Post # 1
Posted about rings 1000 times here! Finally getting something simple after it’s all said and done!! It’s going to be Cartier/Leon Mege-esque (but way cheaper lol.)
This is the classic design but single claw prongs:
Pictured is a 2.5 mm band that tapers to 1.8 toward the stone. My teeny picky question is, is this too much taper? I do like the visibility of the stone from this view, and it looks good from every other view. I could potentially get it a teeny bit thicker, tapering only to 2mm for example. I feel crazy debating about 0.2 mm but you know how it is!
Anyone have any cathedral solitaires and can share the band width(s)? Pics very much welcome, especially from the angle above!! Thank you!
Post # 3
For the sake of ring porn, here’s other angles of the ring that will be very similar to mine!
Post # 4
OK SCREW IT ordering it as is finally!!! I’ll be posting real life pics in a few weeks! yayyy! 🙂
Post # 5
@chillinchillin: Its perfect !! Absolutely perfect !! 🙂
Post # 6
I love the taper, and this may be a moot point now since you’ve already ordered it, but my concern would be if it was able to sit flush with a wedding band as I dislike gaps.
I have a cathedral solitaire (sorry I don’t have a picture right now to post) and it’s wider (probably closer to 3mm) without the taper. I like yours better
Post # 7
@chillinchillin: ha moot point but I wouldn’t change a thing!!!
Post # 8
@maudemaisha: thank you so much! I’ve looked at so many rings and find it funny that I went with a plain solitaire, but after everything I looked at I kept going back to that style, and everytime I saw a pic of something similar a little ‘ding!’ went off in my head lol. finally committing as i want that ring on my finger already!! LOL!
i’m sure your ring is gorgeous!! i actually just spoke to the designer and she’s going to make the basket more tapered so a band sits more flush.
thank you!! i know i’m crazy hahah had to go w impulse and order it already! i’m talking to her right now though ironing out tiny details, like making a band able to sit more flush.
Post # 9
My ring is a tapered cathedral…it tapers to very thin right near the diamond (not sure of the exact measurements) from 3mm at the bottom of the band. I think it really helps add balance to the design.
Congrats on ordering your ring! It’s going to be really gorgeous, I love the setting you chose. I feel like the thinner taper on my ring makes the center stone stand out a little bit more than it would with a bulkier shoulder, so you might find the same is true with your ring. As far as a band sitting flush goes, the tapered shoulders wouldn’t affect that – a band is able to sit perfectly flush next to my ring. I’m no expert, but it looks like the basket on your setting might have to be raised or changed to accomodate a flush band…I’m sure your vendor will sort it all out!
Please post lots of pics when you get your ring! 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard
@chillinchillin: I actually do think it would look a little nicer if it didn’t narrow as much at the top.
I have a similar setting, and mine actually gets wider at the top. I adore cathedral settings, and whatever you decide, I’m sure you’re going to love yours too!
Post # 11
I adore cathedral settings, although the finer details can be very different and everyone has a different vision of what they want. I have a yellow gold cathedral setting with a simple four prong head, no basket, mounted on top the band to allow another ring to sit flush. I prefer no horizontal pieces making the basket because it allows greater visibility of the stone. Mine tapers only at the very ends where the shoulders almost meet the stone, and I really like that look. I very much like the way the band tapers on the setting you have posted. My band is 2.5 mm, which is thin, but not thin enough to cause any durability issues for everyday wear for me.
Whatever you decide, I am sure your ring will be breath-taking.
Post # 12
Not sure if my ring fits criteria of cathedral but this is what my girl looks like from the side
Post # 13
@chillinchillin: So exciting ! I cant wait to see photos of it on your hand 🙂
Post # 13
Did you ever get this ring? I think that I am looking at something very similar to yours, the band may by a little thicker and it doesn’t have as much of a taper, but I would love to see pictures of yours if you have it? I just wanna know what it’s going to look like on a finger before I buy haha. Here’s the one I’m looking at:
Post # 14
Very elegant and classy. You’ll love it forever.