Has anyone switched their 6 prong setting for a 4 prong one?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Prior to proposing my Darling Husband had the setting changed from 6 to 4, he preferred the look. I love it with 4 prongs. No idea on cost though.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@Purple_Bride:  I have a different setting altogether than my original one, but when I had my original setting I did change it from 6 prong to 4.  I have a 1.2 stone and I felt that 6 prongs were a little much for it, so for a .5ct I would say yes to switching it.  It will allow a lot more light in!  I can’t comment on price because our jeweler did it free of charge since I changed it right after the proposal, but I don’t imagine it would be that expensive.  

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I actually went the other way – 4 prongs to 6 – but my stone is over a carat. I tend to feel that if you have a stone under a carat 4 prongs do look a bit better, IMO. Especially if they have claw prongs! Claw prongs really make a difference. My first solitaire had bulky prongs and now my new one has claw prongs. Here’s a great example of nicely done claw prongs:

Here’s my first solitaire with four prongs. Definitely pretty, but as you can see my prongs look MUCH bulkier than the claw prong example I posted above.

And here’s my new one with six claw prongs

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I guess I should have included a picture

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I am planning on going from 4 prongs to 6. I just like the look of 6 better, since it matches the Tiffany setting. My ring is not a Tiffany, btw. Anyway, here are some pics of a larger solitaire in a 4 prong. Mine is 2.4 carats, but just over 8 mm wide on a size 5.5 finger.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I am planning on going from 4 prongs to 6. I just like the look of 6 better, since it matches the Tiffany setting. My ring is not a Tiffany, btw. Anyway, here are some pics of a larger solitaire in a 4 prong. Mine is 2.4 carats, but just over 8 mm wide on a size 5.5 finger.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My original e-ring was about .42ct and it was originally in a 6 prong setting.  I changed it to a 4 prong setting and I thought it looked soooo much better.  Sorry I do not have a photo.  I currently have it in a pendant in a 3 prong setting.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Mine is 1 carat solitaire with 4 prongs. I actually love the look of the 4 prongs better than the 6.  

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@6598731ssfse3:  Your set is beautiful.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

Where can you find settings with elegant claw prongs?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I currently have a one carat round diamond solitaire, and I absolutely plan in the very near future to change it to a four prong setting, but witha thicker band, maybe with diamonds, not sure.    I just love the look of 4 prongs, because I think it shows more of the diamond.  I love my ring,  but I think I’ll live it more with 2 prongs less!  Here’s my current ring with 6 prongs

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

luckyladylaterinlife35:  If you haven’t already, I would NOT change your prongs. Your ring is absolutely PERFECT as is. 😊

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Kingbee2012:  I haven’t done anything with it just yet,  maybe won’t do anything after all, especially since former Fiance and I broke up a couple months ago.  I still wear it occasionally on my right hand.

  I currently have a different project with a 3 carat champagne colored emerald cut moissy right now, which I’m hoping to get David Klass to work with me on. Thank you for the compliment: -) so flattered someone likes my ring!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

luckyladylaterinlife35:  Yes, just had to compliment it because it is really the perfect solitaire,  including the prongs. It looks beautiful on your hand, glad you didn’t do anything to it…😉

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