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Which would have more BLING-pact

Which style of ring do you think has the best hand presence:

  • 1) A three stone ring with the following proportions: .33ct - .70ct - .33ct.

    Votes: 17 37.0%
  • 2) A graduated five stone ring with the following proportions: .20ct - .33ct - .50ct - .33ct - .20ct

    Votes: 27 58.7%
  • 3) Or some other option that would have a similar cost (describe below; no solitaires)

    Votes: 2 4.3%

  • Total voters
    46

dreamer_dachsie

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Which style of ring do you think has the best hand presence, the most BLING, and the most va-va-voom:

1) A three stone ring with the following proportions: .33ct - .70ct - .33ct.

2) A graduated five stone ring with the following proportions: .20ct - .33ct - .50ct - .33ct - .20ct.

3) Or some other option that would have a similar cost (no solitaires).
 

yssie

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The fivestone... at those sizes no one stone is going to WOW you - esp. after wearing your solitaire, IMO the blingitude of two extra 4mm stones beats the difference between 5 and 5.5mm.
 

swingirl

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5 stone. It'll cover the finger nicely. Are you looking for an ering? or alternative to the traditional ering?
 

m-2-b

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Agree w/ all of the above--5 stone!
 

dreamer_dachsie

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Yssie|1313102974|2988860 said:
The fivestone... at those sizes no one stone is going to WOW you - esp. after wearing your solitaire, IMO the blingitude of two extra 4mm stones beats the difference between 5 and 5.5mm.

Do you think a ring like the five stone would look cool? Would you go bigger for the center??
 

dreamer_dachsie

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swingirl|1313104228|2988877 said:
5 stone. It'll cover the finger nicely. Are you looking for an ering? or alternative to the traditional ering?

I think a stand along LHR.
 

coati

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I vote (bezeled) 3 stone, as I have one with somewhat similar proportions. .45 .60 .45
My 3 stone ring's bezels add oomph, and the result is a whopping 7mm in diameter at the widest point of the ring. It's substantial enough to wear as a stand-alone ring. This ring is both flashy and practical. (..and let me tell ya, the .60 does have wow factor-even after wearing a more substantial solitaire. I always go back to this ring)

Pic for reference.
bezel3stoneband.jpg
 

dreamer_dachsie

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coatimundi|1313106485|2988916 said:
I vote (bezeled) 3 stone, as I have one with somewhat similar proportions. .45 .60 .45
My 3 stone ring's bezels add oomph, and the result is a whopping 7mm in diameter at the widest point of the ring. It's substantial enough to wear as a stand-alone ring. This ring is both flashy and practical. (..and let me tell ya, the .60 does have wow factor-even after wearing a more substantial solitaire. I always go back to this ring)

Pic for reference.
bezel3stoneband.jpg

Coati, you know I covet that ring!
 

coati

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Something similar would look fantastic on you! White metal would look amazing too...
 

dreamer_dachsie

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coatimundi|1313107227|2988930 said:
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Something similar would look fantastic on you! White metal would look amazing too...

Does you ring have a bridge with an open gallery or is it solid metal from stone to finger at the gallery? Do you miss seeing the pavilions?
 

SuzyQZ

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coatimundi|1313106485|2988916 said:
I vote (bezeled) 3 stone, as I have one with somewhat similar proportions. .45 .60 .45
My 3 stone ring's bezels add oomph, and the result is a whopping 7mm in diameter at the widest point of the ring. It's substantial enough to wear as a stand-alone ring. This ring is both flashy and practical. (..and let me tell ya, the .60 does have wow factor-even after wearing a more substantial solitaire. I always go back to this ring)

Pic for reference.
bezel3stoneband.jpg

SWOON!!!
Coati, how I love your rings!
 

marcy

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I voted for the 5 stone ring too. It would be gorgeous.
 

Sundial

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As much as I love three stone rings, I voted for the five stone. I just got a new five stone ring with 40 pointers and I am amazed at the finger coverage and blinginess!
 

coati

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Dreamer_D|1313107832|2988936 said:
coatimundi|1313107227|2988930 said:
:naughty:
Something similar would look fantastic on you! White metal would look amazing too...

Does you ring have a bridge with an open gallery or is it solid metal from stone to finger at the gallery? Do you miss seeing the pavilions?

I took a quick pic so you can see the side. Solid metal. I don't miss seeing the pavilions, but these transitional cuts are really shallow, and two are more shallow than the third, so it's not an even line-up anyway.

IMG_2628_1.jpg

Thanks SuzyQZ! And likewise!
 

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I think a five stone would have amazing finger coverage. Are you rethinking your ERing reset into the .3-1.66-.3 threestone?? Would think potential project take the place of or be in addition to that ring... That may change my vote.
 

Amys Bling

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I have to agree with Yssie's reasoning- the .7 verses the .5 center stone will have less of an impact than the extra two stones.
 

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A five stone would be fabulous. Have you gone shopping to try both on? I have found that how they are set really can make a difference on finger coverage.
 

iota15

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I voted for the 3- stone without looking at the comments. But I agree with Yssie now too. On quick review, I didn't see the 33pointers (PS gift right?) would be at play in both rings, so I'm changing my vote to to the 5-stone.
 

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Amys Bling|1313117494|2989045 said:
I have to agree with Yssie's reasoning- the .7 verses the .5 center stone will have less of an impact than the extra two stones.

+1

Plus, I think the "three-step" size gradation (.50, .33., 20) is a very graceful and feminine look.
 

risingsun

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I love the look of the five stone ring. It will give you a lot of finger coverage. In the right setting, it will be blingtastic--in classy way :love:
 
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