Yellow gold, round solitaire, pave e-rings?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I am getting my solitaire yellow gold e ring remade with 4 platinum prongs. I originally liked the look of 6 prongs because it made the diamond look more round, but now I feel like it kind of looks clunky and overwhelms the diamond… I prefer the more minimal look of a 4 prong. All the jewelers I’ve talked to (and I’ve talked to so. many.) told me that as long as the ring is made well and you check regular, there isn’t a big difference in terms of security between 4 and 6 prongs. Here’s what my set is going to look like (the band will be yellow too) 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Oops just saw you said pave e-ring… oh well, you get the gist! 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I don’t have a pave band, but I do have a yellow gold, four prong, OEC solitaire. I had gone in leaning toward a 6-prong solitaire. The one major decision that my Fiance contributed to the whole ring decision was the suggestion for the 4-prong solitaire. He preferred the look and the fewer prongs do allow more light to go through it. I am very pleased with the 4-prong.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

not a pave band, but yellow gold and a six prong! (this is before it was reset. it’s now in white gold and it actually fits my finger)

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

It won’t let me edit so i’ll just make another comment.. I personally like the look of the six prongs more than 4. My promise ring was a four-prong and it look kind of square. Also, safety was a big thing for me because it is a large investment for FH and myself so I wanted to be sure to keep it as safe as possible.

My cousin has a ~1ct center stone with four prongs. She was working at a grocery store and her ring got hit between two shopping carts. One of the prongs broke and the diamond fell out. She looked for hours and finally found it laying on the ground, but i know a lot of people aren’t that lucky. If one prong breaks on a 6-prong, it definitely isn’t as big of a deal if ONE prong breaks on a 4-prong  

I would say safety over everything, plus it gives it a nice, round look. But I know there’s plenty of people who have never had a problem with their 4-prongs. It honestly just comes down to preference. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Not pave, but yellow gold with white prongs. You can also get a 6 prong where the 2 “extra” prongs are east/west instead of north/south, if that makes sense. So they’re less noticeable because they blend into the band sort of. I got 6 prongs for security, but I’ve heard the six prongs is what actually makes the diamond look bigger (if it’s white metal prongs) because it blends in and makes it look like part of the diamond. Idk. I like the look of 4 prong and wish I’d known about east/west setting but oh well. This is what I ended up with πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Newbee

zerogravity94 :   I have a 7mm Forever One Moissanite on a 5.75 size finger. The tiny stones on the band are white sapphire. I absolutely love 6 prong because it keeps the roundness of the stone like you said. I also love that my prongs are yellow gold because I love the warmth it brings to the ring overall. I just got engaged on Wednesday, so I’m excited to be able to contribute to a thread! Let me know if the photos don’t show up. I’m new to this!

Post # 13
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Newbee

@zerogravity94 It is very thin! Only 1.3mm. I plan to be very careful with it, but I have also read on other threads that many bees haven’t had trouble with thin bands. I love the look of delicate bands, so to me it is the perfect look. I will update if I have any concerns about how thin the band is. So far so good! We picked it out from Rosados Box on Etsy. It’s a customized version of the Dora.

Post # 14
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Newbee

@zerogravity94 Here is side view and front view of my ring. Sorry in advance for the poor lighting in my apartment. 

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