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Killing myself slowly w/setting anxiety

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Emperisse

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Hello All,

So my boyfriend and I have picked out the princess stone for my e-ring, but I''ve now spent close to a month just looking at settings. Because my boyfriend purchased the stone from WF, I am hoping to stay with them for the setting.

My problem is that I really would love to keep my setting price to about 1200, but the one I really, really love is the WF champaigne setting. My stone is also 2 ct, so now the setting price is 2400! I also love platinum and can''t imagine having it set in any other metal.

I also like the W prong, but after seeing the champaigne setting, I''m just completely torn, especially since I know there''s a matching band!

Please, please, please, if anyone has any ideas of opinions on my situation, I would love to hear from you. I''ve been driving myself and my boyfriend nuts for about a month now.

thanks!!

---E
 

stretch4

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I would get the setting that you love. I know it is 1200 more than you want to spend, but if you don''t get the setting you love, I''ll tell you what will happen. You will get the other setting, kinda love it, but always look down and wish you had a different setting. You will never be 100% happy, and in the end, you will end up buying the other setting. And then you will have paid $3600 for a setting you could have gotten for $2400 in the first place.

But that''s just my opinion of course (from personal experience)!
 

belle

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i''m going to be of no help whatsoever because i love the champaigne setting!
i think it is just so beautiful and unique. have you thought about wg? i''ve always thought the champaigne would wear better in wg because of the brushed finish.
i have the 3stone w-prong and it is just amazingly simple and beautiful. i really don''t think you can go wrong either way.

i told you i would be of no help!


just pick one. you can go back and forth over this forever and still wish you had something else. it''s what we do! but trust me, once you have that beauty on your finger, it will become less of an obsession and more admiration.


do it!
 

mrssalvo

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Date: 1/30/2007 4:20:06 PM
Author: Rascal49
I would get the setting that you love. I know it is 1200 more than you want to spend, but if you don''t get the setting you love, I''ll tell you what will happen. You will get the other setting, kinda love it, but always look down and wish you had a different setting. You will never be 100% happy, and in the end, you will end up buying the other setting. And then you will have paid $3600 for a setting you could have gotten for $2400 in the first place.


But that''s just my opinion of course (from personal experience)!
I agree completely. I''d wait and save a bit more and get the one you really want. Don''t settle...
 

starryeyed

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Date: 1/30/2007 4:20:06 PM
Author: Rascal49
I would get the setting that you love. I know it is 1200 more than you want to spend, but if you don''t get the setting you love, I''ll tell you what will happen. You will get the other setting, kinda love it, but always look down and wish you had a different setting. You will never be 100% happy, and in the end, you will end up buying the other setting. And then you will have paid $3600 for a setting you could have gotten for $2400 in the first place.
But that''s just my opinion of course (from personal experience)!
This is very sound advice. That "coulda-shoulda-woulda" thing stinks. Perhaps you can post an image of the setting? Maybe someone has seen it for less.
 

onedrop

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I think I am kind of with Rascal on this one. If you love that setting get it. Or you could get an inexpensive simple temporary WG or Plat. setting and then once you are ready, change the temp setting out for the champaign setting that you like. But me...I'd probably go ahead and spend the $ if at all possible just to save having to send my ring back and forth swapping the settings.

ETA: Starryeyed...that particular setting is a WF exclusive as far as I know. So I'd doubt anyone has it cheaper.
 

FacetFire

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Believe me, I know where you''re coming from...I fell in love with a $3000 setting where we preferred to spend maybe $1500. In the end, we decided to pony up the money now rather than have me changing settings because I wasn''t happy. I love the champagne setting! I would try to find the additional funds and just do it. You''ll be so much more pleased with your ring in the end. A two carat stone would look breathtaking in that setting! You just have to promise pics afterwards!
 

decodelighted

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I''m a big believer in trying to get what you want the first time ... but are you concerned at all about the setting looking dated in the future? It''s a pretty bold modern statement ... very gorgeous right now. 5 years, 10 years from now ... I''m not sure.

Platinum for $1200 is gonna be TOUGH right now period. What size are you looking for? Pearlman''s has some "clearance" settings in platinum that are beautiful!
 

starryeyed

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Is this it? THREAD

If so, I would say it''s similar to the Michael B. lace setting, which costs like $5-6K, so at $2400 you are getting a deal!
 

Cehrabehra

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I''m no help except to say you are not alone in the driving oneself nutso thing LOL My husband is gonna take the stone away soon if I don''t get it set LOL
 

Kaleigh

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Get what you really want now. I am a big believer in that. True it costs more, but if you really, really love it then I say get it.
 

Emperisse

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ohhh that''s it alright!!

all of you have been so supportive, and i thank you all! =)

i''m definitely going to try and get the money together... do i hear tax season right around the corner...?

about the style -- i know it''s a bold and modern look, but i kinda like knowing it''s from this era. i really don''t want to change a setting. i''m in the mindset that my e-ring is an one and only thing... i might get other rings in the future, but this is my ring from the love of my life!

i really am leaning towards the champaigne right now... if i do, i''ll be sure to post pics!!
 
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