What's more important to you: style of setting or specs of the stones?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

setting and aesthetics, definitely. my ring has the 4 Ps. Perfect, Perfect, Perfect and Perfect.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I honestly could care less about the specs of my ring. It’s perfect to me. I think what means the most to me is that FI saved his money for two years, spent months making sure it would be perfect and put his heart and soul into getting me something that he thought I would love. And that makes me love it even more. I did not have a “dream” ring. I did not show him any photos of what I wanted beforehand. I know little to nothing about diamonds. Popping the question was going to be one of the biggest decisions of his life and I wanted him to do it his way and on his terms, which meant him picking a ring that he felt would be perfect for me. 

 

That said, there is something to be admired about you ladies who know what you want, what you feel you deserve and and what represents your relationship and aren’t afraid to ask for it! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I like simple, so for me I prefer plain solitaire with a nice diamond,since the diamond is the main focus. However, I have my mind set on a specific style. So I guess a mixture of both, but if I had to pick between the exact solitaire or diamond, I choose diamond. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

NovemBride1415:  I never had a dream ring either, I figured out my likes from trying them on. Also, your lucky your boyfriend wanted to surprise you and pick out what he thought you would like most, that’s very romantic. For my love, he always asks what I want and doesn’t surprise me so when it was time to look for rings, he gave me full range and a budget. He could care less about rings and wants me to love what ever he gets because it’s a lot of money and I’m only getting one. He also wanted to spend a certain amount, and wanted it to be within a certain size. I am all about saving so I did tons of research and found the best specs for diamond well under his budget. I would email him the info. Until he ask me to stop bc he had idea of my likes, and whatnot. I think he got it, but I’m still waiting. However I would have prefer he pick it out and surprise me but he is not the type, and stresses over those things. So now I wait.. argh!!! I hate not knowing when he will. Anyways, congratulations on your engagement and sorry for going on and on, lol.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

smashleykat:  There is definitely romance in your situation as well. He wants to make sure you are happy and get what you want! That is a sign of a good, level-headed man right there. <br /><br />Be patient! He just wants to make sure it’s right! 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m like you. As long as the stones look pretty I don’t care what their certificate says. But the setting must be something I love!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Also, we looked at mall stores but I just didn’t feel those diamond s popped, and I went to small jewlers and those diamond s had so much life and sparkle. I only saw rounds in mall and had to go to small jewlers to look at ovals which I loved, but my bf didn’t love ovals he prefers round, so I think that is what I’ll be getting, round solitaire, very traditional like my love. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

NovemBride1415:  Thank you 🙂 yes, waiting is not always fun. I’m addicted to these boards, lol. I love looking at rings on hands 🙂

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

Styles change and a setting can always be changed or upgraded later if desired. Although I have no intention of ever changing my timeless, platinum setting,  or the center stone, I would rather invest in a  quality center stone than a busy setting. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

I’ve always seen a setting as a way to display or highlight the stone, so the diamond was more important to me. That said, it didn’t mean I needed to have perfect specs, either, as I was not interested in paying more for specs that I could not see. As was already mentioned, a setting can be changed or updated relatively easily, though my preference is for a simple setting that can have its look changed with different bands worn with it.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

For me it was all about the setting. I love my round and pear three stone because it’s a bit different, it has a lovely elegant shape with a tapering band and I love that it has a “design” to it. I also really wanted a low setting because I’m left handed.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I had a general “feel” I liked, and never really any dream of what the perfect ring is.  I wanted him to be creative with that part – although he did ask for preferences and how I felt about how a range of things looked.  I guess my “feel” was sort of an interplay of both – but there was a pretty wide variety of styles that would have met those criteria.

For a brief moment, I started even questioning the preferences I did give – but in the end I think my original preferences (and current ring!) are a great representation of “us”.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I used to only really focus on the center stone so I thought I wanted a plain solitaire but now I’m worried that type of setting would be too plain for me.

Lately I have found myself drawn to more intricate and unique settings (like Tacori or Verragio) as long as they don’t detract from the beauty of the stone. I want the setting and stone to be equally as beautiful!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

FI and I went to look at rings together, though I let FI ultimately decide which to get. We were shown multiple diamonds, but when you look at each one individually, they all looked similarly nice. It was more important for me to have a simple but unique setting. 

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