Post # 1
I’m new here and I was considering a marquise for my engagement ring. A solitaire that is. But what I notice is some have these v-shaped prongs and others have regular prongs at the tips of the diamond. What is the norm? Is it just personal preference and what do you have on your marquise?
Pictures would be helpful! Thanks a lot
This is an example of what I mean:
Post # 3
I don’t have a marquise, but my mom does, and she has the v-shaped prongs. Obviously I’m partial since I’ve seen her ring for years, but I think it looks nicer how the v hugs the shape of the diamond, and I would think that it probably protects the diamond more.
Post # 4
@AlliRae: Oh okay. I figured it probably protects the ends a bit more. I’m sure it’s beautiful thank you. I’ve always loved marquise.
Post # 5
I dont have a marquise, but I just have to say that I prefer the look of regular prongs.
Post # 6
Here is my triple marquise sapphire =) Mommy gave me this one. She had had it for atleast 20+ years when she gave it to me. You can see they have the v prongs too, and are set in a sort of bezel like basket.
Post # 7
@LadySnow: I don’t have them anymore because they were from an ex, but I had a regular pronged marquise diamond and an amythest marquise that was v-shaped. I like the regular prong on a solitaire and the v shaped prong on rings with multiple stones like HelleCat’s multi-sapphire ring. To me the regular prong sets off a single stone best but when there are several stones, the unbroken lines of the v shaped prongs frame the grouping out best. IMHO
Post # 8
@LadySnow: My E-Ring is exatly like your first photo.
I’ve had it 25 years and it’s still going strong. Granted, I don’t wear it much lately, but after the first couple of years I never had it checked for lose stone or tightened or anything.
Post # 9
My ring from my first marriage was a marquise. I had regular prongs, like your first photo.
Post # 10
@Cappugcino: That’s interesting. I’m not sure what I like more so we’ll see.
@FauxPas2012: That’s good to know! Thank you