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

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
2338 posts
Buzzing bee

1) Your stone is set INCREDIBLY high. The standard is that the stone’s culet sits only a few millimeters above the shank, though rings obviously vary to higher than that and lower than that. The culet of your stone looks to be over 5-6 mm above the shank, which makes a huge difference in how much it’s going to get in the way, hit things, get snagged, etc.

2.) It seems you’ve already checked that the prongs all touch your stone, but maybe have one more check with a piece of paper? It’s VERY hard to see with the naked eye if there’s only a very minimal gap between the prong and the stone. I tried to slide a piece of paper under one of my prongs and sure enough, there was a teeny tiny gap that I had the setter fix. 

Post # 17
2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

kmmq72 :  nope- but I got a plain solitaire with a channel band for this reason… I’ve had rings snag before & even lost my diamond briefly once after a prong snagged on my coat & ripped it out (I’m pretty clumsy with my rings!)… I don’t know that there’s any way around it with pave and/or high settings… 

Post # 18
9840 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

The only time my ring started snagging things I took it in and a prong was bent.
I would have it looked at.

Post # 19
5018 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I have a cathedral solitaire and don’t recall it ever once snagging on anything.  I have accidentally roughly hit on things though due to my own clumsiness.

Post # 20
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

My ring never snags on anything, but I bump it a lot. That’s just how I am though, I bump my right hand equally.

Take it to a jeweler to have it inspected with a loupe. They can check the prongs and make sure everything is more secure than you can with a naked eye.

Post # 22
2338 posts
Buzzing bee

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kmmq72 :  The outer corners of the prongs are supposed to be quite high off the stone, both for stronger prongs and for better protection of the stone’s girdle. Are the outer corners of your prongs not smooth? Most prongs smoothly round down to the stems, so I don’t understand how yours are snagging things?? Do you have a close-up photo of your prongs?

And I definitely didn’t mean to assocaite value with the height of people’s stones! There is nothing inherently good or bad about stone height – it’s just personal preference. I was just saying that yours being on the “very high” end of things definitely contributes to it snagging. Mine is medium-high, and I can tell that it makes my ring a little more obtrusive than it otherwise would be. I don’t mind it at all, but it is definitely a factor.

Post # 23
43 posts
  • Wedding: December 2017

Mine catches my hair in the prongs 🙁 super annoying. It’s like when your nails grow out and hair gets caught under the gel polish lol 

Post # 25
7162 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’ve had two different settings with my sapphire- the first one sat up pretty high from my finger and I would bump it on the wall every time I made the bed. When we got my custom setting made and transferred the sapphire over, I specifically requested that it be set as low as possible. I still find that it will snag towels on occasion but it’s much better than it was with that first setting.

Post # 26
127 posts
Blushing bee

With my princess, the prongs sit slightly higher but had Never snagged on anything until the last time i got it replated and retipped. it was snagging and of course i noticed straight away as i had never had that problem….I took it back and it turned out one of my prongs needed a slight shaving down …..now the are all smooth again and rounded and no problem, maybe you could look into that, good luck, your ring is beautiful

Post # 27
15194 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If your ring is just hitting stuff a lot then it sounds like you’re just not really aware of where your ring is yet or it’s set really high.  If the prongs are snagging on fabric, like your shirts or stuff when you wear it, then either your prongs aren’t done right and tight enough or you’re wearing some super fine clothing.  I have prong set solitaire with shared prong bands and can’t think of anything time in the 7.5 years I’ve been wearing it that a prong has ever snagged on anything.

Post # 28
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

  My ring is super high.  I love it.  Most people think im nuts.  It doesnt really bang or snag beacuse i think i adjust my hand movements so i dont catch it.  Maybe with time you will adjust to yours.

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