(Closed) To those with BIG rings

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Like PPs said, it’s definitely more with the setting than the size of the diamond. I have a high setting and my ring catches A LOT. But I wouldn’t say that the reason it gets in the way is because of its size.

Post # 33
3054 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Mine is set high. I havn’t had a problem with it getting stuck on things or hitting up against things. I do take it off at work though, because it can get in the way or tear my gloves.

Post # 34
862 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think it has more to do with the setting not the ct size.

Post # 35
2396 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@KatyElle:  i never saw your ring before! i love it 🙂 and that band is to die for!

My ring is set low, per request from me when telling DH what I wanted two years ago for my e ring. I went and tried on a high set ring and I was a mess with it. I’m just…heavy handed and sort of clutzy. My ring has been fine so far…although it is a great relief to be able to just wear a band now since I worry about smacking the e ring all the time..even though it is pretty low.

Post # 36
3974 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have a 1.5ct stone. My setting is pretty low and the prongs are secure. It never gets caught on anything.

Post # 37
17 posts

@urchin:  i [will] have a 2 ct pear solitare in a low basket setting, and during the buying process i was able to put gloves and everything on without it snagging. i love the basket settings bc when you look at the diamond you see the diamond, not a whole bunch of prongs (or what i like to call teeth) holding the diamond in place.

Post # 38
1546 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

mines a 1.50center in a halo and at first it did get caught in everything because i wasnt used to wearing rings lol but now im used to it and dont hit it around [as much] lol

Post # 39
4176 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i have a 1.5 solitaire. I don’t wear any rings on any other fingers so i had to get used to wearing a ring. I find that I notice it the most and have to ‘baby” it when putting on a coat so it doesn’t catch on the sleeve and when reaching for my seatbelt (driver’s side) so it doesn’t scrape the window or anything else in the car.

Post # 40
771 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Mine is just over 1 carat, but in a high setting because of the peekabo sapphires (one on each side of the ring). The only thing that annoys me is toilet paper: I rol the toilet paper over my hands, and am constantly tearing it! I just have to get used to using toilet paper a different way. But other than that I don’t do a whole lot of work with my hands so it’s never really a problem getting in the way. I have blinded myself a few times though with it…

Post # 41
1367 posts
Bumble bee

My center diamond is over 2 carats, but I’ve never had any problems with it getting caught or banging on anything.  Now this could be b/c I don’t wear my e-ring doing any sort of chores, working out, or anything like that.  I have a desk job so I’m just sitting at my desk typing away on my computer all day!  Pic below for reference:

Post # 42
47 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

My jeweller told me you can stop the ‘fuzzies’ by getting your prongs tightened.  I took my ring in for a check up and told him i kept getting ‘fuzzies’ (great word for it!) and he tightened the prongs and I haven’t had trouble since.  He said that especially for platnium prongs, they will spring back slightly when brand new and needs to be tightened.

Post # 43
7941 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I would consider my ring to be “big” and I really haven’t ever had issues with catching things. When I first got it I was pretty awkward and would bang my desk occassionally. Now I don’t even do that.

It does sit high enough that I can’t really put my hands in my pockets or wear gloves (had to switch to mittens). Oh well!



Post # 44
1136 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Mine is set high (which I wanted because I prefer the look), and I don’t have any problems with it. I’ve knocked it on things once or twice when I first got it, but it doesn’t take hardly anytime to get used to it and stop that. 

Post # 45
1105 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hmm… mine is 1.5 carats and it doesn’t usually get stuck or get things in it. At first it did a little, but i think that’s b/c I wasn’t used to wearing it. I do have this really fuzzy blanket a relative knitted and sometimes it will get a few fuzzies on one of the prongs

Post # 46
9168 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My center stone is 2 ct round with a square halo and sits up high but I don’t find it to be an issue – then again I am still in the phase where I am babying it to death. 🙂

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