Post # 1
im getting very close to finally deciding on my engagement ring and my man is has a few concerns. one ring i like has smalldiamonds going all the way down the sides, but not a full eternity. hes concerned that the side diamonds will rub my other fingers and cause me to no wear my ring. has anyone experienced this? ive looked through the boards and i can’t find anything about it even though this styling on rings doesnt seem that uncommon. my ring size is a size 8 so my fingers are chubby and do touch each other. its also worth mentioning that i won’t be wearing my ring while at work so that can either help or hurt, i havn’t decided yet
Post # 3
Women usually get used to whatever kind of ring they’re wearing, but comfort is still something worth considering. It depends on how they’re set. First off lower set stones will be more comfortable. For example, uprong rings are usually quite low set. Prongs can make rings less comfortable – bezel or channel set rings eliminate this. If you guys are worried, I think it helps 1) to try the ring on in person, and 2) to get a similar ring in cz to wear for extended periods of time before purchasing. That way if it is uncomfortable, you know before dropping money on a more expensive ring.
Post # 4
I have a channel set weddig band and LOVE it, I have never felt the diamonds and havent had any problems with it be uncomfortable. I can see where a paved band may be annoying on the sides b/c the prongs and diamond stick out and stand up higher
Post # 5
thank you ladies! were looking at buying from online and this is the one we’re thinking of:
we want to do some slight customization (replacing the underside diamonds with a blue stone of some sort and i would like a cushion instead of princess)
Post # 6
I have detailing and diamonds along the side of my band, about halfway down and they don’t bother me at all. They pretty much stop where my fingers come together if i was to close my hand.
Post # 7
My ering has french set diamonds a full halfway around (not just the top right down the side too). It is scratchy. (picture prong set), I thought it would drive me crazy. I noticed it for all of 10 minutes. I guess the jewellery store was right when they said that you get used to it, and FAST!
Post # 8
@keetcha: it really depends on the ring style. The one I have now lies pretty flat and doesn’t bother my other fingers but the original one I picked out, which he ordered without me trying it on, was so painful.
Post # 9
Good question!!! I initially opted for a full eternity band, which ended up set quite high, with little prongs. I tried wearing it for 7 months before I wanted to change it. I did get used to it…but if I pressed my fingers together tighter, like while working out, being on a bicycle, or just because I wanted to, I did feel the digging in of the prongs. My e-ring has a metal shank, which I thought was sooooo comfortable while wearing it alone for 1.5 years of engagement.
I was lucky that my jeweler allowed me to exchange it for something double the value. I had a contour band custom-made, with all my desired changes (there were other issues), and the diamonds stop right before my fingers touch. This is awesome!!! I love love love feeling metal and no prongs between my fingers. Especially because I wear this ring everyday, all the time.
I’ll add that in my custom design, I had the last prongs be a bar type of setting (so different from the pic I posted below). The bar-set is way more comfortable, so if my ring spins, I just feel metal, and not prongs.
New custom band:
Post # 10
thank you ladies so much! im going to ask them to half the amount of diamonds that run down the sides. perhaps by having less diamonds the savings will allow me the modifications i want without raising the price too much 🙂
Post # 11
My ring has little micropave diamonds going down the sides, but i don’t notice them at all. In fact, sometimes I freak out because I don’t feel my ring, but it is always there when I look down lol. Posting a pic just in case yours is similar.
Post # 12
@keetcha: my engagement ring does but my wedding band doesn’t. They both have diamonds halfway down the side but the engagement ring had a higher profile even on the sides (its cathedral) and the diamonds do irritate my other fingers at times.
Post # 13
Not at all! I have half eternity that goes down to the sides but very delicate ones (1mm paved diamonds). I’d say the side diamonds shouldn’t exceed 2mm or it’ll bother your other fingers.