(Closed) Love my e-ring, can't stop thinking about a different setting(( (pics)

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

actually, setting your stone into a diamond band would tend to make your centre stone look smaller IMO… at least thats’s what I’ve noticed when looking at pics.  

What about adding a diamond wedding band, or even two, (one for each side) when you get married?

Post # 4
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree that adding a diamond wedding band would be a great way to go.

Post # 5
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have a solitaire on a plain band, too.  Some days, I love it and other days, I feel like you.  @MissNoodles:  is right.  The extra diamonds does seem to make your center stone look smaller.  And, I’ve read that a lot of brides that have fancier settings sometimes have to get custom bands to match their ering.  With a plain ering band, you can mix and match much easier.  //  I’m planning to add anniversary bands to my set as time goes by.

Post # 6
717 posts
Busy bee

you ring is beautiful and the center diamond really shines!  I agree with MissNoodles, get a nice diamond band or two to add your own touch to it.  

if it’s still bothering, discuss it with your Fiance.  explain that you love the diamond and his thoughtful gesture but that the setting is not exactly your taste.  see about exchanging the setting.  or maybe keep that setting and set it with a different stone (maybe a gemstone) and wear as a right hand ring.

just be honest with him, he wants you to love it and you have to wear it everyday

Post # 7
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have a solitaire setting with a stone just like yours (the setting is slightly more decorative, it’s a four-prong cathedral) and for a long time thought I wanted to reset it into something ~fancier~ too. I’m the only person I know wih a true solitaire!

I’ve decided not too, just because I have so much pride in the beautiful and almost perfect diamond that FH picked out 🙂 I get the same reactions as you do, but I also don’t care because I have different priorities than most people checking out my ring – I think halos are for the most part ugly and I’m completely okay with the fact that FH spent more money on getting a VVS1 than more pave diamonds or something.

Im going to get a super sparkly eternity band for the wedding band and the jeweler said he would have no trouble making it flush with the e-ring. Go to the jeweler and see what they say about bands!

Post # 8
4951 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’d do a pave type band on each side. It will look similar to the picture of the ring you love.

Post # 10
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mashaka:  I’m in the same boat! I have a solitaire on a plain band. Originally it was not what I would have picked but now I love it. I am getting a diamond band to go with it and the whole thing together looks great which is why I am now glad that I have a plain band engagement ring. I don’t have a picture of them together yet, have just ordered the wedding band, but here is a picture. I didn’t like channel set and prefered a prong setting that matches the solitaire.

Post # 11
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Well, I am the complete opposite and think center diamonds tend to look bigger with side stones.  The reason is that in a solitaire, there is nothing to compare the center diamond to, whereas in a setting with side stones – obviously, you have the comparison.

If you’re not happy with the setting I think you should say something.  I too had a solitaire and it just wasn’t my style, even with the diamond wedding band.  I am not of the camp “you have to love whatever your SO picks out”.  What if you had picked out a wedding ring for him that he didn’t like?  You would want him to love it, right?  Why can’t the same be said for the lady that’s “supposed to wear this for the rest of her life”?

Jewelry, especially something that has the emotional significance of an engagement ring, is so subjective.  Some ladies care more into jewelry than others.  Doesn’t make them selfish.

You can have a jeweler melt down the platinum to make a new ring.  It’s not cheap but it can be done.

Post # 13
531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mashaka:  You dont think you fiance would mind? I have a solitaire ring and to add more diamonds im going to get 2 wedding bands. 

Post # 15
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I LOVE pave bands and they have always been what I am instantly drawn to.  That said, my Fiance picked out a gorgous pave setting to go with his 1 ct family diamond that was passed down to him, for my ring. I LOVE my ring, but the size of the diamonds in the setting (.07 each), I think, make my diamond look smaller than a carat.  If you want to make your ring look bigger, definitely go with smaller diamonds in the band.

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