Post # 1
I’m sure these forums have been inundated with these types of polls/posts – but I’m really struggling to decide which style I prefer, regardless of the decision the centre stone will be around the 0.50 – 0.75 carat mark.
1) Tiffany Novo:
2) Lucida with Diamond Band:
3) Round Brilliant Ribbon Ring:
I’d say the one I least prefer would be the Novo, as beautiful as it is….I just think the other two are a little more ‘unique’ looking. (Honestly, I have a little thing for split shanks.) It might grow on me though, and it does look lovely with the matching band.
I’ve checked out Blue Nile too and like but not love some of the pavé styles particularly the petite, but with the discount we’re getting the difference is negligible in terms of price despite the markup. However, if you feel you’ve found/seen a nicer setting please do share!
The one thing that I’ve really been considering with all three, is which would stand the test of time best? I know this is all subjective to personal preference, but I would really value opinions no matter how small. 🙂
Post # 3
I voted for #2 since you said you don’t really like #1, but that would be my second choice if #2 doesn’t work out. I just don’t like the design of #3, although it is unique.
Post # 4
@Abeyance: I voted one, although I am partial as mine is super super similar. But even if i didn’t have that ring it would still be my favorite out of the 3
Post # 5
I think your poll #’s are in a different order from your pics which might confuse some people if they dont look @ the names, and then skew your results.
I love the Novo, but I voted for the middle one because the Novo is soooooo common. The Lucida has just a little extra oomph and interest and uniqueness in my opinion.
Post # 6
I voted Lucida. I really dislike the ribbon ring, and I would say novo if not lucida.
Post # 7
@Abeyance: The look of the novo is so, so, so common. I don’t mean to sound snarky but I swear, just about everyone has a ring like the novo or some very similar variation. I actually think the ribbon band ring is interesting and the Lucida is also nice.
What are your main likes and dislikes in an e-ring?
Post # 8
@lilsweetie: Thanks for that! Swapped them round to avoid any confusion. :).
Post # 9
I like the Novo and the Ribbon Ring. Perhaps the Novo a little more than Ribbon, but both are gorgeous.
Post # 10
@Arshim: You don’t come across as snarky at all, infact that was my exact train of thought.
As for likes and dislikes:
I like ‘flashy’ rings within moderation, i.e smaller diamonds in the setting but prefer them half way round if that makes sense. My partner is Swedish, so diamond rings aren’t exactly the norm per say! It’s normal to get a plain band for engagement and then the ‘bling’ for a wedding band….haha, as a few of his friends have remarked ‘Got to make sure she’s a keeper, before you splash out.’
I also prefer more unique settings, some of the ‘wrap around’ styles I’ve seen are nice. (http://s7ondemand4.scene7.com/is/image/Signet/6763030?$detail$)
I really, really hate princess cut channel settings for some reason, and full halo settings as I prefer the diamond to have precedence – but other than that I’m pretty open. I’m partial to platinum over gold or rose gold since I have cooler tones.
Post # 12
I have a twisted shank so I liked the look of #2 better 🙂