Post # 1
My plans to go custom aren’t going to work… and I’m looking for prefab now. Unfortunately I’m I little lost and concerned about the wide variety of settings and what they are like to own.
I’m not big into jewerly – my boyfriend got be a silver braided band (I guess like a promise ring) and I adore it because it doesn’t get filthy, doesn’t feel rough or get caught on stuff. The problem is I want flash in my ering (1 ct+) which makes a plain old band not really an option.
I work with my hands all day and I’m active – i get dirty, I might have cuts on my hand and my nails always break off… so delicate styles are out.
I have a large collection of silver/cz engagement like rings that I might have seen myself wear and I have a number of pet peeves with them. Rings in stores never fit my chubbofingers so it’s really hard to know without these CZ puppies I’ve worn around.
Pave and raised – caught on everything. I’ve lost stones as claws snap. I also disliked the roughness of the pave on my skin.
Craws – snagged my clothes and scratched my bf
A eternity band of rounds in a channel – it got filthy with crud in the channel
Channel set emeralds – not dirty but also not very sparkly because of their encasement.
I do really like the look of a tension ring with gypsy set stones along the side (which is what I was going to have done custom). It’s tough to find someone who can handle tension around here which is worisome for resizing and I don’t like the idea of a support band under the diamond so that’s likely not a great plan. I’m already going to go with an amora moissy which will make it hard enough to find someone who’s willing to work with me to set it and such.
I have my heart set on a princess stone of atleast 1ct moissy – what the heck kind of style is ideal for that?
Post # 3
@Pele: What about bezel set?
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Bezel definitely sprang to my mind, too.
Post # 5
Do a google search for “low profile engagement ring”. You can get almost any style in a low profile. I did a quick search and found rings that are antique style, full bezel, half bezel, prong set and tension mounts that are all low-profile.
Post # 6
I third bezel set. I’ve seen princess cut stones in a bezel setting and it looked so cool!
I really like the look of cushion cuts in bezel settings too, and then you won’t have sharp corners to contend with.
Post # 7
by the way, “gypsy” setting is also called “flush” setting. I have seen some really cool rings (including moissanite) on etsy.
for example, these rings make me swoon: http://www.etsy.com/shop/mcfarlanddesigns?ref=seller_info
Post # 8
oh, oh OH!!! this one might be the exact ring you are thinking of: it is bezel set with flush set side stones. except the main stone is round— but it’s so pretty!
or here is a cushion bezel set that is really nice: http://www.etsy.com/listing/92944421/moissanite-bezel-set-cushion-solitaire
Post # 9
I was in love with Bezel for the same reasons as you want….then I saw a halo and changed my mind. I picked out a very low profile one with milgrain on the sides of the band that are still sparkly but can’t hold as much dirt…hahaah.
Post # 10
Wow thanks – I’m not sure how long it might have taken me to figure out these terms.
I really like that first link you posted janie-janie – it would be so pretty with a princess. I think that’s definately a good style to begin exploring – yay bees!
Post # 11
I love bezel settings! The right bezel really also can make your stone pop and appear larger.
Flush settings are great too – my rings are like that and super low maintenance. My new rings are having them too as I love them so much!
Whiteflash (one of their settings pictured above) or Brian Gavin (has similar bezels) should be able to add flush set melee to one of their bezel settings for a reasonable price and both are great companies to deal with.
Post # 12
Bezel settings are fantastic (I’m biased, I have a bezel-set RB solitaire)! They’re really low-maintenance and very very secure. I would totally encourage you to go this route as opposed to a tension-set route since tension settings are much harder to size and leave the stone more vulnerable to damage, although I love the look of them as well. Make sure to get a setting where the bottom is a bit open to let light in to the stone so it sparkle.
Post # 13
Bezel sounds like a good fit for you for your e-ring – and you can get a bezel-set wedding band, too!
Post # 14
Here’s an elevated princess bezel.
Exceldiamonds sells a cool looking replica of the tiffany bezet also available in princess.