(Closed) Is the diamond sitting in too much space?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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aneen1122:  hmm… i think as long as the diamond is secure, the space under it will help it sparkle. the more light that gets under the diamond, the more it will sparkle. there is no way i would be able to get a good picture of it, but my setting was custom made for my diamond and it has space at the bottom like that as well and it’s very secure. you won’t notice it as much once it’s on your hand. 

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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aneen1122:  I think it does look odd. It seems unneccesarily high, and doesn’t sit in its basket. Granted I’m just comparing to my solitaire, not sure what’s “normal”. But for reference:

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

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aneen1122:  No, it’s just a tall head. It’s designed to hold the diamond up high. Some people like that. Mine has a lower head because I’d be worried about knocking it on something. If you’re uncomfortable with it that high, it should be pretty easy for a jeweler to swap it out for a lower setting. There’s nothing “wrong” with it though.

Post # 5
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Newbee

I work for a custom jeweller in toronto, canada so we make alot of engagement rings! The setting is the right size for the stone and I would say its generally a personally preference if you want the diamond set low or high. Yours is set high. If you dont like it many custom jewellers should be able to just set the diamond lower and use the existing top. You shouldnt have to get a whole new top for it. Its really whatever you like best, its your ring, you gotta love it from every angle 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Mine has nothing beneath it at all 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

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Daisy_Mae:  +1. I’ve seen lots of settings like that around here, it’s just how the head’s designed. There are low profile and high ones and that one just seems the be the latter.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Letting light get under the diamond helps it sparkle more. Mine sits down in and touches the bottom but i’ve seen it that way as well. Mine kinda gets a silver-look to it since it has metal directly underneath it. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Mine sits up high light that. I love it!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

There are actually a lot of rings set that high, but because of the design of the ring they don’t necessarily LOOK as high. For example, mine doesn’t look like it has as much space under the diamond, but it is probably as far from the band as yours is. Mandy0721’s stone is easily as high off the band, but there is a halo and a peekaboo stone under it, which visually takes up the space.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

The prongs are designed to hold a bigger carat but is doing the exact same job securing it with your diamond. My e-ring sits pretty similar, but I don’t mind because I prefer taller settings and it catches the light nicely. 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I think it’s normal for that type of head.  One of my rings was set this way.

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