Yes, I think you could bake it. I don't know if I have the patience to bake. The white stones really don't bother me all that much. Especially since this is more of a weekend at home kinda ring. I don't plan on wearing this one out other than to walk doggies. haha.
But yeah, it's kinda PA-POW in your face with how sparkly and big it is. But I've been planning a bezeled 3 stone ring and I wanted to check size. Based on this ring, I think I'm going with 7mm center and 5mm sides or even 6.5mm center and 5mm sides. (AG OECs)
But for now, it's fun.