Post # 1
I’ve been on the market for quite some time for a good ring that I can wear when my fiancé and I travel, because the idea of leaving the country with my 2.5ct ering terrifies me, but I still want to look “taken.” While casually browsing through Kijiji (Canadian Craigslist) I found someone selling this Scott Kay platinum solitaire ring with a .75ct VVS2 clarity F color GIA certified diamond for only 2k. They were practically giving it away for that price. Anyways, I met up with the seller and payed for it in cash after making sure everything is in order… And now I’m not sure if I’m crazy about the mount or if I should remount the diamond it into something else? If so, does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on what sort of mount would look best with this size diamond? Or should I keep the ring as is? I’m open to any suggestions!
Post # 2
David Klass’ latest masterpiece from his facebook page. A tulip design setting like this for a solitaire would be lovely. (I am kind of obsessed w/ it right now – love his attention yo detail)
Post # 3
I think it’s nice as is. If your only going to wear it when traveling then I wouldn’t put anymore money into it.
Post # 4
mrssloan2013: I agree with this statement. <br /><br />OP, if it’s just a stand in for travel, stick to the simple look. 🙂 I love your real ring by the way :).
Post # 5
Yeah it it’s for travel I would skip a blingy setting and leave it. Or get a more delicate solitaire mount with thinner band and prongs.
Post # 6
Theamerella: To me, $2K on a stand in ring is crazy expensive but I understand that everyone’s finances and priorities/wants are different. But in saying that I don’t think it’s worth spending any more money on a stand in ring just for when you are travelling. The more you spend on it and customise it to your ‘ideal ring’ the less comfortable you will feel wearing it travelling and that defeats the purpose!
Post # 7
OneDayMrsL: This. The best part of my stand-in is its “throw away” nature. If anything happens to it, oh well, $30 down the drain. If I spent quite a bit on it, I’d start worrying about it more and that’d defeat its purpose.
Unless you really hate the current setting, I’d just keep it as-is!
Post # 8
TheGridMonster: Mine cost about the same! I thought that was the whole point of stand in rings!
Post # 9
mrssloan2013: mbee7: MrsBuesleBee: OneDayMrsL:
Thanks ladies! I think i’m just going to stick with the original mount. My fiancé says he was liking the original mount as a travel ring due to how significantly less maintenance and worry it would be: there’s no pave or halo for me to worry about banging up, and it’s simple and discreet. And spending any more money will really defeat the purpose of finding a low maintenance ring for travel. Thanks for helping with my indecisiveness!!!