- Feb 18, 2011
With the engagement in the bag and the wedding planning in full swing, it's time to start looking for wedding rings. This time the stone shopping is for myself, as I want a little flash too (albeit much smaller). However, weddings being kinda spendy, of course budget is a concern. I'm pretty sure I've picked out the setting I want, and its designed to be the width of the emerald cut diamond it holds. I think any ring narrower than 6 mm would look a little weird on me, a medium-large kind of guy, so I'm looking at stones in the 0.5-0.75 range with a high L/W ratio. I don't suppose I wanna go much below G on color, though I might be able to get away with H in a tension set, and I definitely don't want to go below VS2 on clarity, so the only wiggle room left is polish and symmetry. It seems in my head like symmetry would be more important than polish with regard to the overall appearance, but then again the table of an emerald cut might show off polish more than other cuts. Bottom line, how important is either in this size range?