Post # 1
Hi everyone….my future fiance and i have been looking at rings for months and i finally found my setting! So exciting 🙂 I always thought a 1 carat diamond would be perfect although after seeing so many rings and trying on larger diamond rings I started to voice my opinion to him that maybe bigger is better? Nothing over 1.5 carats though…
anyway, he told me today that if I wanted a slightly larger diamond then he woud get my setting in 14K white gold…however if i wanted a smalled carat diamond he could afford to get the setting in platinum…He said it works out monetary wise the same but its my preference…i told im it didnt really matter to me at all…
Any opinion? Platinum vs larger diamond?
Post # 4
I guess it depends on your setting. Personally, I would go for platinum if your band isn’t paved because gold scratches. But, if there are diamonds all around it or even half of it, then there’s no need to worry about apparent scratches.
Post # 5
My way of thinking is that you can always upgrade your setting, but I wouldn’t want to upgrade my center stone. I would pay more for the diamond now and less on the band.
Post # 6
i agree, get the bigger diamond.
Post # 7
Plat and WG are slightly different colors. Have you tried each on to see how you like them with your skin tone?
Post # 8
I’d say get the bigger diamond.
Post # 9
I’d go for the bigger diamond… or offer to help out with the difference to get platinum…
Post # 10
I would go with the bigger diamond. Nobody will know the difference between the metals, but they’ll for sure see the larger diamond 🙂
Post # 11
If the bigger diamond is still high quality, get that. I personally opted for platinum because I can’t be arsed to re-plate with rhodium, but I have a colored gemstone, not a diamond.
Post # 12
My setting is from Scott Kay Charisma, and its kind of like a pave so it has diamonds down the sides of the ring. I havent really noticed a difference in color between the two, but I spoke with a couple of people who had to have their 14 K rings “dipped” every few years b/c it starts to fade. I heard though that platinum bends more easily? I’m not sure which way to go.
Post # 13
Platinum best compliments diamonds, but I feel like the other bees are right, it is easier to upgrade the band and setting later than to upgrade the stone.
Post # 14
I have 14K white gold and I bang this sucker around on everything… I’m a clumsy bee. It still looks the same as the day he put it on my finger =) I had a similar choice to make and I wanted that 1 carat diamond… I love sparkles!
Post # 15
Definitely get the bigger diamond.