Post # 1
I’m trying to decide between a channel setting with round stones (the center stone will be a round sapphire) or channel setting with princess cut stones. I think I prefer the look of the princess cut channel, but only problem is that it forces the ring to be wider (jeweler says around 3mm, which I think will feel chunky once I have a wedding band). If we go with round diamonds in the channel it will be able to be narrower (2mm), but the stones won’t be as flush.
Do you have a channel setting? Round or princess cut? What’s the width? Do you love it? Would love to see pictures!
Post # 2
I can help! I have a 7x7mm sapphire with graduated princess cuts in the band. The widest part of the band near the center stone is just a hair under 4mm, and the band is 2.6mm wide at the last/smallest princess cut. The band is 2mm wide at the very bottom under my finger, so quite comfortable. The photos make the ring look chunkier than it is IRL.
I love invisible set princess cuts, and I think you’d be happy with a graduated band!
This ring above is a reset of my original ering. The next photo shows my original set with a .58 pear diamond, as well as the princess cut wedding band. The wedding band is about 2.1mm wide. I wanted the 2.5mm band, but my ex bought the less expensive one :/
Post # 3
I have a 2mm channel set princess band (1/3 carat) and love it! I like that there are no spaces between the stones and it sparkles well for the size.
Post # 4
I posted on your other thread but here’s my 3mm channel band with round stones!
Post # 5
I had the same issue with my wedding band. I really wanted a channel set band with princess cut diamonds because I didn’t want any gaps between the diamonds, but that meant the ring would be thicker, with a squared edge (rather than the rounded edge of my engagement ring). Since I love the shape and thickness of my engagement ring, which was custom made by a platinum jeweler, I decided to send my wedding band to the same jeweler who made my e-ring so he could modify it. My band only has a row of princess diamonds across the top, so the jeweler is going to sculpt the part of the band without diamonds to make it thinner and rounded, like my e-ring. He’s not going to touch the top part with the diamonds. That might be an option for you.
Post # 6
Do you happen to have any pictuers of your rings? I’m having a hard time imagining it, but this deinitely sounds like a potentially great solution.
Post # 7
Here are some pics of my rings together. You can see how the wedding band on the bottom sticks out between my fingers more than my e-ring. And if you look at the backs of the rings, you can see how the e-ring on top has rounded contours, while the princess band is more square. The jeweler is going to modify the princess band so that it matches the band on my e-ring.
Post # 8
Mine is channel set with princess and tapered baguettes. It is 2.7 at the widest and 2 at the narrowest as it goes around to the back. I don’t like the gaps of round channel set so this worked for me.