Post # 1
DH and I were talking some more about enhancers/wraps for my solitaire and have been doing some more looking and he just doesn’t understand what I mean when I say that I’d rather have something SHINY than a bunch of SPARKLE.
My solitaire is a 1 ct. princess Leo and I want something that is going to still highlight the diamond itself, not detract from it or cause it to get lost. We had looked at one that was basically 2 prong set half eternity bands contoured around the diamond. It’s beautiful but for me it is too much SPARKLE and my solitaire gets kind of lost in it.
The other one I found has a few round stones on each side, but shows a lot of the actual white gold on the face, which to ME translates to SHINE.
Am I just using the wrong terms… or am I just trying to explain it to a GUY and I need to give up? LOL
Post # 3
I have a black diamond center stone with a white diamond halo. The halo sparkles, the center stone shines. FH’s wedding band is tungsten carbide and is almost mirror-like. I call that shiny. Hope these pics help!
In this picture, one of the stones in my halo (white diamond) caught the sunlight and is sparkly.
This is FH’s wedding band. It’s shiny, almost like a mirror.
Post # 4
@MrsMc77: It sounds like two different things because when you say sparkle, you’re talking about the stone, and when you say shine, you’re talking about the metal.
Post # 5
I understand the diamonds getting lost in the sparkle. Maybe get something channel set? so there is a divider?
Post # 6
I know what you mean… I’m not really into the little glitters of lots of melee either… I tend to describe it as “I like clean lines, well-defined boundaries and big chunks of light at a time.”
Maybe the word “glitter” would help him?
And “sheen” for the metal?
Post # 7
@joya_aspera: Good point. I’m the same way, I love the sleek clean lines of the metal. I want my solitaire to be the star of the show and if there is a lot of other glittering going on, it just blends.
Those alternate words might help! 🙂
Post # 8
There’s definitely a difference, and I love channel-set bands because there’s a little of both in a really balanced way. One of my best friends has a set that’s all glitter (pavé e-ring with pavé wrap), which is absolutely stunning on her, but would be too much bling on me.
Post # 9
Another vote for channel setting!
Post # 10
Do you mean something like this?
Post # 11
Oops, I see now that you’re not talking about the setting. Sorry!
Post # 12
To illustrate what I’m talking about… these are the two main enhancers that we have looked at:
Selection 1 – (sorry this is huge) – this, to me, is more SHINY. It has the sparkle of a few larger melee diamonds but has a lot of the white gold surface showing and feels “heavier” to me. I think I prefer this one.
Selection 2 – to me, THIS is SPARKLY. It glitters with all the diamonds. It’s a carat where the other is 1/2 carat. There’s no metal showing it’s all diamonds and my solitaire just blends in with all that glittery-ness. (yeah, I made that word up.)