- Jul 12, 2015
I am going through a quandary and would welcome any and all opinions. In honor of our 14th wedding anniversary I recently upgraded to a 2.2 carat MRB which I absolutely love. It is currently set in a BGD Novela 4-prong setting which is absolutely beautiful. I absolutely love BGD's craftsmanship and I love my new stone, but for some reason I am not 100% sure about the set as a whole. I am wondering if perhaps a plain engagement band coupled with an eternity band (e.g., my current Novela eternity band or perhaps at some point the BGD dream eternity band) would be a more tasteful way to showcase the stone. In the past I have always had a matching set with sidestones in the e-ring so the idea of a plain engagement band did not occur to me until recently. I am a bit frustrated with myself for not considering this prior to the upgrade, but I suppose if I decide to go the plain e-ring route I can have a colored gemstone mounted in the Novela e-ring at some point to wear as a RHR. I realize that there is no right or wrong and it is truly a matter of personal aesthetic preference, but regardless, I am just really torn and I would love to know what others think about this. I am attaching a few photos of my current set in case this is helpful. Please feel free to share as many insights, experiences, and opinions as you wish!! Many thanks in advance!!