Post # 1
Last week I received my upgraded ring from Moissaniteco (style sol003) and it’s super gorgeous (we splurged for the 1.25ct Amora RB)! So, after the initial rush of I can’t believe I have something this sparkly on my finger, I started to notice that my prongs seem to be a bit high at the top where they’re holding the stone (I got a 6-prong setting). So if I were to run my finger lightly over the very top of the ring/stone I can only feel the prongs and not the stone, since the stone looks like it sits too low into the setting. Is it supposed to be this way or should the stone and prongs be more flushed? Currently the prongs would snag and show the fibers of my scarf.
I plan to email Moissaniteco to see what they say, but I wanted to see what other solitaires are supposed to be. Here are some pics (sorry, these are from iPhone).
Post # 2
My solitare is like that…I’m constantly scratching DH with it. I’ve never really paid much attention to prongs before, so I just assumed they were all like that!
Post # 3
They look a bit high to me. Mine also snags on the fibres of my scarf sometimes, but my prongs seem a but more flush than yours.
Post # 4
GrassHouse: I’m guessing that’s how it’s supposed to be. I had mine made and I wanted really dainty prongs, which I got. They still snag a bit so that wouldn’t change if you changed them out. I’ve seen some people way that stronger prongs (for lack of a better word) can take abuse more. They implied the daintier prongs could let go of the stone if bonked around too much. Soooo I don’t know what’s best… I’m a lot of help, huh?? Lol!!
Post # 5
RedHeadKel: Haha, thanks! I get what you mean about stronger prongs, I would rather have the ring be more secure too. But I’m wondering if the stone can be set a bit higher.
MrsCallalily: Thank you. I have emailed moissaniteco to see if they can do something about it. I like the look from the top of the ring but from the side it’s distracting because all I see is the prongs.
Ryansgirl: I know, since I got this new ring FI been complaining a bit. My previous ering is much less poke-y LOL
Post # 6
They do seem to be thicker- if they can’t be altered by a local jeweler you could always get another setting- there are plenty of versions of the 6 prong solitaire. I have the original of it and the prongs are lower than the “face” flat top of the stone, if it’s upside down then it’s standing on stone, not prong. Here’s two views:
Post # 7
From my understanding a solstice style solitaire is supposed to have larger prongs. But if it really bothers you maybe they could shave down the prongs or set the stone higher. I think it looks great the way it is!
Post # 8
The prongs do seem thicker or higher but I think that is just the style of the setting. My prongs are really tiny and I constantly find fibers in it from blankets and towels so I don’t think that problem will change.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
Prongs can vary quite a bit and yours seem a tad high. The catching on things would bother me. I only have a 4 prong setting but it’s a RB and the jeweler made sure the prongs were delicate. They never scratch or catch on anything which was important in my line of work.
Post # 10
I haVe subtle “heart” prongs and it never snags and is quite flush with the stone. I have a Mark Morrell setting, so I knew his craftsmanship was going to be impeccable. So a jewler should def be able to provide you with a setting you prefer.
Post # 11
GrassHouse: I have the exact same solitaire, the Stuller Solstice. Mine is the exact same way. They are the more conventional prong vs. Being the newer fashioned “claw like” prong that slightly wraps around the top of the stone.
I have considered taking mine to our local jeweler to have the prongs re-worked to a claw prong.
Post # 12
GrassHouse: pretty ring! That would drive my OCD crazy though. Lol. Mine sits totally flat but that’s probably because of my stones cut. I’ve seen people have them both ways though.
This is mine on the side. I don’t get it snagged or anything.