Engagement Ring Guide for Medical Professionals
“My girlfriend is a surgical nurse, so I’m looking for an engagement ring with a low profile. She can’t wear anything that sticks up too high, or which will tear the gloves. Apparently this is a challenge, because we’re looking for a diamond between 1.20 – 1.50 carats. I’m wondering whether you have engagement rings for medical professionals. I’m sure you’ve run into this sort of thing in the past, what do you recommend?”
Estimating how high a diamond will sit on top of your finger:
One thing that people rarely take into account is the relationship between the height of their engagement ring, and the depth of the diamond. Take a look at the measurements for this 1.316 carat, H-color, VS-2 clarity, Brian Gavin Signature hearts and arrows round diamond. According to the AGS Laboratory, it measures 7.01 X 7.03 X 4.35 millimeters.
The first two measurements represent the length of the width. The last measurement indicates that the height of the diamond is 4.35 mm. To set the diamond properly, we need to allow for a little padding underneath the culet, or bottom point of the diamond. Let’s call that a millimeter, then there will be another millimeter or two for the height of the prongs or bezel.
When all is said, and done, it’s reasonable to expect that this diamond will set up on the finger, somewhere around 6 – 6.5 millimeters. That’s roughly the same diameter as the eraser on a standard #2 pencil.
Best Engagement rings for the medical profession:
Brian Gavin has a lot of experience designing engagement ring for medical professionals. In our experience, settings with prongs should be avoided. Which is why a lot of our clients who work in the medical profession, select bezel settings like this full bezel setting by Brian Gavin.
One of the advantages to a bezel setting, is that there are no sharp edges or prongs that might snag surgical gloves. However it is also worth noting, that your future wife is going to remove her ring during surgery. This is what most of our clients have indicated in the past.
On that note, may I suggest buying a high-quality necklace for her to hang it from. We’ve had quite a few clients in the medical profession, lose their engagement rings and wedding bands, because they pinned them to their scrubs for surgery, and then tossed them in the hospital laundry without a second thought. Which reminds me, you always want to insure your jewelry!
Bezel settings for medical professionals:
We have a lot of bezel settings for medical professionals. For example, the Lena setting designed by Sholdt for Brian Gavin (at the top of the page) is drop-dead gorgeous. All right, perhaps I shouldn’t say it that way when we’re talking about surgery. But that is the first thought that came to mind when I saw this ring! Perhaps we should instead say that it is simply stunning!
Yea, that’s probably better. The setting is pictured here in 18k rose gold, which is also known as pink gold, or Russian gold. This bezel setting is also available in all the usual alloys. Each ring is custom made to order, to ensure a perfect fit.
Of course, there are many more bezel setting designs available from Brian Gavin. There is also the option of having a new bezel setting custom designed by our design team.