(Closed) Should I get a bigger diamond or get small prongs?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
2678 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

I actually really love the contrast of the prongs with your diamond! Would you have to sacrifice diamond quality to get the 1 carat? What if the bigger diamond doesn’t fix your issue, what’s your game plan then? I, personally, think that your ring is beautiful and should be left as is, but I’m pretty sentimental so take my opinion for what you will haha.


Post # 3
165 posts
Blushing bee

I think it looks good on your finger! I vote smaller prongs – or whatever makes the most sense financially.

Post # 4
5017 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

The prongs looks very prominent. If you are on a budget I would first have the prongs redone before considering a diamond upgrade.

Post # 5
5155 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

You can just have them remake or maybe shave down the prongs a bit. That is a lot more affordable than going from .71 to 1, unless you downgrade in quality a lot too, which I do not recommend.

Keep in mind that the corners on princesses are pretty vulnerable, so generally you want a bit of protection around there.

Post # 6
3610 posts
Sugar bee

It looks fine as it is, but if you must make a change I would shave down the prongs.

Post # 7
894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It is a lovely diamond – I wouldnt change it. It does look like the setting head is meant fr an oval…..dont they have prongs that are a little different for most square cuts? I dont have a square cut, but I am feeling that those prongs are more suite to a round stone. I might be crazy…not sure. I think the ring is simply beautiful overall.

Post # 8
15038 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

At this point after 2 months, you’re probably past the return policy and would have to eat the cost of that ring AND put in all that money again and then some for a 1ct.  If he wasn’t ok with the cost of it the first time, i doubt he would be ok with spending it all over again plus more for a 1ct just 2 months later.  I would try to reowrk the prongs, see what a jeweler says.  They may not want it any smaller since it’d be more fragile. 

Post # 9
2317 posts
Buzzing bee

Beautiful ring!  I think the size of the diamond is perfect.  If your diamond is princess cut the prongs are probably protecting the corners. I would leave them be.  But if it is a cut cornered radiant I would ask for different prongs.  My prongs taper and almost disappear on top.  You could ask that they taper your prongs.  

Post # 10
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

The diamond is a beautiful size, so I would say downsize the prongs. 

Post # 11
9462 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

That’s a beautiful diamond. I agree with PPs about seeing if you can just shave the prongs down a bit.

Post # 12
835 posts
Busy bee

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meganbesler: def smaller prongs. that stone is perfect in size i think, so beautiful.

Post # 13
1611 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

Don’t touch that center stone! It is beautiful as is. The size is prominent on your hand and it sparkles nicely. If you must do anything, alter the prongs slightly as long as the corners will still be protected. But that ring, as is, is perfect on your hand!

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