What are Low Profile Engagement Rings?
Low-profile engagement rings have always been a popular design choice as they come with many antique carvings. These low-profile diamond rings have a feature that sits low in the ring’s band. Therefore, instead of being lifted high in the air, the ring’s head (which holds the diamond or other gemstone) sits close to your finger. Bezel, prong, and halo settings with a range of stones, cuts, and shapes are popular low-set ring styles.
Why are They Called So?
The low-profile engagement ring got its name from the height of the diamond in relation to the band. These rings have a low, flush-to-the-band setting, with the diamond’s tip resting inside rather than on top of the band.
You’ll note from a side profile that the band practically thins out in the middle, allowing the setting to sit on top. This creates a subtle change in appearance but a significant alteration in the ring’s overall design and effect.
Many low-profile choices don’t come with peghead style settings, so if you wish to change the size or shape of the center diamond, it may be challenging to use your existing ring. That being said, let’s look at some of the pros and cons of low-profile engagement rings.