Is this prong too much ?

posted 7 days ago in Rings
Post # 2
6772 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

It does seem chunky. Have you looked at other pears on here? I’ve never noticed one like that but I don’t usually look close either. I’d probably try for a setting that doesn’t have one on the point at all… it’s not like the wider part of the stone will slip out that way. 

Post # 3
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

If all three prongs looked like that, no. Since two are more typical looking and that one is much thicker, yes. 

Post # 4
2098 posts
Buzzing bee

 That is a common prong to use on the tip of a pear to protect it, but yah, it’s pretty chunky. Try using google images to see all of your options. I used “pear diamond tip prong” as the search phrase and got a lot of good examples. Some have 5 small prongs, a look + security that I like best.

Post # 5
71 posts
Worker bee

It’s a V-tip prong, and it’s the best thing you can put on the point of a pear. A stone is quite thin at the point end and needs all the help it can get. This V-tip looks “pointy” because the end of the stone is narrow, so it must pinch in at the top to cover. It looks perfectly proportional from the side (second photo). Edited to add that since you only have two other prongs rather than five, you definitely want a strong presence there.

Post # 6
976 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Shreveport, LA

I just looked at other pear solitaires and yours does seem thicker, can you send it back for them to fix it still? I’m sorry I know how hard it is waiting and being excited and when the day of arrival finally comes there is just something not right! I hope they fix it for you but also had I not looked at others I may not have noticed! Good luck and keep us posted. Oh btw your ring is beautiful that’s a stunning pear!

Post # 8
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

meganailishx :  I also prefer more delicate v-prongs but if you’re getting it filed down I would definitely recommend changing it to 5 prongs instead of 3, otherwise it won’t be secure!

It’s also a little chunkier than other v-peongs you may see because it’s a skinny pear so the tip is vulnerable to breaking. 

Post # 10
4727 posts
Honey bee

It looks a bit chunky, but since you have a fairly elongated pear it may feel more pronounced.

If you want a more delicate v-prong there I would recommend going to a 5-prong setting for added security.  I’m a fan of the 5-prong no matter what on pears because you risk losing the whole stone if you’re unlucky enough to have a loose prong on a 3-prong setting.  I’d only go with a 3-prong on very small pears. 

Post # 12
425 posts
Helper bee

I don’t like that prong at all. I think it takes away from the shape of the pear. My pear was first set in a solitaire setting with a 3 regular prongs. My jeweler said there was nothing to worry about. My rings are also insured so I didn’t think twice about the tip getting damaged. 

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