(Closed) Should I be concerned about my prong gap?!?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
Member
2543 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

View original reply
missmousey :  oh wow I see what you mean but I have no idea if that’s normal or not! Does the stone feel loose or rattle around when you shake the ring? 

Post # 3
Member
84 posts
Worker bee

I think at least one prong in this picture is not normal. (Leftside) it looks like it can easyly catch to something. I think you should meet jeweler and show this picture. Or of this is new then ask there where you got this. Tell us what happens!

Post # 4
Member
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Beautiful Ring, congratulations. My guess is that the tension on the prongs has been perfected to hold your diamond securely. Because the prongs do sit higher the risk of snagging them is going to be greater so perhaps get some advice from a jeweller and see if making them shorter is an option. Its amazing what we find when we obsess over our beauties haha and most times its just us being paranoid but definitely worth getting reassurance, good luck

Post # 5
Member
3929 posts
Honey bee

Yes, I would be concerned. I have a lot of gemstone and several diamond rings, and none of the prongs look like that. Even if it’s holding the diamond in, if you catch a prong or two on something and they bend out, bye-bye stone. Prongs can also break off. Rare, but it happens.

Post # 6
Member
379 posts
Helper bee

View original reply
missmousey :  I’d check with a jeweler. You don’t want to risk losing the diamond!

Post # 7
Member
4811 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Yeah, those prongs are not well done…or even done. The prongs should be “cut” for the girdle and then bent over to hug the crown facets. It looks like they entirely forgot to do this on at least 1-2 from what I can see, maybe all, or they used the wrong size setting for the stone, dropped the stone in and called it a day. I have had and have seen many prong settings and that is not how they should look.

Contrary to what anniem said, a prong setting should not be relying on tension alone to hold the stone like that – it is not a tension setting. Shortening them won’t be enough as they are not even cut/wrapped around stone and would just increase risk of losing the stone.

This diagram shows what they SHOULD do – the good prongs image obviously:

There is also a big risk of them snagging and pulling/breaking, and yes, losing your stone.

I would go back to the jeweler who made it and have them correct it. If they can’t or won’t, go elsewhere.

Post # 8
Member
2260 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’d talk to the jeweler.  I’d be worried that something would snag on the prong, causing to break the prong.  (even if you lost one prong, the stone probably wouldn’t fall out right away, but snaging it on stuff all the time would be really annoying either way)

Post # 9
Member
74 posts
Worker bee

Beautiful ring! I would definitely go see the jeweller to have this fixed. This increases the chance of the ring snagging something. I hope your jeweller (the one where u got this from)can fix it for you at no extra cost.

Post # 10
Member
857 posts
Busy bee

Do you have insurance on the ring? This way if anything falls apart, they would replace it?  That could ease some anxiety!  Beautiful ring 🙂

Post # 12
Member
2156 posts
Buzzing bee

View original reply
missmousey :  yeah that’s definitely not right. and if the jeweler can’t seem to see the problem, then i would return it or take it elsewhere. hopefully they’ll get it back and fix it. good luck!

Post # 13
Member
1468 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

You need to take it to an unbiased jeweler and get an opinion. I’d be concerned if it looked like that. Its a beautiful ring otherwise though!!!

Post # 15
Member
379 posts
Helper bee

I had a similiar issue. The original jeweler said it was fine, and another said it was risky, so I paid about $200 to fix it.

The topic ‘Should I be concerned about my prong gap?!?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors