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should I leave in this setting or go for delicate 8 prong?

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  1. Luvallgems
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    by Luvallgems » Apr 22, 2019
    FC1430CC-025F-46E1-8DCD-43A35DCD50E3.jpeg 7522BE74-828C-4AEF-9ABC-5D7FE543F41E.jpeg 998D5097-8996-45F9-B517-819A76A901BD.jpeg 89A177F4-3224-4D1D-9AEA-BD99A4BF7E84.jpeg 3E1CBBDC-0E69-4FE9-8CB4-0683E59A9ED1.jpeg ACFCC0F5-80A3-4B5E-A91B-76266CB6ED89.jpeg Last time I’m going to try to photograph my ER....debating if I should go for 8 prong delicate setting from LAD or leave it
    alone. I’ve got thick skin, tell me the truth.
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  2. seaurchin
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    by seaurchin » Apr 22, 2019
    In my opinion, it's a nice antique-ish, art deco-ish setting. However, it wouldn't be my preference (too "chunky") and wouldn't look good on my hand. So I, personally, would prefer the more delicate setting. But I think it really is just personal preference so I'd ask you if you like it and how you think it looks on your hand.
     
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  3. Luvallgems
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    by Luvallgems » Apr 22, 2019
    I don’t wear it very often, I do like it , (when I bought it 18 years ago, that was all the rage). I think I would enjoy it more if I could stack!
     
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  4. Rfisher
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    by Rfisher » Apr 22, 2019
    This tells me you should re-set it!
     
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  5. LJsapphire
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    by LJsapphire » Apr 22, 2019
    I think it's lovely as it is.
     
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  6. Luvallgems
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    by Luvallgems » Apr 22, 2019
    Thank you!:mrgreen2:
     
  7. KaeKae
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    by KaeKae » Apr 22, 2019
    I wouldn't change a thing. In fact, I've been toying with resetting, and this is the style I'm leaning toward.
     
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  8. Miss Marple
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    by Miss Marple » Apr 22, 2019
    I think it’s personal preference.
     
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  9. luv2sparkle
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    by luv2sparkle » Apr 22, 2019
    I think it is a lovely setting if it is what you want. I also think the diamond will stand out more in a simpler setting. It does come down to what appeals to you.
     
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  10. House Cat
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    by House Cat » Apr 22, 2019
    This is a matter of personal taste. I love very delicate settings. For this reason, I have one. The only think I think you “should” do is follow your heart.
     
    


    


  11. Luvallgems
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    by Luvallgems » Apr 22, 2019
    I know, the things I like about the present band 1) no spinning 2) very
    secure prongs. I can always change back to original setting if I dislike
    the more delicate one. The thing I dislike about the present setting...it’s
    so heavy.
     
  12. tigertales
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    by tigertales » Apr 22, 2019
    Get that out of there!!!
    :razz:
     
  13. Luvallgems
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    by Luvallgems » Apr 22, 2019
    Ha Ha, okay!
     
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  14. Slick1
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    by Slick1 » Apr 22, 2019
    I really enjoy the setting it is in but, of course, if you don’t wear it then you should definitely change it! Very pretty :)

    ETA what size stone is it? Would you have the impact you desire in a solitaire?
     
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  16. Luvallgems
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    by Luvallgems » Apr 22, 2019
    Don’t mean to be “ brag whore”..... the diamond is a sparkle bomb, I agree
    you need to see her below the neck.:lol:
     
  17. Luvallgems
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    by Luvallgems » Apr 22, 2019
    I don’t have all the stats handy.. bought 18 years ago, measured 8.5mm
    In the very enclosed setting.
     
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  18. Slick1
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    by Slick1 » Apr 22, 2019
    Oh that’s a really nice size for a solitaire. I think you should do it then! Especially if you’ll wear it more. I hate pieces sitting unworn.
    If you happen to want re- home the setting I have an 8.5mm loose stone I am looking to set. :mrgreen2:
     
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  19. Luvallgems
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    by Luvallgems » Apr 22, 2019
    Will Let you know how it turns out.
     
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  20. missy
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    by missy » Apr 23, 2019
    I love the setting but given the fact that 1. you don't wear the ring very often and 2. you find the setting "heavy" I think you should reset. And save that setting for future use just in case. I think it's a beautiful setting but not for you or your diamond. Perhaps at a later date you can enjoy a colored gemstone in the setting. There is no right or wrong it's up to your personal preference and any setting that makes you want to wear and enjoy the diamond more is the right decision. Good luck.
     
  21. Luvallgems
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    by Luvallgems » Apr 23, 2019
    Missy, I appreciate your opinion. You are right, it would be worn more
    in a smaller setting ( it does have a dinner ringish feel), probably the reason
    I don’t wear very often. The ring has blue sapphire accents, a colored
    stone is a very good idea.:))
     
  22. missy
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    by missy » Apr 23, 2019
    I don't wear everything I have but wish I could/would so I get it. Some bling is meant to be appreciated even if not worn a lot so PPW does not always apply but in most cases we get more enjoyment from a piece if we can wear it and love it that way. And I get the feeling from your posts that you would enjoy this ring more in another setting. More delicate yet still substantial and protective of the beautiful stone.
     
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  23. Tekate
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    by Tekate » Apr 23, 2019
    I'd reset it :) it looks like a cocktail ring, which is great, but I think the diamond will speak more to me if it were reset.. :)
     
  24. Luvallgems
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    by Luvallgems » Apr 23, 2019
    I agree, thanks!
     
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    by the_mother_thing » Apr 23, 2019
    I love the setting but - for me - it would be too much/big for an e-ring. But I agree it’d make a FAB RHR with a colored stone in place of the diamond! :twisted2:
     
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