Help with Mark Morrell ER design! The flame or torchiere? Higher vs lower set?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which Mark Morrell Setting Do You Prefer??
    The Flame (on the left, circled in purple) : (19 votes)
    59 %
    The Torchiere (on the right, circled in green) : (13 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    31 posts
    Newbee

    I voted for the Flame, due to your profession. A lower profile would snag less on gloves, while a high profile is going to catch on them more and snag–if you’re allowed to wear your jewelry to work at all. Besides, the Flame doesn’t have the tapering at the band that you dislike on the other one. Ultimately, they’re both gorgeous!

    Post # 3
    Member
    130 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Are you planning to wear a wedding band? Does each have a matching band? If not, how do you feel about gaps? It seems the Flame may have enough clearance that the right kind of plain gold band could fit snuggly against it, but you may find that lots of bands will have a small gap. 

    I agree with PP that the Flame might better suit your profession–but if you don’t mind leaving it at home or turning it sideways while putting in gloves at work, get the one you love! 

    Post # 4
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    2114 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I can’t really see much difference between them 🙁 but I think I like the one on the right more. But they both look pretty highly set, so I would be constatnly worried about it hitting things (i have a problem with my desk and walls) and snagging my clothes.  If you’re wearing gloves all day, i wouldn’t even wear my e-ring to work – maybe get one of those necklaces that you can clasp to it so you can still show it off?

     

    Post # 6
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    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2000

    I would ask them to calculate what the dimension is of each setting with the size stone you’ve chosen.  Once you have that data, take a glove with you to a jewelry store, and try on rings if a similar height with a glove to see if it fits your lifestyle.

    Post # 7
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    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My e-ring is a rather high cathedral setting, and honestly, it drives me nuts. I smack it on stuff all the time and I can’t wear it when I sleep because it bothers me (and, being a princess cut, those high, sharp corners can be dangerous!). My ring would tear right through latex gloves, but that might not be as much of an issue with a round stone. The one thing I am happy about is that any regular wedding band will sit flush with my ring, but if you don’t mind gaps, I say get the lower setting!

    Post # 8
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    1517 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I prefer the one on the left because it isn’t too high. I don’t like catching my rings on things and since I work with my hands I don’t need the added worry of bumping the high setting all the time. 

    I also like it because I’ve always been attracted to the lower setting on that style of ring. Very pretty.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1193 posts
    Bumble bee

    AquariusLove:  You could ask for customization of the Torchiere so the band doesn’t taper?

    However, with a >4 ct diamond equiv, your stone will be up high regardless of which setting you choose. That is really big. Being an HCP myself, I don’t even wear mine to work (around 2ct). Also, do you want to take the risk of your ER ripping your gloves, especially if you work with blood-borne pathogens?

    I think you should pick what you like, knowing that with a large stone, neither of the options may be practical for daily wear at work.

    Post # 10
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    1110 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    A lower setting would be easier for gloves and I speak from experience.

    Post # 13
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    8601 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    That is going to look amazing I cant wait to see it finished and on your finger! 

    Post # 14
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    335 posts
    Helper bee

    Look forward to see the final ring!!

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