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What setting for a Lucida?

jgny

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I am considering getting a Tiffany Lucida. It would be over 3.5 ct, but likely in a lower color (H or I). I'm considering 3 of the settings it comes in.

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I'm leaning towards the halo, but DH really likes the original setting. When I tried it on in the stores, it seemed very "thick" to me. I like the halo since you have greater emphasis on the cut corners. The third setting (on the right) is one they used to make but I don't think they make it anymore, except perhaps for a special order. I've always liked baguette side stones. I saw the split shank and trillion side stone settings but did not like either of them.

So - thoughts on which one would be a good choice? I'm a bit concerned the halo may be too much for this size stone. But I love how it looks. The original setting is unmistakably Tiffany, so that's a pro. I haven't seen the baguette one in person, but I do like the style.

Also - which setting would minimize the tint? I can see it slightly from the side, but the face-up is pretty white.

TIA
 

slg47

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I would try all of the settings on and see what you like on your hand the best. I also like the split shank Lucida
 

Phoenix

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mjertl|1319258400|3045281 said:
I love the original :love:
Me too! but I understand it can look a bit wider and bulky with a larger stone. I did try one on at a local Tiff and it was quite hefty a setting. But I still love it and think it's very edgy.

My second fave is the halo. It looks very dainty and classy. And you may know I'm a size wh***, so no I don't think the halo would make the whole thing "too much"! :wink2:

I also think that the halo would obscure some of the sideview, a plus if you're concerned about the tint (seen mainly from the sides). The orginal setting sits the stone quite high and would show off the sides more, from what I can remember.

Congrats if you do get the Lucida. It's actually my FIRST LOVE!! :love: :love: :love:
 

jstarfireb

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I like the tapered baguette one, followed by the original. I don't particularly like halos, so that would be my least favorite.
 

Gypsy

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Baguettes, Original, Halo. In that order.
 

Bella_mezzo

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For that size, baguette is my favorite, for a smaller stone I love the original!
 

Amys Bling

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for 3.5 carats- I am not a big fan of the halo. I think it will look MASSIVE on you and I think the halo will take away from the stuning stone. I like the original (can they do a slimmer version??) and the one on the right.
 

Sundial

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I love the look of the original. For a stone that size I would wear it without the matching band though. I think it would make a terrific stand alone wedding/engagement ring.
 
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