(Closed) Ring tutorial?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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22 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Naw your not dumb at all! There are just soo many different styles to choose from it can get confusing really quickly when first researching them all.

Semi-mount setting: To my understanding it’s a ring where the center stone (or stones depending on the ring) has not been placed yet. Basically you purchase the setting and then purchase a center stone to fill in the blank spot.

Cathedral setting: This type of setting sits high off the finger and usually has metal (sometimes also with side stones) arching up to meet the sides of the main stone. This one is a little more complicated to try and explain, but if you type in google image search “cathedral engagement ring setting” it should make a bit more sense with my explanation.

Oh and heres an article on bezel as well as pave, prong, and a few other popular stone setting types.

http://wedding.theknot.com/getting-engaged/engagement-rings/articles/engagement-ring-settings-101.aspx?MsdVisit=1

Hope this all helps 🙂

Post # 5
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22 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You are very welcome, happy I could help. Yeah that semi-mount one is tricky cause basically ANY ring you see could have been one. Ohh that sounds beautiful! Pearl is my birthstone but I found out quick its a bit too fragile for how clumsy I am haha. What made you start a ring search if you dont mind me asking?

Post # 6
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388 posts
Helper bee

@MsPandabear:Great article. I didn’t really know about the advantages and disadvantages with all of the settings! I’m super happy that I have the one with the least disadvantages! yay!

Post # 7
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22 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@jude7186  Thanks! And yay me too! Haha. It’s one of the first articles I checked out when trying to figure out my custom ring and just happend to still have it bookmarked.

Post # 9
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376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

in that instance, semi mount just means that rying shown in the picture doesn’t come with the center stone.

Post # 10
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22 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ohh got it haha. The side stones in the first picture you posted are indeed pave (pah-vay) so itd be a cathedral setting, with pave side diamonds. Both really pretty choice btw. The diamond located directly below the main stone I’ve heard called a peek-a-boo stone before, but no clue on what to call the ribbon like effect for the sides. I’m going in to pick up my ring from being resized tonight so I can ask my jeweler if they know what its called and get back to you later.

Post # 11
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Bluenile.com has a lot of great info you are looking for on their website and you can live chat or call and speak to anyone 24/7 with ANY questions at all. They are super nice and will steer you in the right direction.

Post # 12
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22 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Alright I just got back from my jeweler and they said they didn’t know of a certain term for that style. Sorry I can’t help ya there. I’d say just collect some pictures of what you like off certain rings like you have started to do already and then bring them all in somewhere as a jumping off point. Hope you find something you love and when you do make sure to come back and show it off 😛

Post # 13
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820 posts
Busy bee

@Goodatlove:  I learned a lot of lingo by studying various products online.  After browsing enough sites (like bluenile.com, jamesallen.com, and tiffany.com) I started to get the hang of it. . .ok, more like became passionately OBSESSED, but still!  Lol.

 

 

Post # 14
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820 posts
Busy bee

@Goodatlove:  “From Scott Kay Charisma Collection, this semi-mount features forty-two round diamonds set in 14k white gold. Center stone is a 1 carat round cubic zirconia. Diamonds are 1/3ctw, I or better in color and SI2 or better in clarity.” <–The diamonds on the shank (band) appear to be a channel set (because the metal on both sides forms a “channel”).

The setting in the blurry pic is a cathedral.

Post # 15
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820 posts
Busy bee

The “peek-a-boo” diamond is also called a surprise diamond by some.

You’ll quickly learn that there are multiple names for similar styles.  For example, the Tiffany Lucida setting has a cousin made by Vatche called the X-prong (with the royal x-prong being a variation on the same theme).  Bluenile calls their version the Trellis (or the Petetite trellis).

Don’t be afraid to save pics on your phone or even print them and take them to stores with you!  Once you show them the style you want, they’ll be much more likely to help you find the right ring. . .or make it for you!

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