(Closed) Should I get my diamond reset in a 6 prong ??

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
712 posts
Busy bee

I think Tiffany style is 6 prongs, not 4 prongs 

Post # 3
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Garden


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theladycoy :  have you seen in person what a six prong looks like in jewelry stores before you commit? I suggest you do that first. Just to get the feel of it

Post # 4
241 posts
Helper bee

I prefer a 6 prong setting. It is supposed to make the diamond look bigger from a distance but I like it because it makes the stone a little more secure because if one claw is damaged or loosened etc there are still 5 prongs holding it in place. As for the gap, I would just discuss that with your jeweller and see what they can go with regards to the setting.

Post # 5
302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Here’s my .96 round in a 6 prong setting. My set is pretty close to yours!

I have a teeny tiny gap but it doesn’t bother me at all and is not usually noticeable. I think 4 prongs make rounds look a little boxy if that makes sense? My personal opinion of course. You could always go into your local jeweler and try on a 6 prong solitaire setting to see what it looks like to you .

Post # 6
10282 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I prefer 6 prong settings. My husband actually had the jewelry alter the original design of my setting because he knew how much I loved 6 prong settings. So my advice would be to go for it! Not only does it make me feel like my ring is more secure, I also think it looks nicer with my stone. I agree with the PP who said that 4 prong settings kind of square off round stones, making them look more boxy.

Post # 9
290 posts
Helper bee

I love six prong settings for rounds, it looks so balanced and secure. Also, a spacer ring makes the weedder sit more flush against the ering and I love the look of these in twist or similiar.

Post # 10
1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I have a 4 prong- it’s pretty safe, but it also has a basket which helps! Anyway, you should get the prongs checked every few months

Post # 11
3339 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

My grandmother lost her e-ring diamond while raking leaves!! After that, she always gets a 6-pronged diamond. When she had my great grandmother’s diamond reset, she put it in 6 prongs for safety. 

Post # 13
2733 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

I’ve had six prong and 4 prong. I much prefer 4 prong. In my opinion, six prong makes the stone look smaller. A six prong will create a gap. If you’re ok with a gap, then so be it. I really like your four prong and no gap. Insure your ring if you’re worried about prong security and also have the prongs inspected regularly.

Post # 14
1047 posts
Bumble bee

I’ve actually seen 5 prongs on the Bee. I’ve also seen the two extra prongs set “east and west” instead of “north & south” to minimize the gap. I really like that look…

Post # 15
1996 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t like the 6 prong look at all. Mine is 1.7 in 4 prong and it doesn’t feel unsafe at all. I get it checked when I get it cleaned. 

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