(Closed) To cathedral or not to cathedral? Show me pictures + share advice!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What ring setting do you prefer?
    Cathedral : (16 votes)
    39 %
    Prong : (12 votes)
    29 %
    Both are great! : (12 votes)
    29 %
    Neither : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    4714 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    I have a cathedral setting and I am actually thinking about changing it. I hate my prongs but alot of catherdral settings dont have ugly ones like I do.

    • If one is easier to clean than the other,

    I think you can clean this setting pretty easily because it is open on all sides

    • If one is more “eye-catching” or sparkly,

    I do find that it sparkles alot because of the light comin in from all sides

    • The comfort of wearing your particular style,

    I think it is pretty comfy, it hits on everything tho and wish it was a bit lower

    • The security of your setting (i.e., does one have a tendancy to “catch” on clothes),

    I doesnt catch on clothes but does not fit when I wear tight gloves

    • If it’s easier for a wedding band to sit flush with one style than the other,

    I have a flush setting but some of them dont so make sure if you buy on you try on a band before you make the final decision

    • Any other insight you’d like to share.

    Get smaller prongs so u dont hate it like mine…here is my pic

    Post # 4
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    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I JUST got my Tiffany style solitaire set into a cathedral and got it yesterday (and posted pics yesterday). Might not be the style most people like but I love it!  I just wanted a more solid ring on my hand.  Here it is, with a 3 stone band I had but couldn’t wear before b/c it didn’t sit right next to my solitaire.  I don’t see a problem cleaning it (and even asked my jeweler about this and he agreed), it sparkles tons b/c alot of light still comes in, it doesn’t sit much higher than my other ring and I don’t notice a difference with it catching on things, and it is comfy.

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    Post # 5
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    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I have a four prong cathedral solitaire setting for my 1.0ct Ring Bearer.  I effing love it.  I thought I wanted something art deco, but Darling Husband picked this out and I love it for its simplicity.  Lets in a ton of light.  Doesn’t get caught on clothing, and even though it looks high profile it doesn’t feel like it.  It’s white gold and really comfortable/lightweight.  I clean it every week or so with solution from the jeweler but if you aren’t careful about hair product/lotion/etc it can get gunky on the sides.  My finger is size 6.

     

    Post # 6
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    9489 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have a cathedral setting and I love it.  I mostly got it so I could fit a band with it easier, as I didn’t want a curved band or anything that couldn’t be worn alone.  Mine is a round solitaire with 6 prongs.

    I don’t really catch it on much.

    Post # 7
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    1841 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Post # 8
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    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @GelaMac:  I’ve always loved your set.  Are you still planning on changing the setting?

    @Mrs Canuck:  Beautiful! I love the marquise!

    Post # 9
    Member
    901 posts
    Busy bee

    I chose a very low profile cathedral setting with a princess cut stone. I love cathedral settings, but I don’t like the high profile of so many of them. Looks a little too flashy and gets caught on things. 

    Post # 10
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    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I have a tiffany-style solitaire.

    • If one is easier to clean than the other,

    I think it is super easy to clean. The cathedral part can block part of the stone, which I think would make it harder to clean those sides of the stone. I’ve found that if the bottom of the stone is dirty it sparkles a lot less.

    • If one is more “eye-catching” or sparkly,

    I think there is less between you and the stone so that makes it sparkle more.

    • The comfort of wearing your particular style,

    Its super comfortable.

    • The security of your setting (i.e., does one have a tendancy to “catch” on clothes),

    I get hair in the prongs occasionally, but I think that would happen with anything not bezel set.

    • If it’s easier for a wedding band to sit flush with one style than the other,

    Most wedding bands sit pretty flush. It would be better if the head was above the band, but its not a huge deal. It sits way more flush than a halo setting or a setting with an elongated stone (emerald cut, radiant cut, oval cut, pear cut ect.).

    • Any other insight you’d like to share.

    I love it so you should too 😛 ETA: I don’t know if it would sit very flush if it were a 6 prong setting.

    Post # 11
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    4714 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    @OptimusPrime:  yeah I need to change those prongs they make me nuts!

    Post # 12
    Member
    3227 posts
    Sugar bee

    @somethingaquamarine:  

    This is just my personal experience since I’ve had both cathedral and classic Tiffany settings:

    • If one is easier to clean than the other,

    I found both were easy to clean because I was still able to get under the diamond. 

    • If one is more “eye-catching” or sparkly,

    Both sparkled about the same. I think this depends more on the cut of the diamond than the setting. 

    • The comfort of wearing your particular style,

    I personally think cathedral settings are beautiful but honestly they are very uncomfortable for me to wear. It just seemed the diamond sat higher and I realized I don’t like high settings for me. I much prefer a lower Tiffany setting and I found I had more options as to bands and such. 

    • The security of your setting (i.e., does one have a tendancy to “catch” on clothes),

    I didn’t find that either snagged more than other. 

    • If it’s easier for a wedding band to sit flush with one style than the other,

    I didn’t have any difficulty stacking a band next to either one. My ring is a marquise so there is a tiny gap but you can’t tell. I have a Tiffany style setting. But I never had a gap with any other shape. 

    • Any other insight you’d like to share.

    I think both are lovely And whatever you chose will be great. 🙂 let us know what you decide!

     

    Post # 14
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    38 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Mine is a cathedral with 4 prongs. It’s easy to clean but I take care of it a lot. It’s very comfortablE and very eye catching because the gem sits high. I love it! =)

     

    Post # 15
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    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I never thought I would want a cathedral, but my fiance picked the ring out and I looooooove that it’s cathedral! It doesn’t sit up too high, it feels very secure, and it is unique! 

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