Question for bees with solitaires: prongs not more flushed with stone?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Bumble bee

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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 # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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
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Bumble bee
  • 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
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314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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
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705 posts
Busy bee

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. 

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