Post # 1
Hey bees! Just for fun! Just curious as I see a lot of designer brand names thrown around when talking about settings here! So when choosing your ring, which was important for you? Getting a designer setting or skimping on the brand name in favor of a larger/better stats stone? Or did you have to choose at all?
For me personally, the brands don’t hold a ton of importance to me so I’d definitely rather save that money, find something similar enough and put that money saved toward the center stone since I really love larger stones on my size 9 fingers!
What do you guys think?
Post # 2
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 # 3
Yeah I’m thinking about going the solitare route with a micropave band, so not exactly hard to find! It would have been hard for me to fall in love with a very unique, expensive, designer setting though! I still might have seen if going custom replica would have been a cheaper alternative though!
Post # 4
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
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
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 # 7
Can we just get all the stones? Seriously. I’ve gone back and forth 100 times! AG! FB Moissy! OEC, RB, Oval, Cushion! Halo! Solitare! So many great options, not enough fingers! haha. Let’s hope an AG or OEC is in your future either as an upgrade or a rhr!
Settings really do make a stone come alive! It’s always so hard for me to picture how gorgeous something is when it’s just a picture of a loose stone! Show me that baby in a setting!
Post # 8
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.