Is my diamond set too high?

posted 7 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2021 - Boulder, Colorado

I’m a low profile type of girl so I see what you are saying. Your ring still looks relatively low profile and the setting is beautiful. 🙂

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

If it bothers you, inquire. It looks like it could be set a touch lower, but nothing looks insecure or off about it from a glance. 
very pretty setting by the way- has a hint of Art Deco look. 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

The setting looks just like the photo, but it looks like a slightly smaller stone. I see nothing that looks uneven or insecure or even unusual about it. It looks beautiful and perfect to me.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I think it looks fine, and your ring is beautiful! In general, rounds sit higher than more shallower cuts, like ovals and emeralds. The perfect symmetry of rounds though gives them that special fire. Congrats, Bee! It’s normal to over analyze your ring when you get it, as well.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2021 - Boulder, Colorado

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@Kare.xo:  I totally feel you on that! I went into it thinking I wanted seriously as low profile as possible, but like you said I came to realise that a bit of added height can really make a difference to how the stone looks so we’ll probably end up with a height that is similar to yours. 🙂

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - Arlington, Virginia

What a lovely profile. I think that your ring is not too high set, however (and please someone chime in here and correct me if I am wrong,) I really don’t  think the gaps you see between the prongs and the diamond should be there. The prongs should be flush against the diamond…otherwise dirt is going to get in there, and I don’t think the stone is really secure. When you zoom in on the side profile set against the light of your computer screen, you can see light in between the prong and the stone. I think that you should have that taken care of.

I did a quick Google, and here is advice that the folks over at pricescope gave to someone else who had a similar question: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/should-prong-tips-be-flush-with-the-pavilion-girdle-and-crown-when-the-diamond-is-set.247190/

Congrats on a beautiful ring and the new engagement!! So exciting! 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA

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@Kare.xo:  Gorgeous ring and Congratulations on your engagement! The ring is stunning and I don’t think it’s too high but I love a higher set diamond. I do however see the light through the prongs as a pp mentioned and would get that looked at. The prongs just do not seem to be hugging the diamond correctly imo. Since you have to have it sized you might as well bring it up just to make sure! Again congrats and enjoy the engagement and wedding planning!!!!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Not high at all! 

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