(Closed) Help me choose my Oval setting!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Personally, I prefer the setting with sidestones and pave, not just pave. I think adding sidestones to an oval balances out the overall length-width ratio. 

I had my heart set on an oval, too, though much smaller (0.6c) but wavered on how to set it. Pave? Sidestones? I decided to split the difference with both pave and very small sidestones:

 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

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cbksoon2b:  I much prefer the original you chose, without sidestones.  It seems more clean/simple/elegant. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

That setting is stunning! I love the design in the gallery. However, I can see how you might prefer having a solitaire with a thing pave so that you don’t upstage your center stone. What do you like about the design you fell in love with in the store? You could look into going a custom route to get exactly what you want for your oval diamond.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

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cbksoon2b:  That setting is exactly to my taste, so I’m probably not super helpful. 🙂 Ovals and pears are my 2 favorite shapes. I’m not crazy about the fussy prongs (they look like actual claws to me) but everything else is A+.

Post # 9
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Newbee

I think they are both beautiful. I went through a similar dilemma with my oval but eventually decided on the simple pave setting just because I liked how it looked on my finger better. That being said the side stones look beautiful, it just depends on what suits your finger more.  Maybe you can take into account which looks better with a plain wedding band if you still want that? Here is my ring, which I will probably get a plain wedding band for, if it helps!!

 

 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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cbksoon2b:  I love the ring with the pear side stones it’s very unique! Stock pictures don’t matter if you loved it in person! 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

here’s my lovely oval, it’s unique in it’s own way.  My setting isn’t trendy, nor is it halo or pave; it’s just me.  I love it uniqueness and the fact that it’s have two different shapes, oval & princess cuts.1 ering

Post # 12
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Worker bee

Looking online means you can zoom in quite a bit and see much more detail than you would on a day to day basis. I looked at a lot of settings online that I thought I liked, but the wow factor was gone when I tried them on in person and the detail was just not really noticeable. The opposite is also true – details may seem too busy when seen online, but be just right in person.

That said, I got so overwhelmed with trying on all the various designs in the store that I thought I liked something I totally didn’t, just because it was different from everything else I tried. What do you like about the ring you tried on? Why don’t you like it online? If it’s the side stones, go back to the store and try more 3-stone rings and see if you really like it, or if it were just the extra glitz and shine that day. If it’s the metalwork, try on some more of those, with or without the side stones.

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