(Closed) Which was more important to you: The setting or the stone?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did you go for a designer setting or a "better" stone?

    They don't make 'em like my designer setting!

    I'd rather put that money toward my rock!

    I didn't have to sacrifice one for the other!

  • Post # 2
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I also didn’t care about name brands/designers, but rather just the style. But then what I have is fairly simple (round halo), so I didn’t need to go the designer route.

     

    Post # 4
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    Blushing bee

    I always knew I wanted a Verragio, so we agreed to have a moissanite set in it and upgrade to a diamond in the future. Now that I’m engaged, I don’t even care to upgrade to a diamond later on, but I do want an OEC Moissanite or AG. I’m still kind of kicking myself for not getting one to begin with!

    Post # 5
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    Jeneexoxo:  The setting was most important to me, but it wasn’t a designer setting – I jus thad my heart set on a style and finding the perfect setting was the most important thing to me and DH agreed.

    Post # 6
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2015 - tbd

    I originally went looking for a setting I loved. Name brand was not a priority, the design was. I wanted something I liked and something that could hold a larger stone for an upgrade later. 

    I found the setting and then went to a showing at the jewelers. They had like 10% off plus they had given me $100 off coupon to use also. I got a stone larger then what I expected, but as big as I’d hoped for. 

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    The stone was most important to be because I picked a sapphire. TBH it could have been any setting (obviously I picked the one I likes the best) but it was about the blue for me 

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I picked my ring based on setting. However, the ring that I had my eye on for the longest time had a small stone. We went out and tried some on, and once this one went on my finger… it looked super tiny. So, we went with the size bigger and it’s perfect with everything else.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    The setting style was most important to me, but luckily its a pretty common and simple design. I would have prioritized diamond quality over a designer setting.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee

    The stone wasn’t much of a care for me, I wanted the setting to be beautiful. I’m probably a crazy person, but they all are kinda the same to me haha. I got an art deco heirloom ring so it fits the bill 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee

    To me, the band was the biggest importance. I always loved verragio rings not for the name but because I was obsessed with the designs. I didnt necessarily NEED a verragio, but wanted a style like that.  I even told my Fiance not to even get me a diamond if he wound up getting me one since I knew their settings were more on the expensive side. he did wind up getting me one of the two verriago settings I loved with a 1 ct diamond and I am completely in love with it! 

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I was 100% focused on setting, but not necessarily the designer. I just had never even thought about diamond color/clarity in my life before reading this board!

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee

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    cgg0724:  You sound like me I knew I only wanted a Verragio, my dream ring nothing else could compare. Glad we spent the money on amazing setting:)

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    The stone was the most important for us both. We figured if he was going to shell out that kind of money for a rock (because really most of the cost of engagement rings is just the center stone alone) the diamond had better be worth it.

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