(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 # 91
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    1308 posts
    Bumble bee

    I wonder which OP got?  It’s funny a few people said setting and upgrade later.  Upgrading a diamond is MUCH more expensive than upgrading a setting.

    Post # 93
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    1610 posts
    Bumble bee

    Personally I love both but I am a sucker for a nice solitiaire. I would most likely have gone with the second option, bigger diamond with a beautiful classic setting. I hope you went with which setting made you happy though!

    Post # 94
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    Gabrielle91:  I like #2 for the prongs and two tone setting. So that’s why I would choose it. 🙂 Go with what makes you happiest though!

    Post # 96
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    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Stunning! Congratulations, what a fabulous setting. 🙂 

    Post # 97
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    Newbee

    Gabrielle91:  Thanks so much!! 

     

    Your ring is absolutely gorgeous! I think I saw it on a thread last night and just admired it or a minute or two. Such a beautiful blend of classic and romantic with a fun whimsical, personal twist. Lovely! Congratulations!’ 💜

    Post # 98
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    661 posts
    Busy bee

    Even if you go for the smaller option, I think that you’ll find with the way the first setting wraps around the ring, the diamond will seem just as big as the 4 prong set bigger diamond. It’s like why bezel set diamonds look bigger than the same carat 4 prong 

    Post # 99
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016 - San Clemente Church, Italy

    The second one is streamlined and stunning!

    Post # 101
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    420 posts
    Helper bee

    I really like the fancy setting but a bigger stone will feel better …too bad u can’t do both.. Btw jewlery stores always trade up so later it can always be upgraded if u dont like maybe u could return in 30 days n switch too. 

    Post # 102
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

    That’s so beautiful! It’s really cool how your ering you looks like the styles of option 1 and option 2 in the poll.  Congratulations bee 

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