To Bling or Not to Bling, That is the Question

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which ring do you like best?
    Shared prong with cathedral setting : (43 votes)
    46 %
    Shared prong non-cathedral setting : (14 votes)
    15 %
    Plain band with cathedral setting : (22 votes)
    24 %
    Plain band non-cathedral setting : (14 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    2151 posts
    Buzzing bee

    kristenjenna:  I like number two because of the diamonds in the band and the fact that it isn’t a cathedral setting. I personally don’t like cathedral settings for practical reasons (even though they are pretty). I cook a lot and so I never wanted a setting with spaces in it- food and stuff can get stuck in those little spaces. Lol, that might just be me but I lose stuff like it’s my job so I always wanted a ring that I could keep on all the time and rarely take off. 

    Post # 3
    Member
    430 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 1994

    I think the cathedral protects the stone a bit more. I wore a classic tiffany solitaire for years and constantly banged my hand on things.  But I’m a klutz.

    Post # 4
    Member
    8604 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Shared prong cathedral! But I’m biased because that’s what I have, and I love it!

    Post # 5
    Member
    2791 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    4 is my personal favorite because that’s what I have, but in a princess cut. It took forever for me to find a plain setting like that with the square prongs for my princess cut!

    Post # 6
    Member
    4819 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    kristenjenna:  They’re all really pretty and classic! I thought that shared prong was a bit risky, though? In that it’s one set of prongs holding in 2 diamonds? I have no experience with it, I had just read it somewhere.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1517 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I picked the shared prong, non-cathedral setting. I have that setting and it makes the stone pop. 

     

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    9919 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    kristenjenna:  I’m personally a huge fan of the cathedral setting – bling or no bling is up to you 🙂

    i feel like the non-cathedral settings look a little odd, like the diamond was just plopped on the band, they always look like something is missing to me. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    i kinda regret having bling on the sides bc it gets super dirty. when i upgrade i’m going to get a bezel. i also work with young, disabled kids so it will probably for the best when i upgrade. so you should just think about your lifestyle! and what ring would suit it best. 

    Post # 12
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    2791 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    kristenjenna:  it’s specific to square stones, i’m not sure what they’re really called. but princess cuts i’ve seen have 1 of 3 different prongs. The “square” ones, “straight” ones, or “round” ones. 

     versus  versus 

    Post # 14
    Member
    3372 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1997

    A cathedral setting isn’t any harder to keep clean than a standard setting, IMO, especially because the bristles of a soft toothbrush easily reach in, under and around the shoulders of the cathedral. Now, a band with stones may be different, depending on whether there are holes in the band behind the small stones. Those can be very difficult to clean behind, though there are certainly many people who have similar bands and love them.

    My choice would be the plain cathedral setting. A cathedral setting allows for more styles of wedding band to sit flush with the engagement ring (if that is important to you), and provides a little more bump protection. I also agree with MsGinkgo that standard settings always look a bit awkward to me, but that is just personal preference. Either setting is classic.

    Post # 15
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    2791 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    I bought jewlery cleaner from our local jewler for like $6. It was the same as this one: http://www.amazon.com/Connoisseurs-Jewelry-Cleaner-Precious-oz/dp/B000QA2IHC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413551307&sr=8-1&keywords=jewlery+cleaner  I soak it and then scrub it with an old toothbrush. 

    I’d really like to get one of these though…. I put it on my registry. http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Ultrasonic-Jewelry-Eyeglass-Cleaning/dp/B001DKDAVW/ref=wr_it_dp_o_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1TC3CPUEIZY26&coliid=IO8TD1XN8Y79O 

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