Post # 1
Hi ladies! To cut a long story short I’ve been looking at rings for months now and settled on a simple classic 6 prong setting (RB diamond – picture attached!). My fiance proposed with this ring last month (it’s a 1 carat) but now I’ve been considering changing the setting (which our jeweller will do) to a 4 prong compass set ring (where the prongs face north, east, south, west)! I would like to know the pros and cons of each. I feel as if the 6 prong may not let as much light into the diamond and make it sparkle less. Just wanted to know your thoughts and if anyone has a compass setting!
Post # 3
@missindiauk: Just my two cents but I like the ring as it is 🙂
Post # 4
I think the 6 prong looks lovely with a round diamond – it helps enhance the round shape!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
It’ll definitely make it look like a triangle, you know? Mine is a round brilliant with 4 prongs, which makes it look a little square. Imagining that square turned 90 degrees, I see a slightly triangle-shaped stone…
Post # 6
I voted for the 6 prong only because with compass prongs, you’ll have a hard time finding a wedding band that will sit flush with it – there will have to be a notch in it and you’ll have to keep repositioning them every time your rings spin, unless you get them soldered together!
Also, your ring is very pretty!!! 😀 Congratulations!
Post # 7
@MrsMc77: That was my original thinking! but then I worry about less sparkle due to more prongs
@ChicFoodist: Thank you! I went to hatton garden today in london (which I work right next unfortunately lol) and saw a very pretty compass setting. I’ve attached a picture (sorry for the poor quality!) they didn’t allow me to take one so i had to do it sneakily. this one is set so the wedding band sits flush against the engagement ring
Post # 10
@lolot: i feel like it shows off the diamond more? especially from the sides!