Height of setting.

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
11808 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

pixelninja:  I would go with a cathedral setting personally!

Post # 3
540 posts
Busy bee

pixelninja:  The best way to gauge it is to simply ask for a “low-profile” setting. That way, the jeweler knows that you don’t want a ring that sits up high. If your boyfriend plans to order online, he can search for low-profile solitaires or contact the seller/jeweler directly. Cathedral settings typically sit high, so stay away from those.

If you google low-profile solitaires, here’s some examples of what you see. Is this what you’re looking for, in terms of height?

Post # 4
10889 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Sounds like you need a low set basket solitaire 

Post # 5
10889 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

These are both pretty low set

Post # 6
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Also, I wouldn’t sweat it too much. I have a halo that sits up pretty high (pic below) and while I do get it caught on things every once in a while, it’s pretty infrequent. Also, diamonds are HARD (they actually have an industrial use as a cement grinding tool), so knocking it on most things isn’t going to hurt it. In a year plus of wearing mine, I’ve knocked it every which way and so far, so good. 🙂 


Post # 7
2623 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mine’s a cathedral setting…it sits a little high but I’ve knocked it against so many things and that stone has never loosened!

Post # 8
7558 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I don’t know the names of all the settings, but I also wanted a stone that didn’t jut out too much. Our jeweler said if they know your preference ahead of time, they can set the stone lower in the setting. 

Post # 9
788 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

I just had my rings reset. My original was set pretty low. And I knew I wanted that again. I didn’t exactly mean for it to be this low. But it’s working out. I know you said a solitaire and mine has a halo. But this could easily be altered to fit a solitaire I think. I agree that i would just stick with low profile settings. 

Post # 10
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I have a halo setting that’s sits pretty low, but still high enough/with a small enough basket near the band to fit a wedding band flush against it. That was important to me because I hate the way curved bands look.

Post # 11
1532 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Mine is just right for me !

Post # 13
4018 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

Just be careful that you plan ahead for a wedding band, especially if you want your rings to sit flush. A low setting often will not allow a band to lay flat against it and leaves a gap. If that doesn’t bother you, then there’s no issue. If it does, then you might want to consider a setting that is higher but still semi-protected, like a cathedral, that would allow a wedding band to sit flush. Mine is a typically “high” setting, but it doesn’t feel high in daily use, nor does it get caught or bumped often. But it does allow anything from a plain band to a channel set to a prong-set diamond band to lay flush against it.

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