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Low Profile vs High Profile

Perhaps you've seen rings being described as either having a low or high profile... but what exactly does that mean? 

We've got the answers you're looking for. Read on to learn about the profiles of a beautiful ring!

Low Profile

A low profile ring means that the setting that holds the stones is set lower on the band and is flush with the metal. A low profile setting can be a really great option for you based on your occupation. If you wear gloves for work, have an active lifestyle (hello pilates teachers and outdoorsy babes!) this setting is going to be perfect for you as an everyday wear. 

A low profile setting can also be a bezel setting. A bezel setting is great, especially when you're doing a rose cut diamond. If you'd like a large stone on a low profile, our recommendation is to do a low profile, hammered halo basket setting. 

One of our most common questions is:

"How do I get my ring to be more of a low profile setting while still being able to stack?" 

With the lower profile, it does limit you to the style of stacking ring. We can either do a curved or fitted band around your low profile stone, which will both fit like a puzzle piece up against your stone, or we can do a looser curve with a v shape to create negative space and a more sculptural affect to your stack. 

So... what's the final word on low profile settings? 

Most of our settings can be created in a low profile. If you want a low, sleek setting with less height, the low profile setting is the one for you! 


High Profile

Our high profile settings are not sky high! They are actually still lower than what you would find at a traditional jewelry store, but the stone is set on metal that is raised above the band. Our most popular stacking styles would either be a basket or martini setting. The tallest setting we do is the calla lily setting which has a deep v claw prong.

High profile settings are great to pair with straight stacking rings. The thin diamond stacking rings are one of the most popular bands to be paired with our best selling basket settings. A tapered high profile settings, such as the calla lily or martini, will allow for larger diamond stacking rings on either side of the stone.

So... what's the final word on low profile settings? 

Do you want a stone that sits higher on your finger with more attention drawn to your stone? Then this is your winner!