(Closed) Does the profile matter?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Does the profile of the setting matter?
    Yes : (51 votes)
    72 %
    No : (18 votes)
    25 %
    Other - please explain : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    If you think later on down the road the size of the center stone may bother you, I say go for the bigger center stone then upgrade the setting later on!

    Post # 4
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    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I personally would go with the bigger centre stone!

    Post # 5
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    4 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Ditto on the center stone!

    Post # 6
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    2777 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Well Im picky about settings but if there’s a sizable difference then I might want to get a bigger center stone.  

    Do you have an image or specifics you could tell us.  Like a pic of the basket setting and carats vs what the other setting would look like with a bigger stone?

    Post # 7
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    684 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    For the rare time you will look at your ring sideways, it is not worth it to have pretty details if it is preventing you from getting the right centre stone! I would vote for a larger centre stone.

    My original ring had awesome details under that nobody really got to see.

     

     

    Post # 8
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    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Invest in the center stone, you can change settings easily

    Post # 9
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    1868 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    If it has to be one or the other than DEFINITELY the center stone!!! A nice rock on the thinnest, daintiest, most simple band will still look amazing. 

    Post # 10
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    69 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’m kind of on the fence about this because I really love the Tacori baskets but also love emerald cuts. I’ve seen an emerald cut on those Tacori baskets and I really did not like it. If it came down to it, I’d select my preference for the center stone cut and size instead of the profile detail.

    A pretty profile is a nice bonus but not a must have. My ring profile is really plain but I looooove the emerald cut and details on the face.

    Post # 12
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    2777 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @eam003:  So you would still have the pave showing on the front but none of those side diamonds on the profile correct?

    This is a tough choice but you would still basically be getting the same ring.  I would put it like this.  Would you rather have a 1.5 carat center stone that people will see or a 1.2 carat center stone with diamonds that mostly only you will see?

    I like those side diamonds and think the settng would look prettier with them but I’m assuming here that they are on both side of the basket as well?  To be practical I’d say skip them because those small diamonds that sit close to your finger will get in the way of any wedding band you end up choosing (if you are also getting a wedding band).  Also they would be there solely for your enjoyment really.  So if you really wanted this as a detail on your ring keep it, if it doesn’t matter that much to you I would say get the bigger center stone.  

    If it is an option I would remove the diamonds that would rest close to your finger and keep the ones on the basket.  

    For practicality though chances are you’d hit in on something and one of those diamonds would come flying off or crack.  You could possibily start another thread asking bees if they have a similar ring with or with out diamonds and see what they say and if they have any advice for you about how their rings are for them in their daily lives.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Oh, looking at the boards makes everyone second guess!  It seems you may be just as picky as I!  I didn’t like any modern settings either and luckily was given one I loved! 

    I would say stick with the side diamonds then.  I honestly think it would look a lot prettier with it than without it.  And theres not that much of a difference between 1.2 and 1.5 in my mind anyway.  Best of luck to you. 🙂

    Post # 15
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    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Mrs Christopher:  “I would say stick with the side diamonds then.  I honestly think it would look a lot prettier with it than without it.  And theres not that much of a difference between 1.2 and 1.5 in my mind anyway”

    Agreed, My thoughts exactly!

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