(Closed) Cathedral solitaires.. taper?? Show me pics/give an opinion

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 6
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 Embarassed

Post # 7
6257 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@chillinchillin:  ha moot point but I wouldn’t change  a thing!!!

Post # 9
1231 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
1204 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
7866 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

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
690 posts
Busy bee

Not sure if my ring fits criteria of cathedral but this is what my girl looks like from the side



Post # 13
30 posts


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chillinchillin:  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
125 posts
Blushing bee

Very elegant and classy. You’ll love it forever.

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