(Closed) What is your priority for picking out engagement rings?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: When selecting your engagement ring...
    the stones are the stars of the show; the setting is only there to hold the stones. : (23 votes)
    32 %
    the setting has to be perfect, and the stones take second stage. : (6 votes)
    8 %
    both are equally important. : (44 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 3
    2892 posts
    Sugar bee

    The stone was the most important for me. We’ll wait forever to find the right setting and if it’s above budget I’m paying for the difference. But given how much the stone cost we weren’t gonna settle on “good enough.” At first I thought, both. But then I thought about it twice and realized finding the right stone was a huge priority for us.

    Post # 4
    10 posts
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I was all about the setting. I’m very picky and hate most engagement rings. I like petite but unique. I didn’t want something boring either. I knew i wanted my band/set to be curvy and have some personality yet not be obnoxious. The ring sales people hated me! I ended up with a very awesome wedding set with diamond side stones and a lavender sapphire. Even though i ended up getting a center stone i love i was willing to go with something much smaller or even a shade off if i had to since upgrading later is always a possiblity.

    In short, for me it’s setting all the way.

    Post # 5
    11381 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I have no idea how to answer this. Reason being I knew right away I wanted a solitaire! So I guess my answer would have to both.

    EDIT: Oh & I told my husband if I ever wanted diamonds on my band in the future for an anniversary we could always melt down the metal & have them remake it with diamonds on the band so it would be the exact same ring. 😛

    Post # 6
    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2006

    I picked setting.  I’m all about artsy rings that catch the eye rather than huge rocks.  Although huge rocks are lovely too, but not really me.  I have a lovely daisy cluster engagement ring with quite big diamonds in the cluster, not sure what size exactly, but now it’s far too big and my hubby let me chooose another wedding set as this cannot be resized easily.  I went with a vintage inspired ring that has smaller stones than the daisy, but the setting is my dream ring.  I’m not a flashy jewellery person and prefer to catch the eye with an interesting setting.

    Post # 7
    657 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I picked both because I don’t want to ever alter my original ring(s). I don’t want to upgrade or anything in the future because of how sentimental I feel towards engagement/wedding rings.

    That being said, I’m also cheap and don’t care what my center stone is. I’m (hopefully!) getting a 2CT Mira..(which I’m sure since I look pretty young people are going to think is fake until I look “old enough” to have a “stone that big”)..And to that I say: Whatever random haters in the world..don’t care what you think! 😉

    Post # 8
    437 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    The stone was most important to me. with my wedding set from my first marriage, I went WAY overboard with side stones, and stacked bands. In the end, it took away from the lovely solitaire I began with. This time around, I told my FH that I want single stone in a thin, plain band. Actually, what I told him was that I wanted a large gemstone because I like a big ring, and did.t think a large diamond was a doable option.

    Post # 9
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    My Fiance and his sister picked out my ring completely without any input for me….but I do love what they picked out.

    There were many reasons why Fiance picked the setting he did, but one of them was because it would allow the most light to pass through so my diamond could have maximum sparkle ability. And let me tell you…my ring SPARKLES Sealed

    Post # 10
    870 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The stone is way more important to me. I gravitated toward solitaire settings anyway so I was way more willing to play down the setting in order to up the quality on the stone. 

    Post # 11
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted that both are equally important, but personally, I spent a LOT of time searching for my ideal setting.  I knew what cut center stone I wanted, but the size of it didn’t matter too much to me.  Once I found the setting, the center stone was easy to pair.  Hmm… Now that I’m thinking about it, I wonder why the setting was so important to me?  Hmm…..

    Post # 12
    3798 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I didn’t have a say in stone size, quality, etc. so the setting was a huge deal to me. The stone was up to him (he did a perfect job, btw), but since I was able to pick my setting, it was my priority.

    Post # 13
    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I voted both.  We chose the setting together and he chose the center stone.  I’m very particular about jewelry and I want something simple with a little pizzaz which is impossible to explain to a man.  🙂  I also never want to change it for sentimental reasons.

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