(Closed) Cathedral settings harder to clean?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

This is my ring, I have no problems keeping it clean. I have an ultrasonic now but used to just clean it with a soft toothbrush. It’s easy to get into the spaces with a toothbrush. 

I say choose the setting that appeals to you most ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I love cathedral settings. My halo is cathedral and I’ve also had a cathedral set solitaire. They are not hard to clean at all, you can use a baby toothbrush or a jewelery cleaning brush to clean underneath the diamond. Another great thing about cathedral settings is that most wedding bands will sit flush against them with no gaps. I think they are more elegant and graceful than standard settings. Don’t let that jeweler scare you into thinking they are hard to take care of because that’s not true. You will get use to wearing whatever style you choose and learn not to bang it off things and get it snagged. Get the ring you love!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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luvely:  I think it’s the opposite, since it’s a high setting; it’s easier to get to the bottom of the diamond.  My main concern is the prongs, my e-ring sits high too.  I almost lost my diamond, so I had it change from a 4prong setting to a 6 prong setting.  Now I have a security diamond & peace of mind. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My old setting was a cathedral one and I used an ultrasonic cleaner and a little tiny brush (that came with the cleaning solution) and it always worked well for me!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I have a halo cathedral setting. I don’t find it difficult to clean. I use dish soap and a baby tooth brush.

But if I go a while without cleaning my ring, it looks dull and dirty in the little triangle on top of the band and underneath the cathedral more than anywhere else. I leave my ring on when I use hand lotion so that’s my own fault ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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luvely:  I had a ring with a lot of scrollwork which was hard to keep clean. Bad experience with the wedding band which meant completely starting over. I actually got a CZ cathedral on Amazon for $30 which I absolutely love and have had zero issues keeping clean and couldn’t be happier with the setting. To the point where I am nervous about actually getting a real ring. However it’s ordered and should be here in time for the wedding. I do think the settings are fine and will stay clean as long as the space is open. 

original ring which was very hard to clean. although it doesn’t look like it there were open spaces in the scrollwork

 

My $30 CZ from amazon- please excuse my outdated hotel room 

and finally the new ring

 

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I’ve got a cathedral and I love it. I actually wanted a ‘normal’ setting and had concerns over a cathedral set but I wouldn’t change it now. I think it would be easier to keep clean because you can get under the diamond quite easily with soapy water and a soft toothbrush. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

It’d say it gets dirty easier, but it’s also really easy to clean.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Mine is super easy to clean with a toothbrush, since it is completely open underneath the stone except for the shoulders. It’s a bezel – not sure if she could make it like this if you want prongs.

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