(Closed) Bees with princess cuts…V-tips vs round prongs?!

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
5159 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

The corners on princess cuts are very susceptible to breakage. One smack on the corner and you could end up with a funky looking trillion. You want them very well protected. I think the idea that v-prongs are sharp and can cut someone is ridiculous. Unless your jeweler is Q and is trying to sneak weaponry into unassuming objects for your day to day spy job, they are just bits of polished metal.

Post # 4
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2000

I think V-tip prongs make all the difference in the world on a princess cut.  It is true that they are very secure, but I feel that the V-tip add to the diamond instead of taking away from it.  Your ring is gorgeous  the way, I love it!

Post # 5
117 posts
Blushing bee

I don’t have a princess cut but I do have a Marquise with v-prongs. I’m pretty rough with my hands and wear my ring often so the v-tips give me a little extra piece of mind. As for the stabbing or scratching, I have accidentally scratched people on a couple of occasions but honestly that’s probably more due to the actual situation, and unless you’ve got ridiculously sharp v prongs you probably wont actually harm people. Saw your ring in another post it’s very pretty- congrats πŸ™‚

Post # 8
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2004

I don’t even know what I have…round, I guess. My setting is higher and I’ve been wearing my ring for over 12 years now. I knock it a lot, but it’s held up beautifully! 

Post # 10
824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I don’t have a princess but I do have experience with both types of prongs. My pear originally had a V prong and I changed it to a rounder type. I prefer the smaller prong because it let’s more light in and I think it has a daintily look to it. They’re both secure but my V prong snagged on things a lot. Here’s the difference (I’ve obviously gotten much better at taking ring pictures too! Lol) 


Post # 12
29 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m not sure what I have either. V tip prongs? I’ve never had a problem with them. Sometimes I might get a bit of fluff stuck on them but that’s hardly ever

Post # 14
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2004

V-tip prongs here! I’ve been wearing my e-ring for 13 years and never had an issue despite knocking it on things from time to time. πŸ™‚ My 1.5 carat solitaire also has v-tips, and I’ve worn that on and off for 7 years without an issue. πŸ™‚

Post # 15
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2004

Maybe this is a clearer pic.

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