Has anyone gone from an intricate/fancy to a simpler setting?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I haven’t seen it but I have heard over at another site (PS) some women are doing it. They are taking them out of their halo settings and putting them into a setting without any extra doo-dads. 

To each their own I guess. I can’t imagine changing my set – I’m so used to it and love it for it’s beauty and sentimental value!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I did the opposite lol but the lady at Kays told me this is the new thing. Women are going back to simple!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I knew someone who, when she had a baby, went from a very intricate halo setting (I think Verragio?) to putting her stone into a rather low setting, simple, with no halos. She kept the old setting for a one-day heirloom, but says putting her stone into a simpler setting was the best decision because it lets her wear her ring without constant worry about hurting the baby or breaking it.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I didn’t change the diamond, but I went from a intricate Tacori with a diamond center to a simple green sapphire solitaire for my anniversary. Like the PP, my baby was messing with the  Tacori and the pave was getting loose, and I just wanted to keep it and him safe. I LOVE my new simple set though and am not sure I’ll go back when he gets older.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I am not surprised this is happening. As much as I adore the really intricate, blinged out rings I see, I often wonder how people wear them in their everyday lives. I work with my hands, so intricate is out. As much as I adore how pave looks, I think it would be such a pain in the ass to maintain!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

ButterflyButterfly:  Now that I think about it, what Bridey77:  really makes sense… Lots of the super small pave blingy rings aren’t very practical for busy lives.

I have a halo but I chose one that would really work for me, but I’m even wondering if I will be able to wear it all the time when we have a baby/toddler.

It’s quite low set, as low as it could be and still fit a straight wedding band. The center stone has double prongs, 8 all together on a 0.5 carat stone. The halo stones have four prongs on each tiny stone. The stones on the band are set into some detailing in the metal, set deep and quite firmly held each with 4 prongs. 

Picture/gratuitous ring pics:

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

Fizzy8:  That is so pretty! I love the double prongs, and it is the perfect size!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Bridey77:  Thanks so much!!! I love it to pieces.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I can understand going for a simpler setting. Rings get so much use on our hands, if worn every day. In one year, I’ve had to get 2 repairs in for my double halo ring. I have a store warranty so it costs nothing, otherwise I would have opted for a very simple, bezel-set ring. 

Here’s something I read on the moissaniteco.com website, which is so true!:

“It is a fact that a diamond or Moissanite engagement ring or other jewelry worn on a daily basis on one’s hands is subject to a considerable amount of abuse.   No other item you own gets used more. Your jewelry and especially your engagement ring gets more use than your car, your home, your computer, your bed or most anything else you may own.  Consider how many products your hands come in contact with each day, lotion, soap, anti-bacterial, perfume, hair spray, cleaning products, sweat and dirt are just a few of the things your engagement ring will encounter in a day. On top of the products and chemicals you come in contact with, every day activities like carrying in the groceries, shopping bags, handling your car keys, digging through your purse, briefcase, and a thousand other things you do every single day that can affect your engagement rings’ beauty, appearance and performance.”

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I went from an intricate blue Nile setting:

To this MCo setting:

And sadly I lost that ring. It definitely felt weird going from an intricate setting (42 diamonds in setting alone), to a simple solitaire. I think the intricate setting was more comfortable as it was lower set than the tulip, but I loved the simplicity of the solitaire. After losing the solitaire I went with this Verragio setting, which is actually lower set than the tulip surprisingly. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have a super intricate pave setting (over 78 diamonds on the ering setting alone) and it definitly is a pain to worry about. You have to constantly be aware of what your doing. I adore it and its so gorgeous but once I go back to work (I work in a lab, Im a sahm right now) it will be put away for nights out and weekends. 🙁

Post # 13
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Worker bee

This was my ring before but now I have a 2 carat pear solitaire. I’m not sure about what type of wedding band I want but after 9years of being married I know that I don’t want my rings soldered together and I don’t want to worry about dialmonds falling out if I slam my hand against something. This ring was beautiful. I would often find myself looking at it in line at the grocery store, every time I passed a mirror and even at church. I loved it but I kept having to go back and get the diamonds replaced from the side of the band. Well not really, I lost 4 total but that was enough to discourage me from wearing it. What good is a beautiful ring if you can only wear it on special occasions?

its a 1 carat fancy yellow diamond with a rose gold halo and platinum halo with a rose gold wedding band. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

I cannot say that my previous ring was all that intricate, but it did have side stones and bypass sides. When my DH upgraded my ring for our 15 year anniversary, we went with a simple solitaire, and we intend to put a prong set diamond band with it soon. Congratulations to your sister on her anniversary!

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Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I can add that my wedding set does have some intricate work. I’ve already lost a stone in the large halo stones and the top of the ring (center stone and large halo platform) has come right off. All of these problems were repaired promptly and free of cost thanks to a lifetime warranty. I recently received a bezel moissanite ring which I am alternating with my wedding rings. I wear it with a plain rose gold band and a bezel eternity band. I am curious to see how well these rings will hold up from everyday wear (I never take my rings off!).

Original wedding set:

Set I am currently alternating with:

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