Post # 1
Hi bees, this is my very first post on the boards! I just felt so compelled to join in after poring through all the gorgeous images and lively discussions taking place in here.
So my SO and I have bought our pear-shaped diamond from James Allen recently. I had fallen in love with the pear bezel rose gold ring by Artemer (below) and knew instantly that’s my e-ring. Due to concerns about not getting the right size, we decided to have the ring set in Singapore where we are located.
Below is the 0.51 pear we bought online from jamesallen.com in the tension clasp:
Thing now is I saw the Sierra ring from Brilliant Earth and think the milgrain will add a vintage flair to this otherwise very minimalist design. What do you think? Should I keep it clean and modern? Or include some milgrain detailing to make the ring more unique and vintage-looking?
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2014 - Brussels, Belgium
I generally love milgrain, but I really like the simplicity of the ring in the first picture so that’s what I’d do with.
By the way, beautiful stone although pears are my favority so I’m definitely biased.
Post # 3
I didn’t like miligrain once upon a time, but have come to love it. It adds sparkle and dimension /visual interest. That 2nd ring is beautiful! Go with your gut, which one would you regret not getting?
Post # 4
I think the milgrain would look beautiful, but I also really like the thinner band of the Artemer ring. I think what looks like the thicker band on the Sierra ring might take away from the milgrain.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t go with the milgrain – but then I’m a fan of the simple, clean lines of the bezel (my ring is being made with a bezel mount so I am biased)! If I was going to go with milgrain I would go all in and have that incorporated some how in the shank as well. However, your ring, your decision and both are beautiful!!
Post # 6
I agree with pp about the thinner band looking better. But I also like the look of the milgrain. Have you considered getting a halo?
Post # 7
Whimsicalfate: I really like the simple look for that pear. It’s hard to tell from the online photo of just the ring what milgrain would look like. I definitely wouldn’t pair milgrain and pave bands or halos wit diamons and milgrain, that just gets too busy. And if you do go the milgrain route, make sure it’s someone who is really good at it. I’ve seen some really sloppy, clunky milgrain on here.
Post # 8
I really love the first ring. I wouldnt try to make a modern setting vintagey, but thats just me. Lovely diamond!
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
Whimsicalfate: I love love LOVE milgrain on bezel settings. Add in a touch of rose gold to warm it up and perfection. Definitely add milgrain!
Post # 10
barrogten: WifeyGtoBe: wrkbrk: I definitely agree – the simplicity and thin shank is what drew me to the Aratemer ring in the first place.
MoissyManiac: Strawberryshmoo: Milgrain is really pretty, I’m just not too sure about it for this ring though. Well, I’m already eyeing some wedding bands designs, and they all come with milgrain!
babykoala: I’m afraid I’m not so much a halo kind of girl but I’ve heard people referring to the milgrain bezel as a metal halo!
RedHeadKel: Yes, if I do get the milgrain, it will just be at the bezel. Thanks for your advice on making sure the jeweller is good at it, I’m going to mine next week and am planning to ask to look at examples of similar work she’s done before.
blondie_ems: Thanks! How is yours like? Do share more!
Post # 11
I love the milgrain bezel! Drool!!
Post # 12
I have milgrain on my e-ring and I don’t think I would get it again – it’s so delicate and I can see imperfections in it already after only 3 months!
Post # 13
Milgrain, milgrain, milgrain!!! I wear a milgrain bezel round moissanite and the milgrain is such a beautiful part of the ring. It does give a vintage feel and the rose sparkle is so amazing. Like a very thin halo, as you said. If the milgrain gets dammaged, it can be redone by a jeweler, down the line.
Post # 14
My milgrain is super delicate though.
Post # 15
Scintillante: That’s a beautiful ring – is it the SOL 400 from Moissonite & co? It seems like that and the Sierra are the only milgrained bezel I’ve seen so far!