Post # 1
I recently received my beautiful engagement ring. I love the stone, the setting, the sparkle – he did great! The only thing I’m a little weary about is the way the prongs hold the stone.
It is a slightly rectangular shaped radiant diamond (1.15 ratio). My issue with the prongs should be visible from the attached picture (sorry so blurry, this one seemed to show the most detail).
The top right and bottom left prongs look fine – they are positioned towards the middle of the cut corners. However, the other two prongs look off. The top left one is too left, exposing the sharp corner. Same thing with the bottom right – it is too right, exposing the sharp corner.
My question is whether this is how rectangular shaped radiants are generally set because the prongs on commercially-standard settings are designed for square shapes? Or did this vendor do a particularly bad job? Should they have adjusted the prongs to the shape of the diamond, or is that more of a custom order? He ordered online and I don’t want to go through the hassle of returning the ring if this is how these types of stones are set.
Thank you for any help you could offer! I don’t want to make a big fuss about this to my new fiance (who is sooo excited that I loved my ring) if this is how rectangular radiants are generally set.
Post # 3
Very pretty ring, but you are correct, the prongs are a little off. You can either take it to a local jeweler to have them fix them; not sure how much that would cost, or you could send it back to the original vendor and make them fix it. Each prong should be centered on each corner.
Post # 4
Your prongs are crooked. Send it back and have them fix it.
Post # 5
Thanks you both for your help, I really appreciate it! 🙂
Post # 6
i agree with the other girls – i would take it back – you spend money on an ering and they cant even set it right? i’d be ticked off. Hopefully they will do it for no charge
your ring is really beautiful!
Post # 7
@bflytilidy: VERY nice ring!!! I have a radiant square as well and I agree with the others…. you should take it back and have it fixed… I am sure it will be at no cost..
Post # 8
I agree with PPs, I’d get that fixed. It’s not just an aesthetic issue, the off-center prongs are also more likely to be loosened from damage, which means the stone could be lost more easily (I’ve been reading Professional Jeweler Magazine ). They should fix this at no cost to you, as it is their jeweler’s mistake.
Post # 9
Agreed! I used to have a radiant and the same thing happened to me, and my stone was really loose because of it. Please go get it fixed as soon as you can so nothing gets lost, and of course, at no cost to you 🙂
Post # 10
Thank you ladies for all the helpful comments! The vendor actually found one of my posts on another board and is going to custom reset the ring at no charge. 🙂 Hopefully I will have it back soon and will post on the final outcome.
Thanks again! So great to have a site like this.