Post # 1
Hi, bees. I’m in the final stages of customizing a ring with MoissaniteCo and the only thing yet to be decided is what tips I prefer for my prongs. I am torn between standard/rounded and claw style prongs. It’s a six prong 7mm round moissanite, if that helps.
Anyone care to weigh in? I’d love to see pictures and hear experiences, especially of round solitaires but any other shape would also help.
Post # 2
schmeebee85 : 6 is a lot of claws. I think they look better when you only need 4. Plus claw prongs are going to look outdated soon. Not that that matters, almost everything ends up looking dated and who cares anyway. But since you’re asking…. if you absolutely love them, go for it. If it’s more of a passing fancy “that’s kinda cool” thing, I’d get regular.
Post # 3
I personally have claw for 6 I think the other style is to much metal
I don’t know anything about claw looking dated this is the first I’ve heard of it being a trend currently
Post # 4
I love claw prongs! That’s my vote 🙂
Post # 5
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I love claw prongs so that’s my vote. I had to google it because I would’ve thought 6 would be too much claw on a stone but actually loved the look! Post pics when you get it!
Post # 6
Same with hearing that claw prongs are a trend. Didn’t know that. I have a four prong solitaire with claw prongs. I think it looks very classy, sleek and sexy. Rounded prongs just seemed a little chunky imo. Picture for reference.
Post # 7
I have both types of prongs and while I love delicate claw prongs, I have them on a 4-prong solitaire setting for a cushion cut. If you’re unsure of making the commitment, remember that chunky rounded prongs aren’t you’re only alternative. I’ve seen beautifully delicate rounded prongs (think classic Tiffany six prong) and those would never take away from the beauty of your center stone!
Post # 8
Another vote for claw prongs.
Post # 9
Can anyone tell me what prongs mine are? Are they just standard?
I like the photos of the claw prongs but I think these (if mine are standard) are also nice and understated.
Post # 10
I’ve got double claw prongs on my cushion and I absolutely love them. I am surprised to read that some people thing claw prongs are a trend or will appear dated. Prety sure they have been around a long time and they will be here to stay.
Bottom line – get what you love.
Post # 11
I LOVE claws, I had double claws on my antique cushion and my new setting will also have double claw prongs. Claw prongs are actually an old style and often on true vintage and antique rings. The original 1886 Tiffany 6 prong setting is listed as ‘claw prongs’. I personally don’t like ‘button’ prongs, they look like blobs of metal to me. You notice them, and detract from the stone in my opinion. That said, jewelry is very personal, we all like different things for different reasons. There’s no right answer, it’s just what YOU like the look of better.
Check out CVB Designs and Erika Winters for claw prong inspiration!
Post # 12
I got claws on my custom ring. I prefer the look because I find the standard claws too large/distracting. That’s my own personal taste of course. I have never found that they get caught on things more easily than any other type of prong, btw.
Post # 13
schmeebee85 : I LOVE the look of claw prongs over round ones. The stone just looks so elegant and somehow more expensive to me! Here are some pictures of ovals
Post # 14
I vote for claw prong. I never paid much attention to the prongs and didn’t realize how much they make a difference until I changed the setting on my ring. I chose the new setting based on the band and didn’t even notice the prongs. It’s a double claw now and I love it! Here’s the old and new.
Post # 15
I have claws prongs, and I LOVE them. Mine is a 4-prong setting with a cushion diamond, but I think 6-prong claw-style settings with rounds look beautiful.