Everyday Engagement Rings?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

@RastaCook:   I think you should maybe think of that the setting is not to high, then it may get caught in other things. And maybe if there are diamonds to far down on the ring, maybe they can jump out if you hit your hand on something. Not sure though, but they write on some rings that they are not suitable for for aggressive wear and tear.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@RastaCook:  I agree w/ previous poster that you should try to find a setting with a center stone that sits “low,” so that nothing will get caught underneath it. Also, I know super-thin bands/settings seem to be a trend, but some have less integrity when it comes to sturdiness, so diamonds might fall out easier if the ring hits something. Congrats & best of luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Well, oddly enough I have a high sitting, thin banded engagement ring and I’ve had it since last January, so almost 2 years, and have not yet had trouble with it. The band itself does not have diamonds, but the high setting has not iterrupted my day to day life at all and I wear it every day, though I don’t shower, sleep, or clean with it on. My wedding bands are very narrow too, but have diamonds,and I’ve had them for 6 months without a problem. We’ll see in a few years I guess.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MeghanFly:  Haha I also have a thin setting w/ pave stones down the sides and haven’t had any issues (for 5+ years now). However, I’ve been looking into “upgrading” my center stone (which would require a new setting for my particular E-ring) and one of the things I was told is that bands are getting thinner and thinner and sometimes they don’t hold up – but I got the impression that it’s mostly online, lower-priced type of shopping situations, where things might be created by an apprentice jeweler rather than an expert, that type of thing? No clue. Just thought I’d mention it 😉 hehe

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@indyJEEP:  We purchased mine through a reputable jeweler at a brick and mortar store, but I’ve heard that the issues with thinner bands is part due to less reputable online vendors and improper resizing. So when we got mine we ordered it custom made in my exact size. 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have a custom made shared prong ring with a high setting for the center stone. The center stone does not get in my way of things. I have knocked into things before, but that’s just how I am – I am ALWAYS walking into door frames and walls. I think I have really bad spatial issues…. lol that aside, I think it’s most important that you find a reputable jeweler who will get you or make you your setting so that it will hold up. I will say that pave is probably the most likely to get ruined (the tiny stones that aren’t really held in by anything – I call it “diamond dust” – it’s beautiful, but they do fall out bc there isn’t much support).

Post # 9
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Busy bee

@futuremrsk18:  I have a cathedral set RHR. It probably should get in the way, but it doesn’t.  I never even think about it. I sleep with it on and do everything else while wearing it too. It’s 3/8″ high.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@RastaCook:  i think the main thing is a high setting. they tend to get caught on things, scratch, etc. I personally don’t like a high setting anyway. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@RastaCook:  As others have said, a lower setting works best, if you’re really hard on your hands a bezel works well. Micro pave has a tendency to be less resilient to rough treatment.. Of course a diamond is the hardest stone by far.    It is probably best to remove rings when doing household chores. 🙂

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

A cathedral setting may help with security as far as the diamond height goes.  Sadly, many really secure, low-style settings don’t allow for easy cleaning around your centerstone, which can make it look murky over time.  I would also recommend a platinum head if you can- platinum prongs are less likely to break. Good luck!

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@RastaCook:  I have a palladium wedding band that I just LOVE!  It does get scratched, but it can be buffed out easily by a jeweler.  Personally, I like the look of it now that it’s gotten the ‘patina’, but not everyone does.  

As for an everyday ring, it really does depend on the setting.  I had a halo that was set relatively low, but the way it was made to fit a band underneath made it get caught on my pockets all the time and eventually drove me crazy.  It was sterling silver (a very soft metal) and it never bent or lost stones though after over a year of daily wear…so I can’t say that it couldn’t be worn regularly.

I also have a plain tiffany style solitaire (princess cut) and that too never got severely damamged and I wore that for years (including sleeping and doing everything with it on, I never took it off).  Only once did I have a loose prong that needed to be repaired, but that could have been the square shape (the sharp corners of the princess shape snagged things sometimes).  I wouldn’t let the fact that it’s just one stone sticking out deter you, they’re the most popular setting for a reason 🙂  If she ends up being way too hard on any rings, she can always switch to a plain band for daily wear after you’re married.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

A low bezel setting without accent stones is probably the most secure.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

So, a low wide band with flush set stones, maybe made of safety Nerf foam.

 

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