Post # 1
I’m looking at six-prong round solitaire engagement rings, and I want to make sure a wedding band will be able to sit flush or with a tiny gap. At the same time, I would love for my setting to be lower because of my active/clumsy lifestyle. Is it possible for the head to come out of the band and still have the wedding band sit flush (without getting an odd-shaped band)? I’m currently looking at the following rings. Any opinions on these rings much appreciated! Note that Option B is a comfort fit. Also, I would LOVE to see examples of your 6-prong solitaire rings with your wedding bands so I can get an idea of gaps!
Post # 2
Why not get a low setting with a curved band designed to fit.l? Then they’ll definitely sit flush.
Post # 3
Have you looked at cathedral settings? I have a low profile solitaire and just received my wedding band and there is a gap. I’m okay with it though. You will have to get a ‘peg head’ style solitaire which will be quite high to fit a band underneath and have no gap
Post # 4
I don’t think either of those will be able to sit flush with a wedding band.
In option A, there is a “donut” which will push a wedding band away a little. In option B, if the brongs are wide enough that they stick out substantially they may also push a wedding band away.
Post # 5
From my experience trying rings on (I’m crazy about having no gap), 4-prong settings usually work better because there’s no prong right in the middle preventing a band from sitting flush. I think the best chance you’d have with 6-prong would be to go with a cathedral of some type. The prongs on those rings look pretty big so I’m skeptical that a band would sit flush, but it’s hard to tell without a side view.
Post # 6
chyangra : option B will definitely not allow flush as the prong comes directly out the side of the ring. Option A will allow a small gap if you had a thin (depth not necessarily width) wedding ring but it depends on what you choose. The higher off your finger the wedding rings comes then the higher the head of the solitaire has to be. I’ll add photos in a min to show you.
Edit: sorry can’t work out how to add photos!
Post # 7
There are other low setting options with no gap. Especially when the prongs are made differently. I don’t know how to explain it but check out laurenB. I don’t say buy there (I think they are quite overpriced) but look at their 6 prong plain solitaires. They have videos and you’ll see that there are many, many more options for a simple solitaire.
I have a 6 prong knife edge. My prongs are waaaaay smaller then those huge ones on your picture. It sits on a really tiny donut and a plain band is almost completely flush. I guess the gap stems more from the fact that the shank is slightly tapered- I don’t wear it with a plain band though and I love “the gap” personally and would want a bigger one.
Post # 8
Most solitaires that have a low set head or doughnut will create a gap.it is the distance the prongs sit away from the shank or how far the doughnut sits out that determines the size of the gap. If you find a setting that is cathedral or head sits on top of the band you will have the no gap effect but you also risk the clunky look of not having an integrated head. My solitaire has a small doughnut and the prongs flow fluidly from the doughnut. I suggest that you go try on some settings to find what you really like and dislike in a ring.