I like the second setting much more than the first, and dare I say I like it period?! To me at least that shows off the stone so much more nicely, with the other ring I felt it got lost. Congratulations on your new sparklie!
I like them both but I have to agree that the first one was too similar to your other ring...but that is more than likely why you liked it lol. I am guilty of doing the same thing. The setting you ended up with is very pretty, congrats