Post # 1
My boyfriend of 7 years and i have been officially looking at rings! (so fun!) I love the round brilliant stone.My question is, do you have a 6 prong or 4 prong and why?
I am a future Nurse Practitioner, so I need ring stability, but I also fear covering the diamond too much (and likely will wear my wedding band moreso everyday as opposed to the set). What swayed you one way or the other?
What advice would you give? Do you have pictures of either to share? If so, please post!
Thanks in advance ladies! Happy June!
Post # 3
@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
@dfutureNP: I personally prefer 6 prongs with a round stone. I feel that 4 kind of squares the stone off.
Post # 5
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
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
- 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
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
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
4 prongs for me. I prefer the squared look of it against the round.
Post # 11
@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
@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
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
when I was looking at a RB I was going to get a 4 prong, but both are beautiful.
Post # 15
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
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I have six and I chose that because I think it preserves the roundness of the stone