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DiamondObsessor

Rough_Rock
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Hi, I am going back and forth between getting either one of these sets, and I would love to see them for real. If you have either just the engagement ring or the complete set, please post pictures!



One engagement ring is 2.1mm thick and has 1/4 tcw. The other is 2.9mm thick and has 1/2 tcw.
http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-engagement-ring-setting_9998
http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-engagement-ring-setting_12977

Please post so that I can get an idea of how these look - especially if you have a 3/4 carat princess cut diamond. Thanks!
 

vanilla87

Shiny_Rock
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Hi!!! I don't actually have one of these sets but I have a friend who has a very similar setting. I personally think that the thinner band would look better with a stone of that size. The thinner the band the larger the stone looks IMO :) I'm sure whatever u decide will look lovely!!
 

centralsquare

Ideal_Rock
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Agree - I'd go with the thinner band every time...to me it always makes the stone look bigger!
 

tuffyluvr

Brilliant_Rock
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Sorry I don't have a picture to post! Just wanted to chime in with a suggestion. Could you go to a jeweler and try on bands of the same or very similar widths? I went to try on rings last week and the thicker bands looked so much better on my hand (I'm tall and have long hands and wear a size 6.5 ring). The jeweler said that the thinner the band, the larger the diamond looks, but for me I preferred the look of the thicker band on my hand, so i'm going with that, even if it doesn't make the center stone look as big.
 

hoofbeats95

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These are very very similar to my setting:

[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-bgd-upgrade-and-matching-band.156751/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-bgd-upgrade-and-matching-band.156751/[/URL]

Which is "The Jen" set from BGD. :bigsmile: http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/home/ring-details/?product_id=5702

Anyways, I vote for the thinner band to make the stone pop. My stone is 1 ct and the band is 2.0 mm. You can look at my old setting (I believe the corrected link is in that upgrade post) and it was a .728 ct princess with a plain cathedral setting and the widest point was 3mm. It shrank the stone IMO. So I vote for a thinner setting. JMO. :)
 

slg47

Ideal_Rock
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hoofbeats95|1312983543|2987864 said:
These are very very similar to my setting:

[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-bgd-upgrade-and-matching-band.156751/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-bgd-upgrade-and-matching-band.156751/[/URL]

Which is "The Jen" set from BGD. :bigsmile: http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/home/ring-details/?product_id=5702

Anyways, I vote for the thinner band to make the stone pop. My stone is 1 ct and the band is 2.0 mm. You can look at my old setting (I believe the corrected link is in that upgrade post) and it was a .728 ct princess with a plain cathedral setting and the widest point was 3mm. It shrank the stone IMO. So I vote for a thinner setting. JMO. :)
hoofbeats I love your set :)
 

hoofbeats95

Brilliant_Rock
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slg47|1312991050|2987930 said:
hoofbeats I love your set :)
Thanks! I do too! I'm still so super excited with it months later. That's a good sign. There is nothing I don't love about it. :)
 

DiamondObsessor

Rough_Rock
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Aug 4, 2011
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Thank you all for sharing your thoughts. I went with the thinner band. I think it will make the solitaire "pop" more. :)
Hoofbeats, I especially liked the pictures of your rings! They are gorgeous!!
 

DiamondObsessor

Rough_Rock
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She loved them!! She was absolutely stunned! Here's a picture for you.
Thank you all for your tips and advice. :)

Rings.jpg
 

Sundial

Ideal_Rock
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The rings are beautiful!!! You made a great choice. Thanks for coming back and showing us a picture.
 

tyty333

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Very pretty...you should post more pics!
 
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Great choice! It looks beautiful on her!
 
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