Post # 1
I’ve been looking at wedding bands on James Allen. I really want an eternity band, however I’m not sure what the difference is between a common prong and a shared prong is. Does anyone have actual photos of either?
Shared prong –
Post # 3
did you know James allen has pictures of their rings on a hand? it’s a virtual model, but it will give you a good idea of how it will look on a hand at different angles. in the website, click on the photo and it will give you different options to see it.
I don’t have this ring, but it looks like the diamonds in the 2nd ring (the common prong ring) would be more secure and protected, if that’s what you’re worried about. they might be just a little less likely to chip or fall out.
also, I think the 2nd ring has a more timeless, classic look to it that won’t go out of style. the first one has more of a modern look to it.
whatever you get, show us a picture!
Post # 4
I agree, the common prong looks better.
Post # 5
With the shared prong you see more diamon than you did with the common prong. On commong prong band there are two prongs for every diamond therefore having 2 prongs in between every diamond. For shared prong there is only one prong in between diamonds and each prong holds the diamonds that it is in between.
Try to see if you can see the difference in person. I wanted the common prong before I saw it side by side compared to the shared prong. I think it’s just a personal preference, I wanted to see most all diamonds and less metal.
Post # 6
I agree with roxy821. I like the look of more stone and less metal. Here is my e-ring with a shared prong.
Post # 7
I am a jeweler, I will tell you look wise there isn’t much difference but the common prong is better because it is easier to tighten. Eternity bands are notorious for getting loose over time since you will be constantly hitting the diamonds on the bottom. Good luck!! It’s beautiful!