Post # 1
I have a question about rings. My FI and I went to try on wedding bands the other day…my ring is a 6-prong solitaire with a knife-edge band. None of the wedding bands sat flush with my engagment ring because of the prongs. The guy at the jewelry store said that they could “cut” a piece of the prong out so that the wedding band would sit flush.
Has anyone done this? Does your engagment ring look weird now that it had an indentation on the prong? Do you think that your engagement ring is less sturdy now? I attached a pic of my ring! Thanks!
Post # 3
I’ve never heard that, but maybe others have. Are you going to solder it? If not, I’d worry about the diamond. For mine the “grinded” the edges of my bands before soldering so that they fit flush.
Post # 4
I looked at doing something like that but I just couldn’t do it. I ended up getting guard that goes around the ring. It has a gap but after 8 months of looking I said whatevs and went with it.
Good luck deciding!
Post # 5
I have numerous friends and also 2 cousins that are a gemologist and jewelery designer- and all of them told me what people this is FALSE – there is no need for an outrageous # of prongs – The more prongs doesn’t really make the stone any more secure. I can’t really tell from the pic, but it looks like you have a 1/2 carat stone, so you could probably have them customize it down to a 4 prong. The less number of prongs actually gives your stone more life and more exquisite.
Some gals like having numerous prongs, not sure if you are one of those, but i think you should definately think about resetting the prong positioning down to 4. And don’t be nervous about your stone falling out- not sure how big your stone is but my center stone is over 2cts and it is super secure
Post # 6
I would definitely cut a notch in the wedding band before I’d cut a notch in my engagement ring!
You could also have a band custom made. They can make a wax mold using your e-ring to make it fit perfectly.
Post # 7
I have the same band style – 6 prong w/ a knife edge. My diamond is a little over a carat, so it sits a little taller, but the basket makes a small bump in the side of the band. I tried tons of different bands and ended up just doing a band that was fairly low – some of them ended up being taller, so it made the ring stand out more. We got it from Shane Co.
Here’s the link to a similar style: http://www.shaneco.com/Catalog/ProductDetail.aspx?X=41045136&C0=1&C1=12&A1=Metal|Platinum
They also have some that are slightly contoured to fit your ring: http://www.shaneco.com/Catalog/ProductDetail.aspx?X=41002223&O=Nav&C0=1&C1=12
Post # 8
Personally I don’t like the sound of cutting into your prongs. I would either have a gap between the two or have the wedding band formed to fit around it.
Post # 9
My engagement ring was my grandma’s and can’t really be altered to make the wedding band fit flush. Now I wear the e-ring on my right hand, and my wedding band on my left. I kind of like having my wedding band be all on its own!