Post # 1
I am deciding between 2 vintage rings. Both are quite similar (Edwardian era solitaire types). One has an amazing setting that I just LOVE with 18k yellow gold and 950 platinum. It’s central and only stone is .16ct SI G colour.
The second ring also has a nice setting and it’s central stone is .25ct VS1 G colour but it’s metals are 14k yellow gold and palladium.
There is an $80 difference between the two rings (the 18k is cheaper than the 14k one) which makes it worse because at least if one was out of financial capacity that would help.
I don’t know which one to go for. I prefer the setting of the first stone but the diamond clarity in the second is amazing. However at this size of diamond does this *really* matter? The SI1 is eye-clean.
So stone or setting? Which would you go for?
*Also I realise this is a first world problem I just would like some friendly opinions
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I would choose the seting. With stones of that size, clarity isn’t a huge factor, and it isn’t worth trading a setting you LOVE for better stone clarity.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I would go with the setting you love. Eye clean on that size should be fine especially if the cut is good. My e-ring is SI, I color, but ideal cut and it looks wonderful. Also, you can always upgrade the stone eventually if you really feel the need to but you can’t change the setting from something you like to something that you LOVE.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands
I’d get the amazing setting with the nice stone, since you said it’s eye clean. At that size, the specifics of the stone aren’t too important.
Post # 6
@hislittlepenguin: I’d pick the setting. You may or may not put another stone in it and the setting is what makes a ring ?(especially a vintage ring!) unique 🙂
Post # 7
I would get the one with amazing setting. It sounds like the one that makes you smile the most!