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Can’t tell if I like this east west setting on me help

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  1. Fsmu
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    by Fsmu » Aug 23, 2019
    C4EC30AF-D26E-4800-9C8E-0C861BC67534.jpeg A70C436B-A2EE-4E8C-8F3B-2CEA6F79FA8F.jpeg 892A6EC8-432B-4E47-99C7-28A7B0238EF7.jpeg 1A37EABF-F2A3-404D-9AC1-28293CBA3F1D.jpeg For months I have been dreaming about my new ring. A few days ago I learned that I am indeed allergic to WG. So while my ring arrived yesterday, I have to change it. I’m debating if I should also change the setting. I had done this Bc in my mind I thought it would keep the stone out of the way so to speak- I have 2 little kids and am constantly busy with my hands. I requested low profile. I love the stone. It’s gorgeous. I even love the ring. I’m just not sure I love it on me. And before I send it back to get something I’m not allergic to. I wanted to see if anyone had an advice for the setting. I like finger coverage but really wanted only one stone - in a simple setting. On top of that — I don’t want it high or in the way. I’m a pretty casual person by nature lol. So it has to fit with my daily life.
     
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  2. elizat
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    by elizat » Aug 23, 2019
    May I be honest? I don't love the e-w, but what do you think? Do you like a bezel look? If you did a faux bezel (or a real one, if you like them) set n-s, that would be a low maintenance ring that would not snag or catch on anything.
     
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  3. meely
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    by meely » Aug 23, 2019
    I don’t dislike it ew, I definitely think it gives a more low key look to quite a large stone. However I would prefer it ns, I would also like it better if the clipped corners were emphasised. Hope this doesn’t cause offence.
     
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  4. moneymeister
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    by moneymeister » Aug 23, 2019
    Honest opinion, I think it is a beautiful stone, but it is drawing my eye across your finder width, instead of emphasizing the graceful length of your fingers. I wonder if you could cut out a paper diamond and lay it on your finger n/s to see if you like it better?
     
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  5. Fsmu
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    by Fsmu » Aug 23, 2019

    Help me understand bezel set tho— does it reduce light? Like why do we not see more of them? I love honesty. Lol never offended !
     
  6. Fsmu
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    by Fsmu » Aug 23, 2019
    No - I asked for help, and nothing u said would have offended me anyways. Can you explain the clipped corners thing? Would that be like a double prong?? How would I do that?
     
  7. alltheflorals
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    by alltheflorals » Aug 23, 2019
    I vote NS as well. I don't have super technical reasons why, but EW doesn't seem to service the stone well. I keep turning my head. I'm not seeing how EW would keep it out of your way more so than NS so practicality reasons aside, I would go with your instincts. Once you have the ring on day in and day out, you will adapt.
     
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    by Fsmu » Aug 23, 2019

    Right that’s what I’m seeing too. And technically I have long fingers so I didn’t think it would be an issue. But something is like not right with this but I can’t quite put my finger on it lol (almost like if I meant that as a pun but didn’t quite make it one ha)

    But seriously— idk if it’s making my finger look wider in the process or what. Or maybe it’s just me. I’m going to try the paper thing. I already drew it on my hand when I was deciding and like the ew look. It just feels so high to me even though it’s in a low profile. But from my understanding the larger stones, have Depth to them.
     
  9. agingsparkle
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    by agingsparkle » Aug 23, 2019
    In some ways, having a little extra detail on the side might help? To me it looks almost like it's balanced on top of your finger instead of part of a ring. So I might consider something a little more integrated -- here's one example I saw recently. I also like the simple bezel in this example. https://www.instagram.com/p/B0Tl0aTHI3O/
     
  10. Fsmu
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    by Fsmu » Aug 23, 2019
    5C4C2A30-078B-4B3D-B1F9-7FFBF0D54D74.jpeg Will it be higher than this? I want it lower. Is that possible?
     
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  12. Fsmu
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    by Fsmu » Aug 23, 2019
    Ok I’ll prob end up changing it to NS. I didn’t expect the stone to be so pretty. I feel like the setting doesn’t do it justice.
     
  13. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Aug 23, 2019
    I agree the setting doesn't do the stone Justice. And I really love simple bezels for emerald cuts
     
  14. moneymeister
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    by moneymeister » Aug 23, 2019
    I think I see it. It is echoing the lines across the knuckle. Visual chop job. You have pretty fingers too. I like the size of the diamond very much. Maybe I can "photoshop" n/s for you.
     
