Post # 1
So my fiance and I had my ring custom made by Laurie Sarah Designs on Etsy and I really do love it! It sparkles so beautifully and the setting is amazing. The only problem is that I feel like the shank on the ring is a little delicate, not to mention pave diamons on the shank as well which makes me feel like I have to be careful. Also, when it is time to wear a wedding band there will be a gap. I do love gaps which is why I picked the setting but now im slightly thinking I might want the band to sit flush with my ring. I found another designer on Etsy, Rare Earth who makes this beautful halo setting which allows for the band to sit flush, has a more substantial band and no pave diamonds down the shank. Its very similar and im assuming they would be able to use all my stones and the platinum from my ring to make the new ring.
What do you bees think? Which setting do you like more?
Here is my current ring: Cushion cut morganite and diamond set in platinum
And here is the setting im thinking of switching it to: Set in platinum as well
Let me know what you think? 🙂
Post # 3
I think it would look amazing with a plain shank! It looks pretty as is, no doubt, but for practical purposes I think the setting change you’re considering might be a good idea.
Post # 4
I think both rings are beautiful! In regards to a band sitting flush, you could always get a curved band for your current ering.
Post # 5
I prefer the second setting. 🙂
Post # 6
@starla: Im thinking the same thing. I feel like the second one might be more practical. Thanks for your input!
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion
I like the first setting better, but can see where the second might be more practical. That said, my wedding band is about as thin (or looks to be) as yours and is set in platinum; I’ve had it for 2 years with no problems.
Post # 8
both rings are stunning. i think you should do what you feel is best.
Post # 9
I actually perfer your current setting because of all the details on the mount. I have a thin shank with pave diamonds and have not had any issues. As long as your shank is at least 1.8mm the intergcrity of the ring should be fine. Now you may lose a small diamond or two but that is the risk with that setting. I do like the setting of the second ring but I don’t think it will be quite as stunning in platinum as it is in yellow gold.
Plus what about the extra money that would go into the second setting? Is that a concern? Just had to ask.
Post # 10
@NovaRising: I do love all the detail in the first setting, I guess I have a case of ring envy right now LOL. The extra money that will go into the second setting is a little bit of a concern but I keep justifying that if I will be happier it is worth it. The problem is that I don’t know if I will be happier or not. It’s tricky when it comes to buying settings online and not seeing them in person. My Fiance would rather me not change it, but if I REALLY have my heart set on it he will pay the extra. This is such a hard decision!
Post # 11
i love the first one! micropaves are gorgeous and like PP said, a curved band would be practical.
Post # 12
I love your first one, and the second is so close in looks that it’s almost imperceptibly different. or maybe i’m just not very observant.
Post # 13
keep the original! if you’re set on rose gold get a rose gold band to go with your original ring!!
Post # 14
I vote plain shank only because I love them and the second ring will be easier to wear day to day
Post # 16
@Peach2986: I am a sucker for plain shank halos especially in unique shapes. That gets my vote Setting#2!!!