Post # 1
I made a thread recently with many wonderful and helpful comments. Through that discussion I felt I needed to start another thread to focus on this 4 vs 6 prong debate. I know there are threads out there like it, but in regards to and oval cut and if the setting has a basket seems unique.
For an Oval cut stone (.6 carat) Will a 4 prong be secure enough? Since it has a basket setting does that add to its security? Or is 6 prongs the way to go? Looking at the Stuller style # 123416 & 123226
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2019 - City, State
For an oval, I prefer the 4 prong. 4 prong is plenty secure and aesthetically, I don’t think the 6 prong is all that appealing. The prongs on the sides detract from the shape of the stone IMO.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2018 - Location
4 prong will be secure. 6 would be overwhelming for a 0.6 oval in that setting
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2016 - Temecula, California
DEFINITELY the 4. The 6 prong is way too much.
Post # 5
I prefer the 4, I think the 6 prongs consume the stone too much X
Post # 6
I think 4 would be much better. I have a .7 oval with 4 prongs and I don’t think it would need 6 at all,m.
Post # 7
I had a 6 prong that I reset to 4 due to the top prongs getting caught on stuff and scratching me! It’s the same stone but looks much bigger and more classic to me now.
Post # 8
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Thank you all for your responces! I just really want to get this right and I will consider the 4. Since this is a basket setting will that make the 4 prong even more secure?
Her and I are very active.
Beautiful ring!! And very helpful. I think I like the 4 prong better in your pictures. What is the carat size/ring size if you don’t mind me asking?
Post # 9
Four prong all the way.
It lets more light in and doesn’t take away from the diamond as much as the six prong. I do have a four prong e ring with a basket though so I could be biased 🙂
Post # 10
I have 4 prong oval and it’s plenty secure!
Post # 11
Thanks! It’s a 7x5mm moissanite which is equivalent to a .94ct oval diamond on a size 5.5 ring. I’ve found that it doesn’t feel any less secure with fewer prongs due to the basket setting. However when I go camping or rock climbing I tend to just wear a plain gold band or nothing at all just as it’s not usually worth risking deep scratches in the gold or damaging the prongs or stone, no matter how secure the stone is.
Post # 12
I would definitely do a 6 prong basket.
Post # 13
2.1 carat oval 4 prong basket setting, it’s very secure. The 6 prong changes the overall look and takes away from the stone unless you have like a 3 carat or higher. Good luck in your decision and get the one that makes you happy!
Post # 14
I would say 4 claws is plenty secure enough, what’s your intended carat weight for the stone? I agree with PP if it’s above 3 ct then maybe consider the 6 again. Anything below that, stick with the 4 because 6 will smother the stone.
Post # 15
Very nice! I am looking at a .6 oval and she has 4.5 hands.
Carat weight is .6.
Thank you all for your opinions so far. Since it looks like this setting has a basket, does that add security to the stone?