Post # 1
I’m new here and my boyfriend and I are planning to get engaged soon and we’re looking at engagement rings!! *how exciting* I’ve always been a very simple girl so I knew that I wanted a plain solitaire with a round cut. The only thing I’m debating on is whether I should get a solitaire with 4 prongs or 6 prongs. I know that there are pros and cons to both but what are your opinions? What are your experiences with 4 prongs or 6 prongs?? Is the 6 prong that much more “secure”?
Pictures of your beautiful ring would be great too! (: My boyfriend wants to get a 1 carat round cut and I’m a size 5!
Post # 2
I prefer 6 prongs for a round stone. I just feel it enhances the roundness which is just my preference. I think 4 prongs are pretty as well though. Try them on with both and see what speaks to you more 🙂 Here is my round 1.5 carat moissanite with 6 claw prongs. I wear a 7.75 and think a 1 carat stone would look perfect on your size 5!
Post # 3
I have 4 prong which I love. I think it makes the stone more cushion-y and I just love cushion cuts. I also didn’t want too much metal covering my stone.However, I’m getting more and more drawn to 6 prongs over time – they’re probably a bit more classic.
Mines a 0.8 on a size 5
Post # 4
I struggled with this a lot as well! I always wanted a 4 prong engagement ring. I thought 6 prong rings took too much away from the center stone. When my fiance was having my ring made, our jewler expressed concerns for my diamonds security with 4 prongs. Mainly because the size of my diamond (2.4 carat) After doing some research and presenting it to our jewler, we decide on a “double claw 4 prong ring” and I absolutely love it!!! It doesn’t take away from my stone but it also allows me to have that extra security!
Post # 5
I love a cushion cut but went with a roundifferent and a four prong. It’s perfect for me !
Post # 6
6 on a round keeps it found. 4 makes it a little squarer. It’s what you prefer. Mine has 6 and traditionally antique rings have 6 or more prongs.
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Post # 7
that’s exactly why I like a four prong setting as well. Mine is in a four claw prong basket setting and sometimes when I look down at it, it looks like a cushion cut. I kind of like it 😊. It also seems very secure. I don’t think that thing is going anywhere! I could understand having security concerns in a four if it were an incredibly large stone, but for a ~1 carat I think a four will do just fine.
Post # 8
I went with the 4 because I didn’t want too much metal showing. I think it fits my diamond perfectly. Also, we went for slightly less than 1 carat- saving money but you can’t tell in size! Here’s my .91 center carat Blue Nile ring!
Post # 10
I perfer 4 for the minimal metal showing and simplicity.
Post # 11
I’m a 4-prong girl for the reasons stated above! I wanted less metal and more stone 🙂
Post # 12
Four double prongs! I like the security of the double prongs, but 6 prongs would be too much for me.
Post # 13
Wish I would have gone with a six prong instead of a four!
Post # 14
My preference is 6. Here is mine:
Post # 15
I really love six prongs but have a four prong because I fell in love with the tulip basket of my ring.