Post # 1
Hi Bees, apologies if this has already been covered!
I have a beautiful 1ct round solitaire which I love – but the issue is that with the way it’s set the diamond juts out to the sides and I’ll never be able to get a wedding ring to sit flush against it.
I know I could have a custom ring made which curves but I just personally really don’t like this look for myself. I also want to be able to wear them separately.
The jeweller who made my e-ring is lovely but suggested just getting a regular band and learning to live with the gap, although he said he could re-set the ring if I wanted.
I guess my question is, will re-setting the diamond allow me to have the perfectly flush set I want? A Cathedral setting like this looks like it would allow me to wear a flat band up against it:
What do you think? Have any of you done this? Thanks guys!
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Post # 2
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
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
Have you tried bands on? Our rings are similar and I don’t think my gap is too bad.
Post # 5
I have tried quite a few bands on and the gap is very noticeable, if the gap was as tiny as it is in your picture I’d be more than happy with it – but the issue I think also lies in the fact that my band is knife-edge. Yours looks lovely and round which makes it appear a little wider (therefore less gap). Mine tapers upwards from my fingerand just gets thinner and thinner so the gap appears huge.
I think a Cathedral setting might be the way, with a wider rounder band. Thanks!
Post # 6
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
Also – here’s a pic I had found (probably on here) that inspired my band choice (shows a round stone more like yours)
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Post # 9
I love the gap between my E ring and my wedding band. It makes me feel skinny. 😀
Post # 10
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
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
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
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 # 14
Thank you all for your comments and gorgeous pics! I’ve found an old ring I used to wear, it’s similar to what I would want as my wedding ring. Here’s the gap:
Seeing it now I know I definitely want it to sit flush so I will be calling our jeweller very soon!
Post # 15
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.