Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2015 - The Old Courthouse in Cleveland
I’m new to the ring thing… So sorry if there is proper terminology for this.
Do you think it looks better when the sidestones on the band extend to the edge of the band (and can be seen from the side) like this: (i am speaking particularly of the rings ON the band)
OR does it look better when the side stones on the band are enclosed, Like this:
I feel like the unenclosed side looks more elegant, while the enclosed stones looks a bit more clean-cut. But I know nothing about rings… So ill trust everyone elses opinions!
Post # 3
I love the clean cut simplicity of the enclosed sides. But then again it reminds me of my ring so I’m a tad bias…
Post # 4
@MapleMoose: I agree completely mine is too and I love the look!
Post # 5
I love them both, so I’m not much help. I will say though, that channel set (the second, enclosed one) is supposed to be more durable for daily wear, while the pave (the first) is more at risk of losing stones. I had a channel set band with a loose stone once, but thankfully the metal helped hold it in place until a jeweler caught it…who knows how long it rattled around in there! I think the pave is a little more sparkly without the metal, because there are more places for the light to hit it. Just in case you wanted to be more confused
Post # 6
I like the second one. The enclosed diamonds seam more secure and I feel that they highlight the main diamond better.
Post # 7
I can’t tell how the stones on the second ring are set. It looks like they may be bead-set. I like that look. If they are channel-set then I prefer the first look (shared prong).
Be aware that shared-prong settings can eat away at adjacent rings. If you were to get a matching band, you would want to put a spacer in between so that the diamonds of both rings don’t grind away at each other, and so the diamonds of the wedding band don’t eat away at the prongs of the engagement ring center stone.
Post # 8
Well I like both, but I think the first one edges the second out.
Post # 9
as a very texture sensitive person I prefer the enclosed set simply becuase it feels smoother if the ring was to turn or rock on my hand.
I also feel that it looks cleaner and more streamline, like less things will get caught on it, but that is just my opinion becuase I have never worn an open set ring like the first one
Post # 10
I think it depends on the ring…but in this particular style, I prefer the first.
Post # 11
i kind of prefer the prong-set stones to the channel-set ones…i dunno, they just look more dainty to me. they’re both very pretty.
Post # 12
I prefer the first, it showcases all of the diamonds and has more light and sparkle. I think it looks more delicate too. (And its what I have =D )
Post # 13
They are both good choices so….it completely and totally depends on what kind of wedding band you want. If you dont want a shared prong style wedding band then you know not to pick number one.
Post # 14
Since you are new to the ring thing, I’ll offer this advice: you could look at many pictures and fall in love – but I’ve found that once on my finger, it felt totally different to me. My suggestion is to go try some on to get a feel for what you like!
Post # 15
I personally prefer prong set (or as you said exposed) diamonds. I am not sure why, I guess it’s just my preference!
Post # 16
@MapleMoose: Same here! I love the enclosed sides.