Post # 1
So my boyfriend broke down and told me he bought a loose stone to go into a setting because he wanted me to help pick out the setting, and because the stone was apparetntly beyond perfect for his price range… His logic is since it will be on my finger forever I need to like the setting. I appreciate that, but dammit this is so much pressure now because A.) The diamond is somewhere in my freaking house and I have no idea how long it has been there or where it is. B.) because I was dead set on a dream setting, and now that it is actually time to help pick out what I want, I can’t decide. (first world problems… I know. I promise I am not actually complaining, but seriously I am feeling the pressure lol) How did you other bees that helped pick out your setting decide?… THERE ARE SO MANY I CAN’T EVEN BREATHE.
Post # 2
What shape and size is the diamond?
I decided on my setting by trying on rings in real stores and also looking on the internet.
Do you like bling – halo, diamonds down the band, side diamonds?
do you like colour – sapphire accents maybe?
Post # 3
Do you know how big the stone is? And what shape it is? That’d probably influence my choice of setting a bit.
I would just start looking at tons of rings to figure out what elements rings you like tend to have — Do you like halos? Do you prefer solitaires? Do you want stones on the band or a plain band? Do you want fancy profille work? Do you want white/yellow gold?
Post # 5
I know the diamond is round! LOL. Last year we looked at diamonds and settings and the diamonds I had selected were in the 1 carat range… So let’s go with that. I have always said I disliked halo settings, but there is this particular one that I actually really like… And they kind of make the diamond look bigger… The setting I was dead set on has sapphire accents with a pave setting, cathedral style with beautiful engraving. I know… Two completely different styles. Lol. It’s just very hard to choose. One is far more unique than the other, but then the other is pretty timeless.
Post # 6
definitely go try on a bunch and take pics. I would also search by your ring size here, or just look through the Rings board to find a style you love.
Post # 7
I feel you! I’m trying to choose a setting as well but I’ve seen so many on here that I love. Too many choices and such an important decision!
Post # 8
Oh also — think ahead about your wedding band. Not all settings sit flush with a band, so if that’s something you really want, you should keep it in mind. Like MrsBuesleBee
said, look around a ton, try on a ton, and see what works for you.
Post # 9
Thanks guys… The anticipation is KILLING ME. I am going to stock these boards for a while longer, then I am going to hit the stores as soon this week.
Post # 10
try on and try on some more! Because rings that I LOVE the look of didn’t look good on my hand at all.
Post # 11
I agree with going and trying some on. You could get a simple solitaire setting for it until you decide what your dream ring is?
Post # 12
Ditto to what everyone else said. The only way to know what you love on your hand is to try on lots and lots of different settings. I always thought I knew what I wanted, but it turned out that style didn’t look good on me at all.
ETA: But at least having to go and try on different rings is super fun! Yay!
Post # 13
the bee is a great place to start.
there are so many styles here and you can really narrow it down.
Post # 14
Have fun and go try some rings on so you can get a feel of what you want. I saw a ton of rings that were gorgeous and when I tried them on I just didn’t like how they looked on my finger. I knew I wanted something small and with a twisted band. I tried rings many rings on till I narrowed my style down. Once i knew what I wanted it was easier to spot what i was lolooking for. It can get overwhelming when you walk in and all you see is sparkle everywhere.
Post # 15
At first I had no idea, than I wen to try on rings and majority of stores only had halo, so that’s what I thought I wanted. Researched them like crazy, then decided I wanted oval. My boyfriend didn’t like halo or oval, he said if it were up to him, he’d get round solitaire, so that’s what I got!! I was very picky on solitaire tho. Slightly tapered at stone, four prong cathedral low set that band can sit flush, he got exactly want I wanted! 🙂 got engaged Sat. Congratulations, it’s an exciting time!