(Closed) Channel vs. Prong

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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SoonToBeeMartinez:  I’m in and out of gloves all day. I have a solitaire setting with a shared prong wedding band. Honestly, I don’t wanna grime up my ring and I dont want to harbor bacteria all in my ring and possibly pass to patients or even at home. Most days I just leave it at home. I have tested the shared prong with gloves and it doesn’t seem to catch at all, but I won’t be wearing it full time for a few more weeks. I plan on buying a plain wedding band for work. with that being said, I prefer the look of shared prong over channel set. I also have a charm enhancer necklace from Tiffany that I put my engagement ring on when I’m doing something grimy.

here is a pic of my set then I will post a pic of the ring on the charm enhancer necklace

 

Post # 49
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Buzzing bee

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SoonToBeeMartinez:  I very much prefer the look of prong-set. I don’t like the extra metal on the channel-set. You should go with what you prefer, though.

Post # 50
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Bumble bee

Keep in mind when people say ‘extra metal’ it’s not literally extra metal. In prong set, the metal is between the diamonds so it’s just that it is just in a different place πŸ˜‰

Post # 51
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Buzzing bee

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LoveLikeCrazy:  I’ll eventually be in healthcare too and will likely just have a plain band to wear daily or even wear no rings at all to work. The latter is what my SO has said he would expect me to do because it’s most practical in his opinion. If I end up working in the OR, I’ll probably wear nothing. But even if that’s not the case, I don’t like the idea of bringing extra bacteria home and a more detailed wedding band has a greater surface area and a more complicated shape, so it’d be less likely to get as clean as a plain band would.

Having said all of that, I work at a hospital (though not directly in contact with patients) and I see a lot of healthcare professionals who do wear their rings on a daily basis and don’t have problems. As long as patients are safe, hospital procedures are being followed (I know some hospitals only allow plain bands), and gloves aren’t ripping, I think everyone should do what makes them most comfortable. I think you and I are a bit more cautious than most.

Post # 52
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Buzzing bee

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mazz246:  Yup agreed, I certainly meant I don’t like the look of the extra metal in channel-set. I don’t mind it in prong-set precisely because it’s between the stones.

When my eyes see more bling and less metal I am a happier woman. πŸ˜‰

Post # 54
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Bumble bee

Sounds like you’ve made your decision. I like both, so personally dont think you can go wrong either way πŸ™‚ is pave the laser set ones? If so, that’d prob be the only thing I’d suggest against in your situation. 

Make sure you try on lots of channel set if you decide that way. the width of the band and size of the diamond can change your opinion drastically and give it that chunky gap look some speak of. I think I told you how much I struggled to find a thin one I liked haha

Post # 55
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Buzzing bee

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SoonToBeeMartinez:  I can understand that. I completely forgot to say this in my post (and I meant to), but I personally like the look of a bezel-set or a semi-bezel band more than a channel-set band. And both would be pretty protective, the bezel-set obviously being somewhat more protective. Again, however, you should go with what you like most and will be happiest to wear.

Post # 56
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I do not work in a profession where my rings are in danger of getting damaged. I chose a prong wedding band because esthetically it’s what I like better

  

Post # 58
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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SoonToBeeMartinez: i have a channel set wedding set. I am a medical student and my set is super sturdy! If you want sometime practical but still beautiful I’d get a channel set bad!

  

Post # 60
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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LoveLikeCrazy:  I was looking on the tiffany site and couldn’t find this necklace, do you have a link?

 

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