Bigger stone or more bling? POLL

posted 4 days ago in Rings
  • poll: Which ring would have more of a wow factor?
    Large solitaire : (58 votes)
    83 %
    Sparkly setting : (12 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 2
    4 posts

    Hi Bee 🙂 I would go for the bigger solitaire because you can add more bling later if you feel like it. In my opinion they also look more classic

    Post # 3
    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2019

    Large solitaire. You can always upgrade the setting later for a special anniversary, but you’ll never regret a big beautiful stone 

    Post # 4
    41 posts

    Personally I’d invest in a larger stone now, and then change out the setting later or get a blingy wedding band instead. 

    Post # 5
    60 posts
    Worker bee

    I would get the bigger solitaire now and add wraps, jackets/enhancers, or new setting later for more bling!

    Post # 6
    9 posts
    • Wedding: April 2021

    I don’t know if you’d ever really regret going the solitaire route. It’s so classic, and it will never go out of style. But if you get bored of it later, you can change the setting, add a halo, side stones, a diamond band, etc. Options are endless.


    Post # 7
    244 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I vote for a larger solitaire with a plain shank. That way you’ll have so many possibilities for a blingy band or stack!

    Post # 8
    363 posts
    Helper bee

    Is price no object?  Because a 2-3 carat quality stone will cost a lot more than a smaller stone on a blingy setting. 

    Post # 9
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I’ll always vote solitaire over bling setting, even if the stone isn’t bigger. I strongly dislike blingy settings. 

    Post # 10
    970 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    izzabella :  good point! 

    OP, have you considered a classic three stone of some sort (either a classic trilogy with three rounds or pear or baguette sidestones etc) if you like bling but maybe don’t want a plain solitaire or can’t get one stone as large as you would like? 

    Post # 11
    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    allpinkeverything :  I picked the larger solitaire just from the simple fact that you said you didn’t want your ring going out of style, solitaires are forever classic! If you want more bling you could add a ring wrap to it or change the setting down the road! Would love to see the outcome!

    Post # 15
    11600 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    allpinkeverything :  I also vote for the larger solitaire. Since you ask, personally, I feel less is more in terms of settings. I prefer a classic and timeless look, and for the focus to be on the center stone. 

    But if you do want something different it’s going to be much less expensive and easier to reset later when you will likely have other financial priorities than it would be to upgrade the center stone. And there’s no guarantee you’ll have the same “good deal” available either.

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