Post # 1
Hey, Bees! I need your opinions…I have a Verragio e-ring with a 2ct round cut center diamond. The prongs have pave-set diamonds on each prong. I have had issues over the past year with the diamonds in the prongs getting loose and falling out. The first time it happened was about 3 months after I started wearing it, and the jeweler told me it was probably due to trauma to the ring from knocking it against something in my sleep. So, the next time around I was much more careful about only wearing my ring during the day and only when there is no chance of damaging it. About 3 months after that, another diamond fell out! This time they sent it to Verragio and Verragio rebuilt the mount and replaced the prongs with MUCH bigger prongs to support the weight of the diamond (See pics). There was obviously a noticeable difference when the ring came in, and the jeweler told me to wear it for a while and see if the prongs grow on me…so far they haven’t. 🙁 So far it has solved the problem of stones getting loose but I think the tops of the prongs just look too big–what do you think? Does the new ring look disproportionate? Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
I think the new prongs are bulky and take away from the overall look of the ring.
I’m not sure if you should have to make a trade off between aesthetics and functionality though.
Did the jeweler say that’s the only option to keep from losing the pave diamonds?
I have pave diamonds on the undergallery of my halo head and the profile of my shank and I’ve had no issues.
Post # 3
katielew1: yea prongs are bigger but with a 2ct you probably need it Especially with the diamond becoming loose. I don’t even know how it held up in the first one those things are small. It would really suck if you lost your diamond. I say just leave it or find a different setting to support the 2ct diamond.
Post # 4
katielew1: what about changing it to a 6 prong, then the prongs don’t have to be so large?
Post # 5
They do look rather big. I would personally have it changed somehow.
Post # 6
I second the 6 prong suggestion.
Post # 7
I like it post personally
Post # 8
Wow those are some large prongs. I don’t think I have ever seen prongs that large on a ring, tbh. I find it difficult to believe that was the only option to keep a 2ct center stone secure and am shocked that the jeweler recommended that. I’d consider getting the opinion of another jeweler. The 6 prong suggestion is also a great idea.
eta: I re-read and see it was Verragio not the jeweler…
Post # 9
I like how it looked before, so I also suggest the 6 prong solution.
Post # 10
I agree with PPs, go with 6 prongs.
Post # 11
So the pave on the actual prongs is what keeps falling out? Honestly, I’d rather lose the pave on the prongs than have prongs that bulky. I also think the 6 prong idea is a good one too!
Post # 12
I think the base of the prongs need to be thicker, but they should be able to thin and claw the part that goes on top of your stone. And it you went with double claw prongs, it would stll be delicate, but offer more security.
Post # 13
sorry, but honestly I don’t like how the new prongs look at all. I think it really takes away from your diamond. If I was you I would just have a new head put on without the pave stones on it. That’s just me though.
Post # 14
Thank you for the ideas, ladies. I do like the idea of having it rebuilt with 6 prongs, or having the tops of the prongs tapered to a claw/double claw. I’m planning to call the jeweler on Monday and tell them that something needs to be done to fix the problem. I love this setting but I don’t think it was built to support a larger stone–which is really something Verragio or the jeweler should have told us when we ordered the ring to fit the diamond!! And I don’t really like any of their other settings as much as this one…I guess I’m stuck with Verrgio now though.
Post # 15
Just an example… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WjE2KZ6NJM
The prongs are sturdy on the base and hold pave securely, but are delicate on top. I went for a longer claws, because I like that, but they could be shorter still! You just need a good goldsmith. 😉
some perspective for size. And the stone is 4ct