(Closed) Need help with solitaires

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What ring do you like best?
    #1 Thin band : (12 votes)
    17 %
    #2 cathedral basket : (22 votes)
    32 %
    #3 "solstice" stone : (5 votes)
    7 %
    #4 stone down band in every other pattern : (21 votes)
    30 %
    #5 tiffinay look alike basket : (9 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 5
    1493 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My princess cut solitare sits in a V-setting similar to the Tiffany or Solistice stone setting. My band is 2mm and knife edge. When my husband designed my engagement ring, he combined two settings he liked, the ring part of it is meant to be high to show off the diamond and the V basket lets in more light for the diamond to sparkle. I paired my engagement ring with a plain comfort fit wedding band for a simple, classic look.

    Post # 7
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have the Tiffany inspired setting and I love it… It sits up pretty high and it’s a 1.5mm band so the options for wedding bands were endless! I’ll just show you a few pictures so you can see…

    Post # 8
    2320 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I like the tiffany setting, but my biggest concern is how high it sticks up, and catching it on things… so I like #2 or #3 the best!

    Post # 9
    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i have a four-prong solitaire with a pave band.  The band is 2mm and I love it.  It’s so comfortable, I can’t even feel it most days.  I’ve had uncomfortable rings before that poke you, etc. and I can’t handle that.  It’s kind of squared off like number 2 up there and I love how flat it lays.  it does not taper in at the diamond.  The wedding band will match the ring band exactly.  The prongs are really thick and sturdy but if I had gone with the Tiffany style, I would have wanted 6 prongs for security.


    Post # 10
    43 posts
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Here is a picture of a Tacori ring which is similar to my ring.  The difference is the basket for my ring is a simple V and there is milgrain on the edge of the band where the diamonds are.




    Post # 11
    3297 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

    Mine is a 4 prong, very basic setting, but I chose it because it doesn’t sit up so high. I had a solitaire blue topaz that was in a classic tiffany setting and it drove me crazy. So for me, I knew I didn’t want anything that protruded a lot. If your diamond is well cut, it doesn’t actually need to sit up so high to show itself off.

    Post # 13
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My solitaire is bezel set…while it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, it is the most secure setting for a diamond (or other stone), sits super low so it doesn’t get in the way and there are no prongs to snag on anything. i know it’s not one of your choices, but a lot of people haven’t seen or even heard of bezel settings and I personally think they’re TOTALLY underrated (obviously I’m biased)!

    Of the settings you showed, I really like #2 because it looks like it would let the most light into the bottom of the stone and make it the sparkliest 🙂  Good luck!!

    Post # 14
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I have slightly different type of cathedral basket, and I love that style. also, I feel like my diamond is really, really secure in it. I never worry about it falling out, I even wear it in the ocean.

    but that tiffany replica (#5) is stunning. my advice though– personally, I think 6 prongs look best on stones 1ct or larger. when the stones are smaller, all those prongs overwhelm it. 

    whatever you get, post pictures!

    Post # 15
    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Mine is a cathedral set round stone. 

    The band does not taper in at the diamond, but the cathedral part is in an arrow shape kind of pointing towards the diamond.

    It doesn’t have a basket, it has 4 prongs which I really like because wedding bands sit flush up against it.  I don’t find it too high set for me, I don’t bump it against things or anything.

    I don’t know the actual thickness of my band, but I feel like it is fairly thick. 

    I love that it sits up high and feels substantial…like I don’t feel like I’m going to break it.  Also that any type of wedding band will look good with it. 

    I voted for #2 by the way…even though the basket might make it more difficult to find a wedding band.

    Post # 16
    438 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m pretty sure SO has purchased option #5 and will be giving it to me soon (maybe within the next week, eeee!!), so I’ll post it after he has proposed! 🙂

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