here.

Is colorless worth it though for rose metals? And is there some sort ratio for the side stones in terms of carats with respect to the center diamond?
 

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asmpic|1437925237|3907675 said:
Niel|1437922890|3907671 said:
This one is my favorite too. The setting is feminine, and something about all colorless stones seems special. Plus, they are all extremely well cut.

Yes these places are very reliable. Google "Brian Gavin Pricescope" or "bgd Pricescope" you'll get all sorts of info on them from buyers here.

Is colorless worth it though for rose metals? And is there some sort ratio for the side stones in terms of carats with respect to the center diamond?


Here's a proportions chart. 6mm and 4mm would be similar to the right side of the chart.

You're right, colorless is almost always overkill regardless of metal but they are nice and in budget and really, an f and an h were the only ones that size in your budget at BGD, and they didn't have h color sides. At least, when i was looking. I was on my phone though

3stones.jpg
 

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Niel|1437922890|3907671 said:
asmpic|1437922294|3907667 said:
Niel|1437921208|3907664 said:
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond_pair_comparisions/compared_diamond_details/CAGS-104074588071/BFG-17057

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/0.801-f-si1-round-diamond-ags-c-104077451115

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/three-stone/diana-18k-rose-gold-5981r18

If you paid with a wire transfer this would be within budget. Colorless is an option if you drop down in clarity. They'd be able to tell you if the stones are eye clean.

That's just one place I looked. Let me see of there are others.

Thanks! I really like this one actually! I wasn't aware of all these different sites, just jamesallen and bluenile. I'm assuming these are all just as reliable?

I guess I have a lot more browsing to do...

This one is my favorite too. The setting is feminine, and something about all colorless stones seems special. Plus, they are all extremely well cut.

Yes these places are very reliable. Google "Brian Gavin Pricescope" or "bgd Pricescope" you'll get all sorts of info on them from buyers here.

I'm not fond of this one because the diamonds are at such an angle. They do not face up like the main stone. Kind of a waste
of really nice stones in my mind. I wonder if they could set them more facing up like the main stone?
 

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asmpic|1437942278|3907744 said:
tyty333|1437940108|3907738 said:
I'm not fond of this one because the diamonds are at such an angle. They do not face up like the main stone. Kind of a waste
of really nice stones in my mind. I wonder if they could set them more facing up like the main stone?

Yeah, that's a very good point!
maybe the typical trellis is the best way to go:
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/three-stone-trellis-18k-rose-gold-5376r18

That one is lovely too! Do they have stones that would be that within your budget?
 

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Niel|1437921659|3907665 said:
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This is a classic three stone, do you not like that?


Otherwise,this one with the same stoneni suggested would get the same look as good old gold but keep you in budget. These are G's

http://www.whiteflash.com/engagement-rings/three-stone/3-stone-trellis-diamond-engagement-ring-1428.htm
 

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Not to make your decision more complicated, but...:)

Have you considered alternative shapes for the side stones? Something tapered looks more "elegant" to my eye, if that's what you're going for. Tapered baguettes and pears are both easy to find, and I'm partial to bullets (see my avatar for a similar size range to what you're considering - my center is just a little over 6mm).

Tapered baguettes (I don't love this particular one, but it gives you an idea):
http://www.jamesallen.com/mobile/engagement-rings/side-stones/14k-white-gold-tapered-baguette-diamond-engagement-ring-item-7101

Pears:
With bigger center: [URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/shout-out-to-bgd-3-stone-love.146448/#post-2642017#p2642017']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/shout-out-to-bgd-3-stone-love.146448/#post-2642017#p2642017[/URL]
Scroll to 3rd post on this page: [URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/round-brilliant-three-stone-trellis-or-a-pear-solitaire.192740/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/round-brilliant-three-stone-trellis-or-a-pear-solitaire.192740/[/URL]

Bullets:

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asmpic -

As a three-stone wearer of many years - I like the James Allen ring you first linked to. Are there other options? Sure. But the one you started with is a perfectly lovely setting and may best represent the sort of thing your girl has admired to date.

I prefer angled side stones - it makes it look as tho the ring is made for the wearer's finger - curving around your finger rather than poking up and flat. Curved rings look more natural and 'organic', which is why designers like Leon Mege, Victor Canera and Steven Kirsch (three of the big names here on Pricescope) set their side stones at an angle.

Re the side stones, going with bullet side stones is a big departure from a regular traditional three stone, so proceed with caution in that regard; it really isn't a classic three stone look.

