Post # 1
Since I am waiting I was just browsing rings, I really want a simple solitare but my question for you ladies who have one, is yours 4 prong or 6 (these seem to be most popular) and what are the pros/cons of either? Or does it matter that much? Please feel free to post what your solitaire ring looks like! 🙂 Thanks!
Post # 3
I have a 6 prong and really love it. the best pro about a 6 prong is if 1 of them breaks, you won’t loose your stone! <— I think that’s a pretty big pro 😉
Post # 4
my 6 prong
I chose 6 because i have a sapphire which is slightly softer than a diamond. With six prongs if I bang it on something chances are I’ll hit the metal and not the stone. Also, If one gets loose, the stone will stay in place.
my six prong with a trellis setting
Post # 6
4. I have a princess cut and to me, a 4 prong would look the best with this cut.
Post # 6
Mine is 6 prong which is highly recommended unless you plan to take off the ring anytime you do anything with your hands that might jostle the ring. I know it seems strange now, but eventually you get used to wearing it and forget that it’s there on occasion and do something you shouldn’t or hit it against something.
I know too many women who have lost the stone after 5-10 years of wearing it! (though they did generally get an upgrade out of the process, so maybe there is something to that)
Post # 7
Four! I like the simplier look of it and less prongs to cover my diamond with!
Post # 8
I have a six-prong, and I really love it. Honestly, I’m not sure what the pros and cons are… I would assume it is mostly just preference. My ring is an heirloom, and I didn’t have to change the setting (it fit just the way it was – a true miracle), so I didn’t really “choose” six prong, but I think I would choose it if given the chance. To me it is a more classic/timeless look, which may be because it is the “tiffany’s” setting. Just thinking out loud here, it might be that more light hits the 4 prong because there is less metal around the stone, but I could be wrong. Sorry I couldn’t help more. Honesltly, I don’t think you can go wrong with either! Here’s a cell-phone photo of my ring if that helps.
ETA: Sorry for the huge photo!!!!
Post # 9
@pinkshoes: I have four and I like it for the same reason! 🙂
Post # 10
I have a four, and I personally like it. At first glance my stone sometimes looks like princess cut even though it’s round. I like the variation. However my stone is also VERY high set so I sometimes think 6 prongs would give me more protection for when it catches on stuff.
Post # 11
Mine has 4. I originally thought i wanted 6, for the same reasons PP have stated but when we compared them in person we liked the way the 4 prong looked better. You can see more of the surface area of the diamond. Im not too worried about losing the stone becase if im doing something that might damage the prongs, i will take it off plus we have insurance.
Post # 12
Thanks so much ladies! Your rings are lovely!!
Post # 13
I originally had a princess-cut solitaire and I only had 4 prongs for the same reason as @pinkshoes :). It really depends on which cut you pick and what you prefer. I like the look of 4 prongs on most stones, but I see the appeal of 6 prongs too
Post # 14
I have a 6 prong but I also have a pear shaped diamond. I don’t think 4 prong would be enough for my pear because of its shape.