Post # 1
Hello bees, recently engaged here (about a month) and I have my ring sized for my finger and LOVE it. Only concern I have is that lately, it has been catching on A LOT of stuff. Does anyone else have this issue?
I’m not a ring/diamond expert but mine is a princess cut with a halo around it and its seems like the prongs the main stone sit in is what catches all the time. It seems to snag on blankets, towels (like it’s ripped paper towels from drying my hands) clothes, especially when I like get dressed or slide a jacket on. I know the stone isn’t going anywhere but it is still worrysome to me because I want to avoid taking it off at all costs. I typically only take it off when I shower or am doing dirty work or working out. It also has scratched me because the edges are so pointy!
How do you all deal with your ring if it catches and snags on stuff often? I don’t think my diamond is going anywhere, but I can’t help but worry. Ive included a photo below of the side of my ring for context. Sorry i cannot figure out how to rotate the picture
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 # 11
I personally didn’t think it sat too high, I tried on rings that sat MUCH higher and couldn’t imagine having it sticking off my finger much more than my current ring. Fiance did a great job picking this one out by himself! I’m not 100% concerned about it, and I probably won’t have it reset because its not THAT big of a deal, I just didn’t know how common it was for it to snag.
Thanks for the other replies! I wasn’t sure if there was something I could do with the prongs though. From what I can see (and the jewler when I had it sized) there is nothing wrong with it, and they all touch the stone. Its not a normal occurence, I’m definitely more mindful of my ring and caring for it though so I try to avoid the snagging at all costs, but sometimes its inevitable!
Post # 12
Yeah mine snags all the time, especially on fluffy blankets.
Post # 13
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
My 6 prong round solitaire never catches on anything. Hmmm maybe it’s because of the shape? Idk
Post # 15
- 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!