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Poll for my e-ring setting.

Which setting for e-ring?

  • BlueNile pave 3.5mm

    Votes: 1 100.0%
  • James Allen common prong 1.9mm

    Votes: 1 100.0%

  • Total voters
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Feralpenchant

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I have been deliberating for the past few weeks as to which of these two I want for my e-ring setting. I love them both, but for different reasons. Unfortunately, everything that one has, the other doesn't.

My stone will be a .75ct-.85ct asscher.

A. I love the thin shank look, but also love how tapered shanks can make smaller diamonds just POP and appear larger.

B. I love pave, and the BlueNile setting has great reviews, but should I trust BlueNile with pave? What I mean by that, is that BlueNile ain't no Leon Mege. Am I safer with the common prong?

If anyone has either of these settings, PLEASE post pictures!
What do you guys think!? Pictures below.
 

stepcutgirl

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I voted for option 2. I think it looks classy and pretty. Option one to me looks a little dated.
 

soycoffee

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I like the poll format on this question, nice work! Keeps it neat!

I picked the second one, obviously, because I think it really focuses the attention on the stone, and it is a lot more classic. Also, I think it suits the shape of your stone, and it will make it look even bigger. Good luck deciding!
 

mrssalvo

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#2
 

mrscushion

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I voted the second one, I much prefer it. I agree that a tapered shank can make the stone pop, but IMHO a 3.5 mm shank will overwhelm that Asscher even if it tapers.
 

Snicklefritz

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I voted for the JA. Even though I tend to like thicker rings (3-3.5 mm) I love the look of the common prong. It really accents the stone and it just seems more feminine to me.
 

Feralpenchant

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Well at 16-0 in the 1.9mm James Allen''s favor, I think that''s that then!

I was leaning toward the JA anyway, thanks all for throwing me over the edge!
 

Gypsy

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Number 2. Hands down.
 

onedrop

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I forgot to vote in the poll...but I much prefer the second choice. For asscher cuts, I like thin bands to show off all of that depth! If had an asscher set in a thicker band I choose one without side diamonds.
 

girlie-girl

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Yep another vote here for the JA setting. I think it''ll really make the stone pop. It definitely highlights the center stone rather than detracting from it.

Can''t wait to see pics of the finished product!
 

kjt

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I voted for the 2nd one (James Allen), because I feel it highlights the diamond better. There is too much metal in the NB one, and it hides the diamonds, both in the band and the centre stone (IMHO).
 

writergeek

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I voted for the JA. It''s the setting I have and I love it. It''s classic, adds some extra sparkle when the lighting''s right, seems to make the stone pop and appear larger than it is. I have a 1.3 rb center stone that looks more like a 2 carat. I also have bigger fingers and having the center stone appear larger looks better.
 

AprilBaby

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The JA is stunning and at 65 votes I think you may have an answer!
 

geckodani

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Date: 4/14/2009 9:46:18 PM
Author: mscushion
I voted the second one, I much prefer it. I agree that a tapered shank can make the stone pop, but IMHO a 3.5 mm shank will overwhelm that Asscher even if it tapers.
Ditto.

I think the James Allen one is just super classy and delicate.
 

vespergirl

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The wider Blue Nile setting will overwhelm the stone. The James Allen is much prettier.
 

MichelleCarmen

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#2

With #1, looking face down upon the ring, the part where the shank meets up with the diamond looks awkward since the metal doesn''t actually connect.
 

musey

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#2 for an asscher, definitely.

I personally prefer a taper in the opposite direction for an asscher (obviously
), or any square stone, if at all.
 

somegirl932

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Date: 4/14/2009 9:46:18 PM
Author: mscushion
I voted the second one, I much prefer it. I agree that a tapered shank can make the stone pop, but IMHO a 3.5 mm shank will overwhelm that Asscher even if it tapers.

this exactly.
 

jstarfireb

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I normally like tapered settings, but I prefer the JA settting for a smallish Asscher. The tapered band is too wide for me.
 

evansjm1

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LOVE the James Allen! Good luck!
 
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