Post # 1
Brilliant Bees, will you share your wisdom with me? Thinking ahead and daydreaming <3 but new to the process, and I have LOTS to learn.
Will you help me decide? Here’s what I’m considering below.
Dream-ring criteria so far: thin micropave band, round diamond stone, platinum, thinner prongs, secure, IGI certified, working with a company that ensures diamonds if they fall out, and flush fit (I think that means the wedding band and engagement ring sit next to each other w/o a gap, right?)
Option A: Petite Pave Crown https://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/14k-white-gold-petite-pave-crown-diamond-engagement-ring-item-53057
Option B: Petite Pave, Flush Fit: https://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/platinum-petite-pave-engagement-ring-flush-fit-item-56280
Option C: French Cut Basket: https://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/platinum-french-cut-pave-wire-basket-engagement-ring-item-53021
Out of these above:
-4 or 6 prongs? (I hear JA can accomodate either) I like the six-look, but worried about it covering too much light of the diamond.
-Considering using a family stone. Anyone who has done this with JA?
-Did you consider JA, or did you go to a local jeweler?
Thanks, bees! <3
Post # 2
I like B, with a 6 prong 🙂 but that is because I love the pave but it is still simple and can have a band sit flush with it. But with that said they are all so pretty. C is gorgeous but I wonder if it would force a gap with a band? I am a huge fan of 6 prong, but a lot of bees love 4 so either way with any of those and with 4 or 6 prong, you really cant go wrong. All very beautiful. And I have never used JA and I know nothing about their products/quality, but they seem to be very affordable and reputable.
Post # 3
I like B. Flush fit is important to me but I’m not sure if 6 prongs can do flush fit (correct me anyone please!) even though I like 6 prongs more than 4. I’d still do a flush fit with 4 prongs over a 6 prong with a gap.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2007 - City, State
I like A, with 6 prongs, the best! But they’re all beautiful rings. You can’t go wrong with whichever you choose!
Post # 5
- Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA
I like C and you could get a slightly curved band so it will fit flush. I would do 4 prongs, maybe claw, imo it showcases the diamond better. Anyway you choose that are all stunning. Keep us posted on what you choose! Congratulations!
Post # 6
I like A or C (I really like settigs with diamonds on the frame around the head of the diamond and I also really like French cut). If it’s important to you that your rings line up, though (and you only want to wear 2 rings, not get a spacer to wear between them), then you should probably go with ring B. I like 6 prong settings the best- you can have the prongs made more delicately so they do not cover the face of your stone. (And I really like the added security of the additional prongs). My sapphire ering has 4 double claw prongs and I really like the look of it, but it can sometimes make my stone look cushion cut.
Post # 7
A or B. If you want flush fit, get B. Otherwise, I would go with A.
Post # 8
B, because I like when the wedding band is flush.
My ring is from James Allen. They’re fine.