(Closed) Does your ring catch or snag on a lot?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
490 posts
Helper bee

My round white sapphire with pave side stones catches more than my solitaire. Its a bigger stone… Cathedral set. It drives me nuts! I bump it on things a lot too.

Post # 3
6393 posts
Bee Keeper

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kmmq72 :  Mine catches lint a lot! Honestly I don’t think there is anything you really can do besides being more careful per se.  But I haven’t scratched myself with mine yet and it sits up pretty high.

Post # 4
6414 posts
Bee Keeper

If it’s really bothering you you could look at having it reset so that the stone isn’t so prominent; that would probably help. Otherwise I’m not sure they’re much you can do.

Post # 5
906 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have a tendancy to bash into things so I specifically directed DH to rings that were set with a lower profile.  Sometimes I wish it was more prominent, visually-speaking, because with a higher setting you’re able to see the full shape of the stone which I can’t see. 

But… for practicality and based on the kind of person I am, it’s much better this way.

Post # 6
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

It looks set a bit high! Which is probably the culprit. Mine is a lower set halo and I only get snags from the prongs on loose sweaters. I think your only options are to get used to it or reset it!

Post # 7
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

One of mine (not an engagement ring) does! It’s a big pearl surrounded by tiny diamonds – very pretty, but I almost never wear it because it knocks on everything and I keep worrying I’ll scratch up the pearl.

Post # 8
1122 posts
Bumble bee

My ring has double claw prongs and sometimes it snags on sweaters. But not enough to cause any tears in the sweater or damage to the ring. I’d say some snagging is normal but if it’s happening often then I’d take it in and have the prongs smoothed down a bit 

Post # 9
8384 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I find if the prongs are snagging they need to be adjusted. On mine at least, when I notice snagging I take a close look and I can usually see a prong or two that isn’t completely touching the stone. I just take it back to the jewelers and they tighten everything up. 

Post # 10
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

The prongs on my ring are very close to the stone and rounded everywhere, they don’t seem to catch on barely anything. Maybe a jeweler could help you out?

Post # 12
34 posts

Yeah mine snags all the time, especially on fluffy blankets.

Post # 13
1400 posts
Bumble bee

It’s definitely the height of the ring that is causing the snagging. Mine isn’t set nearly as high and it snags a little when I’m putting on jackets. If I’m putting on something that is knitted and a snag could damage it I turn my ring around so that the stone is on the side of my palm. That way just the metal of the band is rubbing on the sleeve and nothing can snag.

As for other things (paper towels, hair, pockets…) you just have to adjust how you move your hand a little.

If you can’t figure out a way to adjust to it, I’d suggest lowering the stone into the halo a little so that it doesn’t stand out so much. The lower setting will decrease the amount of snagging.

Post # 14
621 posts
Busy bee

My 6 prong round solitaire never catches on anything. Hmmm maybe it’s because of the shape? Idk

Post # 15
2266 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

Mine sits high and is also a princess. It’s very pointy and because it’s kite set, the points are perpendicular to my hand.

I take my ring off at night. I have a box by the bedside and as soon as I’m in, I put it there. I also take it off for chores where it might get bonked.

For getting dressed, putting on a coat, or whatever, I turn the stone toward the other side of my finger and make a fist around it. That way it can pass through the sleeve without getting snagged.

I think it’s just the price of doing business when you have a prominent poky ring!

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