We are narrowing down our choices! Definitely like the idea of a solitaire in metal with no side stones and a pave' diamond band along side the solitaire.
Thus far, we have been working with Ben Bridge. At first we gravitated toward the Signature cut set in platinum.
Upon further research, I started leaning more toward a traditional ideal cut.
So now I am caught between a 3/4 carat Signature diamond in platinum and having the pave' band also set in platinum for $7500
A 1 carat Ikuma ideal cut set in white gold (the link above is to the 3/4 carat as it shows the profile/gallery that I just love! We would then leave the pave' band in white gold as well. Total price $8700.
ANY and ALL straight, honest opinions would be GREATLY appreciated! Please don't feel the need to spare our feelings - we would like brutal honesty BEFORE making such a big decision.
This is what we understand thus far - feel free to help clear up any misunderstanding!
Platinum - softer, easier to polish (but needs frequent polishing), can look pewter in color, doesn't wear away
White gold - harder, brighter, can wear away, can be replated as necessary.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!