First off - MERRY CHRISTMAS!
You all are so helpful! I think we may be going the asha route - just have to save the money!
As far as general do's/don'ts, what should I know? Can I wear it everyday without having to worry about ruining it? (aka to the beach, tanning, gym, hot tubs, pools, ocean etc... will any of these things harm the stones?) Any things I should avoid?
Has anyone found anything similar to the designs I like below on ashadiamonds.com or betterthandiamonds.com? (http://www.diamondslabcreated.com/paris-hilton-inspired-radiant-center-enhanced-trillions-p-615.html
^This is my DREAM design!
^cushion moissy (but I'd do it in asha I think)
^won't order from them - just love the "Timeless" setting
I love the radiant cut but can't seem to find it anywhere on those sites (or the trillion side stones). I do see on ashadiamonds.com there is a square emerald - how does that compare to a radiant cut? How does radiant cuts even look in Asha? Would radiant or cushion look better? Do either of these sites do custom orders? (and I'm sure that would affect the return policy which makes me nervous)
Thinking long term - what kind of band would look good with this design? I want a semi/full eternity prong set but do you think that would work?
And finally, what size carats should I do for the e-ring? I don't want something too big that people will suspect fake but I want something substantial that looks nice - prob 1.5-2 ct. I think the cushion is cut differently so it looks smaller, right? Anything like that I should know about the radiant? What I'm thinking is a 2 ct radiant center, and maybe .75 - 1 ct trillions? Would that look ok?
Sorry I have so many questions, this is just all so exciting and addicting! Thanks a million!!
Hope everyone's having a fab Xmas!
Oh PS - anyone know anything about agape diamonds @ diamondslabcreated.com? Are these just CZ or are they similar to asha? I could get my dream ring from them for $725 but I don't know much about their product...