(Closed) 6 prongs vs 4 prongs- Please share your thoughts/advice/ and PICTURES of both :)

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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5507 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@dfutureNP:  I think it just comes down to personal preference. I have a four prong because I like the look slightly better. But really, you can’t go wrong with either! My ring:

Post # 4
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3042 posts
Sugar bee

@dfutureNP:  I personally prefer 6 prongs with a round stone. I feel that 4 kind of squares the stone off. 

Post # 5
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2905 posts
Sugar bee

I like six for larger stones or really small ones (under .3, and over 1.5) and four for the middle range. I have four on mine. 

Post # 6
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64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Congratulations!! 

I agree that it is personal preference. There is no wrong answer, which is great! My fiancé went with six on the advice of the jeweler. 

 

 

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Mine’s a 4-prong and it seems super sturdy.  It’s actually a 100-year-old heirloom and the setting is not loose whatsoever.  Like a PP mentioned, it does make the round stone seem slightly squareish, I guess, but I’ve never really thought about that or been bothered by it.

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have a round brilliant with four prongs and I like it because it looks like a round/princess-cut hybrid because the prongs make the four corners almost.  The six prong definitely looks more round because of the placement of the prongs.  So I guess it just depends on the look you’re going for – I wouldn’t worry about the security of the diamond with a four prong.  It’ll be in there nice and snug regardless 🙂

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I personally much prefer the look of 4 prongs. I work in a lab with lots of gloves changes and I’ve never had a problem with my ring which is pretty low set with 4 prongs. I do have an oval which is a bit different, but my ring was meant for a round cut. My Jeweler remade the head for the oval and believe me there is no way my stone is going anywhere that sucker is on there really good.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

4 prongs for me. I prefer the squared look of it against the round. 

Post # 11
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3101 posts
Sugar bee

@dfutureNP:  My advice is to go with your gut.  Look through a lot of ring porn, try on a lot in stores, and go with whatever attracts you most.  6 prongs are supposed to protect the stone better, but of course mine chipped in the 6 prong setting.  For my new one I’m going with a 4 prong, just because that’s the style of my new ring.  I think either can be beautiful on a good looking ring!  What’s your style?

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@dfutureNP:  Really depends on the prongs. The classic 6 prong Tiffany setting (like actually from Tiffany’s, not the replicas) have very delicate prongs. I don’t like the thicker 6 prong solitaires. Four prongs is nice too, but it leaves more of the girdle exposed so I’d be worried about chipping it.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I love my 6-prong setting, which the jewellery recomended for extra security. One thing to keep in mind is what you plan to do with the wedding bands. My 6-prong setting made it impossible to purchase a straight band so I had to design a curved band to fit in with it. It wasn’t my ideal solution but I loved my e-ring so much (and had sentimental value so didn’t want to change anything about it).

 

 

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

when I was looking at a RB I was going to get a 4 prong, but both are beautiful.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

I much prefer 6, because 4 makes a stone seem square rather than round and I also think 6 makes the stone look larger because it creates more of a continuous circle to the eye. With either, the prongs should be thin and dainty, not obtrusive and chunky. 

Post # 16
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6208 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I have six and I chose that because I think it preserves the roundness of the stone

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