(Closed) Solitaire? 4 prongs or 6?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Does your solitaire engagement ring have:
    4 Prongs : (225 votes)
    53 %
    6 Prongs : (190 votes)
    45 %
    A different setting (Please tell about it!) : (8 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 30
    674 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have a princess so I went with a four-prong.

    Post # 31
    893 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I tried on many different types and I disliked the fact that 4 prongs on my round stone made it look square. If I wanted my stone to look square I would have chosen a princess cut 🙂

    So, surprise surprise, mine is a 6 prong. And I love it! It looks like a pretty crown from the side.

    Post # 32
    4161 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Gosh, I had never even paid attention to the prong count.  I have a 1.01 ct princess cut with 4 prongs.  I really like how the round stones look with the 6 prongs though, on some of the pictures PPs have put up!

    Post # 33
    26 posts
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Mine is a “4 v” bezel setting. I like it because it reminds me of a tulip. We were either going to go with this one, an antique Edwardian ring, or a bezel set sapphire. This is a screenshot from the website because I don’t have any photos yet.

    Not sure what size the stone in the pic is, but mine is a little smaller (.62 carats)



    I don’t get to wear it until after Bonnaroo (the music festival we’ve gone to the past 3 years) 🙁

    He has had a romantic proposal planned for over a year so we’re waiting until then to tell everyone. Yes, we’re silly but he really wants to do his fantasy proposal. I’m not supposed to know it’s happening at Bonnaroo but I heard about it because he was so excited he told everyone we know….

    Post # 35
    3774 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2004

    Thank you, for me there is nothing like diamonds and sapphires together.

    Post # 36
    591 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    4 prong.  I think six would look silly, especially with my setting. 

    Post # 37
    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I have a four prong emerald cut solitaire but I say 6 prong if you are getting a round b/c my soon to be sister-in-law lost her 2.5 carat stone when ONE prong broke on her ring.  If it had been six prong it would not have fallen out.  She now has a new stone in her now six prong ring.  Laughing

    Post # 38
    6659 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I have a 6 prong solitaire and while it is more secure than a 4, I think I’m going to have it switched to a 4 eventually. It’s set too high due to the setting and amount of prongs. And i like how the 4 prongs look better. I didn’t give this enough thought before we got engaged, we went shopping once together and only to Tiffany so I never tried on a 4 prong.

    Post # 39
    660 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I always assumed I would like a 6 prong but when my husband picked out my e-ring he had it set as a 4 prong instead. I love how it looks because it makes it even more sparkly, you hardly see any metal at all. Not a great pic, but it’s the best I culd do.

    Post # 40
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I have 4 and I love it because you see so much of the stone- but my sister has 6 and it makes hers look larger than it is.

    Post # 41
    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i think its a combo of taste and stone shape. if its round, i think it can go either way, but if its a square, or cushion type, four prongs probably would be best.

    Post # 42
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I have a 6 prong and I love it!


    Post # 43
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I depends on the cut of the stone.  If it’s round, I say 6 prongs.  It will keep you from loosing it if a prong ever breaks.  And you don’t want to loose your special stone!  Plus, I think 6 goes well with a round stone.  My fiance paid extra to get a 6 prong setting instead of a 4 prong one just to make sure I don’t loose the rock if I break a prong.

    If the stone is square, four prongs probably looks better.

    Post # 44
    4802 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have a four prong round solitaire. I really like the look of the four prong as I think they dont stand out as much…I dont really notice them when I look at the ring.  I think six prong is safer for the diamond, but mine is on a protection plan that if I ever lost the diamond it would be replaced as long as I get my prongs checked twice a year.

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