I'm not fond of the BGD trellis. That's a whole lot of metalwork going on underneath the stones, and I dislike the flat setting of the stones across the top of the ring. I do like the WF Trois ring, but be aware that they have a sharp drop from the far edge of the stones down onto the band. I prefer the band to rise up in a curved sense to meet the basket in which the stones sit. Speaking as someone who wore a WF three stone for many years which had a drop of this nature - I wasn't a fan of that aspect of it. it was scratchy and uncomfortable.

If a trellis is what you like, Vatche does a better version of it, in my opinion. The stones are set more on the curve, and it looks less busy and bulky:

http://www.dvatche.com/index.php?page=collection&catID=2,9&startRow=6&id=144&alt=1

Look at the very last setting in their three stone selection. All these rings can also be tweaked to suit your stones and preferences.

And re stones - I think in rose gold, an H colored stone is more than fine. An H is a good quality white stone, without being 'creamy' looking or blinding white, which I personally don't think suits rose gold as well. I think H + rose gold would be lovely. I think anything whiter than a G is pointless.

For proportions, I like side stones which are 50% (per stone) of the center stone, though many different size combinations work. My favorite proportion is side stones where each side stone is 55-57% of the center stone. Personally, I wouldn't drop beneath 33% of the center stone; after a point, if they're too small, they start to look like decorative detail, rather than a stone with 3 main stones.

Hope this helps!
 

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mrs-blop|1437972746|3907851 said:
asmpic -

As a three-stone wearer of many years - I like the James Allen ring you first linked to. Are there other options? Sure. But the one you started with is a perfectly lovely setting and may best represent the sort of thing your girl has admired to date.

I prefer angled side stones - it makes it look as tho the ring is made for the wearer's finger - curving around your finger rather than poking up and flat. Curved rings look more natural and 'organic', which is why designers like Leon Mege, Victor Canera and Steven Kirsch (three of the big names here on Pricescope) set their side stones at an angle.

Re the side stones, going with bullet side stones is a big departure from a regular traditional three stone, so proceed with caution in that regard; it really isn't a classic three stone look.

I'm not fond of the BGD trellis. That's a whole lot of metalwork going on underneath the stones, and I dislike the flat setting of the stones across the top of the ring. I do like the WF Trois ring, but be aware that they have a sharp drop from the far edge of the stones down onto the band. I prefer the band to rise up in a curved sense to meet the basket in which the stones sit. Speaking as someone who wore a WF three stone for many years which had a drop of this nature - I wasn't a fan of that aspect of it. it was scratchy and uncomfortable.

If a trellis is what you like, Vatche does a better version of it, in my opinion. The stones are set more on the curve, and it looks less busy and bulky:

http://www.dvatche.com/index.php?page=collection&catID=2,9&startRow=6&id=144&alt=1

Look at the very last setting in their three stone selection. All these rings can also be tweaked to suit your stones and preferences.

And re stones - I think in rose gold, an H colored stone is more than fine. An H is a good quality white stone, without being 'creamy' looking or blinding white, which I personally don't think suits rose gold as well. I think H + rose gold would be lovely. I think anything whiter than a G is pointless.

For proportions, I like side stones which are 50% (per stone) of the center stone, though many different size combinations work. My favorite proportion is side stones where each side stone is 55-57% of the center stone. Personally, I wouldn't drop beneath 33% of the center stone; after a point, if they're too small, they start to look like decorative detail, rather than a stone with 3 main stones.

Hope this helps!

thanks for the info!
All I can say is this is all getting too overwhelming. I hate having these many options and loving all of them at the same time. From the time this thread has been opened I realized that I'm definitely set on:
-rose gold metal
-3 stone
-no pave
-G/H diamond
-SI-VS - eye clean

I'm still stuck on whether I want the normal trellis or the angled one and the size of the center diamond. I would like something that really stands out on her finger (without it being overly big) but the problem is I have no idea her finger size yet! I just know that they're smaller than average.

I have to admit though, I really loved JuneRose's ring:

img_5125_0.jpg
 

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Amspic - just for an idea of size for your center stone....

Here's a photo of one of my 3 stone rings with a .82 center. The side stones are .45 each and my finger is a size 7. The side stones *are* tilted, and I definitely don't think it compromises the amount of diamond you see. If your girl's hand is smaller, of course, the stones will appear larger and give more coverage.

Hope this might give you some idea!

mb_s_3_stone_-_.jpg
 

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And here's another - different ring - also with angled side stones. It also gives a great example of the ends of the shank curving up to meet the baskets the side stones sit in. Because there's no sharp drop from the outer baskets to the shank, it's softer on the side fingers. And just by the way - I love this profile!

