Post # 1
I’m sure that my boyfriend is close to going to pick out a ring. While I have told him what I like and shown him pictures I would like to give him a little more information on the setting type I’d prefer. I don’t want the setting to be too high and I don’t necessarily want a bezel. Do you have any suggestions of setting type that won’t sit too high? I’m a huge klutz and tend to run into things. I want to be as safe as possible with the ring. 🙂
Pics would be great! And for reference I am a size 8, 9. It’ll be a plain solitaire.
Post # 2
I would go with a cathedral setting personally!
Post # 3
The best way to gauge it is to simply ask for a “low-profile” setting. That way, the jeweler knows that you don’t want a ring that sits up high. If your boyfriend plans to order online, he can search for low-profile solitaires or contact the seller/jeweler directly. Cathedral settings typically sit high, so stay away from those.
If you google low-profile solitaires, here’s some examples of what you see. Is this what you’re looking for, in terms of height?
Post # 4
Sounds like you need a low set basket solitaire
Post # 5
These are both pretty low set
Post # 6
Also, I wouldn’t sweat it too much. I have a halo that sits up pretty high (pic below) and while I do get it caught on things every once in a while, it’s pretty infrequent. Also, diamonds are HARD (they actually have an industrial use as a cement grinding tool), so knocking it on most things isn’t going to hurt it. In a year plus of wearing mine, I’ve knocked it every which way and so far, so good. 🙂
Post # 7
Mine’s a cathedral setting…it sits a little high but I’ve knocked it against so many things and that stone has never loosened!
Post # 8
I don’t know the names of all the settings, but I also wanted a stone that didn’t jut out too much. Our jeweler said if they know your preference ahead of time, they can set the stone lower in the setting.
Post # 9
I just had my rings reset. My original was set pretty low. And I knew I wanted that again. I didn’t exactly mean for it to be this low. But it’s working out. I know you said a solitaire and mine has a halo. But this could easily be altered to fit a solitaire I think. I agree that i would just stick with low profile settings.
Post # 10
I have a halo setting that’s sits pretty low, but still high enough/with a small enough basket near the band to fit a wedding band flush against it. That was important to me because I hate the way curved bands look.
Post # 11
Mine is just right for me !
Post # 13
Just be careful that you plan ahead for a wedding band, especially if you want your rings to sit flush. A low setting often will not allow a band to lay flat against it and leaves a gap. If that doesn’t bother you, then there’s no issue. If it does, then you might want to consider a setting that is higher but still semi-protected, like a cathedral, that would allow a wedding band to sit flush. Mine is a typically “high” setting, but it doesn’t feel high in daily use, nor does it get caught or bumped often. But it does allow anything from a plain band to a channel set to a prong-set diamond band to lay flush against it.
Post # 14
I will have to respond more in depth tomorrow once I get a free minute on the computer. I must say that I love the basket setting, though it does look like a band may not sit flush, which I would prefer. Hmmm…. will sleep on it.
Post # 15
Cathedral just seems too high? I always thought they sat higher to let more light in through the bottom?
Yep, they are as high as I’d like to go. That second to last one is pretty perfect!
I love that first one! Looks like a band may even sit flush with it! And the second set… I’m drooling over that last one.
That makes sense… I suppose I’m a worry wart on top of being spazzy. lol! Your ring is very pretty!
I love your ring! Simple but has some detail. It doesn’t look super high. I’m glad it’s not going anywhere. 🙂
I hope I told him enough… I’m sure he’s getting sick of me sending him pictures. lol!
alabamagirl: SO PRETTY! I would love something like what you have, but I know he is thinking more in the simple solitaire area. I want him to like what he gets too and if he doesn’t want a halo type setting then I’ll live with it. 🙂
I definitely want something that’s straight. My OCD won’t allow for curves. lol!
That’s perfect! If I could just get him to find something like that I think we both would be happy. 🙂 I love the stack, too!
You’re right… it doesn’t look too high either. I think that would be manageable. And it’s not like I do more than type all day. The wheels are turning! Very pretty ring!
Thank you again, all! I’m hoping it’ll be soon! He said November. 😀 😀 😀