Post by piratefan » November 21st, 2009, 9:41 am
Hi PS''ers! So I have been a lurker for several months now looking (dare i say drooling*) at all the lovely photos and absorbing the vast amounts of diamond info posted. In some ways all of this looking has allowed me to narrow down my ideal setting choice and in other ways I am more confused than ever Image There are things I KNOW I want which include the shape of the diamond: ~ 1ct. Asscher, prongs: double claw, and micropave. I Image leon mege designs. The thing I am torn between is the micropave setting style. I am not entirely sure of budget, honestly, I think the BF is scared to give me a number bc this forum has turned me into a bit of a ring-zilla (oops) but original budget was around 5000 for whole ring. This is stretchable as BF wants to get ring of my dreams but for his sanity''s sake (and thus mine) I am going to try stay close to orig budget and def within 7000. I know that I should spend majority on center stone, I just have my heart set on an LM setting so I am trying to figure out a way to make this work. My setting dilemma is I am torn between the classic micropave style ie. the Cartier 1920''s style and a more bling-ly triple pave style ie. Dianabanana''s yummy sapphire ring (sans the halo). I like each for different reasons. I really love love the triple pave esp with the single cut diamonds Image buuuut
My questions are
1. Which do you prefer? I love the multiple rows of micropave but would not be unhappy with the single row...
2. Do you think the triple pave will overwhelm a ~ 1ct asscher?
3. If not, do think this setting is feasible with my budget?
4. Should I push this dream setting for above reasons to the side for a future project ie. ugrade, RHR, and/or more appropriate stone shape (not a step cut)?

Sorry this is so wordy...but I''m thinking PS''ers would appreciate and listen to my woes Image
Link to Dianabananas LM sapphire thread where I fell in love with this style setting:

Not sure how to put in a pic of the other micropave style will look it up and repost...