- 3 years ago
I have a ring dilemma. I bought this ring about two years ago intending to use it as an engagement ring.
Since then the engagement has been pushed back and I’ve had more time to think about what she really wants. She wanted a celtic-inspired setting, and I really think she’ll love the design on this one. The stone it came with is a white topaz. I was originally thinking about giving it to her as is and upgrading to a diamond much later on. She doesn’t know I have the ring yet and we often look at rings just for fun, which is when I discovered how much she loves blue diamonds. I could afford a small blue diamond – less than a 1/2 carat; however, I’ve yet to find any in a celtic setting and I couldn’t afford one that would fit into the current ring I do have (probably 1.5 carat). These are my options.
1. Keep the current ring, giving it a good setting but lacking the stone she wants. I know she badly wants a diamond and isn’t attached to topaz in the least. I want her to feel proud of the ring, but my funds are limited and it would be a long time before I could change out the stone to something she’d like better.
2. Get a simple ring with a small blue diamond, but give up the celtic setting and the money I already invested in the ring. However, I’m rather attached to the ring because I’ve held on to it so long and it doesn’t seem right not using it.
3. This is the one I’m not sure is possible. Is there a way to set a smaller stone into a larger setting by filling the remaining space between the center stone and the setting with smaller stones – creating a halo effect? I was thinking that if the stones can be set into a metal oval, that oval could be held by the ring’s prongs the same way you’d set a stone. I’m a little nervous to ask a jeweler in person in case they laugh at me for not knowing enough about jewelry.
Open to considering other solutions I haven’t thought of yet!
- This topic was modified 3 years, 2 months ago by LadyCapricorn.