(Closed) Deciding between two nearly identical e-rings

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which ring?
    Ring 1: Slightly thicker band with 6-prong setting : (13 votes)
    33 %
    Ring 2: Slightly thinner band with 4-prong setting : (27 votes)
    68 %
  • Post # 3
    3968 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I would go for the thinner band (I just have a delicate style… my e-ring… well ok I’m still waiting on it ๐Ÿ˜‰ is going to be about 1/3 carat ) even though it’s a 4 prong, and choose the diamond that’s more sparkly

    Post # 4
    31 posts
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I personally have had a “puny” ring as you call it when I was with my first husband, lol (tho I have an amazing ring now from my current FI). I loved it with all my heart and would have loved anything that I got this time around as well! Don’t let the size of the stone say anything! ๐Ÿ™‚ All rings are beautiful because of the meaning behind them! My old one was a single 1/4 ct with no side diamonds and a plain yellow gold band. I can say for me that I would go with the slightly thicker band and the more secure setting. I have lost diamonds of small size before (even smaller than that) and am always about security. I don’t think that it is going to detract form your sparkle factor at all. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 6
    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    You generally don’t need to worry about prong security until you get upwards of 1.5 carats or larger – so you are right that it won’t make much of a difference on that front.  Depending on how the prongs are designed, a 6 prong setting could make a diamond look more round than a 4 prong.  BUT, I think the thinner band will showcase the center stone better anyway.

    It’s hard to judge based on descriptions, but I would probably go with the thinner band.  Also, it sounds like your e-ring will be asymmetrical – you should also consider what wedding band you would wear with it (a straight one with a gap? or a custom one that fits right up against your e-ring?).  I almost went with a sine curve-ish e-ring setting but at the last minute, I decided to get a traditional symmetrical one.  I am so happy I did!  Now I have the option of wearing my wedding band by itself without it looking weird.

    Post # 7
    2273 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I personally would go with the 6 prong but that is because I prefer the look over a 4 prong. Also as it has a wider band I would go for that BUT I have a large ring size (9) so a mm would look crazy tiny on my hands…. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 9
    3692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’d go with the six prong.  I just think it looks a little nicer.

    Post # 10
    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If it helps, I have a fairly small stone (under a 1/2 carat equivalent) in a six-prong setting and I don’t think it affected the “sparkly factor” at all.

    Post # 11
    1470 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    you wont lose out on the sparkle with 6 prongs, the way the diamond is cut and the light bounces around in it is what makes it sparkle.  I would go with the security of the 6 prong and a thicker band, I like the way the thicker bands look, I have a thicker band myself and love it!!! When I do bump into something with my ring I also feel a lot better knowing that its will be a bit stronger

    Post # 12
    11418 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I personally have always loved the look of a round diamond in a four-prong setting, because it makes the diamond appear square from certain angles. However, that is a personal preference, and, yes, it does make the diamond less secure than a six-prong setting.

    Whenever we’re trying to decide between two options, I think most of the time we really do have some preference, even if we’re not exactly sure how to determine what it is. I would suggest going back to the jewelery store and taking pics of both of rings on your hand, and that may help you to decide.  Or, ask a woman sales associate there to model both rings for you, one after the other, so that you can see what they look like on someone else’s hand. For some reason, I think it’s easier to decide how much I like something (a piece of jewelry, a handbag) if I ask someone else to model it for me.

    Post # 13
    4657 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i love the 4 prong setting. 6 seems like a bit much. i have a 4 prong so maybe i’m biased.

    Post # 14
    4657 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    4!!! i think 6 is too many. it hides the diamond.

    Post # 15
    14656 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    The thinner 4 prong band. When you pair it with the wedding band, the set will look thicker.  I looooooved my 2mm band when my e-ring was alone, now I feel like the matching 2mm w-band with it drowns out my center stone a bit.  I think i would have picked 1.5mm bands if I had the chance to try them on together before buying.

    Post # 16
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I prefer thinner bands and in this case, the 4-prong. Mine is also a 4-prong, I just like the look better. I prefer daintier jewelry in general though, my e-ring is “only” a .5 carat center stone, I think TCW is like .75.

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