(Closed) Problem with Solitaire – ring reset?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

The white gold/plat part is called the “head” you can go to the jewlers and they can show you a book with other heads that will sit lower. This however will make it so your wedding band won’t sit flush. If you don’t care about that it wont matter. But its easy to have the head changed out. It won’t need a whole new setting. 

Personally I like the stone being so free and high, all the light goes in and you can see it by all the angles. Like it’s floating. But that’s me. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years ago by  NEAM2014.
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

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you just need a different head. Mine is set as low as possible because I’m so active. There is about 1mm between the diamond and the ring. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I love the simplet head and agree with PP that it allows a lot of light to hit your diamond and give it amazing sparkle. I think it also highlights your center stone. You can ask your jeweler to set the diamond lower into the head (they can cut the prongs so they are not so high and there is less of a gap….that’s what i did). Here’s mine:

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Post # 5
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Busy bee

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mnanch:  I agree with you. I would prefer it set lower.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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mnanch:  it will just depend on the head you picK. If a band sits flush now maybe you can keep the head and have the stone lowered in it. As you said there is a lot of air under the stone. 

or you can get a contour band. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

I think that is an excessive gap – I can see why it annoys you. 

I’d look at getting it reset. I love the mix of rose gold and white gold. Do you have a photo of the ring on your finger? 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

A competent jeweller should be able to lower it or order you a new head that will be lower set. Higher set does have it’s pros – it makes the diamond look larger (because it’s closer to your eye when holding your hand out), and it is easy to clean (diamonds get dirty really damn quick). I prefer medium – low set because it’s safer for the diamond. If you knock your hand the right way with a skyscraper on your hand, it’s much more likely to bend a prong and your diamond is in danger of popping out.

I personally like to see the culet in a setting, but just barely.

ex this one, I would lower it a teeny bit so the culet is closer to the bottom

https://www.serendipitydiamonds.com/images/04000_04999/04842/775_2_source.jpg

this one is hard to see, but the culet is just barely above the band

http://blog.brianthecutter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/DSCF8069_2.jpg

just a bit of space between the culet and the band

https://www.serendipitydiamonds.com/images/20000_20999/20351/beau-solitaire-diamond-engagement-ring-side-view-rose-gold.png

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Yeah id definitely choose something lower. You’ll whack that thing around too much as is! 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Simsbury 1820 House

Here’s mine. I’ve considered changing the head, but the diamond is very secure so I haven’t minded it. (sorry for the crappy pic)

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Post # 14
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Busy bee

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mnanch:  I think you were asking rhetorically, but I’ll answer anyway 🙂 Some ppl really do prefer the stone set very high.

Post # 15
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Worker bee

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mnanch:  That diamond is set a little high for my personal preference. I feel like it would constantly get knocked around and caught in sweaters at that height. My diamond sits a little lower in my setting but I think it’s at the perfect height!

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