What's more important to you? The setting or the stone?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Setting or Stone?
    Setting : (97 votes)
    44 %
    Stone : (123 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2657 posts
    Sugar bee

    This is the exact issue my FI was faced with when picking out the ring.  He decided to put more money towards the setting.  I have a 3-stone palladium setting with a CZ for the center stone and aquamarines for the side stones.  His theory was that it would be easier to change a stone than a setting if I ever wanted to upgrade in the future.  I love my ring and I would have made the exact same decision that he did.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Probably the setting. For me that is what makes me love a ring. I don’t scrutinize how colouress it looks or how perfectly it is cut when I stare at someone’s ring, it’s how the overall ring looks. (To an extent… I wouldn’t buy a bad stone, but would be willing to get slightly lower quality or slightly smaller centre stone if that meant getting my dream setting.)

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    8425 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Luckily for me, I prefer moissanite, so I was able to get the stone and setting I wanted.  Not sure what I’d pick if I liked diamonds.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1681 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Definitely the setting. I don’t care if I have a cz, diamond, moissonite, or colored stone. It’s still a hunk of carbon on my finger and it sparkles. Good enough for me. 

    There is however, a massive difference between a plain band with a solitaire stone, and a scalloped edge, split shank, with small details and small gems. I’ll take the latter any day.

    Having said that… I don’t care if it’s an overpriced “designer” setting or generic from Kays. If it’s pretty in my eyes, its good enough for me. The end!

    Post # 8
    Member
    3635 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Stone.  I love a simple solitaire – all about the rock. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    2927 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    If I could do it all over again, I would have gotten the setting first with a CZ and replaced the stone later. The settings were always cheaper than the diamond that I wanted…

     

    But I did not do that, we went for the nice diamond first and had to change my setting later…..now I wish I had done the reverse…. because I could have kept the ring we got married with and just upgraded the stone.

     

     

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Probably the stone.

    Post # 11
    Member
    473 posts
    Helper bee

    The setting! Stones can always be upgraded. I wouldn’t want to change the ring that I got married with. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    The setting, for sure. Love my halo!

    Post # 13
    Member
    1397 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    The stone, the setting can change based on the trends or where you are in life, but a good stone can go into most settings.

    Post # 14
    Member
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    BOTH! :)- but the stone probably more so…

    Post # 15
    Member
    851 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

    Definitely the setting.

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