#2. I LOVE how it looks like liquid metal coming up to frame a gorgeous stone. It's very fluid and elegant. : )
For a FOREVER upgrade, price would be no object to me if I'm going to be wearing the ring for the rest of my life. I'd consider that worth saving up extra money for if it's a design I'm absolutely in love with and would wear proudly every day.
EDIT: Whoa, never mind. Go with Mike's ring!