Post # 1
I can’t really decide what kind of setting I want for my new ring. I already have a halo diamond ring and a 4 prong solitaire moissanite ring. So this time I will go for 6 prong, that’s for sure. The center will be a Amora Gem round, about 7-7,5 mm.
Right now I’m leaning towards a cathedral setting, like the kinds in the pictures. I want my weddingband to sit flush, and it seems like cathedral settings allows that. These are just pics for inspiration, and I would L O V E to see more! And especially ring on finger. From every angle! 😃
I will have to have my setting custom made here I Sweden, because I want a tone of the gold that is not provided outside Scandinavia; red gold, that is.
I definitely want diamonds on the shank, but I’m also thinking of having diamonds on the side of the shank. Anyone have that? Do you even see it or is it just a waste of money? I love how it looks in pictures of rings alone, but I haven’t seen it on rings on fingers.
Post # 2
I don’t have a cathedral setting to show but just wanted to say one thing to be aware of if you have diamonds on inside of the shank (like that one in middle top there) is that they can damage a wedding band flush to the ring. You would want a spacer or something if you got a ring like that. Also the first ring on the top still has a donut so the wedding band also won’t be totally flush. You will want a setting that has a flat band around ring at a height that matches your wedding band (before the head/prongs start) if being flush is important to you!
Post # 3
I have a 4 prong cathedral setting and loooove it! My center diamond measures ~7 mm, so this should give you a good idea of what your next ring could look similar to. Here are some photos:
Post # 4
Here’s my 6 prong cathedral solitaire with side diamonds. My band is 1.9 mm, so more on the petite side. My finger is a size 6, and the center stone is a .71 carat diamond. I hope this helps!
Post # 5
Here’s my oval (sapphire) in a cathedral. It allows a straight wedding band to sit flush.
Post # 6
6 prong tulip catherdral in 14k rose gold setting with my Amora gem. Personally I love the cathedral with the tulip basket, it feels like it gives it extra protection but adds to the rings shape.
Post # 7
I have a halo cathedral with diamonds on the shank. Fiance actually had the cathedral put in and i love that he did. it does allow the band to sit flush and I don’t have to get a weird cutout band or curved band.
ETA: my friend has a little stone on the inside of her shank and I think it’s cute. I don’t think it’s a diamond. Her birthstone I think.
Post # 9
Almost all of my rings have been Cathedral set and I love them. Here is my newest one.
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2016 - Temecula, California
I love my cathedral setting!
Post # 11
Mine is designed to allow the wedding band to sit flush, I like the 2nd photo where the shank is slightly curved.
This board had good pics that I used in designing my ring: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/cathedral-solitaires-taper-show-me-picsgive-an-opinion/
I also made a pinterest board when I was designing my cathedral ring: https://www.pinterest.com/k8login/single-stone/
Post # 12
Oh, so many beautiful rings! I love this forum 🙂 Keep them coming!
These are good points, thank you. If adding diamonds to the side of the shank it would probably be best to only place them on areas that are above the weddingband.
I’ve seen your ring in other threads. It’s so special since it doesn’t look totally round from above. Beautiful basket!
I usually don’t like the side views from halo rings (not even my own), but cathedral I must say is a win!
Your ring is beautiful and so special! Love the little diamond on the side. And the height. The shape reminds my of the Eiffel Tower 🙂
Post # 13
Here’s my cathedral Asscher. Because of the basket the band doesn’t sit flush. Im gonna rock the gap tho