- Nov 16, 2015
Hello all - I have been reading some posts over the last month trying to figure out what to do with a redo on my wedding ring. I have been married for quite awhile and actually redid my wedding ring in 2008 when my husband bought me a surprise new 2 carat stone. At the time when I went to a local jewelers, I didn't know they were called 'halo' settings and I tried to describe to the jeweler what I wanted (whom was supposed to be the best in my town). The ring turned out horrible and was terribly top heavy so it never sat upright and the guy was less than helpful after that when I complained because it was a special order. Well after 8 years of living with it, it has so much damage on it that my husband said I could redo it again for Christmas. In the meantime, I inherited a beautiful diamond pendant from a great Aunt. It has what looks to be a 1/2 carat center stone and '8' 1/4 carat stones around it in a tight cluster. It is in a European style and cut. I was using this as my inspiration for the new ring. I am working with an online jeweler and I just don't want to make a mistake. I like the look of a pave eternity band (.85 carat tw) but the 10 stones that go around the 2 carat round brilliant he is talking about 15 pointers. I have had a hard time trying to find anything like this online so I wanted to get some people's input. I wear a size 7 and am 5'10 with long fingers so big rings don't necessarily look out of place on me. I don't want to make a mistake and end up with a cocktail ring instead of wedding ring though. Does anyone think that going down to 10 pointers would be a better decision. I have a CAD design but I still can't tell from this what the real life proportions are. Thanks!