Post # 1
Designing engagement ring and would like the diamond to be high set and pop. My centre stone is a 3.33ct round diamond 9.3mm diameter x approx 5.9mm height:
will be on a micropave cathedral setting with halo. Whats the optimal height to set this?
The CAD guy drew this up and made it 9 mm high but I do not know if this is too tall.
Post # 2
That’s reeeeeeally tall. Average is probably 6-7mm for a smaller center stone. Even lower depending on the stone size and the setting. Maybe 7-8mm for your size?
If you want it to stand out, it definitely will! Can they do a plastic model of the setting before it’s cast in gold?
Post # 3
I guess it depends on the setting and how it is measured. Is the 9 mm distance from the table to your finger? If so, it isn’t unreasonable, IMO, because the band alone will likely be slightly over 1 mm high, then the basket meeting the band would account for another mm, and a distance of 1 mm between the bottom of your stone and the basket/bottom of the prongs is also realistic. So add 3 mm to the stone’s height of almost 6 mm, and that accounts for everything.
For reference, mine is a classic cathedral setting, neither overly low nor overly high. But you can see that from my finger to the table of the stone there is the band, the prongs meeting the band and the slight space below the stone. Because my stone is a 1.71 ct it isn’t as tall as a larger ct weight, but for a 5.9 mm stone, a 9 mm setting is just not overly high.
Post # 4
A 3.3 in’t going to look small no matter how low you set it. personally I would go for as low as possible while still making cleaning possible. This is a great setting to show how low you can go and it is still huge, gorgeous and easy to wear
eta – here is a thread that shows a really high set (temp) and the much lower custom setting
Post # 5
My ring from the bottom of my finger to the top of the ring is almost half an inch. And I love it. I really couldn’t imagine it any shorter in height.
Post # 6
Lol. The third time you slam it into something you will regret setting it so high.
— owner of two 3.2ct diamonds.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
I would honestly set it as low as possible, but IDK if that defeats the “cathedral look” (it probably does). A 3+ ct diamond is going to pop no matter what you set it in! The important thing is that it is secure in it’s setting so it doesn’t get cracked or come loose.