(Closed) Practicality of low setting vs. beauty of high setting

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have a high setting and I love it!  I say go with the reset if you really love it 🙂

Post # 3
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Busy bee

My setting will be high and I love it like that. The reset is very similar in style to yours. I would go for it.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I don’t find high settings comfortable. I like bezels and low set rings. 

I don’t think your proposed new setting is actually higher, the bridge basket is just a lot narrower. That might be more flattering to a stone, or it might not be– it depends on your stone and your own visual preferences– both settings are probably equally protective.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

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farmgirl84:  My setting is high, and it took me a bit to get used to it, but now it doesn’t even bother me.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’ve had both low set and high set rings. I prefer the look of the high set because wedding bands sit better against it and it shows off the stone more. I havnt had any issues with knocking it on things. The only time I would recommend a low setting is if you work in a field where you are taking latex gloves on and off all day. I definitely like the high set setting you looking at, it’s more feminine than the lower set square setting.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

My setting is really high and blingy. I’ve had no issues hitting it on anything, and I’m left handed.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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farmgirl84:  I don’t think you necessarily need a high setting to achieve a similar look. You could change the prongs to that swoopy style and reduce the basket bar but retain the lower setting. 

What you decide depends on how you wear your ring. For me, having a low, practical setting is crucial for my ering. I have an active life and want to wear my ring constantly and never worry about hurting it, snagging it, or having it get in the way of any daily activities. So even though I *love* the look of higher settings (esp certain halos) the aesthetics aren’t worth the hassle. 

Other ladies are happy to be more mindful with their rings, so they can enjoy the higher settings. I suggest you order a few CZ rings off eBay and try wearing them around the house, putting your hands in your pockets etc., and seeing if the higher setting bothers you.

Either way, I don’t think your diamond is more protected in your current setting because the edge of your stone is still exposed. That’s the weak point for most stones so it probably won’t be any less safe in the second setting than it is right now.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Here’s my ring, it’s very low set and practical but still pretty (I think!). Also my wedding band is thin and low set too so it sits nearly flush. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Modern, Classic, Fun

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farmgirl84:  I have a high cathedral setting, and while I think it’s absolutely beautiful, I don’t find it very comfortable and often times wish it was lower so I wouldn’t knock it into things. I dont plan on changing it because I love the look,and I’ve since gotten used to the feel of it…..but it’s definitely something to consider. For example, I wanted to sleep with my ering on, but because of the high setting, it’s too uncomfortable so I can’t. Can’t wait for my wedding band so I can sleep with that one on!!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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valintine:  I love your setting! Who is it by?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

My SIL has a super high setting – I think. She said it was bothersome at first but now she doesn’t even notice it. I think it’s all what you get used to. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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Drizzle:  Thank you! It was custom made by a lady who works at a jeweller called Amcor (Amcor Designs, I think), her username is Poppyseed. Pm me if you’d like her contact details, I’ve been happy working with her.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I need low because, well, I’m constantly rushing around and knowing me I would definitely knock it super hard on something and lose the stone.

However based on the picture example you posted I would probably say go for it if that is the look you like. It doesn’t look too much higher than how it is now.

Have you also considered keeping it low but changing the way it’s set now? You could get the basket made thinner to sit around the stone instead of holding the entire bottom half so you’ll be able to see the bottom of the diamond. This will allow more light to come through, making it more sparkly. I hope that made sense.

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