Post # 1
I was hoping someone could give me some advice on the security of the basket setting that I chose vs the 6 prong setting that my FMIL and her friends are trying to talk me into.
I really appreciate their concern about losing the diamond especially since they had issues with their 4 prong settings, but the setting I chose has a basket setting for the main diamond and the 2 accent diamonds. From what I’ve read, it sounds like the basket setting is very secure because the basket stabilizes the prongs and prevents bending.
Should I consider the 6 prong or is my 4 prong basket just as secure? Is there an articulate way I can explain that my setting will be secure to the concerned parties?
Post # 2
My ring is basket setting and I have a 1 ct diamond with it. It’s very safe and my jeweler told me unless I use a tool push the diamond out, otherwise, it’s almost impossible to lose the centre stone.
And because it’s a bsket setting, I feel safer when i always bang my ring on desk…
Post # 3
I have a 4-prong baskey setting and I have not had any problems with it. My holds a .75 CT.
Post # 4
Get what you love and just insure your ring.
Post # 5
My ring is a round set in a six prong in a basket setting and looks great. Structurally speaking it seems sturdier than my mom’s six prong cathedral setting (which has broken off the band before) or my friend’s 4-prong regular setting (non-basket, but not high enough to be a cathedral set) for her princess cut.
Post # 6
My ring is four prong, not basket, and feels very secure to me. Don’t worry about them, if you feel comfortable that it’s secure (I’ve seen >1ct diamonds in 4 prong) which it would be, just say you appreciate their concern but the jeweler has given you piece of mind that if somethung were to happen, it’s covered by warranty (sometimes a little white lie can’t hurt)
Post # 7
Ive had a plan classic tiffany style 6 prong thats high set and a low set basket solitaire that also has 6 prongs..both were very secure..you could do a basket setting with 6 prongs and make everyone happy..heres some pics
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
I have a 4 prong basket setting holding a. 74 RB. I never have any worries with it and the prongs seem very sturdy. My jeweler never did explain anything about the basket I just knew I wanted it because I was replicating my grandmother’s vintage ering. My mom’s ering has a 6 prong setting and I always feared I would snap it off in a heartbeat since I’m very hard on my ring.