Post # 1
I wrote in a month or so ago for help picking a stone and you were all so helpful. I’ve been debating with myself for awhile and even had a couple custom designs drawn up but nothing has “wowed” me yet so I need help making up my indecisive mind about a setting.
Here’s the stone:
I am looking for a balance of simplicity and movement. Some of the inspiration photos are in yellow gold but I’m interested in white gold/platinum.
Let me know know what you think!
#1 – Asymmetrical Twist
#2 Simple Semi Bezel
#3 – Split Shank Semi Bezel (I’d probably nix the filigree)
#4 Fishtail Prongs
#5 Bypass + Slightly Curved Dual Band (I’d nix the band Stones though)
#6 Leaf Cathedral
#7 Shallow Curves – I’d only do a single stone though.
Post # 2
wow – those are all very different settings! I like the fishtail prongs, personally. But I think that’s because I’m partial to a delicate band/solitaire.
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey
I’m in love with #3. It has such an enchanted ring vibe, I love it.
Post # 4
I just can’t pick the one that I’ll never tire of and definitely like the input of others to determine what would catch your eye, in a GOOD way, if you saw my theoretical ring.
At this point I almost want to give my boyfriend this list of favorites and just have him surprise me. Oddly, I think it would be harder to be disappointed if it wasn’t my choice!
If any of you have rings similar to the one you voted for please share pics 🙂
Post # 5
Funny – I live near Knox Jewelers – they do excellent work.
Anyway, your ring selections are all so different… have you seen any of them (or similar styles) in person?
Post # 6
I voted for Knox’s split shank but would only want it if it included the filigree! Perhaps, if you’re very fearful of tiring of the design, you should go extremely simple with either the plain semi-bezel or the fishtail. Both would play well with any and every band that the future might bring.
Post # 7
1 looks like an eye
4 looks like tiny hands are gripping the stone
I am partial to the bypass and shallow curves because I am also getting a bypass!
I strongly recommend that you try on a bunch of different rings in person to get a feel for what you like. I always thought I wanted a 3 stone but I was wowed by the design I am getting.
That stone is incredible by the way. I personally would avoid bezel because it would hide a lot of the stone. You may have the same issue with bypass.
Post # 8
These are all beautiful in different ways. The last one keeps drawing my eye but if you are planning to also wear a wedding band, you should keep that in mind as well. Only #s 2, 4, and 6 look like they would be pretty easy to pair an additional band with. All things considered, I’d say the leaf cathedral would be my vote of these here- you will be able to pair a band with it, it will sit up in a way that shows off your stone and the silver (or gold?) leaves next to your green stone will be striking.
I do think you should also try things on, though. I was surprised to find that what I liked to wear as a regular, every day ring was not at all what I wanted or preferred for my engagement ring(s).
Post # 9
poikl : l like all of them buuut if I had to choose I’d go with #5 but I’d keep the side stones haha
Post # 10
How about something like this ..so the green stone pops and looks like it’s floating
Also it’s doesn’t have to be that wide
Post # 11
I would have said number three if you are keeping the filigree, but since you aren’t then my vote would be for number 6. I think the subtle nature design would go well with the green stone yet keep the classic Simplicity of a traditional solitaire that keeps it solidly in the engagement ring vs. Fashion ring Genre.
Post # 12
I like the fishtail prongs!
And I really like the idea of having your SO decide!
Post # 13
Thank you all for the insights. A lot of these things never occurred to me! Eye, tiny hands, and being too much of a fashion style (especially with a colored stone).
The split shank would be more of a contender if the filigree was more meaningful. Maybe our last name initials – cugly cursive L and Q? Or stylized leaves or leaf outlines in green gold?
The fishtail prongs definitely fit my love of vintage. I’ve seen them done in a way that look more square and less like tiny hands (creepy!)
I do love the cathedral leaf setting but would want the stone to sit lower profile.
I do like the styles that allow for a wedding band because I want a simple wedding band that I basically never have to take off. That makes the choice a bit easier here are a couple of my favorite bands that I’d get customized to fit up against the e-ring
Softened Mobius band.
Post # 14
ringclique : What a cool idea! I’d take the width down to just the two bands holding the stone but seems like there’s a lot I could do with all that open space. I’ll ask the jeweler if that kind of setting would be secure enough.
Post # 15
Here’s how my setting turned out! Thanks to everyone who voted and helped me with the design process!