It has happened twice. The two tapered baguettes of my engagement ring have fallen out, lost forever. Even with replacements and checking the setting, tightening anything loose, I lost another one. Rather than replacing continually, which wouldn’t exactly be cost efficient, I need to select a new ring setting. I hadn’t wanted to, but now it’s time. And if I’m changing it, I’m changing it. It’s not an upgrade (nor will I ever want one) but an update.
Oh, the possibilities. Obviously, I’m keeping my round center stone, which is very special to me, and I’m going from there. But here’s what I’m considering, culled from photos I’ve found on the internet and sent to the jeweler. I’ve even found a photo of someone wearing a similar ring but with, obviously, a different center stone. I’m less concerned about what the engagement ring will look like paired with my wedding band, and more focused on selecting something I adore.
I’m finding that I prefer a delicate look, and believe it or not, the rings shown here, aside from a large center stone, are all very delicate on the hand. I don’t want it too thin, or I risk bending the band on a bang with micro pave diamonds flitting about. The jeweler recommended using larger diamonds or simply making the band thicker, but not necessarily wider. I’ll have to wait and see with that, as it might kill the whole look.
These photos might look over the top, but it actually looks quite simple on the hand, as the band is thin, and you only see the pave diamonds from the side. A silver demo of the ring is being sent to me next week!