(Closed) Larger diamond VS prettier setting

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which option is best?
    Option 1 (more elaborate setting, smaller diamond) : (209 votes)
    54 %
    Option 2 (larger diamond, less elaborate setting) : (180 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 16
    2176 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    I am 5’1 and my ring size is 4 1/4. I say go for the more elaborate setting but that’s just my opinion. I love the first ring  

    Post # 17
    162 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I love the setting of the first one, so that would be my choice, but both are beautiful! 

    Post # 18
    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’d much rather have a gorgeous setting that I won’t see on everyone else’s finger and slightly smaller stone. Plus, the way the prongs are done on the first setting will make it appear slightly larger. 🙂 

    Post # 19
    2109 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would rather have a unique and elaborate setting than a stock standard ring with a slightly larger diamond.

    Post # 20
    6379 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

    My vote is for the solitaire.

    Post # 21
    1845 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Take the diamond out of the equation. Would you prefer a solitaire or the more elaborate setting?

    What would you prefer if the diamond was going to be 1ct in both settings? Or 1.3ct in both settings?


    It’s easy to get caught up in the ‘but the solitaire has the bigger diamond’, but in a year or so time you will care more about the setting than the size. 

    Post # 22
    2005 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    The larger diamond,  30 points is a considerable difference.  I think people are mistakingly thinking its only a 3 pt difference! You can always upgrade the setting later and chances are you will tire of it or it will look dated at some point.  If you get the better setting, and then want to upgrade your diamond size later,  you will have to replace both.

    Post # 23
    1700 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    My vote goes to the higher quality diamond… because diamond!

    Post # 24
    716 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I recently went from a 0.72 carat solitaire to a 1.03. The size difference is considerable. I’d imagine it is the same between these two stones as well. I voted for the second setting because it’s timeless. 

    Post # 25
    594 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 1993

    SoonMrsCrocker2:  this exactly. 1/3 of a carat is a significant amount and in the future to upgrade would cost a lot more to get the bigger diamond. I happen to love the setting on the second one also.

    Post # 26
    2 posts

    I like the first option better. My fiance had a similar decision and went for the more elaborate setting and I love it, its more unique! However, if you think you might change the setting later then you should get the bigger diamond now. 

    Post # 27
    15 posts

    I like the solitaire but I am a little biased since I have one. I definitely see the difference in anything that’s over a carat vs exactly one carat. So I would go for the 1.3! Both are beautiful though!

    Post # 28
    280 posts
    Helper bee

    to me it was an easy choice, while a classic solitare is classic for a reason and simply beautiful. the first option took my breath away. Have you tried either on to see what feels more at home on your finger?

    Post # 29
    52 posts
    Worker bee

    they are all beautiful. 🙂

    Post # 30
    76 posts
    Worker bee

    First for sure! It’s stunning!

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