Post # 1
My SO and I are planning my ER. We are having set. 3.9ct (10.27mm, 4.27 ct diamond equivalent) Amora Gem from BTD.
Having never worn an ER before lol , I’m unsure of the pro and cons of having a high vs lower set center stone.
Here is a pic of the different emergence profiles from Mark. On the left (circled in purple) is his flame setting and on the right (green) the torchiere.
I think I prefer the torchiere on the right, however if I select this emergence profile, I don’t want the tapering of the band towards the head of the ring. But I’m torn really… What do you ladies think? Do you see an advantage of one over the other?
I am in the health profession and wear gloves constantly all day. Thanks for your help 🙂
Post # 2
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
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
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 # 5
RedHairing: both do have matching bands with a notch in it so the bands will sit flush. But as of now I don’t plan to get it as I woukd like a half eternity band. But Should a plain band be in my future, I’m ok with a gap
Thank you all for your help thus far! Looking forward to more opinions.
Post # 6
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
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
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
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
A lower setting would be easier for gloves and I speak from experience.
Post # 11
bbbria: Trilly: womanofsubstance: LindyLu: this information is so priceless, and hence why I love the WB! Thank you all for sharing your experiences and advice
LindyLu: yes I can have it customized so that the torchiere doesn’t taper. The depth of the AG is 6.5mm, so u are indeed right, it will sit up higher esp when set. I hadn’t considered the height of the stone itself being significant, so thank u!
Im def now leaning towards the flame. I’m gonna chat with Mark and get his thoughts, but you ladies are make a whole lot of sense, the lower the better 🙂
Post # 12
Thank you all for your meaningful help! It widely seems that the consensus is the lower the better, and I’m all for taking advice from others’ experiences.
Here’s the update:
I spoke to Mark yesterday evening and he clarified quite a lot for me. I, naturally, had stalked and saved every photo of the flame and torchiere on my computer. So when I was flipping through my “gallery” to confirm my design, I came across the picture of the flame above and got worried. I don’t want and was worried about the “squatty” look. He informed me that this photo was of his original flame from 2006/2007 which was set very low, as it did not have the donut portion beneath it. He found women had issues sitting WBs next to it and has since placed the donut underneath so that the crown of both the torchiere and the flame are identical.
The real or main difference btw the two designs is the actual band. In the flame, the cross-section of the band is triangular throughout (aka knife edge band). The torchiere is circular throughout the band.
He also noted that the scale of the ring matters greatly. According to him, the flame I posted (in purple) is a size 7 ring with a .90/1ct diamond. As my AG is much larger, it definitely will not have that squatty appearance. So in short, the design stays as is! Thank you all again for help 🙂
Post # 13
That is going to look amazing I cant wait to see it finished and on your finger!
Post # 14
Look forward to see the final ring!!