(Closed) Picking an engagement ring/wedding ring set

posted 13 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Personal preference- I’m not wild about channel set.

I think my favorite is option 3.  I don’t think any combination of diamonds can be "too busy" so wear them together if you want!

Your e-ring is gorgeous, all the options are lovely.  I don’t think you can go wrong.

Post # 4
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2007

I would definitely match the channel setting on the engagement ring if you plan on wearing them together much.  Have you had your engagement ring cleaned lately?  it’s hard to keep the channel set stones in clean so maybe you’ll find the ones in your e-ring will sparkle more if they get a good cleaning.  Do you know what level clarity they are?  That’s going to make a difference too.  The VS2 on the wedding band at blue nile should be fine.

Post # 6
5 posts

You’re engagement ring is beautiful 🙂 I would try to find a jewlery store to go look at some of those rings in person, even if you buy them from blue nile, but that way you really know what it will look like on your finger … i have a feeling that you’ll know immediately which one feels/looks the best, though personally i think that option 3 is the most fun … good luck!

Post # 8
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Go with what you love! It seems that you are justifying getting the channel setting because it matches your ring but you don’t like it alone. Originally, you said you wanted something you could wear separately and it seems that option 3 is that. Besides, I can just tell you like it the best. And I agree with Rosychicklet, no combination of diamonds can be too busy!

Post # 9
784 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I had the same dilemma when choosing my wedding band. There are pictures of all my rings at http://mf580398.googlepages.com   My ring is a three stone, princess cut with 8 channel set diamonds in the band.  Fiance thought I would just get a channel set band – but I just don’t think the channel set diamonds sparkle as much as opposed to prong set – although I do like the "matchy" look of a channel set band with my Engagement Ring. 

However, I just didn’t want a channel set band for my wedding band.  I wanted a ring that would stand alone and look spectacular.  So Fiance helped me design a custom band.  He decided we should get a seven stone ring to represent the 7 years we’ve been together before marriage.  So I ended up with a 7 stone, princess-cut, prong set band that matches the prong set diamonds in my Engagement Ring. 

I ALSO decided to get the channel set band to wear when my wedding band and Engagement Ring just aren’t practical or I just don’t want to be as flashy.  I am SO happy that we decided to do this – it took some pressure off!  And I can wear all three rings in different combinations together, separately or not at all!  Get what you love for your wedding band – don’t put so much pressure on yourself!

Post # 10
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We have very similair engagement rings. Same except for the fact that mine doesn’t have the cannel set on the Engagement Ring. I do have the same center stone and smaller round side stones though and I got a channel set wedding band exactly like the first one you have posted. It looks great and I can wear it alone or with my ring very nicely.

Post # 11
1485 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

A lot of the "sparkle" you think you see in pave is actually the setting.  I’m not sure why you don’t feel that your channel set stones sparkle – maybe you should talk to your jeweler about that.  My rings (both of them) have graduated channel set diamonds – ranging in size from 6 to 12 point – and they are pretty darn sparkly.  Does your band have cut-outs on the back to allow some light to shine through the channel set stones?

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