Post # 1
Hello! 🙂 My SO and I glanced at some rings today, and I tried on a round 2 carat solitaire. I was suprised by how high it sat off my finger! I know settings can be a little higher or lower, but the sheer size of the stone will only allow it so much lower. Also it wasn’t all that pretty IMO from the side! The metal was so prominent. I’m pretty set on something in the 1.5-2 carat range, but am wondering if I’ll like the side view, and how it feels.
It seemed like it would be so awkward for every day wear! Any thoughts on this? I would love to see some pics of ring along w size of the stone.
Post # 3
Mine also sits really high (prolly an inch or so high) it tends to slide around even though it’s sized right because it’s so top heavy. I do tend to knock it off a wall or something every once in awhile but it’s never hurt it. But I love mine and wouldn’t trade it for a lower setting.
Post # 4
Literally just took this so excuse the terrible picture quality, but here is a side view and a from above view of my ring (the center is between 2.5-3 on a 6.5ish finger for scale, sorry I can’t remember the specifics)
It is high and sometimes I end up whapping it into things, but you get used to the height. Like you said, at a certain size, unless you want to go with a bezel or some modified setting to lower it, there is only so low you can go. Full disclosure, I often don’t wear it around the house so I sometimes foget to put it on when running out for errands. I still wouldn’t change it, though.
Post # 5
@chillinchillin: I think my ring sits pretty high, but I never really find it awkward. I don’t wear it to work, though … I work in a chemistry lab and I’m constantly changing my gloves, so I think it would get in the way a lot if I did wear it all the time. If I worked a desk job or something similar, it wouldn’t be an issue.
Here are a couple of pictures:
For reference, my diamond is 0.75 ct and I’m a size 4.25.
Post # 6
@angelinthesnowxo: I love your ring! Is it an emerald with a halo?
Post # 7
@nambi_pambi: Thank you! It’s an emerald cut, yes. Someone else on another thread once asked me if I had a halo, and I honestly never considered it to be one until she brought it up. Haha. I’m not sure exactly what it’s called since I don’t consider it a “traditional” halo. The center diamond sits above the diamonds around the sides … Maybe this is a bloom? I’m not really sure what the correct terminology is. Clearly. Haha.
Post # 8
Well whatever it is, I friggin’ love it! It’s so ladylike and daiiiinty!!!
Post # 9
Mine is cathedral mounted, so it is somewhat high.
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn
My ring is a 1.55 carat solitaire. Before we got engaged I was kind of adamant about not having a “ring pop” ring, so I totally hear where you’re coming from. My setting is kind of intense, but it doesn’t really stop that much light coming through, it still sparkles like crazy. I spoke to the jeweler and he said he does it intentionally to make it more solid. I don’t get it caught on things and it really doesn’t bang around or anything, I think it’s a good size and not too “ring pop”-ish.
Here’s a couple photos.
Post # 11
@chillinchillin: I 100% hear you. With my Ering this was of major concern , however didn’t like a bezel setting or one so low that hid the beauty of the diamond and it’s sparkle. At first there was a bump or two but now I’m so acutely aware of the height n weight that this very seldom happens. I just take her off when doing odd things around the house. Here’s an idea of my side view n height…. Bear in mind pics are large. Can’t resize the silly things lol
Ering is currently a 1.75 ct diamond center pave setting of 0.52 cts