Yellow Gold or Platinum prongs?!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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5483 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@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 # 5
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5445 posts
Bee Keeper

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
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3112 posts
Sugar bee

@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
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3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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
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47 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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. Surprised

Whereas platinum simply just moves over. Thereby not actually loosing any metal at all. Wink

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.Cool  

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