(Closed) Anyone have a "floating basket" setting?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Yes this style ring setting will eliminate a gap as long as the wedding band you choose doesnt have a high profile. These are very pretty, I’ve never seen a cathedral setting with this style. 

 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

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Whitetoes:  I do! I never heard it called that,  but it does allow space for the wedding band to sit flush. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider

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Whitetoes:  I don’t have one, but if I had seen this design before I got my e-ring, I might have one now. having the band sit flush is a huge deal to me, and I think this design looks way more structurally secure than some others

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I have one, and the second it got caught on something, it bent. There isn’t enough support for the basket under pressure. We had to have a basket added. Granted, my ring is thin and pave, but still, if the setting is high and especially if it’s a halo, there is too much to get caught on and not enough support. Here it is before the damage and before the basket was added. The next photo is the bend, and I don’t have a photo of the new basket, but the prongs now meet in the middle at the hidden diamond to make a basket. No bend since then. 20141014_23040220150109_152228

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - The Vineyard and Winery at Lost Creek, VA

I have that, althought I didn’t know it’s called that – my wedding band is from the same collection so it fits PERFECTLY flush

Post # 8
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Helper bee

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edepp2010:  I beat my ring up quite a bit,  and I have never had it caught on anything.  My band is significantly thicker than yours though and goes into a split shank, so I suppose that adds support all around as well.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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bellbee:  If I remember that picture correctly, edepp ring was bent when it was caught on the lip of a washer or dryer… so with it sticking out so far, there was no way it would just slip by like a smaller round basket that was more gradual.  Your ring looks very “safe” and not nearly as fragile with all the metal and the split shank to secure everything.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have a flying bezel 🙂

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I do, though I don’t have any photos of it side on. My wedding band sits perfectly flush.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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Whitetoes:  Yes, wedding bands do sit flush. I don’t think that all floating baskets would be weak, I just think if you are going to get one, get a stronger one that has a slightly thicker band, if even just a milimeter thicker. Also, my jeweler in town (ring was ordered through a jeweler in another state) thinks that the ring may not be made of white gold. The only way to tell would be to melt it. So my issue could very well have been because of the metal as well as the setting being weak. 

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bellbee:  ^^See above. My ring has bent twice now in different places. So it is likely just an overall design flaw more than a flaw in the floating basket. Glad yours works out so well!

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pinkshoes:  Yeah, you remembered correctly! As I just mentioned above, I think it’s my ring more than all floating baskets. But, I would still caution anyone with a setting as high as mine not to have a floating basket. OP’s should be fine. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

Heres mine love the setting 

Post # 15
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Newbee

As long as the wedding band isnt build to high and you dont have any designs or stones sticking out it should match fit just fine

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