(Closed) Advice! 6 prong? 4 prong for solitaire? Show me yours!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn


redpeonies:  i have a 4 prong solitaire, just a smidge under .7 and i LOVE it. i prefer the look of a 4 prong – i think it shows the stone better and gives it a ‘frame’ rather than a surround. lol, i hope that makes sense!!  

i would say as long as your prongs arent super thin then your stone will not fall out. i wear mine ALL the time – very rarely take it off and i havent had a wobble or chip yet. (wearing it for 3 1/2 years) if you buy if from a reputable place then im sure they will look after you and your ring should anything happen to it. 


Post # 17
39 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think it comes down to your own preferences. A four-prong setting lets the diamond shine a bit more, since it’s not as covered up, but it can make a round stone look square. Many people think my diamond is a princess cut at first glance. Six-prong settings are more secure, and show the shape of the diamond better. Both are lovely IMO, you can’t go wrong. Conrgats on your new ring!

Feb 15 ring

Post # 18
1245 posts
Bumble bee

The security also depends on the prongs. I don’t think any of my prongs would snap, they are attached to the shank. It’s very sturdy. I prefer 4 because you can see more of the diamond, I like seeing the whole diamond in profile view, but as  the diamonds get bigger 1ct + i’d be more inclined to lean towards 6 as you see lots between the prongs anyway.  


Post # 19
8601 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I like how 6 supports the roundness. 4 squares it off.

mine is very open on the sides- a key thing to look for!


Post # 20
5521 posts
Bee Keeper

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GreaterisHE:  I have two diamond solitaire RHRs (and just ordered a moissanite one), and a diamond pendant, and they’re all 4 prongs. Obviously I don’t wear them daily, but I wear them frequently and have had no issues. I personally just prefer the look for 4 prongs, I think it looks ‘cleaner’. 

Post # 21
802 posts
Busy bee

I like the 6 prong on rounds and 4 prongs on like cushions and other stones. I’ve seen many rounds that have 4 and they look amazing too. 4 prong on rounds help make it look a little square and 6 prong helps show the round shape more i think. it’s all about personal preference. I like feeling 6 prong is more secure

Post # 22
448 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - sandcastle

heres my 4 prongs

Post # 23
1210 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Modern, Classic, Fun

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GreaterisHE:  mine is a 4 prong, and I love it! I think it’s really just personal preference though. They say 6 prongs are more secure, but I’ve had zero problems with my ring, and I’ve banged it into so many things because of its high setting. Personally, I just like the shape of the 4 prong, 6 prongs will give your stone a very defined round look, if that’s what you’re going for. 

Post # 24
3058 posts
Sugar bee

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GreaterisHE:  I love six prong because I feel like it helps maintain the round shape of the diamond more, 4 prong makes it look more cushion-like.  Plus, I feel that 6 prongs protects the diamond better.

Here’s mine!

Post # 25
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - State Park

mine is quite a bit smaller than yours, but I only have 4 prongs. looking back I kind of wish I had 6 prongs, I just feel it’s a more classic look. 

Post # 26
727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

I have baguette side stones so I’ve always had 4 prongs. And I have never had any issues with security of the diamond. But in a true solitaire I would prefer 6 prongs. I think it’s honestly just personal preference though. 

Post # 27
3949 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My mother lost her diamond out of her 4-prong e-ring, so my DH went with 6 prongs to be safe. He knew I’d be rough on my ring, too. My setting is a little unusual, but I like how the 6 prongs keep the round shape of the stone.ring2

Post # 28
17 posts
  • Wedding: October 2015

Mine is a 0.5 with six prongs! I love how round they make the diamond look ☺️

Post # 29
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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GreaterisHE:  I think I may be able to help.  I have a 0.75 ct that I originally had in a white gold four prong solitaire, but they decided to switch it to a rose gold six prong setting.




Post # 30
401 posts
Helper bee

I used to be super pro 6 prong and anti 4 prong, but I’ve changed my mind! 6 and 4 are both gorgeous, it just (for me) depends on how dainty the prongs are. With a smaller stone, 4 will allow more of the diamond to be visible and will allow more light through. A 6 is more secure because if you damage one prong, you have five more holding the diamond in. 

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