Post # 1
I’m sure that my boyfriend is close to going to pick out a ring. While I have told him what I like and shown him pictures I would like to give him a little more information on the setting type I’d prefer. I don’t want the setting to be too high and I don’t necessarily want a bezel. Do you have any suggestions of setting type that won’t sit too high? I’m a huge klutz and tend to run into things. I want to be as safe as possible with the ring. 🙂
Pics would be great! And for reference I am a size 8, 9. It’ll be a plain solitaire.
Post # 2
pixelninja: I would go with a cathedral setting personally!
Post # 3
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
Sounds like you need a low set basket solitaire
Post # 5
These are both pretty low set
Post # 6
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
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
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
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
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
Mine is just right for me !
Post # 13
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.
Post # 14
I will have to respond more in depth tomorrow once I get a free minute on the computer. I must say that I love the basket setting, though it does look like a band may not sit flush, which I would prefer. Hmmm…. will sleep on it.
Post # 15
MsGinkgo: Cathedral just seems too high? I always thought they sat higher to let more light in through the bottom?
peacock0320: Yep, they are as high as I’d like to go. That second to last one is pretty perfect!
mrssloan2013: I love that first one! Looks like a band may even sit flush with it! And the second set… I’m drooling over that last one.
steph5565: That makes sense… I suppose I’m a worry wart on top of being spazzy. lol! Your ring is very pretty!
KeeKalena: I love your ring! Simple but has some detail. It doesn’t look super high. I’m glad it’s not going anywhere. 🙂
craigslistgirl: I hope I told him enough… I’m sure he’s getting sick of me sending him pictures. lol!
alabamagirl: SO PRETTY! I would love something like what you have, but I know he is thinking more in the simple solitaire area. I want him to like what he gets too and if he doesn’t want a halo type setting then I’ll live with it. 🙂
stephncollins: I definitely want something that’s straight. My OCD won’t allow for curves. lol!
womanofsubstance: That’s perfect! If I could just get him to find something like that I think we both would be happy. 🙂 I love the stack, too!
echomomm: You’re right… it doesn’t look too high either. I think that would be manageable. And it’s not like I do more than type all day. The wheels are turning! Very pretty ring!
Thank you again, all! I’m hoping it’ll be soon! He said November. 😀 😀 😀