Post # 1
Sooooo. We are in the process of designing my ring and I’m stuck. We picked out the diamond (round) last weekend, but the setting is giving me a stomach ache. I can admit that I’m a little crazy for worrying about the side view of my ring, but hey! 🙂 I am IN LOVE with the top view of the classic 6-prong round solitaire, but I need ideas on how the prongs attach to the ring. The options the jeweler was showing to us looked like 6 little fingers shooting out of the band, which is a no go!!!
Help me! Show me some pretty side views. They have to be out there, right!?! 🙂
Post # 4
Not the best pic but here you go .
Post # 5
You aren’t crazy at all! IMO the side view is the most important view, because you look at it far more than other angles. I also dislike the prongs just sticking out of the band, more because I think it doesn’t look integrated . . . many 6 prongs I see look like the head was just stuck on the band, they’re two seperate pieces, and for some reason this really irritates me. OCD maybe? (-;
Ayway you can see the side profile of my ring here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-precious-moissanite-porn
Post # 6
Here are a few other options, all from moissyco but I’m pretty sure these are from standard benches, i.e., they aren’t unique to moissyco & any jeweller could get them. Do you like any of these?
Post # 7
Here’s one I think is so beautiful. The sideview looks like flower petals
Post # 8
@kmv4454: Have you looked on the Tiffany website? They have really detailed side views. I have to say I love the way they do their 6-prong. I am pretty picky about these things. I don’t really like any of Blue Nile’s six prong settings, for example.
Post # 9
@kmv4454: FI and I custom designed my ering, the first picture is how the jeweler decided the prongs should look like, which I liked but it was just too thick and I felt like not enough light would shine through to make my diamond sparkle, plus the prongs I felt were too much on top that it took away from the diamond. Though I loved how it’s not a high setting…
the second picture is with the thinner prongs! I love It more! My diamond seem to sparkle more, it stands out and my jeweler made it the same height so its not too high 🙂
I hope this helps 🙂 good luck!
Post # 10
@ofroyalty: wow the first prongs were way too bulky! It looks gorgeous now!
Post # 11
@valintine: Interesting side views!
Post # 12
Here is a side profile I love:
Post # 13
I’m a fan of the classic Tiffany setting (sorry the pic is so huge):
Many jewelers refer to this (below) as a “Tiffany setting” and while it’s similar, it is not the same.