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

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
Post # 17
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Busy bee

It depends on how high the prongs are. You could definitely get a prong (not cathedral) ring if it’s high enough to not collide with your other band so that it can sit flush. Also it depends on how thick your wedding band is…I’ve tried on really thin ones that sit flush with every ering. 

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

cangal :  I own the last ring you posted and a band will sit flush with it.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

cangal :  Good. But there is much more than just those specs. Honestly, a VS is fine, but you won’t see any difference with an eye-clean SI (selected by a good gemologist) and pay a lot less for the SI.  In a well-cut stone, you can often drop to a H or I without any perception of color. Even an AGS or GIA triple X (excellent cut, polish, symmetry) is not ‘enough’ to get top performance.

Give him this cheat sheet for round brilliants.  Tell him to get help from Pricescope Rockytalk. They have no skin in the game and are amazing at finding extraordinary stones for people.

table: 54-58
depth: 60-62.3
crown angle: 34-35.0
pavilion angle: 40.6-40.9 (sometimes 41.0 if the crown angle is close to 34)

girdle – avoid extremes, look for thin to slightly thick, thin to medium etc
polish and symmetry – very good and above

note – with crown and pavilion angles at the shallower ends ( CA 34- PA 40.6) and steeper ( CA 35- PA 41) check to make sure these angles complement in that particular diamond – eyeballs, Idealscope, trusted vendor input – check as appropriate!

Use the HCA tool (http://www.pricescope.com/tools/hca) as a rejection tool (rule out those with scores >2 but a .8 is not better than a 1.6).

Good Luck Bee!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I own the first pic you posted … gorgeous on its own. But because of the twist It took a LOT of testing and trying on to find something that I felt happy with. There are many curved bands that fit nicely around the basket and any mainstream jeweller will have a range thst you can test with your ering in store. But I wanted the wedding band to look nice on its own as well as with my ering. So had one custom made!

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

cangal :  A cathedral setting can be low, the culet of my diamond sits about 1mm above the shank which is less than 2mm do it is significantly lower than a Tiffany type setting. The key is to not have a doughnut. 

The stone is 2.02 carats and the ring size is 3.75 

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

cangal :  I wanted a straight band. But the only way I could manage it was with a mobius style wedding band. Just quickly snapped a couple with the twist on the bottom to imitate a straight band for ya … 

Post # 26
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

cangal :  I wasn’t involved in the purchase process but I don’t think my Fiance had any issues. I went on to buy my wedding band from BN as well.  I do really like my e-ring.  It doesn’t sit too high, is classic and the profile is beautiful.

For reference I am a size 4.5 and my diamond is a 1.72 carat.  I went with platinum.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

smudgie :  I was hoping you post your awesome set for the OP!

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

glitterysala :  *big cheesy grin* thanks! I felt I must warn against the perils of the twist shank though, total nightmare if you don’t like the fully custom band that you can get with it. And also, any excuse to take more pics!

Post # 29
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Busy bee

I have a cathedral and my band still doesn’t sit flush, it has a slight ‘donut’ at the bottom of the head. I didn’t want a curved band either but actually loved the slight gap when I tried I wedding bands!

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