Round diamond setting question

posted 9 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

My ring has 4 prongs, and I don’t think it makes it look like a cushion. Though mine are claw prongs, so I don’t know if that makes a difference or not.90D09A05-21D7-4B37-9674-2CD067ACD750

Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Mount Princeton hot springs

 @mrsknc      frogplus :  you know, I didn’t think about that but it makes total sense. It’s 2.4 carats so the prongs don’t really create those “corners” that I sometimes saw with the rings I tried on in store- usually around 1 carat or equivalent. 

 

ETA: I had a similar process hahaha. Love all the inntrciate work that’s included in some settings but the classic solitaire just does it all for me!

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Mine is 4 prong with double halo but I haven’t thought it looked lik a cushion before.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

mrsknc :  do I think it looks more cushion when compared to a 6 prong ring? Sure.  But on it’s own I don’t think it looks more square at all.  And I’ve never had anyone think it’s a different shape other than round.

Post # 20
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Worker bee

mrsknc :  I think it depends on the size of the prongs. Ask for small/dainty ones. I was just like you a month ago when I couldn’t decide on my setting. What I know for sure is I want a yg solitaire ring. So I ordered home-preview rings from a jeweler that I could try and chose 4 and 6 prongs solitaires.

From top to bottom, classic 4 prong, classic 6 prong, and 4 prong cathedral. I preferred the look of the 4 prongs as I want to see more of the diamond. I ended up choosing the classic 4 prong although as you see the prongs on the cathedral are much smaller which I liked more. Also, I think claw prongs look nice too! I wish I had mine made into claw prongs. Anyway, here’s my ring:

It may look like a cushion from afar but I don’t mind at all. 

Post # 21
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Helper bee

Not at all. 

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

No not at all! I have super thin claw prongs on mine

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2020 - Round Rock, TX

I know exactly what you’re talking about. However, from what I’ve seen, that square effect is mainly on smaller stones because the prongs take up more surface area. I never see that with stone bigger than 0.5ct!

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I think the design of my setting helps, but I definitely think my stone still looks round with four prongs ๐Ÿ™‚ (sorry for the weird/dark pic… most recent top-down pic of my ring I have on my phone!)

Post # 27
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Worker bee

mrsknc :  happy to show you more photos. I love the cathedral  setting, my original e-ring is a cathedral. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Here is mine! 1.25 ct round, classic 4 prongs which I love because I can see more of the diamond’s beauty. I don’t think it looks like a cushion. 

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