Post # 1
Ladies! 🙂 I originally picked a cathedral solitare setting because i thought that it would have less a chance of snagging but when I talk to the diamond jeweler she told me that cathedral sticks out more and I should stick to a regular 6 prong solitaire ring.
Is this true? Thoughts? I thought the cathedral wraps the side of the diamond so it has less a chance of catching. Maybe it doesn’t matter and only for looks?
Post # 2
It’s higher.. it’s the prongs that catch really.. but the bigger the height the more you’re apt to knock it on stuff like door frames and such..
Post # 3
I had a cathedral and it didn’t cause any problems at all. Solitaires can actually be more problematic because the entire head can snap off the band. This is very rare though.
Post # 4
Well, the problem with a lower set solitaire is that the head is often set into the band, making it impossible for a wedding band to sit flush. With a cathedral, many wedding bands will fit flush with it without a gap.
The height of the setting really depends on the size of the stone. The bigger the stone, the more it must stand up. And while a cathedral may be a millimeter or two higher, it appears less high because of the shoulders.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2019 - City, State
I love cathedrals. I would never want to own a ring without one! More sturdy than without.
Post # 6
maybe I made a mistake then 🙁 this is the cathedral setting
Post # 7
this is the james allen setting I’ve been looking at
Post # 8
I like that cathedral a lot better. I say it’s worth any snag. I don’t think it would snag too much anyway. Get dressed in the am before you put your ring on. Take your ring off before you change in the evening. Problem solved
Post # 9
both of those rings are beautiful. Choose the one that you like better. I really wouldn’t worry about catching or snagging with either setting.
Post # 10
I think the difference is minuscule and more a matter of taste. I have the other 6 prong from JA. the one with the little donut, the smaller prongs (they dont srick out that much/ less massive if that makes sense?) which is set lower. I never snag it on anything.
Post # 11
Cathedral all the way! So classy and I like the sturdier look.
Post # 12
One of the reasons I had my ring designed was because I wanted a cathedral. It just always looked sturdier and I knew I would end up banging my diamond on one thing or another. I am so glad I went with it! I prefer the cathedral for your ring, but you need to go with your instinct and what you love.