Is this ring too tall?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
  • poll: Thoughts on the height?

    Too tall

    Just right

    Too short

  • Post # 16
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    Busy Beekeeper

    It also appears the ring has four prongs in one picture and six in the other? 

    Post # 17
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    Bee Keeper

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    j3n12345 :  yes this!

    OP I’d be worried about the security and longterm wear of the ring.  My ring is high as well but set in pretty well.

    Post # 18
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    Helper bee

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    beethree :  

    good eye!! OP – if you were sent these photos from the jewelry shop, I’d be asking some questions : these pics appear to be of 2 different rings: top down views are 6 pront and the side views are 4… 

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee

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    imaguy1 :  Yes and in the first photo it looks wonky. I think it would be beautiful lower but the height makes it look costumey and cheap because it’s so spindly. I’d have them redo it with more metal and less floating space under the stone. One good knock and it’ll be ruined otherwise! 

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2019

    I think it’s a bit tall, but the craftsman ship looks wayyy off.  it looks irregular and potentially less secure.  I would ask for it to be redone. or take the diamond to a different jewler.  

    Post # 21
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    No, the stone is not set too high. However, I’ve never seen curved prongs like that. In other words, my ring is a typical cathedral setting, and aside from the shoulders, there are scores of Tiffany style solitaires that are set just as high. However, on both my ring and the Tiffany style rings, the prongs are strong and straight. The prongs on the ring you show look like they have been curved outward to hold a larger stone than intended. I don’t know if that’s the case or not, but additionally they look wonky. Here is my ring’s profile for comparison. As I said, my stone is set equally high, and yet it doesn’t look like it will topple off the band.

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2006

    Echoing PPs. Wouldn’t be as concerned about height if the whole head looked more sturdy. As it is, I think a light breeze would snap it off. It appears to be a peg head, so I’d have them swap it out before I left the store with it! 

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee

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    j3n12345 :  while I do agree with you, the yellow circle on the left of your diagram is actually circling two of the prongs.  

    I think the head of the ring looks way to delicate and unstable.

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee

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    sharpshooter :  

    🙂 The pictures aren’t great, hopefully the marked up image helps the OP have a discussion and highlight discrepancies. 

     

    Post # 25
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    Buzzing bee

    It’s very pretty but it looks flimsy and it’s way too tall. This is not going to be a durable ring so I hope you either get really good insurance or find a more sturdy setting.

    Personally, I’d set the diamond in a different setting. It seems like it will be high maintenance and it will be extremely annoying to have to send the ring in frequently and not have it on her finger all that time when I’m sure you’re spending a good chunk of change on it.

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee

    I agree with the PP’s. That stone it too high and the large setting is coming down to too fine a point to give you good piece of mind. One good whack or several knocks over time and you could lose that stone and it’s setting or at least knock it off kilter. Your jeweller may try to convince you otherwise but I would sitck to my guns on this one. I think you were right to come here and ask for second opinions as you knew it looked a little off yourself.

    Post # 27
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    Bumble bee

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    imaguy1 : I already responded on your other post but I think everyone is saying the same thing.  Looks too high and unstable in the peg head.  If you were able to find a setting with a slightly integrated head, I think your SO would be happier with it.  As other’s have mentioned, the stone really looks too big for the setting.   

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Definitely agree with PPs that it looks like the head could snap right off and the prongs look wonky. But as to the height question alone — that’s a preference thing. I personally like higher settings and mine’s about 1cm from top to bottom, which may be in the same ballpark of yours. But, like

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    echomomm‘s cathedral setting above (which is one my faves!), the profile of mine is quite different:

    Post # 29
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: City, State

    While the setting is beautiful,  I do agree with a lot of posts here stating how delicate it appears and seem like it could snap or bend pretty easily. 

    Post # 30
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    The hight of the ring is personal taste. Personally I don’t like it, it always looks off to me. 

    But i agree with the other bees. There something going on with your setting that is not quite right  

     

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