Also - most of the time I look at my ring, it's not *directly* from above - it's actually with my hand slightly tilted, or when I'm working on the computer, or in the car holding the steering wheel, and so on and so on. As a result, I think having the diamonds slightly tilted, and covering the sides of your fingers just a tad, shows you more diamond rather than less. When the diamonds are wrapped around your finger you still see diamond, even if you rock your hand right, left, or view it directly from above.

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asmpic|1438003776|3907897 said:
mrs-blop|1437972746|3907851 said:
asmpic -

As a three-stone wearer of many years - I like the James Allen ring you first linked to. Are there other options? Sure. But the one you started with is a perfectly lovely setting and may best represent the sort of thing your girl has admired to date.

I prefer angled side stones - it makes it look as tho the ring is made for the wearer's finger - curving around your finger rather than poking up and flat. Curved rings look more natural and 'organic', which is why designers like Leon Mege, Victor Canera and Steven Kirsch (three of the big names here on Pricescope) set their side stones at an angle.

Re the side stones, going with bullet side stones is a big departure from a regular traditional three stone, so proceed with caution in that regard; it really isn't a classic three stone look.

I'm not fond of the BGD trellis. That's a whole lot of metalwork going on underneath the stones, and I dislike the flat setting of the stones across the top of the ring. I do like the WF Trois ring, but be aware that they have a sharp drop from the far edge of the stones down onto the band. I prefer the band to rise up in a curved sense to meet the basket in which the stones sit. Speaking as someone who wore a WF three stone for many years which had a drop of this nature - I wasn't a fan of that aspect of it. it was scratchy and uncomfortable.

If a trellis is what you like, Vatche does a better version of it, in my opinion. The stones are set more on the curve, and it looks less busy and bulky:

http://www.dvatche.com/index.php?page=collection&catID=2,9&startRow=6&id=144&alt=1

Look at the very last setting in their three stone selection. All these rings can also be tweaked to suit your stones and preferences.

And re stones - I think in rose gold, an H colored stone is more than fine. An H is a good quality white stone, without being 'creamy' looking or blinding white, which I personally don't think suits rose gold as well. I think H + rose gold would be lovely. I think anything whiter than a G is pointless.

For proportions, I like side stones which are 50% (per stone) of the center stone, though many different size combinations work. My favorite proportion is side stones where each side stone is 55-57% of the center stone. Personally, I wouldn't drop beneath 33% of the center stone; after a point, if they're too small, they start to look like decorative detail, rather than a stone with 3 main stones.

Hope this helps!

thanks for the info!
All I can say is this is all getting too overwhelming. I hate having these many options and loving all of them at the same time. From the time this thread has been opened I realized that I'm definitely set on:
-rose gold metal
-3 stone
-no pave
-G/H diamond
-SI-VS - eye clean

I'm still stuck on whether I want the normal trellis or the angled one and the size of the center diamond. I would like something that really stands out on her finger (without it being overly big) but the problem is I have no idea her finger size yet! I just know that they're smaller than average.

I have to admit though, I really loved JuneRose's ring:

img_5125_0.jpg

I think junebugs ring is a classic example of a 3 stone and I think you'd be smart to replicate that as best you can.

Don't get overwhelmed. You've got a lot of the larger brush strokes down, now its just the finer details :)
 

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Just a couple of thoughts. The finger is round and the sides stones should be slightly angled to go along with the curve of the finger. You certainly see all three stones when you look down at the ring.

I vastly prefer the diamonds to be set in platinum or white gold and then the shank in rose gold. I think the pink prong tips take away from the diamonds. Fine jewelers traditionally set stones with a platinum head in yellow or rose gold so as not to take away from the beauty of the diamonds.

http://www.tiffany.com/Engagement/Item.aspx?mcat=148203&groupSKU=GRP10002&origin=engagement&search_params=param+0/0/3002/0/0/0

Another example, Haven's ring:

[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/its-here-its-here-my-2-30-ct-omb-antique-cushion-upgrade.158760/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/its-here-its-here-my-2-30-ct-omb-antique-cushion-upgrade.158760/[/URL]
 

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I know everyone has their own preference of side stone angles but I like them tilted. I am working on getting a 3 stone ring for my right hand (from BGD) and want mine tilted because I can see it sparkle more from all angles. I feel like I won't have to actually angle my hand as often to see it, if that makes sense.
 

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some pictures of the trois brilliant from whiteflash. I also think this is a nice contender, as white flash is also a great company, has stones in your price range, and can make that setting in rose gold, or rose gold and plat if you request

gi_wf-4072_f_1_.jpg

gi_wf-4072_m_1_.jpg
 

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