Prong Issues on NEW Custom Engagement Ring

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Worker bee

It is probably possible, but I definitely wouldn’t advise it. My FI and I custom designed my ering with a heart diamond center, and I would have only gone with the 3 prong if I had a center stone less than 1/2 a carat, due to the prongs overwhelming the stone at that point (I went with the 5 prong). I think the 5 prongs not only protect your diamond more, but enhance and define its shape and make it look more intricate.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think your ring is beautiful, and you shouldn’t change it.. I also wouldn’t want to lose the security of the 4th and 5th prongs with a stone that size 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think it actually defines the shape of the stone, and the top two prongs look like they are quite integrated into the setting so might be hard to remove… you’d have to talk to a jeweler – preferably the one who made it.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I’d leave the prongs for stability. Your ring is beautiful 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I love it the way it is. Speak to a jeweller but I am fairly certain you might put the stone at risk if you remove prongs. It was designed that way to keep it secure. Perhaps a jeweller (are there any?) could speak to this?

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think the prongs look great!  They taper along the sides of the stone and don’t detract from it at all.  You did a great job designing the ring!

Post # 10
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5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@lass:  it looks stunning the way it is. No need to change it.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I agree with everyone else. It is beautiful

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

@lass:  I think it looks fine too, but in the end YOU have to like it!  I’d just bring it in and ask.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@lass:  honestly, i think it looks fine the way it is and i would personally prefer the security of having more prongs.

if you take out the top 2 prongs i think it will look awkward b/c currently the prongs are balanced out with the side stone prongs.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@mypinkshoes:  

Exactly what I wanted to say. +1.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Brielle:  great minds think alike, lol.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I really like the 5 prongs! And for an everyday ring, security is so important! 

My initial engagement ring had 4 prongs and the large quartz center stone kept getting loose, which was annoying and worrysome. I changed it for a diamond ring with a 0.33 ct center stone held by 10 prongs. It’s awesome!

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