(Closed) What's more important to you? The setting or the stone?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Setting or Stone?



  • Post # 3
    1802 posts
    Buzzing bee

    This is the exact issue my Fiance was faced with when picking out the ring.  He decided to put more money towards the setting.  I have a 3-stone palladium setting with a CZ for the center stone and aquamarines for the side stones.  His theory was that it would be easier to change a stone than a setting if I ever wanted to upgrade in the future.  I love my ring and I would have made the exact same decision that he did.

    Post # 4
    848 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Probably the setting. For me that is what makes me love a ring. I don’t scrutinize how colouress it looks or how perfectly it is cut when I stare at someone’s ring, it’s how the overall ring looks. (To an extent… I wouldn’t buy a bad stone, but would be willing to get slightly lower quality or slightly smaller centre stone if that meant getting my dream setting.)


    Post # 5
    6386 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Luckily for me, I prefer moissanite, so I was able to get the stone and setting I wanted.  Not sure what I’d pick if I liked diamonds.

    Post # 6
    1141 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Definitely the setting. I don’t care if I have a cz, diamond, moissonite, or colored stone. It’s still a hunk of carbon on my finger and it sparkles. Good enough for me. 

    There is however, a massive difference between a plain band with a solitaire stone, and a scalloped edge, split shank, with small details and small gems. I’ll take the latter any day.

    Having said that… I don’t care if it’s an overpriced “designer” setting or generic from Kays. If it’s pretty in my eyes, its good enough for me. The end!

    Post # 8
    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Stone.  I love a simple solitaire – all about the rock. 

    Post # 9
    2585 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX

    If I could do it all over again, I would have gotten the setting first with a CZ and replaced the stone later. The settings were always cheaper than the diamond that I wanted…


    But I did not do that, we went for the nice diamond first and had to change my setting later…..now I wish I had done the reverse…. because I could have kept the ring we got married with and just upgraded the stone.




    Post # 10
    6317 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Probably the stone.

    Post # 11
    342 posts
    Helper bee

    The setting! Stones can always be upgraded. I wouldn’t want to change the ring that I got married with. 

    Post # 12
    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    The setting, for sure. Love my halo!

    Post # 13
    972 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    The stone, the setting can change based on the trends or where you are in life, but a good stone can go into most settings.

    Post # 14
    492 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    BOTH! :)- but the stone probably more so…

    Post # 15
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

    Definitely the setting.

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