- 1 week ago
Hiiii lovely bees! This is my first official post so looking forward to interacting with everyone. I have a 1 carat round brilliant diamond (6.5mm) and after 4 separate shopping trips with my guy I have been consistently drawn to a cathedral setting. The last two trips I was pretty certain it would be a pave style (shown in first two pics below).
This last trip I decided to give a solid band a try (my guy loves the cleaner look and the focus it gives to the center diamond). I was surprised I liked it as much as I did. It did draw attention to the center and I liked the beveled edge on the band that gave it some character and caught the light uniquely. I wasn’t sure if I was a fan of the trellis prongs for me. I felt it gave illusion that it sat lower than the pave cathedral I already liked. But salesperson said it was not and just the swirl of the trellis giving that effect). I was also told the head on the solid band could be made to look more like the head on the pave with that straight V (as if the two other cathedrals had a baby)
I know for sure I want a pave wedding band with the option to wear is alone sometimes. I heard about rings rubbing and I do get spinning due to a bigger knuckle. I’m not interested in soldering or buying a spacer so I may just wear my wedding band on right hand post-wedding. it likely means most of time I will only wear my engagement ring so all eyes will be only on it. Kinda puts more pressure on the decision for me (yikes!).
I’m attaching pics below – top and side view for each and all with a 1 carat equivalent CZ. Would love your opinions of these and which you like more on my hand! All are in white gold with about a 2.3-2.5mm band width. I do have to say the first ring has held up as a contender in multiple shopping trips so that does carry weight with me in that I see I really do like it. But I also had never tried on a solid band ring prior to two days ago.
I’m opting not to do a poll just because I really want to hear the rationales/advice/encouragement behind your preferences. I’m a researcher by trade so I love the details. Thank you in advance for your time!! My guy is anxious for me to make a decision.
Pave cathedral on me
Solid cathedral on me