Post # 1
So I’ve had my e-ring for about 2 years now. I adore it. The ring I originally wanted was a Ritani halo ring and the center stone was bezel set in that ring. When FI bought this, the jeweler talked him into setting my diamond way higher saying it would look bigger. (It’s pretty big already if you ask me.) I know that lets more light in, and man does this baby sparkle in the sun! But I knock it into stuff sometimes because I’m a klutz and I worry that I’m going to knock it loose or chip it or something. So far no problems though.
Anyway, FI is taking it in next week to have it cleaned, checked and replated (white gold, right?) and I’m thinking about seeing if they can re-set the diamond so it’s flush with the setting. I’m not sure though because like I said I do love my ring and I wouldn’t want to ruin the look of it!
So what do you ladies think? Should I lower it or leave it?
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Post # 3
I voted to lower it because I think it looks better on bands with a halo setting.
Post # 4
oh my gosh! your ring is gorgeous!!!! its rough being a klutz sometimes (i know from ALOT of experience! lol!) i honestly say leave it the way it is. i think it might lose something if you have it reset.
Post # 5
I think you should leave it. It won’t be “your” ring if you change it. It will be something totally different, and in my opinion not as unique. Right now, it doesn’t look like everyone elses. My ring sits high and I do occasionally bang it on something, but not often enough to worry about. If you take your ring in to the jeweler every once in awhile, they can check the setting for you and tighten the prongs, if needed.
Post # 6
I’m torn. I was going to say that I like it the way it is. You’re right that prongs make it much more sparkly. But then I thought that it would look really nice lowered and bezel set.
In other words, I don’t know. Go with your gut. I love the way the bezel set halo rings look. But I think yours is great because it is unique and I’m sure the setting is more flattering to the stone.
Wish I could be more helpful. I guess my answer is “you can’t go wrong either way.”
Post # 7
As long as the stone is well cut, it won’t make much of a difference if it’s set high or low. It looks like they would be able to set it right in without complications. Whatever you’re comfortable with. 🙂
Post # 8
I voted to keep it the same just because it’s already beautiful and so unique. But I do think that it would look good if you lowered it, too. I wouldn’t worry about chipping the stone (it’s a diamond, right?) but I can see how you’d be a little uneasy about the prongs coming loose and stuff.
P.S. I also love Elliott Smith. Waltz #2 is my fave.
Post # 9
I would lower it. My solitaire sits higher than I would like and I too knock it around. Because it’s a super simple setting (just knife-edge tapered WG) I may get it changed later but want to see what sort of wedding abnd I end up with first.
I think your ring is lovely the way it is, but I know how frustrating a high set diamond can be.
Post # 10
Well thanks girls! I’m still not sure. I’m so used to it how it is now, if I didn’t like it after then change, then what?!
I don’t know what to do. :-/
Post # 11
There is another Bee who had a similar raised center stone and had it lowered, then wasn’t sure she liked it. I’ll see if I can find that thread.
Post # 12
I found that thread, maybe it will be helpful to you, or maybe you can exchange messages with someone else with a similar issue: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/i-had-my-ring-altered-now-im-not-so-sure-i-love-it-help
Post # 13
I voted on leave it.. I think it looks great the way it is and it wont feel like your ring after you lower it. My FSIL lowered hers and now she complains all the time that she wants it just the way it was.. So i hope that the same thing wont happen to you
Post # 14
Honestly i would leave it alone if your used to it. and it looks very pretty the way it is. if you were to change it and the change your mind again you might have an issue of damaging the ring by doing to much work on it. not likley maybe but maybe your jeweler can show you one like it 🙂 so you can see what it looks like before they work on your actual ring but do what feels right its your ring and you have to wear it 🙂 its lovley anyway you would were it.
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I voted to lower it, mostly bc I’m completely obsessed with bezel set halos! Plus, I understand your concern about knocking it around, my setting’s not super-high but it’s high enough that I do the same thing and I hate it!
Post # 16
Personally I much prefer stones in a very low setting, so I voted “lower it”