Ring with holes…?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Are you talking about the setting? Like the basket etc.? It’s just a look.. lots of rings are like that. Either you love it or you don’t, I guess. I don’t see how it looks cheap. If anything, it’s a more intricate detail than your standard 4-prong solitaire setting.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Are you talking about the open area under the diamond? A lot of settings have that to allow more light to shine into the diamond, it doesn’t mean it’s cheap at all.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I don’t think it looks cheap and even if you do no one is going to see the holes when the ring is on your finger, so I wouldn’t worry about.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It’s to let light in so the diamonds have more fire and sparkle.  It makes them look better.  It’s not a cheap thing, it’s designed that way to enhance the stones.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

that is called a cathedral type setting. and yep, it makes the diamond sit up higher and let’s more light in. probably makes the stone appear larger too!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I wouldn’t want holes like that. Looks like a good way to trap dirt.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@RastaCook:  those “holes” allow light to reflect through and makes the diamonds sparkle. Most rings I believe have them on the side diamonds

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I never noticed before now, but my wedding band has those little holes. Those little diamonds sure do sparkle though!

 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@RastaCook:  Oh! Now I see what you mean..I’ve been following this thread to see what you meant before I replied haha. 

My e-ring doesn’t have those holes and it sparkles like all get out! My promise ring on the other hand (didn’t have holes that looked like that) but was open underneath and it just got dirty A LOT faster. 

Plus, what’s the point of having those holes to let more light in if your finger is covering them? I mean I see why there’s usually a space underneath your centerstone/etc. to let light in… but I just don’t understand how it makes sense for the side stones…hmmm

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Rings will have those holes when channel set, like the one you posted, or bead set. As others have said, it’s to let light in. My ring has pave diamonds which are bead set. 
ETA: I would think channel set stones need those holes to let dirt out!! lol.

 

 

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Someone once told me that you knew if your gemstones were real by the holes because they had to “breathe” hehe So I guess I never thought of them as cheap at all. My ring doesn’t have the holes because of the way my band is kind of raised. I see both points but would probably agree that dirt gets trapped in a lot easier.

 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Ok, I looked it up and found that they protect the point on your stone because if the hole isn’t there there’s a good chance the tip could break off. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

how could the purpose of the holes be to let light in if the ring is on your finger and your finger is covering the holes?

I am also not a fan of the holes, I thought it was moreso of a way for the jeweler to use less metal and hence make it more cost efficient.

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