Post # 1
It’s been on my mind a lot lately, so I took it to a jeweler today to see what they had to say. I have a one carat round solitaire in white gold. I tried on the same ring in 6 prong and really liked how it enhanced the roundness of the stone. They quoted me $135 to change it to 6 which seemed very reasonable to me.
I wear my ring 24/7, and it’s gone on some adventures the last couple years so I know 6 prong would probably be more secure. I check all the time to see if it’s loose and whenever I smack it against something I obsessively check. DH says he likes the 4 prong, but certainly doesn’t care if I change it, especially if it gives me peace of mind. 6 prong also seems much more classic to me.
But for some reason I’m still on the fence! Does anyone care to weigh in, for or against changing to 6 prong?
Post # 2
I greatly prefer the look of 6 prongs for a round stone! Most of my friends have 4 prongs but I think 6 is so much nicer. I guess its personal preference but that’s my opinion. Do it!
Post # 3
If you like it…just do it? I mean, I think this is really all down to personal taste. Yes, 6-prongs are a little safer (and I prefer the look of 6-prongs too) but many do fine with 4-prongs for a lifetime, and 6-prongs aren’t a guarantee against the diamond chipoing or cracking either. The key with any amount of prongs is to treat your rings nicely and get them checked and inspected fairly regularly. Bezels are even safer, but I am not someone who recommends 24/7 wear even then. Sometimes your ring is just going to be safer at home. If 24/7 wear is important to you, just put it in as safe as a setting as you are willing to, insure it, and carry on.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
I say go for it. I prefer 6 prongs over 4 in a solitaire. It will provide more security, enhance the roundness and overall it’s just very classic looking.
Post # 5
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
My RHR is a 1ct and I have 6 prong. I love the fact the diamond is better secured.
Post # 6
I think 6 prong rounds are beautifu! Not only does it protect the diamond, it also accentuates the shape of the stone.
Post # 7
Why did you get a 4 prong setting originally? It just strikes me as odd you would want to change it so soon (a year) after the wedding when you must have chosen it for a reason. Regardless, it is a reasonable fee to have it changed. I have a personal preference for a 4 prong setting, but it depends on the size of the stone, as sometimes a 6 prong looks better on a smaller stone (to my eye anyway).
Post # 8
I say if it’s on your mind a lot, go ahead and make the change . . . for all the obvious reasons just stated, or just because you like it better. And, if sometime down the road, you should decide that you want the 4-prongs back, change it again. They’re simple enough to swap out. You should be happy with what you’re wearing. And if you want to wear the ring 24/7, then you ought to do that too. Enjoy!
Post # 9
For simple solitaires, I prefer a 6-prong setting. I had a 4-prong setting and realized that it wouldn’t work for my lifestyle. I like to wear my ring almost all the time and decided a bezel setting was the most secure for me. Do what is best for you and get (or keep) what you love!
Post # 10
I’m all about it for security and aesthetics! And it’s not costing you an arm and a leg so why not.
Post # 11
This is my 4 prong…you can’t see it but my diamond is set super high. I really like it on a round stone. My moms solitaire is set in 6 and she’s always bending prongs. I would do what makes you happy.
Please forgive my ring for popping up in every post. I’m newly engaged lol
Post # 12
I too wanted to change to a six prong. I had a four prong ring from Blue Nile and I love four prongs for the amount of stone that shows… doesn’t cover it up as much. I did have it re-set in a new six claw prong and I LOVE it! It doesn’t cover up the stone or alter light play like I was afraid of… it is beautiful and truly gives the stone a more true round look and honestly, people say that a four prong makes a stone look bigger because it shows more, but actually, with six, it surrounds the stone and makes it more substantial looking. Go for it!!! Hope this helps!! Here’s the four and then the six.
Post # 14
6 prongs are the best, but I may be biased 🙂
Post # 15
I love the simplicity of a four prong setting and like how it shows more of the stone. A good jeweler will ensure that it’s secure. I have mine checked regularly and have never once had any problem with it. I’m hard on my hands too.