(Closed) How can you tell if wedding band will sit flush against engagement ring?

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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cangal :  how big of a stone are you planning? for something on the small side you can probably get away with most settings since the prongs won’t stick out very far, but anything over 1/2 carat and I would go for a higher setting so that the band sits flush under the diamond (that’s what I have). 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I think only those last 2 rings would sit flush. I had to get my ring altered and completely re shanked to make mine sit flush

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I have a half carat in a compass setting and am either going to get a curved band to sit flush, or just get a very low profile ring. I’ve tried it on with costume jewelry/cheap bands whenever I spot them in stores, and my setting is high enough (not a cathedral, though) that a low-profile, non-curved band works well enough.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond

Why not go back to the store and try on the ones you like with various bands? And ask if any of those come with matching bands? Otherwise I think the bottom 2 like PP said would be the easiest to fit. Plus, if you have a pave band there are various stone sizes that can come in and I think larger stones could effect how flush it could be. (does that make sense?)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

No. No. Likely. Likely. The most common reason for a ring not being flush is that the gallery (basket) holding the stone sticks out beyond the edges of the shank and is too low for a band to tuck under. See pics below.PP is correct that this is more of a problem for a large stone than a smaller stone…but can affect both.

Cathedral describes the angle of the shoulder. So, #2,3,4 are cathedral and #1 is not. That has little to do with if a ring will fit flush.

Shortcut? See if the ring has a matching straight wedding band. If so, look at its height off the finger. If your band will be the same or lower, you are good. On your pave wedding band, just be aware that pave is the most fragile way to set a diamond and they are pretty intolerat of being re-sized. 

Here’s a good thread to read. I just wrote a long explanation on setting of shoulder diamonds here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/designing-engagement-ring-help/page/3

 

 

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Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond

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cangal :  Ohhh hmmm! Well go to local stores to see how similar ones sit on you. Doesn’t BlueNile allow guests to post photos of their confirmed purchases? See how others paired it?

Otherwise the person above me wrote a FABULOUS explanation of why some rings do/not sit flush. Otherwise, you could always get a local private jewel to custom create a band with CAD software. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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My wedding band sits flsuh to my cathedral e ring, but we also got the wedding band custom made to ensure it would. It’s a straight band wedding band, it’s just fairly low.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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cangal :  Are you planning on buying the diamond from BlueNile? If so, there are much much better choices with better settings and diamonds. I’d stick with BrianGavin, ID Jewelery, GoodOldGold, B2Cjewels, and JamesAllen for the diamond. I have not been impressed with the diamonds from BlueNile recommneded by their gemologist. They also don’t give you ASETs.

When comparing diamonds, remember to look at size (mm) not carats (weight). If you want help finding and selecting the best performing diamonds, head over the Pricescope RockyTalk. Bottom line, Cut is king. GIA and AGS certified only (all others are softer in their grading), compromise color for better cut, you only need ‘eye-clean’ which can found at SI1 by the diligent prosumers over at PS.

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