Does the head have to sit on top for a solitaire ring to sit flush?

posted 1 year ago in Engagement
Post # 2
1047 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Why not get a low setting with a curved band designed to fit.l? Then they’ll definitely sit flush.

Post # 3
65 posts
Worker bee

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
1411 posts
Bumble bee

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
321 posts
Helper bee

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
282 posts
Helper bee

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
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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
1942 posts
Buzzing bee

Most solitaires that have a low set head or doughnut will create a 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.

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