Any bees with bezel set rings?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I love my bezel ring!  I love it because it is beautifully simple and there aren’t any prongs sticking up to snag onto anything.  The latter is important because I wear latex gloves while doing research.  I think it’s unique and I like being different 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Elle_Neotoma: Ooh I think your bezel setting is really pretty!!

This isn’t that common, I don’t think, and I’d love to see more, too. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I love bezel settings!  I think a three stone bezel ring would be awesome.  My ring is a bezel set with a halo around it.   There are a few cons, I guess…depending on the bezel, you may not be able to resize the ring ever (just depends on how it’s set).   A bezel will cover up the edges of your stone(s), making it look slightly smaller.  And if you ever want to reset your ring in the future, they pretty much have to destroy either the bezel or the stone to get it out.

The pros are that a bezel is one of the most protected settings, which means I don’t have to worry about chipping the diamond or bending a prong.  I’m left handed and rough on my hands.   You won’t have any poking out or snagging.  Most bezels are also fairly low set, which makes for a pretty comfortable ring (IMO).  Granted, mine has extra “fluff” on it because someone else picked it out but I think plain bezel rings are gorgeous!!!

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I love bezel settings. My original e-ring was a bezel and I’ll admit I miss that about it. It just feels so secure and I prefer the look of a shorter profile on my finger. My ring was very much like @morganjenkstamwood: and when I had my stone removed to have it reset in my new setting, they did a number on the old one. Eventually I plan to have a colored stone set in my old bezel setting and am expecting to have to fork over some extra cash to have things fixed to have it re-set.

The only thing I do notice is that my diamond is a little more sparkly in the new pronged setting. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Love love LOVE my bezel!! I’m a grad student so I wear nitrile gloves a lot and it was really important to me that I could wear it under my gloves (i have a propensity to lose things that are not attached to me, so taking it off would be a bad idea). Plus bezels tend ot sit lower so I feel like in addition to the protection the setting offers, the fact that it sits really low prevents me from wacking it on counters, etc. Elle_Neotoma and I just discovered that we’re ring twins but here’s mine:

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I love my bezel! I’m a Special Ed teacher and constantly have my hands on people so I didn’t want any prongs that could catch on clothes (or faces… haha). Also I wear gloves a lot so it’s nice to not have to take my ring off when I do.

I really can’t think of any cons. I’ve heard other people say that their stone doesn’t reflect light as well, but a good cut diamond should reflect light from the top and the bezel shouldn’t interfere.

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

@Elle_Neotoma: Your ring is so pretty!! What kind of stone is that?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@littlegraykitten: I love your ring! is the bezel “open” on the sides to let light in? I’d love to see what it looks like from the side.

all of the rings here are pretty!

you know, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a square bezel solitaire, or any other shape. only round. I wonder why? a square bezel solitaire would look really cool, IMO.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

@janie-janie:

They do!  I know moissaniteco has an awesome half-bezel princess cut ring.  And I’ve seen full bezels on just about any shape stone you can imagine at AshaDiamonds…heart, princess, marquise, asscher, etc.   I know they get those settings from the regular distributing companies, so they’re available to any jeweler (for any stone).  I guess they’re just not that common?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I adore my bezel, it is the perfect blend of antique and modern!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@janie-janie:  Thank you!!! Yup, it’s totally open on the bottom so light gets in from the bottom and the top. Here’s the side shot, but in case you can’t tell in this picture, it’s the same setting as @Elle_Neotoma: ‘s ring above Smile :

Tiffany actually makes a whole line of “bezet” rings including a pear, a princess and a heart (and RB), but I’ve never seen one on someone.

 

@suttonista: Oh my gosh I LOVE your ring!! So pretty!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@janie-janie: I originally wanted a princess bezel, but when the boy went to talk to the jeweler about it they told him that the straight sides would be weak…. Not really sure what that means, you’d think it would be safer in a bezel if the sides are weak, but maybe not? I personally think they just wanted him to buy the more expensive diamond haha

Here was my inspiration for Tiffany’s

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Jazziberry: Thank you!

@TessaDL:  and thank you too!  It’s a blue sapphire.

Omg, @littlegraykitten, nitrile gloves?  Grad student?  I wear latex gloves, but sometimes nitrile if there is a box open I’ll wear them 😛  AND I’m a grad student too!  Are we more than ring twins??  I’m in the genetics/immunology area.  What about you?

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Elle_Neotoma:  Whaaaa?? You’re a grad student too?! Ok that’s really a coincidence. I’m in neuroscience. What year are you?

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