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  15. moneymeister
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    by moneymeister » Aug 23, 2019
    ringshop.png My shop skills are meh, but I love the ring in n/s!
     
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  16. cmd2014
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    by cmd2014 » Aug 23, 2019
    That's a huge improvement. Somehow the e/w setting makes it (and your finger) look a bit stubby, which is a shame for such a beautiful stone (and given that your fingers are definitely not stubby).
     
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  17. meely
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    by meely » Aug 23, 2019
    I think your stone has beautiful clipped corners and a chunkier single prong makes it look rectangular (4 sides rather than 8). Dainty double prongs or an angular bezel would emphasise those corners.
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  18. PreRaphaelite
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    by PreRaphaelite » Aug 23, 2019
    That Erika Winters setting would make an amazing ring with this stone!
     
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  19. Fsmu
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    by Fsmu » Aug 23, 2019
    I’m trying to like this. Is that the right size of the stone to my finger u think!?
     
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    Also thank you my poor hands used to have manicures but now with the two toddlers - don’t have any time lol the kids want my ring now. The 20 month old “mommy pretty me see it”
     
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    by new-beginning » Aug 23, 2019
    the band of the mounting is so very skinny in relation to the size of the stone - I would prefer (for me) a split shank so visually where the band meets the stone the band is more in proportion to the size of the stone.
     
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  22. moneymeister
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    by moneymeister » Aug 23, 2019
    Yes, it was not resized, just turned 90 degrees counter clockwise. It should be "real life" size.
     
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  23. Fsmu
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    Wel it’s settled then!!! That’s what I’ll be doing. With double prongs!
     
  24. Lookinagain
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    by Lookinagain » Aug 23, 2019
    i think either E/W or N/S that setting needs to be a bit more. Especially in the E/W orientation. It almost looks like there isn't a ring there because your setting is so delicate and your stone is quite large. I think you can find a solitaire setting that gives it more of a "ring" look instead of just a diamond. That being said, with such a large EC it is probably pretty deep so keeping it low is a bit of a challenge. So perhaps the bezel setting above would solve your concerns.
     
  25. foxinsox
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    by foxinsox » Aug 23, 2019
    NS looks amazing with that stone and I swear it looks bigger too.
    If you want it to be as sleek as possible, maybe look at tab prongs instead of double claws? Who will do the setting for you?
     
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  26. GearGirly
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    by GearGirly » Aug 23, 2019
    I’m on the North South bandwagon as well, it really is a beautiful stone!
     
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  27. Calliecake
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    by Calliecake » Aug 24, 2019
    I love the N/S setting. It looks so beautiful on you!!!
     
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  28. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » Aug 24, 2019
    Hi @Fsmu -

    Your current ring is my dream ring. i think it's absolutely stunning. Were it me, I wouldn't change a thing.

    We're so used to seeing ECs set in a N/S manner, when we see one like yours, it's hard for our brains not to think "That stone has fallen over...." It's hard for us to 'see it' as it is, rather than as we think it should be. It's almost like one of those optical illusions whee you look at it and think "Is that a ladiy's face, or a vase??" You sort of have to look at it differently to see each one. Once you take a little while to get used to it tho, and can see it fully as an E/W setting, it takes your breath away. I looked at it for some time before my eyes suddenly 'saw' it - and it was like - WHAM! Anyway, all that to say, I love this ring and wouldn't change a thing.

    But of course - YOU have to like it. I have to say, tho, going north south and adding prongs, side stones, detailed finishes, will make it MORE elaborate visually; the way it is at the moment is extremely low key and sturdy - and very easy to keep clean. It also has very few ways to catch on things or scratch a child, so you're good from that angle. In the final analysis - it's what you want that counts.

    Just since I love it so much - would you pls share its specs? Ctw, dimensions, clarity and color please? I really do adore this ring!

    And lastly - just a couple of photos of one of the truly GREAT east/west, emerald cut settings - and possibly my favorite setting of all time - the Laurel by Erika Winters: a classic, forever beautiful ring.

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  29. Rubybrick
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    I was thinking precisely this Erika winters design!
     
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  30. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » Aug 24, 2019
    wow
    i love the east west thing going on
    if it were me (id be so luckyo_O) id have a wider gold band but that's just me because i like wider bands
    its really stunning and unusual to my eye and i love it
    im so sorry you are alergic and need to change the setting
    i do love the idea of side stones like what @agingsparkle showed us a beautiful example but your ring is already beautiful and stunning in its own right
    but honestly who cares what any of us think
    its your ring and its on your finger
     
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