(Closed) basket setting vs 6 prong setting

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1081 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My ring is basket setting and I have a 1 ct diamond with it. It’s very safe and my jeweler told me unless I use a tool push the diamond out, otherwise, it’s almost impossible to lose the centre stone.  

And because it’s a bsket setting, I feel safer when i always bang my ring on desk… 

Post # 3
4888 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have a 4-prong baskey setting and I have not had any problems with it. My holds a .75 CT.

Post # 4
2558 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Get what you love and just insure your ring.

Post # 5
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My ring is a round set in a six prong in a basket setting and looks great. Structurally speaking it seems sturdier than my mom’s six prong cathedral setting (which has broken off the band before) or my friend’s 4-prong regular setting (non-basket, but not high enough to be a cathedral set) for her princess cut.

Post # 6
1341 posts
Bumble bee

My ring is four prong, not basket, and feels very secure to me. Don’t worry about them, if you feel comfortable that it’s secure (I’ve seen >1ct diamonds in 4 prong) which it would be, just say you appreciate their concern but the jeweler has given you piece of mind that if somethung were to happen, it’s covered by warranty (sometimes a little white lie can’t hurt)

Post # 7
10569 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Ive had a plan classic tiffany style 6 prong thats high set and a low set basket solitaire that also has 6 prongs..both were very secure..you could do a basket setting with 6 prongs and make everyone happy..heres some pics

Post # 8
1610 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

I have a 4 prong basket setting holding a. 74 RB.  I never have any worries with it and the prongs seem very sturdy. My jeweler never did explain anything about the basket I just knew I wanted it because I was replicating my grandmother’s vintage ering. My mom’s ering has a 6 prong setting and I always feared I would snap it off in a heartbeat since I’m very hard on my ring. 

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