Now that the diamond is bought, I can't decide on a setting…

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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285 posts
Helper bee

What shape and size is the diamond?  

I decided on my setting by trying on rings in real stores and also looking on the internet.  

Do you like bling – halo, diamonds down the band, side diamonds?

do you like colour – sapphire accents maybe?

Post # 3
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6518 posts
Bee Keeper

Do you know how big the stone is? And what shape it is? That’d probably influence my choice of setting a bit.

I would just start looking at tons of rings to figure out what elements rings you like tend to have — Do you like halos? Do you prefer solitaires? Do you want stones on the band or a plain band? Do you want fancy profille work? Do you want white/yellow gold?

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Clairetoris:  definitely go try on a bunch and take pics. I would also search by your ring size here, or just look through the Rings board to find a style you love. 

Post # 7
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528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Clairetoris:  I feel you! I’m trying to choose a setting as well but I’ve seen so many on here that I love. Too many choices and such an important decision! 

Post # 8
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6518 posts
Bee Keeper

Oh also — think ahead about your wedding band. Not all settings sit flush with a band, so if that’s something you really want, you should keep it in mind. Like MrsBuesleBee said, look around a ton, try on a ton, and see what works for you.

Post # 10
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706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

try on and try on some more! Because rings that I LOVE the look of didn’t look good on my hand at all. 

Post # 11
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8604 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I agree with going and trying some on. You could get a simple solitaire setting for it until you decide what your dream ring is? 

Post # 12
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Honey bee

Clairetoris:  Ditto to what everyone else said. The only way to know what you love on your hand is to try on lots and lots of different settings. I always thought I knew what I wanted, but it turned out that style didn’t look good on me at all. 

ETA: But at least having to go and try on different rings is super fun! Yay! 

  • This reply was modified 2 years ago by  longtimemrs.
Post # 13
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4377 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

the bee is a great place to start.

there are so many styles here and you can really narrow it down. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

Have fun and go try some rings on so you can get a feel of what you want. I saw a ton of rings that were gorgeous and when I tried them on I just didn’t like how they looked on my finger. I knew I wanted something small and with a twisted band. I tried rings many rings on till I narrowed my style down. Once i knew what I wanted it was easier to spot what i was lolooking for. It can get overwhelming when you walk in and all you see is sparkle everywhere. 

Post # 15
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370 posts
Helper bee

At first I had no idea, than I wen to try on rings and majority of stores only had halo, so that’s what I thought I wanted. Researched them like crazy, then decided I wanted oval. My boyfriend didn’t like halo or oval, he said if it were up to him, he’d get round solitaire, so that’s what I got!! I was very picky on solitaire tho. Slightly tapered at stone, four prong cathedral low set that band can sit flush, he got exactly want I wanted! 🙂 got engaged Sat. Congratulations, it’s an exciting time!

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