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Need help w/ choosing eternity band...

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by m-2-b, Jun 8, 2012.

Carre cut or RB shared prong eternity band?

  1. 1. Carre cut eternity band

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  2. 2. 10pt RB shared prong eternity band

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  1. m-2-b
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    by m-2-b » Jun 8, 2012
    DH and I have just celebrated our 14th anniversary! In honor of this milestone, he has agreed to buy me a diamond eternity band so I need everyone's opinion! The carre cut eternity band would be <3mm width and the shared prong would be a little over 3mm width. Which would you choose? Any pics or links would be greatly appreciated, too!
     
  2. DiamondBrokersofFlorida
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  3. purplesilk
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    by purplesilk » Jun 9, 2012
    You can't go wrong with a classic round 10 pointers band, but since you already own gorgeous round diamonds, I think you should go with something different: an asscher band, a princess band or an emerald cut band...I didn't suggest a carre cut band on purpose because I prefer carre cuts as side stones in antiquesque settings.
    I also wouldn't go with an eternity ring, but I'd choose a five/seven stone band with bigger diamonds.
    Some links for you:
    https://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/i-ve-been-holding-out-asscher-eternity-and-earrings-t62049.html
    https://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/diamondfan-s-emerald-cut-eternity-band-t55378.html
    https://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/yay-single-stone-eternity-with-bezel-set-mini-emerald-cuts-is-done-t90086.html
     
  4. bright ice
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    by bright ice » Jun 9, 2012
    I would recommend the shared prong band although I would do a 5 or 7 stone. You have such beautiful rings and this would compliment them well.
     
  5. Mikla
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    by Mikla » Jun 9, 2012
    Could you post a picture of your ring or a link? I need a visual! :mrgreen:
     
  6. m-2-b
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    by m-2-b » Jun 9, 2012
    Something along the lines of these 2:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartier-Platinum-Diamond-Eternity-Band-Ring-Signed-Numbered?item=290655945306&cmd=ViewItem&_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D4%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D9012315582194221863

    http://www.stevenkirsch.com/showroom/engagement-wedding-bands/bands/ref-0413.html

    I want something blingy and am not sure if the carre cut band will do the trick. However, I love step cuts, too!

    Thanks for everyone's input thus far!
     
  7. Mikla
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    by Mikla » Jun 9, 2012
    I'm sorry, I meant a visual of your e-ring. Is it a three-stone with the diamonds in your avatar?
     
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  9. m-2-b
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    by m-2-b » Jun 9, 2012
    Here it is:

    IMG_9011.JPG
     
  10. m-2-b
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    by m-2-b » Jun 9, 2012
    Mikla--Tell me about your 3 stone emerald ring in your avatar (specs please)! That's the style of my next big ring project after this one!
     
  11. thebunnybears
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    by thebunnybears » Jun 9, 2012
    I am also currently looking for an eternity band as a wedding band. I recently found this one: http://www.bridal.cartier.com/brida...s-rings/precious-stones/n4209600-wedding-band

    I'm going to get it priced my Steven Kirsch, but maybe this will be an option for you as well? I'm asking for 5 asschers (# of years we'd be together on our wedding day since our wedding date is our dating anniversary date). I hope it is within a good price range for us.

    I had asked for a price quote of the asscher eternity SK has on his website and if anyone is wondering, it's a bit over 12k for 25point asschers for my 4.75 size finger. Although it's beautiful, it's not practical for us with our wedding expenses mounting.. although I think if we eloped, we'd probably end up getting that ring for me! :D
     
  12. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Jun 9, 2012
    Honestly, I think I would not like a 10 point eternity with a large three stone e-ring. When I think of the people on here with gorgeous 3 stone rings in addition to yours, Yssie and MGR, they both wear simple, understated bands because the 3 stone e-ring really has such a major presence already. Yssie wears a plain or engraved band with hers, I believe, and MGR wears a Tiffany channel set band with small stones with hers. I think that look is elegant as well as the bands you are now wearing. I think there is a point where one can tip over to the "too much" side. But that is just my opinion! I'd spend the money on a great RHR!

    Ooops, sorry I missed this link:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartier-Platinum-Diamond-Eternity-Band-Ring-Signed-Numbered?item=290655945306&cmd=ViewItem&_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D4%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D9012315582194221863#ht_2258wt_922

    I adore this band and do think it might work but and not sure how I feel about it with your ring without seeing them together.
     
