(Closed) To those with BIG rings

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

i think it would depend on the setting.  Mine is set somewhat high, but doesn’t get caught on things.

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@MusicBee76:  Agreed.  My center is just over a carat and I purposely wanted it set low.  Not because Im a clutz but just because I felt it more practical for regular use.  If I was more the solitare type, Id probably consider a bezel setting.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My mum always told me not to get a high setting like hers because it catches on everything – so i designed mine (just over 1ct) to set low so that it doesn’t catch on anything.  I don’t have any troubles with it and I wear it all the time.  If the prongs are catching on things you can take it to your jewellers and they can fix it. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have a large, high set marquise- which is probably the setting most likely to get caught on everything. Honestly, once I got used to it, it’s really not to not hard yo wear (and I rarely take it off)

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I dont have a huge ring in the way of ct’s but i do have a fairly high setting (about 3/4 of a cm) and yes to begin with it does but after a while not so much. Although i do continually scratch my FH with it lol.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have a 1.5 ct stone. It is a solataire (although fairly low set as far as solitaires go, since I am not a fan of rings that are really high set). I don’t think it has ever caught on anything! Definitely not a problem whatsoever. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

My center stone is almost 2 carats and has a high setting.  I don’t notice it getting caught on things but I am much more careful now to not bang it on anything.  Diamonds might be tough but I’m not taking any chances.  😉

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The difference you’re talking about is millimeters, if even that.  It depends more on the setting than the acutal size.  I’ve seen half ct rings stick up just as high as mine thats 1.3.  Once you get used to anythign on your hands, it just feels natural. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I have a cathedral setting with a 1.25 center stone. At first I was super conscious that I was going to catch it on everything because it is quite high. However, @pinkshoes: is right. You get used to what is constantly on your hand. The only thing I have ever actually had happen was some fuzz catching on a prong a time or two. I’m ridiculously clutzy and have no visable damage to my ring and can’t recall actually getting it caught on anything.  

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2004

my ring is a 1.2 ct square emerald solitaire. It doesn’t get caught on anything. I have never snagged it on anything or knocked it hard on anything. It ocassionally gets little fuzzies stuck in the prongs (especially if I’m doind laundry), but they come right off. I haven’t had any issues.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

It really depends on the setting. My center stone is 2 carats, but it’s a three-stone ring so it’s high all the way across. I did think I would catch it on things but it hasn’t been a problem, probably because of the way it is set

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think it has more to do with how high the setting is. I have a 2.5 carat emerald cut diamond, but it doesn’t sit that high and I have never caught it on anything.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t think I have a BIG diamond but I have a 1.7 Asscher so its a deep cut. I can think of only one time in 2+ years it caused an issue (banged it on a shopping cart, was convinced I broke something). I think you just get used to it.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

Hell yeah it gets caught on everything I have only had this ring (my upgrade) since March and the sucker gets hit, yanked and stuck on everything. I have been getting better.

It happened lastnight actually when I was at my daughters grad from college. The woman behind me dropped her camera under my seat and when I passed it back to her the cord got looped around my ring and she pulled to take it and OUCH.

My ring is only 1.02ct and princess but the setting is really high (I bought this ring for the diamond and the setting I am not a fan of) We were planning to reset into a low profile halo but life happens and a new chimney, a water heater that blew over the weekend and a water bill that came in yesterday is taking the bit of savings that I had saved up so far so back to the drawing board.

I have 2 bands on either side of my e-ring that are 2mm high and this setting sticks up about 8mm higher then that so it is about 10mm high total. I cant stand it but what can I do right now? But like I said I am getting better with it and it isnt getting caught as much.

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