(Closed) Larger diamond VS prettier setting

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which option is best?

    Option 1 (more elaborate setting, smaller diamond)

    Option 2 (larger diamond, less elaborate setting)

  • Post # 2
    3827 posts
    Honey bee

    I like two better,  not because of diamond. 

    Post # 3
    4682 posts
    Honey bee

    There isn’t a huge difference between a 1.00 and a 1.3. If you really love the elaborate setting, I’d go for it.

    Post # 4
    13628 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    To me it would be an easy decision since I love and prefer classic solitaires. They are understated, timeless and put the focus on the center stone.  And you can always reset in the future. 

    Post # 5
    41 posts

    I vote for the simple one with the larger diamond!

    Post # 7
    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    That is an absolutely minute difference. i like the first setting better. 

    Post # 8
    282 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted for the second one, only because I like the simple band. 

    Post # 9
    355 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    I like the setting of the first one.

    Post # 10
    387 posts
    Helper bee

    I have been with mine for nine years as well. I was originally planning on getting a 1 to 1.5 carat diamond and to put quite a lot of money into the setting. 

    Then we found a beautiful 2.5 OEC ring at a nice price. Of course, that means putting off the gorgeous setting a while, but I’m really glad we did it this way. Fiancee also wants to change the setting someday, so eventually I’ll have the best of both worlds! 

    Post # 11
    52 posts
    Worker bee

    Have you try them on? You may find not that much difference in size when you try both of them on your finger. 1.3ct is not that much bigger than 1ct unless the 1.3ct stone you are looking is shallow with bigger table rate. Bigger table may give you bigger look but it may not sparkle as much. I highly recommend you to go to a jewlery store and try both 1ct and 1.3ct rings. If a 1.3ct definatly look bigger than 1ct and also sparkles well, I would choose the 1.3ct. Otherwise, I’d go with beautiful setting. 

    Post # 12
    416 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I prefer the second one, but not because of the larger stone. Unsolicited opinion : The first one sits too high, IMO. It is a beautiful ring, however, and I’m sure either will be great! 

    Post # 13
    10286 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    The second one is classic and you can pair it with a blingy band:-)

    Post # 14
    2134 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I like the first setting, but I also really don’t like solitaires. I think you can’t go wrong with either one, but I do think 1 ct will be plenty big enough enough for your ring size.

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