Post # 1
So, I thought I wanted a bigger center stone because it bothered me a bit that my e-ring looked like a band. I wanted a more defined look for the e-ring in my set. So we bought a bigger stone, and we planned to just switch it out with the original stone and I was going to have the original princess stone set into a delicate gold kite set bezel for a RHR later on, and this was all decided and so on. But then the upgrade diamond came and before we took it in to be switched out I was trying to figure out how it would look in the setting but…I’m not sure I like it as much. Here is the original set:
Here is the set with the new stone:
I’m just not sure how I feel about it. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m having second thoughts because of sentimentality or if I feel like the set looks to busy for me with the bigger stone or what. I do love the new stone though, so I wanted to see what it would look like as a soliatiare and then I was really in trouble….
(Sorry for all the big pics…)
Here’s my dilema: I think I like the last option best, but that would mean getting the new stone set in a whole new (albeit simple) e-ring, which I do not need, which has no sentimental value. I’m just not sure and this is not an easy descision for me. Should I return the upgrade stone and just be happy with my orignal little princess? Should I swap the stones as planned and maybe get a plain 1mm or smaller spacer to maybe add some contrast and make it look less busy? I also feel like my Fiance is so tired of hearing about me being indecisive about all of this that if I say anything outside of what we had planned now he’s going to flip a gasket, but this is a big descision because I want to get married with what I am going to wear – I would really preffer to make all changes now and not after marriage.
What are your thoughts, bees?
Post # 2
Here’s a side by side comparison: Far right is original, middle is solitiare, left is original setting with new stone.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
I love the set in the middle picture of the last you posted.
Post # 5
I like the first picture with the new stone (the left). I like it because it still incorporates your original ring/its style. I don’t think it’s too busy because the stone stands out enough to separate it from the others.
Post # 6
I’m sentimental about the ring (setting) and Darling Husband is sentimental about the diamond! What do you feel more sentimental about?
Post # 8
Solitaire! Keep your org eng ring and wear as RHR!
Post # 9
Im sorry but I love your original best, for alot of reasons, I think your original would look more like a stand out ering if your wedding band was a plain band with princess cut , channel set diamonds. Have you tried that ?? I think the ring you have paired with it kind of competes a bit too much so it draws confusion. I think if you try my suggestion you will be in love with your original all over again, once a princess lover….always a princess lover, i fear you will have regret. Just my opinion of course
Post # 10
evannabee : Solitaire for sure! the set looks clean and beautiful!
Post # 11
I’m a sentimental person so I would probably make the new stone a whole new ring as the solitaire you like and keep your engagement ring with the original stone.
Post # 12
I love your original. I know that’s not the answer you wanted, but it’s so elegant and and unique. The new stone in the plain band also looks great.
Post # 13
I like the idea of setting the new stone in the original ring and adding a plain band to give contrast between the two rings.
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church
I think the new stone looks great in the original setting. Also, your fiance sounds like he just wants you to be happy (men do not care about jewelry), so don’t overthink it.
Post # 15
I think the new stone looks good in the original setting. I like the solitaire too, but since it doesn’t have the sentimental value then I vote same setting, new stone