Post # 1
So I am still a couple months aways from my proposal but I think I’ve finally chosen the setting I want from my sweet and generous boyfriend 😉
i want a solitaire set in a delicate yellow gold pave band. I cannot make up my mind about the prongs though!! I lean towards yellow gold because I’m not sure i like the two tone look.
Post # 3
@mousiegirl: It doesnt really look two-tone. In fact, you and other probably wont even notice platinum prongs. I thought that was always how they set (at least clear) stones so they look the brightest but I know now you can get, e.g., a yellow gold basket for a yellow diamond or sapphire. I am designing a rose gold solitaire but asked for platinum prongs and I dont consider it two-tone. It blends with the diamond. Just my two cents! 🙂
Post # 4
@wrkbrk: your response really helps, actually! I Know you can request yellow gold prongs but I guess most people dont because the platinum prongs just blend in. Thanks for your input 🙂
Post # 5
I would probably go for platinum prongs because they’re more durable and most experts say the yellow gold prongs can make the diamond look slightly yellow.
Post # 7
@mousiegirl: I would definitely use white prongs. It minimizes a stone’s yellow tinting and I find that you can’t even tell (at least with mine).
Post # 8
I agree with PPs that platinum prongs wouldn’t give a two tone look. Are the prongs on your chosen setting really substantial?
Post # 9
Platinum! – stronger prongs make for piece of mind.
But why? well, beyond just the color, – ask yourself “What about wear?”
Did you know that gold when bumped/rubbed onto a surface actually COMES OFF.
Whereas platinum simply just moves over. Thereby not actually loosing any metal at all.
Both my jeweler and goldsmith let me in on a little tip, hope it’s ok to share…
Cotton bedsheets are like sandpaper to your prongs… it wears them away a tiny little bit each night while we sleep. So, ladies, it’s a good idea to take your ring(s) off Before bed and NOT in the bathroom.. a bedside table is a perfect perch.
Post # 10
Ya’ll are awesome! Thank you!! (My boyfriends southern so I can say ya’ll 😉
Post # 11
@BlondeMissMolly: I think that’s what I’ll do. Thanks 🙂