(Closed) Is this setting sufficient to protect the corners of a princess cut diamond?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Will this setting protect the corners of a princess cut diamond?
    Oh, certainly! You should have no worries about chipping the corners. : (16 votes)
    50 %
    The corners are quite protected. It is almost impossible for it to chip, but be cautious everyday. : (6 votes)
    19 %
    I have no idea. : (6 votes)
    19 %
    Eeeesh, you're really tempting fate with that one. : (3 votes)
    9 %
    You think this will protect your diamond? You might as well have bought it chipped. : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Either dish out more money on a different setting or choose a different shape. Not negotiable. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
    Member
    2390 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Mine’s a princess solitaire from Tiffany and my prongs are exactly like that.  I’ve never had any issue and I never, ever take it off.

    Post # 6
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    1020 posts
    Bumble bee

    Don’t worry about the setting so much – no one likes a chipped stone, but diamonds are harder than any other substance, gemstones or otherwise. Your concerns would be more substantiated if you had an opal or an emerald. 🙂

    Post # 9
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    1083 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Mine’s a princess and the prongs look pretty similar to mine. Mine are an L shape on the corners. I’ve never had any problems with it!

    Post # 10
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    2390 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @LostInWonderland:  Well, I had a 4 month engagement, so I’ve only had the ring a bit less than 2 years.  It occasionally snags on a sweater or something, and I’ve scratched my H a couple times in bed (eek!  Nothing serious tho).  With a princess cut the corners are just going to be pointy, but 99% of the time it’s totally fine.

    Post # 11
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    1427 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

    @LostInWonderland:  @Luvdisc:  diamonds are hard, but they are also brittle. they can  chip.  

    EDIT AGIAN: OMG– sorry I keep editing this! looking at your link on brilliant earth, if you scroll down, it does say that this setting can work with a bunch of different stone shapes. anyway, as long as there is metal at the corners, then they should be protected from chipping. 

    it’s a beautiful setting! 

    Post # 12
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    2183 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    I have a princess cut also in a similar setting. I’ve never been concerned about it chipping, and it’s had quite a few run ins with doors or walls that jump in front of it.

    It’s a beautiful, classic solitaire setting… I wouldn’t be worried about it.

    Post # 13
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    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I have a princess cut stone for the last 4 years, and so far so good.  The setting isn’t even as much coverage as that example shows.

    Post # 14
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    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Like a previous poster pointed out, when you select princess shape from the pull-down list under the picture of your setting, it changes to V-prongs. V-prongs will totally cover the corners of your stone (and enhance the shape), so it will be fine! 

    Here’s what your setting will look like with a princess:

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

    @starla:  Oh! I didn’t see that before. 

    LostInWonderland: I still think you could find what you want. Show a photo to a jeweler and they may be able to locate the kind of prongs you love, but designed on the inside specifically to hold a square corner. 

    you can always buy a loose stone from Brilliant Earth and get your setting elsewhere. also: if it’s 100% conflict free you are looking for, look into Canadian diamonds. I think that might be that’s what B.E. sells, and you can find them at other jewelers, such as Ben Bridge. 

    Post # 16
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    1020 posts
    Bumble bee

    @nerdybird:  I am quite aware that chipping can happen. Due to the molecular structure of the diamond, it is more brittle than a ruby or a sapphire, despite being harder.

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