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posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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220 posts
Helper bee

I’d probably choose the shared prong. However I’m choosing the tiffany grace wedding band to go w my 1 ct solitare bc it compliments my ring best. It actually is the smallest ct weight out of the rings I liked but looks the best with my engagement ring. I don’t think you can go wrong with either. It depends on which style you like.

Post # 4
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219 posts
Helper bee

@anulka:  Did you try them both on with your ering? did you prefer one over the other? I like the channel set personally, i like that its full eternity.  The shared prong is beautiful though, and if you are prone to things like eczema, you might want to go shared-prong because the channel set has little holes underneath where water can get entrapped and cause irritation.  

Post # 5
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570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

I have a channel set wedding band and I love it.  I can have the sparkle of the diamonds and never have to worry about damaging or losing one.  Being channel set, it is smooth and never snags or scratches anything or anybody.  The channel set band fits my lifestyle.  However, if you like more sparkle, the shared prong would be the way to go.  Either one will be beautiful.  Good Luck!

Post # 6
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524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@anulka:  I personally don’t like, or see the point, in having an eternity band. Half of your diamonds are going to be on the bottom where no one ever sees and they & their prongs will be taking the abuse rather than just a metal shank. I like both channel & shared prong styles, but the second one appeals to me more. Just my opinion.

 

Post # 7
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3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@anulka:  If I understand correctly, your engagement ring is a solitaire with a plain band, right? I personally like the second option for WB. Only want to throw in there, sometimes eternity bands are irritating to the skin of your middle and pinky fingers. If you have sensitive skin it might drive you batty.

Post # 8
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3112 posts
Sugar bee

@anulka:  Pic of your e-ring?  

My own e-ring is channel set.  I love the way it looks and it’s VERY low maintenance.  But I have recently been absolutely loving the look of a shared prong wband!  So I think I might vote for shared prong.

I would definitely do a half-eternity.

Make this a poll!

Post # 11
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@anulka:  both are beautiful and would look great with your ring.  i think shared prong settings have more impact over channel set.

however, with your choices, on the prong set you are losing 44% of carat weight of diamonds for the same price as the channel set.  i personally think you can find a better ring with more diamond impact for the same budget.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I think the shared prong one will look more impressive, no one will really be able to see if it goes all the way around or not

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@anulka:  i agree.  check with the bees on here where they got their rings and the experiences they have had.  ask for recommendations.  i didn’t get my ring from blue nile but i have heard a lot of positive response from there.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@lululee40:  You still have to be careful even though your ring is chanel set.  My husband’s ring is chanel set, and we got it for just the reasons you stated thinking we wouldn’t have to worry about him ever losing a diamond. Well, guess what. One day I looked at his ring and one of his diamonds was missing. We have no idea how it happened, because the ring wasn’t damaged in any way, but one of those little buggers did manage to get loose and fall out. 

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