Should I get my diamond reset in a 6 prong ??

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 16
10 posts
  • Wedding: January 2019

My e-ring was originally 4 prongs and we had it re-set into a six prong setting. It’s a 1 carat diamond. I feel much more secure with it in the 6 prong setting, and as much as I loved the look of the 4 prong setting, I love the 6 prong even more. We made sure to get prongs that matched the look of the original so the style didn’t change much. Now, if one prong gets damaged, the stone will still be protected. 


It might be my imagination but I think the stone looks bigger in the 6 prong setting. It may be because it sits slightly higher than the 4 prong setting did. 

Post # 17
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I personally prefer the look of 4 prongs over 6…not really sure why…just do. πŸ™‚

The first thing my mom said when she saw mine was that I should get it reset with 6 as she has lost a diamond before. 

I get the hesitation and to each their own…but I feel like as long as I get it checked every so often to make sure that everything is tight and secure I should be fine. I also have insurance on it if for some reason something unexpected were to happen. I feel like they wouldn’t make 4 prong rings if it was that likely to make you lose a diamond. If I take care of it and watch out for issues…I’m hoping it should be just fine. πŸ™‚

Post # 18
14900 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I  have a 4-prong and never felt that it wasn’t completely secure. I have pretty beefy prongs and a basket so the prong part above the basket is quite short and I have no worrys about banging them up or anything like that.  But if they are done nice and tight, there should be no worries about snagging.  6 is probably more fool proof in that if you do damage one, the stone is still safe, where as if you damage one with a 4-prong the stone will probably fall out.  But chances of that happening to either is probably quite slim and it just an aesthetic preference.

Post # 21
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Mine is a 6 prong solitaire. There’s a slight gap in between my engagement ring and wedding band.

Post # 23
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

 theladycoy :  thank you! It’s a 1.24 carat in a high setting. It feels very secure to me and the 6 prongs still let in a lot of light so it sparkles πŸ˜€

Post # 25
153 posts
Blushing bee

Personally I really prefer the four prong and I think yours looks perfect!!!

Post # 26
88 posts
Worker bee

Go and look at a few and decide for yourself. Personally I love 6 prongs and love how it accentuates the round shape of the diamond. 4 prongs to me makes it look more square witch some people like so it is really up to you. If you like the Tiffany look I would go with 6 prongs. As long as the ring is well made I would not worry about it being unsafe with 4 prongs.


Beautiful rings!

Post # 27
1708 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

theladycoy :  nope never. My guy cleans for me and checks it in the spot while I watch. 

Post # 29
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

The 6 prong does create a gap, but I’ve always heard it makes the stone look bigger and it is more secure. I have the 6 prong because I wanted a more round look and the gap I have isn’t that noticeable to me. Good luck πŸ™‚

Post # 30
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

1.25 with 6 prongs. My jewler suggested the 6 even though the original design was a 4 because of the size. If you are hesitant than go for the 6. I’m never worried about mine falling out. I also hardly have a gap between my bands and my diamond sits up high  

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