(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 # 45
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I have a four prong round solitaire with pave band.  I personally love the look of the four prongs.

     

    Post # 46
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @blingybride:I love your setting!  I have a 4 prong, at first I wanted a 6 prong, but then couldn’t decide if I wanted a princess, etc. So my diamond is round with a 4 prong setting!  I love it!

    Post # 47
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @spaniel: I don’ t think 6 hides the stone at all! I don’t even notice the prongs. But I agree that is it definately much secure and safer for the diamond (or any stone)

    Post # 48
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    mine is 6 prongs with tiny diamonds in between.. its hard to see here but

    Post # 49
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    657 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I prefer 6, but that’s just me! Smile

    Post # 50
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I don’t have my ring yet much I much prefer the look of 4 prongs compared to 6.

    Post # 51
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I don’t really like 6 prongs as it covers alot of the stone. I have 4 double prongs.
    LOVE IT!

    Post # 52
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have a cushion cut, so I have 4 prongs.

    Post # 53
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t really know any pros & cons…but

    I have 4 prongs.  My mom & sisters also have 4 prongs.  My friend has 6 prongs, she originally had 4 but she’s so hard on the hands that her Fiance swapped the setting after she bent 1 of the 4 prongs.  I never thought about my diamond falling out….hmmm…I guess if I were to ever change my setting, I’d go for a 6 prong to make sure that doesn’t happen. 

    Post # 54
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Mine is 6 prong.  I didn’t pick it out – if I had, I probably would have wanted a 4 prong.  Now that I have the 6 prong though, I’ve really fallen in love with it.  I also like the additional security since I tend to be slightly accident prone.  🙂

    I don’t feel that I lose any of the sparkle, or that too much of the diamond is covered up, but then again, I have nothing to compare it to!

    Post # 55
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    After reading this post yesterday, guess what my dream was about last night!  Yup, you guessed it.  My diamond falling out of my setting.  It wasn’t a very exciting dream, but it was enough for me to wake up in a panic & check my ring right away, which was in the box…I sleep on my hands so i don’t wear any rings to bed.  Maybe I should get off these boards, who knows what I’ll read today & dream of tonight 😉

    Post # 56
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Originally I thought I wanted 4 prongs, but ultimately decided on 6 for the reasons stated above.

    1 – More security

    2 – It helps keep the round shape better.

    Post # 58
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    i have 4. love it!

    Post # 59
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I have a cushion cut, so I have 4 prongs. If I had round though, I think I’d base 4 v. 6 on the stone size. I do like how 6 prongs looks round, but when its a smaller stone I feel it covers too much. Up to 1 ct I’d probably want 4 prong… if it was any bigger than that I’d say you could go either way.

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