Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
I LOVE my ring, but sometimes I wonder if I had thinner prongs, I could set them lower and have a lower profile ring. And the thinner prongs would allow more light in and more sparkle. I don’t think I want to go from six to four prongs, I like that my six prongs make my stone more secure (I work in automotive) but they DO hide a bit more of the underside of the diamond…
So, my question, has anyone switched the prongs on their ring? Why, and how much did it cost, and were you happy with the result?
Yikes, blown up like that my ring looks really banged up!! It’s really not, hahah, my phone camera is meh.
Post # 3
Ii don’t see how you could change the prongs to make it lower set, I think you’d need a new ring
Post # 4
You can defintely swap out the head of your ring for a more delicate one, and you can have the jeweler mount the head down into the band instead of on top of the band like it is now. I would say this would cost a couple hundred dollars. you could save money if you keep the head you have now and just have the prongs shaved down to be more delicate looking; however, that head fits your diamond nicely.
Post # 5
If your ring has a peg head (which it looks like it might), then a jeweler should be able to do it By swapping in a new head.
Post # 6
@Purple_Bride: Yes, you can! I have changed several different prongs on my rings! Let’s see if I can describe this and have it make sense. On my original ring, the head looked exactly like yours. I had the jeweler open up the shank and drop the head down into it, so the center stone sat a little lower. It was still a little too high for me, but much lower than it had been. Here’s the after:
Then on my new anniversary ring, I had the prongs slimmed down to eliminate my gap, and I actually just picked it up from the jeweler yesterday! I love it. If you are looking for a smaller gap, you could do the exact same thing to yours by slimming down the 4 vertical prongs along your shank.
Post # 6
I went from a low set 4 prong to a bezel. I did it because I wanted to be able to see the center diamond separately from the halo. It all kind of blended together and I didn’t like that. I even tried adding blue sapphires to the sides to help separate it. It was very pretty, but I didn’t want colored stones on my ring. The bezel accomplished what I wanted and an added bonus is that it made my center diamond look bigger 🙂 (sorry, my ring is dirty right now)