Post # 16
I really like both, actually.
I agree with PP that with a clear stone in the center, it all gets muddled up. That diamond still pops, but not nearly as much as it could. It’s all personal preference.
I think peach sapphire or something with a soft hint of color would look great as the center stone.
Post # 17
- Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey
I prefer the sapphire one a lot more than the diamond option. It stands out. I personally would use another setting for the diamond.
Post # 18
I prefer the setting with the diamond
Post # 19
- Wedding: June 2019 - City, State
I prefer the setting with the sapphire. Maybe shop around for a semi mount that you love. Do you have a picture of the diamond?
Post # 20
I absolutely love it with the sapphire, but I think it’s pretty with the diamond, too.
Post # 21
- Wedding: September 2021 - Australia
I think it looks pretty with both too, but the coloured stone makes the setting pop a lot more. What about a 3 ring stone with trillion-cut side stones instead? It’s a bit more interesting than a classic 3 stone ring, but wouldn’t look quite as busy as this.
Post # 22
- Wedding: September 2021 - Beaver Creek, CO
I like it! A word of advice though. We used family diamonds for my side stones on my three-stone engagement ring (earrings from his mom). I’m glad our jeweler found a couple of options for the center stone because the family stones were somewhere around an H and the near colorless center stone we liked best looked really odd with the side stones. We ended up going up in the color spectrum so the pairing would work nicely. I would just take care to relatively match the side stones to your family center stone in this case.
Post # 23
I would find a similar setting or go the custom route so that you can have smaller sidestones to better compliment your heirloom diamond. Maybe even consider a three stone ring setting since you said you have a classic taste? I have a round with pear side stones, baguettes are also very classic and pretty!
Post # 24
It’s beautiful with the sapphire but the diamond gets a bit lost. Smaller side stones will make the center diamond pop. You can always add more bling with diamond bands to accompany the engagement ring.
Post # 25
I personally LOVE the diamond. I think the side details gives it a really nice touch without having so much contrast like the sapphire. It looks lovely!
Post # 26
Errr… I can’t decide!
First of all I like the setting, it’s like little wings on the side 🙂
When I look at the sapphire I like the contrast, you can clearly see all the details.
When I look at the diamond it’s just classic, you know? Pure white.
I’m sorry I’m no help at all!