Safety and comfort of 6 prong setting? From bezel to prongs… Maybe.

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: To change or not?
    Change! : (19 votes)
    46 %
    No-o, leave it like it is :) : (16 votes)
    39 %
    Just make a setting thinner and all will be ok : (6 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    5544 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I have a six prong and haven’t had any issues with it being loose or anything but it does have a tendency to snag on certain fabrics.

    Post # 3
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    8071 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I think the scratchiness depends on the prong shape, security-wise a 6 prong ring, especially in platinum is very safe (depending on quality construction of course). More secure then a 4 prong but less than a bezel. I chose a 6 prong because I like how it accents the roundness of the stone (vs the more square 4), and because it’s secure.

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

    zamorski:  I had a .64 ct stone in a 6 prong setting with very dainty prongs, and yet I felt they overpowered the stone and made it look smaller. 🙁 Also, they kept catching on my hair etc. Switched to a 4 prong 3-stone setting, and couldn’t be happier! I also hated the super thin 1.8mm shank, and love my new 2.5mm one, which is so much more comfortable.

    It’s all personal preference, but I would recommend to try some options on before you commit. I personally think bezels are absolutely gorgeous, but wouldn’t want one for myself, so I can see where you are coming from!

    Post # 6
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    278 posts
    Helper bee

    I adore bezel settings so I say keep the one you have, it’s lovely!!

    Post # 9
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    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    zamorski:  yours looks a little closer to the 2.5mm that I have now. The reason thin wasn’t comfortable was that it kept flipping up and down under the weight of the stone, and digging into the skin to the point of hurting (it wasn’t comfort fit). I’m sure it was just me, but I really, really, really hated the thin shank!

    Post # 11
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    1517 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I just love your bezel set now. I wouldn’t change a thing!

    Post # 13
    Member
    278 posts
    Helper bee

    If you want it thinner then go ahead, I think it looks perfect myself. 🙂

    Post # 14
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    2738 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I love a bezel for its security, ease of everyday wear and for not scratching like prongs. I own a very dainty setting with an 8mm moissy from moissaniteco and I find it spectacular. It showcases the stone very well and is secure. The shank is 1.8mm thin and the milgrain detail adds the vintage vibe I like. It is model sol400.

    Post # 15
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    539 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I have never had one issue with snagging or security of the stone. I do have a “designer” 6 prong knife edge setting so my stone was actually sent to them for setting by the jeweler.  it does sit a little high though and for that reason – I do not wear it or my shared prong wedding band to work since I am a nurse and in and out of gloves all day. I’m in the process of buying a plain band to wear. 

    For reference, my stone is 1ct and i feel my setting showcases it perfectly which was part of the reason te designer requests the stone when setting. 

    zamorski:  

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