Post # 1
Bees – my orginal engagement ring was a 4 prong round brilliant solitaire on a knife egde band. After a lot of consideration, I decided to change my solitaire to 6 prongs for extra security and to enhance the round shape of the diamond.
When I was considering the change, I was scouring the Internet trying to find pictures of people who made a similar change with their rings. So I thought I would post my pictures here in case anyone finds this helpful. I loved my ring before, but really love it now!
Here are some comparisons (sorry for the weird lighting in the photos, these are not professional pics). Happy to answer any questions!
Post # 2
ahelpfulbee142: wow what a change 2 more prongs can make. it looks great! i love your wedding set so beautiful. and good choice to change it to 6 prongs. it looks more secure and because i have symmetry ADD, it looks more blanced!
Post # 3
I love the change! 6-prongs are truly classic. It matches your set very well. Normally I am a fan of 4-prong but I can’t help but notice how much 6-prongs compliments round stones better. Thanks for sharing!
Post # 4
I have a four prong and have always been partial, but lookng at your pics the 6 prongs really compliment the diamond! Looks beautiful!
Post # 5
Isabelle663: don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE 4 prong rings! definitely just personal preference.
IreneGoodnight: thank you!
ScubaSiren: thank you! I also love that it looks more balanced
Post # 6
I love it! Your diamond looks bigger 🙂
Post # 7
Love it! I also have a six-prong–it was an absolute must for me. It may be because my mom’s e-ring has six prongs, but I think it somehow highlights the shape of the round stone. Four prongs can sometimes make round stones look more square!
Post # 8
Beautiful. Love it in the 6 prong!
Post # 9
Beautiful! And I love, love, LOVE your band! I wish I could pull something like that off with my ring and sometimes it makes me want a solitaire haha
Post # 10
I have a six prong round brilliant cut ring too! I love it. My mom used to only have four prongs and one broke and she lost her diamond. I made sure to tell my fiance that story more than once, heh.
Post # 11
Four prongs (unless north south east west) make a round diamond look square. Six prongs make a diamond look hexagonal. I much prefer hexagonal so I think that your new setting is much prettier.
One of my frustrations is that diamonds are cut for size rather than beauty or interesting shape. One day I will become very rich (I hope) and then I will buy a radiant that has such deep corner cuts that it becomes a regular octagon.
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Post # 13
mrssloan2013: It DOES look bigger, wow!
Gorgeous set! It was beautiful before, but the change makes a big difference.
Post # 14
Supersleuth: I had mine set N-S-E-W so it doesn’t look square!!!!!
And I agree your diamond does look bigger in the 6 prong……
Post # 15
Gorgeous! I love and have a four prong, but I do think you made a great choice. The new setting really makes your diamond stand out.