(Closed) Show me your practical erings!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 5
1251 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@abirdword: Ok I’ll bite 🙂

I’m a neuroscience grad student so I live in nitrile gloves and needed something that was low profile and didn’t have any prongs to snag (plus I’m a HUGE klutz so a higher setting would be disastrous for me and my poor diamond!).  We found my setting at a local jeweler and I knew it’d be perfect!

Post # 6
1473 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My Fiance, also a teacher, understood that a huge ring would not work for me to wear everyday. I am a preschool teacher and in grad school and regardless of what grade I teach (prek-3) a large ring would be a mess, especially since playdoh and paint seem to be a favorite among my students.

He went with a trellis setting because a prong setting made me nervous because of it being so high up, I’d bump it on everything and I get constant goo all over my hands and it guards my diamond better.

My ring is also 1/2 carat. I think it is the perfect size, not too big and not too small. Just right for my hand and my job! He did awesome while picking my ring out…Ihad no say what-so-ever so he really thought of everything!


Post # 7
112 posts
Blushing bee

I LOVE the look of a bezel set diamond- so clean and really makes the centre stone the emphasis- I haven’t gotten my ring yet, but I work in the child care industry, and all of my engaged co-workers complain about their ring snagging things because they are set so high

Post # 8
11391 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Those are beautiful rings! My engagement ring is .20-.22 carat & my wedding band is .25 carat. Also my e-ring sits kind of low. I love them for the very reason that I can wear them daily, everyday & they do not get in the way!

In this first picture you can see how low my e-ring sits:

Post # 9
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Mine look elaborate, but they’re surprisingly practical. They’re sturdy, have a low profile, and don’t have any small fiddly stones that are in danger of falling out at the slightest knock.

Post # 10
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Love the bezel setting :-). 

My now Darling Husband got me a low-setting ring which is perfect for me.  I can’t imagine the damage I would do if it sat up higher1

Post # 12
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My ring is a bit big but it’s a bezel–no prongs to snag my wasit length curly hair or the pretty crocheted thing I wore today.  I wear latex gloves over it with no trouble.  If it were prong set, I’d say it’s a high setting but since it doesn’t catch in anything, it doesn’t matter to me.  😀


ETA–mine is set in palladium for the same reasons you want it–durable and no need to redip for a little less than the cost of gold.  

Post # 14
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Mine is low-set, as I also live in nitrile gloves.

There’s sparkle, and yet I don’t have to rip all of my gloves/take off my ring at work.

Post # 15
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Mine is a bezel (Luna from Brilliant Earth) that allows for me to have a band without a gap, but isn’t set too high.  You can see the profile pic there.


Post # 16
3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My diamond engagement and wedding rings were purchased before I decided I wanted to work in the veterinary field.  FI bought me a plain gold band to wear instead on the days when I’m working.

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