Post # 1
My e-ring is a three stone ring. I have never really been crazy about it (despite picking it out) so I am keeping the center diamond and have been looking for a new setting. This is not the setting that Darling Husband proposed with so there really isn’t sentimental value behind it.
I love the look of halos and I do not see any IRL around me. I also love the look of side stones. I also prefer to wear just one ring – I usually wear my e-ring on my left and my wedding band on my right. I don’t wear the e-ring on my right hand b/c I am right handed and tend to bang it around a lot more (nearly sheared off the prongs once!) The diamond I am reusing is a 1.36ct round.
I have narrowed my choices down to 4 and would love to hear what you think. I am having trouble finding the actual settings but the ones I posted are virtually identical to the ones I’m looking at.
#2 Bypass twist. This has 2 rings but the band is so thin it’s very comfy. It is much prettier in person that the stock photo.
#3 I’ll call this one twisting sides
#4 Halo with no side stones. This one is the most comfortable of the bunch.
I am a little concerned about going with a pave or prong set ring. One of my friends has a pave ring and it definitely is more maintanance. She’s already lost a couple of stones. My wedding band is prong set and I’ve had to have the stones tightened a few times already.
Everyone thinks I’m nuts for wanting to change it. Thanks for your opinions.
Post # 3
@country chic: Adding a poll to your post would probably help 🙂
Out of the options, my favorites are the first halo and the twisty one.
Post # 4
Thanks. I just added the poll I’m new to this site so bear with me.
Post # 5
Although it’s not my personal style, setting 3 makes the most sense to me as a standalone ring.
Post # 6
One of my friends just called me and said I need to add a photo of what my ring currently looks like so here it is:
Post # 7
I really LOVE #2!
ETA I also love the way your ring looks now.
Post # 8
@Over the Moon: You’re right, out of the four #3 looks the best as a stand alone. It is much more delicate in person and it’s one of those that I didn’t think I’d like until I put it on my finger.
Post # 9
I really like 3. You could also have them soldered and wear them on one hand comfortably, instead of having to split them up
Post # 10
@country chic: I think it depends on the style you are going for. Numbers 2 and 3 seem very trendy to me and they make more of a statement, while 1 and 4 are a little more classic and understated. For what it’s worth, I like 1 best, then 4. I think 2 and 3 may soon feel dated. I also really like your current ring- the proportion between the sidestones and center stone is very nice.
Post # 11
I love the first option since I think it is the most timeless and elegant of the three, although they are all very pretty settings!
Post # 12
Thank you for all the feeback
I don’t have a better picture of setting #4, but the one I tried on has a prong set rather than a channel set halo. Think of Princess Diana’s/Kate’s e-ring.
I go back and forth – one minute I like #3 best, then #2, then I look at #4 and think it’s so classic. Then I look at #1 and really like the side stones.
The jeweler’s opinion (for whatever it’s worth) was he liked #1 and #4 best, with #4 slightly edging out #1. His opinion was while the others were “pretty”, #4 was “elegant”. #4 was pretty comfortable enough so if I wanted to jazz it up and wear it with my band I could too.
I am trying for a timeless look, one that won’t look too dated in the near future.