High Set Vs. Low Set Engagement Rings
Whether an engagement ring has a high setting or a low setting may seem meaningless, but in the long run, the choice of setting can affect the durability and lifespan of the engagement ring. A high setting means that the stone will sit higher atop the finger, making the stone stand out and protrude farther off the finger. A low setting, on the other hand, will sit flush to the finger. For active lifestyles, buyers are recommended to consider a low setting. By having the ring lie flat on the finger, there is much less opportunity to scratch or hit the ring. Low settings are also recommended for those who have to take gloves on and off on a daily basis or those who are clumsier than most. For those not leading an active lifestyle, a high set engagement ring remains an option as there is much less chance to scratch the ring if it is not put in high stress situations. Unlike with a low set engagement ring, the advantage of having a high set engagement ring is being able to show off the diamond from far away. Because of this visibility, high set engagement rings also carry the disadvantage of higher possibilities of knocking the diamond or snagging the ring on clothing.
Popular High Set Engagement Rings
For high setting diamond engagement rings, there is a large variety of options regarding style choices that look to highlight the beauty of the diamond while making for a gorgeous ring.