Resetting my solitaire to a classic 4 prong? Opinions?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Newbee

Mine is not a solitaire but it does sit up higher and I really have had no problems with it. Granted I have only had it for about 5 months. No damage or bent prongs so far!

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have a really thin (1.5mm) knife edge six prong 1carat ring. Have had it for 18 months and have had no problems at all with the prongs.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Had my ring for about 7 months now and haven’t noticed a problem. I have accidentally scratched things when I first got it, but no harm seemed to come to my ring from it.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

I’m not sure if this helps you or not. I have a 4 prong basket setting on a 2.1mm band but my stone sits above the basket allowing me to see it from all sides. It’s probably not as high as you like,  but the openness of the setting really does show off the stone better. No problems with the prongs at all. Here’s a pic in case. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

highschoolhoneys:  I have a 4 prong, knife edge in platinum and haven’t had a problem I would be concered with 4 prongs and white gold because it’s a bit softer of a metal. With only 4 prongs they gotta be strong.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Mine isn’t a tiffanys inspired, but a 4 prong solitaire. I’ve actually gone back and forth about getting it reset to 6 prongs. My diamond has been loose before. Hopefully it was a one time thing, but I feel like Id feel safer with 6 prongs. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I had mine ring set low in a prong setting.  My stone is pear shaped and a 5 prong is typical but to ensure it was secured, I had it made into a 6 prong setting.  I haven’t had any problems so far.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

 

People IRL always see how high my diamond is set and ask if I hit and snag it on everything.  I really don’t.  Also my 4 prongs are very solid, so I don’t see them going anywhere  

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have a 4 prong 1.6 solitaire. It’s high. I do occasionally accidentally hit it on the edge of counters, doorways etc. Only every once in a while tho. Not very often. I’ve never had any problems and I’ve had it over two years. Altho I will say I am proactive about keeping it in tip top shape. I get it inspected every 6 months on the dot to keep the lifetime warranty. Only now did I have the prongs retipped because I was having it redipped anyway. I’m paranoid like that. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

highschoolhoneys:  That’s true. It’s softer, but less malleable. So basically it scratches easier, but will not bend like gold. That’s what keeps diamonds from falling out of a platinum setting. I have  some gold rings, and they all eventually molded to my finger, but my platinum Ering and WB are still perfect circles.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

The only thing I’d warn you of is that many classic solitaires are difficult to put a band with and have it sit flush. Not all, of course, but if it is important to you, make sure you check before buying. Personally, I love a cathedral setting because they generally allow most bands to sit flush, and many of them are quite delicate and allow lots of light through the diamond while still providing a little bit more bump protection. Mine is a classic cathedral, and I specified that I wanted the shoulders very narrow and pointed toward the stone, so that in the profile it would look like the shoulders met the sides. And band width is up to you, regardless of the style of ring you choose. It is likely that you could remain with a cathedral setting (if you like it) and still have it meet your criteria.

This style of solitaire can make finding a band difficult, for example:

My cathedral, for comparison:

 

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