(Closed) To Prong Or Not to Prong

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

6 prongs can sort of “crowd” the stone– depending on the size. have you seen deathbydesign’s ring? it’s 6 prong and  beautiful! but the center stone is also big.  I’ve seen some smaller stones that looked a little overwhelmed by too many prongs.

I’d suggest going into a jewelry store to look at different sizes of stones to get an idea.  

Post # 4
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163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think an advantage of having 6 is that the setting might hold the stone more securely and protect it better. I don’t think having 6 would particularly make it look smaller but having 4 prongs will definitely show off more of the stone… It just depends what you prefer.

Congratulations, by the way!

Post # 5
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3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

hmmm im not sure about that…. it is possible… ask to see examples so you can compare… also i know some ladies on here have had problems with their bands sitting flush with a 6 prong… just something to think about.

Post # 6
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1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have a 1ct with 6 prongs. I feel it actually adds more to the stone. I went with 6 prongs after doing a lot of research of sizes and appropriate # of prongs to maintain security of the the stone. I have also heard it said 4 prongs give a round stone more of a square or cushion cut look? Not sure if that is true or not. If I had gone smaller than 1, I probably would’ve done 4 prongs because I think it would’ve been too much metal around the stone. Hope that makes sense.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

I also have a 6 prong 1ct round solitaire.  I love it and think that it looks more classic because it is the style of the original Tiffany solitaire.  Don’t get me wrong either way a round solitaire is going to look stunning.

Post # 9
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3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@TheMrs2013: you are right about 4 prong rings sometimes giving a round stone a cushion cut look sometimes. at first I thought my manager’s ring was a square cut, and then I realized it was just the prongs making it seem that way. but I like that it did that!

@MrsFuzzyFace: 6 prongs does have a very classic look, I agree!

Post # 10
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1325 posts
Bumble bee

I say 6 prongs!

1.5 ct is pretty substantial. 🙂

Post # 11
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4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

4 prongs make it look like a diffrent cut? (dont mind my little freakout)

Me and Fi just had long conversations about this. We didnt know if we wanted 4 or 6 I just ordered a 1ct ring with 4 prongs. My resoning around it was i like the way it seemed to present the stone better. But Fi was worried that the 4 wouldnt give as much security to the stone.

http://www.moissaniteco.com/build_your_ring_guide.html

 

This page helped me choose what i wanted dont know if your getting a Moissy But even if your not I think it well help you atleast see the look of the diffrent prongs

Post # 12
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3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think 6 prongs on a 1.5 ct would look amazing, and I’m pretty confident they would not overpower your stone 🙂

Post # 14
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4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@CanadianMermaid: I was asking a customer rep about it and she gave me the link to that page! But i glad i could help and what style are you looking into getting I dont even have mine yet but i love it already lol…

Post # 14
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4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@CanadianMermaid: I was asking a customer rep about it and she gave me the link to that page! But i glad i could help and what style are you looking into getting I dont even have mine yet but i love it already lol…

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think that at 1.5 ct your stone will NOT have it’s glory stolen.

I have a 6 prongs for my 1ct round solitaire and I’ve never thought it looked small… neither has anyone else that’s seen it. lol

I originally wanted 4 but our guy didn’t have a 4 prong on in to have it set (we got my ring from a wholesale diamond dealer) ultimately I’m glad we went with the 6.. I really like the  way it looks and if I loose a prong I DON’T loose my stone <– that there was enough of a selling point for me. lol

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