It would make a stunning RHR. I don’t think it will look like an engagement ring, once you have it set. That will be a beautiful conversation piece!! Can’t wait to see it set!!So. It turns out I already have an octagon setting! But. It is ideally suited for an 8.3 mm. I would have to get really creative to add layers to it? Also, would it look too much like an engagement ring?
Awwww...lol....I need to do some photoshop to see how it would look! The stone needs to be bezeled and I don’t know how I would fill 2.5 mm!Nala, No one knows settings and what looks good on your finger more than you do. I love the setting you posted. I can’t wait to see this set. It’s beautiful.
There’s no diamonds on my mock-up. I happen to own this setting already but it is 2.5 mm wider than it should be. That’s why I’m on the fence.It is such an unusual cut and pretty stone. Frankly, less is more to really show case it. I like the idea of sapphires or perhaps emeralds bezelled and flanking the octagon sides With an ornate filigree basket so it looks like it came from the 1920s. IMHO throwing more diamonds into the setting will detract from the stone. I do the bezel set for this stone.
I think you are right!If the mock up is the actual setting there appears to be a lot of metal ‘halo’ at the edge. IMHO, any additions of stones other than those colored stones around the octagon sides will make the stone smaller. In other words, more finger coverage may result is diamond shrinkage. I love finger coverage and bling, but there are times that a small, dainty ring has its place.