  13. m-2-b
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    by m-2-b » Jun 9, 2012
    DS--This new eternity band would be a RHR only. I would keep my current left hand set as is since I love the look so much! However, I will eventually be getting a second RHR that will be a 3 stone emerald cut diamond ring similar to Mikla's style--already in the very, very early planning stages w/ VC. It will make a great 15 yr anniversary gift!!!
     
  14. Enerchi
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    by Enerchi » Jun 9, 2012
    I was going to say that it already looks like a perfect combination you are already sporting... until you added this will be a RHR.

    So... I went from thinking the Cartier channel french cut band you originally linked to would be perfect, to the one BunnyBears posted - how cool is THAT????? What a neat RHR eternity band - gives you a big of both worlds that you like and it is not a common design. My taste leans towards that Cartier design!
     
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Jun 9, 2012
    Oh boy, you didn't say RHR in your original post so I didn't catch that! Sorry! I need to start over in that case!

    Well, since you want opinions, I'll say that I really don't think eternity rings are very practical if you are right handed. The underside is just going to get banged up every time you grasp something. I really think of them more as wedding bands or as a standalone ring as an alternate to the wedding set on the left hand, personally. But if you do go with one, I think 3mm may look a little too skimpy compared to your wedding set on the other hand.

    I would strongly favor a 5 stone band with more significant size stones as a right hand ring, round, asscher, or something like that. I think it would be much more balanced with your wedding set and keep metal on the palm side which will allow you to wear it more.
     
  16. Mikla
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    by Mikla » Jun 9, 2012
    How about something like the french cut band as a RHR from my other thread about This Band with This Ring?. Apparently it is too blingy for my e-ring but it would be great as an RHR since it's larger than the width of a typical band. I'm really liking the carre band for you, too. If not that, an asscher eternity perhaps?
     
  17. Mikla
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    by Mikla » Jun 9, 2012
    That picture in my avatar is so awful! I totally cannot take pictures to save my life. Good thing I like numbers. ;))

    EMERALD CUT #1
    Measurements: 8.73 x 6.76 x 4.93 mm
    Carat Weight: 2.55 carat
    Color Grade: E
    Clarity Grade: VS1
    Depth: 72.9%
    Table: 65%
    Girdle: Medium
    Culet: None
    Polish: Very Good
    Symmetry: Good
    Fluorescence: None

    EMERALD CUT #2
    Measurements: 5.86 x 4.47 x 3.03 mm
    Carat Weight: 0.72 carat
    Color Grade: F
    Clarity Grade: VS1
    Depth: 67.8%
    Table: 73%
    Girdle: Slightly Thick to Thick
    Culet: None
    Polish: Good
    Symmetry: Good
    Fluorescence: None

    EMERALD CUT #3
    Measurements: 5.61 x 4.46 x 3.08 mm
    Carat Weight: 0.70 carat
    Color Grade: F
    Clarity Grade: VS2
    Depth: 69.1%
    Table: 74%
    Girdle: Medium to Slightly Thick
    Culet: None
    Polish: Good
    Symmetry: Good
    Fluorescence: None
     
  18. m-2-b
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    by m-2-b » Jun 9, 2012
    Mikla--Thanks for all the info! I love the proportions on your 3 stone!

    DS--Interesting thought about a 5 stone ring--not sure if it would be above my budget ($5-6K)? Maybe a graduated 5 stone RB ring? As a side note, I'm a leftie!

    Enerchi--Good luck w/ your new ring, too!
     
  19. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Jun 9, 2012
    Okay, that would help that you are a leftie! But I still think you can get more bling for your buck with 5 larger stones! And yes, I think you can do it for $6k. I love it when the stones are just slightly graduated! You'd do it by mm and not weight of course, but something like a .35 center, .30 on each side, and .25 on each end would be subtle but maybe not stick out on the sides like some seem to do. Or you could go with 5 .30 stones, if you preferred.
     
  20. m-2-b
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    by m-2-b » Jun 10, 2012
    Update--I'm changing gears and am going w/ a graduated 5 stone ring now!
     
  21. Enerchi
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    by Enerchi » Jun 10, 2012
    Woo hoo! That sounds like a perfect RHR option! What sizes are you thinking of? Metal preferences? Setting ideas? I agree w DS above, you'll get a ton of finger coverage and bang for our buck with a 5 stone. Exciting!
     
  22. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Jun 10, 2012
    Super! I really think that will look sooo much more balanced with your wedding set on the other hand! I've given this project some thought myself, so I am interested to see what you choose!
     

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