by headlight » Mar 17, 2019 My 2 cents: You’re not happy with this mounting... this is the 2nd thread you’ve posted questioning the mounting. As stated by others, I, too, have been through the rotation of mountings and center stones in the quest for diamond ring nirvana lol! I guess this must be a prerequisite to be on PS lol!!! You already KNOW you are going to change it... it’s just change to what being the question! You are very fortunate the jeweler said you could do an exchange of sorts... so you have options and are not starting for scratch financially speaking. So here’s a question for you: what do you think of mounting your GORGEOUS diamond in a solitaire setting that can fit flush between the 2 diamond bands? I think that would look fabulous. Then it’s like nothing is competing (or taking away from) but those bands are still separate entities. And it gives you flexibility on how to stack or how many you want to wear on any given day (we all LOVE options, now don’t we lol!!!). So here’s my take on your mounting... irrigardness of whether the melee is good quality, the stones are very small. I think it’s not a good combo with your diamond. You need larger stones (hence my rec to use your stacking bands). You asked what others may think when they see you wearing it... I think it underwhelms your ring. It doesn’t seem congruent with your diamond... I think that mounting would be better with a more subtle center stone... your diamond is anything but subtle... it’s like holy cow outstanding... as in a STAND OUT!!! As for melee, there is definitely good and not so good!... and there’s also hearts and arrows melee (like it’s not enough we had to spend so much for the ideal cut and now the mounting stones!!! I’ve seen some really dead, dull, dark, lifeless melee. And then I’ve seen some outstanding melee. Recently, I got 2 pairs of earrings from antiqueengagementrings.com with stellar melee... that’s actually what prompted me to upgrade the color of my diamond! I will post photos later. So now that it wasn’t enough for me to be so picky about so many other details, I have to obsess over melee lol!