Post # 1
This is kind of a silly question, but does anyone else have problems getting scratched by their engagement rings? I have a 6 prong solitaire setting, and I think the prongs are too pointy because I keep scratching myself and Fiance (think ugly red welts) and getting it caught on things. I admit we didn’t do much research on different types of ring settings before we bought it. I just wanted a 6 prong solitaire, but it never occurred to me to consider “pointiness” of prongs…?
Does anyone else have this problem with scratching/catching? For the 6 prong bees out there, do you have a special type of shank? After looking around a bit, I’m quite drawn to the “tuliphead” setting but it seems like those are usually 4 prongs.
Post # 3
I have a 6 prong and have no problems. Where did you get your ring? I think I would contact them to let them know you are not happy. I got mine from James Allem and have had absolutely no problems at all.
Post # 4
The new wedding set I’m having designed is bezel-set because I’m always afraid of scratching myself in the eye with the rings I have that have prongs! Have you looked in to bezel set rings?
Post # 5
I have accidentally done that a few times when I wasn’t paying attention, but I got used to it and stopped. The jeweler can always make adjustments for you. If it keeps going, take it in and see what they say.
Post # 6
@Bzztjay: I have a 4-prong, and not only do I regularly scratch myself/DH, but I once scratched a kid at work with it! My favorite kid, too! (his Mom was FURIOUS)
I think it might have more to do with how high it’s set!
Post # 7
Sorry it’s sideways, I’m on my phone, but YES. This was from smacking my hand on the door. The scroll work, while beautiful, digs into my finger all the time.
Post # 8
I have a 6-prong tulip set solitaire. We had the prongs made nice and smooth, so it’s not so much a weapon. It catches fuzz from my sweaters and gloves but not much else.
Post # 9
I have a six prong engagement ring and have yet to have a problem with it. However, I do have a beautiful marquis aquamarine ring and I’ve had to stop wearing it because it causes scratches and wealts.
Post # 10
@MrsChristopher: Yeah, we looked into bezel set rings. While beautiful, they just weren’t “me”.
@BrandNewBride: Oh no! Hope no one was angry for too long!
@taylorkirby: Ouch! Beautiful ring though! I love the color and details!
@almostmrsj: I don’t mean to sound cheeky, but do you have a photo? Or a generic stock photo that shows what it looks like? It’s cool if not! (I avoid asking to see people’s rings because I feel rude doing it.)
Post # 11
I got a low set, four prong, oval solitaire and haven’t had a single scratch from it. It also doesn’t catch threads or fabric, nor does it puncture my lab gloves which was the idea when we picked out the setting.
Post # 12
I have a low set smaller diamond with six prongs and I’ve only had it catch once. I actually had the diamond dig out a good bit of plastic on my husband’s office chair.
I didn’t pay attention to prongs when I made my ring, but I haven’t been scratching myself or my husband.
Post # 13
I did have scratching and pulling-hair-out problems when I had a solitaire.
Post # 14
This doesn’t show the side, and I don’t really have a picture of the side, but you can see the prongs, I guess…
Post # 15
@almostmrsj: So pretty! Even looking at it from that angle, I can tell that your setting is much “softer” and more rounded compared to mine. Thanks for sharing!
Post # 16
@Bzztjay: my fi teases me its a weapon (i got him a few times) i also got my mom my aunt my cousins and friends its a matter of learnign how to move tour hand to avoid them i dont get htem anymore