Post # 1
I’ve been asking questions like crazy so sorry in advance! I have my wishlist narrowed down to 5. I’m just a bit confused so thought I would ask what you personally think is best or what you like best. I’ll attempt to post pictures as well.
Tell me about ur solitaire,
Does it taper in at the diamond?
What type of “basket” does it have?
Thick of thin band?
What do you like most about it?
Post # 5
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 # 6
@brox: I love your ring! Thank you for the info:)
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
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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 # 12
Thanks ladies. We’re going with a moissanite. I didn’t think about it sitting up so high. I think what might drive me crazy.
Post # 13
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
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
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
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! 🙂