I currently have a .41 ct round ideal cut, SI1, H color engagement ring. It was originally set in a white gold antique-like box setting. We had it remade into a similar platinum setting because the white gold was yellow-ing.
Well now it is a year later and while looking for wedding bands we realize neither of us is completely happy with this setting as it is set lower and the diamond even seems to be set lower in the box than originally. It is proving painful to find a band that even goes with it.
We also have more disposable income then when he purchased the ring. So we have two options:
1. get a new setting for my .41ct ring...possibly with side stones. where should i look online? would side-stones overpower my smallish-stone?
2. start all over. look for a bigger, similar quality diamond and go simple on the setting.
We have around a 5,000 budget for the engagment ring...
We originally spent 2,000 so I thought the extra 3,000 would mean a big upgrade but I'm finding that is not necessarily the case...
Well if you've made it this far...any suggestions would be wonderful!!