(Closed) Do lower settings make diamond appear smaller than higher settings?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do higher settings make solitaires seem smaller than higher settings?



  • Post # 2
    10041 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Typically yes..because higher settings make the diamond closer to you vs a lower setting being further away..I prefer lower settings..I think they are much prettier..do you have a pic of your ring? 

    Post # 3
    1245 posts
    Bumble bee

    Only from the side view. From the top I don’t think it makes a difference. But I agree with Mrs Sloan, I generally prefer lower as often the mental, despite making it appear bigger, can also take away from the diamond when looking at it from the side.

    Post # 4
    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

    I have always thought this myself but I much prefer low settings. I actually find band width to make a huge difference.  Thin 2 mm bands on the ering itself just make the stone pop I’m. 

    Post # 5
    77 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: Dieng Clubhouse

    Usually yes, but I think any difference won’t be too drastic. Jutting the stone up higher of course will create some sort of optical illusion. For security reasons tho, I much prefer a low setting (clumsy hands here).

    Post # 6
    2585 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX

    In a word, yes…I lower seoutings will make it look smaller. 

    Post # 7
    2361 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think that higher settings can make a diamond look smaller because you can see the depth of it. If it’s a shallow cut diamond,  it looks smaller in a higher setting.  However,  I don’t think it’s a rule of thumb either way.. I think it just depends. 

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