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Jan 15, 2020

High Setting vs. Low Setting Engagement Rings

Purchasing a diamond engagement ring can be one of the most stressful purchases of your life. But the jewelry experts at Ben Garelick are here to change all that. With so many questions, there is much to learn about diamond purchasing and about the different types of settings to choose from. One of those questions is determining whether you want a high setting or a low setting engagement ring. To answer that question, you may need to know a little about these terms and ideas on how to decide.

What’s The Difference Between High Setting & Low Setting

Also called high and low profile engagement rings, the difference between the two is basically that the high setting engagement ring has a center diamond that sits higher off the shank of the ring. The low setting engagement ring is usually set much closer to the shank and usually surrounded by side or pave diamonds.

Should I Buy A High Setting Engagement Ring?

There are benefits to purchasing a high setting engagement ring. At Ben Garelick, our brides tell us what they love most about their high setting diamond solitaire engagement rings is the fact that it stands out. People notice your that dazzling diamond on your finger and you’ll enjoy showing it off to family and friends. The trade-off to that benefit is that because it stands up off your finger it is more likely to catch on clothes or other things and to get scratched.

Should I Buy A Low Setting Engagement Ring?

If you have a job where you use your hands in physical situations or you have an active lifestyle, you may want to consider buying a low setting engagement ring. Our first recommendation would be bezel set rings, which have metal around the diamond to protect hands going in and out of gloves. These will be the safest. If this type of ring isn’t your favorite, styles like the classic three-stone diamond ring have side-by-side diamonds that help protect the center diamond. If having a large center diamond is still your preference, you may want to consider taking your ring off when you are in situations that may damage your ring, or opting for a solid band to wear during those times.

Popular Low and High Setting Styles Are At Ben Garelick Jewelers

At Ben Garelick, our goal is to help you find the perfect diamond engagement ring for every situation and personality. That’s why we work with jewelry designers from around the world to curate their best and highest-quality designs for our collections. Whether her style is contemporary or vintage, or somewhere in between, you’re sure to find just the perfect engagement ring. We also welcome you to substitute any center diamond with a moissanite, a natural or lab-grown diamond, or a colored gemstone to make it yours. Browse our extensive engagement ring collections and if you don’t find exactly what you want, ask us about customizing your engagement ring! Shop online now or in our Buffalo, New York, jewelry store and find the ring that is uniquely you today!