Help Me Decide: 4-Prong White Gold vs. 6-Prong Rose Gold

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Keep 4-Prong White Gold or Get 6-Prong Rose Gold?
    Keep the 4-prong White Gold Solitaire with Comfort Fit Band : (30 votes)
    31 %
    Get the Custom 6-Claw Prong Rose Gold Solitaire with Tapered Band : (64 votes)
    66 %
    Other: Will Provide Explanation/Example Below : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @blushbliss:  love, love that wedding band! I would go with the rose gold setting however would change the prongs to white gold or platinum if possible. That would minimize the  appearance of prongs on your diamond as well as minimize possible color reflection from the gold.

    I am not a fan of 4 prongs as think they square off a round brilliant diamond.  Is the wedding band going to be able to sit flush?

     

    Post # 5
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    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I have a .64ct and I’m actually switching from 6 prongs to 4 prongs. This is just my opinion, but even though my prongs are tiny, I felt that their tips “draw” and inside circle that your eye gets drawn to and that makes the stone look smaller. You can’t really see it in pictures, but IRL I just wasn’t a fan. 🙁

    Post # 7
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    294 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Maybe you could do like a four double prong rose gold setting? I think the six prongs are a bit much but the rose gold just looks so good..

    Post # 8
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    187 posts
    Blushing bee

    @blushbliss: My E-ring looks identical to your white gold one (.72 carats). I intentionally switched it out of a 6 prong because I thought the metal would take over a diamond of that size. I think 6 prongs are pretty but work better with slightly larger diamonds. Do you have the option of a 4 prong in rose gold?

    Post # 9
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    2584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2006

    I like the rose gold, but I would do 4 prongs instead of 6…. This will keep the stone from not looking smaller. BTW.….. I love that wedding band! 

    Post # 10
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    1463 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Wow, your wedding band is stunning! 

    Post # 12
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    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Here’s mine:

    And here’s a picture from PS with the same size diamond in the same setting, where I think you can see it more:

    Post # 13
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    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    @blushbliss:  I much prefer your current ring to the new one, but you’ve got to love it, not all of us!

    Post # 14
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    187 posts
    Blushing bee

    @blushbliss: Oh no, sorry. When we were buying the ring at the jeweler’s, the diamond I wanted was set in a 6-prong ring. I had them switch it to a 4-prong before we bought it. 

    Post # 15
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    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @blushbliss:  I think the rather utilitarian basket on your current solitaire is what makes it a little, in your words, “lackluster”, not the number of prongs. You can certainly get a tulip/cathedral style four-prong setting, and that would give you the more graceful look of the six-prong setting you like, without the prongs overwhelming the stone. The rose gold is beautiful and I love the side profile of the rose gold setting, but six prongs, especially on a round, is just a lot of metal unless it’s on a HUGE stone. Especially in a contrasting metal, that can make the stone appear a little smaller.

    (full disclosure: I have a four-prong tulip/cathedral setting and I adore it- it really shows off the stone!)

    Post # 16
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    2584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2006

    @blushbliss:  go to a jeweler and look at .75 diamonds in a six prong head…. That wikl help you see wgat your stone will look like in it. I think its pretty, the rose gold setting. If you like your size stone in 6 prongs, i say get it!! Itd be gorgeous with that wedding band. 

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