(Closed) ring height concerns/questions. Help me, bees.

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Does the height of your ring get in the way of daily life?
    Yes : (11 votes)
    8 %
    No : (82 votes)
    63 %
    It did at first but I learned to make it work : (28 votes)
    21 %
    Yes, and I chose to exchange my ring to a lower setting : (4 votes)
    3 %
    Other (please explain in comments) : (6 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I actually had an opposite problem. The head of my setting was set low towards my finger. I had two issues, the diamond would get dirty really fast and when I was trying to find a wedding band to fit next to my diamond it was impossible to find one that didn’t have a gap.

    So, when I got my wedding band I actually had the head of my setting raised instead of getting a custom band. It stays shiner and prettier now! Plus, I can’t wait to wear my wedding band with it!

    Post # 4
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Well I have a split shank halo e-ring that does sit up quite high and it NEVER gets caught on anything, so hopefully that makes you feel a bit better about your choice! The ring you picked is very pretty!

    Post # 5
    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I have a 4-prong solitaire that sits “high.” It took me a few days to get used to it being there, but it doesn’t interfere with my day-to-day life. The only time I really modify what/how I am wearing it is when putting on a specific fitted jacket I like to wear – my prongs were catching in the lining, so I rotate my ring so the stone sits in the palm of my hand, make a loose fist, and then slide the jacket onto that arm. I thought my setting would get into things when I first got it, but have been surprised it hasn’t.

    Post # 6
    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Lovely ring!!

    Mine is the Vatche Swan Solitaire with a .91ct diamond and it is set at a medium height. I cant wear full fingered gloves with it on which is a little difficult in winter so I tend to wear fingerless gloves and pull the material on the ring finger back so the ring is exposed.

    I do notice it gathers the odd bit of fluff, lint and dog/cat hair but not as much as I thought.

    None of the above bothers me as I love my ring so as long as you love your ring I wouldnt care about the rest πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
    14445 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Unless youre constantly sticking your hand into tight spaces less than like 2-3 inches, I dont see how a few millimeter item on your hand can get in the way.  You might have problems sliding your hand into your jean pockets, but that’s about it.

    Post # 8
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I have a halo setting with detail under the actual setting (like the one you posted) so it sits up pretty high and I’ve never had a problem with it.

    Post # 9
    11351 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    My e-ring is cathedral mounted, and it doesn’t ever get caught on things. I’ve never had a problem with it.

    I see that I’m back to not being able to post pics again (I could one day a few days ago, but other than that I haven’t been able to do it for the last week or so).  Here is a link to another thread where I posted them, so you can see how high it sits.


    Post # 10
    48 posts
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Mine sits pretty high and I LOVE it! πŸ™‚ 

    It shows off the diamond more and I never get it caught or bang it on anything. 



    Post # 11
    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My ring is set MUCH higher than this and it isn’t a problem for me.  It doesn’t really get caught in my hair or on my clothes.  I will say it gets in the way a tiny bit with some of my leather winter gloves, but I got used to it.

    Post # 12
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    My ring bothers me sometimes at work. I wear gloves touching patients…. and have to be extra careful with sterile gloves so they don’t rip. Other than that I have not had a problem. 

    Post # 13
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I have a high setting and it did take some getting used to. Like, I can’t put my left hand into my purse to rummage for stuff, because it will get caught and I have loosened a prong doing this. I also have to be careful when I’m drying my hands with towels. I also can’t wear any gloves with my ring on. But in southern California that isn’t much of an issue. And yes, if I brush my dog’s hair (a shih tzu) with my fingers I will get his hair stuck in my ring. I still bang my ring around daily (not good!) but I’ve learned to not snag it on stuff.

    My Darling Husband picked out the ring all on his own so I had no say in the ring at all. But he liked all the detail work of the “basket”, which is the reason for the high setting. So I would say, go with whatever ring you like design wise. The rest you’ll just get used to.

    Post # 14
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would even consider that ring “high” at all.

    I think my cener stone it set semi-high (IMO) and it is never an issue.  I work in a lab where I am putting on and taking off latex gloves all day and it isn’t even an issue there.  Not once have I caught or torn a glove on my ring.

    I don’t have any side view shots of my ring, but this ring is similar and from the same company:

    ETA: I just attempted to measure my ring and the center stone stands about 1/4 inch above the band.

    Post # 15
    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - woods

    My first ring say really high and would get snagged on all kinds of things. My current ring sits just as high but doesnt… the difference? the prongs. If the prongs that hold your ring stick up like points you will have issues with snagging (in the case that I scratched our girls a couple of times thru the years.. πŸ™  )but my new one has rounded tips and they dont scratch or snag much of anything, only have issues when wearing rubber gloves when I dye my hair… (I know, shameless, hehe)

    Post # 16
    1576 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    This is mine: http://www.zales.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4458025′ defer=’defer

    I think it’s probably higher than the one you’re looking at. From the bottom of the band to the top of the diamond is 3/8 of an inch.

    When I first got it I smacked it on everything. Good thing it has sturdy prongs! πŸ™‚ I think it took like 2 weeks to mostly get used to it. Now that we’ve been engaged for 6 months I never hit it on anything anymore. (Just realized I forgot to celebrate being engaged for 6 months. lol)

    It does make gloves super annoying. I like my winter gloves to be tight and that just doesn’t work. Also, my job makes it impossible to wear any sort of flashy ring, so I wear it on a silk cord necklace most of the day. I’m very protective of it. I don’t wear it in the shower or when doing dishes or cooking or other dirty housework. I’m sure showering with it would be super annoying. I have one ring box in the bedroom and one in the kitchen and my ring stays safe in one of those while I do chores. 

    I feel like these are not important times to be wearing my ring. I don’t miss it while I have chicken rub seasoning and salmonella all over my hands. πŸ™‚ Being able to wear it 24/7 is nice, but I guess I’d rather keep it clean than wear it every single moment.


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