Ok, I''m getting close to reserving a stone and posting it here for opinions, but for now some general advice is needed. My gf doesn''t want a big stone. For a RB, she says .75 ct is big enough (and trust me, I tried to get her to go bigger). Since my diamond budget is not going toward the weight, I''m getting an AGS0 H&A stone. Clarity is not much of a concern as long as it''s eyeclean. (If any of our friends walk around with a loupe, we have to find a new set of friends.) I''ve been given a lot of leeway on the setting - she likes solitaires, three-stone, or channel set solitaires. I want something very nice in platinum, so I''m sending the stone off to Mark Morrell. Now for my questions:
Diamond: Since the stone will have an ideal cut, I was wondering about color. I don''t think it needs to be any higher than G, but would H look ok? I was thinking that in a platinum mount it would still look good, but thoughts are appreciated.
Setting: I want to go with the Mark Morrell Flame. I''m going with just a solitaire because I think additional stones would detract from a fairly small center stone. I may have Mark set diamonds in the wedding band, but we have time to decide that. My question is whether I should have Mark set the little diamonds around the basket on the Flame or just leave those areas open. He can go either way, and I could probably go either way, so I''ll leave it up to you guys to help me make up my mind.
Thanks in advance.