Post # 1
I have decided to set one of my moissanites in a plain tapered band, but can’t decide if I want 4 or 6 prongs. I would love to see some pics! Also tapered rings along with wedding band would be interesting to see. 😊
Post # 2
I have a solitaire with a tapered band and I absolutely love it! Mine doesn’t have a super distinct taper, but it is a gradual one. Hope these help 🙂
I took a photo so you could see how it tapers.
This is with my wedding band:
Post # 3
6, unless you do something really fancy like the double claw! those are gorgeous.
Post # 4
I initially thought I would post in here … then decided not to because I was afraid my pics might not be helpful. The taper in my solitaire is very gradual and subtle, so I wasn’t sure it was what you were looking to see. Also, I know there are many others on the board who have rings that fit your request so much better.
But … seeing as how you haven’t yet gotten a lot of replies, I once again changed my mind and decided to post. So, I hope my picture can help at least a little.
My solitaire isn’t a white/clear gemstone. It’s a London Blue Topaz. It’s in a basket setting, but the basket comes up into 4 prongs that loop over the stone. If I didn’t have it in a basket, I probably would have preferred 6 prongs. Sometimes, I still think I should have asked for 6 prongs … but that might have been too much metal looping over my stone. Anyhow …
The taper in my band is very subtle and gradual. And it is not a huge taper. The band is 2.5mm and it tapers down to 2mm on either side of the stone. I can see it in person, but I’m not sure how much it really shows up in pictures.
Post # 5
- Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery
I don’t have a tapered solitaire, but I did a quick search and I think I’m partial to the 6-prong, it makes the diamond look more round. But, if you kind of like the squaring off, almost cushion effect, 4-prong is the way to go. Either way, you can’t go wrong with a classic solitaire!
Post # 6
Those pics were helpful, thanks! That’s the kind of tapered band I’m thinking of. I have always liked 4 prongs better from pics but when I looked at rings IRL the other day I really liked the ones with 6 prongs.
Decisions decisions decisions…. 😄
Post # 7
My previous e-ring was a solitaire with a tapered band!
Post # 8
Now we’re getting really close here! 😃🙌 May I ask what size the stone is? And how many mm are the rings? Just for reference.
Post # 9
The stone is 0.59 ct and the band of the e-ring was 3mm at its widest. My wedding band is a little less than 2mm.
Post # 10
I know this is unrelated but I think I’ve found my ring twin (except mine doesn’t taper)!
Good luck with your ring, SwedishBee! 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2017 - The Tall Ship Elissa, Galveston, TX
My ring tapers with a little twist, and it’s one of my favorite features:
Post # 14
- Wedding: November 2015 - Winery
Man it’s hard to photograph the taper! -___-
Post # 15
mine is not a super obvious taper but just enough, 6 claw 1.09ct