Is my diamond set too low?

posted 4 months ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

It doesn’t look like it is set lower, just that the new stone is deeper, which it naturally will be as it is a bigger carat weight. They looks so similar though, I don’t get the issue.  How often are you looking at your ring side on that this bothers you? 

Honestly, it looks fine! Is this new stone recent? I’m sure it is just the change that is throwing you off, it doesn’t look weird or low. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

sixmillionmiles :  0.63 vs 0.93 isn’t going to look crazy different anyway, is it possible you were just expecting the new stone to look bigger and that is what is throwing you off?  You could speak to a jeweler about raising it but generally you can have a smaller and therefore lighter stone in a higher and daintier setting, but once the stone is heavier it will need more support so you might not be able to recreate the same look as your previous setting.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

Tbh I think that’s still too high haha. But I like very low settings where the diamond flows with the setting, and isn’t just tacked on. If you like the culet visible, I think that is a really good amount. The old one was kind of spaceship-ey. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I think it looks great! Not too high, not too low.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2020

I agree with the previous poster that I actually think it looks a little too high.  Any higher would look very weird (I think the old diamond looks odd).  I recommend enjoying your ring and not over-analyzing it. 

Post # 9
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528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

It’s actually a little higher than my preference, but that’s very subjective. Definitely doesn’t look too low.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

too low for what? 
A larger diamond like that I wouldn’t want it to sit mcuh higher for risk of knocking it about. 

Post # 11
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Newbee

Most people prefer lower set because it’s safer and just easier to wear.  I far prefer the proportions of the new versus the old.  You’ll get used to it – it’s still what I’d call a high setting versus mid-height or low settings.  

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