Get 3/4 or 1/2 way of diamonds on the engagement ring?

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
120 posts
Blushing bee

Do you have a pic of the ring? It depends how far out the stones stick because I’d imagine that if they stick out a lot a 3/4 would not be as comfortable as a 1/2

Post # 3
390 posts
Helper bee

It is only really “worth it” if you love the larger size. 

Post # 4
1628 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I think on engagement rings 1/2  seems to be enough for me. I normally prefer 3/4 or full eternity rings for wedding rings because my wedding ring spin on me and show the bottom and 3/4 vs half means I see the bottom less.

But on my e ring I have 1/2 and even with it being top heavy and spinning it never spins too far down because my finger blocks it from going totally under.

But all that means nothing because it’s your ring!  If you have the budget 3/4 would be perfect to me. If you don’t 1/2 is still quite nice on an e ring! 

also I agree. Have you tried it on in a similar size stone to what you want? Bigger band stones may irritate your fingers. Make sure 3/4 would be fairly comfortable before you buy it. Just in case 🙂

Post # 5
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I have half way around and I never see the non diamond part and my ring spins to the side like it’s its job. I have a full eternity for my wedding band though!

Post # 6
2852 posts
Sugar bee

My ering band is 1.5mm and I went with 3/4…it’s perfect for me, aesthically pleasing and very comfortable.  For my wedding band, my jeweler did a full eternity to fix any spinning issues.

Post # 8
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2020

My pave is 3/4 or a little more down the band. I personally love it and the pave never irritates my fingers.

Post # 9
321 posts
Helper bee

I specifically wanted 3/4 of the way down. When it spins, you never see any metal and only diamonds. It was about $300 more. 

Post # 11
37 posts

I have 1/2 pave on my ering and I think it’s plenty. The stones on the very sides touch my fingers and occasionally when they rub against my finger it bothers me a little so I personally wouldn’t want stones constantly touching or rubbing my fingers like that. If it’s sized correctly the small “spinning” it may do shouldn’t reveal any naked band. Also, another thing to think about is that the small stones in the band can fall out of the setting and I’ve seen this more frequently with 3/4 and eternity bands because they come into contact with more things since they are more towards to palm of your hand than they would be with only 1/2. But if the ring is made properly and preventative maintenance is done regularly the stones falling out shouldn’t be too much of a problem. 

There will be pros and cons to both 1/2 and 3/4, so ultimately it’s which one you like better and which pros/cons you prioritize higher because we’re all different. Go with your heart! 

Post # 12
111 posts
Blushing bee

I have 3/4 pave and specifically wanted it that way. When my ring rotates I can still see the side stones. Some of my friends have 1/2 and to me aesthetically it doesn’t look as good. As for stones touching my fingers – it doesn’t bother me at all. 3/4 was definitely worth it.

Post # 13
1586 posts
Bumble bee

After much experimentation with cz rings and the diamond rings I had, I realized that seeing metal down the side was not as pleasing to me as seeing stones.  I would for me, always go 3/4.  You will view your fingers with them open/spread way more than straight down (well, after the initial period of time where you stare at your ring all day 🙂 ).

Post # 14
21 posts

I have 3/4 pave, it was a specific request of mine. Personally I just noticed on some of my co-workers rings that had 1/2 pave that I could constantly see the metal on the side of their rings. Not that there is anything wrong with that, I just personally always wanted to see the pave! 

Post # 15
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Baton Rouge, LA

I have 1/2 pave, and I rarely see any metal, even when my ring spins to its side.  If you don’t want to risk seeing any metal ever, go for the 3/4.  Heck, if you just like the 3/4 better sheerly because it’s your preference, go with it.  At the end of the day, it’s your ring;  as long as you like it, it doesn’t matter what any of us think. 🙂

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