Sep 10, 2009

Adoring Bezel Setting Diamond Ring....

Often we might go into a situation with one idea but come of out it with a complete 180. This is how I feel about the ring issue. I had a chance to look at some micro-pave rings (see my choices here) and I was a little disappointed after trying them on for myself. I had a vision of how it would look on my finger but the reality was different from my imagination. Then a friend suggested bezel setting. It had crossed my mind but I was so set on micro-pave I ruled out everything else. I gave up micro-pave style because there was just so much bling. I couldn't see where the pave diamonds end and where the center stone begins. In another word, I couldn't focus when I tried on the ring. So after some deliberation, I decided to look at bezel setting and actually gave the style a try before getting my hope up again. In the case of the ring, a picture is not worth a thousand word. It is important to try on different styles in person. A friend wanted the Cartier Honeymoon but due to the center stone restriction, she gave up. She ended up with a 3 carat stone so the setting just wouldn't fit. Cartier Honeymoon is only suitable for stones up to 1.5 carat. It stated something smaller on Cartier website but I check already with the SA. Out of curiosity I ventured to Tiffany to see what was available. I found out the Bezet setting would accommodate stones up to 3 carats. Honestly because of the style of the setting which REALLY magnifies the stone, a 1.5 carat stone actually looks a lot bigger. I tried on a 2.1 carat stone with Bezet setting, the stone looked obnoxiously big on my hand. Initially I thought it was a 3 carats or more. In the Bezet setting, I wouldn't go bigger than a 2 carat. Just for comparison, I looked at a 1.79 carat stone; I couldn't really tell the size differential. They both looked huge. However, the saving is considerable because price of a 2 carat stone will jump considerably; it is all about cost per carat of stone size. I almost choked when I saw the retail price to the 2 carat ring. It was $53,000 plus change for a F color with VS1 clarity. Ouch! I must say though, it sure was pretty. Did you change your mind many times when you were ring shopping? I think I am driving BF banana with me constantly changing my mind. For those gals who is looking, what is your dream ring?

images via Cartier and Tiffany

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36 comments:

  1. Just Beautiful! Can't wait to see what you both purchase :)

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  2. Gosh... what can I say... I love your BF. LOL :-) Seriously, I love the bezet setting. It really highlights the diamonds.

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  3. what a pretty ring! =D

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  4. wonderfull ring. i hope i have it one

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  5. id always say id take a white chanel j12 chrono (w/o the diamonds believe it or not) instead of a wedding ring. (his would be a dior black chiffre rouge)
    my ideal ring is an emerald cut, with pave diamonds on the side. and then an alex + chloe inverted diamond ring for my more edgier ensembles.

    -ps. so this means there is a proposal in your future...?

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  6. This ring is so beautiful, wow.

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  7. I don't know much about rings and cuts and all that, so I had never heard of the Bezet setting. But it's very unique and pretty.

    Are a congratulations in store for you? ;)

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  8. I don't know if I'll know my dream ring until the right time comes - then I think it will hit me like a ton of bricks! :)

    I'm wondering the same thing as Jennifer Fabulous...are wedding bells ringing for you, Savvy? Do tell! :)

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  9. Classic and timeless, love love love!

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  10. Lovely rings- I want something timeless and that goes with everything- not trendy/of the moment. I adore canary diamonds, so I would DIE for a canary center stone with small diamonds around the band... a girl can dream :)

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  11. I love this, it's really beautiful. One of my previous co-workers had this setting. She said she was really hard on her jewelry and the diamond she had was passed down from her mother. She did not want to damage or lose it. I was always admiring it and giving her compliments. It was so pretty.

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  12. Gorgeous bling, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  13. I made myself a bezel set ring with a 3.5 carat stone. I'm sure I could do a totally unique design for you that would be bigger yet less expensive than anything you can find in a store. I did a couple of engagement/wedding rings recently that were literally twice the carat weight of what the couples were looking at in stores for less than the retail price, and with a different better design (in our humble opinions). You know where to find me if you want to discuss!

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  14. I really love the bezel style.

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  15. Perfectly acceptable to change your mind, after all you have to browse all the styles out there, something might just surprise you! Hope you're having a lovely day :)

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  16. Hi all, congrat is not in order as we are just browsing and looking.
    Wendy: I will def consult you when the time is right. : )

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  17. Hi there-for the money you will spend, its a matter of finding just the perfect one, I do hope you find one thats just unique for you, you've great taste so I can't wait to see what you do decide on!! thanks for the lovely comment too!

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  18. Gorgeous ring, SG! Question for you, since the light only hits from on top, with all the sides in the setting, is it just as sparkly?

    Love your last outfit post and you made such a pretty necklace. I just love it!

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  19. Hm. Okay, so I love every ring on here. LOL! Lucky girl. Thanks for stopping by my blog. The aqua jogging is fab for the joints. No jarring on the bones and what not - but boring as all get out!

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  20. so simple and yet so beautiful!

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  21. Ohhhh Savvy...I know you said you're just looking but ohhhhhh haha! I'm doing your wedding makeup, ok? OK!

    Do you think that DVF coat would work here? It gets chilly right?? :)

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  22. Hi hun, the bezel setting is very striking and pretty! Have you tried going to Bailey Banks & Biddle at South Coast Plaza? This is where I got my ring. Maybe you will find something you like there. :)

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  23. Gotta say the bf sounds amazing. I have no idea about rings but know that when the day comes (got to find a bf first haha) then I will be asking my mom to help me choose as she loves looking at rings!

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  24. it is so beautiful...I can't wait until you get engaged!

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  25. I've never heard about bezel or micro-pave settings... When I first went ring shopping, I always thought I'd get a princess cut solitaire ring. But then I tried it on and it looked horrible on me. I tried several on until one was "me". It's funny how you can tell if a ring is you or not but you're gonna be wearing it for the rest of your life, so it better fit your personality! Anyway, good luck with the ring shopping :D Make sure to keep us updated on your status ;)
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  26. Hi there! Not too long ago I was scouting for that kind of ring as well...opted for a single stone...classy and won't worry about tiny ones coming off...hehe!

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  27. ive never gone ring shopping but ive been thinking about what kind of ring i would get recently

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  28. beautiful!!!!! simple and elegant. have you purchase a engagement ring Savyy?? hehehe

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  29. beautiful!!!!! simple and elegant. have you purchase a engagement ring Savyy?? hehehe

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  30. ohhh I always love looking at engagement rings. the price scares the BF so who knows when I'll get mine! I wanted a pave one too but maybe once i see it on my hand i will change my mind

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  31. Beautiful! I adore diamonds! I think you chose wisely, and as the proud owner of a bezel set tennis bracelet I know from experience that bezel set is gorgeous.

    I 'm always pretty fixed on what I want from jewelry, and while my official e ring was hubby's family heirloom (and my taste is different) and I love it because of its history and symbolism, I had to have my dream ring, and I did lol! Unlike you I like big as* diamonds, and we went over the top with it.

    I hope an engagement is in your future, your boyfriend sounds really nice!

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  32. I have to say that after seeing Wendy's ring I would go for her over Cartier and Tiffany et al and I do have lovely rings from both of them.

    Had I known about Wendy before I got my engagement ring a good few years ago I'd have flown to NY to get one of hers!

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  33. This is a beautiful ring!
    I had my engagement ring custom made from sapphire, white diamond and white gold. Surprisingly, I didn't design it, the husbs did! It was easier than looking but I can imagine the frustration.

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