Post # 17
@NurseAllie85: I definitely like the solitaire MUCH better. The second one is just too much in my opinion. maybe for an anniversary in the future, Fiance can buy you something more ornate as a RHR. I just told my Fiance that I’d like a 3 stone canary diamond RHR for our 10th anniversary if we can afford it haha.
Post # 18
If it makes you feel better, my setting is similiar to the second one.
I have had three diamonds fall out since getting engaged a little over a year ago. Each time, it takes 2 weeks to fix so I’m getting tired of not being able to wear my ring!
Also, it does get dirty easily. The first ring will be a lot more painless 🙂
Post # 19
I think your Fiance made the right decision. The second setting is pretty only with white gold and it’s too busy for engagement ring. To me, engagement ring should be timeless and simple enough for everyday wear.
If you love blings, maybe go for a good quality of eternity ring. Intially, I want a simple band… as soon as I tried on my 3/4 eternity ring, I can’t take it off.
Post # 20
I’ve had so many issues with my pave ring, that I think if you went with setting #2 you would have it in the shop so much you would be saying “why didn’t I go with the more simple setting?”
#1 is beautiful and classic! I think once you have it you will be thrilled!
Post # 21
That second ring could give you a lot of problems. If the ring is not well made, those stones could start falling off and getting it fixed may become a hassle – time at the jeweler instead of on your hand, and money to get it fixed.
Also, I personally LOVE that first ring picture. It’s simple, looks more durable and meant for everyday wear, beautiful, and has a nice flair with the rose gold.
Post # 22
How often are people really going to be looking at the side of your ring anyway?
As long as you like the top-down view- I don’t see what the problem is.
Post # 23
If you love the second setting, get the second setting. I don’t believe at all that it’s going to make the stone look smaller. Seriously. Get what YOU love.
Post # 24
I was going to say what some others have said.. I think I would go shopping for some blinged out bands. I mean go over the top. I would rather have a secure stone. But, I do love the second setting! However, the only thing that would hold be back is the little stones. I hate it when little stones fall out! If there are an intricate designed mounting made of gold with no small stones I would totally be all over that.
Post # 25
I can absolutely see why you love that second setting. It’s gorgeous. However, your setting is also classic and beautiful and will require much less maintenance.
I would have to agree with the jeweler, because he is well aware of how often rings with those tiny diamonds in them end up having to be repaired due to lost stones. One of my best friends has a very thick pave setting with diamonds along the prongs also, and she has been very frustrated by the fact that so many of the stones have fallen out of her ring over the years and that she’s had to have her ring repaired multiple times.
When I was recently at the jewelers to have my rings cleaned, I made a comment about how I now sometimes wish I had considered something with tiny diamonds all over the setting, because it’s such a pretty look. The woman assisting me said that she would much rather have a ring like mine (three stone, with a round center and two, long, tapered baguettes), because it will hold up much better. She commented that she’s constantly sending rings like the ones I had been describing out to be repaired for losing stones. She noted that, the week before, she had just sent out two Henri Daussi rings for repair because of this.
Post # 26
I like the simpler one much more, the one you didn’t go with looks fussy and cluttered to me. And yes, it could easily lose the melee diamonds from regular wear.
Post # 27
Thanks for the Ted Talk- I love them in general, but that one in particular was perfect!
p.s. your moniker is amazing. 🙂
Post # 28
Thank you EVERYONE for all your encouragement and advice! As a new bee, I’m really excited to find such a supportive and thoughtful community. 🙂
Post # 29
I agree that the simpler setting is better. The other one is so busy, way too much going on.
Post # 30
I love the solitaire in the rose gold setting. It’s beautiful and timeless in it’s understated elegance.
Post # 31
I really like the simplier ring. I think it’s classic and beautiful.
While the more ornate one is beautiful as well I think that 1) your jewler friend is right that you could have more issues down the line, 2) it’ll be a lot harder to wear day to day. All those prongs catch on things and all those little nooks and crannies can get dirty.
If I were you I’d sick with the origional but consider getting your fix of something more ornate with the wedding band.