Thanks for the suggestion. Seems like most are saying the bigger diamond is OK and I should relax about the clouds. Good to know!Personally, I would get the bigger diamond. I would not get a 1.8 mm setting ever, not just for a size 8 finger, but never with an over 2.5 carat diamond with a halo AND melee down the shank. Too delicate.
Did SHE pick this setting, or are you just trying to eek out a little extra size? 2.7 is gonna be noticeable, even in a solitaire. And, if you don’t return it, you can trade up later for $1 (not double like lots of places) and get her a 3 carat F for your first anniversary (okay, kinda kidding, but not really).
I hadn’t really been second guessing the setting up until now. She did not pick any of this with me - I’m on my own here. She gave me minimum 4 C’s she wanted and said she wanted a round halo with stones down the side, but that was where she wanted to limit her involvement. Part of the fun for her is the surprise, and the times I’ve tried to get more specific with her, she’s shut me down.
Is the concern here with the 1.8mm the actual look, or the durability of the band itself?