(Closed) Resetting ring to solve 'gap' issue? Pics!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1012 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I haven’t done it, but I get where you’re coming from. I am a perfectionist and not a great fan of the gap.

Post # 3
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I changed from a solitare with two bezel diamonds that stuck out like your basket. I changed to a cathedral because I wanted it to be flush…so I’m with you if it bothers you!

Post # 4
1673 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Have you tried bands on? Our rings are similar and I don’t think my gap is too bad.

Post # 6
26 posts

I like the gap a lot (if its with the right band, or else it can look bad)- we have the same setting, but I have a cushion stone. I thought about a criss cross type band that would create a V where the engagement ring could sort of sit – but in the end I liked the way this looked the best.



Post # 7
26 posts

Also – here’s a pic I had found (probably on here) that inspired my band choice (shows a round stone more like yours)

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 2 months ago by Newestbee.
Post # 8
1673 posts
Bumble bee
Post # 9
170 posts
Blushing bee

I love the gap between my E ring and my wedding band. It makes me feel skinny. 😀 

Post # 10
4812 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I personally really like a gap and purposely wear my rings with a good sized gap, but I think if you want a straight band and minimal to no gap, you will need to reset.

You’ll still have to pay attention to ensure the setting is high enough for your desired band.

Some cathedral settings are still set low and won’t let a straight band sit flush, as the cathedral refers to the metal work up side/”open gallery” beside the ring. This for example is a cathedral setting, but will not allow a straight band to sit flush:

This one, on the other hand, should allow a band to sit flush:


If you don’t like the cathedral settings (i.e. the metal that comes up sides) you can also get solitaires with “peg heads” where the head is on top of the band, rather than integrated into it. These easily allow a straight band to sit flush. Like these, but without the diamonds set in the band:



Post # 11
87 posts
Worker bee

I have a gap that I LOVE.  I have a bezel solitaire with a plain band and a plain wedding band and they do not sit flush.  They are both the same width and I think it looks great!  I much prefer the gap to having a curved wedding band (personal preference because there will be times I can’t wear my e-ring).  I would much rather have that as an option. Plus then the two rings stand out and I love that 🙂


Post # 12
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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nearlymrshill:  yep. I had a custom ring and ran into so many issues with the jeweler and with the wedding band when I also wanted it 100% flush.

Here is the custon ring that I was told would be flush

I went to Amazon and ordered a $30 cz that was cathedral to make sure I was okay with a higher setting. I’m going to send a pic of the CZ in case this is a good option for you. 

and then here is my real cathedral ring. I’m so happy that it was changed.

Post # 13
7853 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

We intentionally bought a cathedral setting to avoid the gap issue, and it works beautifully. I will have to wear a space band when I get a diamond band to avoid the girdles of the smaller stones rubbing the basket, but any plain or channel set bands sit beautifully with it.

Post # 15
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you’re open to a somewhat unorthodox solution, I saw an idea on Pricescope to get a band that is curved to fit around the stone on top, and straight on bottom. It could be plain or full eternity. Then when you want to wear it alone, just turn it around so the straight part is on top. 

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